Monday, August 11, 2014

Bissap ice cream

Bissap ice cream , Origin: African Fusion
2hndfuls dried red Bissap flowers
12egg yolks
225g caster sugar
600ml double cream
600ml milk

Combine flowers,milk/cream in large pan,slowly bring to boil,Meanwhile,beat eggs yolks,sugar in large heat-proof bowl until pale and creamy
Slowly pour boiling cream mix in2 egg mix,beat briskly,kip beatin until custard thickens,strain d mxtre
Transfer custard 2 icecreamaker,churn before freezing
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African Calypso Fruit Salad

African Calypso Fruit Salad, (sprinkle wth coconut right before you serve)
4ripe papaya,peeled,cut into bite-sized pieces
2red apples,cored/chopped
2ripe bananas,peeled/sliced
200ml fresh orange juice
juice of 2 lime
1tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
80g flaked coconut

Combine papaya nd lime juice in bowl,toos thn add apples,banana/Pineapple, whisk togthr orangejuice,sugar nd cinamon, thn pour ovr d fruit,toss/mix, thn chill
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Beef Chilli with corn

Beef Chilli with corn ( Serve d chilli among bowls,top wth cheddar and scallions)
1tbsp olive oil
1bell pepper,chopped
1/2 pound ground beef
2tbsp tomato paste
2cans black beans,rinsed
chili powder
kosher salt/black pepper
1/2cup corn kernels
1/2cup grated Cheddar

Heat oil/carrot/Bellpepper fr 3min, add beef and cook until no longer pink,add tomato paste,beans,chilli powder,3cups water,salt/pepper,simmer 13min,stir in corn.
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Ratatouille (Word comes from d french toullier and ragout of aubergine
2red peppers
2tbsp olive oil
1onion,cut into small dice
4cloves garlic,minced
4ripe tomatoes,peeled,seeded/cut into small dice
3sprigs of thyme
Pinch of saffron
3 courgettes,1aubergine,4plum tomatoes thinly sliced
1clove garlic,minced

Heat oven to 230C,cut peppers in half, removing the seeds,place dem cut-side down on a lightly oiled baking tray.Roast fr 20min until skin's blistered
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Grilled Garlic and Lime Shrimp Skewers

Grilled Garlic and Lime Shrimp Skewers

- 1 Lime, zested
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 Tbsp Lime juice
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
- 1 Garlic Clove, minced
- ¾ tsp Kosher salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 32 large shrimp, shelled and deveined
- Wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
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Applesauce sweetened tahini over fresh fruits

Applesauce sweetened tahini over fresh fruits
1/4 cup tahini
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons water
4 cups sliced fruit, such as mango, black grapes, plums, and citrus
1/4 cup toasted, unsweetened coconut flakes

Combine tahini, applesauce,
honey, and water in a food
processor. Pulse until smooth.
Arrange fruit in serving bowls.
Drizzle with tahini sauce and
top with toasted coconut.
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Spicy Wrap

Spicy Wrap
Top a wrap with 1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, 3 slices cooked turkey bacon, sliced tomato and arugula. Roll up and microwave until the cheese melts, 45 seconds
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Herbed egg Sandwich

Herbed egg Sandwich
Spread ricotta on 1 piece sourdough toast. Scramble 1 egg with salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons each chopped chives and dill; spoon over the ricotta. Top with arugula and another piece of toast. Less
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Tomatoes frittata

Tomatoes frittata
Whisk 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon milk, 2 tablespoons chopped tomato, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella, and salt and pepper in a coffee cup. Microwave, stirring every 20 seconds, until the eggs are just set, about 1 minute
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Bacon-Cheddar Scones

Bacon-Cheddar Scones
Mix 2 cups self-rising flour, 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon and 2 tablespoons each shredded cheddar, chopped chives and sugar, then work in 1/2 stick softened butter by hand. Stir in 3/4 cup milk. Spoon into a buttered 6-cup muffin tin and bake at 400 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

