Today, we have planned a cinema afternoon to watch Asian films. For the occasion, I cooked a Thai Curry for my friends and also to celebrate my move to Priya.
The recipe is simple and very tasty, I will gladly share it with you.
1 to 2 tablespoons of red curry paste (be careful it can be hot)
2 minced garlic cloves
2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon lemongrass paste in a tube or finely chopped lemongrass.
3 or 4 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless), cut into bite-sized cubes (chicken breasts are fine too)
250ml chicken stock
400 ml of coconut milk (or 250 of 12% fat fresh cream)
150g diced squash (not liking squash, I substituted 300g potato and 100g carrot)
120g green beans
12 leaves of Thai basilicas
2 lime leaves
2 teaspoons of fish sauce (nuoc man for example)
Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the curry paste, garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Let simmer for 2 minutes
Add the broth, stir and reduce by half. Add coconut milk, lime leaves, fish sauce and chicken. (Add potatoes and carrots if you don’t want squash)
Cook for 20 minutes over medium heat.
Add the squash and the beans and we are off again for 10min of cooking.
Add a handful of Thai basil leaf and serve with garnish
Garnish (recommended): slices of fresh red pepper, cilantro leaves and jasmine rice for a traditional version. My recommendation: It’s a little less traditional but personally I really like to accompany this dish with couscous semolina.
This week I offer you a recipe for cold soup from Eastern Europe: Okroshka with beer For me it’s more a wet salad but let’s not offend our eastern European friends. In the end it remains good and fresh, perfect in this moment of good weather.
Ingredients for 4 persons :
4 red radishes;
1 fresh cucumber;
3-4 stalks of green onions;
2-3 slices of raw ham;
2-3 boiled eggs;
1l dark or white beer (or 1l of water and a teaspoon of vinegar);
2 tablespoons of dill;
sour cream or mayonnaise (optional).
Cut the radishes into rounds;
Dice all other ingredients;
Pour in the beer, dill, salt and pepper;
You can finish with mayonnaise or sour cream. (if you don’t have yogurt and a little lemon juice).
I needed a little time for my family and for myself but I’m coming back to you to take care of this blog which despite everything I was starting to miss. For my return I offer you something to prepare a good little meal for the beautiful days to come.
On the menu :
• Tandoori Chicken • Greek Salad • Turmeric rice (in the absence of saffron)
The real tandoori chicken is made in a Tandoor, a kind of terracotta oven in which the dish to be cooked is enclosed in bread dough that is stuck on the wall of it. In the absence of Tandoor, I offer you a recipe that can be done in the pan or on the barbecue.
Ingredients (for 4 to 6 people):
1kg of chicken (drumsticks or cutlets)
2 Greek yogurts
2 tbsp of lime juice
2 tbsp of ginger
5 garlic gloves
3 tbsp of garam masala
2 tbsp of chilli powder
2 tbsp of cumin
2 tbsp of coriander in powder
1 tbsp of salt
Mix the yogurt, spices, garlic and lemon
Marinate the chicken for 12/24h (personally I cut my chicken cutlets to the size of a bite)
Heat the frying pan or the barbecue then place the chicken. Once it is golden brown brush the rest of the marinade and turn it over. Repeat the operation until the end of the marinade.
Ingredients (for 4 to 6 people):
1 large tomato per person
Chilli oil or a small hot pepper and 2 or 3 tbsp of olive oil
5 or 6 pitted olives to be cut into slices
Cubes of feta at your convenience.
Hey it’s a salad! Cut the tomatoes and mix everything together.
Ingredient (for 4 to 6 people):
2 glasses of rice 1 tbsp turmeric A few unsalted roasted peanuts (in my dish I did not put any because one of my guests is allergic)
Cook the rice, coarsely crush the peanuts and mix everything with the turmeric.
Enjoy your lunch !
Take care of yourself and your loved ones! See you soon !
Today we were supposed to organize a barbecue with my friends. (yes we were a bit optimistic) and unfortunately the weather wasn’t good (it was predictable) so I had to cook everything in the oven but we ate well anyway. In short, I offer you a very simple little recipe that changes a little from the usual barbecue sausages.
Ingredients (for 6):
12 chicken drumsticks
3 tablespoon spice mix for Colombo (recipe on the bottom)
2 Greek yogurts
3 garlic gloves
1/2 tea spoon of mustard
Mix Colombo spices with yogourts, crush garlics and mustard;
Marinate the chicken for at least one hour;
Add the sesam seeds and cook them on the barbecue or in the oven for 45 min at 200°celsius
Heat the marinade in a saucepan. Serve the chicken with rice and a little hot marinade.
