Hummus

This is a Middle Eastern specialty I made the other day. It is deceptively simple to make, but oh so good. Hummus is basically just a spiced up chickpea puree. As a basis, I used
this recipe i found on a forum, allegedly by Jamie Oliver, though I haven’t seen the original, but added some cayenne pepper and a bit more tahini:

350g chickpeas, soaked overnight
1 small dried red chilli
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds or ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
extra virgin olive oil, about 4 tablespoons
lemon juice to taste
sea salt, pepper

The steps to make hummus are as follows: Continue reading Hummus

First Blood (a.k.a. Chinese Duck Rolls)

This recipe is a good way to introduce you to my cooking. It quite well represents the way I often get inspiration. I usually see something online, on TV or read it in a book or magazine and want to try it myself. More often than not I make slight changes to the recipes – often due to the ingredients I have available – but only if I think it will work well. Continue reading First Blood (a.k.a. Chinese Duck Rolls)