Chargrilled Spicy Squid Salad

This salad is Thailand in a bowl. Colour and texture are very important in all Thai salads as well as the spiciness, sourness and saltiness in the dressing, all of the above have to balance well for the perfect salad. It is also very important to have all the ingredients ready so you can just toss and serve. […]

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Oven Baked Fish in Banana Leaves

This fish is stuffed with herbs that give it a delicious taste and great aromas.  The saltiness comes from the fish sauce and the sourness comes from the lime juice. This is a simple recipe that goes well with a dipping sauce and a nice bowl of Jasmine rice. Ingredients 4 small whole red snappers or red emperors, cleaned and scaled 2 large banana […]

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Thai Green Curry Roast Chicken

Gaeng Kiew wan gai! Which literally means “sweet green chicken curry” is famous all over the world. If you go to a Thai restaurant it will always be on the menu.  In my recipe I am using  a whole chicken which is not the traditional way to cook this curry, but using a whole chicken and all the Thai herbs keeps the […]

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Tofu Fritters

Simple to prepare! These were perhaps one of the tastier snacks I had along the busy streets of Bali.  I bought them from a young girl that prepared them in her big wok on one of the streets in Seminyak.  I  watched  her carefully preparing these little fritters, but I had no idea how her seasoning paste […]

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Sate Lembat Ayam

Balinese cuisine, yes please! My recent trip to Indonesia was an amazing gourmet journey starting in Bali.   It enticed my taste buds with spices, and a variety of basic spice pastes which were ground in a saucer shaped mortar and pestle.   Of course I had to buy one and carry it in my suitcase all the way back […]

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Chicken & Lemon Grass Soup

Dtom Khaa Gai As I’ve said before Thailand is like a second home to me.  But what stands out are my memories of the aromas of their food and my need to recreate them once again in my home. I used to live very close to the Khlong Toey market which is more than a market, […]

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Thai Smoked Trout Salad

Barbecuing is part of the Australian  way of life and traditionally  sausages are always on the BBQ.  But at Christmas the humble sausage is replaced by beautiful Sharks Bay prawns, rock lobsters and crayfish. Lately, and available in many supermarkets, the deep sea trout has become the star.  Most of the smoked trout comes from South Tasmania where they are naturally smoked.  […]

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