Salmon Mustard Spring Salad

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Cooking Time : 25-30 Minutes

Serves : 2-3 Servings

Episode : No video recipe available yet

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Finally it’s spring! It was very cold but at least it was sunny! Today was the toughest day of my life, for dinner I made 3 completely different dishes haha. Salmon Salad for my love, Maccheroni with Tomato Sauce for Lev and Broccoli Parmesan Soup that was requested by Mack. Everyone is happy and so am I!

This salad is divine especially for spring. It’s fresh, creamy, mustardy and crunchy. The strawberries just give it a very nice background taste!

For this recipe, you will need:

350-400 gr (12-40 oz) of fresh Salmon

4 small Cucumbers, diced

1 Avocado, diced

1/4 Onion, chopped

3-4 Strawberries, diced

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1 Tbsp of Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tsp of Dijon Mustard

2 Tsp of Bavarian Sweet Mustard (Honey Mustard)

A drizzle of Honey

Curly Parsley / Cilantro, optional

Black sesame seeds, optional

PS. I prefer Bavarian sweet Mustard because it has nice mustard seeds and I love the texture. If you can’t fine it then sub with honey mustard.

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven at 200 C (400 F).

2. Clean your salmon including the scales. Pad dry, season with some salt and pepper. Broil for 25-30 minutes. Make sure you cook it through, unless you buy salmon with sushi quality grade. Depending on the thickness of your salmon, the duration time of broiling varies. After that, let it cool and tear into small pieces.

3. During that time. You can prepare the salad. In a small bowl, add in salt, pepper, dijon mustard, Bavarian sweet mustard, honey, lemon juice and whisk.

4. Cut the cucumbers, onion and put the into a salad bowl.

5. Mix them with the mustard dressing.

6. Add in the avocado and mix them gently.

7. Add in salmon pieces and try not to over-mix it with the rest.

8. Serve the salad with some diced strawberries, garnish with some curly parsley and black sesame seeds.

Mango Tiramisu

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Making Time : 30 Minutes

Cooling Time : 1 hour to overnight

Serves : 8-10 Servings

Episode : no video recipe available yet

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

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Hi guys!

It’s weekend! It’s dessert time yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I have made this georgous Mango Tiramisu a couple of times and my friends really love it so I thought to share this recipe with you!

This is a twist of classic Tiramisu and kid friendly one too. If you make it for yourselves (no kids, then I’d recommend you to dip your lady fingers into some Limoncello and it will give you really nice flavor!).

And if you have been reading my blog /following my instagram, you’d know that almost all of my recipes are not so sweet or so salty 🙂

For this recipe, I don’t have a video recipe yet, but if you want to see how I make my mango cream, you can check it on youtube here: Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Here is the list of the ingredients:

1 Mango, skinned, cut and blended

2 Tbsp of Coconut Cream

1 Tbsp of sugar (if your mango is already sweet then don’t add any sugar)

A pinch of Salt

25-30 Lady Fingers

500 gr of Mascarpone Cream Cheese

200 gr Heavy Cream, whipped

1-2 Tbsp of Sugar

Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Sugar

1 Glass of Lemon Juice  (Limoncello if you want something with alcohol)

Ikea Casserole Dish (Honestly I don’t know the size)

Instructions:

  1. Clean, skin, cut and blend your mango in a blender.
  2. Turn on your stove into medium heat, on your sauce pan add in your blended mango. If it is a sweet mango, don’t add any sugar, add 1 tablespoon of sugar if it is sour) along with 2 Tbsp of coconut cream and a pinch of salt. The salt with enhance the sweetness of the mango. Don’t worry it won’t make it salty.
  3. As soon as it boils, lower the heat into really low and let it simmer until it gets really thick (normally it takes 15 minutes ish) and turn off your stove. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then keep it in a fridge.
  4. In your large bowl, whip your heavy cream with sugar and vanilla extract until thick. If you use vanilla sugar, then reduce the amount of the sugar.
  5. Add the mascarpone cheese little by little into your whipped heavy cream and mix until all of the mascarpone is mixed with the whipped cream.
  6. Dip your lady fingers in lemon juice (or limoncello) and arrange them on your casserole dish.
  7. Add in some cream cheese mixture and spread it even with a spatula or a spoon.
  8. Spread some mango cream.
  9. Repeat again with lady fingers until all ingredients are done.
  10. Put it in a fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
  11. Enjoy it with your friends xoxo

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Indonesian Bouillabaisse (Spicy Sour Fish Soup)

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Cooking : 5-8 Minutes

Serves : 4 Servings

Episode : 31 (Video recipe is available here)

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

 

Hi guys,

It’s still very cold in Munich, and I have been craving this delicious Indonesian Bouillabaisse! I call it “Indonesian Bouillabaisse” because it is very similar to the French one, but it has more unique exotic flavor in it. If you don’t know what it is, google “Ikan Asam Pedas” you’ll know what it is hehe.

