Entries tagged cucumber

November 8th, 2013

‘Vietnamese’ chicken salad


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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November 21st, 2010

“Tandoori” chicken with accompaniments


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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November 14th, 2010

Steamed pork buns


There was a lot of pork left over from last night, so I decided to try making home made pork buns. I used the¬†Momofuku pork belly buns recipe for the dough.¬†For the filling I just shredded the left over pork and reduced the sauce so that it was dark and sticky. Although it was pretty […]

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August 28th, 2010



Based on George’s recipe from MasterChef. Hanging the yoghurt first makes a huge difference. I use more dill and garlic than George, and leave out the honey and shallot.

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