Khun Ocha's Cookbook

Shepherd’s Pie

Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:35
A traditional dish that came from the wilds of the UK, when sheep and shepherds roamed the hills.  Feel free to add or subtract items, depending upon what you have in the larder at the time! Ingredients Serves 4-6 Ground…

Orange Teriyaki Chicken

Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:30
Teriyaki sauce gives its own particular flavor to any dish, so this recipe is good when using chicken breast fillets.  This dish then depends for the bulk of its flavor on the marinade.  This procedure is best done in a…

Creamy Oyster Bisque

Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:38
Oysters are a wonderful starter to any meal, and this creamy oyster bisque is particularly good (but there is no note in the recipe regarding aphrodisiac qualities).  This came from Australia and featured the world famous Sydney Rock Oysters, but…

Risotto Verde (Spinach Rice)

Thursday, 06 June 2013 14:00
Today’s offering is Luigi Fadda’s recipe for Risotto Verde (Spinach Rice).  Luigi was a chef who not only enjoyed cooking, but enjoyed eating as well.  Luigi gave me this recipe when he was working as a consultant at the Amari…

Hungarian goulash

Thursday, 30 May 2013 13:16
Hungarian Goulash was a traditional “family” recipe, so there are always minor variations.  Some of these related to available ingredients while others referred to individual likes or dislikes in family members. Hungarian Goulash is not a stew - it is…

Spicy Potato Wedges

Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:51
One very popular family dish is potato wedges.  They are also good to serve with pre-dinner drinks, but this recipe adds just a little something more to the oven fried potato, with the addition of capsicum and lime. Ingredients Serves…

Malaysian Chicken in Coconut Milk

Thursday, 16 May 2013 11:33
This Malaysian soup is not to be confused with the Thai Tom Kha Gai, or Gaeng Gari Gai.  They are quite different, and this recipe calls for the thicker coconut cream from the can, not the thinner coconut milk.  You…

A dessert of steamed ginger eggs

Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:16
Desserts in Thailand tend to be very cloying, but this dessert is a very different dish, coming originally from Japan.  It is a light and sweet dessert and the presentation of this is important, as it is with most Japanese…

Solero’s Mango Mousse

Thursday, 02 May 2013 11:41
A few years ago now, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the famous Colombian chef, Arturo Boada, who was over from Texas as the invited chef for the Royal Garden (Marriott), to prepare some new recipes for the…

Refreshing Gazpacho

Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:47
We are in the hottest part of the year, but here is a soup to cool and refresh. This soup is noteworthy in the fact that it is served cold.  This makes it the ideal hot weather starter for any…
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