Yam Som O – Thai pomelo salad

Ingredients for 2: 1 pomelo-peeled and in chuncks 3 tbsp chopped and fried shallot 2 tbsp chopped and fried garlic 3 tbsp roasted coconut flakes 4 tbsp unsalted peanuts 2 tbsp palm sugar 2 tbsp lime juice 2 tbsp tamarind concentrate 1 tbsp fish sauce 2 thai chillies chopped finely 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander…

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Risotto alla milanese

Risotto alla milanese is a typical north italian dish. I love the saffron taste and works well especially with the ossobuco con gremolata. As I published already the recipe of the ossobuco some years ago, it is now time to publish the recipe of the risotto. Ingredients for 2: 180 gr of Carnaroli or Arborio…

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Sweet Chilli sauce with Scotch Bonnets

My plan was to do a chutney, but this is what came out: a fantastic Sweet Chilli sauce Ingredients: 12 Scotch Bonnet Chillies 1 kg San Marzano Ripe Tomatoes Half a Garlic Head, peel the garlic cloves 250 ml apple vinegar 350 gr gelling sugar 2 tbsp grated ginger 2 tsp salt   First of…

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Apricot Habanero Jam

We had a very hot summer and somehow the whole month of September my chilli plants were producing a lot of fruits. I got quite creative in order to use them ;-). This is a spicy Jam that I did to serve with a nice cheese platter. Ingredients: 12 Habanero (mine were a bit smaller)…

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Pad Kra Pao – Chicken Thai Basil

This is a favourite of ours from the thai cuisine. We have purchased a plant and have been growing it during the summer. As we like to have some vegetables as well, we add onion and asian eggplants. Ingredients for 2 people: 250 gr Chicken Breast (mince finely with a knife) 5 garlic cloves 6…

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Peach and Scotch Brain Chili Mustard

Scotch Brain is a beautiful chili and I had just 2 ripened and ready to be used. Ingredients: 3 pots of Dijon Mustard 200 ml each (the original) 2 scotch brain chilies 2 ripe peaches cut in cubes 3 tbsp honey 2 tbsp water 1 tsp salt   In a small pot put all the…

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Blueberry – Naga Bhut Jolokia Salsa

Our first Naga Bhut Jolokias are ready and many more to come. So I am experimenting with Sauce to be able to use the produce. Ingredients: 4 cloves Garlic, pressed 1 Lime, Juice of 1 red onion chopped 2 Red tomatoes, chopped 2 Naga Bhut Jolokia peppers 150 grams of Blueberries 1/2 tsp Pimienton de la vera Pepper…

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Beetroot chili ketchup

The second creation with the same chilies (chinense, 7-8 spicyness) is this beetroot chili ketchup. I like the sweet and sour taste combination. Ingredients: 1 kg cooked beetroots 2 tbsp grapeseed oil 1 red onion finely chopped 1 carrot finely chopped 1 stick of celery finely chopped 4 cloves of garlic, pressed 1tsp ground cumin…

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Pineapple Mango Chili Sauce

So I have been busy growing a lot of chilies this spring. Now with the harvest that started, I am trying a lot of sauce combinations. Here the first one, Pineapple Mango Chili Sauce Ingredients: Chilies, I used a Chinense with a spicyness around 7-8, 12 pieces 1 big ripe Pineapple, chopped 2 mangoes, chopped…

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is an Israeli / Middle Eastern tomato based dish. Ingredients for 2: 750 gr of ripe tomatoes 2/3 spoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves finely chopped or pressed 1 medium sized onion finely chopped 4-5 medium sized green peperoncini cut in rings 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp piri piri chili flakes (optional) 1…

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