Vietnamese beef noodle salad is a quick weeknight meal. Big tastes of lemongrass, beef, chili and fresh herbs hit all the right flavour notes. It’s the best kind of salad. Everything in balance.
Restaurant style aloo chaat chicken curry doesn’t exist on a menu anywhere that I’m aware of. I made it up. It’s different from the run-of-the-mill curries you see on almost every Indian restaurant menu. The chaat masala powder really gives it a distinctive tang. It’s become one of my favourites. I hope it does the same for you.
Steak with chimichurri sauce is a great way to add some zing to your every-day pan-fried or grilled steaks. It’s an Argentinian steak sauce brimming with olive oil, chili, garlic, lemon, parsley and onion flavour. It’s a totally different take on steak sauce.
I think it’s funny that restaurant style chicken tikka masala isn’t an Indian dish at all. It was invented in the UK some time in the early 1970s. The best story around this dish is that it was invented in Glasgow when a bus driver complained that his curry wasn’t saucy enough. The chef, who was eating tomato soup at the time, tossed some of his soup back in the curry and the rest is history.
Making tonkotsu ramen at home is truly a labour of love. This isn’t some 15 minute miracle insta-ramen recipe. This isn’t even some one day recipe. Making authentic tonkotsu ramen takes time. It takes effort. You have to be a bit crazy to go there. But it’s so good. It’s totally worth it.
New Mexican red pork chili, or carne adovada, is slow food. It’s good food. Do it right and it’s great food. Tons of chile and roasted onion flavour. Big, big tastes. And the best part? Use cheaper cuts of pork. Shoulder or country style ribs work well. Expensive parts dry out. This is a braise. You wouldn’t make stew with beef tenderloin. Pork is no different.