I modified a little bit here, no fresh pineapple but a lot of crushed tomatoes and some lemon juice.

Ingredients:

700 gr or 1.5 lbs of Fresh Salmon, cut into small pieces

2 French Shallots

3 Cloves of Garlic

2 Bird-Eye Chilies, very spicy!

2 Lemongrass Stalks

4 Coriander or Cilantro Roots, optional

4-5 Keffir Lime Leaves

Juice of half a Lemon

500 ml or 2 Cups of Crushed Tomatoes

1 Tbsp of Turmeric Powder

1 Tsp of Ginger Powder

1 Tsp of Galangal Powder

2 Tsp of Salt

2-3 Tsp of Sugar

500 ml or 2 Cups of Water

Some Olive Oil

Sweet Basil for garnishing, optional

 

Instructions:

1. Put shallots, garlic, chillies and some water into a blender, blend until smooth.

2. Turn your stove to medium low heat, put some oil into your cooking pot.

3. Add in cilantro roots, keffir lime leaves and wait for a minute or two then add in the ingredients from the blender along with the turmeric, ginger and galangal powder.

4. Add in the crushed tomatoes. Stir and add in the water, salt and sugar. Cook until it simmers and add in the salmon chunks.

5. It takes about 5-7 mins to cook, depending on the thickness of your fish.

6. Turn off your stove and add some lemon juice.

7. Serve with some warm rice and nice white wine. Enjoy ❤️

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salmon Green Onion Cupcakes

Preparation : 20 Minutes

Baking : 30 Minutes

Serves : 12-14 Cupcakes

Episode : 36 (video recipe is availble here)

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Hi Guys,

I’ve made these really delicious, savory, full of flavor Salmon Green Onion Cupcakes. I know, I know, everybody is raising their eyebrows now and officially you can call me CRAZY CHRISTY lol. But I promise you and trust me, these are amazing! And you won’t regret it.  The consistency of the cupcakes is like muffins and scones. With cream cheese, cranberry jam and some garnished green onions, it is phenomenal! You don’t even taste the salmon.

Here is the list of the ingredients:

2 Cups of AP Flour

1 Tbsp of Baking Powder

1/2 Tbsp of Salt

2 Eggs, medium size

1 Cup or 250 ml of Crème fraîche (sour cream or yoghurt can replace it too)

1 Cup or 200-250 gr of fresh Salmon, diced

1 Cup or 250 ml  of Vegetable Oil

1 Cup of Green Onion, finely chopped

2 Tbsp of Bavarian Sweet Mustard (honey mustard)

1 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp of Horseradish

2 Tbsp of Honey

For the frosting, you’ll need:

1/2 Cup or 125 gr of cream cheese

1/2 Cup or 125 ml of heavy cream

Some Cranberry jam

Some green onions.

How to make the Salmon Green Onion Cupcakes:

  1. Turn on your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Farenheit.
  2. In your large bowl, beat your eggs until pale (3 minutes) with a mixer or a whisk.
  3. Add in the oil and Crème fraîche, mix again. If you don’t have Crème fraîche, you can also use sour cream or yoghurt. But yoghurt is a little ligher than Crème fraîche, you might need to reduce a little bit.
  4. Add in all the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix them again.
  5. Put in the salmon and green onions. Mix them with a spatula. Add in all the rest of the ingredients; mustard, sweet mustard and honey.
  6. Line your muffin tray with liners. Use a spoon to transfer your batter into the liners.
  7. I made about 12 cupcakes. I still had some and just made pancakes out of it.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let them cool.
  9. For the frosting, beat the heavy cream until soft peak or about 3 minutes.
  10. Add in the cream cheese and mix well with the whipped cream.
  11. Transfer it into a ziploc or a pastry bag with a nozzle. You can also use only a ziploc without a nozzle.
  12. Smear the cranberry jam on each cupcakes.
  13. Make a little swirl to cover the cranberry jam.
  14. Garnish with some green onions and cranberry jam.
  15. Enjoy!

Healthy Breakfast Bowl

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Making : less than 5 Minutes

Servings : Serves 1

Episode : – (no video available yet)

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

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I am totally into this healthy bowl, I just call it healthy because it is really healthy. You get most of protein, vitamins, fiber, good fats and less sugar. Healthy, isn’t it? I can eat this everyday and at anytime 🙂

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Ingredients:

Skyr (Icelandic cheese, but tastes like thick yoghurt), fresh mango dices, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and some strawberry jam.

