Shakshuka

This is a middle eastern dish with tomatoes and eggs, in Arabic the word ‘shakshuka’ means ‘mixture’ Often eaten as breakfast as it has the eggs in, but also is a staple dinner meal all over the middle east.  I first tasted this dish in an Israeli cafe in Philadelphia and instantly fell in love, it is a great brunch recipe, and a good filling vegetarian dish.

Ingredients

(serves 4)

12 tomatoes

1 very large red pepper or 2 small, diced small

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 white onion, diced small

2 tsp cumin seeds

2 cloves of garlic, grated

2 tbsp. harissa paste

¼ tsp cayenne

1 ½ heap tsp paprika (pinch of smoked if you have it)

2 tbsp. tomato paste

1 heap tsp sugar (I used brown)

1 tsp salt (or to taste)

1 tsp cracked black pepper (or to taste)

Juice of ½ a lemon

eggs 2 per person

handful coriander

thick yoghurt/Labneh to drizzle over at the end

extra virgin olive oil for drizzling over

Method

Cut crossed in the tops of the tomatoes and place in hot water so you can remove the skins, dice and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, then gently cook the onion and pepper until soft.

Add the cumin seeds and cook for a few minutes before add the garlic, harissa, cayenne and paprika. Let this cook for a few minutes more, continue to stir. Then add the tomato paste, stir through before add the fresh tomatoes.

With a potato masher mash up the tomato in the sauce a little bit to break it up. Add the sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Let this cook for 25 minutes.

This can be made in advance and reheated once you are ready to cook the eggs.

Crack eggs one at a time into a tea cup, then with a ladle make an indent in the hot sauce and gently pour in the egg into the hole, continue will all of your eggs leaving space in between.

Turn the heat to the lowest and cover the pan, let the eggs cook gently until all of the white is cooked and the yolk is runny. This should take around 10-12 minutes.

When ready serve with a sprinkle of coriander leaves, some dollops of the yoghurt/Labneh ad a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve with bread.

Enjoy

Lulu xxx

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Shakshuka

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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by Lulu Lemon and Lace

Ingredients

(serves 4)

12 tomatoes

1 very large red pepper or 2 small, diced small

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 white onion, diced small

2 tsp cumin seeds

2 cloves of garlic, grated

2 tbsp. harissa paste

¼ tsp cayenne

1 ½ heap tsp paprika (pinch of smoked if you have it)

2 tbsp. tomato paste

1 heap tsp sugar (I used brown)

1 tsp salt (or to taste)

1 tsp cracked black pepper (or to taste)

Juice of ½ a lemon

eggs 2 per person

handful coriander

thick yoghurt/Labneh to drizzle over at the end

extra virgin olive oil for drizzling over

Method

Cut crossed in the tops of the tomatoes and place in hot water so you can remove the skins, dice and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, then gently cook the onion and pepper until soft. Add the cumin seeds and cook for a few minutes before add the garlic, harissa, cayenne and paprika. Let this cook for a few minutes more, continue to stir. Then add the tomato paste, stir through before add the fresh tomatoes.

With a potato masher mash up the tomato in the sauce a little bit to break it up. Add the sugar, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Let this cook for 25 minutes.

This can be made in advance and reheated once you are ready to cook the eggs.

Crack eggs one at a time into a tea cup, then with a ladle make an indent in the hot sauce and gently pour in the egg into the hole, continue will all of your eggs leaving space in between.

Turn the heat to the lowest and cover the pan, let the eggs cook gently until all of the white is cooked and the yolk is runny. This should take around 10-12 minutes.

When ready serve with a sprinkle of coriander leaves, some dollops of the yoghurt/Labneh ad a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve with bread.

Lulu xxx

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Juicy’s Jamaican Chicken Curry with Rice and Beans

Happy Sunday Folks,

Wondering what to cook this afternoon?  Why not try this Jamaican style curry, it is very tasty and warming, forget your Sunday roast have a full chicken cooking in a curry!!  You do not need to use the bishop crown chillies, any hot chilli will do!!

