Entries tagged ginger

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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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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April 25th, 2013

Crab Curry

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This was a while ago now (just getting the blog back up to date after a busy time moving house). I volunteered to cook a crab curry using my grandmother’s recipe (above) for an Indian-themed feast at a friend’s house. I’d never cooked with crab before. I must admit, I did feel a little sad […]

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March 16th, 2012

Poached pears with ginger

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I seem to be doing a lot with leftovers lately. The question seems to be at the end of a week “What can I make with what we have left in the fridge/on the bench)?” So – on the bench was: 2 pears (a week old), some sweet red dessert wine (a month old), some […]

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January 22nd, 2012

Gyoza

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More Japanese food! Gyoza are the Japanese take on Chinese ‘potsticker’ dumplings: usually pork, cabbage, spring onions, and other flavourings; crispy on the bottom and soft and chewy on the top. I didn’t have any cabbage, but I used some Chinese spinach. The key to authentically “Japanese” tasting gyoza is garlic and ginger (or, in […]

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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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May 10th, 2011

Pan fried ocean trout, steamed vegetables with ginger and garlic

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If anyone is paying attention to the dates on these posts, no, we didn’t have 3 meals in one night. I’m just catching up on posts – I have got in to a good habit of taking photos of my cooking, but I don’t seem to get around to posting them… I just fried the […]

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November 21st, 2010

Potato curry

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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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November 13th, 2010

Poh’s dong do pork

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We saw Poh’s dong do pork recipe on TV the other night, and I just had to try it. I’d never cooked with rock-sugar before, but I realise now it was the missing ingredient whenever I’ve tried to cook pork this way. The slow cooking process makes the pork melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The flavour actually reminded […]

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