Side Dishes Archives

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Dip

Roasted Potatoes with Garlic Dip
3 lb potatoes, peeled, halved and quartered or 3 lb new potatoes, halved
2-3 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tsp sea salt
Garlic Dip
10 cloves of garlic, pressed
1 tbsp olive oil
5 tbsp sour cream
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp paprika or more to taste
sea salt to taste

Pre-heat an oven to 400 degrees F. [...]

Deep-Fried Chilies

Deep-Fried Chilies
vegetable oil
green chilies, red chilies or jalapenos
Special equipment: Electric deep fryer.

Place the oil in the deep fryer according the manufacturers instructions.
Heat the oil to 360 degrees F.
Place the chilies in the basket and deep fry for 1-2 minutes , depending on the size of the chilies.
Remove and place on paper towels to drain.

Brazilian Crazy Rice (Arroz Loco)

Crazy Rice (Arroz Loco)
1-1/2 cups long-grain rice
2-1/2 cups water (plus more if needed)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red onion, diced
4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or put through a garlic press
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
341mL (12 fl oz) can peaches and cream corn
1/2 cup fresh Italian [...]

Chicken Salad with Tarragon, Toasted Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

Chicken Salad with Tarragon, Toasted Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins
2 carrots, chopped coarsely
2 celery stalks, chopped coarsely
1 medium onions, peeled and cut into eighths
4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
1 lemon, sliced in half
6 sprigs of fresh parsley
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1-1/2 tbsp black peppercorns
1-1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1-1/2 cups dry white wine [...]

Vegetable Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

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, [...]

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

1-1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 cup onions chopped
2 cups basmati rice
2-1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp fennel seeds, toasted
3 cups free-range chicken stock
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
8 oz feta cheese with tomato and basil, crumbled
2 large cubanelle peppers, seeded and chopped
cilantro leaves, chopped [...]

Roasted Chayote Squash

Roasted Chayote Squash
Adapted from The New Steak
2 chayote squash, cut into 8 pieces (just like you would cut up an apple)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp kosher salt
pinch of cayenne pepper (Adjust according to your taste)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the chayote pieces in olive oil to coat, then sprinkle with salt and cayenne [...]

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 [...]

Garlic Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes
10 med Yukon gold potatoes
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp milk
4 tbsp butter
10 cloves garlic mashed
2 tbsp chopped chives
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Peel and cut potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces and place in large pot filled with water (this will prevent potatoes from browning). Add 1 tsp sea salt.
Boil potatoes [...]