Khun Ocha's Cookbook
August 18, 2018 - August 24, 2018
Grilled Prawns with
Mango and Avocado
Throw another Prawn on the Barbie! With the
availability of mangoes this summer and avocados available
in the supermarkets again (even if somewhat expensive), this
recipe is a sensational starter. Of course, prawns are
available in Pattaya all year round!
Toss the Prawns with 2 tablespoons of
the olive oil, 1 teaspoon of black
pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Set
Peel and dice the mango and avocado.
The easy way to peel avocado is to cut
it in half, down to the seed and twist
between both hands and you will have two
halves. Remove stone and with a spoon,
scoop out the two halves.
the chopped coriander, lime juice and
the remainder of the olive oil to the
mixture, and season with salt and pepper
Quickly grill the prawns until the flesh
becomes opaque (do not overcook or the
prawn will be tough) and add to the
Serve at room temperature, garnish with
fresh coriander and present with chilled
Brut Prosecco for complete decadence.
August 11, 2018 - August 17, 2018
Pork steak for
Pork is a good and
cheaper substitute for expensive beef,
but can tend to be tough. This recipe
has the steaks going into the oven for
the finish, which will tenderize the
Preheat oven to 350
Season steaks with
salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning.
Over high heat, heat a
cast iron skillet with half of the oil. Lower heat to
medium-high, place steaks in skillet and brown on both
Remove from skillet,
add remaining oil, add all vegetables and cook until lightly
browned and slightly wilted.
Pour in the wine to
deglaze pan and make sure you scrape the bottom of skillet
to loosen all browned particles. Simmer for 3 minutes, then
return steaks to pan.
Add chicken broth
(enough liquid to almost cover the steaks).
Remove from heat and
cover skillet with tight fitting lid and place in oven.
Cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees F.
August 4, 2018 - August 10, 2018
An omelette (also
spelled ‘omelet’) is a very easy and
quick dish and extremely versatile.
Clever cooks will go their fridge and
find all sorts of interesting
ingredients to throw into an omelette.
The following recipe can be adapted to
what you have left over in your fridge
too, but if you are new to cooking eggs
in this way, just be guided by this good
Break the eggs into a bowl. Add water,
salt and pepper, and mix well. Leave to
stand for 10 minutes.
a frying pan melt the butter over medium
heat and swirl around to cover bottom of
Stir the eggs, add the onion, bell
peppers, garlic and ham and pour into
pan, swirling to evenly spread the
Reduce the heat to low, gently lifting
up edges of omelette with a spatula as
it sets. When the omelette is almost
set sprinkle the cheese on top with some
more ground black pepper and fold in
half. Cook for one minute and serve
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