Peri Peri Sauce

Peri Peri Sauce
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Can be used on steaks and also makes a great marinade for chicken for a BBQ. Refrigerate unused sauce.
Peri Peri Sauce
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Can be used on steaks and also makes a great marinade for chicken for a BBQ. Refrigerate unused sauce.
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for 1 minute, then add the garlic, pepper, and chili and stir fry until cooked through and tender. Add the spices and stir to combine.
  2. Pulse the mixture with the vinegar in a food processor or blender until smooth. Season with salt. If the sauce is too thick, stir in 1 tablespoon of water.
Recipe Notes

Provided courtesy of good friend, Denise Georgiades.
South Africa.

Creamy Chicken with Spring Vegetables

Creamy Chicken with Spring Vegetables
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"This is another one of those go-to recipes. Something that I always used to make and have either as a side dish at dinner parties, or as a main course served over rice or boiled potato with a green salad on the side. Easily modified to your liking." -Denise. I made this on 5 Mar 2017, and wow is it good! Big hit with the Thai family as well, Thais like chicken, and they like vegetables, but in a creamy sauce, that was new to them, and they loved it! This is now on my Go-To list. This is a make with what you want recipe. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Creamy Chicken with Spring Vegetables
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"This is another one of those go-to recipes. Something that I always used to make and have either as a side dish at dinner parties, or as a main course served over rice or boiled potato with a green salad on the side. Easily modified to your liking." -Denise. I made this on 5 Mar 2017, and wow is it good! Big hit with the Thai family as well, Thais like chicken, and they like vegetables, but in a creamy sauce, that was new to them, and they loved it! This is now on my Go-To list. This is a make with what you want recipe. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3-4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Brown chicken in a splash of olive oil in a frying pan and drain off excess fat.
  2. Blanch for about 2 minutes and vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, etc, before adding to the chicken.
  3. Add spring onions, red pepper, and mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. I just used Straw mushrooms when I prepared this. When the vegetables are blanched, drain those and add to the chicken.
  4. Mix soup with 1 cup of milk and pour over browned chicken and vegetables, bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring quite often.
  5. Simmer for about 10 minutes to thicken the sauce a bit, add chives and serve over rice or boiled potato.
  6. My serving with some nice brown rice.
Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts will cost about 32 Baht/500 grams. For 3 servings this is about 32 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Denise Georgiades.
South Africa.

Chicken, Tomato, and Pea Stew

Chicken, Tomato, and Pea Stew
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This is a typical South African kind of stew – nothing fancy at all. It's very cheap to make and is quick and easy. I can't even remember if this is one of my own creations or where I got this recipe from, but it is really very easily adaptable. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Chicken, Tomato, and Pea Stew
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This is a typical South African kind of stew – nothing fancy at all. It's very cheap to make and is quick and easy. I can't even remember if this is one of my own creations or where I got this recipe from, but it is really very easily adaptable. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pot and fry the onion until soft.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until soft and pasty.
  3. Add the chicken pieces and brown well on all sides then stir in the tomato sauce.
  4. Add the water and stew powder, stir well and bring to the boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 30 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the peas, stir well and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes. Serve with rice.
Recipe Notes

Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless will run about 87 Baht per kilo, (about 44 Baht for this recipe), boneless chicken legs/thighs will run about 67 Baht per kilo (about 34 Baht for this recipe), and chicken quarters run about 57 Baht per kilo (buy a kilo of quarters, cut the legs from the thighs, pull off the skin on the thighs and de-bone then cube, save the legs for another recipe, cost for this recipe would be 29 Baht), all other items are minimal cost. Cost is about about $1 for all 4 meals!

This would be another stew that would work well with Straw Mushrooms as well.

Shortcuts: Ketchup, Stew Seasoning.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Denise Georgiades.
South Africa.

Potato & Bacon Bake

Potato & Bacon Bake
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This is a South African traditional dish, it is delicious, highly recommended! The sauce is excellent. This is a light main dish and can be tailored with minced pork, sliced sausage, cubed chicken, or cubed ham instead of bacon. Serve with a salad and you have a great meal. Or serve as breakfast with a couple of eggs on the side. I made this on 5 Sep 2016 and took the step by step photos.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Potato & Bacon Bake
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This is a South African traditional dish, it is delicious, highly recommended! The sauce is excellent. This is a light main dish and can be tailored with minced pork, sliced sausage, cubed chicken, or cubed ham instead of bacon. Serve with a salad and you have a great meal. Or serve as breakfast with a couple of eggs on the side. I made this on 5 Sep 2016 and took the step by step photos.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
40 minutes
Ingredients
White Sauce
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes in a large pot until just tender but still firm. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat and fry bacon lightly, then add onion and shallot and cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease a large baking dish with butter.
  4. For the sauce, melt butter in a medium, heavy-based saucepan. Add flour and stir over low heat for about 1 minute. Add milk and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until sauce is smooth and has thickened. Remove from heat and add seasoning. If the sauce is too thick, add a few tablespoons of milk at a time to thin the sauce a bit.
  5. Cut the potatoes into thick slices, remove skin if desired. Layer half the potatoes in the baking dish. Cover with half the bacon mixture and pour half the sauce over bacon mixture. Repeat layers with remaining potatoes, bacon mixture and sauce. Sprinkle the cheese over the top. Photo shows just before the sauce was added.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

The bacon or ham will cost between 100 and 200 Baht. Based on 200 Baht, for 8 servings, this comes to about 74 cents per serving. Excellent value.

Variants: Substitute bacon for minced pork, sliced sausages, cubed ham, even cubed chicken. Serve with a salad for a nice meal or for breakfast with eggs on the side.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Denise Georgiades.
South Africa.