Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Contra Filetto di Manzo sul Letto

Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:36
As you might have guessed, this is an Italian recipe. It was actually given to me by Luigi Fadda when the Amari had the La Gritta restaurant, where the Mantra is today. It is an easy recipe to cook, with…

Load your potato skins!

Thursday, 14 May 2015 11:16
I was reminded of this recipe while making mashed potatoes and looking at the unwanted potato skins.  Loaded potato skins is a great snack, and you seemingly whip it up in a couple of minutes.  The secret here is pre-cooking…

Jamaican pork fillets

Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:48
This is an easy recipe to produce a very tasty way to present pork fillets. The herbs and spices are all readily available here. Cooking method Pound the pork fillets to around 1 cm thick. Heat cooking oil in the…

Cold soup? Yes - Gazpacho!

Thursday, 30 April 2015 11:53
The hot season is here again - with a vengeance, and time to think again about cooling, refreshing soups. Gazpacho is a famous Spanish soup which is served cold. The use of your blender makes this a very easy soup…
This recipe came from a Colombian chef I met in the Royal Garden a few years ago.  The Colombian/Spanish cuisine is very similar to some Thai dishes, but just read through the ingredients for these prawns - one TABLESPOON of…

Avocado Fajitas

Thursday, 16 April 2015 09:31
Fajitas make for a fun dish. This one is not difficult to make and will have your guests wanting more. If you want a more “Mexican” flavor, you can add a jalapeno pepper. Cooking method Cut half the avocado into…

Scrambled Eggs Unscrambled

Thursday, 09 April 2015 09:04
Do you start your day on an egg? One of the most popular breakfast items is surely scrambled eggs. Unfortunately, there are many breakfast cooks who simply whisk the eggs, drop in the frying pad, toss a couple of times…

Thai Rice Soup (Khao Tom)

Thursday, 02 April 2015 13:52
This is one Thai dish which is universal.  Khao Tom (rice soup) can be found anywhere, and most city blocks will have at least one local ‘restaurant’ that specializes in this dish.  Khao Tom is the base to which you…

Creamy chicken pasta

Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:33
Pasta is always a good dish to prepare when entertaining. A central large bowl with the special pasta spoon can be used as a main course, or as an entree. You can substitute the chicken with prawns or even a…

Sake Tsutsumiyaki

Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:35
This recipe came from Benihana a few years ago, but it is worth revealing once more.  This is salmon and vegetables which goes under the wonderful title of Sake Tsutsumiyaki. The cooking and preparation is very easy, and the result…
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