Gumbo Chicken

Gumbo is a Cajun hot-pot. The derivation for the name “Gumbo” is gombo, n’gombo, and/or kin, all west African names for okra. Not all Gumbos include okra, but when used it thickens the sauce and adds a slightly gelatinous texture. Gumbo always includes Cajun vegetables (onion, capsicum, celery), Roux and hot pepper sauce. I don’t ...

Roux – For Thickening Sauces with Flour and Oil

Roux is a mainstay of Cajun and Creole cooking being used to flavour, thicken and colour many sauces and dishes, e.g. Gumbo. Traditionally roux is cooked very slowly on low heat, sometimes for hours, but cooking times can be reduced by using higher temperatures. To achieve success you need a long handled wooden spoon, a ...

Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread) 37

I really love visiting Malta and eating in the restaurants that served local food. I particularly like the bread (Ħobż Malti), and the snack called Ħobż-bi-żejt (bread and oil), which I found remarkably like a Tunisian Sandwich. Maltese bread is a solid sourdough bread. It has a crisp crust and a light crumb with irregular ...

Honey Soy Beef with Sesame Seeds

I really like Chinese Honey Braised Soy Chicken and I seem to recall having a beef version in a restaurant sometime, with sesame seeds added. This is my version. You will need to prepare the Honey Soy Sauce / Marinade before hand. Serve on plain steamed rice.   Honey Soy Beef with Sesame Seeds Steven ...

Chicken in Bone Sucking Sauce

Yum. You’ll have had to prepare some Bone Sucking Sauce before starting. Chicken in Bone Sucking Sauce Steven Thomas An easy after work meal, assuming you've got the sauce preprepared. Print Recipe Ingredients  1 tablespoons paprika2 teaspoons white sugar1/2 teaspoon onion powder1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1 kg chicken drum sticks or similarOne serving of Bone Sucking Sauce ...

Honey Soy Chicken

Depending on the ingredients and proportions this recipe can be anything from a Japanese teriyaki through to a Chinese honey braised soy chicken. Whatever the consistency you’ll end up with a sweet sticky chicken delight. You will need to prepare the Honey Soy Sauce / Marinade. Honey Soy Braised Chicken Wings Print Recipe Ingredients  Chicken Wings2 ...

Salat Mechouia – Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad

Salat Mechouia - Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad
Slata Mechouia, a Tunisian cooked salad, is frequently seen as an accompaniment at Saturday lunch in the Haviv household. It is a combined effort from Marie and Robert; Robert does the roasting and Marie the chopping.   Salat Mechouia - Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad Marie Haviv Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  3-6 ripe tomatoes2-6 green ...

Ciabatta

Ciabatta
Having mastered the French style Pain de Campagne I thought I’d move on to another sour dough – the Italian Ciabatta. I picked this style of bread because it is meant to be very light and airy, and ultimately I’m aiming for Maltese Bread which is also light and airy. Because you’re aiming for light ...

Bread with Antipasti

A friend of mine, Gitit Wainer, did a cooking course and sent through a few recipes. This one is kind of like a pizza pie with antipasti.  Bread with Antipasti Gitit Wainer I learnt a real easy bread recipe and upgraded it. Some of it I baked as is but the rest I filled with ...

Chicken or Turkey Meat Balls

Chicken or Turkey Meat Balls
Galit’s mum, Marie, serves these meat balls with Couscous for the Saturday lunch. The Haviv’s are Tunisian so expect a good hearty meal. I’ve also seen, but not tried, a similar recipe which has an extra egg in the meat balls, but doesn’t coat them in egg and flour. Chicken or Turkey Meat Balls Marie ...