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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
Ingredients:
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
Directions:

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
Ingredients:
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
Directions:

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

MENTSUYU DRESSING/DIPPING SAUCE
Ingredients:
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
Directions:
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

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Garlic Fried Rice (Ninniku Chahan)
Ingredients:
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
Directions:
1. Chop the garlic finely. Cut the basil and mint leaves into 1/3-inch pieces
2. Heat oil in wok and fry the [...]