Recipes

Sushi Recipe - Uramaki Chicken Teriyaki with Avocado

Sushi Recipes by Gosto Lagos: Uramaki Chicken Teriyaki with Avocado, Uramaki Spicy Salmon, Futomaki with Shiitake

Preparation instructions for sushi rice:

  • Wash 250gr of sushi rice thoroughly for 2-3 minutes until water becomes clear, and drain for at least 30 minutes. 250gr of dry rice should be enough for 4 rolls of futomaki or 5 rolls of uramaki, with 6-8 sushi pieces per roll.
  • Mix 4 tablespoons of mirin (rice vinegar), 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt in a small pan. Bring the mix to a boil until salt and sugar are dissolved, and set the pan with the mirin dressing aside.
  • Put the drained rice in a large pan with 300ml water (250gr of rice multiplied by 1.2). Put the pan on high heat, stir the rice until the water starts boiling, and let it boil for 2 more minutes. Then, lower the heat to the minimum and cover the pan with a lid. Stop stirring and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Switch off fire and let the rice stay in the pan for 15 minutes with a lid closed. Then, remove the lid and let the rice infuse for another 10 minutes.
  • Put the rice in a large bowl. Add the mirin dressing and mix well with a wooden spoon. A metal spoon will damage the rice and might react with the mirin. The rice is ready now.

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Recipe of Japanese Miso Ramen Soup by Gosto Lagos

Recipe of Japanese Miso Ramen Soup by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients for 5-6 servings:

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 tablespoons roasted white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 250gr minced chicken (or minced pork)
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons miso
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 200gr ramen noodles
  • Toppings: watercress, sweet corn, alpha alpha cress, chopped scallion, quail eggs cut in halves, a shredded sheet of nori, clamshell or oyster mushrooms

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Tuna Tataki with Mango and Ponzu Sauce

Recipe of Tuna Tataki with Mango and Ponzu Sauce by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients for 6-7 servings:

  • 500gr sashimi-grade tuna, at least 3-4 cm thick
  • 1 mango
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 bag of watercress
  • 4-5 basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons high smoke point vegetable oil

For the Ponzu sauce:

  • 1/8 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup citrus juice (a mix of 6 tablespoons orange juice and 2 tablespoons lemon juice)
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon mirin or 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 teaspoon dashi powder or 1/8 cup dried bonito flakes
  • 2 tablespoons wakame seaweed, soaked in 1/4 cup of hot water

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Thai Pumpkin Shrimp Soup

Recipe of Thai Pumpkin Shrimp Soup by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients for 4-6 servings:

  • 1/3 cup of self made red curry paste: 2-3 red chili peppers, a 2cm piece of galangal or ginger, 2 shallots, 4-5 gloves of garlic, 1 teaspoon of shrimp paste, 3 stalks of lemongrass, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 400gr chicken for 1 liter of chicken stock
  • 3-4 kafir leaves
  • 1kg butternut pumpkin, or a mixture of regular and butternut pumpkin
  • 2-3 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice or lemon juice
  • 800gr shrimps
  • 200gr clamshell or oyster mushrooms
  • Garnishes: finely chopped green onion, red chili pepper, cilantro, basil, watercress

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Beef with Broccolini Korean Style

Recipe of Beef with Broccolini Korean Style by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients:

For the beef

  • 500g Bife da Vazia (sirloin) for 3-4 persons
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine (you can substitute it by rice wine or dry sherry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch

For the sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine (or rice wine/dry sherry)
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For stir-frying

  • 500g broccolini or regular broccoli
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 very thin slices of ginger
  • 4-5 tablespoons high smoke point cooking oil (e.g. rice, light olive or sunflower oil)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds

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Bacalhau com Grão

Recipe of Bacalhau com Grão (Codfish Salad with Chickpeas) by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients:

  • Fresh codfish or re-hydrated bacalhau (dry codfish) – 250g
  • Cherry tomatoes – 100g
  • Large red onion – 1
  • Garlic – 5-6 gloves
  • Cooked chickpeas – 1 cup
  • Celantro – 1/4 cup
  • Lemon – 1
  • Cumin – 1 tablespoon
  • Sweet paprika powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil – 1/8 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Roll de Beringela

Recipe of Eggplant Rolls with Ricotta, Walnuts and Cilantro (Roll de Beringela) by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients:

  • Medium eggplant – 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil – 3-4 tablespoons
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ricotta cheese (or the Portuguese requeijão) – 100 gr, at room temperature
  • Raw walnuts – 3 tablespoons plus more for garnish
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Cilantro – 1/4 cup, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper – to taste

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Asian cooking class by Gosto Lagos

Recipe of Vietnamese Clear Tapioca Dumplings (Bánh Bột Lọc) by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 1 bag (400g) tapioca flour (often called starch)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 and 1/4 cups boiling water (250ml)

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 200 g shrimps, deveined and diced
  • 200 g pork belly, diced
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

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Khao Poon Soup comes from Laos and combines exquisite flavours of kaffir, lemon grass and galangal

Recipe of Khao Poon Soup (Lao Laksa) by Gosto Lagos

Ingredients (for 10-12 servings):

  • 12 cups cold water
  • 1 whole organic chicken
  • 1 or 2 cup bamboo shoots
  • 1 red bell pepper, skinned off and chopped
  • 1/2 cup garlic
  • 1/2 or 1 tablespoon Red curry paste, depending on your taste preferences (1/2 is less spicy than 1 spoon)
  • 1/2 or 1 tablespoon Namya curry paste (if you don’t have it, replace the paste by adding 1 stalk of lemongrass, chopped in pieces, 2 kaffir lime leaves, and 3 slices of galangal in step 1)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 cabbage leaves (optional)
  • 1 bag of rice noodles
  • Fish sauce

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