Chorizo potatoes. This is a riff on patatas bravas – one of the most famous tapas dishes of all time. It’s famous for a reason. It’s really good. But jack up the flavour with some chorizo. Drizzle it with some homemade aioli or garlic mayonnaise. That’s great.
Kachumber is a great Indian salad waiting to be discovered. Tomatoes, cucumber, onions and the bright tastes of cilantro and mint kicked up with a little green chili. Like a Greek salad jacked up with Indian flavours. Perfect counterpoint to a curry or two.
Gunpowder potatoes are India’s spicy, wonderfully delicious answer to chili cheese fries or poutine. Not as messy mind you, but just as tasty.
Caesar salad with roasted garlic croutons is serious business. This is not your run-of-the-mill toss it on the table salad. This is an undertaking. A commitment. But the results speak for themselves.
I’ve always loved Japanese gyoza. Something I always order when I go out for sushi. Gyoza or shumai – I can’t get enough. Something about that little fried and steamed dumpling dipped in a simple soy rice wine vinegar mix just makes me smile. If they make you smile, read on.
Spinach salad with strawberries, avocado and poppyseed dressing. One of those fruity salads that I don’t usually go for. I’m more into fresh greens and a mustard vinaigrette. Except this one is really good. The creaminess of the avocado against the bright strawberries and the tangy sweet dressing. It just works. For me anyway.