Posts made in October, 2012

Lamb and Vegetable Stir-fry

Lamb and Vegetable Stir-fry

A couple of my posts recently have been about special occasion food that requires a bit of extra effort, long, slow cooking or (sometimes) expensive ingredients, such as the last post Shananigans’ Wagyu Stew. But the joy of Chinese cooking is the ease with which you can use cheap and readily available ingredients to whip together, in minutes, a tasty stir-fry that tickles your taste buds on a miserable autumn evening. So I’m posting...

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Slow-cooked Wagyu Beef Stew

Slow-cooked Wagyu Beef Stew

Shananigans was 3 months old on Friday 27th October. To celebrate we got a new logo, designed by our son Shane at Enter the Panda Ltd. (update to blog design coming soon to tie in with the logo) and then we took ourselves off to Savour Kilkenny to take part in Foodcamp. It was a day of firsts – my first presentation to an audience of the story of the blog and my attempts to create authentic Chinese cuisine using the best of Irish...

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Shan’s Winter Ginger Chicken Stew

Shan’s Winter Ginger Chicken Stew

Ah both my off-spring are keeping the Chinese cooking going on the other side of the world while their Mammy is out of action in the kitchen and both have chosen chicken for dinner. Claire prepared Fuschia Dunlop’s Everyday Stir-fried Chicken from Every Grain of Rice served with stir-fried broccoli while, a hemisphere and 2 seasons away, Shane and Shan prepared a winter ginger chicken stew. Over the last few days I found I was missing the...

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Chilli Salt ‘n Pepper Seafood with Oat Flakes

Chilli Salt ‘n Pepper Seafood with Oat Flakes

There is something of a “take 2” about this post. Last Tuesday I made my first attempt at re-creating the dish of chilli fried squid with oatmeal and curry leaf which I had for lunch at Yauatcha, Broadwick St, London last week. I based the recipe on Fuschia Dunlop’s traditional Salt and Pepper Squid – Jiao Yan You Yu – which she included in her recent book Every Grain of Rice and I adapted it to take into...

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A ginger biscuit recipe for Goodall’s for the day that’s in it…

A ginger biscuit recipe for Goodall’s for the day that’s in it…

The only thing Chinese about this recipe is the ginger… “August 11th 1986 Happy birthday Mummy. love from Katie mlmlmlmee” So reads the inscription on the second hand copy of “The Food Aid Cookery Book”, edited by Delia Smith with a Foreword by Terry Wogan which I received from Amazon today, price £2.80. The book was published at Easter 1986 and retailed at £3.95. This copy is labelled “used,...

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