Clams with Lemongrass and Thai Basil

For those craving some South East Asian flavours, I have this simple littleneck clam dish for you to whet your appetite. What is required is fresh lemongrass and thai basil (and of course, the clams). Lemongrass is a tall tropical grass typically featured in Vietnamese and thai cuisine and can be found in Asian grocers….

Grilled Broccolini with Lemon and Aleppo Chilli

Looking for a simple keto and vegan meal without the fuss? I may have the answer for you. Presenting the grilled broccolini dish with lemon and aleppo chilli. This dish will only take you 20 minutes to prepare and make. But before we get down to the details, a little trivia for you. Did you…

Salt-crusted Sea Bass

Ever wondered how to roast fish while keeping all its moisture intact? Well, look no further than the salt baked method whereby you bury your fish of choice (mine is the sea bass or dorade) in an egg white x coarse salt mixture with the consistency of wet sand. Note that any fresh white-fleshed fish…

Lemongrass Air-fried Chicken Wings

Hello all! I’m finally back from my long trip in USA and Tokyo. Been away for more than 6 weeks with a few weeks in San Francisco, one week in New York and 10 days in Tokyo. Managed to pull of a few successful pop-up dinners in San Francisco and New York, meeting an amazing…

Oxtail Ragu with Fettuccine

When cooking ragu, I have one rule: go slow and low. That’s right. Particularly when cooking ragu, it is incredibly difficult to screw things up other than not cooking it for long enough (wink wink). This morning I chose to make oxtail ragu.  Oxtails are a great alternative to other cuts of meat when it…

Morel Risotto with Rosemary

  Bought a packet of morels from my recent trip back home to Sydney and finally put it to good use today by making a morel risotto with rosemary. Having just made a mushroom toast the other day, I must confess that I’ve been slightly addicted to mushrooms. So what is my latest fascination with…

Mushrooms with Thyme on Sourdough

Following my cooking workshop, I had a bunch of cremini mushrooms left so I thought…hang on, why not make a decadent mushroom with thyme on sourdough for breakfast? Just to give you some insight, cremini mushrooms are commonly marketed as “baby bella” or “baby portobello” mushrooms because they are just that – a juvenile portobello…

Roasted maple almonds with rosemary and sea salt

Have my first supper club experience at an artist’s house today so thought I’d make a little treat for people to snack on. Having brought back 1kg of almonds from whole almonds, I thought why not make a healthier snack : roasted almonds with rosemary and sea salt. To sweeten it up a little I…

Pork chop with caramelised onions and dried apricot

Found pork chop, dried apricots, thyme and red onion in the fridge. This stirred me up to make a pork chop dish, topped with caramelised onions and drizzled with a balsamic reduction infused with thyme and dried apricots. Trust me, this recipe is simple and doesn’t require much work. What we would want though is…

Oyakodon (Chicken and egg rice bowl)

After coming back from a trip to Osaka and Japan last month, I was super eager to utilise the dashi stock packets I procured from Kayanoya (known to be the best in town). What better way to utilise the dashi than to make an oyakodon? The Oyakodon (親子丼) has always been a quintessential Japanese dish,…