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Turmeric Fried Chicken

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Turmeric Fried Chicken Fried chicken is eaten at least once a week at our home and is typically made with a simple combination of turmeric, ground chilies, salt and pepper. Chicken that is seasoned with turmeric, ground chilies and salt will have just that touch of savory spice and help it to stay juicy. The […]

Campari Tomatoes and Basil Salad in Soy Sambal Vinaigrette

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Juicy tomatoes, beautifully mounted in bushel baskets at the roadside farm stands, are the objects of my affection. I particularly love the sweetness of the little plump Campari tomatoes in summer. I have developed this recipe after tasting countless basil and tomato salads in Italian balsamic vinaigrette. I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be wonderful […]

Merchant’s Garam Masala

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Makes about ½ cup Ingredients: Spices to dry -fry 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 3 tablespoons green cardamom pods 2 tablespoons cumin seeds 4 tablespoons whole cloves 5 (4-inch piece) cinnamon sticks, break into small pieces by hand 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg In a small frying pan, dry fry coriander seeds, black […]

Portuguese Debal Prawns

The Portuguese ruled Malacca from 1511 to 1641, and long after that, many local Malaccan Portuguese integrated into the Malaysian way of life while retaining their culinary culture.  I travel each year with a group of foodies to a small province called Portuguese Settlement just 30 minutes’ walk east from central Malacca town. One of […]