Entries tagged tomato

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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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 2nd, 2012

Tomato, boccocini and basil salad

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Some post-christmas picnic fare, for our last evening by the river in Perth before returning to sunny Melbourne. We also had some of my pickled peppers, which had pickled perfectly! I was very pleased.

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July 13th, 2011

Spicy pulled pork with mandarin, guacamole and black quinoa

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The best of my “Mexican” experiments yet. I got totally carried away today. We had a few avocados sitting in our fruit bowl that needed to be used up, so I decided to make some guacamole: avocado, red onion, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce(s). But then we needed something to go with it, and I’ve […]

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July 12th, 2011

Scrambled egg, roast tomato, spinach with parmesan

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A quick lunch with a few left over things in the fridge.

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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

Roast pumpkin with toasted almonds and olives, zucchini salad

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A vegetarian meal. The pumpkin and herbs were fresh from my Mum’s garden. I roasted the pumpkin with onion, garlic, and rosemary. For the salad – zucchini (cut with a peeler), lemon zest, parsley and some fresh tomato, plus some lemon juice and delicious olive oil that we bought in Spain. The toasted almonds and […]

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May 1st, 2011

Rich onion gravy for roast beef

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Home again, in Australia, in my own kitchen. Time for some roast beef and gravy! I started by caramelising onions using a “quick” method – instead of cooking them over low heat for a long time (as you normally would to caramelise onions), I cooked them over high heat, stirring constantly, adding a splash of […]

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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 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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