I had duck breast at a restaurant for a birthday celebration, and I was amazed by the flavor and texture: it wasn't just an expensive chicken breast. Instead, it was more like steak, but better, with a richness that I haven't had before. I decided to us a cast iron pan, because I like the...
You can use gluten-free bread for the breadcrumbs, if desired.
"A 19th-century recipe from California for Codornices a la española (Spanish-style quail) was prepared by stuffing quails with a mixture of mushroom, green onion, parsley, butter, lemon juice and thyme. The birds were brushed with...
On my various travels to the Mexican coastal areas, I have always happily eaten fish tacos several times while visiting. I have been to Cancun, Cozumel, and Cabo San Lucas many times. In the coastal communities, fish tacos are often very similar in their components, using fried fish (generally...
This dish is widespread in Chinese restaurants and 'Tze Char' eateries in Singapore. It doesn't have a lot of ingredients and is quite easy to do though there are a couple of stages, one of which involves deep-frying, though that is very fast.
Salted Duck Eggs are available in Asian...
Sweet and spicy chicken and shallots are complemented by tangy kefir yoghurt in this easy oven bake. You can substitute Greek style yoghurt if you can't obtain kefir.
Ingredients (serves 2 to 3)
3 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in.
3 banana shallots, peeled and halved lengthways
A few fresh...
Savoury sweet potato doughnuts
Preparation & cooking time ~30-35 min | 9 large doughnuts
These doughnuts are cooked in the oven and tossed around in oil-butter mixture to add color and crisp.
Ingredients / dough
✧ ~330 g/0.73 lb sweet potato (~1/2 large sweet potato)
✧ 50-70 ml/0.25 cups...
SALAME DI CIOCCOLATO (CHOCOLATE SALAMI) with Cranberries and Amaretto
This is a decadent desert and biscuit log that is incredibly easy and allows for plenty of customisation with other flavourings. I originally created this recipe specifically for the Cooking Bites Dark Chocolate challenge...
Makes 4 smallish servings, about 2 scoops each. Recipe can be increased easily. I just didn't want to make too much since I'd never made anything like this before.
It tastes exactly like its name.
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup half and half
3/8 cup sugar
3 large egg yolks...
Quinoa Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce.
1 cup Ouinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1 or 2 pieces of Canadian (back) bacon -- may substitute ham
1 egg (poached)
3 egg yolks
1 TSP Dijon Mustard
1 TSP fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup melted butter
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...