Month: September 2015

Qatar Eats Cooks: Baked Seafood Foil Pockets

Baked. Seafood. No other words needed.  Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 corn, cut into 2 inch size (frozen will do) 500g. shrimps, shelled and deveined 2 med. sized crabs, cut in half 6 herbed-type sausage ( in Carrefour you can check out the lamb makanik in the meat section), sliced  200g. fish fillet, cut into pieces Spices: 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. paprika pinch of chili powder 1/8 tsp. dried basil 1/8 tsp. dried oregano 1/8 tsp. crushed pepper 1/4 tsp. all spice powder 1/8 tsp. cumin 1) Preheat oven to 160C. 2) Put all the ingredients in a foil. Make sure that the foil is big enough to be folded on its side. 3) Mix all the spices in a small bowl. Once mixed, sprinkle some on the corn and seafood mixture.     4) Shake the foil to distribute the spices. Lastly, drizzle olive oil just to coat the ingredients and to prevent sticking.      5) Bake for 20 mins or so, or just until all ingredients (especially the crabs) are cooked.     Dig …

JG Sandwich Cellar: Ras Abu Aboud St.(Sana Signal)

Friday. It’s that time of the week for a late morning start and hearty breakfast. Since laziness is the theme of the day, hubby and I decided to eat out instead of dirtying our pans and plates.  The pick for this weekend is JG Sandwich Cellar at Ras Abou Aboud St.. It’s like the British counterpart of Ric’s Kountry Kitchen (and their both in the same area).     Unlike Ric’s, this place wasn’t packed, in fact we were the first ones to come in. But what I like about it is that the design has more character. From the table covers to the framed old newspaper clippings and the paperbacks for your reading, I just loved it. And the food was just was cooked just as you would request it.   All in all, it was a very lovely morning, with a lovely breakfast and served by a lovely staff. Lovely, eh?            It’s worth waking up at 8am for this, trust me.  Enjoy!

Cheap Eats: BreadTalk – 01 Mall Abu Hamour

Short Overall Review Located just beside the cinema area of the mall, this bakery and café is gives you a nice break from all those noisy and overcrowded coffeshops in the city. It offer both sweet and savory breads and cakes for a cheaper price than the usual. Although this is the 2nd BreadTalk (?) store here in Qatar, its interior is much better than it’s Salwa Rd. counterpart and more inviting for a sit-down eating.     Their breads and cakes variety may be small but what they lack in quantity, thay make up for the taste and quality.    I like that their cakes and not sickeningly sweet that you would usually get from cheap cakes.  Haven’t tasted their savory breads but I’m looking forward to it.     Price QR 15 pax (approx.) Returning? Definitely. Especially for their Tiger Rolls 🙂