Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Swiss style rösti potatoes

Thursday, 26 February 2015 09:29
This recipe is for the Swiss rösti potatoes, sometimes thought of as Swiss hash browns, though I think rösti predates hash browns.  In the dish’s native Switzerland, recipes include bacon, rosemary, caraway seeds, eggs, pasta, cheese, even coffee.  Basically whatever…

Baked Lemon Chicken with mushroom sauce

Thursday, 19 February 2015 09:20
Lemon chicken is always popular. This recipe makes chicken even more appetizing. Cooking Method Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Pour olive oil in an 8x8-inch glass baking dish. Place the chicken breasts in the dish, coating…

Potato Wedges with Garlic and Lime

Thursday, 12 February 2015 11:16
Potato wedges are a very popular family dish.  They are also good to serve with pre-dinner drinks, but this recipe adds just a little something more to the oven fried potato, and that is the addition of garlic and lime.…
A hearty meal, an inexpensive meal and a very flavorsome meal.  One of the secrets in this recipe is in the marinade process.  This is best done in a ‘zip-lock’ plastic bag in the refrigerator and overnight is perfect.  The…

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…
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