Although the name of this dish suggests it has fish in it, it is only referring to the type of Sichuan seasoning used – spicy, salt and sweet, or ‘fish fragrant’. I love eggplant, especially when it is cooked to perfection like in this dish. This dish has everything, well-balanced flavours, great texture and it is relatively easy to prepare. I’ve searched for ages for the best recipe for this dish and have settled on this recipe, which I have adapted from Sichuan Cookery by Fuchsia Dunlop.Read More
So I got the best present for my birthday this year, an Anova Precision Cooker (sous vide)! I’ve eaten a lot of sous vide food at restaurants but always underestimated the power of a sous vide – now I know the truth. Sous vide anything and it is amazing, it cooks everything to absolute perfection!
What makes the Avona so great, is that it’s a stand alone device so you don’t have to store and lug around a huge cooker – you can put it on to any pot or heat proof/water proof dish and cook to your heart’s content. I always love the fact that you can synch it with your phone via an app and monitor/control the temperature.
This recipe is a different take on the usual steak and veg combo. The smoky garlic eggplant puree compliments the fatty steak and the broccolini lightens up the dish with the saltiness of the feta and crispiness of the toasted black sesame seeds.Read More
These homemade zucchini pickles are simple to make and are the perfect accompaniment to have with a ploughman’s lunch, a topping for slow roasted lamb or on a sandwich.
I find the flavor of the zucchini to be very different to your stock standard cucumber pickle, the texture is crisp and the natural fruitiness in the zucchini really adds to the flavor of the pickle. These pickles will last for about 4 months in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.Read More
I didn’t even get to try these cupcakes because they were so popular and eaten up very quickly at the event I took them to. From what I heard about them they were delicious – I guess the coconut, raspberry and lime combination is a no brainer!Read More