Showing posts with label sesame oil. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sesame oil. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thai style Roast Pumpkin

Thai style Roast Pumpkin
Using the seed end of the butter nut pumpkin left over from tea last night ... cut this into wedges and remove the seeds leaving the skin on. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper and roast them standing up if possible until cooked and golden all over.

  • Make the dressing while this is happening. Into a saucepan place all of the following ingredients...1 clove of crushed garlic, 1tea spoon ground cumin, 2 table spoons sweet chili sauce, 4 table spoons rice wine vinegar, 1 table spoon brown sugar, 2 table spoons ketjap manis, 2 table spoons olive oil and 2 tea spoons sesame oil ... bring to the boil and simmer gentle for 2 minutes.
Toss the baked pumpkin and dressing together in a large bowl and let them cool to room temperature for about 30 minutes...serve sprinkled with any of the left dressing and roughly chopped coriander.

This twist on delicious roast pumpkin that you may not be able to resist will be served for tonight's tea of simple home made salmon patties (tomorrows recipe) and a two minute tossed salad... tasty finger food option for a party serve with a serviette.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Watermelon & Quinoa Salad with a Thai dressing

Watermelon & Quinoa Salad with Thai dressing
Refreshing watermelon I can't get enough of it on hot summer days this salad is easily thrown together in a few minutes is wonderfully cool and healthy to boot... don't be limited by my suggestions/ideas create your own additions to suit you and your family...

Watermelon & Quinoa Salad with Thai dressing
  • Mix in a large saucepan 1 cup of Quinoa and three cups of cold water. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer gently for about 15 mins until all liquid is absorbed. Strain rinse and cool. This can be done ahead of time. I usually do a double batch and have quinoa on hand in the fridge to add to just about every salad concoction. This grain will take on any flavour you add to it so add about 1/3 of the dressing to it before refrigeration. 


  • Whisk all dressing ingredients together ...
  • 1 tbs fresh minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp light soy
  • Serve on a platter a layer of salad greens of your choice, lots of diced watermelon about 6 cups, thinly sliced fennel and spring onion, anything you fancy... sprinkle over the quinoa or serve separately as I have done and garnish with the remainder of the dressing and salted peanuts.