Zoni (Kansai “sumashi” style) ( Japanese Dish )-'Japanese Recipe'

Ingredients: (for 4 servings)
4 pieces of cut mochi, 100 g chicken leg meat, 1/4 bunch komatsuna, 3-4 cm carrots, 3 cups of dashi (ichiban dashi), 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon usukuchi (light flavored) soy sauce, yuzu (citron).
How to make:
Mix and heat up dashi, salt and soy sauce.
Wash komatsuna, boil stems down, cut into 3 cm pieces.
Divide meat into 4 pieces.
Lightly peel carrots. In intervals cut 5 triangular pieces out of the carrot lengthwise. Slice into 7-8 mm flower-shaped pieces.
Grill mochi on broiler net until toasted and inside is puffy.
Gently pour dashi over mochi, meat, and komatsuna and carrots. Garnish with yuzu peel.


LAMINGTONS-'Australian Recipes'


Lamingtons, the staple of all good fetes (school or church fairs)
are said to be named after Lord Lamington, Governor of Queensland from 1895 - 1901

The cake is easier to handle if it is a little stale; day old cake is ideal. Sponge or butter cake can be used. Lamingtons can be filled with jam and cream, if desired.


6 eggs
2/3 cup castor sugar
1/3 cup cornflour
1/2 cup plain flour
1/3 cup self-raising flour
2 cups (180g) coconut, approximately

4 cups (500g) icing sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
15g butter, melted
2/3 cup milk

Grease 23cm square slab pan. Beat eggs in medium bowl with electric mixer about 10minutes, or until thick and creamy. Gradually beat in sugar, dissolving between additions. Fold in triple-sifted flours. Spread mixture in prepared pan. Bake in moderate oven about 30 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
Cut cake into 16 squares, dip squares into icing, drain off excess icing, toss squares in coconut. Place lamingtons on wire rack to set.
Icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into heatproof bowl, stir in butter and milk. Stir over pan of simmering water until icing is of coating consistency.


Asparagus with Curry Hollandaise-'Australian Recipes'

Asparagus with Curry Hollandaise

2 bunches asparagus
1/4 cup water
15 grams butter
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon french mustard
300 ml carton thickened cream
30 grams butter, extra
Place asparagus in shallow dish with water, cover, microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes. Leave covered to keep hot while making the sauce.

Place 15 grams butter in bowl, microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds until melted. Stir in flour, curry powder, lemon juice and mustard, then cream. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Beat well with a wire whisk until smooth. Gradually beat in the extra 30 grams of butter. Serve immediately with the asparagus. Re-heat asparagus for 1 minute on HIGH if it has cooled too much.


Colombian Avocado Vichyssoise

Colombian Avocado Vichyssoise


Colombian Avocado Vichyssoise (Sopa De Aguacate Y Papas)

3 leeks — white part only, sliced thinly
2 Medium potatoes — peeled and sliced
3 Cups vegetable or chicken stock
1 Cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 avocados — mashed
chopped chives or chopped cilantro

Heat stock in a medium saucepan and add leeks and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Puree in blender, then return to the saucepan and stir in the heavy cream. Puree avocado in blender. If serving hot, stir in the avocado just as you’re ready to serve, as heat embitters the avocado. If serving cold, allow the stock to cool, then stir
in avocado puree and refrigerate. Serve both with minced chives or cilantro.

Incredibly rich and delicate as a first couse–either hot or cold–ideally
before a fish course. Serve to 6 people.




1 cup margarine 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ½ cups sugar 1 spoonful vanilla essence
6 eggs 2 spoonful wine
1 ½ cups flour 4 spoonful milk


Beat the margarine and the sugar until form a cream. Add the eggs one by one, beating very well. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat again. Spread the mixture in three greased and floured molds and bake in the preheated oven to 350° during 25 minutes. Join the cakes with fruit marmalade and sprinkle with sugar.


Moqueca de Palmito

Moqueca de Palmito
2 lbs. of hearts of palm, fresh or canned, cut in 2-inch slices
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
3 cups coconut milk
2 Tbsp of dendĂȘ (palm) oil
1 bunch cilantro
2 Tbsp of green onions, chopped
2 Tbsp of parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Sauté garlic, onion, tomatoes, peppers, green onions, parsley and cilantro in palm oil for about two minutes; add hearts of palm and coconut milk. Cook for about 15 minutes in low heat until hearts of palm are cooked


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