Monday, April 18, 2011

Pasar Tani di Kebun KMG

I cried a bucket of tears a few days ago but I got a basket full of harvest on Sunday. Our kebun (vegetable garden) gifted us with chilies, leeks, okras, white spine cucumbers, angled luffa, Purple King and snake beans. We also had a bowl of Da Cheong Chae babies that have already grown about 10cm tall from thinnings.
Any idea what dish did I decide to make with serai (lemon grass), daun kesum (laksa leaf/vietnamese mint and these ingredient? This is actually the first time, we tasted our home-grown Okra Burgundy. We have been freezing okra harvest since the first pod.
"Snapper masak Assam Pedas" which literally translate as Snapper cook in spicy sour soup? This is a very popular dish in south of Malaysia peninsular. It is sour due to one of the base ingredient which is tamarind juice. The most common type of fish that is used for this dish is actually sting-ray. I remember there was a time when we were travelling south and mom got hooked with this dish. Those eggplant were overcooked by me but they still taste good. Boosted my appetite, ate with very warm rice.
Stir-fried angled luffa with anchovies which Lenay cooked for dinner today as I stayed late at school. It was delicious so sweet and soft to eat.

21 comments:

cikmanggis said...

Salam Diana,how are you today:)semoga dengan hasil kebun yang begitu bagus Diana akan lebih ceria.Cm selalu panggang terung sebiji jangan dipotong kemudian makan dengan sambal belacan...masyallah boleh pitam hehe.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Wow! Wish I were your neighbour. That looks delicious. purrr....meow!

p3chandan said...

Asam pedas tu nampak sedap campur dengan terung lagi best! I love to put lots of terung or bendir. Hope my petola will start to flower soon, cant wait to see the fruits dangling on the plant and cook them like Lenay's.

Robin said...

Everything looks picture perfect....including the food! I think that there may be a stir fry here tonight for dinner!!

~Holly~ said...

Okay, I think I just drooled on myself looking at the snapper dish. Looks so yummy! I've never had luffa before. I've used lemongrass in soups and a curry dish before. Good luck using up your bounty!

Daphne said...

What a beautiful harvest. Your food looks great too. I wish I could taste it though as I have nothing to compare it to.

villager said...

Pretty harvest! I love that burgundy okra.

rainfield61 said...

Hmm, yummy.

Good for my breakfast.

Stephanie said...

Gosh I am hungry! Can't stand your assam pedas fish la. Excellent recipe choice after the bountiful harvest :-D

milka said...

Your brinjal is so kilat i can even see your shadow on it haha. Do you prefer long or round brinjal? I think long ones taste better?? Don't know, haven't tried the round one so far!

I sent you something on 9/4, pls let me know if you have not received it within 3 weeks :)

Green Lane Allotments said...

Lovely shiny vegetables

Autumn Belle said...

The harvest is just nice to make the Snapper Asam Pedas. I like this dish. Bunga kantan, the torch ginger flower buds will add some extra oomph!

kitchen flavours said...

Your round brinjal is so gorgeous! Geramnya! I have 3 seedlings left of the red okra, the other 3 was destroyed. Your asam pedas looks good, have not cooked asam pedas for quite a while, you are making me craving for some! Ovecooked brinjals in delicious gravies like this is really good, all the delicious spicy flavours have seeped into the brinjals! Mmmmm.. yummy! Would love to visit this beautiful and bountiful Pasar Tani one day! :)

hearts_in_asia said...

I never knew okra could be burgundy! It's beautiful.

Cait said...

It all looks so wonderful and so exotic (to me :)) Hungry now!!

cina fong said...

I like that big bazooka aubergine. So shiny purple and beautiful. And thanks for always taking the trouble to drop a comment at my home :)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

CikManggis~ Hehehe...lepas stress bila dapat kutip hasil sayur kat kebun. Sekarang ni tengah intai ada lagi terung kat pokok mungkin boleh panggang untuk hujung minggu ni.

Cat-from-Sydney~Which one look delicious Angled luffa or snapper? :p

p3chandan~ Hope your petola will fruit for you soon. Not sure anymore whether we will have some to harvest again since weather here is getting cooler.

Robin~ I think your cook will definitely be happy with your many variety leave harvest and stir-fry is fast and delicious too.

Holly~ You must try luffa, this is a vegetable that easily soak flavour when you prepare them. Young luffa is so soft and melting in the mouth.

Daphne~ I would have gladly cook it for you so you know how it taste like ;).

Villager~ I love them too. Not sure how long will it produce for us now. But we do have some frozen one. Last year I tried freezing okra and they still taste as fresh after 6 month.

Rainfiled61~Cucumber for nasi lemak?

Stephanie~ I was like a happy cat after having that assam pedas.

Milka~LOL. I think you are right, I can see my shadow there. I like the long ones much more. But the round one is more suitable for curry or dish that takes a long time to simmer.

Sue~Gave me many sunshine in the garden.

Autumn Belle~How I wish for bunga kantan here...alas they won't grow for me here.

Kitchen flavours~Aha thank you for telling me that it is ok to overcook those brinjals cos I was a bit worried. Nanti tak lepas depan mak mentua.LOL. I hope those 3 seedling will grow rapidly for you.

hearts_in_asia~ They taste delicious too. I have never come across of okra seedlings in any of our local nursery.

Cait~ I guess since I grew up with these vegetables, I would not consider them as exotic. But you will be surprise that Rainbow Chard, Silverbeet, Kale, Kohl Rabi I will grow for the first time this fall will be exotic to me;-).

Ottawa Gardener said...

I love the complimentary colours of the okra and eggplant. Nice harvest - looks lovely as a meal too.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Cina~Sometime I read you post but did not manage to drop comment because I was guiltily doing my experiment and stealing some in between incubation waiting time to read. I am very impressive in your knowledge about so many plants especially regarding it medicinal values.

Ottawa Gardener~Thank you. I like colourful harvest.

Malar said...

Leney must be good in gardening and cooking! The food looks tempting!
That's huge brinjal!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

I can immediately think of a sambal eggplant with your beautiful vegetables :)