capsicum

  • Fish Other Soup

    Coconut Milk Fish Stew

    One day when I was cooking Fish Stew, I discovered that I didn’t have enough milk. I needed to save the milk for next morning’s coffee. Then I decided to use a canned Coconut Milk instead, and the result was OK. Later I learned about a Brazilian fish & seafood stew called ‘Moqueca’, and my …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Sweet & Sour Pork Mince

    ‘Sweet & Sour Pork’ is popular and my family loves it, but I just don’t want to cook it very often because pre-cooking Pork is quite demanding. Then I tried a very easy method using Pork Mince. This is so easy and quick, and as delicious as the proper ‘Sweet & Sour Pork’. Makes 4 …

  • Beef Pork Vegetables

    Baked Stuffed Capsicums

    This recipe must be credited to a person whose name is Asa and who gave me her recipe of ‘Golubtsi’. Asa’s ‘Golubtsi’ is not only delicious but also light & healthy as it is full of vegetables, especially Cabbage. I simply filled Red Capsicums with her ‘Golubtsi’ mixture and baked them. Tasted great and looked …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    ‘Ponzu’ Marinated Eggplant & Chicken

    When it is too hot and you don’t want to eat anything, this dish might still work on your appetite. Vinegary flavour always helped me to eat in the stinking hot summer in Japan. Eggplant is a wonder vegetable and it can be so brilliant in many different flavours. This dish recalls the hot summer …

  • Harusame & Rice Noodles Vegetables

    Harusame Salad with Thai Dressing

    ‘Harusame Salad’ is one of my family’s favourite summer dishes. I have been making the same ‘Harusame Salad’ for decades. This summer, I created a new version with Thai dressing, that has a nice flavour with citrus juice. The salad is so refreshing and definitely another summer favourite for us. Makes 2 to 3 Servings …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta Vegetables

    Cold ‘Gazpacho’ Spaghetti

    On a hot day, I made ‘Gazpacho’ for dinner, and I had no more energy to prepare anything else. ‘Gazpacho’ was not enough for my hungry children. I needed to make it more filling. How could I make ‘Gazpacho’ more filling? What I did was cooking thin spaghetti and mixed with the soup. That’s how …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    My ‘Gazpacho’

    The weather in Melbourne, Australia, is famous for its unpredictability. It is said to have four seasons in one day. Sometimes it is absolutely true. It can be rather cold, but it might turn scorching hot next day. The temperature can easily go over 40℃. I don’t like hot weather as I lose energy to …

  • Lamb Vegetables

    Stewed Lamb & Vegetables

    When I stew lamb meat, I always buy shoulder meat. A large block of shoulder meat is probably the cheapest cut. Shoulder of the animal works hard, so the meat from a lamb’s shoulder is full of flavour and perfect for stewing. I add lots of vegetables. You may think the following amount of vegetables …

  • Mazegohan Vegetables

    Rice Salad

    It’s easy to make. Add plenty of fresh vegetables in hand and use your favourite salad dressing to season if you like. I always add ‘Edamame’ (young soy beans) for crunchy texture and protein. This can be a perfect complete meal. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Cooked Rice 500g *Japanese Short Grain Rice (Sushi Rice) recommendedCucumber …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Nanban-zuke (Marinated Fried Fish)

    My mother used to make this dish always using fish called ‘Aji’ in Japanese. As ‘Aji’ is difficult to find in Australia, I often use Trevally or Mackerel family fish which have similar flavour and texture. However most fish are suitable for this dish. Sardines and Salmon are very nice, too. This time I used …

  • Chicken Pork Vegetables

    Sweet & Sour Pork (or Chicken)

    ‘Sweet & Sour Pork’ is such a popular Chinese dish and there are loads of different recipes. I often come across the dish cooked with pineapple, which I do not like. I never cook meat with fruit. This recipe is based on a recipe I learned in Japan when I was at high school. Pork …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Pork

    Sweet Miso Eggplant Don

    ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ is so versatile and can be used for many dishes. I simply stir-fry Eggplant and Green Capsicum, then add Pork Mince, and seasoned with the ‘Sweet Miso Sauce’ with Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) for spiciness. So easy to cook and so yummy. We always eat this dish with rice, so I …

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