Thai beef salad

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“This simple salad is the perfect blend of sweet, citrusy and spice that works really well with beef.”

Thai beef salad is one of the families favorite summer dishes, it’s light, spicy and full of flavor, bringing me back to the summers back in Mauritius.

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Steak pie

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“A traditional meat pie served in Britain. It is made from stewing steak and beef gravy, enclosed in a pastry shell. Sometimes mixed vegetables are included in the filling. The dish is often served with “steak chips” (thickly sliced potatoes fried, sometimes fried in beef dripping).”

An inspiration from the Food Bible video on making the simplest roast dinner pie.

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Nasi lemak

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” Malay fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It is commonly found in Malaysia, where it is considered the national dish, and also popular in neighbouring countries such as Singapore; Indonesia especially in Eastern Sumatra; Brunei and Southern Thailand. It is considered one of the most famous dishes for Malay-type breakfast. However, because of nasi lemak’s versatility in being able to be served in a variety of manners, it is now served and eaten any time of the day. Nasi lemak was also recently voted the top 10 healthy breakfast by TIME magazine.”

I grew up eating two versions of nasi lemak, one that is served with salmon and/or fried chicken served with acar and/or cooked spinach. While in school in Brunei when IĀ  was 10, the canteen ladies would always serve nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaves. Without fail, that would be my breakfast for only $1. For full video tutorial visit my Youtube channel.

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Fish pie

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“A traditional British dish. The pie is usually made with white, often smoked, fish (for example cod, haddock or halibut) in a white sauce or cheddar cheese sauce made using the milk the fish was poached in. Prawns and hard boiled eggs are other common additional ingredients. In place of a pastry casing enclosing the pie, a topping of mashed potatoes (sometimes with cheese or vegetables such as onions and leeks added) is used to enclose the contents during baking. The dish is sometimes referred to as “fisherman’s pie” because the topping is similar to that of shepherd’s pie, in that it uses mashed potatoes.”

This blog post is for the #oceanhero competition that The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has launched with Loaf. This week, I’ve made a MSC certified traditional British fish pie that also goes well for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. For more information on this wonderful project visit there website.

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Mie goreng

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“Known as bami goreng, a flavorful and spicy fried noodle dish common in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is made with thin yellow noodles fried in cooking oil with garlic, onion or shallots, fried prawn, chicken, pork, beef, or sliced bakso (meatballs), chili, Chinese cabbage, cabbages, tomatoes, egg, and other vegetables. In Indonesia, it can be found everywhere in the country, sold by all food vendors from street-hawkers, warungs, to high-end restaurants. It is an IndonesianĀ  favorite, although street food hawkers commonly sell it together with nasi goreng (fried rice).”

A simple noodle dish with a hint of spice, I will always remember my brother making mie goreng during our university days. One of the few dishes he has managed to “master.”

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