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What you need:

2 sweet potatoes (yams)  cut into chunks
250g potatoes, cut into chunks
500g white fish fillets
1 red chilli, finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
100g polenta ( or breadcrumbs)
4 tbsp olive oil

What you do:

Place all of the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes, until tender. Drain, mash, and set aside to cool.

In the meantime, put the fish fillets in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and leave to cook for 6-8 minutes.

Remove the fish fillets from the water, drain and flake into the mashed potato. Stir 1 red chilli and 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander into the mixture, then adjust the seasoning to taste.

Shape the mixture into 8-10 balls, flatten them slightly and chill until ready to cook.

Place the polenta (or breadcrumbs) on a plate and roll the fishcakes in it, to coat. Heat 4 tbsp olive oil in a pan and fry the fishcakes for 4-5 minutes each side, until golden and piping hot.

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What you need:

3 cups plain boiled rice
2 tbsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
pinch of Hing
2 tbsp Raw Peanuts
1 tbsp sliced dry Coconut
1 tbsp Daliya
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
6 to 7  Curry Leaves
1 tbsp Lemon juice

What you do:

Heat up oil, to that add raw peanuts and fry peanuts until it gets light brown color.

Once peanuts are fried, drain excess oil from it and remove in to other bowl.

In the same oil add sliced coconut and fry coconut too until it gets light brown color.

Once coconut is done, also drain excess oil from it and take it out in to separate bowl.
In the same oil add mustard seeds, let it crackle.

Next add cumin seeds, after cumin seeds sizzle, next put in hing.
Add chopped garlic and cook it for about a minute.

After 1 minutes add daliya and cook until daliya gets light brown color.
Add curry leaves, mix and lower the heat at this point of time.

Add turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder, red chilli powder, mix well and cook for just about a minute.
Add boiled rice and mix well with masala.
Add salt to taste, lemon juice, coriander leaves and mix well.

Garnish with fried peanuts and coconut right before serving the rice.

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What you need:

12 English-cut short beef ribs (about 5 lbs 15¼ oz (2.7kg) )
1.8 pts /1 L  reduced-salt chicken stock
3 fl oz / 85 ml  soy sauce
2 oz / 55g  sugar
3 tbsp finely grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tbsp Korean red chilli paste or sambal oelek, plus more for serving
2 tbsp dark (toasted) sesame oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 bunch spring onions (white and green parts, separated), thinly sliced
For the noodles and garnishes:
280 to 10½ oz  /300g  medium-thick rice noodles (also called rice sticks or jantaboon)
1 carrot, finely grated
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1¾ oz  /50g  coriander leaves, torn
2 limes, cut into wedges

what you do:

Remove any silver skin from the surface of the short ribs, and then make two cuts across the grain, through the meat down to the bone. Put the ribs in a slow cooker.

Whisk together the stock, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, chili paste, sesame oil, garlic and spring onion whites. Pour over the ribs. Cover and cook on HIGH for six hours.

About 30 minutes before serving, put the rice noodles in a bowl with hot water to cover. Soak until tender and pliable, about 30 minutes.

Skim any fat that may have collected on top of the beef broth and discard.

Divide the noodles among six large shallow bowls and ladle the broth over top. Cut the meat from the ribs if desired and divide the meat evenly among the bowls.

Garnish with the carrots, cucumber, coriander, lime and the remaining green parts of the spring onion, plus more chilli paste to taste.

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What you need:

750g braising beef  (cut into large pieces)
2tbsp sunflower oil
4 garlic cloves  (sliced)
1tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped)
1 leek (finely chopped)
1tsp Chinese five-spice powder
2tbsp plain flour
2tsp sugar
3tbsp dark soy sauce
500ml water
1tbsp chopped fresh coriander
For the cabbage
1 small Savoy cabbage (stalks removed and finely shredded)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1tsp sunflower oil
1tsp sesame seeds
400g white rice to serve

What you do:

In a bowl, toss the beef in the flour. Heat a large frying pan and cook the beef in 1tbsp of the sunflower oil until nicely browned. Pop onto a plate.

In a large pan and a little of the sunflower oil and cook the garlic, ginger, leek and chilli until soft and fragrant.
Add the beef and Chinese 5 spice and continue cooking for 5 minutes before adding the sugar, soy sauce and water.
Bring to steady simmer and cook over a low heat with a lid on for about and hour and a half until the beef is really tender. Season to taste.

For the cabbage :  take a medium sized saucepan and warm up the sunflower oil over a medium heat.
Add the garlic and before it browns add the shredded cabbage.
Cook with the lid on for a few minutes. Add a mug of water and cook until almost evaporated.

Add the sesame seeds and serve with the braised beef and some boiled rice.

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What you need:

1 whole fish, about 400g

For the Sauce:

1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp preserved soy bean paste (tau cheo)
100ml water
4 tbsp tomato sauce
1 red chilli, finely pounded
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Sugar, to taste
1/2 tsp cornstarch, mix with 2 tablespoons of water
Coriander leaves for garnish.

What you do:

Clean the fish, wash and drain. Steam the fish until cooked, about 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.

To prepare the gravy, heat up 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok. Add onion and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, or until soft.
Add preserved soy bean paste and stir-fry until fragrant.
Add water, tomato sauce, pounded chilli, light soy sauce and sugar. Bring to a slow boil.
Add cornstarch solution and stir quickly for a few more minutes.
Pour the gravy over the steamed fish. Garnish with coriander leaves.

serve hot.

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