Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Sweet Pork from Vietnam

Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:00
Another SE Asian dish, this is very similar to some local Thai recipes, though there are some essential differences. Vietnamese fish sauce tends to be more pungent, but I believe the dish is more pleasant using Thai fish sauce, and…

Grilled Chicken Jambalaya

Thursday, 22 January 2015 09:46
Even the word Jambalaya conjures up thoughts of exotic spices, Cajun cooking and aromatic dishes.  This week this is a very simple grill and simmer recipe that is well within the abilities of any home cook! Cooking Method Preheat grill.…

Brandy and Lemon BBQ fish

Thursday, 15 January 2015 11:15
A very easy BBQ dish not beyond the skills of any home cook, and you can use almost any fish fillets.  Make the basting sauce two hours before and use it like a marinade, prior to the BBQ.  The most…

Fish and Chips in Beer Batter

Thursday, 08 January 2015 13:37
Fish and Chips is the most remembered representative of English cuisine (other than Balti curries). The cooking oil must be fresh and clean to make the beer batter. Classic fish and chips. Cooking Method Mix flour, mustard and salt in…

Oyster Shots with WOW!

Monday, 29 December 2014 12:30
Jameson’s Irish Pub some time ago had an oyster shot recipe, which made me remember that I had a somewhat more potent version in my own files! Warning! Don’t let the children try this at home! It does call for…

Lamingtons for Xmas

Thursday, 25 December 2014 10:50
This Lamington recipe comes from Australia, where they are almost a national institution (like Brownies in America). Lamingtons are small cubes of cake, dipped in melted chocolate and sugar and coated in desiccated coconut. It relies on a basic sponge…

Any fries to go with that?

Thursday, 18 December 2014 09:29
“French Fries” can be seen in many a menu, but did the chip come from France? There is a photograph taken in Liege in 1891 which shows a food stall with the signs “Fritz Le Doyen de la Friture” (Fritz,…

An easy Thai Larb

Thursday, 11 December 2014 10:58
Larb is a very well known Thai dish.  This recipe is easy to follow and you can substitute chicken or beef in place of pork.  The ingredients are easily sourced at any local market. Cooking Method Heat half the oil…

Contra Filetto di Manzo sul Letto

Thursday, 04 December 2014 11:19
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…

Quick breakfasts for kids

Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:41
If your mornings are anything like our school mornings, the first hurdle is to present nourishing breakfasts in under five minutes, and preferably items that can be held in the hand, when running to the car, with breakfast then completed…
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