Entries tagged mint

November 8th, 2013

‘Vietnamese’ chicken salad

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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 7th, 2013

Broad beans, peas and mint

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Just what it sounds like. And all* from our garden! * Well, except for the salt, olive oil, and pepper. But not a bad effort…

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August 12th, 2012

Very slow roasted leg of lamb, with stovetop carrots and tzatziki

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Another great one for winter. The butcher had some lovely “easy carve” legs of lamb (which means most of the bone has been removed), so this is what I tried. It would work just as well (or probably even better) with lamb shoulder or just some shanks. This recipe is a conglomeration of years of […]

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January 2nd, 2012

Poached egg; grilled leg ham; wilted rocket, mint and goats cheese

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This is from a few weeks ago — a breakfast made with delicious Spencer’s Brook ham from WA (we spent Christmas in Perth), and herbs from the garden. Kate made the perfect poached eggs.

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August 14th, 2011

Cheese and spinach filo triangles

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I’ve got some catching up to do on this blog… these were from a few weeks ago now. So, this one’s one of those things where most of the ingredients comes out of a packet — because as much as I like making things from scratch, I’m not yet up to making my own filo […]

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July 24th, 2011

Pea, ham and mint soup

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With a few silly mistakes along the way. This is another simple and quick soup to make—fried onions, mint, ham and bay leaves in olive oil. Once the onion is translucent you add some frozen peas for a few minutes, then top it up with stock—ideally ham stock, but it works pretty well with chicken […]

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February 4th, 2011

Carrot, golden beetroot and mint salad

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Regular carrots, purple carrots, golden beetroot – simple and earthy flavours.

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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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November 21st, 2010

“Tandoori” chicken with accompaniments

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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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October 31st, 2010

Poached chicken in spices with yoghurt and quinoa

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