Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off


Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off


Wootz! We were at Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off at The Cooking House, Bangsar recently. Guess what recipes we created and did we win the cooking competition? Continue to read to find out.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off


My team member, Aunty Lilly, Choi Yen and me had a great time experiencing the latest addition to Oasis Swiss Sdn Bhd’s Chefology range of cookware, Chefology Nature series comprising a collection of 5 cookware items designed for comfort cooking. 

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Teamed up with Choi Yen and Aunty Lilly for Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off

At the same time, we also created two recipes Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad, and Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas during the cook-off 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 Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Chef Collin Edward Lim showed the how easy and versatile to use Chefology Nature Cookware and McCormick Herbs & Spices ~ cooking Braised Short Ribs

Before the cook-off begins Chef Collin Edward Lim showed the how easy and versatile to use Chefology Nature Cookware and McCormick Herbs & Spices to whipped up 3 dishes such as Braised Short Ribs, Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad, and Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
McCormick Sauce, Herbs and Spices, Sea Salt Grinder and Peppercorn Grinder that we used during our cook-off

Here are McCormick Sauce, Herbs and Spices, Sea Salt Grinder and Peppercorn Grinder that we used during our cook-off. McCormicks Sea Salt Grinder and McCormicks Peppercorn Grinder are adjustable grinders equipped with three different grind setting; fine, medium and coarse. With just a simple movement of the dial, we can personalize the coarseness of the salt and pepper from the grinder to suit our meal for a tastier journey. Sea Salt is rich with minerals.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Chefology Nature cookware 24cm Fry Pan

McCormick Grill Mates BBQ Sauce add authentic Amarican barbecue flavour to any recipe. A bottle of McCormick spice rub is incorporated into BBQ Sauce which makes it thick, flavourful and excellent as a sauce, dipping, marinade and glaze. We used the Vintage Smokehouse to marinade our chicken and also added some into our salad dressing. This range of BBQ Sauce is available in three flavours such as Vintage Smokehouse, Brown Sugar and Chilli and Pepper.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Chefology Nature cookware series is durable marble ceramic coating

This new Chefology Nature cookware series is durable marble ceramic coating that is durable, scratch-resistance marble ceramic non-stick coating, ergonomic stainless steel long handle for solid grip and even heat distribution with minimal heat loss. Chefology Nature cookware is made of die-cast aluminium with six-layer coating that ensures a safer cooking experience.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Chefology Nature cookware latest series

Plus Chefology Nature cookware works on all stoves, including gas, electric, ceramic and induction cooktops, not to mention its dishwasher safe as well. The multiple layers of coating help to distribute the heat evenly and its energy-efficient. Chefology Nature cookware latest series consists of 16cm saucepan, 2cm fry pan, 28cm casserole, 28cm fry pan and 28cm wok.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Tadah!!! our Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad and Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas 

We managed with complete our Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad and Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas within the time given plus the garnishing. We improvised both recipes to suit our taste and also creativity.

Here are the recipes for Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad and 
Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad Recipe

Cheesy Black Pepper Chicken Salad
Serves 2-3
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 7 minutes

1 tbsp McCormick Black Peppercorn Grinder
1 tbsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder
400 g chicken breast
1 tbsp oil
2 heads Romaine Lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
80 g Iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
30 g cherry tomatoes, halved
50 g yellow capsicum, sliced
50 g 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.
Chef’s tip: The romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce may be replaced with any combination of salad greens.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas Recipe
Basil Crepes with Caramelized Bananas
Serves 3
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

½ tsp McCormick Sea Salt Grinder
1 tsp McCormick Basil Leaves
200 g plain flour, sifted
80 g sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
400 ml milk
30 g butter, melted

Caramelized Bananas
20 g butter
150 g brown sugar
6 bananas, halved
40 g 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 (optional).

Chef’s tip: You may replace bananas with fresh berries.

Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off
Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off

Overall, I had fun and also a great experience cooking with Aunty Lilly and Choi Yen though we did not win the cooking competition. Indeed the Chefology Nature cookware really easy to use, non-stick we don’t use any oil for at all. The McCormick spices and herbs, sea salt and peppercorn grinder and bbq sause makes all the dishes taste so good and versatile.

Thanks Chefology and McCormick for having me at your blogger meet and greet session. Keep an eye here as, I will be experimenting a few more recipes using Chefology and McCormick products.

For more information about Chefology & McCormick Spice Up Your Kitchen Bloggers Cook-Off, please visit

The Cooking House

Oasis Swiss - Chefology

GBA Corporation – McCormick

1 comment:

  1. Wow...must be a great experienced for you Kelly...

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