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Grilled Koh Samui Tilapia

ilapia is such a pleasant fish to eat. It takes on the flavours of a marinade really well and and can stand on its own as well.
This is a Thai recipe that went with a Vegetable Stir-Fry and Pineapple Fried Rice. It’s very simple to make, with lots of wonderful flavour.
Unfortunately, I only took a [...]

Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice
1 whole pineapple
4 tbsp peanut oil
4 cups cooked rice (I use a rice cooker: so fast and easy)
3 shallots, sliced thinly
5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 tbsp water
3 tbsp organic vegetable stock
1 free-range egg
2-1/2 tbsp fish sauce
3 tsp Thai curry powder
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 medium size carrot, [...]

Spinach Tofu Salad with Spicy Miso Dressing

Spinach Tofu Salad with Spicy Miso Dressing
Adapted from Entertaining at Home With America’s Top Chefs
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp organic soy sauce
2 tbsp organic white miso
1 tbsp sambal oelek
1/2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp pickled ginger, chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 cup canola oil
24.6 oz (698g) extra firm silken tofu (2 boxes), cut into 1″ cubes
1 bag [...]

Grilled Eggplant with Miso Barbeque Sauce

Grilled Eggplant with Miso Barbeque Sauce
Adapted from The Barbeque Bible! by Steven Raichlen
4-6 Asian eggplants (the long thin ones)
1/3 cup organic white miso
1 tbsp sake
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp dark sesame oil for brushing

Pre-heat your BBQ for direct grilling’; clean and oil the grates.
Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise. Make criss-cross cuts [...]

Green Tea Cheesecake

Green Tea Cheesecake
200g (7 oz) digestive biscuits
60g (1/4 cup) butter
75ml (about 1/3 cup or 2.5 fluid oz) double cream
3 tbsp green tea powder (matcha)
225g (8 oz) full fat cream cheese
3 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
200ml (6.8 fluid oz) whipping cream

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a 9” spring-form cake tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Place [...]

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy
baby bok choy, quartered lengthwise and washed
sesame oil, to taste
hot chilli oil, to taste
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Start the BBQ on high. Clean the grill after 10 –15 minutes.
Toss the bok choy with the oils in a large bowl, and add salt and pepper.
Turn BBQ down to [...]

Asian Marinated Flank Steak

Asian Marinated Flank Steak
1/4 cup organic soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp rice vinegar (not aged)
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp sunflower oil, divided
1 flank steak
Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine the first 6 ingredients and 1 tbsp oil in a bowl.
Cut the flank steak in half, across the [...]

Thai Fried Rice (Khao Pad)

Beef, Tataki-Style, with Mentsuyu Sauce

1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup mirin
3 tbsp superfine or fruit sugar
1 cup water
2-1/2 tbsp dried bonito flakes or other fish flakes
Mix all ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl. Do not cover. Microwave at medium power for 3 minutes. Cool and strain. You can refrigerate it until you need it.

Garlic Fried Rice

Garlic Fried Rice (Ninniku Chahan)
6 – 8 garlic cloves
mixed handful of fresh basil and mint leaves
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cups cooked Japanese rice
1 tsp granulated chicken stock
soy sauce to taste
dried bonito flakes (optional)
coarsely ground pepper
1. Chop the garlic finely. Cut the basil and mint leaves into 1/3-inch pieces
2. Heat oil in wok and fry the [...]