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How to Cook Ma Po Tofu

Serves: 6-8 Preparation time: 15 mins + 2 hours (inactive) Cooking time: 2 ½ hours Ingredients needed to make Ma Po Tofu: For the marinade: 1 (4 lb) boneless pork shoulder, chopped into 1’’ chunks ½ cup Chinese black vinegar, plus more if necessary 1 cup Shaoxing wine For the sauce: 4 oz beech mushrooms, stem trimmed 2 tbsp fermented black ... Read More »

How to Cook Frogmore Stew

Serves: 6 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients needed to make Frogmore Stew: 1 ½ lb fresh large shrimps, beheaded, peeled but tail retained 1 lb Andouille sausage, chopped into ½’’ chunks ¼ cup celery stalks, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 9 small potatoes, cooked in salted water and drained 1 cup arugula, roughly chopped 1 cup ... Read More »

How to Cook Dan Dan Noodles

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Dan Dan Noodles: 8 oz Chinese wheat noodles 6 oz white button mushrooms, quartered 2 medium garlic cloves, finely minced 3 tbsp Sichuan mustard root, finely chopped 1 tbsp fermented chili bean paste 2 tsp chinkiang or Chinese black vinegar 2 tbsp shaoxing wine 3 tsp light ... Read More »

How to Cook Salt-Fried Pork Chops

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Salt-Fried Pork Chops: 8 oz pork chops, skin on 2 tsp fermented black beans 2 tbsp chili bean paste 5 green onions, both green and white parts 1 tsp light soy sauce 2 tbsp cooking oil ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp sugar Cooking instructions for Salt-Fried Pork ... Read More »

How to Cook Thai Chicken Laksa

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients needed to make Thai Chicken Laksa: For the chicken: 4 boneless chicken thighs, skinned 1 tbsp sesame seeds 1tbsp honey 1 fresh red chilli 1 heaping tsp Chinese five spice Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste For the laksa: 300 gm rice noodles Neck end of 1 butternut ... Read More »

How to Cook Sausage Carbonara

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 10 mins Ingredients needed to make Sausage Carbonara: 320 gm dried linguine 4 Italian sausages 2 thick pancetta slices, chopped 50 gm Parmesan cheese, freshly grated 4 egg yolks Finely grated zest of a lemon 100 ml single cream 1 fresh parsley sprig,  chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste ... Read More »

How to Cook Chicken Chow Mein

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Chicken Chow Mein: 100 gm egg noodles 1 large chicken breast, skinned 4 shiitake mushrooms 220 gms canned water chestnuts 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 2 spring onions, finely sliced 2’’ fresh ginger root, peeled and finely sliced 1 bok choi 1 fresh red chili, ... Read More »

How to Cook Beef Carpaccio

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients needed to make Beef Carpaccio: One beef fillet, weighing 500 gm 250 gm mixed beans, trimmed Several fresh thyme sprigs Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Olive oil, as required For the marinade: 1 ½ tbsp white wine vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard Handful of assorted fresh ... Read More »

How to Cook Chicken Under A Brick

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 mins + 2 hours (inactive) Cooking time: 20 mins Ingredients needed to make Chicken Under A Brick: 3 lb whole chicken 1 cup olive oil 2 tbsp minced garlic 2 tsp creole seasoning 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped 1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped ½ tsp red pepper flakes, ... Read More »

How to Cook Nutty Rice Pilaf

Serves: 2-3 Preparation time: 5 mins + 15 mins (inactive) Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients needed to make Nutty Rice Pilaf: 1 cup long-grained rice, preferably basmati variety ¼ cup pine nuts 1/3 cup raisins 1 ¼ cup water Hot tap water ½ tsp kosher salt 3 tbsp butter, divided Cooking instructions for Nutty Rice Pilaf: Warm up your oven to 350 ... Read More »