Sunday, 25 May 2014

Chin Chin and Me 2

Continuing with recipes from the Chin Chin book. Casual family dinner

massaman curry of coconut braised lamb shanks and potatoes p 134. The recipe uses brisket, however, suggests that lamb shanks are a good alternative to the brisket. A great recipe that can be made in advance, reheated and finished later.

son in law eggs p 70

stir fried greens with bean shoots and a little sesame oil

cooling plate p 110, cucumber and apple lightly dressed with a splash of sushi vinegar

some steamed rice and all served in big dishes, communal style

 and for dessert

layered coconut jellies p 214, more an inspiration than remaining true to the recipe. The original has three layers, coconut jelly - clear, coconut milk jelly - white and rosella jelly - red. As this was a last minute dessert I had to use ingredients on hand, regrettably no fresh coconut/coconut juice or rosella syrup so I substituted strained passionfruit juice for the rosella jelly and omitted the clear layer.


  1. My goodness, that looks delicious!

    1. Thank you - it was very delicious. I have had some fun deciding which book to cook from as I tend to be more of a recipe adapter rather than a straight follower. I enjoy reading your blog and have taken to asking friends if they have the trees that yoiu have mentioned recently - alas they do not si i will continue to dye with whatever I can find or scrounge.

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    1. Yum yum was right, just like that that scrumtious looking fruit tart. Have fun.