Lulu xxx

Juicy’s Jamaican Chicken Curry

Serves 4

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Ingredients:

5 Cloves Garlic

3″ Chunk Ginger

1 Onion Sliced

4 Red Pedron Peppers (can use 1 large red pepper) Sliced

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2 Bishops Crown Chillies (try a Habanero Pepper or 1 Scotch Bonnet if you cannot get hold of the bishop crowns)

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Bishop Crown Chilli

1/2 pint Chicken stock

3 tbsp Oil (I used sunflower)

500ml Coconut Milk

1 Full Chicken

Fresh Thyme large handful

Fresh Coriander (Cilantro) handful chopped

1 Lemon

Salt

3 Small Potatoes

2 tsp White Sugar

1″ Chunk Creamed Coconut Block

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Jamaican Spices:

1 tbsp of:

Cumin Seeds

Coriander Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds

All Spice Powder/berries ( I used berries)

Black Peppercorns

Black Mustard Seeds

1/2 tbsp Turmeric

3 Star Anise

Method:

First make your spice powder, place all of the seeds, the all spice berries, 2 of the star anise and the peppercorns in a frying pan and dry fry until you smell an aroma.

Then place straight into a hand blender along with the turmeric and the all spice powder; if using,  blitz to a powder.  If you have no blender then crush in a pestle and mortar.  Set aside.

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Next prepare your Chicken. Here in Spain you can buy a whole chicken already chopped up into pieces, they chop it so each piece still has some bone on it, even the breast…. which is great as it keeps it moist. You could ask your butcher to prepare this for you. I removed the skin too as it can make your curry oily.

Season the chicken really well with lots of salt and pepper.

Add the oil to a deep pan and brown the chicken in batches then remove and set aside.

Add the onions and sliced peppers to the pan and fry on medium heat until softened.

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While this is cooking blitz up the garlic, ginger and chillies in a hand blender.

Add this to the pan.  Cook for 2 more minutes.

Add thyme leaves from about 5/6 sprigs  and 3/4 whole sprigs, then the spice powder.

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Then squeeze in the juice of the lemon.

Keep stirring as you go.

Now add the chicken back into the pan and coat it in all of the spices.

Pour in the chicken stock.

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Stir well. Then pour in the coconut milk.

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Add the sugar and the creamed coconut block and the extra star anise.

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Cover the pan and let it simmer away for 20 minutes.

Cut the potatoes into thin wedges.

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After the chicken has cooked for 20 minutes add these potatoes to the pan.

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Taste the juice, season if needed.

Cook until the potatoes are nice and soft and almost falling apart. This would be around 20 minutes more.

Once the potatoes are cooked add in the coriander.

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Ready!!

Rice and Beans

Ingredients

1 cup Basmati Rice

2 cups hot Chicken stock

1/2 White Onion sliced

2 tbsp Sunflower Oil

2 cloves Garlic grated

1″ chunk Ginger grated

2″ chunk Creamed Coconut grated

1 1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tin Kidney Beans

Method

Heat the oil in a pan and add in the onions, cook until browned, then add in the ginger, garlic and salt. Cook for another 2 minutes.

Add in the creamed coconut and the rice and cook for another few minutes coating the rice with the flavourings.

Keeping the heat high pour in the chicken stock, and the kidney beans. Stir well, then place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and turn the heat to the lowest.

Simmer this for 20 minutes, DO NOT REMOVE THE LID DURING THIS TIME.

After 20 minutes turn off the heat and still keeping the lid on let it stand for another 10 minutes.

Fluff up with a fork, it should be a moist rice, with a great coconut taste. Serve with the curry.

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Enjoy

Love Lulu xxx

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Juicy's Jamaican Chicken Curry with Rice and Beans

  • Servings: 4/5
  • Difficulty: easy
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by LuluLemonandLace

Ingredients:

5 Cloves Garlic

3″ Chunk Ginger

1 Onion Sliced

4 Red Pedron Peppers (can use 1 large red pepper) Sliced

2 Bishops Crown Chillies (try a Habanero Pepper or 1 Scotch Bonnet if you cannot get hold of the bishop crowns)

1/2 pint Chicken stock

3 tbsp Oil (I used sunflower)

500ml Coconut Milk

1 Full Chicken

Fresh Thyme large handful

Fresh Coriander (Cilantro) handful chopped

1 Lemon

Salt

3 Small Potatoes

2 tsp White Sugar

1″ Chunk Creamed Coconut Block

Jamaican Spices:

1 tbsp of:

Cumin Seeds

Coriander Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds

All Spice Powder

Black Peppercorns

Black Mustard Seeds

1/2 tbsp Turmeric

3 Star Anise

Method:

First make your spice powder, place all of the seeds, the all spice berries, 2 of the star anise and the peppercorns in a frying pan and dry fry until you smell an aroma. Then place straight into a hand blender along with the turmeric and the all spice powder; if using,  blitz to a powder.  If you have no blender then crush in a pestle and mortar.  Set aside.

