Thai beef salad with a western twist

The first time I ate this was actually in Spring about a year ago. One of the product evaluators for Dishdrawer threw a pot luck dinner and Craig, an electronics engineer, brought this gem along. The coriander jazzes the greens up, the cucumber provides a satisfying crunch, while the beef provides protein and deliciousness. A worthwhile summer/spring salad that I recommend you try your hand at.

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Mussel fritters

This month I just had to make mussel fritters. Mussel fritters remind me of being at the beach during the summer holidays; making decisions about ice cream flavours at the dairy, whether to wear jandals or walk barefoot and if the Christmas ham is still good for another day’s sandwiches. Family friend and

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Seared tuna with laksa sauce and sesame rice

If like myself, you’re not that keen on sashimi or fish in general, tuna is the fish for you. Served cooked or raw it has elements of beef to the flavour, and lacks that overly fishy taste I’m not a fan of. It is robust and able to take on the strong flavours of lemon grass and coriander.

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Fried tofu in ginger, soy and butter sauce

Easy to make, and very easy to eat – even managed to convert the boyfriend (favourite meal steak) to this delicious protein. The secret is to bleed the excess moisture out of your tofu prior to frying so you get a nice crispy shell.

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