I decided to make Sweet Chilli Mushroom Stir Fry with Pak Choy. As usual, I gathered all my ingredients…mushrooms, rice, pak choy, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce….
Disaster! Panic! Pandemonium! No sweet chilli sauce! None. Not a drop. What to do. Google.
Google provided a plethora of sweet chilli sauce solutions. All claiming to use ‘kitchen cupboard staples’, and so long as chillis and sherry are staple items in your cupboards, then you’ll be fine…
‘Tis the season…to start regretting the previous month of culinary debauchery. The pies. The roasted meats. The big breakfasts. Mimosas at 9am. Chocolate cake at 3 in the morning. Well that’s my experience anyway.
The wife has found Gwyneth Paltrow’s food/lifestyle website (named Goop). It contains a plethora of obscure ingredients and recipes (try ‘Licorice and Mung Bean Soup’). She is writing down a long (and I do mean long) list of requirements; I have a feeling things might be getting healthy this January. It’s detox time suckers.
With this in mind I whipped the rib roast out of the freezer and it is currently thawing out in the fridge. If I’m going down, I’m going down fighting. But that bad boy is for another day.
Meanwhile I’ll settle for Swordfish, with an Oriental twist.
I got a new knife. A big, shiny, sharp new one. All metal. And shiny. And I needed to try it out. So I thought I’d get some steak and cut it up good.
I had some duck left over from the other day. And I love hoisin sauce. So it made perfect sense to put the two together. Again. Like a kind of redux (sic). Think Apocalypse Now for those who know their movies.