Entries tagged cumin

December 2nd, 2013

Salmon in chirimea sauce


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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August 13th, 2012

Roast broccoli and fennel, chicken soup, brown rice


Oh, the wonderful things you can make when you have good chicken soup handy in the freezer. Roast broccoli is my new favourite way to do broccoli: in a roasting tray, sprinkled with olive oil, salt and cumin, roasted in a very hot oven for 40 minutes or so. The stalks go creamy, the heads […]

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July 3rd, 2011

Coconut chicken curry


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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December 17th, 2010

Various mezze


Roast baby carrots with lemon juice, cumin and paprika; pan fried asparagus; grilled zucchini with chilli flakes and coriander seeds; saucisson seche from La Parisienne Pates. The choice of vegetables was just what we had left in the fridge from a market trip last weekend. The combination of coriander seeds and chilli flakes on the […]

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November 21st, 2010

Potato curry


This is food from my childhood. I remember mum making curries like this – they would always start with onion, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric frying in a pan, then whatever else (vegetables, meat, spices) that were handy. I didn’t have any turmeric in the cupboard, but I did have some saffron, so I […]

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October 14th, 2010

Chicken “Tagine”


I made this a while ago, and wasn’t very happy with it – but then the other night we had the reheated leftovers (which you see here) that had been in the freezer for about a month – the time in the cold (or maybe the reheating process) seemed to improve the flavour quite a […]

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