Archive for August 8th, 2017

  • Vegetables

    Three-Colour ‘Namul’

    This Korean inspired vegetable dish is not only tasty but also beautiful. I used Spinach, Carrot and Red Cabbage, but naturally you can use other vegetables. For green colour, Silverbeet leaves, Kale or other Asian greens can be used. It’s a great side dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Spinach 1 bunch  *250 to 300g Carrot 1 …

  • Potato

    Mashed Potatoes

    I am writing this recipe for my children. This is how your mother cooks her Mashed Potatoes. It’s easy to cook and essential to know how. Some people add more butter or cream to it. Sometimes you can add, or replace some Potatoes with, Broccoli, Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkin, Carrot, etc. to create different colour …

  • Vegetables

    Caesar Salad with My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    It’s a simple Cos Lettuce Salad with ‘My Legendary Caesar Dressing’. I sometimes add halved Cherry Tomatoes and Olives. Cucumber and Snow Peas are also nice additions. Parmesan Cheese can be grated and mixed with lettuce, but I like the chunky shaved pieces better. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cos Lettuce 1 *leaves separated and cleaned, …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    My Legendary Caesar Dressing

    I have been making this dressing for decades. Mixing with this dressing, humble lettuce leaves turn into a gorgeous salad. I always use wine vinegar, either red or white, and add no salt and no pepper to the dressing. Everyone who tasted it loved the flavour. I hope you enjoy it, too. Ingredients Anchovy Filets …

  • Okonomiyaki

    Oven-baked Cauliflower Okonomiyaki

    ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ When I wanted to make ‘Okonomiyaki’ on the other day, I didn’t have enough cabbage. That’s why I used thinly sliced cauliflower and learned the cauliflower version was really nice. It is important not to over cook it because the texture can turn quite mushy. Makes 2 to 3 …

  • Vegetables

    Red Cabbage & Carrot ‘Namasu’

    When I am mentally or physically very tired, I often have a craving for a dish called ‘Namasu’ that is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. When I didn’t have Daikon, I used Red Cabbage instead. The result was really refreshing, and very pretty as well. Makes 2 to 4 Servings …

  • Fish Potato

    Fish Pie

    This is one of my family’s favourite winter dishes. There are many different ‘Fish Pie’ recipes but this is what I cook. My daughter complains that the dish tastes ‘blunt’ and I should add some herbs or lemon zest to it. I know some recipes use lemon juice, but I like my Fish Pie’s ‘blunt’ …

Hiroko's Recipes