Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Mango Prawn Curry

Thursday, 16 October 2014 10:18
Pattaya supermarkets have prawns and green mangoes. This week’s recipe combines these ingredients, and is spicy. You have been warned. Cooking Method Peel and de-vein the prawns and set aside. Add just enough boiling water to the desiccated coconut to…

Seafood Paella

Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:27
This recipe is typical of the Spanish Paellas, with the actual amounts of each ingredient depending upon what was available in the kitchen at the time, so take quantities as a guide only. Cooking Method Clean the mussels and place…

Spicy Oyster and Scallop Soup

Thursday, 02 October 2014 10:35
I had an Oysters Kilpatrick the other night which had me thinking about an oyster recipe.  This week’s recipe is for those who enjoy preparing dishes that ‘look’ expensive, but the clever shopper can make this very inexpensively.  The secret…

Pork Scaloppini with lemon and capers

Thursday, 25 September 2014 09:33
Italian heritage with this pork steak dish. Easy and quick to cook and you can even buy the sliced pork steaks at your local supermarket. Cooking Method Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the pork into 6…

Philippine Chicken Adobo

Thursday, 18 September 2014 09:16
This is a Filipino dish which is not spicy, but the 10 garlic cloves will come through. Best served with steamed white rice, this item has its origin in Spain, where it was a chicken stew. Requiring a marinade, remember…

Powerful Oyster Shots

Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:10
This recipe is one based on a Jameson’s oyster shot recipe which I stole from Kim Fletcher a few years back, but this is a rather more potent version!  Don’t let the children try this at home!  It does call…

Deep fried chicken cakes (Thod Mun Gai)

Thursday, 04 September 2014 10:31
This is an interesting variation on the more usual fish cakes (Thod Mun Pla).  Like its fish counterpart, it is important not to overcook, as the final dish can get rubbery in texture.  It is also important to drain the…

Five Spice Chicken Sandwich

Thursday, 28 August 2014 10:11
This is certainly not your average sandwich, and one that does take 25 minutes from idea to plate (10 minutes preparation and 15 minutes cooking).  It is closely related to a Cajun chicken, substituting Cajun seasoning for the Chinese Five…

Contra Filetto di Manzo sul Letto

Thursday, 21 August 2014 10:37
This is an easy recipe to cook, with only a few ingredients.  However, like most Italian dishes, there is a heavy touch of garlic to give it that “continental” flavor. Probably one of the most important items to attend to…

Chicken Fajitas (pronounced ‘Fahitas’)

Thursday, 14 August 2014 10:35
Start by remembering that F is for “fun” and F is for “Fajitas. A tortilla wrap with onions, capsicums, guacamole, cheese and salsa. The fun comes as every time you can make it differently, and personally it is the guacamole/cheese…
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