Monday, 3 September 2012

Home-made Salsa

Salsa is easy to make, just take a look at what is available in the garden. Well, in this case I raided my parents' garden. I made this batch mild for my Mom and she loves it. Dad thinks it needs more black pepper. Mom's grand-sons think it needs more salt and garlic. Everyone is a critic. 

Cherry tomatoes, seeds removed and chopped by hand
White onions, diced
Yellow and Red peppers, diced
Garlic, minced
Zest of 2 limes
Juice of 2 limes
Cumin, toasted and then a toss in the grinder
Freshly cracked Sea Salt
Freshly cracked Black Pepper.  

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Red Snapper Curry

Marinate in the fridge for at least an hour 2 lbs of cut red snapper, a handful green onions, 3 Tbsp. curry, 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper.

Meanwhile chop 2 large tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 shallots, 2 white onions, 1 scotch bonnet pepper.

When you are ready to cook the red snapper, melt 2 Tbsp. of butter and 2 Tbsp. Olive oil in a deep wok.  Add red snapper and cook at medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Add chopped vegetables, along with 2 cup coconut milk.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes until snapper is cooked.  Finish with fresh cilantro.

Serve with Basmati rice.