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Garlic cheesy bread recipe

Garlic Cheesy Bread Recipe This was a belter. My garlic cheesy bread recipe. A home made little recipe this. Watch the video, but here we go for the recipe. 2 baguette loaves; 2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic; 1 slab of butter - make sure it's salted; Salt & pepper - a good pinch; and Half a packet of grated parmesan. So easy. Quickly zap the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds, just to melt it down a bit. Then in a bowl whack all the other ingredients with ...

Anchovy & Gherkin Dip

// Anchovy & Gherkin Dip Yep I hear you, I hear you - you are probably all thinking WTF is he up to now right. Let me tell you this little dip with French bread crostinis came out sweet. Mary and Ollie were my testers and they lapped up two bowls each of The Semi-Naked Chef's Anchovy & Gherkin Dip. A little made up number, as always with inspiration, but not a recipe in sight and no ability to taste test, as man do I hate anchovies - unless on a pizza. This is enough for two ...

Breakfast in one

Breakfast in one You will need some muffin or pie tins for this. I used pie tins and just smeared some butter inside to make them double non-stick for when I needed to get the breakfast thing out of the tins when cooked. A new idea from The Semi-Naked Chef, Breakfast in One. Nice. A little play on ones I did earlier from a KF Seetoh post, but I like these ones better. I have added a few things and changed some of the order of prep. Do you think these look better? I did two of these, one ...

Butter Coriander Prawns

BUTTER CORIANDER PRAWNS BY THE SEMI-NAKED CHEF Get your zip lock bags out folks. No need to list this as it is so flipping simple to be honest. Throw in the bag about 20 whole prawns, about half a pack of butter that is soft enough to massage, two bunches of chopped coriander, salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons of lime juice. Seriously that's it. Zip up the bag and move the prawns around so they all get nicely coated. Try to leave these marinating for abut 1-2 hours. Sadly I was a little ...

Chili prawns – throw one on the barbie courtesy of Pia Rutherford

A lovely BBQ was held on Saturday down at the pool with our neighbours - The Rutherfords. Pia knocks one out of the park with her chili prawn recipe - BOOM!!! So yep I am nicking it for the Is Life a Recipe blog. Nicely done Pia, these were absolute crackers, loved them!!! You will need a few bamboo skewers, and of course as we're BBQ'ing get your zip lock bags out. Open em up and throw on in; 15 shelled prawns, but leave on the tails; 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil; 3 finely chopped ...

Tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers

Tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers As you may have seen before in previous blogs I have made salads before with mozzarella, tomato, balsamic etc. But today an idea popped in my head as I was preparing for an impromptu BBQ with the Rutherfords. In my hand I had some tomato, mozzarella, basil & my stacking rings. I know I'll do a salad, but let's stack the salad using using my rings. Therein was created tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers A vertical tomato, mozzarella, basil stackers salad ...

Lobster tails with lime juice, & paprika

Only a small dish this one as lobster tail is bloody expensive here in Singapore. So a tasty little appetiser thrown in the middle for all to consume. To be honest the one little dish could have been a nice starter for one or as a share plate. Mine you it did come out really nice, and it all disappeared rather quickly. 1 lobster tail - cut it in half with biggest knife; 1 heaped tables spoon of finely chopped garlic; Cut about 3 limes in to quarters; 1/2 cup of lime juice; 1 ...

Octopus & Salmon with turmeric, lime & paprika

So here we go - really only enough for one here, albeit that Mary and Ollie both shared this. Not a bad looking late breakfast for Mary hey? All you need to do is throw all the ingredients in a fry pan, and lightly fry off until the salmon is fully cooked through - literally this will take 5 minutes or so. So so quick this dish. With great results. 1 pack of salmon and octopus sushi - I just popped over Cold Storage to get this; 1 heaped teaspoon turmeric; 1 teaspoon paprika; 3 ...