Posts Tagged ‘basil’

Green Thai Curry Fish

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yield: 4

Spicy green Thai curry fish with Basmati rice

This is one of my earliest forays into stir-frying. I’d recently purchased a mild steel wok, from a Chinese food store at N1 City. After seasoning it well, I decided to test drive it. This is the result.

With the onset of winter, and the imminence of cooler weather (and a not inconsiderable prod from the Editor!), I felt that my Green Thai Curry Fish recipe would be appropriate for this week.

It introduces the concept of stir frying, which is ubiquitous with Asian style cooking, and if that scares you, don’t let it. It’s a lot easier than you might think.

With fish increasingly under threat – the WWF’s SASSI List System wouldn’t be around if there was no problem – finding decent fish is becoming difficult. Other than those listed below in the recipe, you may also want to try Gurnard or if you can get it, Mackerel, since Yellowtail is not that easy to get.

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Feta and Basil Stuffed Calamari

June 15, 2010 1 comment
Preparation Time: 60 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Yield: 4-6

The genesis of a recipe can be fascinating. A reader stopped me at the gym other day, and asked if I’d ever eaten calamari tubes stuffed with feta and basil. Seems he’d enjoyed the dish at a local restaurant, and wanted to replicate the dish at home.

That was more than enough to send me off on a wild goose chase, in search of a suitable recipe, but after trawling the Internet, and my not inconsiderable collection of recipe books – from Larousse Gastronomique to Stephanie Alexander’s “The Cook’s Companion” all the way from the land of sheep and South African ex-pats – ended up drawing a blank. Read more…