Khun Ocha's Cookbook

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…

Pork chop with garlic mashed potatoes

Thursday, 12 March 2015 10:43
A hearty and an inexpensive 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 original recipe does say at…
This week’s recipe is for those who really enjoy the spicy side of Thai cooking. It calls for five hot chilies, but remember you can downgrade the thermo-nuclear factor with lesser quantities. If you decide to do this, I would…

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.…
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