Thai Yellow Prawn Curry

Sometimes it’s nice when girlfriends come over and to just get a take-away rather than cook an elaborate meal. We normally opt for Thai food and whilst getting a take-away is a hassle free way of entertaining, I usually find that I can’t help myself and end up cooking one of the dishes. We usually … Continue reading

Malaysian Laksa – The Cheats Way

Laksa is a spicy curry based noodle soup that’s very popular is Malaysia and Singapore, not to mention Sydney where die-hard laksa fans are always on the lookout for the best laksa vendor. Making an authentic laksa from scratch can be a time consuming exercise and sometimes the craving for a laksa can hit you … Continue reading

Jamie Oliver’s Lamb Shoulder Tikka Masala

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that I have a thing for slow cooked lamb such as this soy and garlic braised lamb shoulder or this slow cooked lamb pasta but this recipe by Jamie Oliver is the daddy of them all. Talk about a lot of bang for your buck! First you have … Continue reading

Spicy Prawns with Angel Hair Pasta

This recipe is a bit of a mish-mash of cuisines; it’s part South-East Asian, part Indian and with the pasta element, part Italian. A little confused I admit but it’s quite addictive. You could limit it’s culinary passport somewhat and replace the angel hair pasta with noodles or rice but Italian pastas have a different, … Continue reading

Tandoori Lamb Cutlets with Bombay Potatoes

   Next time you feel like firing up the barbecue and want a break from the same old steak dinner I can highly recommend these tandoori lamb cutlets. I needed to provide a barbecue meat and salad dish to take along to a family gathering and I was trying to think of something a little … Continue reading

Green Chicken Curry

I’ve been on a bit of a Thai kick lately. I can’t seem to get enough of those spicy, sour, tangy flavours.  This is the curry I made to go alongside the Thai beef salad I recently posted and it encapsulates all those flavours I love in Thai cuisine. I usually use ready made curry … Continue reading

Japanese Katsu Curry

 The Japanese have a fondness for curry which I find quite bizarre not only because it’s not indigenous to their cuisine but it seems so at odds with the very clean and precise flavours that Japanese food is known for. We’re not just talking any curry either but the real old fashioned tasting curry.  The … Continue reading

Tandoori Salmon with Red Lentil Dhal & Raita

Tandoori chicken is one of my favourite dishes to order at Indian restaurants and whilst looking for inspiration to jazz up some salmon fillets for dinner I thought I’d try doing them tandoori style.  The salmon fillets were very easy to throw together thanks to Patak’s pre-made Tandoori Paste.  The dhal, whilst taking a bit … Continue reading