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Here it is – my special Thai Green Curry recipe – SO MANY of you have been waiting for it & I know you’ll make me proud by trying it out soon with chicken, prawns or tofu and some freshly steamed jasmine rice.. I’ve had my dinner already but man, I’m SO hungry just typing this!         PrepTime 20mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 40mins Ingredients: 1/2 kg or about 1lb skinless, boneless chicken – cut into [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Jan - 23 - 2012 Add Comments READ FULL POST

I’ve always loved Thai food and I have my favs like Pineapple fried-rice, Chicken Satay, Drunken Noodles & above all – the red/yellow/green curries & this peanut-based red curry with coconut milk – SO smooth ‘n creamy!     Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 25-45 minutes, SERVES 3-4 (with rice)       Ingredients: 1lb chicken pieces OR cubed beef (vegetarians can use paneer/cottage-cheese cubes or fried tofu cubes) or shrimps 1-2 potatoes, chopped into bite-size chunks 1/2 green capsicum – [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 12 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A vibrant quick dish of shrimps, that’s light on the palette yet so rich in flavor!  Lemongrass adds to the lemony taste, while lime leaf and lime zest add that extra zing!     PrepTime 5mins – Serves 2-3 – CookTime 20mins       Ingredients: 1 lb. (460 g.) raw shrimp, shells removed (tails can be left on if desired) 2 shallots OR 1/4 cup purple onion, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped 1 fresh red [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 12 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

Put this together this weekend, in a bid to make a unique fish curry with the fresh black pomfret that I’d just bought – something different from my usual Goan red or Kerala white fish curries.. Let’s just say the experiment paid off, BIG time!       PrepTime 15mins – Serves 5-6 – CookTime 15mins.   Ingredients: 2lbs or 1 large black pomfret cut into 1/2″ slices (or white pomfret, salmon or surmai/kingfish) 2 tomatoes – chopped 5 tbsp [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 4 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

This recipe has been inspired by something I had at Bubba Gump – soft moist mixed-seafood & corn balls, with a Cajun twist, served with tartar sauce.     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 6 – CookTime 15mins       Ingredients: p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”,”serif”; }span.bodytext { }.MsoChpDefault { font-size: 10pt; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }1/2 lb. cleaned & peeled shrimp 1 can crabmeat (drained) 1 can salmon/tuna (drained) 1 [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 2 Comments READ FULL POST

 Just got intro-ed to Jamaican/ Caribbean cuisine last mth & Yo maann, me lov de Jaamekan food, esp spicy veg & non-veg patties with hot-n-sweet scotch sauce!     PrepTime 20mins – Serves 15pcs – CookTime 35mins     Ingredients: 1.5 cup flour 1/2 cup ghee/ clarified butter/ lard 1/2 tsp turmeric pwd (skip for veg-patties) 1/2 tbsp Jamaican curry pwd 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup full-fat milk or an egg for non-veg patties 1/2 cup cold water For the [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

 Ok here goes.. I’m gonna narrate this recipe in 1 sentence, and in just 1 breath!             Fry a cup of tomato paste in 3tbsp oil before adding 1 tsp each of garlic paste, salt, red-chili, turmeric, cumin & pepper pwds, a tbsp each of vinegar & coriander pwd, followed by bringing 2 cups coconut milk to boil in it, adding a sprig of curry leaves, a cup each of mango cubes & cleaned prawns [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Oct - 2 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST

A good friend of mine here in California, Fiona, shares her take on a South-Indian fish curry – A medium-spicy gravy with a coconut-milk base.  Me thinks this is SO-YUM Thanks, Fi!!   PrepTime 8mins – Serves 4 – CookTime 20mins       Ingredients: Oil- 1 Spoon( the fat ones) Small Sambhar Onions-12- slice them 1 Kg Fish- about 12 pieces-Only Sea fish Fenugreek-6-8 Curry Leaves- 10+ 5 Garlic-1 whole clove- peel it and put it in as whole [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 30 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

A traditional Indonesian dish, bursting with flavors of chily, meat/shrimps, fried egg & a host of delightful spices, ready to start a riot in your mouth; A fab leftover-makeover if u have some leftover cooked rice & some meat/vegs/shrimps!)       PrepTime 20mins – Serves 5-6 – CookTime 20mins     Ingredients: 2 cups long-grain white rice 2 beaten eggs 2 dry thin red chilies 2 tsp sesame oil salt to taste a cup of boneless meat cut into [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

An interesting, quick way to make a good Thai yellow curry – u gotta make a quick stop at ur local Asian/Oriental market for some key ingds or replace the paste ingds with a tbsp of ready yellow-curry paste.. U can make it with fine pieces of boneless chicken or shrimp too!     PrepTime 10mins – Serves 4-5 – CookTime 20mins     Ingredients: For the sauce: 1-2 red/green chilies or 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 small onion or [...]

Posted by mearl223 On Sep - 29 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST

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