Recipes

Recipe request for Roasted Cauliflower

My niece and fellow foodie Jong-Ee Kao was keen to try my roasted cauliflower recipe, so here it is.

Roasted cauliflower with lemon and mustard

adapted from Neil Perry's recipe

Serves 4

1 head cauliflower

2 tbsp plus ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt

½ tsp sugar

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or to taste

1 tbsp wholegrain mustard

1 tbsp salted baby capers, rinsed and drained

1 tbsp chopped flat parsley leaves

 

Put oven rack on the middle shelf and preheat to 220 degrees C.

Spicy saucy aubergine recipe

I was privileged to meet my facebook foodie friend Hee Heng, recently, in Melbourne.

We were introduced by my late brother in law Alan Chionh via facebook when Hee Heng started a new venture as restaurateur and head chef of Chuup restaurant, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

After an illustrious career, he cashed out of a business he owned and retired.

“Sharing my mom's family cooking was something I always wanted to do and my retirement gave me the time to pursue what I love to do.” he said.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone.

Here's recipe for a leisurely Easter lunch or dinner from Australian Pork.

Pesto crusted pork rack

5 or 6 cutlet pork loin rack roast, rind removed

1 cup basil pesto

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 cup fresh breadcrumbs

1 tbsp olive oil

To serve

crisp roast potatoes

rocket salad

fresh basil leaves to garnish

Pre-heat oven to 190 deg C.

Wrap the cutlet bones in foil to prevent burning.

Favourite recipes

Nothing beats a home-cooked meal and my niece Jong-Ee Kao from Singapore is a wonderfully creative home cook.

I'm sharing one of her favourite recipes here.

Why not share your favourite recipe with us at www.awokonthewildside.com?

Grilled Seafood with Cranberry Couscous and Cucumber Salad
Seafood
150g baby squid, left whole
350g or 12 fresh prawns, shells on

Happy Chinese New Year 2015

Happy Chinese New Year of the goat!

The Chinese New Year of the goat is from 19 February 2015 to 7 February 2016.

The goat, sheep or ram is a well-loved animal.

It is usually gentle and calm and its fleece has long been used to create warm clothing, as well as to make writing brushes.

According to the ancient Chinese annals, people born in the year of the goat are gentle, polite, filial, clever and kind.

They appreciate and admire beauty, art and like to live quietly.

Spiced honey and orange glazed ham for Christmas

What is Christmas without a lovely leg of ham, all fragrant with a golden glaze?

Try this recipe from Australian Pork

Spiced honey and orange glazed ham

Ingredients

4.5 - 5kg leg of Australian ham
¾ cup orange juice
½ tsp nutmeg
1 cup honey
1 cup orange marmalade, sieved
¼ cup Grand Marnier or whisky
60 cloves to stud ham

To serve:
Roasted vegetables
Mustard

 

Christmas 2013

 

Christmas 2013

 

Gift ideas this Christmas

 

In the midst of all your shopping, cooking and feasting, wherever you are in the world, please spare a thought for those less fortunate and do your bit so they can also enjoy some Christmas cheer.

 

Why not start by donating to those suffering the effects of the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines?

Donate via Oxfam, The Red Cross and most banks.

 

Best chicken curry recipe

Chinese New Year when I was a child always meant chicken curry, cooked only by my Dad.

Dad had some friends who lived in a Malay kampung (village) and who reared chickens.

Every Chinese New Year’s Eve, his friends would visit our house with a couple of live chickens and for their trouble Dad rewarded them with a fat ang pow (red envelope of money for good luck).

Happy Chinese New Year of the Water Snake

February 10, 2013 marks the start of the Chinese year of the Water Snake.

According to ancient Chinese wisdom, a snake in the house is a good omen because it means your family will not starve.

People born in the year of the snake are intuitive, introspective, refined and calm.

Water snakes are known to be influential and insightful, motivated and determined to be successful.

They are very affectionate with their family and friends, but tend not to show their emotions to colleagues or business partners.

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