Friday, 10 October 2008

Rocket Rocks!

Define rocket?
  1. According to Wikipedia it is a missile, aircraft or other vehicle which obtains thrust by the reaction of the rocket to the ejection of fast moving fluid from a rocket engine.
  2. To Malaysians it can be the symbol of the opposition political party - DAP [Democratic Action Party]
  3. To a chef rocket can be a type of green salad better known as roquette or Arugula.
Fear not as I am not here to preach anything at all about rocket science. But more or less trying to create a starter that rocks. Real easy to make and in no time your guests will be rocking away about your rocket.

Rocket salad with grape fruit on large flat mushroom

[good for 4 persons]
  • 4 large flat mushroom
  • 50gm of fresh rocket
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for rocket
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for drizzling on mushroom
  • 1 tbsp garlic infused olive oil for plate decoration (optional)
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp of peeled grapefruit flesh
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  1. Wash and dry the mushroom, remove the center stalk.
  2. Lay them on a baking tray, drizzle some olive oil onto the inner cup of mushroom.
  3. Meanwhile prepare salad, mix well olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, honey & salt. Pour the mixture onto rocket and grapefruit flesh. Coat well.
  4. Bake the mushroom at 190C for 8minutes and removed from oven. On a plate drizzle some garlic infused olive oil, place mushroom cup on the plate and top it up with salad. You can also drizzle some black pepper if you like.
  5. Ready to serve.
For sure Rocket Rocks!

I was eyeing cast iron cookware for awhile now and finally it's half price. Therefore without hesitation I bought a 22cm casserole cast iron pot, in burgundy red. Nice :-).


Perry R. Lim said...

Your 'kachang'(cooking paraphernalia) really complete-la!

Christine Toh said...

Thank you thank you :-).

Christine Toh said...

By the way your chim definition of kachang had me looking for Merriam-Webster dictionary :-) ... no kachang at all (hehehehehe)