Nasi Ulam, a Malay style rice salad, is the dish I created when Queensland Weekender visited Cooktown recently.
I love the balance of the mild nuttiness of plump brown rice and the intense kaleidoscope of herbal flavours in this dish. It is fabulous served with grilled fish which is how we’ll be eating it [...]
As the moon closed in the light was increasingly golden and pulsed across the gossamer threads of spiders webs on the grass.
Just as the sun was released from total eclipse there were the most striking pulses of light and energy.
The whole experience was deeply moving.
I hope you enjoy sharing these snapshots of one [...]
Kaffir Lime Chicken
1kg chicken thigh fillets
6 kaffir lime leaves
1 lemongrass stalk, white section finely chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped
1-2 chillies, finely chopped (optional)
Pinch salt, or dash of fish sauce
2 teaspoons oil
Cut chicken thigh fillets into thin medallions (about ½ cm thick). Remove kaffir lime leaves from central vein, slice very finely then chop finely into [...]
This hardy green is a must for a tropical food garden. I have written about it before here and here.
Brazilian spinach survives neglect quite well but will reward you if given partial shade, regular water, good soil and a fortnightly spray of diluted seaweed solution. When treated well it puts out large, rounded green [...]
I’ve posted this originally here, when I cooked it with jobfish, a lesser known but great fish for matching with strong flavours. This recipe is also great with other oilier fish – so think mackerel or sea mullet as well.
If you don’t have access to rice paddy herb, I’d suggest using a mixture of fresh [...]