How to: Avgolemono (Egg-Lemon Sauce)

  I made egg-lemon sauce the other day, for a Greek dish called ‘Fricassee’ (recipe coming up next month!), and a memory came flashing by (of a friend gesticulating angrily at the TV when the egg-lemon sauce was being made in a horrible way) and I had to smile and I thought, hey this would…

Sambal Tumis (Sauteed Sambal)

Here is a recipe that is a basic building block to many Malaysian dishes – the sambal tumis. It literally means Sauteed Sambal, sambal being a chilli paste/sauce and you can find the basic sambal paste recipe here. For sambal tumis though, I add a bit of garlic and shallots (or red onions) in the…

Sugo alla Puttanesca

The Puttanesca pasta sauce is a tasty mix of tangy, salty and spicy hot flavours. Puttanesca literally means ‘whore’ and Sugo alla Puttanesca means ‘Whore’s style Sauce’. Although the origin of the name may not be as ‘sinful’ as you think. From Wikipedia: According to Annarita Cuomo, writer for Il Golfo, a daily newspaper serving the…

Homemade Spicy Chilli Sauce

I was told once by a Greek friend that the reason I cannot donate blood in Greece (long story on the why.) is because that my veins are filled with chilli sauce. I live on spicy food. I LOVE spicy food. And I add chilli sauce (or Tabasco, sliced chillies, dried chilli flakes, chilli oil –…