Category: XiaoCooks

Leg of Lamb Roast

With Easter coming up this weekend, this Leg of Lamb Roast makes a perfect centrepiece for a family meal. It’s amazing how easy the recipe is and how beautiful the lamb turns out with the help of a meat thermometer, which was by far my best kitchen gadget investment of 2014. If you’re looking for

Lobster Rolls

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Saturday this year, most restaurants were offering set menus and reservations were booked weeks in advance. The Fiance and I decided to skip the craziness of the day itself and have a nice dinner in (we did go out on the Friday instead). We picked up a couple of

Red Braised Pork Belly

Hong Shao Rou, or Red Braised Meat is one of my favourite Chinese dishes. My mom makes an amazing version and the recipe works with any protein from chicken wings to pork belly. The Fiance and I have been hounding my mom for her recipe but like most moms, she wings it and doesn’t measure

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese was another dish we served at New Year’s Eve and it was a hit. We updated the classic comfort dish by adding in fresh lobster and topping with panko crumbs. This dish also freezes and reheats well, perfect for lunches during the work week. The recipe is a little intensive and

Mussels with Italian Sausage and White Wine

This year, The Fiance and I rang in the new year with 5 friends after cooking and devouring a delicious meal. We’re still still learning how to be good hosts, how much wine to provide and how often to fan the smoke alarm. Timing all the components to be ready at the same time in