Today, with the arrival of sunny days and the desire to get together with friends, I have a salty Zeppole recipe for you for an aperitif, but in my own way. Normally Zeppoles are a kind of salty or sweet Italian donut. My secret to making my donuts tasty is the potato.
7g of dry yeast
80ml of milk
Anchovies or pitted olives for the stuffing
Boil the potatoes and mash them once cooled
Add the eggs, yeast, milk, salt and flour.
Knead until you obtain a smooth dough (the more the dough is moist, the softer the Zeppoles will be) it’s up to you to add milk or flour to obtain the desired consistency.
Cover with a tea towel and let it rest for 2 hours until it doubles in size.
Stuff them with anchovies, olives or both (or whatever you want I also do with slices of sausage with herbs) then fry them in the deep fryer for 3 to 4 min.
This weekend I visited my friend Tor who is a little depressed. He is a pastry chef and is preparing for a major pastry competition. When there are potentially good things to eat, we can count on my sister and me.
He lives a little far away now but, as a child for a long time, we were very close. It did me a lot of good to see him again even if sleeping at 2 on a sofa that had lived too much for 2 days with a snoring sister was not very restful!!!
So let’s get back to the main subject of this article: the food!!! Tor gave me the recipe for his kringlers and believe me, they are to die for.
Ok, Nilsa, but what are your “Kring things”?
Kringler or kringle in the singular are the Scandinavian version of the pretzel. Kringle comes from an Old Norse word meaning “ring” or “circle”. There are several varieties. They can be flaky or made from a yeast dough depending on the region and like pretzels, they can be sweet or savory.
How to make a sweet kringle:
1 kg of fluid flour
200 ml milk (warm)
8 tablespoons of powdered sugar
100 g unsalted butter (well softened)
20 g dehydrated baker’s yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
60g butter, melted
130 g almond powder
A handful of slivered almonds
5 tablespoons brown sugar
A few drops of vanilla extract
Chocolate chips (optional)
2 egg yolks
Beat eggs and brown sugar until tripled in volume and stiff.
Add butter, vanilla extract and ground almonds.
Blend until smooth.
Mix yeast and sugar with lukewarm milk (heated to around 36 degrees) and set aside for 15 minutes.
In the bowl of the robot, and using the beater utensil, mix the flour and the butter until you obtain a sandy mixture.
Change utensil and insert dough hook.
Make a well in the center of the flour, and place the beaten eggs in it.
Start the robot at low speed and gradually pour in the milk, yeast, sugar mixture, then add the salt, gradually increase the intensity of the robot to medium/high, and knead until you obtain a non-sticky dough. and flexible.
From the moment the dough wraps around the hook, the kneading should last at least 5-7 minutes.
At the end of kneading, the dough must be homogeneous, wrap around the hook, and detach from the sides of the bowl.
Put the dough in a large container, cover it with a cloth and let it rest for 45 minutes in a warm place away from drafts. It should at least double in size.
On a floured work surface, degas the dough and divide it into 6 equal parts.
Roll out each part into a rectangle using a rolling pin.
Spread the stuffing and sprinkle with slivered almonds and chocolate chips.
Roll the dough on itself and form a sausage by tightening it well.
Cut the resulting roll in half lengthwise.
Braid the two pieces obtained together and give the braid a crown shape. Form this braid by tightening well.
Cover with a cloth and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
Preheat the oven to 180˚C convection heat.
Brush with egg yolk, chocolate chips and slivered almonds then bake in a hot oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
I’m super happy with my comforting little weekend, both for Tor, for my snoring sister and for me.
I hope you like this recipe and that you will enjoy it as much as we do!
Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you Saturday for a new story!
Last night was a party at my Grandma’s with my sister. Thursday it would have been mom’s birthday so we had a little party between us, we spent the evening looking at old photos and telling old anecdotes. it did me so much good.
My mom often made me toast with crushed white beans on garlic bread. With the current cold, I wanted a little comforter recipe for this occasion.
For 4 people:
400 gr of dried white beans or already cooked if you want to save time
2 Montbéliard sausages (my favorite) or other smoked sausages
1 clove of garlic
Soak beans overnight. Cook it with a clove of garlic, thyme, and the 2 tomatoes cut into pieces.
Cook the sausages in water for 15 minutes and then brown them in a pan.
Mix the white beans and adjust the texture with the cooking water. Adjust the seasoning and add the Paprika
Arrange in a deep plate, pour the cream and add half a sliced sausage. Add the chopped cilantro.
For the garlic toast:
Cut nice slices of bread
Drizzle it with olive oil
Grill them in the pan
Rub them with garlic
Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!
Jeg savner mor frygteligt, men takket være dig fortsætter jeg med at se verden i farver. Jeg elsker jer bedstemor og Bini!