Entries tagged chicken

February 17th, 2014

Dhansak dhal

For the first time in my life, I now own a coffee grinder which can also grind spices. After coming across this recipe for Dhansak dhal I was really curious to try out making my own spice mixes. Dhansak is a traditional Parsi recipe – kind of a mix of Indian and Persian cuisine it seems […]

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July 1st, 2012

My new favourite way to make chicken stock

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Why is it my favourite? Because it’s very very VERY easy, tastes delicious, and very hard to mess up. You start with your regular stock ingredients: a whole, good quality, free-range chicken (this is important), carrots, celery, parsley, shiitake mushrooms, onions, salt, and whole peppercorns. Split the skin of the chicken between the thigh and […]

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November 6th, 2011

Crispy herb and lemon chicken

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Readers (assuming, of course, that I have readers), will have noticed that I haven’t been updating this blog regularly. The reason for this is that I’ve been a little busy in the lead-up to my own wedding. Now that that’s over, I can get back to the real business of cooking delicious meals for me […]

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July 3rd, 2011

Coconut chicken curry

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I haven’t made curry for a while – I was quite happy with this one. I have this problem that I never remember exactly what spices and/or quantities of spices I put in my curries, so I can never re-create them. Even with this one, I just used a random collection of things from the […]

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June 29th, 2011

Chicken schnitzel with mushroom gravy

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A classic Australian pub meal. But this time home made! We don’t have a meat tenderiser, so instead I used the bottom of a large jar to pound the chicken breasts flat. You need to be organised to make schnitzel – seasoned chicken, flour, egg, breadcrumbs – all lined up. (As neat as this all […]

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February 6th, 2011

Grilled chicken with tarragon, thyme and lemon

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K and I are staying at a house in Perth at the moment – a house! With a lawn and a barbecue and herbs in the garden… It’s great to be able to cook and eat outside, not to mention being able to get your chicken really crispy without setting off the smoke alarm. I […]

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December 28th, 2010

Fish sauce chicken, soba salad

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Inspired somewhat by reading this recipe for “fish sauce wings”, tonight I tried making my own fish sauce marinade for grilled chicken. The marinade: some sugar syrup, a lot of fish sauce (about equal amount with the syrup), a tiny bit of belachan (chilli shrimp paste), a squeeze of lime, finely chopped spring onion and […]

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November 21st, 2010

“Tandoori” chicken with accompaniments

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I put tandoori in quotes because it is actually a cooking method (roasting in a tandoor oven), not a flavouring per se. But the commercial paste that I used said “Tandoori” (Ferns brand) so who am I to judge? In addition to the paste, I rubbed the chicken with some crushed onion, garlic, fresh coriander, […]

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October 31st, 2010

Poached chicken in spices with yoghurt and quinoa

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October 18th, 2010

Chicken and sweet corn soup

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Made using the leftover chicken and stock from last night’s poached chicken.

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