Tuesday 24 August 2010

Potato Gratin

Potato Gratins are always a personal favourite of mine. But I never quite knew how to make the perfect one…normally I would par-boil my potatoes, then finely slice them and place the cream sauce in the middle of the dish with more potatoes & cheese on top. It solved the gratin fix but I was not really happy with my efforts.

It all changed when I found this recipe. With this recipe the potato will cook in an even amount of cream & milk with a whole onion & some crushed garlic for flavour. The simplicity of the dish is in allowing the natural flavours to release while you cook them in a saucepan, before transferring to the oven to brown.

I like to use as many combinations of grated cheese as I have in my fridge on top to compliment all the flavours within the gratin.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Hot Whiskey (Hot Toddy)

With the change of season we all know the sniffles and aches are going to start. If you feel either coming on, a hot whiskey is a great way to make you feel better. Just remember to not over indulge as then it defeats the purpose of having one.

Many people use brown sugar as the sweetener but I like to use Honey as it will also help if you have a sore throat.

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Spicy Steamed White Fish

The below recipe is super easy & very healthy as steaming food is perhaps the most healthiest way to cook, as the food will retain the majority of its nutrients. 

This fish below will go beautifully with my Egg Fried Rice recipe.

Egg Fried Rice

I discovered this recipe one night when eating Teppan’yaki. The key to this recipe is ensuring your rice is completely cold. 

What I like to do, is the night before cook up extra rice and keep half of it for the next night and make this egg fried rice.

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Red Snapper on the BBQ

Cooking fish on the BBQ is so easy as you essientially will steam your fish in tin foil and all you need to prepare is the fish and the marinate. When cooking place the fish a hot BBQ, the coals should be burned through and the heat should be consistent throughout the process.

Check out this whole Red Snapper recipe for a Summer dinner on a BBQ. As with most of Food Devil dishes it is actually not that hard at all..

Thursday 5 August 2010

Tomato Chutney

I absolutely love chutney. The below recipe is really great as you can tailor it to your own taste. I like my chutney to have a spicy kick so I add some devil eye chillis to it. Others prefer a milder sweeter chutney so no chillis are added but sultanas instead.

Like with anything you do, practice makes perfect and once you make this I think you will always have some in your fridge as it will lighten up the dullest of sandwiches.

Monday 2 August 2010

Greek Salad

After a short break after the World Cup Kitchen I am back with a very nice and tasty salad that is really versatile. It can be eaten as a lunch, with a BBQ, by itself as a dinner or to compliment your meal if you feel like something light & tasty.
The Dressing in the salad gives it a very tasty kick and it is all super easy to put together.   

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