Marie Rose Sauce (Seafood Cocktail Sauce)

Marie Rose Sauce (Seafood Cocktail Sauce) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Australian cooking class! I wish I could tell you the origin of Marie Rose sauce, but I haven’t found a convincing answer. It was popularised as a seafood cocktail sauce by British TV cook Fanny Cradock in the 1960s, though similar sauces […]

Turkish Stuffed Dried Eggplant (Kuru Patlıcan Dolması)

Turkish Stuffed Dried Eggplant Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Turkish cooking class inspired by Somer Sivrioglu! Strings of hollowed small eggplants drying in the sun are a common sight in eastern Turkey. Hollowing and drying summer vegetables to store for stuffing throughout the winter is a specialty of the south-eastern town of Gaziantep. […]

Sambal Goreng (Fried Chilli Paste)

Sambal Goreng (Fried Chilli Paste) I love having good condiments on hand to add flavour to quick and easy meals. In Southeast Asia that’s often a sambal, and sambal goreng is one of the easiest and tastiest. Sambal means ‘chilli’ and goreng means ‘fried’ and I use this fried chilli paste in mee goreng […]

Prawns with Persian Split Pea Sauce

Prawns with Persian Split Pea Sauce Prawns with Persian split pea sauce is a seafood version of the classic Persian dish, khoresh-e gheymeh, in which lamb is braised in a rich sauce with yellow split peas. For me that dish is really all about the delicious sauce, which I love with chicken, seafood, or even […]

North Carolina-style BBQ Sauce

North Carolina-style BBQ Sauce In the American South, barbecue sauce is as controversial a subject as the barbecue itself, perhaps even more so with regional variations being fiercely defended as the best, the original and the only sauce worth having. My North Carolina-style BBQ sauce is inspired by the mustard-based sauces of North Carolina. This […]

Persian Fish with Barberry Sauce

Persian Fish with Barberry Sauce This tangy barberry sauce is usually served with chicken in a traditional Persian dish called zereshk polo ba morgh, but I discovered that it works just as well with seafood. I like to use large pieces of a firm flaky white fish, such as ling, blue-eye trevalla or mahi mahi, […]

Fish Katsu Sando

Fish Katsu Sando Use any firm, thick, white-fleshed fish for these delicious sandwiches which are traditionally made with pork schnitzel (tonkatsu). Crumbed prawns or chicken work wonderfully too – it’s really all about that spicy tonkatsu sauce. I like mine quite spicy, and serve extra Japanese mustard on the side, but you can tone it […]

Red Rice & Herb Cake

Red Rice & Herb Cake Every rice-centred cuisine has a version of fried rice to use up leftover cooked rice. I created this red rice & herb cake inspired by the Vietnamese tomato rice, cơm đỏ, which Mark Jensen introduced me to. It’s a great way to not only use up excess steamed rice but […]

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