Monday, July 8, 2013

Thai style Crispy Pork Lettuce wraps.

This dish is inspired by what I saw on Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery course.
Thai style Crispy Pork Lettuce Wraps with chilli Corriander dressing

Here is what you'll need

For the mince stirfry:
300 Grams minced pork
4-6 garlic cloves - chopped
2 stalks spring onion - sliced
juice of half a large lime
lime zest
drizzle of Thai fish sauce
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
cooking oil for frying
1-2 stalks of large chillies - sliced
1 bunch Baby romaine lettuce

For the dressing:
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon light soya sauce
2 teaspoons Thai fish sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar (regular sugar works too)
Juice of the other half of the lime
1 bunch coriander - roughly chopped
1 stalk of large chilli - sliced

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Tiger Shrimp Tagliatelle

I was thinking, bacon works with shrimp, bacon works with asparagus, why not put all 3 in a pasta dish? So I went out and got some shrimp, bacon and asparagus and made dinner for 2 =).
Tiger Shrimp Tagliatelle
We enjoyed the end result. This works with almost any store bought pasta. I just happened to have some tagliatelle at home.

Here's what you'll need to serve 2:

180 grams Tagliatelle
300-350 grams Tiger Prawns (I used king tiger prawns.) - shelled, keep the heads aside
2-3 rashers streaky bacon
150 grams asparagus - cut into 1 inch lengths, separate the tips from the rest.
2 cups chicken stock (you can use water if not available)
1/2 cup white wine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 garlic cloves - sliced
1 sprig of thyme - leaves only
Parsley for garnish

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bacon & Egg Breakfast Ciabatta Sandwich

I found some Ciabatta bread in the supermarket one day, thought I'd try a breakfast sandwich. It was rather satisfying and most importantly, a joy to eat.
The Breakfast Ciabatta
Here’s what you’ll need for 4 sandwiches

For the spread:
4-5 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic - Finely minced or grated into a mince
1 stalk spring onion - finely chopped.
 Salt and pepper to taste

The rest of the stuff:
4 Ciabatta Buns (Or you can get a whole loaf and cut it up)
4 eggs - Beaten
8 rashers of streaky bacon - Cooked on a fry pan or in the oven till cripsy
4 sliced of cheddar cheese (halved, so that they fit better)
1 tomato – sliced
½ red onion, sliced
Handful of rocket

1. In a bowl, mix the mayonnaise, minced garlic and spring onion. Add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Cut the Ciabatta across lengthwise and lightly toast the Ciabatta in an oven or on a pan and set aside.

3. Heat a frying pan over medium low heat with some oil/butter. Scramble eggs in the pan. When eggs are one, dish eggs into a bowl/plate and aside.

4. Spread the mayo mix onto the cut sides of the buns.

5. Now for the assembly. For each sandwich, place in this order (I find it more stable in this order). 2 rashers of bacon, 1 halved cheese slices, couple spoonfuls of scramble egg, tomatoes, onion, rocket, and the other half of the bun.

6. Enjoy! 

Who needs Egg McMuffins anymore? Who am I kidding, I'll probably still grab a McMuffin every now and then.
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