Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with Olives

2-2 1/2 lbs cauliflower – cut into large florets (think 2 bites) 4 large shallots or 1 medium onion – diced to make about a cup 2-3 cloves garlic – minced 1/2 tsp anchovy paste – optional 12 oil cured black olives – regular kalamata will do in a pinch, chopped, plus a few for… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with Olives

Chana Chaat

2 cans chickpeas 15 ounce cans 1 small red onion thinly sliced 1 small cucumber thinly sliced 3 tbsp cilantro 3 green chilies thinly sliced 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp chaat masala 1/2 tsp kashmiri chili powder 2 tbsp tamarind sauce e.g. maggi tamarina 1/2 tsp kosher salt Preheat a skillet… Continue reading Chana Chaat

Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Nuoc Cham

4 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 stalk lemongrass, bottom half only, finely chopped 2 Tbsp neutral oil 1 Tbsp fish sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp water 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless, skinless Jasmine rice or rice vermicelli, for serving Nuac Cham Dipping Sauce: 1 small garlic clove 1… Continue reading Grilled Lemongrass Chicken with Nuoc Cham

Stovetop Lemongrass Chicken

4 lemongrass stalks, tough outer layers removed, chopped 1 medium shallot, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons fish sauce 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 6-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil… Continue reading Stovetop Lemongrass Chicken

Grilled Corn With Peanut Sauce

6 ears fresh corn in their husks 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 1/3 cup canned full-fat coconut milk 1 fresh red chile (such as Thai bird’s eye or Fresno), stemmed, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium… Continue reading Grilled Corn With Peanut Sauce

Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Chicken

1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken thighs , cut to 1-inch (2-cm) pieces (or breasts) 1/2 cup cornstarch Oil spray Marinade: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic , finely grated 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger 1 teaspoon brown sugar (or regular sugar) 1/2 teaspoon salt Spice Mix: 2 teaspoons white pepper powder 1… Continue reading Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Chicken

Grilled Gochujang Shrimp with Scallions

5 tablespoons gochujang, divided 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon grapeseed or other neutral oil 1 1/2 pounds jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons salted butter, cut into small pieces Kosher salt and ground black pepper 3 scallions, thinly sliced on… Continue reading Grilled Gochujang Shrimp with Scallions

Beef Curry Puffs

For the Filling: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large onion, diced 2 tablespoons curry powder 10.7 ounces (300 grams) ground beef 1 large potato, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt For Assembling: 2 sheets frozen puff pastry 1 large egg Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions… Continue reading Beef Curry Puffs

Chicken Curry Puffs

1 packet Frozen puff pastry, defrosted Filling: 150 grams boneless skinless chicken thighs finely chopped 430 grams potatoes peeled diced 1/2 yellow onion diced 4 tsp Curry powder 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 bay leaves In a large pan set over medium heat, add 1 tsp cooking oil. Fry your chicken until… Continue reading Chicken Curry Puffs

Potato Curry Puffs

1 packet Frozen puff pastry, (only need large 5 pieces) thaw pastry in chiller for few hour before use 450g Potato 3 tbsp Curry powder 4-5 tbsp Milk 1 large Onion, chopped 1 tsp Sugar 3/4+tsp Salt or to taste 1tsp Chicken powder (optional) 1 beaten egg Wash potatoes and peel skin. Boil potatoes with… Continue reading Potato Curry Puffs

English Featherlight Scones

1 egg 1 tablespoon sugar 30 g 1 oz melted butter 3/4 cup milk 2 cups self-raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt milk for glazing Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F). In a bowl, beat the egg and sugar until thick. Combine the milk and melted butter. Sift the flour and salt into a box and… Continue reading English Featherlight Scones

Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

8 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson) 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger 1?1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts 1 Thai chile 1 star anise pod 1/2 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, chopped 1/2 cup chopped green onions 2 tablespoons hot chili oil 2 ounces watercress… Continue reading Slow Cooker Chicken Congee

Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

1/4 cup unsalted butter 6 thyme sprigs 1 bay leaf 5 pounds large sweet onions, vertically sliced (about 16 cups) 1 tablespoon sugar 6 cups unsalted beef stock (such as Swanson) 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1?1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 24 (1/2-ounce) slices whole-grain French bread baguette 5 ounces Gruyère cheese,… Continue reading Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

To boil eggs: 5 eggs (or more if you like) 2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp vinegar For marinade: 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup honey or sugar 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3-4 scallions, chopped 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped 1 green chili, chopped 1 red chili, chopped 1 Tbsp sesame seeds Boil the… Continue reading Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)

2 lbs mussels 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 small onion, chopped 1 Bay leaf 5 garlic cloves, chopped or sliced 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp honey 1-2 fresh red chili peppers 1/2 tsp cumin 1 Tbsp red or white vinegar 1 cup white wine Salt to taste Crushed black pepper to taste 4 Tbsp… Continue reading Portuguese Mussels (Moules à la Portugaise)

Chicken Souvlaki (with Grill, Oven, and Stovetop Variations)

2lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil juice of 1 large lemon 6 garlic cloves 1.5 Tbsp dried oregano 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and place in a ziploc bag. Mix all of the marinade ingredients together and pour it over the… Continue reading Chicken Souvlaki (with Grill, Oven, and Stovetop Variations)

Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)

Marinade: 1.5lbs shrimp 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper Saganaki: 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, sliced or chopped 1/2 tsp red chili flakes 1.5 tsp oregano 28oz canned diced tomatoes (see note 1) 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 Tbsp… Continue reading Shrimp Saganaki (Greek Shrimp with Tomatoes & Feta)

Shrimp Korma

1.5 lbs shrimp 2.5 large onions, sliced 1/4 cup oil (for frying onions) 2 Tbsp ghee 2 Tbsp garlic paste 2 Tbsp ginger paste 3 tsp kashmiri red chili powder 2 tsp coriander powder 1/4 tsp turmeric 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup cashews 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 3/4 cup yogurt 1 tsp garam masala powder… Continue reading Shrimp Korma

Tamarind Shrimp With Coconut Milk

2 teaspoons sambhar masala or garam masala 1 teaspoon coarse sea or kosher salt 1 teaspoon tamarind paste or concentrate 1 pound large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined but tails left on 2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 12 medium-size to large fresh curry leaves… Continue reading Tamarind Shrimp With Coconut Milk