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Rachel Kristen
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Thursday, October 13, 2011, 1:16 AM
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The last I remember touching a pot was...a few months ago up until recently.. I took a big step into the Masterchef (bloggers edition) kitchen to cook up a dish. 

Guess which is mine?

 (A)

 (B)

 (C)

(D)

 (E)


So?
I wasn't prepared for criticisms and being graded for my cooking because afterall cooking has always been pleasurable, not stressful. So when I opened that white box (with surprise ingredients), I saw a packet of chicken breasts, capsicums, onions, mushrooms, a potato and tons of herbs on the shelves on my right hand side. 
My heart stopped for a moment and my mind went blank.

We were given 50 mins (more or less) to cook up a dish --and garnishing didn't come to mind!

I was on my way to making grilled honey chicken breast with grilled vegetables up until the real chef (owner of the Cooking House at Hartamas) shouted, "15mins left to go!"


Oh, my dear Lord. What have I gotten myself into. 
I. HAVE. NOT. COOKED. THE. CHICKEN.

There were photographers and people taking videos along the way but I put myself together and quickly started grilling my marinated chicken breasts. That was one hurdle, and garnishing was the worst. I tried the usual sauce under the meat with some leaves but then I was disheartened when chef asked, "Darling, you're not garnishing with that, are you?"

Shy -__-" so I headed back to the sink and started washing my plate again. Apart from whipping this dish, we also learned to cook poached eggs and trust me, it's not as easy as it seems.

I presented my dish to the judges and they thought it was done fairly well :D so I wasn't upset but instead pretty pleased because I had a lot of fun cooking under stress.

Still guessing which is mine?

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The correct answer is (C) by yours truly, though not extremely superb. ;)


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