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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Homemade Kaya Jam & Home Cooked Seafood Dinner

It was a Saturday morning and since our early breakfast appointment with friends was called off, we went for our morning walk. 
 After our morning walk, we drove to town for breakfast. On the way home, we stopped at the Ipoh wet market to buy mud crabs and clams (lala) to cook for dinner and also some coconut milk.
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With the coconut milk, I wanted to made kaya jam (coconut and egg jam). It has been a long, long time since I last made kaya. I pounded and extracted some juice from my home grown pandan or screwpine leaves. I prefer the natural sweet aroma of the pandan leaves to the caramel.
I cooked the kaya in a small stainless steel container since the amount is small.
The recipe yields 3 small tubs of kaya. This picture shows only 2 tubs because 1 tub was given away to my neighbour. The colour is pale green minus the dark orange caramel.
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I cooked the following simple dishes for dinner that evening.
 Steamed 2 mud crabs with ginger strips, chopped garlic and Chinese cooking wine.
Steamed clams (lala) with ginger strips and chopped garlic.
Steaming is the best way to enjoy the natural sweetness of fresh seafood. 
Stir fried home grown Malabar Spinach with chopped garlic and salt to taste.


For we speak as messengers from God, trusted by him to tell the truth;

we change his message not one bit to suit the taste of those who hear it;

for we serve God alone, who examines our hearts' deepest thoughts.

(1 Thessalonians 2:4, The Living Bible-TLB)

30 comments:

  1. Your dishes look beautiful. What a lot of trouble you had to go to, I hope they were appreciated!

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  2. You are right, steaming is the best way to retain the freshness and sweetness of seafood and is healthy too. Wow, homemade kaya jam, i want to be your neighbour lol.

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  3. ...the kaya jam is interesting for me, my 15 year old granddaughter is named Kaya and she is sweet too!

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    1. Kaya is sweet and so is your granddaughter.

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  4. Homemade kaya is the best ! Your dinner is a seafood fest LOL!

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  5. Love your spinach dish! You are so talented, you even make your own kaya. I like pandan kaya more than the usual kaya.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Needs the right mood and patience to make the kaya.

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  6. Oh the seafood. My favorite. I'm coming over.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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  7. Todo lo que has puesto en la cena son platos de mi gusto. Yo creo que el marisco a todo el mundo le gusta y lo que son las espinacas, desde pequeña me acostumbré a consumirla.

    Besos

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  8. Coconut and egg jam -- i have never heard of such a thing, it looks very good!

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  9. Something new for me, too! You share the best looking food :)

    Your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week sure made my day!


    My Corner of the World

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    1. Thank you, Betty for hosting. Have a good day!

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  10. Your 'simple' dishes are quite exotic to me!!

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  11. Total fan of all the food you posted here. :)

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  12. La mermelada no la conozco, y la comida se ve muy buena. Un beso.

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