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Top Tips For Healthy Asian Cooking At The Smart School of Cookery

Asian inspired food is probably what I cook the most at home as it’s quick and bursting with fresh flavours. So I was keen to attend a healthy Asian cookery demonstration hosted by LV= at The Smart School of Cookery in St Katherine’s Dock.

I’m quite handy in the kitchen but I love that there’s ALWAYS new things to be learnt. Stu, our instructor and chef for the night was a mine of information and shared some great tips.

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I love a room full of people photographing food. It’s great not to be the only weirdo in the room 🙂 It was also fab to meet and chat with a few fellow foodies including MelSaraVictoria and Amanda

Here are the 5 best tips I picked up and will be putting to the test:

  • Freeze fresh chillis and ginger then grate directly into whatever you’re cooking. This keeps all the essential oils in meaning more flavour and less likelihood of red eyes
  • To avoid watering eyes, when cutting onions, breathe through your mouth not your nose
  • Oil food not the pan. It uses less oil that you don’t really need anyway
  • You can cook pudding rice in the oven and serve with savoury meals
  • When pan frying small items, place them in the pan clockwise. By the time you’re back at 12 it’s time to turn the items round in order

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And finally this genius lemon juice spray. Stick it on top of your lemon and spray away!

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Here’s what Stu cooked up for us on the night:

  • Prawns/courgettes on lime and chilli cured courgette – loved the zing of the cured courgette
  • Noodles in vegetable broth with crostini – could have done with a little more kick for my tastes
  • Thai chickpea curry – another delicious dish I’ll be cooking up myself
Dinner is served

Dinner is served

I’ll be recreating my favourite dishes and will share in a forthcoming post.
Bon appétit!
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2 thoughts on “Top Tips For Healthy Asian Cooking At The Smart School of Cookery

  1. Thanks for the mention, lovely! I have bought a couple of lemon sprays. My little ones walk around with them spraying lemon juice into their mouths. Better than sweets!

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