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Baked fish

Using up the carbs, so i made jasmine rice into fried rice with fresh garlic, fresh ginger, fresh chili, green shallot and gluten free soy and egg. Cooked in skillet until rice heated through.  Fish was cooked in  oven on foil lined tray for 25min @180*c. Served with sweet chili sauce.

Baked fish w fried rice and yum cha and sweet chili sauce 

Different Ways with Vegetables

Stir Fry, Salads, Slaw, Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, skewers, Pickled, Slow cooked

 

 

 

 

 

Cauliflower : Steamed, Sautéed, Roasted, Make into Mash or Replace rice with Cauli rice . Nice with bacon, onions, Brussel sprouts, Stir-fry’s, Garlic, Chili -deseeded and de-skinned, Ginger, mustard seeds also go well with Cauli, Curries, Gratin, Pizza or Wrap base

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broccoli: Steamed, Roasted, Season with sea-Salt and pepper. Add beef, pancetta, chicken, turkey. Stir-fry, Oyster Sauce, Garlic, Ginger, Chili de-skinned and deseeded, Curries, Dijon, Gratin, pizza or wrap base

Mash:  (Crème Fraiche or coconut milk with cooked Vegetables in blender) Can add leek, onion, shallots, Sea-salt and black pepper.  Types of Mash Beetroot, Carrot, Sweet potato, Parsnip, Cauliflower

Carrot, Celery & Onions: Options include add to other vegetables, Meat, Poultry or Fish, Coconut Milk, Curry Powder, Coconut Aminos. You can also pickle or make them into salad, or crudités or skewers with meat, or for stews/slow cooking
Carrot : Steamed, Baked, Make into chips, soups, stir fries, Crudités, salad and slaws
Celery : Sautéed, Mix w Aioli or mayo or chicken or tuna in lettuce wrap, crudités, soup, stir fries, char grilled on bbq, Add bacon to celery, or walnuts and apples, salads with radish.
Onions : sautéed, fried, baked, slow cooked, stir fried, salads and slaws
Soup Base – Sauté Carrot, Celery, Onion, Then add for soup base organic bone-broth or stock , herbs, Sea-salt and Black Pepper.

Mushrooms complete with Butter, garlic, sage, thyme, mint, bacon or prosciutto, coconut aminos, ginger, spinach or kale. Make into a Strog or bolognaise sauce, or gravy, With Eggs in a Omelette or frittata

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wombok/Asian Cabbage – Asian Slaw or Chow Mein (*No noodles), Chicken or Beef Thai salad

Red/Green Cabbage : make into Slaws, Sautéed w onion, garlic and organic butter, Gluten Free oyster, Garlic, Ginger, Chili deseeded and de-skinned, Egg, Green Shallots, Salads or as a replacement for noodles in broths

Homemade Peking Duck

I didn’t do the normal drying with fan step as It wasn’t a full duck and it  was still a tasty duck dish regardless. I did mine in stages in fridge which dried the skin out in a container with cling film over top. Not traditional but when in a hurry to do it was a good outcome.

Homemade peking duck and fried rice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marinade for 2 duck breast fillets

1Tb Sioux Xing Cooking Wine

1Tb Kepjap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy)

1Tb Balsamic Vinegar

1tsp Honey (I didn’t use much as soy was sweet)

1tsp Chinese 5 Spice Powder

1tsp Ginger Powder

Method

Mix all together then place into a container with duck and coat and baste the duck with marinade every hour until cooking. Minimum 3 hours

Then preheat oven 180*C fan-forced oven

Place wire rack over a baking tray and place marinated fillets on rack  (Reserve the marinade for your sauce)

Cook for 20 minutes then baste and turn and cook for 10minutes then baste

I finished mine in pan on stove as I had to get dinner on. Cook skin side down until firms up or goes crispy about 10minutes. then flip and cook for further 5-10minutes depending on med rare or medium .

Put marinade in saucepan and heat until it thickens. I added the juices from pan which thinned it out too much. But still nice.

 

To Make my quick fried rice 

Day old cooked basmati rice mixed with 1Tb olive oil break up rice in oil before cooking as it wont stick to pan.

then add a 1 egg omelette broken into pieces add a cup of peas and carrot and 1tsp light soy sauce

stir fry until all heated through.

Vacation

Away for 4day weekend for a wedding on a tight budget at the moment as unexpected expenses cropped up 2 days before leaving so decided to make own meals as we were able to get accommodation  with a kitchenette.  So here are the meals.

Five tastes chili and basil chicken stir fry with vegetables and quinoa/brown rice with mineral water with lemon

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