Kambing = Cholesterol!

If there's one thing that my mom forgot to tell me growing up to be an almost perfect woman, that would be; the key to a man's heart is through his stomach! As cliche as it sounds, as absurd as it could be, I can't deny that it is indeed true!

Mom, you really need a guideline on this. Haha. Nah, because Daddy cooked better than Mommy, so its the other way round for her :p

Anyway, Obe is a really big fan of kambing. Like really a big big fan! He can eat mutton curry, mutton soup, or anything and don't even feel guilty with all the cholesterol he consumed in a jiffy. His favourite? Kambing golek, when I sympathize over the kambing kena golek, Obe would be all smiling over the counter waiting anxiously for his pieces to be ready.

When we were in Penang, we went to this mamak shop claimed to be Obe's favourite spot for mutton soup but sadly, it was nothing up to his expectation. He went back to KL half-hearted, he missed his mutton soup.

So I took the initiative. I remembered Dad cooked his version of mutton soup once, and I don't even remember how it looked like. Cis, should have written all his recipes! Then I improvised. I was hoping anything, any memories of Dad's mutton soup would come, but no it didn't.

Three hours later, Obe ate the soup full-hearted, no blinking, no pausing, no disturbance. It was the best mutton soup he ever had. The best thing about this soup was, its a cross between lamb stew and the usual mamak mutton soup. Tak berempah sangat and tak berlemak sangat.

So there I scored :D

Daddy, you're beaten by me! Hahaha.

Mutton Soup
1/2 cup oil
500g cubed mutton, fat removed
1 medium size carrot, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 small packet rempah soup (I used Adabi)
2 tbsp rempah kurma
1 tbsp rempah rendang
1 bombay onion, diced
1 sup bunjut
2 inch cinnamon stick
2 star anise
1 tbsp coriander seeds, roughly punded
1 tbsp black peppercorn, roughly punded
3 inch ginger*
7 shallots*
1 bombay onion*
4 dried chillies, soaked in hot water and drained*
1 lemon grass, diketuk
Water
Salt

*blended
  1. In a deep saucepan, heat up the oil and fry the cube muttons until half crisp. Removed and toss it in a paper towel.
  2. Fry coriander seeds and black pepercorns until aromatic in the same pot as before. Pour in all the spices (sup bunjut, cinnamon sticks, star anise) and wait for a while until aromatic. Next, pour in all the blended ingredients.
  3. Add in the lemon grass and bombay onion, wait for a while. Mix all the rempah together in a small bowl with about 3 tbsp of water. Add it in and wait until bau wangi a bit.
  4. Pour about 3 cups of water, muttons, celery and carrots. Bring to boil, slow down the heat and let it simmer for an hour or two. Add salt.
There, good luck :)

ps: Few days after that, Obe asked for the same mutton soup again. My anwer? "Kahwin I dulu baru dapat. Lalalalalala!"

Comments

LisaLisut said…
ya allah.pandainya masak.lucky ur bf.haha. i tau masak benda simple,campak2 dlm kuali tp kalau masakan yg berat(to me mutton soup ni mcm "berat" haha) mmg i tak pernah try.hehe

and yes,great answer! kawin dlu br dpt mutton soup hari2.hahahahaha
nowa said…
Now i feel guilty sebab tak pandai masak :(
chezzem said…
Lisa:

Haha pasal dulu suka makan *blushing* sekarang suka bagi orang makan pulak hahahaha. Ala try lah mutton soup ni. Tak susah betul! Hihi.

Nora:

Alalalalala. Boleh belajar sayang.. Hihii. Semua orang start dengan tak pandai cuma kena rajin aje ;)
Nur'ain Balqis said…
hahaha..& what was his answer? I hope his answer was "Soon!" :p
kerolizwan said…
Hi Shaleen

Lama tak singgah blog you. How are things? (not that I can't figure in the blog kan). HAHA. Saja berbasa basi *can't believe i use the word berbasa basi :p

Hope everything went well with ya. Selamat berpuasa. And raya too. And reading to this post remind me of Top Chef. Macam alot. (i'm a serious humongous keen big fan of top chef, mind me). Hehe.

Bye.
chezzem said…
Belle: Hahahaha. Tu lah jawapan die bile aku tanye. Play safe haha. Not that soon lah actually.

Kerol: I lupa ada ayat berbasa basi! Hahahahaha. Selamat berpuasa too Kerol! Top Chef? Alamak tak pernah tengok! hahaha

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