Recipes — dinner

Persian Eggplant Dip (KASHKE BADEMJAN)

Persian Eggplant Dip (KASHKE BADEMJAN)

My guilty pleasure is Persian food and I always order their green KASHKE BADEMJAN, it is my next favourite dip right after baba ganoush. This dip tastes amazing served warm or cool, alongside some Persian rice (especially my green dill and broad bean rice) with kofta or grilled chicken and some pickled chilli.

persian eggplant dip 

Ingredients:

3 large eggplants

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Salt

1 large brown onion, finely diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Turmeric

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Green Persian Rice (Baghali Polo)

Green Persian Rice (Baghali Polo)

My guilty pleasure is Persian food and I always order their green Dill bean rice, so I call it. Now this is definitely not authentic but I figured I would make a quick and easy version for those busy weeknights. This is perfect with grilled meat like kofta and eggplant dip.

Persian Rice

Ingredients:

1 cup of basmati or long grain rice

50g salted Butter

3 cloves of Garlic, crushed

1/3 cup dried dill

1 cup broad beans, thawed and peeled

3 tablespoons Chives

Tiny pinch of...


Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

There isn’t anything better than a slow cooker meal and even better when it is a soup full of nutrients. This is my go too soup and it changes all the time because I generally use what veggies I have at hand. Serve with a sprinkle of grated parmesan and you have a piece of art.
Great for freezing batches too.

 

chicken and vegetable soup

 

Ingredients:
1 large red onion, finely diced
2 medium carrots, finely diced
1 cup finely diced celery
1 long red chilli, deseeded & finely diced
50g pancetta, finely diced
3-4 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 bay leaves...


Seafood Pasta

Seafood Pasta

What better food than seafood. I know a lot of people can be intimidated by cooking seafood but it really isn’t all too hard if you keep the basics easy. This seafood pasta was super easy but boy is this delicious.

Seafood Pasta

Ingredients:

500g spaghetti

1 large brown onion

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

1 lemon, juice and rind

500g marinara mix

500g clams, thoroughly washed

100g salted butter

1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley

10g chives, finely diced

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Masaman Fish Curry

Masaman Fish Curry

Cool evenings call for a curry... Now I am not a pro with curries but this is delicious and I love the Maesri curry pastes. You could easily swap the fish for chicken, slow cooked beef... 

\yellow fish curry  

Ingredients:


500g snapper (or white fish of choice) - cut into large cubes
1 tin (114g) masaman curry paste (I love the maesri brand)
400ml coconut cream
4 medium potatoes - peeled and cubed
1 eggpant - cubed
1 spanish onion - sliced
2 cloves of garlic - crushed

200g baby spinach

5 spring onions - finely sliced
1/2 cup fresh coriander, roughly...