How to make a tasty Red Thaï Curry

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Achievement:

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add the curry paste, garlic, ginger and lemongrass. Let simmer for 2 minutes
  2. 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)
  3. Cook for 20 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add the squash and the beans and we are off again for 10min of cooking.
  5. 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.

A simple and original accompaniment for grilled meats: Zucchini, Corn and Parmesan.

This afternoon, I eat with dad and my grandparents. In the program I prepared a roast chicken and to accompany it instead of the traditional mashed potato I planned this little side dish.

Zucchini, Corn and Parmesan

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels, canned or roasted
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, or more

Preparation:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute.
  2. Add zucchini, corn, basil, oregano and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes;
  3. seasoned with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan.

Take care of yourself and your loved ones and see you soon!

Oroshka

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;
  • 2-3 potatoes;
  • 1l dark or white beer (or 1l of water and a teaspoon of vinegar);
  • 2 tablespoons of dill;
  • salt pepper
  • sour cream or mayonnaise (optional).
  1. Cut the radishes into rounds;
  2. Dice all other ingredients;
  3. Pour in the beer, dill, salt and pepper;
  4. You can finish with mayonnaise or sour cream. (if you don’t have yogurt and a little lemon juice).

Have a nice day guys and take care of yourselves!

Tandoori Chicken

Hello dear readers, I’m back!

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.

Tandoori Chicken

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

Preparation :

  1. Mix the yogurt, spices, garlic and lemon
  2. Marinate the chicken for 12/24h (personally I cut my chicken cutlets to the size of a bite)
  3. 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.

Greek Salad

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.

Preparation :

Hey it’s a salad! Cut the tomatoes and mix everything together.

Turmeric Rice

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)

Preparation :

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 !

Colombo-style grills

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
  • sesam seeds

Preparation:

  1. Mix Colombo spices with yogourts, crush garlics and mustard;
  2. Marinate the chicken for at least one hour;
  3. Add the sesam seeds and cook them on the barbecue or in the oven for 45 min at 200°celsius
  4. Heat the marinade in a saucepan. Serve the chicken with rice and a little hot marinade.

Recipe for Colombo spice mix :

  • 30g turmeric powder
  • 20g coriander seeds
  • 20g mustard seeds
  • 15g sweet paprika
  • 10g cumin seeds
  • 10 g powdered ginger
  • 10g black pepper
  • 5g fenugreek seeds
  • 5g ground cardamom
  • 4g fennel seeds
  • 3g star anise
  • 1g powdered nutmeg

I hope you’ll like it! See you soon guys.

Zeppoles for an aperitif with friends

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.

Ingredients:

  • 500g potato
  • 2 eggs
  • 7g of dry yeast
  • 80ml of milk
  • 500g flour
  • Anchovies or pitted olives for the stuffing
  • Salt
  • frying oil

Preparation:

  1. Boil the potatoes and mash them once cooled
  2. Add the eggs, yeast, milk, salt and flour.
  3. 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.
  4. Cover with a tea towel and let it rest for 2 hours until it doubles in size.
  5. 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.

Enjoy your meal.

Pressgurka

To change the pastries a bit, I offer you a more compatible recipe to prepare our “Summer bodies”!

Finally something with an easy-to-say name for non-Danes!

This is pressgurka

At the same time, pressgurka is not Danish, it is a Swedish recipe. It literally means pressed cucumber and as its name suggests, it is pressed cucumber that is marinated in vinegar and sugar.

Personally, I do it very often. I use it to accompany my meat or fish, every time I organize a barbecue. It’s fresh, light and really easy to prepare, although you have to do it a little in advance.


Pressgurka

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 100ml water
  • 4 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumber into thin slices using a mandolin.
  2. Place the cucumber slices in a colander and coat them with salt.
  3. Place a dish on the cucumber and add a weight on top (for example 2 kg of flour) and let it drain for 1 hour.
  4. Boil the water and stir in the vinegar and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Leave to cool and add the dill.
  6. Remove the weight from the cucumber and squeeze it by hand.
  7. Transfer the cucumber slices to a large bowl or a glass jar and pour the mixture of water, vinegar, sugar and dill over them.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.

A jar usually lasts 3 or 4 days when I’m alone, there must be 8 portions I think.

I hope you’ll like it!

Take care of yourself and your loved ones! See you soon.

Kringel

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:

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of fluid flour
  • 200 ml milk (warm)
  • 8 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g unsalted butter (well softened)
  • 20 g dehydrated baker’s yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Stuffing:

  • 60g butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 130 g almond powder
  • A handful of slivered almonds
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • A few drops of vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips (optional)

Toping:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • Flaked almonds

Instructions

stuffing

  1. Beat eggs and brown sugar until tripled in volume and stiff.
  2. Add butter, vanilla extract and ground almonds.
  3. Blend until smooth.

Dough

  1. Mix yeast and sugar with lukewarm milk (heated to around 36 degrees) and set aside for 15 minutes.
  2. In the bowl of the robot, and using the beater utensil, mix the flour and the butter until you obtain a sandy mixture.
  3. Change utensil and insert dough hook.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour, and place the beaten eggs in it.
  5. 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.
  6. From the moment the dough wraps around the hook, the kneading should last at least 5-7 minutes.
  7. At the end of kneading, the dough must be homogeneous, wrap around the hook, and detach from the sides of the bowl.
  8. 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.
  9. On a floured work surface, degas the dough and divide it into 6 equal parts.
  10. Roll out each part into a rectangle using a rolling pin.
  11. Spread the stuffing and sprinkle with slivered almonds and chocolate chips.
  12. Roll the dough on itself and form a sausage by tightening it well.
  13. Cut the resulting roll in half lengthwise.
  14. Braid the two pieces obtained together and give the braid a crown shape. Form this braid by tightening well.
  15. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
  16. Preheat the oven to 180˚C convection heat.
  17. Brush with egg yolk, chocolate chips and slivered almonds then bake in a hot oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Final words

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!

I love you guys!

Creamy white beans soup, smoked sausage and garlic toast!

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 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • smoked paprika
  • Coriander

Realization :

  1. Soak beans overnight. Cook it with a clove of garlic, thyme, and the 2 tomatoes cut into pieces.
  2. Cook the sausages in water for 15 minutes and then brown them in a pan.
  3. Mix the white beans and adjust the texture with the cooking water. Adjust the seasoning and add the Paprika
  4. Arrange in a deep plate, pour the cream and add half a sliced sausage. Add the chopped cilantro.

For the garlic toast:

  1. Cut nice slices of bread
  2. Drizzle it with olive oil
  3. Grill them in the pan
  4. 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!

Sugar Pie in 15 min

Yesterday a family I helped through our Deaf Club whose father is a baker gave us a ton of stale brioche to bake with the kids.

Of course, we made a lot of French toast, but I also made a kind of very simple sugar pie with literally 5 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes of cooking. That was delicious.


Ingredients :

  • Stale brioche or bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 250/300 ml Milk
  • 50g of sugar
  • butter

Instructions :

  1. Mix an egg with the milk
  2. Dip stale bread/brioche in milk and egg until soft
  3. Line the bottom of a buttered mold with this preparation.
  4. In a bowl, beat the remaining egg with the sugar and spread it over the pie.
  5. Bake for 10 mins

I hope you will like it like I love it.

PS : You can add spicies like cinamon or ginger. To do it, add it in the mix of egg and sugar.

Take care of you and your loved ones and see you soon!