Chili, Tomato and White Wine Mussels

Mangy and I love long drives. We don’t normally plan the drive, we just go where the day takes us, and that’s how we found Greg’s Mussel Boat in Geelong. The proprietor (I assume that’s Greg) cooks fresh mussels on the boat, at $7 a bucket, they’re a bargain. Even better though, Greg sells fresh mussels at $5 a kilo. Continue reading Chili, Tomato and White Wine Mussels

Sev Chiwda / Spicy Mixture

While my family go crazy over mixture, I’ve never been too fond of it, but I’ve lately found a new use for mixture, sprinkled over raita or rice and curry, they add a pleasant crunch to any meal. I’ve been addicted to the damn things ever since and reach out for the mixture whenever we have rice. Continue reading Sev Chiwda / Spicy Mixture

Prawn and Asparagus Risotto

This is an easy meal for a mid-week dinner or when it’s really cold out side and you need some comfort food. I don’t add any cheese or cream to the risotto while cooking it, so it’s quite a light version. It’s also relatively cheap to prepare and other than the prawns (which you can buy frozen and stash away) you don’t really need to go out and buy anything special. Serve it with herb bread sticks and you’ve got an awesome dinner. I use asparagus and spinach in this version, but that’s optional and you can do without. Continue reading Prawn and Asparagus Risotto

Granny’s Fish Curry

This afternoon Mangy and I were craving Granny’s fish curry, a quick phone call to Singapore, and I had her recipe in hand. We bought some Yellowtail King fish, but Spanish Mackerel would do nicely as well. If you don’t enjoy fish, substitute the fish for some hard boiled eggs, or leave it out altogether and add more eggplant instead. Continue reading Granny’s Fish Curry