Posted in Recipes

Broccolini Salad

Broccolini Salad 1

When I introduced Broccolini to you in a ‘Foodstuffs’ post a couple of winters ago, I didn’t use it in a recipe immediately, but I did show you how to go about blanching it for subsequent use in other dishes.

Some weeks back, I was blanching a fairly large amount with a view to making a few different things and I had a little bit leftover that I put to use in the simple salad you see pictured above. It is a bit of an amalgam of a few different salads I have seen but, in the main, it is Greek in spirit and very easy to put together. Read on for the recipe….  Continue reading “Broccolini Salad”

Posted in Experiments

Experiment: Naan Pizza with Lamb and Feta Cheese

While perusing the Chowtimes food blog, I came across a recipe created by co-author Suanne for something she called Naan Pizza. Basically, this was a standard cheese pizza that used a piece of cooked Naan bread instead of the more standard rolled dough. In another post, her husband, Ben, visited a Vancouver restaurant featuring Uighur cuisine from the semi-autonomous Xinjiang province in Western China. The Uighur people are largely Moslem and their cuisine features lamb, spices not commonly used in the rest of China, and a type of bread that is very similar to Indian Naan. Ben sampled a dish composed of a lamb-topped chunk of this bread and referred to it as ‘Xinjiang Pizza’.

Ben mentions that chili and carrot were added to the meat I was inspired to try a fusion of Suanne’s ‘Naan Pizza’ with what I saw in his post. My idea was to combine the richness of a western cheese laden pizza with the more exotic tastes of the Far East. This is what I came up with … Continue reading “Experiment: Naan Pizza with Lamb and Feta Cheese”