My Mum’s Authentic Asian Mango Salad

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Preparation : 25 Minutes

Cooking : –

Servings : Serves 2-3 Portions

Episode : 27

Full video recipe is available on YouTube : Asian Mango Salad

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This plate shows how much I love my Mom

and mangos 😝😝😝.

Fresh, sour, sweet, spicy, shrimpy and tangy mango chunks with sprinkles of roasted pistachios. YUMMY 😋! It’s mango season now, make sure to make it and eat this salad with rice or romaine lettuce, you’ll love it!

 

 

It’s mango season right now and I am making a lot of different dishes with mangos. My husband, me and Mack just love love mangos a lot! There’re always mangos in our kitchen.

In these pictures, you’ll see different cut of the mango than in the video. I just made so many times and upload only one video 🙂

For this recipe, you’ll need:

1 Mango (green mango is better).

1 Tbsp of Shrimp Powder, optional.

1 Tbsp of Sugar.

1 Tbsp of Chilli Flakes (you can also use fresh chilli).

2 Tbsp of Fish Sauce.

Juice of half a lemon/lime.

Salt (I don’t really need it, we don’t eat very salty food). Try it before you put salt in your salad.

Some fresh coriander, finely chopped.

For the instructions, please check it out here: Asian Mango Salad

Enjoy!

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

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

Russian Olivier Salad (Vegetarian)

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Preparation: 20-25 Minutes

Cooking: 45 Minutes

Servings: serves 4-6

Episode: –

This is my version of Vegetarian Olivier Salad and it is just amazing. I love Russian/Slavic Cuisine and am always amazed by its taste. I think I was a Russian in my previous life hahaha. It is sunny and hot in Munich now and a perfect time to go on a picnic! This salad is not just perfect for picnics, but also get-togethers, potluck or just for your lunch boxes.

The crunchiness of the Cornichon pickles, creaminess of the eggs, yoghurt and mayo and the sweetness of the beetroots and carrots are just the perfect combination.

I make a little bit of change in my version. I don’t use sweet peas but instead I put beetroots. And I use yoghurt instead of sour cream.

This recipe is for 4-6 servings, but my husband and I just love it so much, that we can finish it in one meal :D. I love to serve it with some cider or beer.

If you don’t finish it, keep it in a fridge and eat it on the next day. It tastes even better!

Ingredients:

3-4 large boiled Potatoes (about 400 gr or 14 oz), diced.

3 large boiled Carrots (about 130 gr or 4.5 oz), diced.

2 large cooked Beetroots (about 150 gr or 5 oz), diced.

5 medium hard boiled Eggs, diced.

100 gr (1/2 Cup) of Cornichon Pickles, cut very small.

2 Stalks of Green Onions, cut very thin.

1 Bundle of Fresh Dill, finely chopped.

125 gr (1/2 Cup) of Yoghurt (I use low fat yoghurt and it tastes really good).

125 gr (1/2 Cup) of Mayo.

1 Tbsp of Salt.

Pepper, to taste.

Instructions:

  1. Boil potatoes, carrots, and eggs in a big pot for about 45 minutes or until completely cooked. My beetroots are precooked so I don’t need to boil them anymore. But if you have raw beets, you also need to cook them too. Let them cool down and cut them all into dices (thumb size). I cut them all in the same size. And put them in a big salad bowl.
  2. Cut the Cornichon pickles into very small dices and put them into the bowl.
  3. Slice the green onions into thin slices, throw them in the bowl too.
  4. Chop the dill finely and toss it in the bowl.
  5.  Add in the yoghurt, mayonaisse, salt and pepper and mix them.
  6. Make sure that all the ingredients are well combined.
  7. Serve it with some cider or beer! Enjoy!

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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

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 😥

Russian Shuba Salad with Smoked Salmon

Preparation: 30-40 Minutes

Cooking: 40-50 Minutes

Servings: Serves 8

Episode: —

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Our friends invited us for Russian dinner and my eyes spotted on a beautiful dark red cake! I told them that it was the most beautiful dessert cake I’ve ever seen. They laughed at me, because it was not a dessert cake! It was an appetizer aka a very famous Russian salad: Shuba!

We tasted it and since then we had fallen in love in this salad!

Since then I’d been craving for this delicious, gorgeous, healthy salad. But I didn’t find any restaurants that serve Shuba. I even asked my Russian friend if her mum can make some for me. According to her it’s not easy to make Shuba. But hey guys, I’m telling you: IT IS VERY EASY to make!

In traditional recipes, cold herrings are used in making Shuba, but I want to try different fishes. This time I used smoked salmon. And it tasted even more flavorful. You get this smokey fishy taste in between sweetness, saltiness and with a hint of mayo.

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Ingredients:

4 hard boiled eggs

3 boiled/baked potatoes (medium size), peel off the skin

4 boiled/baked beetroots, peel off the skin

2 boiled/baked carrots, peel off the skin

1 package of smoked salmon (about 350gr)

100 gr mayo (you can use more of course!)

some green onions for garnishing

S+P to taste

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Instructions:

Shred the smoked salmon with 2 forks. I used a casserole dish to put all the ingredients together. You can also use any round/square cake pans.

I shredded potatoes in the casserole dish first and put some salt and pepper. Then shredded the carrots, puts some salt, and pepper. Shredded some beetroots and put some salt, pepper and mayo. And then I put the smoked salmon. I like my salmon in the middle because it is salty. Then again beetroots, salt, pepper and mayo. At least the hard boiled eggs. You can either shred them or squash them with fork. Cut the green onions into small pieces and garnish it on top.

There you have it! Yum!

Mushy eggplant with crispy bacon!

Hi guys! This is one of my mum’s favorite recipes that I love so much and would love to share it with you.

This is basically similar to babaganoush, but a little bit different! When I was a kid, my mum made it a lot and we all loved it so much and still love it. I have never seen this in other places in Southeast Asia or in Indonesia (particularly). In my mum’s recipe, she cooks it with sweet basil and fried anchovies in the end. I changed it a little bit, I used parsley instead of sweat basil and fried bacon instead of fried anchovies!

Ingredients:

2 Eggplants.

2 Cloves of Garlic (chopped).

1 Package of Bacon (100 gr).

1 handful of Parsley.

Juice of 1/2 Lemon.

Salt, Pepper and Vegetable Broth to taste.

How to cook!

Roast the eggplants in the oven, 350 F (170 C) for an hour. You can also steam or boil them. I prefer to roast or steam rather than to boil.

Let them cool.

Peel off the skin.

Heat your stove in medium heat and fry the bacon until crispy and then lay it on the paper towel so it gets dry and you won’t taste the oil.

Use the oil from the bacon to stir fry the garlic. Then put the eggplants and mash the eggplants using the cooking spoon. Put vegetable broth, salt and pepper to taste. Cook them in slow temperature until very mushy. Turn of the heat. Put the lemon juice and parsley.

Enjoy it with your crispy bacon! Yum!

xoxo