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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Spicy Kale with Mackerel

I love the combination of spicy vegetables with fatty fish. Ingredients for 2: 300 gr of sliced kale leaves 4 thai chili, chopped 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced sunflower seeds oil 1 teaspoon soya sauce 1 teaspoon fish sauce 2 spoon oyster sauce 2-3 Mackerel Fillets salt pepper Heat some oil in a wok and…

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Caramelized mixed cauliflowers/romanesco with chili oil and cheese

Ingredients for 2: 1 mix of cauliflowers and romanesco (I could buy a mix of already cut florets for 700 gr) 3-4 garlic cloves sliced olive oil salt pepper 1 non treated lime 2 spoons of chili oil 1 cup of freshly grated pecorino or similar cheese.   Warm up the oven at 225°C with…

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Asian style Mango Chicken salad

Another summer recipe which is tasty but not heavy. Ingredients for 2: 300 gr Chicken Upper Thigh deboned (you may use breast with skin as well) 3 shallots 3 chilies 1 tbsp chopped ginger 1 lime 1 tbsp Sesame Oil salt pepper 1 small apple 1 mango 1 small bunch of Mint 1 small bunch…

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Lamb salad with Tzatziki

This is a nice summer dinner. You may eat the tzatziki as a side salad (like my boyfriend did) or you can use it as a dressing for the salad (as I did). In the picture you see the different components so anyone can prepare it as he wishes. Ingredients: For the tzatziki: 180 gr greek…

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Penne Stracchino e Gorgonzola

We just came back from holiday and we managed to do some specialities shopping on the way back. In particular some nice Stracchino and some nice Gorgonzola Piccante. As yesterday the weather was really bad and rainy, what better to combine them in a recipe. Ingredients: 250 gr. Penne (Garofalo) 100 gr. Stracchino 50 gr. Gorgonzola piccante…

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Chilean Pebre

I just got a lot of Jalapeño ready in my garden so I was on the search for a good recipe. I found this chilean recipe and everybody liked it! Ingredients: 1 bunch of coriander 1 bunch of parsley 2 spring onions 6 small Jalapeño peppers 2 small tomatoes (preferably the more fleshy ones) a…

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Mixed chilies and garlic sauce

As we planted a lot of chilies this year, we are always thinking of what to do with the harvest. I just did this sauce in 10 minutes, of course you can choose different kind of chilies. I like the mix of flavours even as the colour may result a bit bland. Ingredients: 2 Aji…

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Inari Sushi and Chirashi Sushi

Actually making sushi at home is not as complicated as it may seem, just avoid the nigiri that needs some more skils. Even in Japan, most families do Inari or Chirashi when cooking at home. Ingredients: Fish in sashimi quality Ikura (salmon caviar) Japanese rice (I used rice from Niigata province) Sushi vinegar Ripe Avocado…

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Quick japanese shrimp soup

Yesterday we were preparing some nice shrimps for the barbecue and we thought it would be a waste to throw away such nice shrimp heads. And here we go, improvised quick recipe! Ingredients: 8 nice shrimp heads 1 piece of kombu 2 tsp of good miso paste (we used a nice, not too strong aka…

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