Recipes

English Chocolate & Bread Pudding Slice

In the winter this was a consolation prize when standing at a cold,wet bus stop waiting to get home from school… serve it in large slabs, with oodles of custard or a nice mug of ‘Rosie-Lee’ (tea)…

  • Prep Time: 10 + 30 minutes standing time
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 6

Beef Schnitzel w Piquant Sauce

Easy, quick and delicious.  Takes meat and 2 veg to another level (if you add a side of glazed carrots). Enjoy.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Nuoc Mam Cham Dipping Sauce

This is the most well known dipping sauce in Vietnam and it is served on the side or drizzled over most dishes. It varies from region to region with some adding palm sugar and / or coconut water to sweeten it.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: None
  • Serves: 250ml

Green Mango Salad with Prawn & Pork

Generally papaya is used in this dish, which is used in Vietnamese cooking as a vegetable. In NZ, it is really hard to find green papaya so I replace it with mango which has that same deep, dry, sweet flavour when green – which I love, love, love and it works so well with the prawn and pork.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: None
  • Serves: 4-6

Pan Fried Snapper with Turmeric & Dill

Pan Fried Snapper with Turmeric & Dill (Cha Ca) is one of Hanoi’s most loved dishes, in fact there is a whole street with it’s name and where you can also find loads of restaurants – of course serving this dish. There is a restaurant called Cha Ca La Vong which has been serving this dish for four generations.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes + 1hr marinating time
  • Serves: 4-6 to share