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#1 ~AnA~

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

What are you known for amongst family and friends? Is there a particular dish that you kick arse with - that everyone says 'that's the best... I've had!'. Or something like that?

For me it's Thai red curry. When I can be bothered I make my paste from scratch (but to be honest you can get really good pastes nowadays), I use kaffir lime leaves and fish sauce and a good coconut cream. Everyone loves it which is funny, because it's easy to make.

DH's signature 'dish', or rather cuisine, is Japanese food. He makes his own sushi rice vinegar, his own teriyaki marinade, and cooks prawns perfectly. He makes fabulous Japanese dishes such as chicken karaage, pork or chicken katsu, oyakodon, and potato salad. I've added to this with agidashi tofu, tamago, and donburi sauce.

So tell us what dish you're known for and have people raving about after dinner at your place smile.gif

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:32 PM

I'd like to say my lasagne, but in terms of what people rave about, it has to be my choc chip cookies. I've given my recipe to anyone who's asked but they still get excited when I make them.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:58 PM

Everyone in my family seems to have a different opinion!

For DH it's my chicken and vegetable pie, for my grandparents and brother it's my baked cheesecake, for my dad it's my chocolate mousse, and for our friends it's my Anzac biscuits and chocolate chip cookies.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:10 AM

I do an awesome cob loaf that always gets demolished pretty quick.

Ummmmm other than that, nothing that I can think of blush.gif

...but now I reallllly want cob loaf
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

The crispy noodle salad on the back of the Changs fried noodles packet! I mix it up a bit by adding some red cabbage and very thinly sliced carrot to make it prettier and add kale if it's available at the shops. Also use apple cider vinegar instead of normal and brown sugar instead of normal but they're substitutes I make all the time.

I could eat that salad 3 meals a day too.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:47 AM

Some I this stuff sounds awesome!

Some of my friends have dubbed me the Dessert Queen. It's nothing complicated but I have fancy machines (kitchen gadget addict) so running up pavs, pastry, etc is very easy. The strange thing is that I'm dairy intolerant so rarely eat any of them myself.

Personally, I think I do a pretty good roast dinner.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

Mine is my chorizo, spinach and mushroom penne (with extra chilli). Everyone raves about it and it's super easy.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

Probably Delia's veggie 'sausage' rolls. Everyone assumes its either going to be like a vegetable pasty with less pastry or that its got a 'fake' sausage in it if you tell them the name but it is neither of these things. Its basically cheese, breadcrumbs, herbs and spices but they are seriously moreish and even the most hardened carnivores in our family love them. I make them often when we have parties or family get togethers and they are always demolished.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

Pav, cakes and brownies.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Simple smile.gif

I fry up some garlic and chorizo (I don't use oil just what the chorizo gives off). Then I add a heap of sliced mushrooms and fry them off for a bit as well. Add a tin of diced tomatoes and some chopped spinach (I usually use frozen so it's always available). To finish off I add some cream and heaps of chilli flakes, I'm an addict. Then I just add it to my cooked pasta. I tend to use rice pasta as it is lighter but normal is just as good!
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

These all sound delicious and I am definitely going to give that pasta recipe a crack, thanks Calzo!

Mine is probably anything to do with pastry.... I love making quiches, pies, tarts and things like that and enjoy savoury and sweet versions. I usually get lots of compliments on my Quiche or Spinach, Leek & Fetta Tart and when I can be bothered to make a Lemon & Lime Tart that usually gets a rave review too. Pasty = Yum! biggrin.gif
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE(Windsor @ Mar 11 2013, 10:39 AM) View Post

The crispy noodle salad on the back of the Changs fried noodles packet! I mix it up a bit by adding some red cabbage and very thinly sliced carrot to make it prettier and add kale if it's available at the shops. Also use apple cider vinegar instead of normal and brown sugar instead of normal but they're substitutes I make all the time.

I could eat that salad 3 meals a day too.


I'm about to have it for lunch using the leftover dressing I made for yesterday's lunch. It is seriously yummy isn't it biggrin.gif I tend to make the standard one but I'm going to try some of your variations next time.

I make a middle eastern dish of ravioli topped with a tomato spicy lamb mince and yoghurt mixed with coriander and mint. I've been making it for about 20 years and it is still a favourite amongst my friends.

I also make very yummy red onion and goats cheese tartlets. And a completely indulgent summer berry baked cheesecake that is very popular.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

At the moment, cheesymite/ cheese and bacon scrolls rolleyes.gif I make them at least once a week for playdates.

Also, Key Lime Pie which is absolutely the easiest dessert ever and everyone raves about it.

It's just a regular biscuit base with some chocolate chips added into the food processor (while the biscuits are being smashed up), then chilled condensed milk and double cream whipped together, followed by the juice of 3-4 limes and a few drops of food colouring. Some lime zest and shaved chocolate on top.

It takes all of ten minutes to make, which is a good thing as I suspect I'll be making it for my in-laws for the rest of my life.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

I was totally coming in to ask the same question! An old episode of Masterchef prompted me. I had a total shock when I saw it was already here, I thought maybe I posted it myself last night and forgot about it. Then I saw your name Ana. blush.gif

Okay, off to read now and then reply. Lol.

I've read the thread now. Looove red curry, yum. Actually I love all Thai food. Actually I love all Asian food!! And I'm hungry. :-p

I don't have a main course signature dish, but for desserts I think it would be these choc mud muffins I make. They are very easy, and versatile, you can lower the amount of water and use ramekins to end up with very decadent, rich, fudgey puddings to serve with berries and cream, or use a normal amount of water and bake in a muffin tin for super easy muffins. I have made them lots of times. Thinking about it now, I think you could probably also put the mix in a slice tin to make brownies. Might give that a go!

It used to be meringues and pavlova but I've lost my touch over the last few years, not sure what happened there.

I also make great pizza dough that can be used as pizza base, scrolls, or pull-apart bread, but I don't make it often enough to be a signature dish.
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

Oh yum, so many yummy dishes! Calzo, I must give your dish a try smile.gif

Ok, so with my cheat's thai red curry, I just use a packet of Trident's red curry paste, or Mae Ploy if you like it a teeny bit hotter. Both packets are actually really good, and taste pretty similar to home made paste. Home made paste is nice, but it takes ages to make and there is so much chopping!! I can share my home made paste recipe if you prefer, just let me know.

So, you need a packet of paste, 2 tbs fish sauce, 1 tsb sugar, some lime rind and lime juice (I use half a lime), some chopped kaffir lime leaves - this is essential. A tin of Mae Ploy coconut cream (this is what most restaurants use). Fresh Thai basil if you can get some.

I use chopped chicken thighs, regular potatoes and sometimes sweet potatoes as well. You can throw in green beans 5 mins before you finish cooking if you like.

In a pot with some hot vege oil, throw in the paste and stir until fragrant. Throw in chicken and seal, then throw in your fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and rind, lime leaves and stir. Then throw in the coconut cream. Once it starts to boil, throw in the potatoes and let it boil again. Then turn down to a very low simmer for about 45-60 mins. Chuck in the beans if you want.

If you find the coconut cream is too thick (it's very rich), then add some water.

Done smile.gif

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