Next prepare your Chicken. Here in Spain you can buy a whole chicken already chopped up into pieces, they chop it so each piece still has some bone on it, even the breast…. which is great as it keeps it moist. You could ask your butcher to prepare this for you. I removed the skin too as it can make your curry oily. Season the chicken really well with lots of salt and pepper.

Add the oil to a deep pan and brown the chicken in batches then remove and set aside.

Add the onions and sliced peppers to the pan and fry on medium heat until softened.

While this is cooking blitz up the garlic, ginger and chillies in a hand blender. Add this to the pan. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Add thyme leaves from about 5/6 sprigs  and 3/4 whole sprigs, then the spice powder.

Then squeeze in the juice of the lemon. Keep stirring as you go.

Now add the chicken back into the pan and coat it in all of the spices.

Pour in the chicken stock. Stir well. Then pour in the coconut milk.

Add the sugar and the creamed coconut block and the extra star anise.

Cover the pan and let it simmer away for 20 minutes.

Cut the potatoes into thin wedges.

After the chicken has cooked for 20 minutes add these potatoes to the pan. Taste the juice, season if needed.

Cook until the potatoes are nice and soft and almost falling apart. This would be around 25 minutes more.

Once the potatoes are cooked add in the coriander.

Ready!!

Rice and Beans

Ingredients

1 cup Basmati Rice

2 cups hot Chicken stock

1/2 White Onion sliced

2 tbsp Sunflower Oil

2 cloves Garlic grated

1″ chunk Ginger grated

2″ chunk Creamed Coconut grated

1 1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tin Kidney Beans

Method

Heat the oil in a pan and add in the onions, cook until browned, then add in the ginger, garlic and salt. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add in the creamed coconut and the rice and cook for another few minutes coating the rice with the flavourings.

Keeping the heat high pour in the chicken stock, and the kidney beans. Stir well, then place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and turn the heat to the lowest.

Simmer this for 20 minutes, DO NOT REMOVE THE LID DURING THIS TIME.

After 20 minutes turn off the heat and still keeping the lid on let it stand for another 10 minutes.

Fluff up with a fork, it should be a moist rice. Serve with the curry.

Lulu xxx

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Recipe Update…Chinese Beef Curry….

Hola Folks,

Hope you’re having a good weekend so far, this is a recipe update of my Chinese Beef Curry with new photographs, check it out….

I love cooking and eating curries, and as my family have Indian roots I have been brought up with curries and spice. I have also been lucky to travel and experience food from all over the world which has influenced and inspired me to create my dishes.

This recipe however was influenced by an old school friends mum. She is Chinese and as a teen I would spend all of my time at their home. I have to say everything she cooked was delicious, even her toast in the morning tasted amazing; I have no idea how she buttered it!!  But my favourite dinner was the Chinese curry and I always hoped that would be on the menu when I stayed over!!

I lost touch with this friend for a while but always remembered this curry and started to try different recipes out to recreate the taste I once loved as a teen. Finally one day I came up with this recipe that tasted good and as I could remember.

Through the help of social media I managed to get back in touch with this friend after 15 years, thankfully we are now good friends again and once when I was back in my home town she invited me over to her mum’s to have a curry!! This time her mum told me her recipe, and I was very pleased to know it was similar to mine just a few little differences but ultimately I had succeeded……

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Colourful Ingredients

Ingredients:

500g Stewing Beef/ Braising Steak Chopped in Chunks

1 Large Onion Chopped Into Chunks

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Chunks of Onion

1/2 Pint Of Beef Stock

2 Tbsp Curry Powder

1 Tsp Paprika

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

2 Star Anise

1 Tsp Chinese 5 Spice

2 Cloves Garlic

1 Red Chilli

2″ Piece Of Ginger

2 Carrots Sliced

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Sliced Carrots

4/5 Fresh Tomatoes

1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce

2 tsp Fish Sauce

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Coconut Cream Block approx 2″ Chunk

Salt & Pepper

Sunflower Oil for frying

Method:

Cut the Tomatoes into wedges and sprinkle with brown sugar, set aside.

