Yesterday I hosted a dinner for a few friends that was so easy and quick that I actually had time to concentrate on wine and conversation. Nearly everything I made was recipe free and fusion, either conveniently prepared well in advance or put together almost instantly, making it more creative than previous ventures.
1 - cucumber, lychee and bean sprout salad with a pickled chili dressing
2 - Chinese style braised beef with radish leaves and potatoes
3 - Indian pickled eggplant
4 - tomato, watermelon and mint salad with yogurt and homemade chaat masala
5 - Fried butterfish with lime, shallots, fish sauce, green chili, coriander and Thai basil6- Caramelized sweet and sour bitter melon
Now I just have to work on food presentation and food photography!