I could not decide which country’s cuisine to make for my South East Asian Date Night menu, so I decided to make a few favourites from different countries and a few new dishes never tried before. I ended up with quite a lot of dishes, so I’m doing this in three separate posts.
Trying to find a table for lunch at a jam-packed Melkbosstrand beachfront (without a reservation – yes I know) on a public holiday did not work out so well on Tuesday. We returned home hungry and decided to make a paella with whatever ingredients we had at home. Continue reading Paella
We had the family over for lunch on Sunday and as my dad loves a good lamb curry, I decided on an Indian menu with the curry made in a potjie over the coals for a South African twist.
Café de Paris butter was first served in the 1940s at the Café de Paris restaurant in Geneva. There are many different variations but the key ingredients are usually citrus, herbs, curry powder and anchovies – not a combination that sounds very compatible but this flavoured butter is delicious. Continue reading Springbok Fillet with Café de Paris Butter
The girls have hinted for a while that they want to taste my molecular gastronomy experiments so on Saturday I prepared a four course lunch for them taking inspiration from the Test Kitchen menu. Continue reading Molecular Gastronomy Girls’ Lunch – Salmon Crema, Curry Glazed Fish, Beef Fillet and Yoghurt Panna Cotta
Tired of cauliflower pizza bases I’ve been experimenting with seed flour bases and have come up with this recipe for a low carb pizza. It’s actually more of a pancake / flat bread than a pizza base but worked very well in our pizza oven.
Last night’s French menu for date night was filled with culinary mishaps but we still ended up eating lots of good food.
Bread is probably one of the foods that banters miss most about their new lifestyle. There are loads of recipes for low carb bread, but most have almond flour as an ingredient which is just so expensive. This recipe replaces the almond flour with a flour made by grinding sunflower seeds and linseeds – great taste at a fraction of the cost. An additional benefit is that these seeds are super healthy, You can also add ground pumpkin or sesame seeds to the mix. Continue reading Sunflower and linseed microwave low carb bread
Feeling like Italian food and experimenting with my molecular
gastronomy kit on date night I decided to make a very simple Italian menu with some Heston Blumenthal wonders thrown in for the wow factor. Continue reading Italian Menu – Prawns with Pancetta, Veal Scaloppine with Marsala and Panna Cotta with a Raspberry Sphere
Feeling nostalgic for our Bali holiday so long ago I decided on an
Indonesian menu for this week’s date night. Continue reading Indonesian Menu – Pork Sate, Coconut Chicken, Gado Gado and Bami Goreng