I wanted to make something that was garlic forward. You can't get much more forward than using 4 heads of garlic. Garlic soup is part of the cuisine of several countries, perhaps most famously Spanish cuisine (sopa de ajo). There are different ways to prepare a garlic soup, so I didn't feel bad...
Pears poached in spiced red wine is a great classic recipe. I added a cheeky Scotch Bonnet chilli for a surprise kick. The pistachio ‘custard’ with rose water provides a creamy sweet aromatic contrast to the spice. Roll the pastry as thin as you dare for a super crisp result.
Chicken Soup with Corn Dumplings:
NOTE: This recipe uses Turmeric & Black Pepper.
1) Chicken Half Breast - 1
2) Chicken Soup Broth or Bouillon - 1 to 2 Tspns.
NOTE: For this recipe, Chicken Better Than Bouillon (BTB) was used.
3) Olive Oil - as needed
4) Lemon Juice - as...
This was a great lunch....
12 fresh sea scallops
6 cloves grated garlic
1 knob ginger, cut in to straws
2 finger limes
1 tbsp oil
1 large knob butter
Heat oil in a frypan, then sear scallops briefly each side to colour...then set aside.
Drain oil out of frypan, then...
I love Caprese - salad, spears, bites; anyway I can get it. The basil Challenge has been in the back of my mind, I cleaned my fridge and in the freezer compartment I had a package of Puff Pastry. Basil = Caprese = Caprese Puffs.
1 sheet frozen puff pastry (or make your own)
Golden Masa Seafood Crepes with PEI Mussels and Lemon Butter Corn Crema
Makes 6-8 crepes
I've made crepes before, but never using masa harina. The lemon butter corn crema is something I created just a few days ago, and it turned out even better than I expected. This colorful seafood dish is...
Rosewater adds a lovely perfumed taste to this creamy rice pudding. I’ve used a conservative amount of sugar here as I really don’t have a sweet tooth - but obviously you can add more, to taste. This pudding can be served warm or cold.
Ingredients (serves 2)
50 g short grain pudding rice (or...
You need a Springform Round Cake Tins for Baking 18cm – Serves 4, Preparation time 20-25 mins, Resting in the fridge 2 hours
For the mint sauce:
bunch of fresh mint, about 30 g
3 tbsp boiling water
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 level tbsps caster sugar
A drizzle of lemon – optional
4 bone in, skin on chicken thighs
Cayenne to taste
2 Tsp Herbes de Provence (No Herbes de Provence - had make a mixture using herbs in my pantry)
2 TBSP EVOO
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallot
1/2 cup pitted and sliced green olives (horizontally)
1/2 cup pitted and...
Coconut potato latkes with cranberry applesauce and cardamom spiced mascarpone
Adapted from a recipe at whatjewannaeat.com.
2 cups (2/3 pound) russet potatoes, washed, peeled and shredded on large side of box grater
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp granulated...
SIMPLIFIED CASSOULET WITH PORK AND KIELBASA
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup table salt
10 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, trimmed and skin removed (about 3 lbs)
1 pound dried flageolet or great Northern beans, picked over and rinsed
1 medium onion, peeled plus 1 small...
Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps (recipe I found, with notes on things I changed
Lettuce leaves (I went with romaine)
1-lb ground beef (I used a very course grind, like I would use for chili)
1-yellow onion, diced
1-red bell pepper, diced
2-cloves garlic, minced
1-TBSP soy sauce
1/4 Cup- Hoisin sauce
How I ended up with this recipe was quite amusing. I had the idea to use beets in place of potatoes to make a stew, and I decided to search for "Beet Stew"; Google kept "correcting" me, thinking I meant "Beef Stew". As it turns out, borscht is a beef stew. I've never had borscht before, so I'm...
Makes one 8"-9" pie
2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Salt and pepper to season the pork
2 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 large onion, quartered and thinly sliced
2 cups potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4...