Wednesday, 30 July 2014

TAPAS ON SUNDAY ( BRINDISA ,SOHO)

TAPAS is Fast becoming  my Wife's and mine favourite European meal , and in London their is no shortage of  good Tapas places.

Olives  and Anchioves

Deep Fried Cod

Crispy Pork Belly

Monkfish

Chilli Garlic Prawns

http://www.brindisatapaskitchens.com/tapas-brindisa-soho/#section-nav__menu-section

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Chicken Wings from the Grenadines

This Grenadines Islands dish is lovely and simple and just perfect for the summer.

Ingredients
3 Tablespoons  Soy Sauce
4 Tablespoons of  Runny Honey
2 Tablespoons of Vinegar
1 Tablespoon of Port
2 Teaspoons of soft Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
1 Garlic Clove
Chicken wings for 4 people

Dipping Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Grated Onion
2 Tablespoons of Olive oil
2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Lime Juice
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
6 Tablespoons of Coconut Cream

Method For the Chicken wings

Gather your Ingredients
 Make your Marinade
 Marinade the Chicken for 2-3 Hours
 Bake in the oven at 190 degress celsius for 30 minutes


Whilst the Chicken is cooking you can make the Dipping Sauce

Method for the Dippng Sauce

Gather Younr Ingredents
 Fry the Onion in the Olive oil for  5 minutes
 add the sugar , peanut butter and lime juice
 Then add the coconut cream
 add a pinch of salt and cook over a low heat until it starts to thicken
 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Guilt Free Raspberry Frozen Yoghurt

This is Great for the summer and with hardly any calories is a winner.

Ingredients

1 Packet of Raspberries
500 ml of Natural Yoghurt
1 Tablespoon of  Vanilla Extract
60 ml of Maple Syrup

Method
Gather your Ingredients
 Add to your Ice cream Machine
 Turn it on for 30 minutes dont worry the raspberries will be pulverised
 Give you this lovely frozen yoghurt
 Put in a tub and freeze for 3 hours and its ready to eat

 


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Rosa's Thai Restaurant , Near Carnaby Street

If you want a cheap , Fast , Authentic  Thai meal in the heart of London  , then please try this  Restaurant , you will not be disappointed.


Clean but Simple Interior
 Fresh Summer Rolls
Chicken Satay with a Peanut Sauce
Pork Pad See Ewe
 Pork Green Curry

All in all a lovely  little restaurant and most importantly the food was good.

http://www.rosasthaicafe.com/carnaby/menus/

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Berry Custard Cake

This Cake although a little time consuming is perfect for the summer and uses the very best of British Summer fruits of course you can use which ever fruit is local to your area.

Ingredients
250 Grams of Plain Flour
25 grams of  ground almonds
140 grams of chilled unsalted butter
100 grams of golden caster Sugar
4 medium eggs
500 grams of ready made vanilla cusard
55 grams of lavendar sugar
Strawberries , Blueberries , Blackberries , Raspberries
icing sugar to dust

Method
Gather Your ingredients
 Put the flour and butter , Caster Sugar , Ground Almonds into a food processor and blend until it resembles bread crumbs
 Then add one egg
 Then mold the pastry like so and put in clingfilm  and put in the fridge for 20 minutes
 then roll it on on a well floured surface
 Mold it on your fluted pastry tin and put back in the fridge for 20 minutes
 Then bake blind  for 20 minutes at 180 degrees celsius
 Remove the parchment paper and pasta and bake for another 5 minutes then take out
 Whisk the remaining eggs , custard and lavendar sugar

 Like so

 Add to the pastry

 Bake at 160 for 35 Minutes
 Leave to totally cool 1-2 Hours , then out assembly your berries and dust with icing sugar
 Enjoy a slice

How to make Lavendar Sugar ?

Its very easy  i put some caster sugar in a tub and put some fresh or  dried Lavendar leaves
in the sugar  tub and let it infuse for 2 days. Then when you need to sift the sugar so the Lavendar is removed

Friday, 25 July 2014

Barbados Rum Pancakes

This is a lovely Light Dessert i hope you all enjoy , you can always leave the rum out  if you dislike alcohol. Also you can put anything insdie the Pancakes i choose peaches but the choices are limitless

Ingredients
150 Grams of Plain flour
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon of Olive oil
2 Tablespoons of rum
300 ml of Milk
Grate choc to decorate
1 tin of peaches

Method
 Gather your Ingredients
 Sift the flour and  make a well in the centre and add the eggs olive oil
rum and sugar and stir well
 add milk and stir
 Your batter should have the consistency of single cream

 add to a heated pan one laddle of batter
 Like so
 Cook and turn
 Like so and add peaches
 Then grate chocolate
 Add ice cream then it becomes a perfect dessert
 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Chicken Barbados Style

Chicken Barbados Style is a simple seasoning which can be prepared ahead of time and used to season chicken  and fish to give it a wonderful Carribbean flavour.

Ingredients
Chicken  for 4
1 Onion Finely Chopped
2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
1 Tablespoon of Chives
2 Spring onions Choped
1 red Chilli , deseeded and finally chopped
1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
1 teaspoon of ground allspice or 2-3 allspice berries crushed
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of lime juice

Method
Gather your ingredients
 score the chicken and  liberal add the marinade to the chicken
 Cook at 180 degrees for  about 40 mins and put  foil over the chicken
 The cooked Chicken
 The whole meal