Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tuna Steak

I saw Jamie Oliver's video the other day and really wanted to try out his way of cooking tuna steak... I didn't have the seasoning ingredients that he used, so I used a mix of what I had on hand...


  • Tuna steak (slice thickness of 2cm or more)
  • Olive oil
  • Fajita seasoning
  • Italian seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Mix the fajita and Italian seasonings, along with some salt and pepper. Rub on both sides of the steak
  • Drizzle some olive oil and rub into the steak
  • Set frying pan on medium heat
  • Cook both sides of the steak for 2-3 minutes each. Don't let it cook all the way through (the middle part should be less cooked than the outside, otherwise you'll get a rather dry steak).
  • Take the steak off the pan and rub some olive oil in it.
  • Enjoy!

Tuna Steak and Mashed Potatoes © Osama Sidat

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Shrimp & Sauce

A few days ago, a friend gave me a recipe that sounded interesting. I decided to give it a shot...

Shrimp, Onions, and Bell Peppers, in a Sauce


  • 1 package shrimp (around 350g, I think) - cooked, peeled, and de-tailed
  • 2 Bell Peppers (Red, Yellow)
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelak (chili garlic sauce)
  • 1-1.5 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Soy Sauce
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Melt the butter in a dish. Marinate the shrimps in the butter
  • Heat oil in a wok, medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and sambal oelak. Sauteed for a bit.
  • Add garlic paste, salt, pepper, bell peppers, soy sauce and garlic sauce. (I don't have exact measurements for the latter two, maybe 1/4-1/3 cup each...)
  • Let the sauce and veggies cook for a while.
  • Once the sauce starts to bubble, add the shrimp to the wok. Toss well. Set stove to low-medium heat.
  • Serve! I made mine with spaghetti!
Shrimp with Spaghetti

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beef & Potato Kebabs

A couple of days ago, my Mom gave me an interesting recipe that I tweaked based on ingredient availability and instinct. The results were pretty good, even if I say so myself.


  • 1 lb. beef stew (chopped into small chunks)
  • 1 large potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp green onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Mix together pepper, chilli powder, garlic powder, ginger powder, salt and soy sauce in a bowl.
  • In a pot, add beef, 3/4 of the chopped onion, spices and water. Boil the beef over a steady heat until beef is tender and water has dried out.
  • Mash the boiled beef. Throughly mix it with potato, egg, and green onion and the remaining onion.
  • Form kebabs from the mixture. I was able to get 8, your mileage may vary based on thickness and length of the kebabs.
  • Brush the kebabs with oil.

  • Heat the remaining oil in a skillet. Fry kebabs until light brown. I was able to fry 4 at a time, 5-7 minutes each.
  • Serve with parathas!


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

New Tech Blog!

I just started a new blog at Svbtle, primarily for my tech thoughts. It has an overall cleaner interface that allows the blogger to focus more on the text content than the formatting of the post. I will continue to maintain this blog for my personal stories and cooking experiments, but my tech thoughts can be checked out at, at least until I get a different subdomain up and running.


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