Friday, February 25, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
This is absolutely fabulous, amazing and DELICIOUS dish that I've been making for years now. I just LOVE it. I got the pot on my birthday last year. I used regular pots before so don't worry, if you don't own one of those. The most important is the soup you use and fresh meats and vegetables. It's entirely up to you what ingredients you decide to placed into the pot. Have anything, as long as you are having a nice company of friends and maybe some beer to cool down the spiciness of CURRY! Even though this Chinese fondue or steamboat originates in Mongolia I always make Thai version of it. Just love Thai Red Chicken soup too much :)
When my friend Sabina suggested that we could bake a polenta cake together, I got very excited. I never ate such a cake before. We used a lovely recipe from the internet changing a few things. About a month later I was invited to dinner at my friend's and I wanted to make this polenta cake. So I did. On my way to theirs I met Sabina in town. I thought it was kinda funny to meet her in the city centre of Dublin, carrying the polenta cake in my bag :) You should bake it, it's absolutely beautiful and different!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Because we knew, that Niki loves prawns, we made Prawns with Parmesan Cream and Pancetta to start with. I also baked Cheese Straws instead of bread. It is a bit salty dish, so don't use salt at all. It was served with wonderful champagne!!!
Oh yeah! If you like Chocolate, Lime and Lemon you should give it a try! It's a rich chocolate cake, and the recipe uses ground almonds instead of flour! Because it's very dense you only need a little slice with some whipped cream!
Ove's choice of wine :
Aperitif: Beaumont de Crayeres - 2008 - Grande Reserve NV - Champagne France
Starter: Chateau Laubarit - 2005 - Grand Vin - Bordeaux France
Main: Altano - 2008 - Reserva - Duoro Portugal
Main: Chateau Cos Labory - 2007 - Grand Cru - St Estephe appellation (sub-region in Bordeaux) France
Dessert: Gerard Bertrand - 2002 - Grand Cru - Banyuls appellation (sub-region in Languedoc) France
Recipes of all 3 dishes are in my comments!!!