Archive for December, 2009

Marinated & roasted beef chunk sliced & served as is or in sandwiches with Mayo or diced up & stir-fried with vegs of your choice   PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 45mins – Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 1kg beef silver roll 2 large onions chopped 5 large dried red chilies 2 thin cinnamon sticks an inch each 6 cardamoms 1 tsp pepper pwd 2 tbsp garlic ginger paste 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 tsp peppercorns 1 tsp cumin pwd 2 tsp [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Dec - 11 - 2009 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Chilled dessert recipe for a trifle pudding with layers of banana, wafers & pudding. Scroll below for a quick recipe for the ‘Baked’ variety!   PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 4hrs – Serves 8         Ingredients: 60-70 vanilla wafers 1 cup granulated sugar 3 tbsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt 2 cans (12 fl.oz. each) evaporated milk 2 beaten large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp butter 5 ripe but firm bananas – cut into 1/4″slices 1 cup [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Dec - 11 - 2009 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Spicy and creamy macaroni and 4 cheeses with healthy broccoli bites     PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 30mins – Serves 8         Ingredients: 2 cups dry elbow macaroni/ rice 2 cups chopped broccoli 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups shredded pepper-jack cheese 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 can (12 fl.oz.) evaporated milk 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 2 tbsp breadcrumbs olive oil   Cooking Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 350deg. 2. Lightly butter a 2.5quart [...]

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Soft succluent steamed fish fillets served with a creamy white wine sauce – quick & easy, yet chic n gourmet!   PrepTime 10mins – Cook Time 30mins – Serves 6         Ingredients: 6 medium size filets – catfish, cod, tilapia or salmon 1 cup chopped fresh parsley salt fresh ground pepper For the white wine sauce: 6 tbsp margerine 1.5 cups sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup finely sliced shallots 1 cup dry white wine 2.5 cups fish or [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Dec - 11 - 2009 2 Comments READ FULL POST

Eva Longoria’s fav seafood recipe just how she makes it – Read it in a mag at the spa earlier this week, imagined it in my head – looks pretty Amazing.. Worth a try!   PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 25mins – Serves 4       Ingredients: 4 pcs of red snapper fillets about 8 – 10″ long 4 parchment paper sheets (or good qlty aluminum foil) – cut to 12″-15″squares. olive oil 1 tbsp garlic paste salt to taste [...]

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Deep-fried crab shells stuffed with crab meat & a host of other minced meat that has been pre-cooked in Thai-spices.   PrepTime 30mins – CookTime 15mins – Serves 6         Ingredients: Fish sauce to taste 3tbsp Lime juice 1tbsp minced garlic 1tbsp sugar 1tbsp chili-paste 6 Crabs, small OR 1/2 lb Crab-meat 1/2 lb Ground pork (optional) or beef/chicken 1/2 lb finely chopped shrimps/ prawns 1/4 cup finely chopped green-onion 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves 1 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Dec - 5 - 2009 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Jumbo prawns wrapped in bacon & grilled to perfection – juicy, soft & succulent.     PrepTime 10mins – CookTime 12mins – Serves 4   Ingredients: 250gm tiger prawns – cleaned, de-veined salt & lime-juice for marination thin bacon strips (equal number to the no. of prawns) 1/2 tsp paprika pwd 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd 1/2 tsp red chili pwd 1/2 tsp cumin pwd 1/2 tsp pepper pwd 4 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tsp garlic paste ghee or clarified butter [...]

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A super-quick recipe of tuna chunks in a medium-spicy, aromatic & flavorful biryani, just 1 of the many recipes my sweetest aunt perfected & shared with me.       PrepTime 10Mins – CookTime 18mins – Serves 4     Ingredients: 2 cans white/light-meat tuna chunks 3 cups rice 2 large onions – finely chopped 1 large ripe tomato 2 tbsp ghee 1 tsp mustard seeds 1-2 green chilies – slit 1 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp peppercorns 1 inch [...]

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Rechaad masala is the much sort-after Goan specialty red masala or spice-paste you stuff the fish with & either pan-fry, grill or BBQ-by-the-beach! Oooh Yeah!!!!   PrepTime 15mins – CookTime 25mins – serves 2           Ingredients: 4 medium size mackerels or white pomfrets salt & lime juice for marinade 4-6 dried red chillies 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 inch cinnamon stick 2 cardamom pods 1/2 tsp cloves 1 Tbsp peppercorns 2 tbsp coriander seeds 2 Tbsp [...]

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Soft seafood &/or chicken bits, aromatic herbs and light veggies in a yummy mild-spicy coconut based soup – You can add seafood &/or chicken with veggies of your choice.   PrepTime 5mins – CookTime 12mins – Serves 4         Ingredients: 125g boneless white-fish fillets, cubed 125g cleaned & deveined shrimp 125g cooked chicken strips 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms 3 cups water 400ml thick coconut milk 1 chopped white onion 1tbsp grated ginger or 1/2 inch galangal finely [...]

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