Noodles with Salmon and Green Beans

noodlessalmon2.JPGThe best way to use those salmon steaks you have in the freezer or the leftover baked salmon from the other night. These noodles are zesty with the intense flavour of lime juice and soy. The last squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkling of chopped red chilli add the perfect kick to this wonderful dish. What’s also great is the ratio noodles-vegetables-fish. There is a little bit of everything in every bite. Continue reading

Miso Glazed Salmon with Quinoa Salad and Toasted Nori Leaves

miso-salmon-2Nobu Restaurant’s most famous dish is probably “Black Cod”. It’s an incredibly delicious, almost addictive, miso glazed fish. It’s sweet and savoury, sticky and flavourful. The quality of the fish is of course of great importance and since black cod is not readily available at my fishmonger’s, I decided to try my luck with a fat fillet of gorgeous salmon. I’m not claiming this recipe is identical to Nobu’s black cod recipe but it surely tickles my taste buds. This dish is plate licking good! Continue reading

Quick, Easy and Delicious Chicken Curry

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This is one of those “curry days”. It’s cold and windy outside, the kind of weather you crave a plate of spicy, creamy curry. I saw this lovely Indian chef on Food Network once, Nisha Katona, who created a wonderful curry, in what seemed like 5 minutes. She had everything gathered near the stove of course. But it really was an easy curry and it looked delicious served in lettuce leaves so I decided to give it a try. Continue reading

Slow Roasted Chicken in Coconut Milk

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Simply amazing. One of the tastiest, oven roasted chicken dishes ever. The bird slowly roasts in a coconut milk bath, flavored with lemon grass, garlic and ginger. The result is a moist and incredibly flavorful dish, with a wickedly good, slightly spicy sauce you will want to eat with a spoon. Make sure you will butterfly your chicken to maximize the amount of meat submerged in the sauce. Slow roasting is the key here as a higher temperature may burn the coating. Make this today. It’s finger licking good. Continue reading

Chinese Pasta with Chicken and Veggies

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This tasty pasta dish is my variation of Chinese noodles. In fact “Mitsides” spaghettini is ideal to cook with all the amazing Chinese flavours, like ginger, garlic, soy sauce etc. This terrific meal is a real crowd pleaser. You can improvise by adding prawns, beef or your favourite veggies. It’s a very easy dish, but remember that the number one rule in stir-frying is advance preparation and having all your ingredients near the stove. So make sure you have everything within reach before you turn up the heat. Continue reading

Thai Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli

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I LOVE this! I really don’t know if I’m entitled to call them Thai noodles as I very much doubt this is an authentic Thai dish. Whatever the case, all the great Thai flavors are there; Lemongrass, ginger, chilies, kaffir lime leaves and garlic are blended together to form a delicious, aromatic paste, the heart of this dish. This recipe is very easy to prepare. The most important thing is preparation and having all ingredients within arms reach. Once you get that right, then all you need to do is just throw everything in the wok in the right sequence. Continue reading

Sticky Chicken Thighs with Soy and Mirin

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A few years back I was asked by the men in my family (3 boys and a husband) what I would like for my birthday. “A garden grill” I answered in front of 4 pairs of surprised eyes. They didn’t let me down (as always) and my grill had been my partner in my cooking experiments ever since. Grilling meat or veggies is really (I mean really) easy. All you need is a good marinade or a flavorful spice rub. Marinating chicken in soy is a definite win. Adding mirin just makes it perfect. This chicken is so delicious it’s hard to describe. It’s sweet and spicy, sticky and moist. Perfect for a quick meal. Just serve with rice or a summery salad. Continue reading