Posts in Recipe

How to make dumplings!

Okay, I know I’m late to the party but CAN YOU BELIEVE LUCIANO AND MARTINO WENT HOME ON MKR????? *heartbroken*. Damn these reality TV shows and their sudden death rounds! They were hilariously loveable, AND they could cook, too. 🙁 🙁

But it DID get me thinking – if I were in the sudden death round, what would I make? It would definitely have to be something close to home, and all I could think about was the memory of my mother teaching me how to make dumplings when I was 4. I’ve been making them ever since, and I thought it was time to share it. =)

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Fish En Papillote Recipe with Persian Flavours!

So I’m getting caught up on MKR, and can I say that Jessica just drives me UP THE WALL. I think I’ve heard the word ‘healthy’ being used like, 10,000 times in 40 min, and her condescending tone just makes everything so painful to watch.

I haven’t even gotten up to her cooking yet, but I’ve heard so much about how she served up “Spaghetti in a bag”. Sounds awful, right? Well it’s all about marketing, people! I mean, if you called it “Fish En Papillote”, it sounds more fancy and french, right?

*Edit* So apparently Spaghetti in a Bag came from Lauren and Carmine, but why do I keep hearing it connected to Jessica’s name?! WHAT IS GOING ON WORLD?! *End of edit*

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Weeknight Duck Salad with Beetroot and Carrots Recipe

It’s unbearably hot, isn’t it? I can’t believe that I’ve just come back from sub-zero temperatures, to THIS: humid 30+C sun, glancing off asphalt and concrete to bring you waves of pure heat torture. I had meant to make this delicious sounding Duck with Baby Beets and Rhubarb Chutney recipe, but really, who can be stuffed turning the oven on in this weather?

The answer? We make it a weeknight duck salad instead!
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How to Pack a Bento!

The Japanese know how to do a packed lunch. Bento begins from childhood, where mothers all around Japan make adorable boxes of food for their children to bring as a school lunch. But for the rest of us who aren’t as lucky, packing a visually appealing bento can be difficult. After all, where do you start?

Well I’ve got just the guide for you: this is what I’ve learnt about how to pack a bento!

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Yakitori Recipe

Yakitori is one of the simplest dishes in Japanese cuisine, and yet so commonly maligned. Literally translated into “grilled chicken” (yaki=grilled, tori=chicken), these chicken skewers are a favourite of the Japanese especially after a late night drinking, and are served up at various street stands shrouded in smoke emanating from hot coals. And making them at home can really be as simple as threading on some cubed chicken, and firing up that barbecue.

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Stuffed Pancake Cake Recipe

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and the shops are filled with all sorts of cakes and sweets that you can buy to impress your significant other. Well sometimes a girl can get too darned lazy to bake and assemble a cake, so what do you do? Enter the Stuffed Pancake Cake.

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Singapore Chilli Crab Recipe!

It took me 20 years to pin down my mother’s Singapore Chilli Crab recipe – I spent years watching her in the kitchen, but never knew the actual quantities to anything until this week, when I pinned down the recipe for my weekly Periscope! It was a great time hanging out with my mum and learning a bit more about our national dish, and even getting exact instructions on how to quickly kill a live crab (because that’s the best freshness seal!).

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Kangaroo Burger Recipe

WOOOOOOOOO!!!! I’m so excited to finally be releasing my first Periscope recipe – it’s taken a crazy amount of planning, but we’re finally ready to kick off!

This week is all about ‘Straya, mate, as we make a Kangaroo Burger, complete with beetroot and bacon, because how else would you have your burger? Kangaroo can be a slightly gamey meat to eat, which makes it perfect to take on heavy hitting spices and flavours! It’s also crazy lean, which just begs for some added fat.

Bacon fat? Why yes, don’t mind if I do.

Kangaroo Burger Recipe

Tammi Kwok
A truly Australian barbecue isn't complete without our coat of arms. This Kangaroo Burger is a great way to try kangaroo meat for the first time - covered in cheese and topped with bacon. Like nature intended.

Ingredients
  

For the Patties

  • 500 g Kangaroo Mince
  • 100 g bacon fat* minced (optional)
  • 2 g salt 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried garlic flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 birds eye chilli finely chopped (optional)

For the burger

  • 5 bread rolls or small burger buns
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 5 slices of colby cheese
  • 5 slices of tinned beetroot drained
  • Sliced pickles
  • 2 ripe tomatoes sliced
  • 5 tbsp of mayonnaise

Instructions
 

For the patty

  • Add all the ingredients for the patty into a bowl and mix well.
  • If possible, leave overnight for the flavours to develop.

For the burger

  • Starting with a wide, cold pan over medium heat, fry the bacon till crispy and most of the fat has rendered.
  • Remove the bacon to rest on paper towels, leaving the fat in the pan.
  • Split the buns into half, and place inside-down into the hot pan of bacon fat to toast. This is what brings it to the next level. Alternatively, you can butter the insides of the buns and toast them that way, too.
  • Remove the buns, and divide the meat into 5 patties. Shape them with your hands and carefully place into the hot, oiled pan (or barbecue). Leave for 2 min till seared, and then flip.
  • Top cooked side with slices of cheese, and cover. Leave for another minute till cheese is melted and patty is cooked.
  • Spread both sides of toasted buns with mayonnaise, then layer tomatoes, beetroot, pickle, cheese-topped patty and bacon, before topping with other bun.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

*I use the extra fat trimmings from my bacon to make it an extra luxurious burger, but feel free to leave it out if you don't have any on hand!

But wait, there’s more! I’d love to see your versions of this recipe and what you think of it! Take a photo and remember to tag @TeaForTammi or Wusthof Australia on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and we’ll share our favourites! We’ll be Periscoping and sharing a recipe every week, so don’t worry if you’ve arrived here fashionably late to the party. Simply join us 6:30pm (Sydney time) every Wednesday for more delicious food, and follow @TeaForTammi to get notified when we go live!

Kimchi and Parmesan Waffles Recipe

What do your friends do when they go overseas? Perhaps give you a small souvenir upon their return? Well, mine gives me food…BEFORE they leave for the holiday. Yep, our circle of friends are very useful for clearing fridges and cupboards, as well as providing willing guinea pigs for all types of crazy recipe testing.

Because foodie friends are the best.

As a result, I found myself staring at an open carton of buttermilk, tubs of homemade kimchi, and cheese that had to get used up. You may think, “kimchi pancakes?”, but I challenge you, CHALLENGE YOU to follow me on this journey of something more…kimchi and parmesan WAFFLES.
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