Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Sunday, 25 May 2014
|Cut Brocolli into small segments, cut up an onion, crush a clove of Garlic|
soak and chop up some dried mild Chilli, and thinly slice some Ginger.
|Last night I made some Pizza dough....|
simple enough recipe...
(the secret ingredient is a mashed potato)
|for lunch I made a Pizza with thin slices of Tomato, Salami, Black Olives, |
Cheese and Pesto dotted around a bit.
I prefer Pizza that has just a scattering of topping.
|Cooked for about 20 min in a hot oven...|
crunchy and delicious.
Monday, 19 May 2014
|Or what I had for dinner...|
|Grind Star Anise, Coriander and Cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle.|
|Add Ginger, Galangal, Shallot, Garlic, Lemongrass and Lime peel...|
and continue to grind to a paste
|Add dried Red Chillies which have been soaked in warm water.|
|And continue to pound it to a paste.|
|Add Shrimp Paste and Coriander Root...|
and keep on pounding until you have a paste consistency.
|Bring some Coconut Cream to the boil and cook the paste of in that.|
Add some Lime juice and a bit of water if it's too thick...
also add a teaspoon of sugar to balance the flavour.
|Add Chicken Breast cubes and simmer until cooked...|
serve with Basil , Coriander and Rice.
Saturday, 17 May 2014
|After all the inspiration of cooking Vietnamese last night|
I've come home with lots of fun ingredients to try out
|Young Ginger and Galangal, Lemongrass, Garlic Chives, Bitter Gourd.|
|Coriander, Zucchini Flowers and Heirloom Tomatoes.|
|Shallots and Figs.|
|Pork Spare Ribs and a Black Bream.|
|Cut them into 2inch lengths and set aside.|
|Cut up a block of Tofu into slices and then again into squares.|
|Heat up oil in a pan and gently fry the Tofu|
shaking the pan to stop them sticking...being careful not to break them up.
|Add the Garlic Chives and let them wilt down a bit...|
toss over a little Fish Sauce and it's done.
|Take the cleaned Mackerel and marinate in Fish Sauce for 10 minutes...|
then pat dry .
|Deep Fry a couple of the fish at a time until crunchy,|
then drain on kitchen paper
|They'll look something like this.|
|Serve with rice...delicious.|
We also had caramelised Pork Spare Ribs and Bitter Mellon and Egg.
I didn't take photos ...so perhaps I'll have a go at making some myself
and posting about that.
Saturday, 10 May 2014
Sunday, 4 May 2014
Saturday, 3 May 2014
|I've been looking at cooking shows this afternoon...and It's inspired this dish..|
simple, economical and delicious.
|Crushed Garlic, Capers, Anchovy, Parsley and dried Thai Chilly...|
which has been soaked in warm water.
And some Lemon Juice.
|Simply slice the Squid into rings, and cut the tentacles up as well.|
|Heat some oil in a fry pan...quickly fry the Squid, add the chopped Garlic etc.|
Cook the pasta at the same time, and toss through some black olives too.
Season to taste.
|And enjoy all that delicious flavour!|
I grated some Parmigano on mine.