Tag: ginger

16th March 2015

Beef and oyster pie with ginger

Beef and oyster pie is an old English recipe that stems from the times that oysters were so plentiful that they were cheap enough for the poor to eat. Beef was not cheap but the meat used was not a prime cut. Many recipes use a pint of British ale in the broth. Beef and oyster sauce is a common dish in Asia, and almost […]

4th December 2013

Sea bream fusion

I was reading some Chinese cookery books I had bought in Beijing a few years back. I had to smile about the clumsy English but then, I could not read the characters in the original version so the translator helped me a lot. There are a lot of vegetables and herbs the Chinese use in their cooking that are difficult to find here and not […]

3rd December 2013

Cabbage curry

A had some leftover cabbage, Chinese cabbage from a stir-fry and green cabbage I had used with a soup and a quail instead of the kale I had wanted. Cabbage is a healthy vegetable – it is low in fat and calories, high in nutrients and vitamins (C and K) and helps reduce bad cholesterol. I read somewhere that cabbage is the Chinese secret for […]

21st November 2013

Stir-fried lobster

The other day I found a lobster in my freezer. Not that it was hiding there but I had almost forgotten that I had bought two lobsters for a discount price one day at the close of the market. A defrosted lobster is less delicate in taste than a fresh one so for this specimen I opted to spice it up with an Asian touch […]

17th September 2013

Risotto with lemon, ginger and yoghurt

Recently I went to a restaurant in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, le Bistrot de Laurent. Overall, the food and dishes were decent but I was disappointed about the risotto that was served with my tuna steak. It was supposed to have asparagus, very late in the season, but I could hardly taste that. There was a lot of chives and much olive oil. I […]

18th April 2013

Tuna steak GGC

I love tuna. I like the red meat, the tough structure, the salty taste, the low-fat and calories. I eat it cooked, raw and tinned. However, tuna fish is suffering from my, and a billion other consumers’, appetite and the species is endangered. That is why I do not often eat tuna. I try to buy fish that has been caught in the Atlantic ocean […]

10th December 2012

Rack of pork with two apples, lemon grass and ginger

A lovely Sunday lunch or dinner dish, combining hearty pork meat with apples and adding an Asian touch. Because of the apples, I could not resist using some cider. Ingredients 500 grammes of boned rack of pork (or shoulder) tied up as a roast Four Granny Smith apples Four Boskoop apples Two sticks of lemon grass Five cm of fresh ginger A bottle of cider […]

5th December 2012

Pheasant and red cabbage

It is cold outside and the vegetable stalls are full of cabbages, root vegetables and fruit such as apples. We bough a pheasant hen, red cabbage and sour apples. I also used root ginger and onion. Ingredients for two One red cabbage Four sour apples One onion Five cm of root ginger Cube of herd stock Cinnamon, cloves (in powder) One pheasant Pepper, salt Butter, […]

14th November 2012

Pan-roasted quail with garlic and ginger

From time to time, you just have to cook with what you have in the house. I had bought several quail as they were on offer and I did not want to follow a traditional Italian recipe again, as nice as that one is. I had a piece of ginger lying around and some unfinished white wine. Garlic and onion is usually available in the […]

30th October 2012

Sea bass with seafood

Several people have asked for the recipe of the dish that I used on top of my Facebook page. It is a picture I took for my entry in the “Tous en Cuisine” contest. I had to submit a recipe for a “plat salée” with a picture. At first I was at loss about what a salty dish was but in turned out the opposite […]