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Monday, March 17, 2008

Scrambled Eggs - Gordon Ramsay Style

I love watching foul-mouth Scottish Michelin star chef Gordon Ramsay and he's a good inspiration for trying new recipes (but that's for another posting).

I was never big on eggs, but I saw this version of scrambled eggs that he makes here and now I make this all the time. Pretty cheap and it makes a nice light lunch or supper.

Butter adds a nice richness to the eggs, and he uses creme fraiche at the end, but I simply substituted mayonnaise. I love it on toast and spice it up a bit with whatever spice suits my mood (dill or chili powder).

But it was pointed out to me, that the result is basically egg salad.


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Baked Whitefish

This is something I do a lot, and it's inspired by the baked cod they make at Portuguese places.

Here I started with some frozen basa fillets. Basa is cheap, but tasty and it's usually sold frozen but it tastes fine.

On the frozen slabs of fish I put
-onions (skinny slivers are best)
-olive oil
-spices (marjoram in this case)
-lemon juice
-capers (optional)

and simply bake for 20 minutes. The onion should become a bit charred an impart a nice flavour. You can change up the spices for different flavours if you're into it.