Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Air-fried Chicken Pie

I always find it quite a chore to make chicken pies as you need to make the dough, cook the filling and bake it. But with the help of the puff pastry sheet and air-fryer, things seem more manageable ;) Here's a good recipe shared by Chelsia.

2 chicken thighs (deboned and cut into cubes)
1 onion (diced)
1 carrot (diced)
2 small potatoes (diced)
Mushrooms (optional)
2 hard-boiled eggs (remove shell and cut into half)
Light soya sauce

Black pepper
Italian mixed dried herbs

Garlic powder
Worcestershire sauce

Plain flour

2 sheets of Pampas puff pastry (available from Phoon Huat)
Melted butter to glaze

1) Season the chicken cubes with light soya sauce and pepper.
2) In a pan/wok, saute onion and add in carrot and potatoes.Add some water to cook the vegetables followed by adding in chicken cubes and mushrooms.
3) Add in salt, black pepper, dried herbs, garlic powder, worcestershire sauce.
4) When the chicken cubes are cooked, sprinkle some plain flour and stir well. Pour in some milk and simmer for the vegetables to be soften.
5) On a non-stick baking tray (of Philips air fryer) lay 1 piece of Pampas puff pastry sheet as the pie base, use a fork to gently poke some holes.
6) Pour in the cooked filling and arrange the eggs on top.
7) Trim off the edge excess to make it neat. Use a brush to glaze the edges of the pastry with melted butter.
8) Cut the 2nd piece of puff pastry sheet to desired size enough to cover the top, I used a fork to press down the edges a little and poke some holes at the center.
9) Brush the top with melt butter and airfry at 180 degree for about 6 mins or until it form golden brown.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Air-fried Char Siew


 I used to roast my char siew using oven and after tried it on air-fryer, I find the latter is faster and tastier ;)

Ingredients (2pax)
200g Pork Shoulder Butt
1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
1/2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 tsp Light Soya Sauce
1/2 tsp Dark Soya Sauce
1 tsp Chinese Cooking Wine (eg Hua Tiao Wine)
1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
1/2 tbsp Honey
1/2 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Chinese Five Spice powder
Dash of White Pepper

Rice and cucumber slices to go with the char siew

1. Slice the shoulder butt meat into 2 long pieces.
2. Marinate with all above mentioned seasoning and leave inside fridge overnight.
3. Pre-heat AF at 200 deg C for 5mins.
4. Place the meat slices on baking tray (without sauce) and AF for 10 mins at same temperature (oil not needed). At 5mins, baste with sauce and flip to the other side.
5. Reduce temperature to 160 degree C and AF for about 15mins until charred at some areas. Same thing, baste and flip at every 5mins interval until done.
6. Cool the char siew a bit and slice.
7. Heat up the remaining sauce and serve with the char siew.

 Oven-roasted char siew, using pork belly