Roti – Malaysian Pancakes

Mmmmm. Roti is the traditional accompaniment for Malaysian Curry – the combination being called Roti Chanai. Nothing like it. Watching Malaysian chefs prepare this flaky bread is a treat in itself. I love seeing them work the dough and then throw it around in ever expanding sheets. Fantastic. Recipe makes six roti = enough for ...

Roman Chicken

For some reason we started going to a lot of Italian restaurants when we moved to the UK. I developed a liking for the Italian mains. This is my version of Roman chicken. Roman Chicken Steven Thomas Hearty Roman fare. Print Recipe Ingredients  1/4 cup floursalt and pepper9 chicken drum sticks skin removed.Olive Oil4 garlic cloves ...

Exotic Noodle Salad

Joan served this up to us on a beautiful summers day in New Zealand. Fresh and zingy, and very satisfying. It has become a favourite of ours during the brief British summers. Exotic Noodle Salad Joan Prentice Print Recipe Ingredients  8 pieces of Dried Mushrooms2 cloves garlic finely chopped1 tablespoon lemon grass finely chopped1 knob of ...

Hebrew to English Translation of Fish Names 16

Israelis use completely different names for fish to those I’m used to so I thought a wee table would help.

Tunisian Sandwich

Yummy. A delight I picked up when eating at the Haviv household. Traditionally these are served in a Fricasse, i.e. fried bread, but the more health conscious serve inside a baguette or roll.  Tunisian Sandwich Marie Haviv Print Recipe Ingredients  French bread or FricasseeTuna in oilIsraeli salad Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Capsicum, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, ...

Asian / Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit

A bit of an Asian / Moroccan mix that Galit wanted me to try.  Asian / Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit Asian / Moroccan chicken dish with an interesting combination of honey, soy, and spices. Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for marinade1/2 cup olive oil2 tablespoons sesame oil1/4 cup balsamic vinegar2 tablespoons brown sugar3 tablespoons honey1/2 cup ...

Minestrone Soup

I adapted this from an Israel cookbook, translated from Hebrew. Then tweaked – as I do. The quantity is a meal for 6-8 people. The original recipe used dried beans, but I’m lazy, but not so lazy that I use bought stock – made my own. Minestrone Soup Steven Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  2 tablespoons oil2 ...

Mascarpone and Tomato Sauce

Fantastic and so simple to make. When used with Gnocchi it serves about 3, in which case also serve with with Rocket Salad and fresh Bread.   Mascarpone and Tomato Sauce Steven Thomas and Galit Haviv-Thomas Print Recipe Ingredients  1 Tablespoon of butter or margarine1 garlic and parsley stock cube or fresh equivalent250 grams Mascarpone Italian ...

Guacamole (Avocado Dip)

Manolito’s was a Tex-Mex restaurant in my home town and Sue Dempsey smuggled out a couple of recipes. Their Guacamole was okay, but not great, which I blame on the sour cream they added (300 grams of it). Without the sour cream it was better. With a bit more garlic and a dash of lemon ...

Malaysian Chicken Curry

Malaysian restaurants are common in Australia and New Zealand and I got a bit of a taste for Malaysian Chicken curry with Roti. These restaurants are rare in the UK so here is my attempt to recreate the taste. The recipe is for 800 grams of chicken, which is a fairly standard pack in the ...