In a blender blitz up the ginger, garlic and chilli. You can chop this up but it’s so much easier and quicker this way 🙂

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Garlic, Ginger and Red Chilli

Heat the oil in a large pan, and pour in the onions until they are translucent. Then add in the carrots and the garlic/ginger/chilli mix. Fry for a few minutes.

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Add the Beef to the pan and lots of seasoning.

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Let this brown. Then add in the paprika, coriander and five spice, stir the pan until the beef is coated in the spices.

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Whisk the curry powder into the stock.

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Curry Powder and Stock mix

Now pour this stock mix into the pan.

Stir in the soy sauce, fish sauce and star anise.

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Then add your tomatoes with all of the sugar and juices and stir well.

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Now let this bubble away to cook the beef until tender. I actually find it best to put the pan in the oven. I would heat it to 180 degrees and cook for about a hour or until the beef is tender. Do not cover this as you want the liquid to reduce.

After about 45 minutes I would taste the curry and see if it needs anymore seasoning, if it does add more soy rather than the salt. It should be hot and sweet so if it does not taste sweet enough sprinkle in a little more sugar.

Once the beef falls apart add in the coconut block and pop back in the oven for another 15 minutes, this should then melt in and thicken the sauce.

Voila your curry is ready serve with egg fried rice…check out my recipe

https://lululemonandlace.com/food-blog-2/take-away-style-egg-fried-rice/

:-)…enjoy xx

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Chinese Beef Curry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: average
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by LuluLemonandLace

Ingredients:

500g Stewing Beef/ Braising Steak Chopped in Chunks

1 Large Onion Chopped Into Chunks

1/2 Pint Of Beef Stock

2 Tbsp Curry Powder

1 Tsp Paprika

1 Tsp Coriander Powder

2 Star Anise

1 Tsp Chinese 5 Spice

2 Cloves Garlic

1 Red Chilli

2″ Piece Of Ginger

2 Carrots Sliced

4/5 Fresh Tomatoes

1 Tbsp Soy Sauce

2 tsp Fish Sauce

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

Coconut Cream Block approx 2″ Chunk

Salt & Pepper

Sunflower Oil for frying

Method:

Cut the Tomatoes into wedges and sprinkle with brown sugar, set aside.

In a blender blitz up the ginger, garlic and chilli. You can chop this up but it’s so much easier and quicker this way 🙂

Heat the oil in a large pan, and pour in the onions until they are translucent. Then add in the carrots and the garlic/ginger/chilli mix. Fry for a few minutes.

Add the Beef to the pan and lots of seasoning.

Let this brown. Then add in the paprika, coriander and five spice, stir the pan until the beef is coated in the spices.

Whisk the curry powder into the stock.

Now pour this stock mix into the pan.

Stir in the soy sauce, fish sauce and star anise.

Then add your tomatoes with all of the sugar and juices and stir well.

Now let this bubble away to cook the beef until tender. I actually find it best to put the pan in the oven. I would heat it to 180 degrees and cook for about a hour or until the beef is tender. Do not cover this as you want the liquid to reduce.

After about 45 minutes I would taste the curry and see if it needs anymore seasoning, if it does add more soy rather than the salt. It should be hot and sweet so if it does not taste sweet enough sprinkle in a little more sugar.

Once the beef falls apart add in the coconut block and pop back in the oven for another 15 minutes, this should then melt in and thicken the sauce.

Voila your curry is ready serve with egg fried rice…check out my recipe

https://lululemonandlace.com/food-blog-2/take-away-style-egg-fried-rice/

:-)…enjoy xx

Lulu xxx

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Keralan Meen Molee (Fish and Coconut Stew) another dish from last Saturday’s Supper Club

This dish was on my 5 course menu from Saturdays Supper Club check it out….

Fish Molee (meen molee) was one of my favourite dishes growing up. My Nana used to make a very tasty version of it.  Mopped up with Indian breads rather than rice; delicious.

Molee means stew, so it is a fish stew which is cooked in coconut. It is a very popular dish in Southern India, I love Keralan sweet and sour flavours with creamy coconut milk and sourness from tamarind, this recipe incorporates these tastes.  The fish is succulent and the flavour is mild, creamy and aromatic rather than spicy hot.

