Gong Bao Ji Ding

Or The English name, Kung Pao Chicken. Kung Pao Chicken is one of my favourite dishes from China, and when you cook it make a lot, because it is hard to stop eating;)

It’s a Sichuan dish. The name comes from Ding Baozhen that was called Kung Pao. He used to serve this dish, and people started to call the dish after him.

Ingredients;

900 grams (2 pounds) of chicken breasts, or legs. Cut into small cubes.

2,2 dl (1 cup) of fried peanuts

4 spring onions, the white part. Cut it into small bits.

8 dried chilli peppers ( or as many as you want, it’s according to your taste.

Cooking oil

2 teaspoons Sichuan pepper

A pinch of salt

!!!If you are using Sichuan peppercorn powder, add it along with the deep-fried peanuts.

When frying the Sichuan peppercorn, use low heat and be patient. Over-fried Sichuan peppercorn brings a bitter taste!! Ok?!?

Marinating

a small pinch of salt

4 tsp. dark soy sauce (for coloring)

2 tbsp. Rice wine

4 tsp. cornstarch

The Mixed Sauce

1tablespoon dark soy sauce

2 tablespoons of light soy sauce

a small pinch of salt (around 1/2 tsp.)

5 centimetres (2 inch) of grated ginger

2 tablespoons chopped green onion

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

4 tsp.cornstarch

2 tablespoon vinegar

4 tablespoons water

3-4 teaspoons of sugar

Cut the chicken into little square bits. Transfer the chicken to a large bowl and marine it with salt, soy sauce, cooking wine and cornstarch.  

Cut the spring onion into thin slices, and slice the ginger and garlic.

Heat up the oil in the wok until hot, add the chicken cubes. Fry until all of the chicken cubes begin to change color.

Transfer the chicken cubes to a plate for a while. Add Sichuan peppercorn and dried chili pepper, and fry until aromatic. Add the garlic, ginger and half of the scallions. Quickly fry to mix well.

Add the chicken again.

Stir the sauce, and then pour it in and mix with the chicken in the wok.

Fry until the sauce is well coated. Mix with the remaining leek onion white sections and fried peanuts. Finished!

Serve with rice.

I used Chili flakes in this one. Because my daughter doesn’t think it’s spicy then;)

Shanti

Real Indian food in Stockholm?!?

Yes, Shanti has some locations. But my favourite is Shanti Classic. The chef is great, and so is the food. When you are eating Indian food, then you should order some different dishes to share. (According to the Indian way, and mine;)

There is some musts at this restaurant. The Palak Paneer is made by the chefs and it is so good! It is a indian cheese in sauce. Served with veggies and rice.

And of course some tandoori chicken or a Korma. And… Well the list is long, just order a bunch of food!

And have a beer with it.

Enjoy!

Sauces and rice. The key to the Indian food.

Shanti Classic

Katarina Bangata 58, Stockholm, Sweden

https://shanti.se

Restaurant China

Is a real chinese restaurant in Stockholm. After 7 years in China, I like to get some good chinese food every now and then. And I’m really happy when I don’t have to cook it myself.

At China they even have a Beijing duck owen, I haven’t tried it jet, but everyone that has say’s that it is great. But what I do know is that they have a superb false Beijing duck. What is that you might think, it is shredded pork with spring onions and bean sauce. It reminds you of Beijing duck, and the same sauce is used. And you eat it with bread. The story goes that a grand father couldn’t afford to cook Beijing duck for his son, so he made it with pork instead. And when the grandson grew up to become a chef he was served the real stuff and then got the story behind it from his grand father.

They serve food from different parts of China, and it’s all really good!

I can totally recommend this place!

Adress; RingvÀgen 110, Stockholm

Phone +46 8 668 8771

Mail info@restaurantchina.se

Xochimex Cantina

A nice cantina close to our hotel by Miami Airport. And it’s a tradition going here for some really good Mexican food our last night in Florida. After my shopping;)

They make the bread on site for each order, and I just love watching them while they are doing it!

So they have all sorts of different food there. But I love their Quesadilla with chicken, guacamole, chipotle etc..

And you gotta have a Jarritos to drink;)

Xochimex

16171 NW 57th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida

Yellow beet root with brown butter and stored Parmigiano-Reggiano

You need:

4 yellow beet roots

2 cups of hazelnuts without shell

A piece of parmesan cheese stored

300 grams of butter

Salt and black pepper

Olive oil

4 leaf mangold

For this recipe you can add some fresh truffles at the end (if you want)

Do like this:

Boil the beet roots in salted water until soft. Then rinse them in cold water and carefully peel off the skin with your hands. Then divide them into large pieces.

Rinse the mangold leaves and divide in the middle, put on paper towels and allow to drain.

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and place the hazelnuts in an ovenproof form. Roast the nuts for about 4–6 minutes until they have a golden brown surface. Then let them cool and then chop them into smaller pieces.

Put the butter in a saucepan but save a tablespoon. Boil the butter and stir occasionally with a whisk. Remove the butter from the heat when it starts to get a golden brown color.

Heat a frying pan with a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the carrots and bake them for a few minutes until they are colored. Then put in the mangold leaves and a tablespoon of butter. Stir and fry until the leaves begin to soften. Salt and pepper. Remove the frying pan from the heat.

Place the carrots and mangold on a plate, stir in the browned butter and pour it over the beet roots and the mangold. Top with the roasted hazelnuts and grate generously with parmesan cheese.

Serve and enjoy!

This recipe was created by Isabella Morrone!! And the pic was taken by Danger Österlin. I cooked the food but then I lost all these pictures on the computer somehow;( I had some  Valpolicella Superiore to the food. Just like I was recommended. And it was a perfect pairing!

Real american feast at Ohana J’s in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The place has good service, is clean and are serving good sized portions of American food. The Quesadillas are really good!! I can totally recommend this place if you are up for this type of food. The only downer was their cocktails. They were not nice.

Quesadilla, coconut shrimps, and potato skins. We had them as a starter.

Ohana means family in Hawaiian. And the place is family owned by the Osgood family.

Phone321-613-3828

First Flight

This is where Pan Am had their first office, and where the first ticket were bought for the first flight with Pan Am. A trip between Key West and Havana, Cuba the 28th of October 1928.

A Sikorsky sea plane

The restaurant is serving good American crossover food in a very nice lush courtyard. (You can also sit indoors)

A big plus is that the restaurant isn’t crazy crowded like many other places at Duval Street.

The food, we had a Steak Quesadilla, hamburger and Chicken Tenders. And it was all nice and tasty. And it was not over priced.

The staff is very helpful and observant! A big applaud to them!

And if you like beer, they are having their own micro brewery on site. They have both IPA and Ale.

I had their famous Key West Margarita with sauza tequila, Key lime liqueur, triple sec and lime juice. Loved it!

I recommend you to book a table! But if you are early then it’s probably not a problem!

305-293-8484
301 Whitehead St
Key West, FL 33040