Entries tagged coriander

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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December 2nd, 2013

Salmon in chirimea sauce

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Another recipe from Jerusalem. I think after Nigel Slater’s Appetite it is now the cookbook that I’ve cooked the most recipes from.  It seems to be one of those cookbooks where everything turns out exactly like the picture. This was a really interesting dish. The sauce is quite spicy but subtle, and it includes roasted […]

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November 8th, 2013

‘Vietnamese’ chicken salad

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I made this a while ago using some poached chicken breast (from making stock) and some herbs from the garden. I quick-pickled the carrot and cucumber in a basic simple nuoc mam cham (rice vinegar, fish sauce, garlic and sugar)… …and stir fried the poached chicken until nice and crispy (something about poaching it first […]

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May 6th, 2013

Quince & lamb meatballs

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A variation on a recipe from Jerusalem. I had planned to make quinces stuffed with lamb, but the quinces we had some codling moth damage, so I cut off the usable bits and made meatballs in quince sauce instead. The meatballs had a wonderful flavour from the allspice and ginger, and the quinces had a […]

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July 1st, 2012

Pulled-pork tacos

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More tacos! No story to go with this one: I made these quite a while ago, finally got round to loading the photo from my camera. I think I rubbed the pork belly with salt, cinnamon and paprika and slow-roasted it (160ºC) for around 3 hours: the rest of the ingredients were fresh. I’ve discovered […]

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January 17th, 2012

Green tofu curry

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A tasty vegetarian curry. Well, “vegetarian” to a point: it does contain fish sauce. The main ingredients: coriander, spring onions, carrot, tofu (use a hard kind so it doesn’t disintegrate), pak choi, bamboo shoots, tomato. First fry up the spring onions with green curry paste. I used a paste by “Turban Chopsticks” (it was a […]

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January 8th, 2012

Rice vermicelli with minced chicken, chilli, bamboo, basil and other things

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I can’t vouch for the authenticity of this “Thai” dish, but I can vouch for the flavour. There is something about the combination of chicken, Thai basil, chilli and sweet soy that is just really good. So: here is my attempt at Almost a Recipe. (I say almost because I’m not really very specific with […]

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September 7th, 2011

Daikon, red cabbage and coriander ‘coleslaw’

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A strangely successful experiment. Fresh grated daikon, red cabbage, chopped coriander. With lots of kewpie mayo, lots of crushed garlic, a little salt. Really good with fish.

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July 13th, 2011

Spicy pulled pork with mandarin, guacamole and black quinoa

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The best of my “Mexican” experiments yet. I got totally carried away today. We had a few avocados sitting in our fruit bowl that needed to be used up, so I decided to make some guacamole: avocado, red onion, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce(s). But then we needed something to go with it, and I’ve […]

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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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