Archive for December 2011
Moules marinières is probably one of the simplest French dishes to cook if you’re lazy or in a hurry. Start by throwing a thick slice of butter into a big pot.
A friend was telling me about a craving for Vietnamese food (you know who you are!) and I got influenced to give it a try too, so I went to have some phở bò which seemed a good way to get started in Vietnamese food.
I quite liked the subtle flavours in the clear meat broth so I decided that it would be interesting to see if I could cook the dish at home for lunch. The recipe I followed was from Steamy Kitchen, which was adapted from Into the Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea Nguyen.
I first char-grilled an onion and some ginger to provide that charred sweetness and some heat into the broth.