I’ve been having crazy hectic weeks at work and am missing eating good food! So after work just now I decided to make this Indonesian sambal – chilli jam or chutney of sorts. It’s so versatile! Over hot rice, fried chicken (which is popular), grilled prawns… it’s really good on everything, though I’ve never really tried it with vegetables. Caution though that this is not meant as a chilli finishing oil in soupy dishes.
Cowboy Steaks using GR’s Texan Rub
One day while watching YouTube, I saw an episode of Gordon Ramsay in Texas I think. He was making a breakfast steak.
And then one day as I was browsing through the website of a meat supplier, I saw that this particular one was selling the same type of beef cut. So I bought one and made Gordon’s recipe.
And yesterday as we had a movie lunch day with my sister’s family, I decided to make a full blown Texan inspired meal.
I must say the outcome was amazing!
The menu yesterday was:
Cowboy steak, coleslaw, baked potatoes, air fried corn, Texan rice, chimichurri sauce, baked chicken wings
Let’s start with his rub recipe. I took a picture of the recipe from someone who posted
it on his website.
But let’s see what I had to substitute and remove. There was no way I could get ancho chilli here nor Aleppo so I used Kashmiri powder and removed the ancho powder. The result was still amazing.
Ah, ‘‘twas a good meal. Thanks Mr Ramsay for this recipe idea. It really is an amazing rub.
So my friends are K-Drama fans and apparently there’s this Korean strawberry milk that’s very popular because of a Korean drama series. I didn’t watch that series but was intrigued by the milk! 🤣
So this is how it’s made. Firstly, make the strawberry purée of sorts. But up 8-10 strawberries and add that to a pot with 1 cup of sugar and let it reduce.
Then in a glass pour some of this strawberry mixture, then full cream fresh milk (the best you can find), add ice and then top it up with fresh strawberry slices.
Something different to enjoy on a hot hot hot day!
Gordon Ramsay’s Baked Ricotta and Caramelised Peaches
Doesn’t the above picture look amazing? I tried to replicate Gordon Ramsay’s recipe, which turned out to be amazing! And so simple to boot, I’m going to recommend this to everyone now.
Buy ricotta cheese and peaches. That’s it!
Step 1. Make the cheese filling. I halved the recipe because I only have a tub of ricotta cheese which is 250g. His recipe calls for 500g but this will serve 4 people.
Lamb Rogan Josh
I had just bought beautiful lamb curry cubes from this online butcher here and decided to make this Michelin star chef’s rogan josh. Boy, was I glad I followed his recipe instead of buying those ready made rogan josh in a jar!
It’s so easy to make but watching on YouTube and pausing, reading his recipe in description took a lot of time so let me break this down.
First step is to marinade the lambs cubes with yogurt and saffron and ginger garlic paste. I used 500g of lamb curry cuts and 2small tubs of yogurt, followed by a pinch of saffron.
Then prepare the spice mix. One is to fry and the other is to add to the lamb mixture when it’s half cooked.
The original YouTube recipe is here.
What I like about this recipe is that it’s mild but fragrant. You might like his recipe too!