Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sun Dubu Jjiggae

 I love this korean dish . Traditionally it would be made with clams and  pork but i use just fish and seafood as it was all i had in my fridge at the time.

1 Cod Fillet
Prawns 200 grams
Squid  150 grams
2 packets of Korean soft Tofu
1 Courgette
1 Onions
3 Spring onions 
2 Tbs of Chilli powder , Chilli oil and Soy Sauce
4 cups of Anchovy stock
Minced Garlic 3 cloves

Chop the veg

 Cook the onion in the chilli powder and soy sauce

 add the chilli oil

 get the seafood and tofu ready
 add the anchovies stock and bring to a boil
 add the veg
 like so
 Then the seafood
 Finally the tofu  , cook until the sea food is cooked and the  tofu is warmed through
the left over prawns and spring onions and chives we made a pajeon

 The finished dish
 The whole meal

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Vanilla Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta  which literally means cooked cream is an easy dessert to make which doesnt need an oven and can be made well in advance which is great if your cooking a time consuming meal.

3 Gelatine Leaves
250 ml Milk
250 ml  single or double cream
1 Vanilla Pod , Split lengthways and the seeds scrapped out
25g of Sugar

For the toppings
small pack of  frozen rapsberries blended and sieved
some raspberries for decoration

Gather your Ingredients
 Put the Milk , Cream , vanilla pod seeds , and sugar in a pan
 Heat it and bring to a simmer
 Meanwhile put your gelatine leaves in water , when the cream is simmering take off the boil and squeeze out the water  of the leaves and add to the cream and stir  until dissolved
 Then put into Ramekins like so
 Leave in the fridge  for 2 hours then decorate to your tastes , i added raspberry coulis and some raspberries on top

Pannacotta can be any flavour so if you dont like vanilla then experiement with a flavour you love.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Chicken In coconut milk

This is dish  is  very simple and tasty and is from the small island of Martinque in the caribbean. I hope you enjoy.

500 Grams of Chicken thighs ,  drumsticks etc
2 Onions finely Chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 fresh red chilli
450 ml of coconut milk
few strands of saffron
2 tablespoons of parsely

brown the chicken and set aside
 Fry the garlic , onion and chilli for a few minutes until soft
 add the cocnut milk
 add the saffron
  cook until the sauce has reduced and chicken is cooked
 Garnish with Parsely
  The whole meal

Monday, 21 April 2014

The French and European Market

The following blog is about a Food market i went to , which represented  French, Spanish , Italian , Greek  Cuisine.

The cakes we bought

Olives and sundried tomatoes , garlic and ginger

Olive bread