Category Archives: The Gastrokids

Beef and Basil Stir Fry

Here’s a simple Thai-inspired stir fry dish that can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes. Need I say more? You’ll need: 1 top sirloin or rib eye steak, fat trimmed (but not in the Amelia Badelia fashion). 2 … Continue reading

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Quick Fish Jambalaya

We’ve all been there. You get the kids home from school and there’s about one hour tops before they are due back out at some activity or other. Today it was cub scouts but luckily I’d had the forethought (for … Continue reading

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Global Glossary: Nutmeg

Pungent, powerful, nutmeg is one of the world’s most sought-after spices but did you realise how important a role it played in shaping American history? First let’s understand a little about where this magical fruit comes from.

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Pork Shoulder with Sage and Garlic Marinade

There’s nothing better than a pork shoulder roast for a Sunday family meal. (Okay well sometimes a pork collar roast is even better.) My favorite way of cooking really succulent pork is to slow, and I mean slow, roast the … Continue reading

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Kedgeree for Kids

Here’s a dish that is well-known in the UK but maybe a new discovery for US readers. It’s a classic Anglo-Indian recipe dating back either to 13th century India or to the days of the Raj – the British colonisation … Continue reading

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An Ethiopian Feast – Gastrokid Global Feature

When I lived in New York I loved eating at Ethiopian restaurants. That love of the spicy comfort food served ingeniously on an edible bread tablecloth only increased when I visited Ethiopia and ate great food in the ancient town of Lalibela.
So what could be difficult about trying to replicate an Ethiopian feast now I live in Wales, right?
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Peruvian-Theme Final Chapter: Arroz Chaufa

Here’s another Peruvian dish that draws inspiration from the Chinese immigrant community who adapted their cooking for a South American palette in the way only Chinese expats cooks can.  Essentially it’s fried rice with whatever else you want to throw … Continue reading

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Peruvian-inspired Feast Cont.: Lomo Saltado

This traditional stir fry of beef, peppers and potatoes served over rice (starch-heaven) is a staple in Peruvian restaurants.  For my purposes I omitted the potatoes and added chestnut mushrooms and a red onion. Oh, and I upped the meat … Continue reading

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Ceviche Peruvian Style

Ceviche is both incredibly easy and intimidating to prepare the first time. After all, who’s going to put their faith in the curing ability on raw fish of lime juice unless you’ve succeeded in the past? For this Peruvian-inspired appetizer … Continue reading

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A Taste of Peru and a Hint of Ecuador Via Wales

It was perhaps a strange dinner party to organise. After all, when it comes to planning ethnic food it sort of helps to have at least a semblance of original ingredients available and that normally means a well-established immigrant community … Continue reading

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