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Asian Hakka Chinese Indo Chinese Meat

Crispy Beef

Hakka Chinese is always a fave in our household. One of the items my sons love to order is Crispy Beef however, one order is never enough. After developing this recipe for a while this comes pretty close. Beef is sliced very thin, marinated and then fried twice to get it nice and crispy. It’s …

Curries East Indian Mains Meat

East Indian Ball Curry

It’s about time, I picked up the ‘ol East Indian Cookery Book and tried something new! This was one of my Mom’s treasures and now mine. I decided to try this Ball Curry aka Meatball curry as it has some unique ingredients like poppy seeds, peanuts and coconut and it was marked good by my …

Goan Meat

Beef Baffad – Red Goan Curry

My granny would make this and the Chicken version of this curry all the time. I never learned how to make it from her but years ago found a recipe scribbled by my Mom is one of her many many books and when I tried it, memories of my granny came back!

Gluten Free Indian Mains Meat

Kheema with Dill

Did you know that Dill or Dill weed is from the Celery family? It’s used in a lot of Western dishes but not terribly popular in Indian cuisine. The word Dill in Hindi is called Sui ki bhaji and a simple translation is needle vegetable since the leaves look like needles. In the West, Dill …

BBQ Gluten Free Meat

BBQ Brisket

This hunk of brisket is seared, slow cooked and then roasted in the oven and then smothered in a smoky BBQ sauce. It starts with a simple homemade BBQ spice rub put together with pantry ingredients. Brisket is one of my fave cuts of meat to cook as it can be slow cooked or roasted …

Mains Meat Mexican and Tex Mex

Fall apart Beef Barbacoa

A special chilli sauce is prepared and beef chunks are marinated and wrapped in banana leaf before cooking it in a dutch oven. Barbacoa is an old traditional Mexican method of cooking either Beef or Lamb. Large pits in the ground layered with hot coal house bundles of this meat wrapped in Avocado leaves and …

Curries Family Meals Indian Mains Meat

Railway Mutton Curry

During the British Raj, this Mutton Curry originally a Bengali curry was served on the trains from Victoria Terminus (lovingly called VT by the Bombayites aka Mumbaikars) to Calcutta. Rumor has it that a British General found the curry too spicy. He asked the Chef to modify it for him. The Chef added Coconut and …