A few months ago the very lovely people at Dinnr got in touch and asked if I would like to review their service. What is Dinnr? Good question. Promising to bring cooking back into the lives of busy people, it’s a takeout service offering fresh and organic meals couriered straight to your door. The twist is – you cook it yourself. There are quite a few similar services out there – like HelloFresh and Gousto – so I set out to see if Dinnr really cut the proverbial mustard. Continue reading →
The final of my Thai themed recipes that I wrote about for Farmison in April is an Isarn (Northeastern Thailand) pork speciality. We had this dish twice while travelling and I’d never tasted quite like it – a compellingly juicy, smoky grilled pork neck fillet, much like char siu, but served with a spicy and tangy dipping sauce called jaew. I couldn’t find any neck fillet so replaced it with slow roasted ribs for this version.
The next in my Thai themed recipes for Farmison is a Thai red duck curry. Although it’s apparently one of the most popular Thai dishes outside of its native country, I had never tasted it until our Thai adventure. What I loved about the version I tried was that it had pineapple and lychees alongside aubergine and red peppers. A lovely fruity curry base to go with the rich duck. Continue reading →
My next Thai themed guest recipe for Farmison is inspired by a lunch that was cooked for us when we went on a trek in the Khao Sok National Park. That lunch consisted of succulent pork chunks on bamboo skewers, slow roasted over a fire by our guide. I tried to remember the guide’s seasoning recipe and replicated it for these ‘jungle’ style chicken skewers. Sadly when cooking I had no open fire, but a Sainsbury’s disposable BBQ had to do.
I first ate this dish one our first night in Thailand in a restaurant called Ruen Urai. The traditional recipe calls for pomelo, a sweeter and less ascerbic version of grapefruit. However as they’re rather expensive and hard to find in the UK, I’ve substituted it with a super sweet ruby red grapefruit that works just as well. Let me know if you try this recipe out!