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Spaghetti and Meatball

Last night, I was craving for Italian food. I wanted something creamy like alfredo but David is not a big fan of that. The only Italian meal he could stand is probably the Spaghetti & Meatball just because of the meatball 🙂 So I made Spaghetti with Real Meatballs, instead of with the cooked meatball package that I usually did.

I used Ina Garten’s recipe for that and modified it to my taste just a little. I used no ground veal on the meatball because I don’t really have access to buy them. For the fresh white bread crumbs, I used whole wheat bread because that’s what I had on hand. I also added more sugar and chunks of mushroom to the spaghetti sauce to suit my taste.

What I post below is Ina’s recipe without any modification. Oh, and also, her Garlic Bread recipe is also worth trying. Ina’s recipes are definitely my favorites amongst the other Food Network chefs. It suites my taste very well.

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Tumis Tuna Pedas | Spicy Tuna Stir Fry

Okaaayyy… I’m going to start writing posts with my cooking experiments in the kitchen. Since I got married, I cook practically everyday. From boiling water to Babi Rica-Rica, it’s almost like I can’t ever leave the kitchen. Today I made Spicy Tuna Stir Fry for our lunch, using just whatever I have in my fridge. It’s a spicy dish and it’s very simple.

Ingredients
½ Tbsp margarine
20 gram onion, diced
4 red chilies, shredded
1 Thai bird eye chili (cabe rawit), chopped (could use more if you like hot & spicy)
3 clove shallots, minced
2 clove garlic, minced
½ package of French Style green Bean, (bought the package in Wal-Mart Frozen Veggie isle)
1 can of tuna (chunks/flakes)
2 Tbsp Indonesian Chilli Sauces (Sambel ABC, etc…)
1 tsp Blacan/Dried Shimp Paste (Terasi goreng)
1 tsp palm sugar
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp white pepper
½ tsp salt (to taste)

Instructions
Heat up a pan and melt margarine.
Stir fry garlic, shallots, onions until fragrant and slightly golden.
Put in red chilies and the bird eye chili.
Stir in blacan and palm sugar.
Add in the tuna chunks, green beans, chili sauces, sugar, pepper, and salt.
Stir fry everything until well blended.
Serve warm with rice.