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Easy Thai Green Curry Paste

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A really easy recipe for Thai Green Curry Paste. Keeps for 3 weeks in the fridge, or freezes for a year. Perfect for making a quick curry, or using up some home grown coriander!

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Jules and Stephen’s Seared Tuna

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A recipe for seared tuna - An Oriental recipe that makes a great starter and can be made well in advance of a dinner party.

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Prawn & Pineapple Curry

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A recipe for Simple Prawn and Pineapple Curry - It takes about 30 minutes to make and contains no onions! Don't think that it doesn't taste great though. It's got a real chilli kick that's mellowed out by the juicy pineapple and creamy coconut sauce. Great served with white or brown rice.

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Chilli Pineapple Upside Down Cake & Coriander Ice Cream

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This upside down pineapple cake has a hint of chilli, so the non-dairy ice cream made from cashew nuts, coconut milk and coriander is perfect to cool it down. I made it for Mother's day and it went down really well!

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Chicken and noodle soup

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This recipe for Chicken and noodle soup is strongly influenced by my love of Japanese, Chinese and Thai cookery. It contains some strong individual flavours like ginger, lemongrass, garlic and chilli. Combined them with the honey and sherry though and you've got a delicious and light soup. It'll warm you through and leave you feeling cleansed and satisfied. Just what's needed to lift the Winter blues and start the year in the best way possible.

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Pork wonton soup

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This is turning out to be one of my all time favourite soups. It has an amazingly fresh flavour and smell and leaves you feeling good. I put this down to the ingredients and their positive effects - honey, ginger, lemon, garlic and I suppose you could count sherry too, right? It's just like a natural cold remedy. The recipe includes making your own wonton wrappers, filling and the soup.

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Tom Yam Goong

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I've made Tom Yam Goong for you, a Thai classic, which translates as hot and sour prawn soup. I got the recipe from renowned Thai chef and cookery school owner, Somphon Nabnian, many years ago when I had the privilege of attending his cooking classes in Chiang Mai in Thailand. By the way, I've given the recipe in its original form, but even I baulked at 20 chillies and I love spicy Thai food. Just go easy on them and remember it's a lot easier to add something than it is to take it away.

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