BunCha

Bun Cha – Grilled Pork Meatballs With Herbs and Rice Noodles

Back home after 3 weeks in Vietnam, with bags full of new food inspiration!  This dish is a staple of Hanoi’s Streetfood and i fell in love instantly. It’s simplistic, yet full of authentic asian flavor. Recipe

  • Ground Pork
  • Whole Eg
  • Shallot
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Chili
  • Fresh herbs: Coriander, Perilla, Mint
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Thin Rice Noodles
  • Scallions
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Fresh lime juice or Rice vinegar
  • Fish sauce
  • Sugar
  • Water

Steps coming soon…

Enjoy!

PadThai

Pad Thai… sorta

This is a take on one of the most iconic Thai dishes: Pad Thai.  As always with Thai food, there are lots of ingredients, and loooots of chopping, but once prepared, the cooking takes minutes.

Recipe

  • Red curry paste
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Chopped Ginger
  • Chopped Chili
  • Chopped Coriander, including the stem
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Chicken Breast, Sliced
  • Rice Noodles
  • Chopped Scallions
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Cherry Tomatoes, havled
  • Fresh lime juice or Rice vinegar
  • Whole egg
  • Fish sauce
  • Caster Sugar
  • Fried onions

As i said:  Chop, Chop and Chop some more. Soak the rice noodles in boiling water for about 4 minutes depending on the type u use (do not overcook, or it will be horrible)

In a wok, add some oil and fry off curry past, garlic, ginger, chili, coriander and sesame seeds. Add the chicken and cook for a couple of minuts. Add Sugar, fish sauce, vinegar and some fried onions. Now add the drained noodles, tomatoes, bean sprouts and scallions. Finally make room in the wok to fry the egg. When cooked, combine the loot.

Sprinkle with some more fried onions and serve.

Enjoy!

Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese

Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese

It’s been way to long since my last post.. “Real Life” commitments have kept me from posting, but not from cooking! This is not exactly a simple dish, but take your time and something magical will come out of it 🙂

Osso Buco

  • Pieces of osso buco (veal shank)
  • Leaks
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Flour
  • Red wine ( a lot!)
  • Water or stock
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Thyme

Season the osso buco with salt and pepper, turn in flour and brown on each side. Remove the meat and fry the veg. for a couple of minutes. Return the meat, drench in red wine, stock and the tomatoes. Add the Thyme, place under a lid and let it simmer for about 2 hours.

Risotto Milanese

  • Risotto rice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Red wine
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Saffron
  • Parmesan  (best you can afford)
  • Butter

Infuse the saffron in some of the stock. Chop and fry the celery, onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Increase the heat and add the rice. Stir until the rice is translucent. Add the wine and cock until reduced. Under constant stirring ad the stock ladle by ladle until the rice is al dente. Finally add the saffron,  grated parmesan and butter.

Serve with grated lemon zest, thyme and small cubes of fresh apple to give some acidity and balance to the dish.

Enjoy!

Flounder

Pan-fried flounder (skrubber) with a butter/capers sauce

Another danish summer classic. My friend Jacob bought the fish straight from the local fisherman the same morning.. I just added the butter 😉

The fish

  • 1 Frech caught flounder pr. person
  • 1 Egg
  • Milk
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Salt & Pepper

Clean the fish and season with salt & pepper. Dip in the milk/egg mixture, then the seasoned breadcrumbs. Fry on medium heat until crisp in 50:50 oil and butter.

The sauce

  • Butter
  • capers
  • lemon
  • Salt & Pepper

Melt the butter until brown. Add plenty of capers. Season with lemon, salt & pepper.

Serve with new potatoes and a fresh salad.

Enjoy!

Mormormad

Cutlet (Krebinetter) with creamed veg and horseradish

Now this is real old school danish cooking, just like  my grandmother did it. It may be a old but its damn delicious!!

Cutlets

  • 50/50 ground beef and pork
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt & Pepper

Combine the ground meet with the eggs. Season with salt & pepper and form into patties. Dip in the milk and seasoned breadcrumbs. Fry on medium heat until crispy.

The Veg

  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Carrots
  • Small potato’s
  • Fresh peas
  • Horseradish
  • Flatleaf parsley
  • Salt & Pepper

Start by precooking the carrots and potato’s in plenty of salt. Don’t overcook them!  Then create the bechamel: Melt the butter, add flour to create a roux. Slowly add milk until you have the right consistency. Add the veg to the bechamel and season.

Plate up, grate  horseradish and scatter some parsley over the plate.

Enjoy!

FishCakesAndSlaw

Fish Cakes And Slaw

Nothing screams summer like a nice fish cake. My version includes cod, prawns and chorizo served on homemade slaw.

The Fish Cakes

  • Cod fillets
  • Prawns
  • Chorizo
  • Onion
  • Eggs
  • Flour (small amount)
  • Flatleaf parsley
  • Fennel seeds
  • Lemon zest and juice
  • Salt & Pepper

Cut everything into small pieces(but not so small you cant tell it’s actual fish). Beat together with the egs and some flour. Season with the  fennel seeds, lemon zest / juice and a large handfull of chopped parsley. Shape into nice big cakes and fry them gently in plenty of butter.

 

The Slaw

  • Homemade mayo (i will get the recipe up here someday)
  • Fine pickles
  • Oxheart cabbage
  • Fennel
  • Carrots
  • Spring onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper

First create the base dressing by combining the mayo with the fine pickels (half / half), season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Cut the veg into small strips and coat in the dressing.

Enjoy!

GoatCheeseOnAStick

Goat Cheese / Parma Ham Stick’s

Another quick snack inspired by the local Sticks‘n’Sushi.. They are super easy to make! Just cheese, ham and a stick 🙂

Recipe

  • Goat Cheese
  • Parma Ham
  • Wooden sticks (cut in half)

Roll a thin slice of parma ham around a piece of cheese, and fry til the parma ham is golden and the cheese is just starting to melt. Plug a stick in each one (this is much easier aften you fried them, and allows for more cheesy snacks  in the pan at once)

Enjoy!