Friday, August 29, 2014

roasted sweet potato and tomato soup


This roasted sweet potato and tomato soup can be prepare as dairy free soup, just skip the sour cream and replace with coconut milk.
I like spicy on the soup so I add hot chili and roasted together with the rest ingredients, if you don't like spicy at all you can skip the chili as well or just add pinch of red pepper flakes
Serve with fresh store bought french baguette or toast.



Ingredients :

- 3 medium size sweet potato
- 6 large tomato
- 1 yellow onion
- 4 clove garlic
- 11/2 Tbsp dry basil
-  2 hot chili or pinch red pepper flakes / optional
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt/taste
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/2 cup sour cream / 1/2 cup coconut milk

Directions:

Preheat the oven on 400 F
Peel sweet potato and cut in large cube, Cut tomato in wedges
slice onion and crush garlic,
transfer all cut ingredients,garlic and chili into baking dish, sprinkle with olive oil  and dry seasoning ( dry basil,red pepper flakes,black pepper and salt )  mix really well.
bake in the oven for 50 minutes to an hour
transfer into food processor or blender, Add honey and sour cream and puree until smooth
and ready to serve.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

seared mahi-mahi with apricot teriyaki ginger sauce


I try two way how to cook this mahi-mahi, Can be marinate first with apricot sauce mixture  about ten minutes or so.
Or brush the fish both side with the sauce and cook in a skillet right away for 3 minutes each side or until cook through and spoon the remaining sauce on top, I like either way.

I served this seared mahi-mahi with caramelized brussel sprouts with sweet soy sauce and potato dish, it's perfect meal for dinner that evening.




Ingredients :
- 2  4 oz mahi-mahi fillet
- salt and pepper
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp apricot jam
- 3 Tbsp teriyaki ginger sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder

Direction :
Mix apricot jam,ginger teriyaki sauce and cardamom powder in a small sauce pan
simmer in low heat for few minutes until apricot jam are melted and stir really well, set aside

Season the fish with salt and pepper, marinate the fish with apricot  mixture sauce for about 10 minutes,
Heat butter in skillet in medium high temperatur
cook for 3-4 minutes each side,
Ready to serve with any side dish with rice or potato dishes.