Entries tagged lemon

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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July 29th, 2012

Chicken and garlic noodle soup

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A cheat’s home-made faux Phõ. I made this soup by using my poached chicken stock recipe, and adding 4 whole heads (that’s heads, not cloves) of garlic to the pot. Once the stock was done, I fished the garlic out, squeezed out the poached garlic, and cooked up a very quick noodle soup with the […]

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April 9th, 2012

Slow cooked lamb for passover

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Based on the amount of pork on this blog, you probably wouldn’t have thought that I came from a Jewish family. But I do, and though we are largely non-practicing, we do celebrate passover every year, and passover is (in some ways) all about the food. Along with all the parts specified by the seder […]

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March 17th, 2012

Grilled trout with pepper and roast cabbage

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I did warn you about the griddle pan — my new favourite way to cook. I just dressed the trout with loads of pepper, a little salt and oil and cooked it over high heat (oily fish is great on the griddle, it goes great and crispy), and served it with a squeeze of lime. […]

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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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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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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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December 27th, 2010

Whole roast turkey with apple and chestnut stuffing, duck fat potatoes, gravy

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For Christmas, of course… Cooking a whole turkey was quite an experience – I hadn’t realised just how big a 5.5kg turkey would be. (For context: a whole chicken is usually about 1.6kg). It actually cooked much faster than I expected – I’d allowed 3.5 hours (a recommended time for a 5kg stuffed turkey), but […]

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October 17th, 2010

Crepes with lemon and sugar

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For a slow Sunday breakfast.

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October 17th, 2010

Poached chicken and leeks with aioli

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Based on a recipe by Fergus Henderson. It’s a great technique for cooking chicken – you place the whole chicken and stock vegetables with water in a pot, bring it to the boil, and then immediately cover and turn off the heat – the chicken cooks slowly as the water cools. You get a succulent […]

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