Author Archives: Spicenut

Southern-style Ribs

Full-flavoured, smoky ribs…the best we’ve ever had on the BBQ   Ingredients: 2 Lbs of ribs 2 tsp garlic powder 1 TBS fleur de sal 1 TBS crushed black pepper 1 tsp Cayenne pepper 2 tsp ground cumin 1 TBS smoked paprika 1 TBS dry mustard powder 2 TBS brown sugar 2 tsp worcestershire sauce […]

Thai Seafood Curry with a Basar Masala twist

This dish is eye-rollingly good! So fresh. So swimmingly pleasing. A gimme-more taste sensation.   Ingredients:   For the Thai Curry Sauce: 1/2 Cup fresh coriander (stems and leaves), chopped 1 Can coconut milk 1/2 a small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 Thumb fresh ginger, grated 4 Garlic cloves, crushed 2 TBS fish sauce 1 […]

Caramelised, BBQ-charred, Pork

    I never thought a pork dish could taste and deliver the same satisfaction of a delicious steak…until now! This is our favourite BBQed pork dish. The right pork cuts with the perfect amount of fat, cooked over a high heat BBQ… the marinade on the pork caramelises, the fat melts and you will […]

Algarve piri-piri chicken

  Mouthwatering, succulent and oh-so-tasty! Our best Portuguese piri-piri chicken to date.   Ingredients: A 1000g chicken 2 TBS red pepper paste (massa de pimientos) – if you can’t find…crush some roasted red peppers with salt 3 Bay leaves, crushed Juice of a  lemon (3/4 for the marinade and 1/4 for the drizzle) 1 tsp […]

Cabanas de Tavira Chili-Lime-Cilantro Drizzled Herring (2 alternate recipes)

Hey! We’re on the Algarve again and are in Cabanas de Tavira so we have to name the dish after Cabanas. But, it essentially has a Korean twist…and what a delightful fresh taste-popper dish this is. For an alternative, which we loved even more,  scroll down for the 2nd recipe.   Ingredients: 2 x 10″ […]

Orgasmic Thai Seafood Curry !!!!!!

Okay…”orgasmic” is the work that immediately sprang to my mind when experiencing this creation of Sherry’s.  Yet Sherry, herself, had noted back in 2009 that this was a dish so exquisite  she “wanted to breathe it”! C’est-la-vie, women are always going to describe the experience different to us blokes,  but I knew that I was […]

Bacon-wrapped stuffed rolled turkey breast – the perfect Christmas dish.

The days are growing shorter and the chill is setting in. Before we know it’ll be Christmas and here’s the perfect Christmas dish for 6-8 people and those not wanting a fridge crammed full with leftover turkey. Taking a turkey breast, stuffing it and rolling bacon around it and then serving it with a rich […]

Penang sweet-potato chicken curry

  More than occasionally, Sherry tweaks a dish and absolutely blows my socks off. Taking the Green Thai sweet potato & chicken curry dish of a few posts back, Sherry magically kicked the dish up so many notches it’s become my “beg-for” dish.   Ingredients: 500g of skinless, boneless chicken thighs, 1-2 inch cubed 3 […]

Oh-so-simple, Asian-glazed chicken

This dish is so easy a three-year-old could make it! Delightful asian flavours and simplicity make it a keeper. Plus the ingredients are common to any household. It is served here with Japanese noodles but would be just as tasty either by themselves or with rice. And you can use skin-on chicken drumsticks or thighs […]

Tagliatelle Alfredo New Orleans style

Now here’s a dish that surprisingly makes it into our top favourite spicey meals and, perhaps, our yummiest pasta. Italy meets New Orleans in this superb creamy alfredo. The flavour in this dish builds on your palate until you’re simply blown away with the mingling delights of parmegiano, sun-dried tomatoes and basil smoothed over with […]