Garnish for that perfect bowl of congee: ginger, fried onion, garlic, soy sauce with chilli, scallions & fresh coriander recycleplastic
These barbecue ribs are dwarfed in my grandmother’s old enamel roasting pan. The pork in Asia is always so tempting, and as nature intends, “it’s the other red meat” — not, “the other white meat.” Rouge- and pink- fleshed porcine is a far cry from the cardboard dry white-fleshed pork sold in the West. Additionally, Asian […]
Christmas Stollen ready for the oven. Afterwards, two heavy coatings with butter & powdered sugar, then ageing till Christmas. Question: this recipe calls for glazing with egg white prior to baking, but won’t that hinder the butter absorbing after baking? Any stollen experts wish to comment? Macerating dried fruit in rum for my Christmas […]
Simple is best: peanut appetiser with chopped chillies, scallion & salt. Lots of salt. In transit through Bkk, heading back to Battambang for our Bric-à-Brac first anniversary party tonight.
Recipes from The Burma Cookbook. Teaching a cooking class yesterday in the middle of a torrential storm & this was the result. Delicious Burman quail curry (top R), potato & mint salad (back L), tangy fish salad (front). For dessert, Cambodian hominy with sugar & grated coconut (not pictured).
Beef lok lak in technicolor. Training a new staff member & I let him run wild in the kitchen. He responded tamely with this dish. Can you spot the green tomatoes — much more popular in Cambodia than red ripened.
Last night was so cold, we reverted back to a winter classic: boiled chicken & dumplings. Mix together 1 cup/135 g self-raising flour, a generous pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper, plus optionally, a spoonful of grated hard cheese like a parmesan or manchego. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs with 1/4 cup/60 […]
Vietnamese chicken & mint salad from my book Vietnamese Cooking (Periplus). Mint & Vietnamese mint with a nuoc cham dressing plus shallots, garlic & chili. Fresh & beautiful flavours. Chicken salad with herbs – Nom ga xe INGREDIENTS 1 lb (500 g) pearl onions or small boiling (pickling) onions, peeled 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white […]
Brioche, pancakes and waffles are all a favourite of Morrison’s for a weekend breakfast. But this time he mastered potato waffles. They worked deliciously. Sift together 1 cup/135 g plain/all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoon (10 ml) baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt. Whisk together 3 eggs 1cup/250ml buttermilk, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) melted butter and […]
My weekend breakfast of sauteed duck livers, with fried apples and fresh raspberries. Inspired by food & words guru Barbara Sweeney at Eveleigh market, I sliced across once so they were not too thick. Dredged lightly in flour, then fried in clarified butter quickly, for just a minute on each side over medium high heat. […]