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My Slow Cooked Sticky Veal.

My Slow Cooked Sticky Veal.

This was our tea tonight and it was yummy! I share it with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Ingredients.
400gm sliced veal shin (osso bucco)
2 teaspoons oil
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, sliced or minced.
1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
150ml-250ml beef stock
Small bunch fresh coriander/cilantro
1 small mild red chilli, shredded

Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Rub veal with a little oil and brown over high heat. Place in a large saucepan/casserole dish. Add onion, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, stock. sweet chilli sauce and hoisin sauce over the top of the veal.
Bring to the boil, reduce heat to very low, cover and simmer for 60-90 minutes or until tender. Remove lid and increase heat to reduce and thicken the sauce if necessary. When ready to serve, scatter with coriander and shredded red chilli.
Serve with stir fried veg and steamed rice.

This is such a lovely easy to prepare dish and goes equally as well piled upon a lovely buttery mashed potato as I’ve done in the picture. I hope it’s not too fuzzy.

Bon appetit!

My Black Pepper Chilli Crab

My Black Pepper Chilli Crab

I was given this recipe by a lovely Asian lady whilst I was standing in line at the local fishermans market here in Albany, Western Australia one day. She was the cook at the local Thai restaurant (Joop Thai) and was also a qualified lawyer. Go figure! She must enjoy making people happy with food rather than legalese 😀
Recipe is very simple.
For two people I used 3 Blue Manna (swimmer) crabs.
1-2 big red chillis (not usually too hot!)
2-3 cloves of garlic(or to taste)
Lots of cracked black pepper
Chives or coriander/cilantro to taste (optional)
I just cleaned and halved the crabs raw(they’d been euthanized humanely already), cracking the claws. I then heated some Rice bran oil in a wok, chucked in the garlic and chilli and loads of ground black pepper and cooked for roughly 15-30 seconds and then added the crab in one go (make sure your wok is big enough!) and stir fried till crab was red and cooked. Sprinkle with chives and/or coriander/cilantro and eat! Best I’ve ever had and so quick to make. Don’t forget the finger bowls or serviettes!
Enjoy 😀