June 2011

Asian Style Stir Fried Clams

Asian Style Stir Fried Clams

I love using clams, though the meat in each shell may be so small they do give a lot of flavours to every dish that it is a part of, flavours you cannot get from other seafood. Too bad this lovely sea shells are seasonal in New Zealand so I...

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza

Margherita Pizza is a pizza made for a Queen (literally); it was created by Don Raffaele Esposito, tthe owner of Pietro Il Pizzaiolo a famous pizzeria during thatt time.  He was tasked to prepare a special dish for Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni during her visit in Naples during 1889. The...

Crab and Corn Chowder

Crab and Corn Chowder

Chowder is a term given to a variety of seafood and vegetable based thickened soup dishes. These dishes are often milk or cream based, but there are some tomato based ones like the Manhattan clam chowder. There are two claims for the origin of this dish one is French and...

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Cassoulet is a slowly cooked French stew that is made out of duck legs, Toulouse sausages and haricot beans then topped with fried bread crumbs and cracklings. The name was derived from the traditional cooking pot where this dish is typically cooked. There are several varieties of this dish and...

Kapiti Kahurangi Creamy Blue

Kapiti Kahurangi Creamy Blue

Blue cheese or bleu cheese is a type of cheese that have cultures of the mold Penicillium, where cheese is aged and the final product is spotted or veined with a distinctly blue, blue-grey or blue-green coloured mold. The characteristic flavour of blue cheeses are sharp, salty and mouldy, the...


Bagnet 3

Bagnet

Bagnet is a Filipino dish made out of pork belly deep fried till its really crispy served with a bagoong monamon / fermented anchovy dip. Filipinos love deep fried crispy pork with its skin on like crispy pata, lechon kawali and chicharon, this dish is no different as it uses...

Beef Sopas 2

Beef Sopas

Beef Sopas is Filipino recipe of beef noodle soup prepared with cubed beef pieces cooked with carrots and macaroni in a creamy soup of beef stock and milk. Sopas is a Tagalog word for soup and usually it is made out of macaroni or shell pasta with bits of chicken,...

Spring Onion Stuffed Squid

Spring Onion Stuffed Squid

When I was in the Philippines me and my colleagues loved to eat in this Chinese restaurant called “Wok inn” in Malate, Manila and we always order this stuffed squid dish which is really good but I don’t know the name. I had been searching the internet for its recipe...

Meringue Cookies

Meringue Cookies

Yesterday I had posted some Leche Flan and that uses a lot of egg yolks and as a result I was left with this egg whites which definitely can be used for something else, first thing that came out in my mind was making some meringue cookies. Meringue cookies or...