Cook’s Encyclopedia – P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z paella: a Spanish rice dish originating in the town of Valencia. There are hundreds of recipes for paella, all claiming to be authentic....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z g: measurement unit – g (gram) = 1 kg (kilogram). gai larn: also known as kanah, gai lum, Chinese broccoli and Chinese kale....

Cook’s Encyclopedia – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z cabernet vinegar: aged red wine vinegar made from the must of cabernet sauvignon grapes. cachous: small, round, cake-decorating sweets available in silver, gold...

Conversions

Oven Temperatures CELSIUS = FAHRENHEIT = GAS = DESCRIPTION 110°C = 225°F = 1/4 = Cool 120°C = 250°F = 1/2 = Cool 140°C = 275°F = 1 = Very low 150°C = 300°F = 2 = Very low 160°C = 325°F = 3 = Low 170°C = 325°F...

International Glossary

A abiu = luma = caimito = aboi aboi = abiu = luma = caimito all-purpose flour = plain flour arugula = rocket aubergine = eggplant B baby squash = pattypan squash baking soda = bicarbonate of soda besan flour = chickpea flour bicarbonate of soda = baking soda...

Balti Chicken Pasanda

Balti Chicken Pasanda 4 tablespoon Greek-style yoghurt Half tablespoon black cumin seeds 4 cardamom pods 6 whole black peppercorns 2 tablespoon garam masala 2.5 cm or 1 in cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon ground almond 1 teaspoon (tsp) garlic pulp 1 tsp ginger pulp 1 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp...

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado Cream Sauce 2 avocados 1/2 Tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped 1 clove garlic, quartered juice of half a lime 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped 2 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup cream In food processor fitted with chopping blade, puree avocado with garlic, lime juice, and...

Spicy Seafood and Noodle Soup

Spicy Seafood and Noodle Soup Laksa Paste: 3 cloves garlic 2cm fresh ginger 1 lemon grass stalk 6 coriander (cilantro) plant roots 2 fresh red cayenne (hot) chilli’s 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 2 Tbsp peanut oil Soup Base: 12 raw large whole tiger or king prawns 24 fresh mussels,...

Spicy Thai Chicken Soup

Spicy Thai Chicken Soup A mildly spicy chicken soup 16 fluid ounces chicken broth 4-5 kaffir lime leaves, shredded 2 inch piece bruised lemon grass 4 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons lime juice 4 oz chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces 5 fluid ounces coconut milk small red...

Curried Seafood with Coconut Milk

Curried Seafood with Coconut Milk Serves 4 225g small ready-prepared squid 225g raw tiger prawns (jumbo shrimp) 400ml (1 2/3 cups) coconut milk 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded 30ml (2 Tbsp) Thai fish sauce 450g firm white fish fillets, skinned, boned and cut into chunks 2 fresh green...

Moroccan Lamb with Apricots

Moroccan Lamb with Apricots 1 1/2 pound lean lamb, cubed 2 garlic cloves. crushed 5 tablespoons orange juice 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint 1 teaspoon ground cumin pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup dried apricots,...

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder Serves 4 to 6 2 Tbsp (30 ml) canola oil 1 cup (240 ml) chopped yellow onion 3 garlic cloves, chopped 3/4 cup (180 ml) chopped celery 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) peeled and thinly sliced sweet potato 1 Tbsp (15 ml) unbleached white flour 6 cups...

Cottage Cheese in Coconut Gravy

Cottage Cheese in Coconut Gravy 250g cottage cheese (in the form of a solid block). 1 1/2 teacup coconut milk 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp oil refined oil for deep frying too. To be Ground into Paste: 3 green chillies 1 medium onion 25mm (1″)...

Chilli Chicken Appetizers

Chilli Chicken Appetizers 4 medium nectarines or peaches 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken 2 teaspoons Thai garlic-chilli sauce or chilli sauce 2 teaspoons snipped fresh cilantro 1. Cut the nectarines into quarters and remove the pits. Carefully scoop out some of the fruit, leaving a 1/4-inch border inside the...

Guacamole Dip

Guacamole Dip 1 avocado, diced 1 lime, juiced 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced About 3 tablespoons of green onion, minced or regular white onion 3 cup green pepper, minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro Just mix all the ingredients together or you can actually smash the ingredients and have it...