Satay you Say?

Chicken Satay with Asian Salad and Prawn Crackers This, without a doubt, is my favourite Chicken on a stick recipe! The Satay sauce is thick, nutty and creamy with a hint of heat. I usually serve with my Asian crunchy salad for a nice balance, and a must have, Prawn Crackers! You can scoop the…

Fabulous Side Dishes

Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole This side dish goes great with so many things, it’s wonderful with a Pot Luck for example, or a great dish to have with Barbecue in the Summertime!! The real beauty of this dish, apart from it tastes incredible, is you make it ahead the night before your get together,…

Lets get Grilling!!

Asian Pork Ribs with Crunchy Salad This has to be my favourite Baby Back Rib recipe! You can even cook this in the winter and use an oven to finish the ribs off instead of grilling them outside. The marinade for these ribs is amazing! A hint of Chinese 5 spice creates a wonderful balance…

To the Land of the Rising Sun

Japanese Pork Curry My Son introduced me to Japanese curry a few years ago..when he mentioned the curry “came in a box” I was rather apprehensive on how much I would appreciate what a few cubes of curry could actually do! This does take a bit of time as you have to slowly braise the…

Let’s go down South!

“Old Bay” Shrimp Boil This is such a simple dish to make, and so much fun to eat! I never use utensils for this, just my bare hands! Inspired from the Old Southern USA, there are many variations. There are Cajun influences, Louisiana styles, this one is a simple version that can be enjoyed by…

Take a Trip to Thailand with Me…..

Chicken Khao Soi This is one of my most favourite dishes to prepare and enjoy! The incredible depth of flavour shines all through this Northern Thai curry soup. The base to this depth derives from the easy to make curried paste. Its wealth of flavours stem from cilantro roots, garlic, ginger root, curry powder, turmeric,…

Pollo Con Chile Rojo Burrito

Chicken, Refried bean and Rice Burrito Also known as a Mission style Burrito, these Mexican-American mega burritos are made using a large white flour tortilla, and filled with slowly cooked pulled chicken, refried beans, Mexican style rice, cheese, salsa and avocado (optional), and topped with a red chile sauce and sour cream. This is preferably…

Chinese Takeout Tonight….Pt3

Cashew Chicken The crunch of the cashews adds a nice bite to this saucy chicken stir fry, that is found in many Chinese restaurants. You can use chicken thighs or breast, the thighs will take slightly longer to cook. I used breast in the recipe below. I tend to use a quick marinade when using…

Chinese Takeout Tonight….Pt2

Veggie Stir Fry with Rice Noodles A simple but tasty stir fry to accompany many different Chinese dishes! You can use different kinds of noodles for this dish, I prefer rice noodles (5-10mm thick), and you can use whatever veggies you want! Adjust the veggie ingredients to suit your tastes… Follow My Blog Get new…

Chinese Takeout Tonight….Pt1

Mushroom Egg Foo Yung Also known as “Chinese Omelette”, this is a great dish to have on the side, and has always been a staple for us on our “Takeout” orders! The sauce is an added bonus as it helps to give the Foo Yung more depth of flavour. You can make this with many…