Tuesday 31 March 2015

Tom Yum Soup Cashews

I had a version of these nuts at a friends barbecue recently, spicy sweet cashews with hints of lemongrass and tangy crispy Kaffir lime leaf pieces. I thought she had made the cashews but when I asked for the recipe but it turned out she had bought them on a recent trip to Thailand. I googled to see if I could find a recipes but didn't come across many except one using a store bought tom yum soup paste and the only tom yum soup paste I could find was full of msg.

Tuesday 24 March 2015

How to: Peel a prawn

How to peel a prawn a continuation to my guide on preparation of food items from the Hong Kong wet markets. Making a seafood dish? Check out the post from last week on how to prepare a squid!

Thursday 19 March 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip on the chopcookdine stripe tea towel available soon on Etsy!
I decided to make red pepper dip last night, so I started roasting the veggies. Then I came home this afternoon and noticed something in the oven....

Wednesday 11 March 2015

How to: Clean A Squid

Many seafood and foods you buy in the wet markets in Hong Kong are not prepared and you need to prepare them for cooking yourself. Many foods I know how to prepare and many I don't have a clue how to prepare so I wanted to start to make a guide to cutting, chopping and preparing foods from the Asian wet markets. Hope you enjoy the posts in the coming weeks.