Thursday, June 21, 2012


Thursday, 21st June 2012
In celebration of the longest day, I decided to have another crack at Gyuudon (beef bowl) this time following the Cooking with Dog recipe as closely as I could.
Didn't manage to get the beef thin enough of course, but it was a nice quality piece of meat, to it came out flavoursome and tender.
The white in my egg was maybe a little softer than it should have been but the waterfall effect across the beef looks cool!
I'm not usually a fan of eggs, but the flavours here combined really well. And I did manage to get a good balance of sweet and spicy. Very tasty indeed!

BBQ Fish and Rice

Tuesday, 19th June 2012
Nothing fancy, I just coated a piece of fish in some Koeran BBQ sauce and fried it quick and hot with ginger and spring onions. Turns out the sauce was much spicier than I expected, but great with a beer.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Pesto Glazed Chicken Breast

Friday, 15th June 2102
A repeat of something from last year that we really liked. This time without the mushrooms.
I don't repeat very often, but I was feeling a bit under the weather, and this is simple and delicious.
Equally good as before, I thought, but my partner felt the chicken could have been more tender. Maybe just the quality of the meat.

Blackened Salmon

Tuesday, 12th June 2012
I hunted around the internet for recipes for blackened salmon and found a dozen different ones. In the end I made this up based on the herbs and spices I had to hand.
The salmon was dipped in butter and then coated with a mix of salt, paprika, black pepper, thyme, nutmeg and a little chilli powder. Then cooked on the teppanyaki for two minutes face down and then 7 or 8 minutes on the skin side.
To accompany I made a salsa of mango and pineapple with red onion, green chilli and coriander and sauteed new potatoes. The combination of flavours was excellent, but the fish was a little pink and cool in the middle. Maybe slightly longer, less hot cooking would have been better.