Sea Bass with a tasty coconut curry!

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A few days ago I had bought some Sea Bass at the market with no clue as to what I would be making with it. Searching the internet for some inspiration I found this super easy and great looking recipe for sea bass curry. First problem was that I usually buy my fish whole, because I mostly just put it in the oven, with some spices, lemon, tomatoes, onions and white wine, this ALWAYS turns out well. That night however I was in the mood to experiment a bit. The problem though was that I had whole fish, but needed fillets. I am aware that I have a food blog and so this shouldn’t be a problem. But in the 2 years that I have been blogging I never learned to properly fillet a fish. Now I did my best and it came out pretty well, I decided that I am going to have to ask the chef at work to teach me to fillet some fish.
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All of that is besides the point though, just make sure you either know how to fillet fish, or make your life simple and get fish fillets. The rest of this dish is super straight forward and easy to make so enjoy!

Ingredients:
– 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
– 3 Medium onions, thinly sliced
– 4 Garlic cloves, minced
– 4 Teaspoons curry powder
– One can unsweetened coconut milk
– 1 Cup chicken stock
– 2 Medium carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks-size pieces
– 1/2 Yellow pepper (paprika)
– 1/2 Green pepper (paprika)
– 4 Sea bass fillets

Method:
– Heat the oil in a pan. And then add the onions to the pan and sauté these.
dorade13– Now add the coconut milk and the stock and bring these to a boil. Reduce the eat and let sit for a bit.
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– Preheat the broiler. Season the fish on both sides with some salt and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil on top of these and when the broiler is hot put the fish in. Broil for about 8 minutes.
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– When the liquid mixture has thickened a bit add the carrots and peppers and stir.
dorade7– After you take the fish out of the broiler. Place the rice, the fish and the sauce.
– Eat!
Bon Ap!

Greek Tomates and Piperiés Gemistes (stuffed tomatoes and peppers)

filled veggies2Due to some craziness I wasn’t able to post my blog yesterday! So I am very sorry for that… However I have an amazing post for you all today! My boyfriend has been introducing me to some amazing Greek dishes lately and this is one I really wanted to share with you all. WARNING: this takes forever to make, so do not start making it at 19:00 unless you are willing to eat at… 22:00

So today I share with you a typical Greek recipe, Gemistes, which means stuffed, and in this case we made both Tomates Gemistes, and Piperiés gemistes.

Make sure that you get some nice big peppers and tomatoes.

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Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Medium onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 Pound minced beef
  • 1 ½ cup jasmine rice
  • 30 oz Peeled and diced canned tomatoes
  • 5 BIG tomatoes
  • 5 Green peppers
  • ¼ Cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley
  • ½ Cup raisins
  • 3 Medium potatoes (sliced)

Method:

The Peppers and Tomatoes:

  • Wash your veggies well, and then slice off the tops (make sure to do this nice, so that you can put them back on top after!
  • Now clean out the peppers, and take out the inside of the tomatoes (do not throw away the insides of the tomatoes though!).
  • Now season the insides of the peppers and tomatoes with 1/8 teaspoons sugar, and 1/8 teaspoons salt.

The filling:

  • In a pan heat 3 tablespoons olive oil. Then sauté the medium onions and minced beef.
  • Now add the uncooked rice, the canned tomatoes, and the innards of the tomatoes. Now add the pine nuts, parsley and raisins as well.
  • Bring this all to a boil, and then reduce the heat to low and let this cook for about 30 minutes.
  • (set oven to 190 degrees Celcius)
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The dish:

  • Place the tomatoes and peppers on an oven dish. Put the filling into the tomatoes and peppers, and put the tops back on the peppers and tomatoes. In the space between the veggies stick the potatoes. Now add a mixture of 1 part olive oil, and 2 parts water to the pan.
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  • Put the dish in the oven for about 90 minutes, or until the potatoes are cooked properly. While cooking make sure you drizzle the water and oil mixture onto the tomatoes and peppers to prevent them from drying out.

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La Bandera Rotterdam

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Awi Lamoenchi!!!!!!

Hello dear reader… If you have been reading my blog for more than… well a couple of posts, you might know that I was born and raised in Curacao. But that I have been living in Holland for the past 5 years, yes its been that long. Point is, I miss Curacao style food, and while today I didn’t actually go to an Antillean restaurant, I had lunch at a Dominican Restaurant in Rotterdam. Because Curacao is influenced by many cultures including the Dominican Republic a lot of things that I would consider to be typical Antillean foods are actually Dominican dishes.

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Restaurant Week 2015

Yesterday was the last day of the Restaurant Week of March 2015. I am curious where you all went out to eat. Did you all take advantage of this edition of the Restaurant Week? I actually decided to go to one of my absolute favourite restaurants, Allure in Rotterdam-Zuid. To those of you that have not been here before, I strongly suggest it! What I love about Allure is the people…

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Gracy’s Rotterdam

This week I decided to have lunch in town. I don’t do that very often, so I didn’t know where to go… My boyfriend and I had looked up a place a couple of weeks ago that looked really good, so we decided to go there… Gracy’s near Pathé in the city is awesome! It’s this super American Old School Style diner. Black and white checkered floors, pale blue and white sitting booths.

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