You can put together this incredibly delicious pasta dish in minutes. The anchovies, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil is a classic combination, enhanced here with a hint of truffle oil and chilli. To the side, a black garlic and balsamic drizzle brings some sweet earthiness and acidic balance.
Versions of sweet chilli jam appear in many cuisines. This version is inspired by the chilli jam found in Central Vietnam, or tương ớt in Vietnamese. I first tried it in Hoi An with some Cao Lầu. This homemade jam is delicious and a very versatile addition to a wide range of dishes.
This miso grilled eggplant dish evokes childhood memories of exploring a rocky shoreline. The miso and seaweed bring the salty sea notes and an intense umami flavor, nicely balanced by the nutty quinoa.
A ubiquitous Middle Eastern street food made from ground chickpeas, these herb-infused falafel with pita bread and chilli jam are the equal of a great burger but without the calories.
Gnocchi Al Forno is a classic Italian dish normally infused with sage. This creamy mushroom gnocchi recipe replaces the sage with shiitake mushrooms which contribute an earthy complexity.
There is a bit of a surf’n’turf angle to this dish, but there is so much more. The kimchi consommé, or clear soup, is something very special. Disguised as a light coloured broth, it is so packed with flavour. Bathing in the consommé is the decadently delicious Cantonese/Vietnamese style crispy roast pork belly. All nicely …
The fresh yet earthy chilled gazpacho beautifully complements the sweet, succulent seared scallop. This recipe for gazpacho with a seared scallop is a little like a surf and turf dish – replacing the meat with much healthier vegetables.
Freshly cooked white beans, marinated in a smoky and spicy infused olive oil, sit atop a fresh and sweet pea and herb mash. These are two very different components that lift each other to new heights.
With two of the worlds healthiest foods together in one delicious stew, there is no excuse not to try this vegetarian kimchi stew recipe. Nutrient-dense and probiotic-rich kimchi works together with fibre and protein-loaded beans to create a truly nutritious and delicious kimchi jjigae.
Crabmeat is deliciously sweet. Combined with creamy ricotta and wrapped in crisp panko crumbs, and these crab and ricotta croquettes are delectable. But dip them in the sweet, sour, and salty roast tomato ponzu, and you will be asking for more.
Creamy and complex, this nigori sake-infused panna cotta pairs perfectly with the sweet yet tart blueberry reduction. Truly a “greater than the sum of its parts” experience.