Entries tagged watercress

November 8th, 2013

‘Vietnamese’ chicken salad


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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June 2nd, 2012

Stir fry with home-made ramen noodles


This one was a while ago again, and another Lucky Peach special: my first attempt at home-made ramen noodles. A fascinating thing: alkaline salt. You make it by slowly baking baking soda (crazy I know): it transforms sodium-bicarbonate to sodium-carbonate, an essential ingredient in those yellow noodles which aren’t egg noodles, but look and taste […]

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August 16th, 2010

Homemade sausage roll with watercress salad and aioli


Well, not real aioli – it’s just extra salad dressing – mayonnaise mixed with lemon juice, mustard, salt and crushed garlic. Tasty though! I’d made the sausage rolls ages ago and this was the last one sitting in the freezer. Next time I’ll remember to put some bread in the sausage mix so that it […]

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August 14th, 2010

Fried eggs with mayonnaise, preserved lemon, anchovy & watercress


A quick lunch for a light hangover. We picked up the preserved lemons a few months ago from Diggers Club in Herronswood and they have a lovely soft spicyness to them.

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