Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Pork fillets with ginger

Thursday, 04 February 2016 15:28
This is a mainland China recipe and though similar to the Thai Gai Pad Khing uses more ingredients and some different flavors with the use of rice wine, honey and sauces. Sherry can be used in place of the rice…

The skipper’s favorite pork

Thursday, 28 January 2016 09:15
This recipe comes from a real skipper’s mate, Sue Bett, who wrote a book for cooks on board yachts. They are deliberately easy with the minimum of ingredients but still have a little gourmet touch to them. You can substitute…

Great Guacamole

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 16:43
Avocados are still plentiful in the shops and the price has been coming down each week. Guacamole is well known, but there are a few ways to prepare this dish. There is also the problem of telling when an avocado…

Dijon pork medallions

Thursday, 14 January 2016 14:34
Pork is a very popular dish that is plentiful and very inexpensive compared to beef. Pork is one of the most nutritious, easily prepared ingredients in the home kitchen. The Dijon mustard gives the flavor to this dish. The addition…

Pulled Pork

Thursday, 07 January 2016 09:39
The easiest and most tender pulled pork comes out of the slow cooker.  Look to keep the cooking process for about eight hours.  By coating the pork with spices and herbs and cooking on a bed of garlic and onions…

Fried rice from Bali

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 17:17
Here is something a little different from the usual Asian fried rice.  The garlic and chillies will give this a little more zing than standard fried rice, but remember that the degree of spiciness is under the control of the…

Chicken Satays

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 17:15
Everyone loves a BBQ, and satays make an ideal BBQ food. Speared on a stick or skewer, you can eat single-handed while holding a drink in the other! To make these chicken satays memorable, marinate the meat in a Ziploc…

Potato and bacon soup

Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:57
Winter is upon us, and even though we live in the tropics, it still gets cold. This recipe is ideal being warm, thick and nourishing. It does take some time to prepare, but you can pre-make, then add the topping…

Crab and Prawn Pie

Thursday, 10 December 2015 10:28
Ready for something different? Try a Thai crab and prawn pie. Forget the steak and mushroom, this is a healthy, fast and easy to make seafood pastry pie recipe which makes a great side dish, lunch or meal for a…

Spicy Tuna Salad (Eskimo style)

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 15:08
You do not need to be close to the North Pole to enjoy this salad. This is one recipe that not only provides your family with a nourishing salad, but can help with future health. Tuna fish has the essential…
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