Sunday, September 18, 2011

Eggs and ham

So, I'm back in Egham and just finishing my first weekend back. I've purchased a new lappers, a potato ricer, a blender, some 'no moo' cheese and a pizza stone, so hopefully the mail shall be exciting for the impending week.

I've also manned the fuck up and let two gigantic spiders go (well the first one got kiĺled by my housemate Luke). I also made some rather tasty pasta.

It's really nice to have my own kitchen again.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spicy Coconut Soup

This is a recipe I want to try when I have my own kitchen once more. Apparently the spices can be gotten from Tesco; I hope that includes Tesco Egham!

Inventory:
1 l coconut milk
1 l vegetable stock
10 cm of galangal, peeled and chopped
8 lemongrass stalks, thinly sliced
4 kafir lime leaves
1 box of cauldron tofu
5 green chillies , sliced
1 tbsp brown sugar
a few sprigs of coriander
1 lime , halved
1 red onion, sliced
2 spring onions, sliced
5 mushrooms, sliced
1 packet of beansprouts
2 bok choi, sliced
1 saucepan

Step One:
Put the coconut milk, stock, galangal, lemongrass and the lime leaves into the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes.

Step Two:
Now add everything else except the lime and coriander and bring to a boil. Cook it for another 12-15 minutes.

Step Three:
Finally, ladle the soup into a bowl, add a squeeze of lime and garnish with coriander. Serve.

Note:
Remember that the lemongrass and the lime leaves are not to be eaten. They are only for flavour!