Friday, September 28, 2012

Spicy Mango Chicken Recipe

Spicy Mango Chicken Recipe Intro


We are going to be frying the chicken for this Spicy Mango Chicken Recipe but grilling it works just as well, if not better.

This is a great tasty way to cook chicken with some fruit. You could play around with the fruits for other ideas.

Spicy Mango Chicken Recipe Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • finely chopped fresh garlic
  • finely chopped fresh ginger
  • ground coriander
  • ground all spice
  • ground cumin
  • cayenne pepper
  • chicken breast with bone in
  • water
  • Organic Brown rice
  • Diced fresh mango
  • fresh orange juice
  • fresh lime juice
  • honey
  • Flour

Spicy Mango Chicken Recipe Directions


In a bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, all spice, and cayenne pepper. Rub the chicken with the spice mixture, and place in the bowl. Cover, and refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes.

Combine  water and rice in a saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked.

In a small saucepan, mix the mango, orange juice, lime juice, and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a small cup, mix flour with a little water until flour is dissolved. Stir into fruit sauce, and simmer one minute, or until sauce has started to thicken.

Preheat a fry pan or grill for medium heat. When pan or grill is hot, add some oil.

Fry chicken 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. rest for a few minutes after taking off heat. Serve over the cooked rice mango fruit sauce. Buttered steamed beans will be a good side dish to accompany this meal.

optional: You might like to cook the mango fruit sauce in the fry pan that the chicken was fried in after you drain any oil out. This will bring more flavour to the sauce.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chinese Dumpling

Simple Chinese Dumpling Recipe Boiled or Fried


This Chinese Dumpling Recipe is going to have a traditional wrapper made from flour and water. The fillings can include meat, vegetables, seafood and even fruit. Our dumplings will be filled with a simple vegetable mixture.

Chinese Dumpling Wrapper Ingredients

  • Flour
  • Luke warm water
  • Sea Salt
  • Optional vegetable oil

Chinese Dumpling Wrapper Method


Take some flour and pour into a bowl. Add in some salt and stir it well. Make a hole in the middle and gradually add the water until it forms into a dough like mix. Sprinkle some more water on the dough and stir by hand to form a paste and smooth it out. You might like to also include a little vegetable oil in the mix too but it's not necessary. Seal the bowl with cling wrap and put the dough away to be fermented at room temperature for 10 - 15mins.

Now, start kneading the dough. Add some more flour and water if needed to get the right mixture. The dough should be silky smooth but don't ever work it. As you knead, it will become elastic and shiny.

The dough is ready to be rolled into wrappers as soon as it is smooth.

You can either create little balls of dough, one at a time, and roll them into circular wrappers. Or, you can opt to roll the dough into a thin, flat sheet and cut out long shaped or circular wrappers.

Make sure that the rolled wrappers are not too thin, otherwise they will break where the fillings is placed. Sprinkle flour into each wrapper as you place them on top of each other.

Vegetables should be either steamed or wok fried and have these ready to place into the dumpling wrappers.

Now you can start wrapping the dumplings. The good thing about wrapping with homemade, fresh dough is that there is no need to wet the edges with water. The wrappers are naturally sticky.

Cooking the Chinese Dumpling


Pan Fried

1. Add some veggie oil in a large pan. When the oil is heated up, place the dumplings neatly to fill up the pan. Don't ever crown them.

2. Allow the skin to get golden and brown.

3. Pour a little hot water into the skillet and cover for 5 mins, so that the steaming can cook the dumplings through. Once there is no more water left, serve the dumplings.

Boiled

1. Heat 1 pot of lightly salted water .

2. Prepare another pot of room temperature water.

3. When the first pot of water starts to boil, drop in the dumplings and allow them to cook for about 4 minutes.

4. Serve them up with your favorite Chinese sauce as below.

Chinese Dumpling Sauce


In a small bowl. add some sea salt, chicken or seafood stock, lime or lemon juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, finely chopped ginger and finely red chili. Stir it well. You can also add in some chopped spring onion to enhance the flavor. Pour it into a dish and serve with the dumplings.

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spaghetti Meatballs Recipe

Tasty and Easy Spaghetti Meatballs Recipe


This Spaghetti Meatballs dish is a versatile dish and you can use a variety of herbs in the mince mixture.

Spaghetti Meatballs Mix

  • Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • Milk
  • Onion, Finely Chopped Garlic Cloves, Crushed
  • Olive Oil
  • Beef Or May Use Pork Mince As Well
  • Freshly Grated Parmesan
  • Grated Zest Of Lemon Or Lime And Orange
  • Handful Herbs Like Parsley, Oregano Leaves Finely Chopped
  • Sprinkle Of Sea Salt & Cayenne Pepper

Spaghetti Meatballs Tomato Sauce

  • Olive Oil
  • Medium Onion, Finely Chopped Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped
  • Ground Cumin
  • Chopped Fresh Chili
  • Fresh Chopped Tomatoes Or Canned Organic Tomatoes
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Small Egg Plant
  • Raw Sugar
  • Handful Chopped Herbs Like Oregano, Bay Leaves And Paprika
  • Squeeze Of Lime Juice
  • Milk
  • Sea Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 To make the bread crumbs. Cut some bread up into cubes and place on fry pan at low heat. turn over frequently and cook at low temperature until the bread is hard. Take out of pan and press down the bread cubes with heavy object to squash the bread and make it into crumbs.

2 To make the Spaghetti Meatballs sauce, heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion until lightly cooked. Add the red peppers, egg plant and other veggies you desire. Add the garlic and stir over a medium heat for a few minutes. Add the cumin and chili and cook for 30 seconds more. Stir in the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, white wine and seasoning, herbs and any other ingredients, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes until rich and thick.

3 While the Spaghetti Meatballs sauce is simmering, prepare the meatballs. Put the breadcrumbs in a small bowl and add just enough milk to cover. Leave to soak. Meanwhile, fry the onion and garlic in one tablespoon of the oil for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Tip into a bowl and leave to cool. When cold, stir in the breadcrumbs, along with the mince, Parmesan, lemon zest and herbs. Season generously, then mix well.

4 Preheat a large fry pan and shape the mince mixture into medium meatballs. Heat the remaining oil in a saute pan and brown the meatballs on all sides for about 5 minutes. Pour the tomato sauce into a baking dish and place the meatballs on top. Cover loosely with foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Alternately cook in a large fry pan slowly.

Serve Spaghetti Meatballs with Spaghetti Pasta

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