Month: June 2019

Hamdog

The story made me think about other incongruous food combinations. Salads used to be simply lettuce with salad dressing. Over time, other raw vegetables made their way into salads. Now, people commonly put meat in their salad. Thus, we have tuna salad, chicken salad, fish salad, and we also have fruit salad. But “hamdog” seems …

Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 chicken stock 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil- to garnish Extra virgin olive oil-to garnish 600g ripe tomatoes- quartered 400g tin chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion- chopped 2 large red peppers, seeds removed and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic- chopped METHOD Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Saute the …

Sweet Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes have a much more complex blend of starches and sugars, and because of this they benefit greatly from the carmelization that takes place in the roasting process. Their natural sweetness gets intensified and the overall flavor becomes richer. If it sounds like it will turn this recipe into a dessert, don’t be fooled: …

Tips On Cooking Cod

Plain and simple cooking And what could be more ideal than Fish and Chips. Choose a prime fillet of fish of around 200 g, with skin on but pin boned, coat in flour and dip in your batter. The batter can consist of a whole variety of ingredients from just plain flour and beer, to …

Preparing Alaskan King Crab

The bulk of Alaskan Crab consumed in North America is pre-cooked and frozen, a practice that would not be tolerated by seafood eaters in the rest of the world. Where the emphasis is on buying shellfish such as Crab or Lobster. Fresh shellfish does not benefit from being frozen – moisture, texture and flavour will …

Steel Cut Oats vs Rolled Oats

Steel cut oats, or Irish oats as they’re often called, are made when the groats are cut into smaller pieces. That’s it. There is no other process. Unlike the rolled variety, which are further processed, these oats look similar to rice and have a more grainy texture when cooked. They are also more chewy and …

Roast a Leg of Lamb

Tips for Even Cooking By trimming and tying your lamb leg, you can promote more even cooking. Ask your butcher to do this for you, or learn to do it yourself. It will involve some tedious steps, such as removing the hip bone, removing the hinged end of the shank bone (if present), trimming excess …

Prepare a Green Tea With Lemon Grass

Green tea with lemongrass, an ideal drink for summer Green tea, being fresh, herbal, young, aromatically soft and somewhat astringent, is perfect for summer. Of course, it is prepared and drunk at a lower temperature than black tea or red tea. But, in addition, its flavor is more appropriate and the blends that can be …