Month: November 2015

Fish Ambul Thiyal or My sour fish curry

I had a pleasure to visit Sri Lanka earlier this year. Big thank you to my friends who made it possible and  yet another one for their unconditional hospitality <3. During my stay I was lucky to try different sorts of food: vegetable & fish roti, spring hoppers, various sorts of curry with red rice. Not even talking about the plethora of fresh fruit & veggies. I loved it all! Naturally once back I wanted to recreate some of those fantastic dishes, and my first take was this delicious sour fish curry. It’s not as complex as it might seem from the first look, spicy and beautifully sour in flavour. It works best with the firm white fleshed fish, however, in my version, I used regular salmon. Hope, you’ll like it!   Preparation + cooking time:  a bit more than 1 h/ Serves: 2 We would need: 300 g of fish, cubed 5 cloves of garlic 5 cm piece of ginger, roughly chopped 1/2 tbsp of black pepper powder 1 tbsp. of fenugreek 5 pieces of goraka 2 tbsp. …

Delicious Focaccia bread with cherry tomatoes

I am absolutely in love with Italian food and focaccia bread is a beautiful superb accompaniment to go with it. It looks great, it tastes amazing and what’s important is super-easy to make. See for yourself! Preparation + cooking time:  over 2 hours We would need: 500 g of strong white bread flour 1 sachet of dried yeast 400 ml of lukewarm water fine sea salt olive oil Handful of cherry tomatoes Italian herbs Leftover cheese (optional)   DIRECTIONS: Place the flour into a large bowl, add 2 tbsp of salt and make a well in a middle. Fill it with the lukewarm water, add the yeast. Allow few minutes for the yeast to melt, then mix the entire content to make a soft, slightly sticky dough. Take a baking pan and drizzle some olive oil to the bottom. Pour the dough into the pan and spread it evenly. Cut the tomatoes and assemble them over the top. Pour 3/4 cup of olive oil over the tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and Italian herbs over the entire …

Tangy carrot & red cabbage salad

If it is a Gray and rainy day outside, just as one I had today, you will find this incredible easy-to-make salad very much enjoyable. It’s a perfect healthy snack as well as a great side-dish for any burger or sandwich. Colourful, crunchy and fresh with lovely lime juice tang, a definite mood booster. Serves 2 / Preparation time: 10 min / Veg-friendly We would need: 1 carrot, cut into thin sticks or grated 1/8 red cabbage, finely chopped 1/2 small red onion, finely sliced handful of mint leaves handful of coriander leaves handful of toasted peanuts, roughly crushed For the dressing: juice of 1 lime 1 tbsp of groundnut oil some chilli flakes to your taste 1 tbsp of soft brown sugar   DIRECTIONS: Tip the carrot, cabbage and onion into a bowl. Toss in mint&coriander leaves along with a crushed peanuts. In a separate bowl or a jar, combine the dressing ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the salad just before serving. Bon app! With love, Marie Gaivios morkų ir raudonųjų kopūstų salotos …