September 22, 2018 - September 28, 2018
American Fried Rice for non-Americans
There is a dish you will see in some
restaurants called “American Fried Rice (khao pat
American).” It is really only a Thai fried rice dish with
“American” side ingredients like fried chicken, ham, hot
dogs, raisins, ketchup, and croutons. Other ingredients
like pineapple are optional!
This recipe for
Pineapple Rice is also Thai, but relies on adding flavor to
the rice itself and not just different sides. The recipe
(American) calls for tinned pineapple, but with pineapple
being plentiful use fresh pineapple.
Preheat oven to 350 F
Place 1/3 of rice in
bottom of buttered baking dish. Cover with half of the
pineapple, half the brown sugar, and half of the butter.
Repeat with next 1/3 of
rice and second half of pineapple, brown sugar and butter.
Cover with last 1/3 of rice and pour over pineapple juice.
Bake covered for 30
minutes and then serve hot.
September 15, 2018 - September 21, 2018
This recipe produces a different burger.
However If you are feeding Australians, remember to include
beetroot and onion! A burger isn’t a burger without them.
Combine cheese, bacon pieces, and BBQ
sauce in a bowl. Stir together and
Season the ground beef with salt and
pepper in a large bowl, and mix in with
your hands to ensure even mix.
Roll ground beef into tennis ball size
and place on a parchment lined baking
Using a clean, empty soft drink can,
press the can into the ball of beef to
create a deep bowl. Make sure to smooth
out any cracks.
Remove the cheese mixture from the
refrigerator and fill the bowls and
refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat the grill to 175°C.
Cook burger bowls over indirect heat for
Place lettuce on an opened bun, and
place the cooked bowl on top of it and
another piece of lettuce on top and then
close the burger bun and serve.
September 8, 2018 - September 14, 2018
Gaeng Gari Gai – Yellow Curry Chicken
Yellow curry chicken is a Thai favorite
with chicken and potatoes in a creamy ‘soup’ and eaten with
Thai jasmine rice.
The spices used in Thai yellow curry
paste are cumin, coriander seed, garlic, salt, lemongrass,
red chili peppers or cayenne pepper, ginger, cinnamon,
cumin, turmeric, mace and cardamom. However, take my tip and
buy the commercial yellow curry paste instead! This recipe
is one of the simplest for this dish.
Heat oil in a pot over medium to low
Add the curry paste and sauté in the
oil until fragrant.
Add coconut cream and continue to
simmer for about 4-5 minutes or until you can see the yellow
oily part starting to separate.
Add coconut milk and coconut cream and
chicken and continue simmering for about 15 minutes. Add
potato and continue cooking chicken and potato for another
15 minutes, then add onion until all is cooked through.
Serve with Jasmine rice.
Update September 1, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Orange Teriyaki Pork
Teriyaki sauce gives its
own particular flavor to any dish, so
this recipe is good when using pork
medallions. This dish then depends for
the bulk of its flavor on the marinade.
This procedure is best done in a plastic
“zip-lock” bag, into which you place the
pork and the marinade. Turn it over
several times to let the marinade get on
all sides and then place in the
refrigerator for at least one hour, but
three or four is better. It is very
simple to cook after the marinade
Combine the marinade ingredients in a
small bowl. Place pork in a Ziploc bag
and pour marinade over pork. Marinate
for at least one hour in the
Remove from the marinade and place pork
on heavy duty aluminium foil. Season
with salt and pepper. Arrange onion
slices over pork. Seal edges of
aluminium foil and place on grille at
medium heat. Grill for 20 minutes
turning once or twice.