Recipes

Pesto & Spices Fried Rice


Pesto can be used with many dishes: to roast chicken, sautee ribs, or mixed with lime juice for a salad dressing. Here I use it to make a fried rice dish - a mediterranean-style fried rice. This colourful dish can be a main course in itself - I add cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber on top of the fried rice, not only to give a rich color but to give it a touch of salad as well.

Feta cheese with cucumber in olive oil and basil dressing

A recipe for people who don't know how to cook...

I invited an Italian chef to stay with me, while he was visiting Taipei. During the month of his staying, I first got to see how simple and tasty the Italian home style cooking is.

Very often I saw the chef, Alessandro, mix olive oil with cucumber and tomatoes. That would be his happy lunch with bread.

Spiced Vegetables in Olive Oil

Spiced Vegetables in Olive Oil

Ingredients
Highest quality olive oil
Garlic, chillies, rosemary and basil or other herbs
1. Cauliflower, Broccoli, Carrot cut into pieces about 1cm wide and 2cm long.
2. Peppers cut into pieces about 1cm wide x 2cm long, Cherry tomatoes cut into half.

Container: Glass jars or bottles

 

How to Make Spiced olive oil

Spicy Roast Squash

Pumpkin

Spicy Roast Squash

I learned this dish from the 'Naked Chef' by Jamie Oliver, but I apply the same idea not only to roasted squash, but also with other vegetables (particularly root vegetables), like radish, carrot, or sweet potato, zuccini and cucumber. These will add some very beautiful colours to this dish.

I ate similar things several times in cafeterias in Rome. But for a long time, I wasn't sure how to make them myself.

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