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Ingredients:

White fish I used Meluza (hake) but cod is fine, buy a fillet per person.

10 Large prawns shell on, I removed the heads as they were so large but you can leave them on

1 onion finely sliced

3 garlic cloves

2” chunk ginger

2 small green chillies, with a knife make a slit in each chilli.

Turmeric I used fresh but you can use powder 1tsp

1 tsp tamarind paste

2 heap tsp black mustard seeds

2 heap tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp garam masala

2 tomatoes diced

1 heap tsp soft brown sugar

1 tin coconut milk

2” chunk creamed coconut block

50g desiccated coconut plus extra for decoration

5/6 New potatoes halved

Bunch fresh coriander chopped

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp white vinegar

1 tbsp. oil (I used sunflower)

Method:

Sprinkle the sugar over the tomatoes set aside.

Grate the ginger, garlic and turmeric (if using fresh) set aside.

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Heat the oil in a pan, add your onions and cook on a medium heat until soft.  Turn up the heat and add the mustard seeds, which will crackle.  As soon as they do then add the cumin seeds, stir through then add the grated ginger/garlic/turmeric.  Add the chillies. Mix well.

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Add the tamarind and stir through.

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Pour in the tin of coconut milk and add the creamed coconut block.  Fill the tin with water and add this to the pan.

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Add the salt, vinegar, desiccated coconut, tomatoes and sugar.

While this is bubbling away boil your potatoes in a separate pan with salted water until nearly cooked but not soft.  Add these to the molee along with the garam masala, stir well.

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Cut the fish into large chunks keeping the skin on, this adds to flavour and holds the fish pieces together.  Add the fish to the pan, pop a lid on and cook for about 4 minutes. After this time open the lid and add the prawns.  Pop the lid back on and cook for another 5/6 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Sprinkle over most of the coriander leaves and carefully stir through as the fish will break up easily.

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Serve with an extra sprinkle of the desiccated coconut, and coriander leaves.  Serve with your favourite bread.

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Enjoy!

Lulu x

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Keralan Fish Molee

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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by Lululemonandlace

Ingredients:

White fish I used Meluza (hake) but cod is fine, buy a fillet per person.

10 Large prawns shell on, I removed the heads as they were so large but you can leave them on

1 onion finely sliced

3 garlic cloves

2” chunk ginger

2 small green chillies, with a knife make a slit in each chilli.

Turmeric I used fresh but you can use powder 1tsp

1 tsp tamarind paste

2 heap tsp black mustard seeds

2 heap tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp garam masala

2 tomatoes diced

1 heap tsp soft brown sugar

1 tin coconut milk

2” chunk creamed coconut block

50g desiccated coconut plus extra for decoration

5/6 New potatoes halved

Bunch fresh coriander chopped

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp white vinegar

1 tbsp. oil (I used sunflower)

Method:

Sprinkle the sugar over the tomatoes set aside.

Grate the ginger, garlic and turmeric (if using fresh) set aside.

Heat the oil in a pan, add your onions and cook on a medium heat until soft.  Turn up the heat and add the mustard seeds, which will crackle.  As soon as they do then add the cumin seeds, stir through then add the grated ginger/garlic/turmeric.  Add the chillies. Mix well.

Add the tamarind and stir through.

Pour in the tin of coconut milk and add the creamed coconut block.  Fill the tin with water and add this to the pan.

Add the salt, vinegar, desiccated coconut, tomatoes and sugar.

While this is bubbling away boil your potatoes in a separate pan with salted water until nearly cooked but not soft.  Add these to the molee along with the garam masala, stir well.

Cut the fish into large chunks keeping the skin on, this adds to flavour and holds the fish pieces together.  Add the fish to the pan, pop a lid on and cook for about 4 minutes. After this time open the lid and add the prawns.  Pop the lid back on and cook for another 5/6 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Sprinkle over most of the coriander leaves and carefully stir through as the fish will break up easily.

Serve with an extra sprinkle of the desiccated coconut, and coriander leaves.  Serve with your favourite bread.

Lulu xxx

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Recipe Alert!..Keralan Fish Molee

Hola,

Happy Friday!!!

New recipe alert…

Fish Molee (meen molee) was one of my favourite dishes growing up. My Nana used to make a very tasty version of it.  Mopped up with Indian breads rather than rice; delicious.

