Grilled Corn On The Cob

Monday, August 30, 2010

A very easy side dish to prepared during BBQ events. All we need is to get some fresh corns and grilled them over the grill. Brush with butter, salt and pepper. Voila, freshly grilled corn ready to be served. Very simple but yet still tasty. :)


BBQ Baby Potatoes

Baby potatoes filled with herbs and olive oil flavour

This is one of the side dishes that I had selected as part of our BBQ dinner menu. As I had just come back from a short trip from Cameron Highlands, I had bought some baby potatoes from Cameron. Thus this is a perfect time for me to prepare this yummy side dish.


750g baby potatoes, unpeeled
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp thyme leaves
2 tbsp salt

  1. Boil baby potatoes until just tender. Drain and lightly dry with paper towels.
  2. Put potatoes into large bowl. Add oil and thyme. Toss gently and leave for 1 hour.
  3. Grill potatoes for 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot.


Nam Yee Honey Chicken Wing

For Nam Yee lovers, you can tried this type of marinades for your BBQ.


10 chicken wings
2 pcs Nam Yee
1 tbsp oyster sauce
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp malt sugar / honey
1 tbsp Shao Xing wine
1 tbsp sugar

  1. Rinse chicken wings and drain well. Season with marinade for 4-5 hours or best overnight.
  2. Placed chicken wings on the grill. Grill for 15-20 minutes until cooked thoroughly and golden in colour. Serve hot or warm.


Smokey Sweet Sauce Chicken Wing

Smokey Sweet Sauce Chicken Wing ready to be served to our guests.

My second recipes for my BBQ wing - a sweet and garlicky flavoured chicken wings. For those who have a sweet taste buds, you can opt to try this flavour out as well.


10 chicken wings
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 cloves garlic, diced
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Rinse and cleaned chicken wings. Pat it dry.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the marinade in a large bowl.
  3. Add the wings and toss to coat evenly. Marinade 4-5 hours or best overnight.
  4. Grill the wings on the gas grills for 15-20minutes until its brown in colour.
  5. Serve warm or hot.


Grilled Mayo Black Pepper Chicken Wing

My first grilled wing from the new gas grill. It was very peppery flavoured.

This is the first selected recipes for my chicken wings. The main ingredients used for the marinades were mayo and black pepper. The wings were infused with the black pepper flavour with subtle taste of mayo. Give it a try if you're looking for some new recipes for BBQ chicken wings instead of the conventional honey baked BBQ ones.


10 pcs chicken wings
1 tsp black pepper
4 cm fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp sweet soy sauce/kicap manis
2 ½ tbsp of mayonnaise
salt to taste


  1. Clean and wash chicken wings and pat it dry.
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend into a paste.
  3. Marinate the wings with the paste for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Grill for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.


The Wings Galore

Chicken wings is always a must when it comes to BBQ session. Few reasons for it to be the must have items in the BBQ as the wings offers us a more juicy, soft and tender meat, easy to be handle and the meats were not too thick which makes our waiting time for BBQ-ing them much more lesser. This is also the must have items which comes into my mind while preparing for our family BBQ session.

My next posts - all about the WINGS..


Satay Peanut Sauce

My first attempt of satay peanut sauce. Loved the flavoursome peanut sauce. Yummy!!

How could I not try my hand on making my own satay peanut sauce as I am already preparing the satay on my own. You can read about the satay recipe here. I had made some amendments from the original satay peanut sauce recipe as I felt it was not spicy enough for my liking.


3 cup dry roasted peanuts (unsalted)
2 cup water
3 tbsp sweet soy sauce @ kicap manis
2 1/2 tbsp sugar (palm sugar preferred)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
4 heaped tamarind pulp (soaked in 1/4 cup water for 15 minutes, squeeze the tamarind pulp for juice and discard the pulp)

Spice Paste:

24 dried red chilies (seeded and soaked in warm water)
6 cloves garlic
6 shallots
4 lemon grass (white parts only)
2 inch ginger (galangal preferred)
2 tbsp coriander powder (optional)


  1. Crush the peanuts coarsely with mortar and pestle or blender and set aside.
  2. Chop the spice paste ingredients and blend until fine.
  3. Heat oil and fry the spice paste until aromatic and smell spicy.
  4. Add the peanuts, tamarind juice, water, sugar, sweet soy sauce and stir thoroughly.
  5. Simmer in low heat while continue stirring for about 3 minutes until the peanut sauce turns smooth. Serve at room temperature with the satay.


Chicken Satay

As I had mentioned previously that I had bought a new gas grill to bring back to Kuantan for my family BBQ dinner. I had searched for satay recipes as I always wanted to make my own Satay and now it's the opportunity to try making satay and utilize my new gas grill. Satay was one of my favourite food items. I always love to dip lots and lots of peanut sauce while having satay. Since it's home made, I had cut the chicken meats into bigger chunks as I love a more meaty bite for my satay.

Marinated chicken meat thread into bamboo skewers

Hot from my newly bought grill.

One set of my home made Satay to be served.


6 chicken thighs, deboned and cut into pieces

Spice Paste:
2 tsp coriander powder
4 stalks lemon grass
12 shallots, peeled
4 cloves garlic, peeled
8 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp chili powder
4 tsp turmeric powder (kunyit)
8 tsp kicap manis
2 tbsp oyster sauce
bamboo skewers (soaked in water for 2 hours to avoid burning)
1 cucumber, cut into pieces


  1. Cut the chicken meat into small cubes.
  2. Grind the Spice Paste in a food processor.
  3. Add little water if needed as the spice paste mixture.
  4. Marinate the chicken pieces with the spice paste for 10-12 hours or best overnight.
  5. Thread the meat on to bamboo skewers and grill for 3-5 minutes each side. Serve hot with fresh cucumber pieces.


My New Toy in Da House

Mummy mentioned about organising a BBQ dinner back in hometown. Since Hubby and I will be heading back Kuantan for this long holiday during the Merdeka week, I had decided to invest in buying a gas grill to be used for the BBQ. Initially I was torn between choosing a charcoal BBQ set or a gas grill type and at the end, my heart sided on the gas grill one as I loved the idea of charcoal-less and less hassle when I wanted to stored the grill back to my store. The only set back of gas grill as I found out after using it was the timing to BBQ the food items are slower as compared to a charcoal ones. It is one of the disadvantages of gas grill but yet it turn out to be an advantage too, we have a lesser tendency of over burning the food items as we couldn't control the fire when it comes to using a charcoal grill.

So everyone, at the end of the day is what you wanted which matters the most. As for me, the most important part is to be able to gather among family members and enjoy the moment of waiting for the grill food to be ready and the chit-chat session in between the waiting time. Now, are you excited to have a look at my new toy...... Here you go.......

My very own professional gas grill.

The interior of the grill.

Let's begin our BBQ session.. Catch up later in my next post for the food items that I had prepared during the dinner..... :)

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