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Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (San Bei Ji)

San Bei Ji or Sanbeiji originated in China and was adopted enthusiastically in Taiwan. It relates to three cups – one each of sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine although you can adjust these quantities to suit your own taste.

And as usual there are many variations of this dish but here is mine. […]

By |August 20th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Arroz con Pollo del Puerto Rico

This is how they cook chicken with rice in Puerto Rico. I first cooked it over 10 years ago when I lived in France. It must have been a quiet day for me to read about this recipe but I am glad that I did as it is of now one of my favourite […]

By |October 31st, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Curry: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Whilst reviewing Google Analytics of my website and blog it is clearly obvious that when I post something on there or on social media and include the word ‘curry’ the stats go through the roof.

What is it that we love so much about curry, I wonder? I spent one month travelling around India earlier […]

By |October 1st, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Thighs in tangy tomato sauce

This is actually a quick supper especially if you have tomato sauce to hand. Do not use buffalo mozzarella but save it for your salad, use the cheap stuff instead.

First of all stuff a slice of mozzarella and a sprig of thyme under the skin of each thigh and place in small roasting dish. […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Lightly spiced chicken curry with mint and baked beans

Firstly, this isn’t a student’s recipe.

I actually picked up some chicken drumsticks today but forgot to grab some rosemary that grows in abundance here but not in my pots it doesn’t. And as I had already walked to the village twice today it was far too hot in wander of rosemary. So whilst sipping an […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Paella: The Socarrat Fallout

The best paella I have ever had was on the Costa Brava about 20km north of Barcelona when I was ambling around Europe in my motor-home during a former life. Anyway, an ex-girlfriend, Louise, came to stay with me for 2 weeks… we did a lot of toddling around but she wanted the beach […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Andalucia|5 Comments|

Risotto: It is all in the stock

Risotto is simple yet comforting, you just need a good home made stock and not a stock cube or powder.Make your own and freeze what you don’t need for another day.

Chicken carcass, bones and wings
Carrot x2
Celery stick x2
Onion x1
Bay leaf x3
Black pepper corns 6
Tomato x1
Leek x1
Fresh parsley and thyme (big handfuls)
3 ltr water

Roughly chop […]

By |April 14th, 2014|Italy|0 Comments|

Rice: Pilaf, pilau or polow

I have a thing about rice. In my store cupboard you can find wild rice from France, arborio from Italy, Indian basmati rice and of course arroz bomba from Spain. I have a selection of brown (integral/wholemeal) rice too. Pilaf is an English term borrowed from the Turkish pilav which in turn is derived from […]

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