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Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 1

Secretly Not Here Any More

Well you helped me woo the woman in my life via the medium of cooking, so you got yourself into this mess! smiley - winkeye

Basically, since NYE she's been on a diet, which is fair enough, and understandably she's craving a bit of junk food. I've rustled up a recipe for lamburgers, and potato wedges can't be that difficult, but I feel like it needs something else to go with it. Any ideas on what to put on as a side?


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 2

Mu Beta

I've got a gorgeous recipe for a Vietnamese chicken baguette which is like junk food only delicious. How's that?

B


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 3

Secretly Not Here Any More

That sounds even better!


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 4

Secretly Not Here Any More

Just looked through your old entries. I take it that this is essentially the same as your Vietnamese pork sandwich? Looks smiley - drool, but I think L's got a problem with Star Anise. Does the recipe work without?


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 5

Mu Beta

Right job 1 really should be done a few hours in advance. Peel a carrot and grate it. Sprinkle with salt and leave for 30 minutes. Squeeze out any juice and drain. Add 1tsp caster sugar, 1tbsp of rice vinegar, a splash of soy sauce and a small piece of finely-minced ginger. Cover and chill for a few hours (or as long as you've got).

Now you need some Thai 7-spice powder. You can buy it but I prefer to make my own:

1 dried chilli
2 cloves
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp coriander seed
zest of one lemon
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 star anise

Stick the whole lot in a small frying pan, dry, and toast over a medium heat until they start to change colour. Pop the whole lot in a spice grinder or pestle & mortar and grind to a powder.

Mix the 7-spice with a splash of olive oil and coat a couple of large chicken breasts. Stick them in the oven at 200C/Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes.

Prepare your toppings:

About 1/4 of a cucumber, very thinly sliced.
A large handful of coriander leaves, chopped.
1 large red chilli, deseeded and chopped.
2 shallots (or one red onion), finely chopped.
A mixture of 2 parts lime juice to one part fish sauce.
Mayonnaise

You need some part-baked baguettes (I tend to use three small ones each, or one and a half big ones). They take about ten minutes, so put them in the oven about ten minutes before the chicken is done.

Split the cooked baguettes, put mayonnaise on the top slice. On the bottom, start with the cucumber slices, then the carrot chutney, then slices of the chicken, chilli, shallots and the coriander. Drizzle with the lime juice. Serve immediately.

B



Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 6

Secretly Not Here Any More

Thank you kindly!


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 7

Secretly Not Here Any More

That was absolutely delicious. Thanks muchly for yet another top-drawer recipe!


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 8

Mu Beta

Odo's subscribed to my page, so she's requested that we have it tomorrow too. smiley - biggrin

B


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 9

Mu Beta

And afterwards we'll cook this recipe.

B


Can I borrow your cooking skills again please?

Post 10

Secretly Not Here Any More

Oh, that was particularly predictable...


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