You can always substitute those with what you have on hand.

P.S. I used lactose free Skyr because I am lactose intolerant 😥

Instructions: 

Put some Skyr on your bowl, add some jam on top of it. And then add the fresh fruits then the nuts and seeds. Enjoy! I am sure you’ll love it!

 

 

 

Cauliflower Rice with Harissa Chicken

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Full video recipe is : here

Preparation : 10 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

Servings: Serves 2-3

Episode: 02

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Ingredients:

* 300 gr chicken breast (ca. 10 oz)

* 1-2 tbsp of Harissa seasoning, depending on how spicy you want it.

* 150 gr Skyr (if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with plain yoghurt or sour cream). Skyr is Icelandic Cheese but always considered as yoghurt, which is very low fat, high protein and very creamy.

*1/2 of lemon (take the juice)

* 1/4 of a chopped cauliflower (you can also buy frozen one)

* 2 carrots (diced)

* 1 small bowl of peas (150 gr or 6 oz)

If you love to eat rice, but for some reason you can’t eat it, Cauliflower rice is a perfect substitute. Honestly, I like it better than broccoli rice. Cauliflowers have a very mild and plain flavor, yet very tasty.

I cook a lot with cauliflowers and this is one of the recipes that I’d love to share.

If you’re on keto diet, this is perfect for you!

I use skyr for the sauce. If you don’t have it or can’t find it, substitute it with plain yoghurt or with sour cream.

Full video recipe is : here

Asparagus Salad with Bacon

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Full video recipe is here: Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Making the Salad: 30 Minutes

Servings: Serves 4

Episode: 03

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

It’s asparagus season in Germany and I am just crazy about it. I love love love asparagus a lot! Either sauteed, fried, stir-fried or in my salads, I just love them everywhere. I consume the green asparagus more than the white ones.

Ingredients:

2 Bundles of Asparagus (500 gr or 17-18 oz)

1 Apple (sweet sour one, diced)

1/2 of a Small Lettuce (cut)

1 Package of Bacon (100 gr or about 3.5 oz)

For the salad dressing:

2 Tbsp Bavarian Sweet Mustard (if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with Dijon mustard added with honey or just use honey mustard)

Juice from one Lemon

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Full instructions are on this video recipe: Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

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Full video recipe is available on YouTube here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Preparation: 10 Minutes

Baking: 45-50 Minutes

Servings: serves 8-10

Episode: 04

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

I have baked Green Tea Matcha Cakes countless times. I always make them and decorate them in different ways. Sometimes I bake them in loaves and sometimes with whipped cream and fruits. In this recipe, I topped with Mascarpone Cheese and dark chocolate drizzles.

This cake is soft inside and crispy outside. I just love it!

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

2 Cups of All-purpose Flour (ca. 250 grams)

1 Pack of Vanilla Sugar (ca. 10 grams)

A pinch of Salt

2 Tsp of Baking Powder

1 Tsp of Baking Soda

5 Tbsp of Green Tea Matcha

Non-dry Ingredients:

2 Cups of Sugar (ca. 400 grams)

5 Eggs, medium size

1 Cup of Butter / 2 sticks (ca. 250 gr), melted

1 Cup of Buttermilk (ca. 240 ml)

100 gr of White Chocolate, melted

Mascarpone Cream:

200 gr of Cream, whipped (ca. 7 oz)

20 gr of Vanilla Sugar (1 1/3 tbsp)

500 gr of Mascarpone Cheese (ca. 17oz)

Decoration:

Melted dark chocolate (optional). You can also decorate your cake with some fruits such as berries, kiwis or passion fruits on it 🙂

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All instructions are here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

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Full video recipe is here: Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

Preparation: 10-15 Minutes

Cooking: 90 Minutes

Servings: Serves 6

Episode: 06

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

Yeah, you got me! I was trying to impress my husband on our Valentine’s Day. And it was worth it. We both loved our dinner a LOT! And we will make it again and again 🙂

This turkey breast marinated with Chinese Hoisin sauce and sauteed vegetables wrapped in puff pastry was just excellent. Dip the pastry in the green (peas) sauce. Yum!

Ingredients:

400 gr (14 oz) of Turkey Breast (cut in bite size).

4 Tbsp of Hoisin Sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee brand).

A thumb size of Ginger (grated).

2 Sheets of Puff Pastry.

Sauteed vegetables:

1 Carrot (diced).

1/2 Red Bell Pepper (diced).

