Focaccia al Rosmarino

I have tried different recipes over the years without success, so my joy when I managed to get this kind of results was great. Here a basic recipe that you will have to adapt a bit to the equipment you have. Ingredients: 500 gr White Flour 1 cube of fresh yeast 7 gr of salt…

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Swordfish Sicilian style

During the #stayathome Coronavirus I am cooking a lot. Using old recipes and trying some new. This was a fantastic preparation for the swordfish. Planning to try it again with Tuna steaks. Ingredients for 2 people: 2 swordfish steaks 8 olives 1 tin anchovies 1 peperoncino 2 tbsp capers 2 tropea onions (if not available…

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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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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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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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