Molee means stew, so it is a fish stew which is cooked in coconut. It is a very popular dish in Southern India, I love Keralan sweet and sour flavours with creamy coconut milk and sourness from tamarind, this recipe incorporates these tastes.  The fish is succulent and the flavour is mild, creamy and aromatic rather than spicy hot.

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Ingredients:

White fish I used Meluza (hake) but cod is fine, buy a fillet per person.

10 Large prawns shell on, I removed the heads as they were so large but you can leave them on

1 onion finely sliced

3 garlic cloves

2” chunk ginger

2 small green chillies, with a knife make a slit in each chilli.

Turmeric I used fresh but you can use powder 1tsp

1 tsp tamarind paste

2 heap tsp black mustard seeds

2 heap tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp garam masala

2 tomatoes diced

1 heap tsp soft brown sugar

1 tin coconut milk

2” chunk creamed coconut block

50g desiccated coconut plus extra for decoration

5/6 New potatoes halved

Bunch fresh coriander chopped

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp white vinegar

1 tbsp. oil (I used sunflower)

Method:

Sprinkle the sugar over the tomatoes set aside.

Grate the ginger, garlic and turmeric (if using fresh) set aside.

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Heat the oil in a pan, add your onions and cook on a medium heat until soft.  Turn up the heat and add the mustard seeds, which will crackle.  As soon as they do then add the cumin seeds, stir through then add the grated ginger/garlic/turmeric.  Add the chillies. Mix well.

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Add the tamarind and stir through.

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Pour in the tin of coconut milk and add the creamed coconut block.  Fill the tin with water and add this to the pan.

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Add the salt, vinegar, desiccated coconut, tomatoes and sugar.

While this is bubbling away boil your potatoes in a separate pan with salted water until nearly cooked but not soft.  Add these to the molee along with the garam masala, stir well.

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Cut the fish into large chunks keeping the skin on, this adds to flavour and holds the fish pieces together.  Add the fish to the pan, pop a lid on and cook for about 4 minutes. After this time open the lid and add the prawns.  Pop the lid back on and cook for another 5/6 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Sprinkle over most of the coriander leaves and carefully stir through as the fish will break up easily.

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Serve with an extra sprinkle of the desiccated coconut, and coriander leaves.  Serve with your favourite bread.

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Enjoy!

Lulu x

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Keralan Fish Molee

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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by Lululemonandlace

Ingredients:

White fish I used Meluza (hake) but cod is fine, buy a fillet per person.

10 Large prawns shell on, I removed the heads as they were so large but you can leave them on

1 onion finely sliced

3 garlic cloves

2” chunk ginger

2 small green chillies, with a knife make a slit in each chilli.

Turmeric I used fresh but you can use powder 1tsp

1 tsp tamarind paste

2 heap tsp black mustard seeds

2 heap tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp garam masala

2 tomatoes diced

1 heap tsp soft brown sugar

1 tin coconut milk

2” chunk creamed coconut block

50g desiccated coconut plus extra for decoration

5/6 New potatoes halved

Bunch fresh coriander chopped

2 tsp sea salt

2 tsp white vinegar

1 tbsp. oil (I used sunflower)

Method:

Sprinkle the sugar over the tomatoes set aside.

Grate the ginger, garlic and turmeric (if using fresh) set aside.

Heat the oil in a pan, add your onions and cook on a medium heat until soft.  Turn up the heat and add the mustard seeds, which will crackle.  As soon as they do then add the cumin seeds, stir through then add the grated ginger/garlic/turmeric.  Add the chillies. Mix well.

Add the tamarind and stir through.

Pour in the tin of coconut milk and add the creamed coconut block.  Fill the tin with water and add this to the pan.

Add the salt, vinegar, desiccated coconut, tomatoes and sugar.

While this is bubbling away boil your potatoes in a separate pan with salted water until nearly cooked but not soft.  Add these to the molee along with the garam masala, stir well.

Cut the fish into large chunks keeping the skin on, this adds to flavour and holds the fish pieces together.  Add the fish to the pan, pop a lid on and cook for about 4 minutes. After this time open the lid and add the prawns.  Pop the lid back on and cook for another 5/6 minutes or until the prawns are cooked.

Sprinkle over most of the coriander leaves and carefully stir through as the fish will break up easily.

Serve with an extra sprinkle of the desiccated coconut, and coriander leaves.  Serve with your favourite bread.

Lulu xxx

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