ChackchoukaChevrettes Combaya

ChackchoukaChevrettes Combaya, Origin: Reunion
500g prawns,peeled
4large tomatoes,cut into thin slices
4onions,cut into thin slices
1head of garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 tsp grated turmeric
1tsp powdered Kaffir lime leaves
60ml vegetable oil

Heat oil in a pan,add prawns and fry until pink.Add turmeric,garlic/onion and fry for about 3 min.Add tomatoes. Bring to a simmer,cover the pot for 10mins
Stir in powdered kaffir lime leaves,Serve.
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Chackchouka, Origin: Morocco
3 Green bell peppers, de-seeded and cut lengthways into strips
2 onions,sliced
8 small tomatoes,washed and halved
Olive oil
Salt,Canyenne and black pepper
6 Eggs

Heat oil in pan,add onions/bell pepper, cook over low heat 2min,season with salt, black and cayenne pepper before adding the tomatoes,thn lightly beat eggs,pour eggs in2 pan nd stir wth a fork
As soon as eggs hv scrambled serve....
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Californian Stir Fry

Californian Stir Fry, Origin: American Fusion
Create honey glaze by mixing orangejuice,honey,soysauce,vinegar nd cornflour then whisk into a smooth paste
Heat oil in Wok,add ginger,garlic/orange peel,cook fr a min thn add mange tout,brocollistems/Brocolli florets and Onions,cook 6mins
Whisk honey glaze thn pour over vegetables cuk fr 2min tossin d veggies to ensure they're evenly coated

Serve as accompanying dish to Duck and Asian mushrooms
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Tips/Tricks on how to use ur leftovers Meats(Rice and Chicken Jambalaya)

Tips/Tricks on how to use ur leftovers Meats(Rice and Chicken Jambalaya) in the pic above
Turkey is great in burritos, enchiladas, Sandwiches or tacos. To give it more spice, season it with chili powder or hot red pepper flakes.

Shred leftover roast chicken and use it in Chicken & Rice Jambalaya or make a Simply Perfect Pot Pie.
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Tips and Tricks on how to use your leftovers(braised short ribs with Carrots,onions and fresh spices

Tips and Tricks on how to use your leftovers(braised short ribs with Carrots,onions and fresh spices
Make breakfast for dinner! Sauté leftover ham with potatoes, onions, and eggs for a hearty meal.

Add sautéed thinly sliced strips of roast beef and sautéed vegetables to prepared Asian Sides – Teriyaki Rice until veggies brown and tender for an easy Asian stir-fry.
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A Ragoo of Asparagus (Hannah Glasse's recipe) the classic Georgian cookbook
50 asparagus spears,scraped if old
1 endive,washed/shredded
1 young lettuce,washed/shredded
1/2 large onion,sliced
60g butter
freshly-ground black pepper
1tbsp plain flour
300ml strong meat stock

Soak asparagus for 10min in coldwater,melt butter,add asparagus,endive,onion&lettuce fry for 10min
Season with blackpepper,scatter over flour to form a Roux,add meat stock,Beat/Simmer until thickened
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Friday, August 8, 2014

Hot Chocolate.

3 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups cocoa
1 tablespoon table salt
Whole milk
Whipped cream/mashmellow (optional)

In a bowl, combine sugar, cocoa, and salt, and whisk to combine well. Store mixture in an airtight container.

pour 1 cup whole milk into a microwave-safe mug, & microwave on high just until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa mix, and stir to dissolve. Top with mashmellow or whipped cream.
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Creamy Garlic Pasta

2 tsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp butter
¼ tsp salt &pepper
3 cups chicken stock
1 cup parmesan cheese
¾ cup heavy cream
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley

In a pot, simmer oil. Add garlic, allow cook for 2 mins. Mix butter until melted. Add salt, pepper &stock. Turn heat high & let it come to a boil.

Add pasta & cook till soft. Pour in cheese until melted. Turn off heat &stir cream & parsley
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