Entries tagged lime juice

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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March 4th, 2012

Grilled corn with chipotle mayo and cheese

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There seems to have been an explosion of trendy mexican food in Melbourne over the last year or so. It’s a welcome addition to the culinary landscape: it’s always been really hard to find good Mexican food here. Nearly all of them serve a variation on this simple dish, and I figured it was my […]

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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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January 21st, 2011

Chilli? Burritos? Tacos? I never know what to call Mexican food…

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I’ve been getting in to Mexican food lately (especially after eating at the excellent Los Amates), but having never been to Mexico, I don’t have any real conception of what makes “authentic” Mexican food or even what you are supposed to call things. Our local gourmet supermaket now stocks these delicious tinned chiptole chillies in […]

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December 28th, 2010

Fish sauce chicken, soba salad

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Inspired somewhat by reading this recipe for “fish sauce wings”, tonight I tried making my own fish sauce marinade for grilled chicken. The marinade: some sugar syrup, a lot of fish sauce (about equal amount with the syrup), a tiny bit of belachan (chilli shrimp paste), a squeeze of lime, finely chopped spring onion and […]

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October 14th, 2010

Fennel salad with chilli and lime

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