Tag Archives: Tomato

Patates Bravas by Navzer

A tapas dish from Spain, this is Navzer’s version, served on a cold Vancouver evening, quite the shining star among an abundance of delish platters.

  • potatoes with skin, in small pieces, or small potatoes halved
  • olive oil
  • mayonnaise
  • any hot sauce
  • paprika or crushed red chili flakes
  • chopped garlic, about 4 to 5 cloves
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tomato, pureed
  • dash of ketchup
  • chorizo or spicy Italian sausages, chopped, pan fried and kept aside
  1. Boil potatoes in a pan of salted water, till almost done.
  2. Drain and cool.
  3. Toss the potatoes in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, bake for 35 minutes till browned, edges crisp.
  4. Separately, mix 3 tbsp mayo, hot sauce to taste, paprika, chopped garlic, lemon juice and pureed tomato along with a dash of ketchup (for tang).
  5. When the potatoes are slightly cooled, toss with the sauce/dressing and stir in the fried sausages.

Good both hot and cold, absolutely delicious in fact.

Images off the web, with thanks.

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Vasu’s Tomato Chutney

… to go with dosas … crisp dosas and this piquant accompaniment …

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  • 1 tomato
  • 2 big onions
  • a knob of ginger, about a cm all round
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh coriander
  • curry leaves
  • salt

Fry all of the above in a bit of oil, cool a bit and grind to a paste.

  • Oil
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • curry leaves

In hot oil, sputter the above in the order listed, pour over the ground mixture.

Ready to go !

Pix borrowed off the web.

A light lunch before Golf !

A reprise of an earlier meal, but better each time, and the pictures speak for themselves !!

Grilled Salmon

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Mango & Kiwi Salad

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Herbed Mozarella with Beef tomatoes and Basil

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Mango Sorbet

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Photographs by A Thomas except pix of mango sorbet, borrowed from http://www.babble.com

Sunshine on a Plate : tian of tomato

Came across this recipe by Chef Reynaldo Arriola of Halia Restaurant in Singapore. Haven’t tried it, but reads delicious and sounds healthy !

Vine-ripened tomatoes have the perfect balance of sugars and acids, as well as flavour. Teamed with ripe mango and avocado, and just a dash of seasoning … sounds mmmm.

1 vine-ripened tomato, blanched, peeled, de-seeded and diced, mixed with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 ripe avocado, diced,  mixed with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

salt, pepper

2 slices each of green and yellow courgettes, blanched

1/2 stalk chive, chopped (optional)

1 sprig chevril for garnish (optional)

  1. Keep all ingredients separate. Season tomatoes and avocados with salt and pepper.
  2. In a round glass mould (or individual glass ramekins), place tomatoes at the bottom, then the avocados and top with the mangoes.
  3. Garnish with the courgette slices on the side, chives and chevril. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over it.

 

Egg Whites : Masala Toast

Add spice to your breakfast !

“Egg whites are recommended in most diets and I go nuts trying to think up new ways of making them interesting.  I recently tried this version of the classic french toast.  I call it Masala Toast.  It’s easy.” – K

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3 egg whites, beaten well
Half a small onion, chopped
A small tomato chopped
Some coriander, chopped
A pinch of chili powder
Salt to taste
2 slices brown bread

  • Fry onions to a light brown in very little olive oil. Keep aside.
  • Mix salt, chili powder, onion, tomatoes and coriander to egg whites.
  • Cut the bread into 2 halves, i.e. triangles.
  • Heat one teaspoon of olive oil in a pan.
  • Dip one triangle into the egg mixture. When soaked well, drop into the pan.  Spoon some of the onion mixture on to the top.
  • Let it cook on a slow flame for some time and when the egg looks set, flip it over carefully and cook the other side.
  • When it is cooked, slide onto your plate and enjoy.
  • Repeat with the other triangle of bread.

Tip : Cook on a low flame – you will need less oil.

Picture borrowed from http://www.builtlean.com/2010/10/12/top-10-fat-loss-foods/. This is a great article as well – Top 10 Fat Loss foods.