Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Into a pan, pour 3/4 litre of red wine, brought almost to boiling (wait till it is moving and steaming.) Remove from heat, throw in 2 good handfuls of thyme, 6 table spoons of honey, 6 table spoons of lemon juice, a rounded tea-spoon of ground nutmeg, a chunk of ginger root, chopped. Stir briskly, return to heat until ‘moving’ again, then remove from heat, … Continue reading Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Chimmichurri Rib Eye

Ingredients 600 g rib-eye steak Chimmichurri ½ bunch coriander, leaves picked ½ bunch parsley, leaves picked 1 green chilli, seeds removed ½ garlic clove, minced Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper   Instructions Preheat the pan or barbecue until it’s searingly hot. Start by whacking the steak on your pan and cooking for 8 minutes on … Continue reading Chimmichurri Rib Eye

The Bloodhound

Ingredients 1-ounce gin 1/2-ounce sweet vermouth 1/2-ounce dry vermouth 1/2-ounce strawberry liqueur Fresh strawberry to garnish   Instructions Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, into a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and then shake the mixture vigorously for 30 seconds to chill. Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass, garnish with the cherry fresh strawberry, and then serve immediately. Continue reading The Bloodhound

Prawns in Coconut Milk Gravy

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: Prawns -250gms cleaned and deveined. Garlic paste 1 tablespoon Ginger paste 1 tablespoon Cumin powder ½ tablespoon Red chilli powder ½ tablespoon Paste of 1 small onion Coconut milk  1 can. N.B Milk obtained from freshly crushed coconut enhances the taste   of the dish. Mustard / refined oil 4 tbsps Salt 1 tbsp Garam Masala (Aromatic spices) powder I heaped tbsp   … Continue reading Prawns in Coconut Milk Gravy

Chicken Coconut Curry

Ingredients:  2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs (about 4 breasts or 7 thighs), cut into 1″ cubes 2 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons virgin coconut or vegetable oil (plus 2 teaspoons; optional) 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk (preferably full-fat) 1 (2 1/2″) piece ginger, peeled 4 … Continue reading Chicken Coconut Curry

Stir Fried Cabbage

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH This is a no-frills-no-fuss dish, with all the ingredients available aplenty throughout the year. Doesn’t take long to cook either. Read on… Ingredients: A large/ medium sized cabbage, julienned,  2-3 medium sized potatoes (peeled & diced), 250mg  green peas (shelled), Indian bay leaves  1 or 2 ,   green cardamom  2/3,  cloves  1 or 2,  cinnamon sticks ½  or 1. Cumin seeds ½ … Continue reading Stir Fried Cabbage