2 Stalks of Celery (diced).

1 Clove of Garlic (chopped).

Salt, Pepper and Vegetable Broth to taste

For egg wash:

2 Egg Yolks.

100 gr (3.5 oz) of White Sesame Seeds.

For the sauce:

200 gr (7 oz) of Peas.

1/2 Onion (minced).

250 ml (8.5 fl oz) of Heavy Cream.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Full video instructions are here: Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

 

Mango Avocado Salad

Full video recipe is here: Mango Avocado Salad

Preparation : 10-15 Minutes

Making the salad: 10 Minutes

Servings: serves 2-3

Episode: 05

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

 

This salad is literary a combination of two of my favorite fruits; mangos and avocados. The sweet-sour mango combines with creamy avocado is a perfect starter before your meal.  I made this on Valentine’s Day this year and we just loved it so much!

It’s very easy to make, takes only 10 minutes and you will have this perfect delicious salad in front of you! The most important thing is you don’t need a lot of ingredients.

Ingredients:

1 Mango (ripe but not soft), peeled and dice.

1 Avocado, cut and diced.

For the dressing:

1 Tsp of Dijon Mustard.

1 1/2 Tsp of Bavarian Sweet Mustard (you can also use honey mustard if you can’t find Bavarian sweet mustard).

1 Tsp of Honey.

Juice of 1 lemon (If you don’t like it too sour, start it with juice of half a lemon).

Salt and Pepper, to taste.

Chili Flakes, to taste.

Basil (for decoration).

All instructions are here: Mango Avocado Salad

P.S. Still can’t upload any pics, wordpress is kinda annoying 😥

White Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies Recipe

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Video recipe is here: White Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies

Preparation : 30-35 Minutes

Baking : 10 Minutes

Serves : Servings 30

Cookies Episode : 10

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

If you want chewy inside but crispy on the outside chocolate chip cookies, you definitely need to save this recipe. After you try it, you’ll never look back 🙂 White chocolate + Matcha = Best combination!

Of course you can use other chocolates like dark chocolate, semi dark chocolate etc. In my opinion, white chocolate tastes better with matcha green tea than the others.

Ingredients:

150 gr (2/3 cup) of unsalted softened Butter.

150 gr (3/4 cup) of granulated Sugar.

225 gr (about 8 oz) of all-purposed Flour.

1 large Egg, at room temperature.

200 gr (about 7 oz) of White Chocolate, chopped (you can also use chocolate chips). If you don’t want it too sweet, reduce to 150 g.

A pinch of Salt.

1 Tsp of Baking Soda.

1 Package of Vanilla Sugar (10 gr), if you use vanilla extract, you need 1 Tsp

1 Tbsp of Green Tea Matcha

1 Tsp of Corn Starch

Video instructions is here :  White Chocolate Chip Matcha Cookies

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Enjoy!

Rice Wine Chicken Barbecue

Preparation : 15 Minutes
Cooking : 50 Minutes
Servings : Serves 2
Episode : 08

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

The video recipe is here: Rice Wine Chicken Barbecue

We got a bottle of great rice wine from our good friend in Taipei, Taiwan years ago. And it had been sitting in my kitchen for years, so I decided to make something yummy with it. If you have good rice wine, it will give you this great taste in your food. It is really good with meat like pork and chicken or even fish.

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I wanted something delicious but easy, so I just roasted my chicken in the oven for about 40 minutes with extra 10 minutes for the crispy skin. The reason why I kept the skin on; the skin protected the meat from drying out. It took only 10-15 minutes to prepare it and after 50 minutes, you’d have this delicious, healthy and low-carbs meal.

It is perfect for people who have gluten problem. You just have to get the gluten-free soy sauce. And for the sweet soy sauce, if you can’t find one, just add some honey in it.

Preparation : 15 Minutes
Cooking : 50 Minutes
Servings : Serves 2
Episode : 08

Author : Christina Hann Trefzger

For vegetarian or vegan eaters, you can substitute the chicken breasts with tofu (please not Japanese soft tofu).
If you don’t have rice wine, skip it. Please don’t substitute it with white wine, it won’t taste the same.
Shao Xing wine is NOT rice wine.

Ingredients:
500 gr of chicken breasts (17 oz)
2 tbsp of sweet soy sauce (if you don’t have it, just add some honey, but put 2 more tbsp of soy sauce)
4-5 tbsp of soy sauce
2 tbsp of rice wine
5 tbsp of olive oil (put more if you use tofu)
Garlic powder and white pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste (for the vegetables)
Some greens (any kind you want)
Parsley, chopped (optional)

The video recipe is here: Rice Wine Chicken Barbecue