Monday, August 20, 2007

Tofu fritters with sweet chilli sauce

Cooking time: Less than 30 minutes

Ingredients; vegetable oil, for deep-frying
 8 iceberg lettuce leaves
 1 large (180g) carrot, sliced thinly
 1 Lebanese (130g) cucumber, sliced thinly
 2/3 cup (160ml) sweet chilli sauce

Tofu fritters
 250g firm tofu, chopped
 250g cooked rice (I used Basmati as that was what I had) 
1 egg
 2tsp ginger, 
1 1/2 teaspoons sambal oelek (bottled chopped chilli)
 2 cloves garlic, crushed
 2 green onions (green shallots), chopped 
½ cup firmly packed fresh basil leaves, 
salt and freshly ground black pepper


For the tofu fritters, process the fritter ingredients until just combined.
Heat the oil in a large saucepan or wok. Shape heaped tablespoons of the fritter mixture in ovals or rounds. Deep-fry them, in batches, in the hot oil until browned lightly. Drain on absorbent paper.

Serve the fritters immediately with whole lettuce leaves, carrot, cucumber and sweet chilli sauce.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Dinner in the sky

For those of you looking for an alternative to the local fish and chips or chinese take away, this restaurant might be just what you are looking for!!!

Here is what YouTube had to say about Dinner in the Sky

For a newspaper review check here.

Of course the airfare to Europe might put you off!!