Turkish-Style Grilled Lamb with Cous-Cous

Not really a Turkish meal, but my own creation in the Turkish style. Ingredients 2 lamb leg steaks 150g cous-cous 300 mL vegetable stock, boiling 1 tomato ½ red onion 3—4 spring onions juice of one lemon 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp olive oil Spice Mixture 2 tsp cumin seeds or cumin powder […]

Chicken Curry

This is a korma-like chicken curry. Ingredients 2 to 3 chicken breasts, skins and bones removed 1 medium onion, chopped 450g tin of chopped tomatos 300g unsweetened natural yoghurt 1/2 teaspoon garam masala 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon corriander 2 tablespoons vegetable oil some powdered chilli – adjust quantity to taste […]

Thai Pork Curry

Ingredients 350g pork, chopped into 1 inch cubes 1 onion, chopped 1 yellow capsicum, chopped 2 stalks of lemon grass, chopped 140g rice 400 mL coconut milk 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon basil 1/4 tablespoon mint some powdered chilli – adjust quantity to taste, but remember: […]

Empanadas

Empanadas are the Mexican equivalent of the Cornish Pasty. Fill with any flavoursome tex-mex-style filling, such as Chilli con Carne, Refried Beans, Corned Beef Hash or the potato filling below. Ingredients Pastry 250g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (yes you, read right… 1/2 a cup!) 1/2 […]

Nachos

Ingredients * Chilli con Carne or vegitarian chilli * 300g tortilla chips * 150—200g grated medium chedder * 2 chopped green chilli peppers * 6 chopped spring onions * 6 chopped cherry tomatos * 3 tablespoons soured cream * 1 tablespoon chopped chives * Fresh corriander, torn roughly Guacamole 1 large avocado 2 tablespoons of […]

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles is a sloppy tortilla casserole. Ingredients 8 corn tortillas, cut into strips oil… and lots of it 400g fresh tomatos, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 hot chillies, finely chopped 1 teaspoon marjoram 250 mL chicken stock 150g grated cheese 250 mL creme fraiche / soured cream 1/4 cup fresh corriander, chopped […]

Chilli con Carne

Ingredients * 2, 3 or 4 (depending on how hot you like it!) chilli peppers, deseeded and chopped * 500g minced beef * 450g tin of chopped tomatos * 450g tin of red kidney beans or mixed beans, drained * 1 green pepper, chopped * 1 medium onion, chopped * 1 or 2 sticks of […]