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Meat Recipes

Chicken liver pâté

Homemade chicken liver pâté. Easy, cheap but special. This time I was inspired by a foie gras starter we had this summer in France. The chef added a little quatre épices which I liked very much. The problem with chicken … Continue reading

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Chicory and Chicken Salad

Not the most simple salad because of all the ingredients, but not that complicated either. I particularly like this salad when I'm hungry on a hot summer day. Substantial, but still light and refreshing because of the crunchy apple, the … Continue reading

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Filet Américain

Different from what the name suggests, this is a very typical dutch sandwich spread. I know that in France and Belgium they mean something else with “filet américain”, something the rest of the world calls “steak tartare”, but I’m dutch … Continue reading

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Fish Fragrant Eggplant

Another classic from Sichuan. There’s no fish or fragrance of fish in there, it’s just a reference to the sauce that originally was used in a famous fish recipe. Like most classics there are hundreds of variations on the dish, … Continue reading

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Grilled Beef with Hoisin Salad

Tomato, cucumber, red onion and beef sounds a bit boring for a salad. That’s probably why we only eat this salad about once a year. But every time we do I’m pleasantly surprised, thinking: “We should eat this more often!”. … Continue reading

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Dan Dan Noodles (担担面)

I call this the spaghetti Bolognese from Sichuan: very popular around the world and everybody makes his own version. With less or more ingredients, sesame-paste or not, peanuts or not, lots of oil, spicy, not spicy, pork or beef and … Continue reading

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Chicken Livers with Worcestershire

I found this recipe in Yan-kit’s “Classic Chinese Cookbook”, but I can’t believe it’s classic: I never had or even saw chicken liver in China. Although that could be a coincidence and probably is, I still think it’s strange. Duck … Continue reading

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Chinese Meatballs

These are inspired by a dish I didn’t even like when living in China, Lion’s Head Meatballs, but I wanted to recreate anyway. The only thing I didn’t do was steaming them for an hour and a half and I … Continue reading

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MaPo Tofu [麻婆豆腐]

This is one of my most favourite dishes. Not just most favourite Chinese dishes, no, most favourite dishes ever. The spicy chili bean sauce, the numbing sichuanpeppers, the tasty garlic, ginger and onion and the soft tofu. It’s just perfect. And when … Continue reading

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Hot smoking

I’ve always loved barbecueing, the taste of roasted meat with the smokey flavour of the charcoal, I just love it. Unfortunately, living in the city for the past 20 years, means I hardly ever barbecue. Not even once a year. Poor me. But fortunately, … Continue reading

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Chicken Kung Pao

This is one of China’s most famous dishes. Even in our Dutch Chinese restaurants you can order Chicken Kung Pao. Not always recognizable, but hey, it’s on the menu! And maybe the same can even be said about the Chicken … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Beef Noodles (soup)

This recipe for cinnamon beef is slowfood and fastfood at the same time. It’s slowfood because it will take a few hours of stewing to tenderize the meat. But in China it’s considered to be fastfood, there are numerous noodle … Continue reading

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Cold Pork in Hot and Garlicky Sauce (蒜泥白肉)

  The pork in this sichuanese dish is traditionally a piece of pork butt, half fat and half lean, simply boiled in water with some fresh ginger and spring onion. But I’m not that much into fat meat and boiling … Continue reading

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Peking Duck for Dummies

I know that this recipe looks frightening at first sight. But really, it’s very simple and not that much work. (check the summary at the end of this post) Most preparations are done hours before you eat. It’s fun to do, … Continue reading

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Bang Bang Chicken

  Nice cold dish for a warm summer evening. Or a maybe a picnic. The name refers to the technique for shredding the meat : just bang it with a rolling-pin before you tear the meat into long shreds.  You can use poached chickenbreast, … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Spaghetti Bolognese

As much as I loved to watch Heston Blumenthal in Search of Perfection, I didn’t really feel like trying any of his recipes. Maybe because I’m not British and I just don’t care about bangers & mash, fish & chips or chicken tikka … Continue reading

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Poached Soy Chicken

A great, foolproof chinese way of roasting a whole chicken. Because you first poach it in mastersauce before you roast it in the oven, your chicken will never turn out dry or undercooked. On the contrary, it will be moist and … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad

  RECIPE 300 gram fresh spinach 1 big handful of basil, sliced 200 gram grilled chicken 250 gram brown mushrooms 250 gram strawberries 100 gram roquefort Toss the spinach with the following simple vinaigrette: juice of half a lime 5 … Continue reading

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Man & Wife Tongue Slices (夫妻肺片)

Originally this dish is prepared with thin slices of boiled ox heart, tongue and stomach. When my chinese colleagues in Beijing used to order this dish, I’d recognize the tongue and pinch it out with my chopsticks. Maybe not a very … Continue reading

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Galavat kebabs (minced lamb meatballs)

One of those lovely recipes from Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Bible : Galavat Kebabs, minced lamb meatballs. They go nice with a simple salad and ovenroasted potatoes or prepared as a burger . But the way I enjoy them most is with Dutch Andive … Continue reading

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