Friday, October 21, 2016

4 Ingredients Beef & Coconut Satay

Serves 4

Get This -

* 500g (1 pound) diced beef (also great with pork, chicken or prawns)
* 1–2 teaspoons curry powder
* 2 tablespoons (50g) crunchy peanut butter
* 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk

Do This -

Heat a large nonstick frying pan until hot. Add 2 tablespoons of water and cook the beef for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown.
Reduce heat, add the curry powder, mix well and cook for 1 minute. Add the peanut butter and coconut milk and stir well until combined. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Nasi kuning (yellow rice)

8 Servings

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2 teaspoons peanut oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
440g (2 cups) medium-grain rice, rinsed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
400ml can coconut milk
500ml (2 cups) water or chicken or vegetable stock
1 teaspoon Garam Masala
1 lemon grass stem, broken & bruised or 1 teaspoon crushed lemon grass

Do This -

  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 3 minutes or until golden. Stir in rice and turmeric.
  2. Stir in coconut milk, stock, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, bay leaves and lemon grass. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Set aside, covered, for 5 minutes to steam.

Monday, June 13, 2016

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Get This - 

1 packet Arnott's Nice Biscuits
125g butter, melted
1 can sweetened condensed milk
250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
2 lemons, juiced

Do This -
  1. Line a springform pan with baking paper or tin foil.
  2. Crush up biscuits in a food processor, blender or by hand until very small pieces are formed. Add enough butter to bind and stick mixture together. Press mixture into the lined tin. Place in the fridge to set.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  4. Add the sweetened condensed milk. Beat until smooth. Then add the juice of 2 lemons and beat again until smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into refrigerated biscuit base and return to the fridge until ready to serve.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dongella's Shepherd's Pie


Get This - 

500g beef mince
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion chopped
clove of garlic
2 teaspoons mixed herbs
1.5 cups of beef stock
1 cup frozen peas
1 grated carrot
1 grated zucchini
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated cheese
1 tablespoon butter
3 potatoes

Do This -

  • Heat Oil in a large frypan, Saute onion and garlic, add mince and cook until brown.
  • Add tomato paste, beef stock, mixed herbs, sauce, peas, carrot and zucchini, mix thoroughly and simmer until liquid is absorbed.
  • Meanwhile boil potatoes until soft. Mash with butter.
  • Place mince mixture in a casserole dish, top with mashed potatoes.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and is lightly brown.
  • Enjoy!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Teriyaki Sauce

Get This -

 1/2 cup soy sauce
 1/4 cup mirin*
 1/4 cup caster sugar
 1 tablespoon honey
 1 tablespoon sesame oil
 2 teaspoons finely grated ginger
 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced

Do This - 

Place soy sauce, mirin, sugar, honey, sesame oil, ginger and garlic in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.

*Mirin is a Japanese sweet rice wine that adds a mild acidity. If you don’t have it in your cupboard you can use dry sherry, sweet marsala wine, dry white wine, or rice vinegar and mix in about 1/2 teaspoon sugar per tablespoon.