Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic Prawns)

Looking for a different way of cooking prawns. Something easy and done in minutes. This is it. It can be served over pasta or as tapas or appetizer. I served mine with a savory millet & blanched french beans. Ingredients: serves 2 250g shelled tiger prawns (size 26-30) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon paprika 2 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 tablespoon liquer or … Continue reading Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic Prawns)

Thai-Viet Chicken

Stir-fried chicken with a Thai / Vietnamese influence, the taste of which is very different from the Lemongrass chicken which I normally cook. Ingredients: serves 2 1 chicken breast (about 400gm) 1 carrot, sliced 1/2 red capsicum (bell pepper) 1 bunch spring onions Marinade: Zest from 1 lemon 3 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon ginger wine (optional) 2 dashes fish sauce (or 1/4 … Continue reading Thai-Viet Chicken

Garlic Butter Prawns

This is probably one of the easiest dishes to prepare. Nice as an appetizer on skewers or as a main or one of many dishes in an Asian meal. Ingredients: 350g (about 6 oz) frozen Tiger prawns, defrosted 4-5 cloves garlic, minced (more if you like) bunch spring onions cut into lengths of about 5-6cm (2-1/2 to 3″) 60g (1/4 cup) butter Method: Devein the … Continue reading Garlic Butter Prawns

Phad Thai – Beef

Alright, I have had my afternoon cup of instant coffee and am ready to add another post. Sometimes, when I want something simple and less time consuming to cook, I would turn to this dish. You can use both fresh or dried phad Thai noodles and you can substitute the meats to be used as well. Ingredients: 200-400gm (4-8oz) Phad Thai noodles, fresh (enough for … Continue reading Phad Thai – Beef

Stir Fry Spinach with garlic

Simple and healthy. As with everything, to be taken in moderation. Ingredients: bunch of spinach (or pack) 1-clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt dash of light soy sauce 1 -1/2 teaspoon cooking oil Method: Pick leaves from stalk if buying by the bunch. Wash & drain. Remove skin from garlic & mince Heat wok (frying pan or saucepan large enough to contain spinach), add oil Add … Continue reading Stir Fry Spinach with garlic