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Spice Up Your Kitchen With Chefology And McCormick

Spice Up Your Kitchen With Chefology And McCormick
11 Dec
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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently went to The Cooking House in Bangsar for a Meet and Greet event which was jointly hosted by popular brands Chefology and McCormick.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet chef colin edward lim

Chef Colin Edward Lim of The Cooking House had demonstrated 2 delicious recipes – Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad and Basil Crepes with Caramelised Banana, using McCormick herbs and spices to showcase the quality and versatility of McCormick products that are distributed in Malaysia by GBA Corporation Sdn Bhd.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet cheesy black pepper chicken salad

I teamed up with blogger Carol Lam and Rane Chin to participate in the cooking competition after Chef Colin’s briefing session. We were given 1 hour to prepare the 2 dishes.

Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients
1 tbsp McCormick Black Peppercorn Grinder
1 tbsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder
400g Chicken Breast
1 tbsp Oil
2 Heads Romaine Lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
80g Iceberg Lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
30g Cherry Tomatoes, halved
50g Yellow Capsicum, sliced
50g Red Capsicum, sliced
A handful of Red Chard Salad Leaves
A handful mix of Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese

Dressing
1 tsp McCormick Black Peppercorn Grinder
½ tsp McCormick Hot Chilli Powder
6 tbsp plain yogurt

Method
1. Marinate the chicken breast with McCormick Black Peppercorn Grinder and set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Heat up oil in a Chefology Nature Series Frying Pan and pan fry the chicken breast on both sides for a few minutes. Remove from heat. In the same Chefology Nature Series Frying Pan, sprinkle cheese over the chicken then bake in preheated oven on 180oC for 7-10 minutes. Set aside.
3. In a bowl, add in all the vegetables.
4. Combine the dressing ingredients and toss together with the vegetables.
5. Slice the chicken and toss into salad.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet black peppercorn grinder

McCormick Sea Salt tends to be coarser with a higher concentration of minerals because it is harvested from the French Mediterranean Sea. Paired with freshly ground black pepper from the McCormick Black Peppercorn Grinder that provides a warm and pungent flavour, a tasty journey is guaranteed.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet chef colin edward lim basil crepes

Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas Recipe

Ingredients
½ tsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder
1 tsp McCormick Basil Leaves
200g Plain Flour, sifted
80g Sugar
4 Eggs, lightly beaten
400ml Milk
30g Butter, melted

Caramelized Bananas
20g Butter
150g Brown Sugar
6 Bananas, halved
40g Raisins

Method
1. To make the crepes, combine the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Heat up Chefology Nature Series Frying Pan and rub some oil onto it by using a piece of kitchen towel. Spoon a ladle of mixture onto the pan and cook on medium heat until the underside of the crepe is golden. Flip the crepe over and cook for a further minute. Remove the crepe and repeat with the remaining batter until used up. Set crepes aside.
3. To make the caramelized bananas, heat up Chefology Nature Series Frying Pan to melt butter and sugar together. Toss in bananas and raisins. Set aside.
4. To assemble, place 2 bananas and some raisins onto a piece of crepe. Fold into half and half again. Repeat with the remaining crepes and bananas.
5. Serve warm with whipped cream.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet grill mates bbq sauce

McCormick also offers Grill Mates BBQ Sauce range for an authentic American barbecue flavour to any recipe. A bottle of McCormick spice rub is incorporated into the BBQ Sauce which makes it thick, flavourful and excellent as a sauce, dipping, marinade and glaze. This range of BBQ Sauce is available in three mouth-watering flavours – Vintage Smokehouse, Brown Sugar, as well as Chilli and Pepper.

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chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet nature series cookware

During the event, Oasis Swiss Sdn Bhd introduced us the newest additions to their Chefology range of cookware, the Chefology Nature series, comprising a collection of 5 cookware items designed for comfort of cooking in the kitchen.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet nature series cookware

Designed with an ergonomic structure, Chefology Nature cookware is made of die-cast aluminium, with a 6-layer coating that ensures a safer cooking experience. This new series of cookware that boasts a highly durable marble ceramic coating features:

* Durable, scratch-resistant marble ceramic non-stick coating.
* Ergonomic stainless steel long handle for solid grip.
* Even heat distribution with minimal heat loss.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet cheesy black pepper chicken

This energy-efficient cookware inspired by nature is user-friendly and suitable for every household. Made with highly durable lava stone, Chefology Nature cookware works on all stoves, including gas, electric, ceramic, and induction cooktops. It is also dishwasher safe. Chef Colin prepared the dishes using the latest Chefology Nature cookware during the event, where the multiple layers of coating help to distribute heat evenly to enable easy cooking without hot spots.

chefology mccormick blogger meet and greet carol lam rane chin

What a fun and creative experience I had during this Meet and Greet event. I look forward to try out more recipes at home using McCormick herbs and spices as well as my new Chefology Nature cookware.

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