Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Kilpatrick Oysters

Thursday, 07 February 2013 10:49
Local oysters are plentiful and cheap!  These generally come without shells, but to serve Kilpatrick Oysters, you will need some shells.  Buy some unshelled ones as well, or beg for the shells from your local restaurant!  There are many variations…

Great Guacamole

Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:23
The avocado dip called guacamole was made by the Aztecs as early as the 16th century.  The name comes from an Aztec dialect via Nahuatl âhuacamolli [a:wakamo:lli]. In addition to its use in modern Mexican cuisine it has also become…

Chicken from Jamaica

Thursday, 24 January 2013 10:38
This is an easy recipe to produce a very tasty way to present chicken breast.  The herbs and spices are all readily available here. Cooking method Pound the chicken breast fillets to around 1 cm thick.  Heat cooking oil in…

Tom Yam Talay

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 17:34
Tom Yam Goong (hot and spicy prawn) is one of the best known Thai soups; however, the variant with prawns, mussels, squid and crabmeat has much more to offer, both in the way of substance, nutrition and taste in my…

Genuine Spanish Paella

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 17:09
This is a typical Spanish paella with chicken, pork and seafood.  It takes 30 minutes to prepare and another 30 minutes to cook. Ingredients Serves 4) Long grain rice (washed) 80 gm Chicken breast pieces 50 gm Pork collar butt…

Mela Cotta con salsa d’arancia e gelato

Thursday, 03 January 2013 10:42
(A New Year’s dessert) Language is a most wonderful medium.  You have to admit that the Italian name for today’s recipe is much more romantic and appetizing than “Apples in orange sauce with almonds and ice cream.”  This is a…

Roadside Kwiteo Nam (noodle soup)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 15:04
One staple that keeps Thailand moving is Kwiteo Nam - the Thai noodle soup.  Thai roadside noodle soup vendors are plentiful and provide a filling dish at very reasonable prices.  The main noodle styles are “sen lek” (thin), “sen yai”…

Rabbit and Special Stew

Thursday, 20 December 2012 10:44
This recipe is one I bring out every couple of years or so, and it still makes me smile.  It was given to me by David Levine, a chef who had been in Thailand for some time, so was au…

Eskimo Spicy Tuna Salad

Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:46
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…

Eggs Thai style with peppers

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:09
This is an interesting derivation from Hungarian eggs, and is something that can be whipped up from items found in most family fridges.  These types of home cooking always reflect not just the tastes of the region, but also the…
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