Thai Red Curry

Serves 4 Slice chicken thinly and pan fry in vegetable oil till brown on both sides. Set aside. In a pot or wok, heat a little oil, add the curry paste and some of the coconut milk. Fry until it bubbles and becomes fragrant. Add the sugar and fish sauce and stir well and cook…

Tuscan Chicken

Cut chicken breast open like a book. Place in bowl, add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and olive oil and mix.  In hot pan (not a non-stick), add some olive oil and fry chicken for 3 mins each side, or until brown. Remove to plate. Add the onion and garlic to pan and fry for…

Pad Thai

Sauce Cut chicken into thin strips, cook in pan, browning on both sides and set aside. Dissolve sugar is warm water or chicken stock. Add fish sauce and tamarind, stir well and set aside. Put noodles into boiled water and let soften. Rinse in cold water, strain and set aside. Place small amount of oil…

Thai Red Curry

Loosely based on a recipe of John and Lisa’s Saturday Kitchen, see full recipe here. Serves 4 1 kg of chicken100g red curry paste (Mae Ploy brand is good)30g brown sugar2 tins of coconut milk1 tbsp Thai fish sauce2cm ginger2 lemon grass stalks1 red chilli2 garlic clovesPotatoe and peppers (optional)LimesJasmine rice Slice chicken thinly and…

Spagetti Bolognese

A hardy perennial round these parts. The recipe on the BBC does it well. I made a big batch with 2.5kg of mince which made c. 5kg of Bolognese for the freezer packed into 4 packs, sufficient for four dinners for our family for 7. The recipe below is for 500g mince. Multiple as you…

Mexican Bean and Rice Salad

Salad to accompany Burritos 400g Rice, cooked1.5 tsp Cumin1 x Red Onion, fine dice1 x Green Pepper, dice1 x Lime, juice1 x Lime, zest3 cloves Garlic, minced¼ cup Coriander, chopped2 x Jalapenos, fine dice1 x Black Beans 400g tin1 x Corn Can 200g tin1 x Kidney Beans 400g Combine, chill for 1 hour and serve

Chicken Noodle Salad

Dressing 3 cloves of garlic, minced8 tbsp Rice vinegar1 tbsp soy sauce1 tbsp fish sauce1 tbsp hot sauce1 tbsp hoisin sauce1 tbsp brown sugar Mix dressing ingredient in a bowl and mix well Vegetable 1 Carrot3 Peppers6 Green Onion Julienne the carrot, peppers, and green onions. Herbs etc PeanutsMint, choppedBasil, choppedCoriander, chopped Noodle Capellini (Angel…

Piri-Piri Chicken

Marinade Juice of 2 whole lemon1 head of garlic, minced4 teaspoons salt Piri-Piri Sauce 4 red Thai chilies, you can use more if you like a spicier dish6 cloves garlic, roughly choppedjuice of one whole lemonsalt and fresh ground pepper, to taste2 teaspoons sweet or smoked paprika¼ cup olive oil Chicken Buy a whole chicken.…

Vietnamese Rolls

A more refreshing version of the fried version full of fresh herbs, prawn, pork and noodle, with delicious dips. Ingredients Rice vermicelliLettuceBasilMintCorianderPrawnsLoin of PorkRice wrappersCucumberVinegarHoisin SauceSweet Chilli SaucePeanut ButterSoyCoconut MilkLemonFish SauceLimesGarlic SugarRed Chillis BBQ Pork Cut loin along grain into 2 cm thick strips. Cook on BBQ. As it cooks, turn and baste will mixture of…

Indian Style Lamb Shanks

Braise cook lamb shanks for 3 hours in Indian spices for a delicious curry. Thanks to Latifs Inspired for the recipe. Ingredients: 6 pieces lamb shank (on the bone), seasoned with salt and pepper1/2 cup oil2 Onion, sliced.2 tsp whole cumin4-5 bay leaf4-5 pieces cinnamon15 cloves20 peppercorns12 cardamom15 clove garlic2 inch ginger, chopped10 green chilli,…


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