Sunday, May 1, 2022

5 Easy & Quick Sahur Meals 2022 with Ayam Brand

Being blessed to celebrate Ramadan this year, I am happy to share with you on how to prepare easy meals for Sahur with Ayam Brand! Thankfully they have recently released these mini-sized packs, which now make it so much easier to prepare quick and healthy meals. Here are 5 delicious and affordable sahur meals that you can prepare during Sahur.  

Typically,  with some prep the night before we head to bed, most meals can be ready in 20 minutes or less so that everyone can have a hearty meal with minimal stress to carry out ibadah berpuasa from dawn to when the sunsets. With these convenient packs, you can scale these up for a family of four or scale it down for a personal meal that contains a healthy balance of nutrients that you may need to be able to fast. Now, without further a-do, here are some interesting recipes for you to try!

1. Triple Decker Mackerel Fillet Sandwiches 

Skill level: Easy 
Time : 10 minutes 
Serves: 2
Optional prep: boil eggs the night before 

Sandwiches are easy to make, and if you add on more vegetables and a good source of protein such as mackerel, they can be very filling. Here is a triple-decker treat that can be done in 10 minutes. Start by toasting bread, we use wholemeal as it is higher in fibre and has a lower glycaemic index. If you don’t have a toaster, you can toast it in a pan on your stovetop. Open a pull-tab can of Ayam Brand Mackerel Fillets in Tomato Sauce. Take the fillets out, mash roughly with a fork, add chopped onions, and finely sliced chilli, and include some of the tomato sauce for a saucier mackerel spread. Slice a large tomato into thick rings. Wash a large handful of lettuce, dry with kitchen towels.

Set three slices of toast on a plate. On the first slice add a few large lettuce leaves and top with two slices of tomato, then cover with another slice of toast. Next, add two heaped tablespoons of your mackerel mix and spread it out. Optional add-ons: a slice of cheese, a fried egg, or sliced boiled egg. Cover with the remaining slice of toast. Repeat for another triple-decker mackerel fillet sandwich.

2. Nasi Lemak with Fried Chilli Sardines 

Skill level: Easy 
Time : 10 minutes 
Serves : 2
Prep required: Make Nasi Lemak and boil eggs the night before

Cook some nasi lemak the night before – simply add one pack of Ayam Brand Coconut Milk to replace a cup of water when boiling rice, add some pandan leaves and a few slices of ginger. Optional: boil one egg per person the night before.

In the morning, open a can of Ayam Brand Fried Chilli Sardines. Place your nasi lemak on a plate, add two to three fried Chilli sardines at the side, spoon a little of the chilli gravy on the rice if you like it spicy, add sliced boiled egg and microwave for two minutes on medium. Wash and slice cucumber, tomatoes or other ulam as your side dish, add peanuts and fried ikan bilis if available.

3. Ayam Brand Pasta Surprise 

Skill level: Easy 
Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 (leftovers make a tasty Buka Puasa meal) 

This is a go-to meal whenever I’m short of time and is a great addition to your Sahur recipes. Boil pasta and in another pan, empty out two cans of Ayam Brand Sardines in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and fry some garlic in the oil. Add finely sliced chili padi, diced carrots, and a can of drained Ayam Brand Garden Peas, fry until lightly cooked. Next, add a pack of Ayam Brand Chopped Tomato and bring to the boil. Once pasta is done, use kitchen tongs to move pasta to the saucepan. Add a quarter cup of pasta water for a silkier sauce. Stir well until pasta is well coated, dish out onto plates, and ready to serve. You can add some coriander leaves to make it fancy.

4. Fried Sardines and Chips with Peas

Skill level : Easy 
Time: 15 minutes 
Serves : 2 

This is a super easy version of fish and chip that makes a very tasty and impressive-looking Sahur meal. Air-fry enough chips (ready-to-fry frozen French fries or wedges are convenient) for each person. At the same time, open a can of Ayam Brand Garden Peas, drain then add some mint or basil for acidic brightness. Microwave on medium for two minutes until hot. Open a can of Ayam Brand Fried Sardines in Chilli Oil, dip the fillets into tempura batter, and fry until golden. Place two to three fillets on a plate, add the garden peas as a side, then add air-fried chips. Serve with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce. You can top the chips/fries with vinegar or pepper to taste.

5. Thai Curry with Rice 

Skill level : Easy 
Time : 15 minutes 
Serves: 2 to 3 adults 

Some of us need rice and curry at Sahur to fuel our day during Ramadan. While it may seem daunting to whip up a curry/gulai at 4am, Ayam Brand makes it easy. In a pan heat a tablespoon of cooking oil, add two 50gram packs of Ayam Brand Thai Curry Paste of your choice (there’s Green Curry, Red Curry, and Yellow Curry), and fry until fragrant for around 30 seconds. Add 200 to 400 grams of chicken, beef or seafood (smaller cubes or slices cook more quickly), fry until tender, then pour in 200ml of Ayam Brand Coconut Milk. Add vegetables of your choice such as carrots, ladies’ fingers, eggplant, or tomatoes, bring to boil then simmer for five minutes. 

Take what you can use and make it your own. Please season to taste with pepper, salt, sugar, tamarind, vinegar, or other condiments if you want a stronger taste. All Ayam Brand products are Halal, preservative-free, MSG-free, non-GMO with no added flavouring or colouring for healthier, more convenient meals. The fish products are packed with protein, Omega 3 and calcium, while the coconut milk is as good as fresh and equivalent to one fresh coconut.

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