Tag: Chicken

Spice Chest: Fenugreek – Chicken Vindaloo

Spice Chest: Fenugreek – Chicken Vindaloo

We’ve opened the spice chest up this morning and chosen one of the most interesting herbs. Fenugreek. This cure all spice is genius in the kitchen in curries. Today I’ve chosen one of my Fathers all time favourite curries and the one he always ordered from the takeaway despite saying […]

Spice Chest: Szechuan Pepper – Bang Bang Chicken

Spice Chest: Szechuan Pepper – Bang Bang Chicken

We’ve opened the our spice chest this morning and found our Szechuan pepper. Named after the area it comes from this aromatic addition to chinese food is a winner and today it’s in our Bang Bang Chicken. Szechuan Pepper (Zanthoxylum piperitum) from the Rutaceae family, is often assumed to be […]

Kaffir Lime – Thai Chicken Stir-Fry

Kaffir Lime – Thai Chicken Stir-Fry

Citrus hysteria, most commonly known as kaffir lime, is a tree and fruit native to the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Thailand and nearby countries, and the leaf is the part used most heavily in Southeast Asian cuisine. The leaves can be used fresh or dried and can be frozen very […]

Chicken and Ginger Congee

Chicken and Ginger Congee

We’re heading to Asia today to try out congee. Congee is a sort of rice based porridge and is a staple in many Asian countries. It is often eaten along with other side dishes, although it can be eaten as a main dish with the addition of either meat, fish and […]

National Curry Week – Murgh Makhani

National Curry Week – Murgh Makhani

Its’ national curry week in the UK and so today we thought we’d pay homage to probably one of the most delicious,fragrant and aromatic of cuisines. Curry is an English word, a generic term used to describe Asian, originally Indian cuisine. The actual word Curry was adopted from the word […]

Sunday Lunch –  Paprikash Poussin

Sunday Lunch – Paprikash Poussin

We’ve chosen poussin today for Sunday lunch and I remember the first time I tried it about a hundred years ago in Paris. It was served whole and when I say whole I mean whole, avec giblets. A bit shocking for a twelve-year-old. Having recovered from that, I simply love […]

Kung Hei Fat Choi – Five-Spiced Baked Chicken

Kung Hei Fat Choi – Five-Spiced Baked Chicken

新年好 – kung hei fat choi ! and to celebrate Chinese New Year a simple five-spiced  baked chicken dish which can be eaten hot with steamed rice and vegetables or cold, the secret is simply to marinade the your five-spiced baked chicken for as long as possible to make sure […]