My Indispensable Kitchen Tool

Place some chillis, onions, ginger and garlic in the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender chopper attachment that comes included. Add some brown soy beans (taucheo).
Place some chillis, onions, ginger and garlic in the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender chopper attachment that comes included. Add some brown soy beans (taucheo).

It has been a month now since I have had the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender in my kitchen. I must say that it has become an indispensable tool. It is so very easy to use and being handheld means I can use it to blend directly in my pan or pot for the perfect soup or gravy. I find that it is also a marvellous time-saver to whizz small batches of anything from pesto to the sambal (a condiment that is chilli-based) I so often use in my cooking.

Here, I would like to show you 2 of our favourite foods to prepare using the new Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender.

 

A Hearty Pumpkin Soup

Going to Jack’s Place or Swenson’s, one dish that the kids always order are the soups. They love it with a good sprinkling of black pepper, which they will eagerly twist and crush, and warm crusty garlic bread. Lobster Bisque and Mushroom are undoubtedly their favourites. I am not too sure if they have ever had pumpkin soup when I decided that I was going to make some having picked up a beautiful green freckled pumpkin at the supermarket.

Slice up the pumpkin, remove the seeds and steam up the wedges.
Slice up the pumpkin, remove the seeds and steam up the wedges.
For the soup base, fry up some big onions (sliced) and a clove of garlic. Add chicken breast meat, chopped up carrots and leeks. Add water and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
For the soup base, fry up some big onions (sliced) and a clove of garlic. Add chicken breast meat, chopped up carrots and leeks. Add water and bring to a boil. Add salt to taste.
Combine steamed pumpkin and all the contents that have been boiling in the pot. Add a slice of butter (optional). I used the really useful beaker that comes included with the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender (how thoughtful!).
Combine steamed pumpkin and all the contents that have been boiling in the pot. Add a slice of butter (optional). I used the really useful beaker that comes included with the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender (how thoughtful!).
Whizz away and blend! Before you know it .. its done in a jiffy! Hello golden yellow hearty pumpkin soup! Top with prawn, parsley and freshly ground black pepper to garnish.
Whizz away and blend! Before you know it .. its done in a jiffy! Hello golden yellow hearty pumpkin soup! Top with prawn, parsley and freshly ground black pepper to garnish.

 

Steamed Sambal Groupa

We eat a lot of fish in my household. There is fish daily for dinner, sometimes 2, a fried and steamed version. To keep taste buds tantalised and dinner interesting we often try to attempt different ways and recipes to cook up our slippery swimmers.

It’s a bit of an oxymoron, to me anyway, to feature sambal in steamed fish, for largely, anything steamed is deemed to be ‘qing’ (light and clear, easy on the palate and stomach). This chilli-based condiment is usually reserved for fried dishes.

I was not very keen to fry up my groupa friend and wanted to enjoy the delicious flesh moist and soft. We have done to death steaming our fish in variations of soy sauce with ginger, salted vegetables with tomatoes and sour plum, teochew style etc. So I experimented.

Place some chillis, onions, ginger and garlic in the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender chopper attachment that comes included. Add some brown soy beans (taucheo).
Place some chillis, onions, ginger and garlic in the Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender chopper attachment that comes included. Add some brown soy beans (taucheo).
Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender - My Indispensable Kitchen Tool
Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender – My Indispensable Kitchen Tool

You know, somehow, I get this reassurance with this great team up between Philips and Jamie Oliver. The latter for his commitment to bring to households all over the world easy quick healthy meals and the former for their advancement in manufacturing household appliances that eases us off our daily chores. It cannot get any better for a home chef.

Start the easy whizzing.. whizz.. whizz :)
Start the easy whizzing.. whizz.. whizz 🙂
Steam the fish. Next to it, fry up the sambal till fragrant. I added black soy sauce to the mix. Flavour according to taste and how you like it. Top the sambal on the steamed fish.
Steam the fish. Next to it, fry up the sambal till fragrant. I added black soy sauce to the mix. Flavour according to taste and how you like it. Top the sambal on the steamed fish.
That’s it! Delicious moist groupa flesh accompanied by the spicy aromatic sambal! Serve immediately. Perfect!
That’s it! Delicious moist groupa flesh accompanied by the spicy aromatic sambal! Serve immediately. Perfect!

 

The Philips Jamie Oliver Hand Blender features the innovative ProMix blending technology, ultra-sharp titanium coated blade, and new and improved metal bar cage, you can direct all 650W power straight into your pot, pan or roasting tray. Plus, with three simple attachments and turbo speed, this essential bit of kitchen kit will save you time and effort every day.

Handblender Keep life simple with the PHILIPS | Jamie Oliver range which includes a food processor (S$268), blender (S$128) and handblender (S$108). Available at leading electronics and departmental stores.

Disclaimer : This is a sponsored post. Product attributes mentioned are provided by Philips. Opinions are 100% my own.

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