Stew, Thai

Lime and coconut curry with tofu and vegetables

A coconut curry flavored with chilli and lemongrass is very good! Here comes a version inspired by a recipe from “The Meat Free Monday Cookbook”.

Serves 7

500 g firm tofu, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, cut into sticks
1 eggplant, cut into smaller pieces
1 bell pepper, chopped
125 g baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
250 g champignons, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 lemon grass stalk, finely chopped
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp soy
1.5 tsp herb salt
2 tsp turmeric
1 handful bunch of coriander, chopped
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until it gets golden brown. Put it aside. Fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Add zucchini, eggplant, baby corn and champignons and fry for 4-5 min. Add garlic, chilli, ginger and lime grass and fry for another minute. Stir in tofu, bell peppers, coconut milk, lime juice, soy, salt and turmeric and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve with brown rice.

Lasagna and gratin, Mediterranean

Eggplant gratin with goat cheese

If you like eggplant and goat cheese, this recipe is a must try! To avoid that the gratin becomes too watery you can salt the eggplant or slightly fry before it is used, but I prefer the more efficient method below:

Serves 5

1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
800 g crushed tomatoes
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
700 g eggplant (about 2-3), sliced lengthwise into about 1/2 cm thick slices
400 g soft goat cheese, sliced
4-5 sprigs of basil, coarsely chopped
Oil for frying

Heat the oven to 200 °C. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Include the garlic the last half-minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper and simmer for about 15 minutes. Place a layer of eggplant slices in an ovenproof dish, followed by a layer of tomato sauce and a layer of goat cheese. Repeat this two more times and gratinate it in the oven for about 35-40 minutes, until it is bubbling and the cheese is browned. Sprinkle the gratin with basil and serve it with rocket salad with olive oil curled over.