Sun-dried tomatoes are expensive and now appear less and less on supermarkets shelves. Kenya is tomato country and I would encourage farmers to sun-dried some for the local market and export. This dish is flavorful, fast to make. I serve it with Penne. My recipe is for 2 or 3 portions. Continue Reading
Red onion jam is magically versatile in the kitchen. I use it as an accompaniment for burgers, pork chops or beef fillet tapas. Continue Reading
I decided to revisit the chicken lollipops which have been around for a long, long time. The good thing is that they are not messy to eat, wrap the protruding bone with a little foil and voila. Also, I am sure it is an illusion, they seem meatier to eat than regular chicken wings.
I will explain how to make them and add a sauce to make everyone happy. Continue Reading
Beurre blanc meaning white butter in French is an unstable hot emulsion. Meaning that it will curdle, separate or go limp if not done properly. This sauce is part of the nouvelle cuisine repertoire. This sauce is excellent for meat and great for poached or steamed fish fillets. There is 2 types of beurre blanc, one made as shown and the other one has cream added. Continue Reading
It is my favorite local snack in Kenya. Bhajia is very addictive when eaten with tomato chutney.
The tomato chutney does not require cooking. Continue Reading
A real BBQ must have a sauce. Well, this one, to me, does it. The quantity makes about 1 ½ cup, multiply accordingly if you need more. If you like heat you may add 1 to ½ tsp. of chili powder. Without chili the sauce has a kick and is good for basting and baking meat.
Once I was told that BBQ comes from the French de la barbe a la queue, meaning cutting an animal for roasting from the beard to the tail. It is probably a story but I like it. Continue Reading
I bought lots of red pepper. The price was about 3 euros per kg. I enjoy the aroma and the sweet taste of any colored peppers. Green peppers (capsicum) are less sweet.
Red pepper sauce is a good marriage with pasta and a change to tomato sauce. Continue Reading