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Oysters Three Ways

Oysters Three Ways is our go-to for a quick 5 minute party starter – Kilpatrick, Ponzu with Lemon Thyme and Soy with Ginger. Entertaining done, and just in time for Christmas!

Oysters Three Ways - These are our go to 5 minute party starters - Kilpatrick, Ponzu with Lemon Thyme and Soy with Ginger. Entertaining done. | wandercooks.com

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s three days til Christmas already…🎄 But it’s actually perfect timing, since today we’re sharing our Oysters Three Ways!

Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, my parents have celebrated Christmas with a seafood and sparkling wine brunch, which is just what you need before a massive roast feast.

(P.S. If you’re looking for Christmas deliciousness, check out our list of Edible Christmas Presents!)

Alongside Wanderdad’s beloved king prawns mum would serve up her piece de resistance – smoky Oysters Kilpatrick straight from the oven. The smell of that heady mix of Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce and bacon always evokes those special mornings; torn wrapping paper strewn around the room, laugher and cheers and fun.

Since then our wandering adventures have led us experiment with the humble oyster, so today without further ado, let us present three of our favourite oyster recipes from our trip!

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Bulgarian Shopska Salad

Only three ingredients stand between you and this super refreshing Bulgarian Shopska Salad: Tomato, cucumber and Bulgarian feta. Are you ready for the easiest, coolest, tastiest three ingredient salad in the world? 

Bulgarian Shopska Salad - Only 3 ingredients stand between you and this super refreshing Bulgarian Shopska Salad. Bring it on! Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Bulgarian Shopska Salad SAVED OUR LIVES last summer…

Okay, maybe not literally. That’s a bit dramatic.

But pretty darn close.

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Sara & Khlood’s Koshary Egyptian Lentil Pasta Rice

Koshary is a super satisfying Egyptian lentil, pasta and rice street food dish that’s ready and waiting to feed your soul. Bursting with Middle Eastern spices, it’s an aromatic meal that you’ll want to devour every day of the week. 

Koshary Egyptian Lentil Pasta Rice - The satisfying street food that feeds your soul. Bursting with middle eastern spices, it's an aromatic meal that you'll want every day of the week. Vegetarian. | wandercooks.com

Hey guys, today we’re sharing a spicy little recipe widely considered to be the national dish of Egypt… so you can probably imagine our surprise when we discovered it in Japan. :O

Big thanks to the lovely Sara and Khlood, two incredible ladies from Cairo who were on a mission to study medicine in Osaka, for showing us this recipe.

Once they discovered our love for world food and new and exciting cuisines, they took some time out from their study to show us how to make their mothers’ favourite recipe for Koshary, aka Egyptian Lentil Rice Pasta.

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Super Simple Saturday: French Zucchini Salad (Salade de Courgettes)

French Zucchini Salad (Salade de Courgettes) is a light, fresh and summery salad that makes for the perfect side dish.  Ribbons of zucchini meet with fresh mint, garlic and natural yoghurt  in this super simple 5 minute recipe.

French Zucchini Salad (Salade de Courgette) - A light and fresh recipe, perfect for a summer's afternoon. Ready in 5 minutes, it's side dish perfectly matched to a heavy meal. Vegetarian | wandercooks.com

Do you ever come across those recipes that just make you feel good?

Those that bring back memories of good times?

Of breathing in fresh country air, enjoying the warmth of the setting sun, of indulging in good food and good wine with new friends?

That is just what this quick and simple salad does for us.

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Laotian Chicken Salad (Lao Larb Gai)

Laotian Chicken Salad (Lao Larb Gai) is a satisfyingly spicy dish for lunch, dinner, or even as a side dish. With its fragrant blend of herbs and spices, Larb has the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Not to mention it’s a light and healthy way cool off on a hot summer’s day.

Laotian Chicken Salad (Lao Larb Gai) - A fresh, zesty salad filled with all that good South East Asian flavour! A simple recipe you can whip up in minutes.| wandercooks.com

Despite its not-so-attractive-sounding name, Larb would have to be our most favourite salad from Southeast Asia. We had our first taste in Chiang Mai (Thailand) then later on a very similar version in the remote countryside of Laos.

In fact, it was in Laos’ sleepy northern village of Nong Khiaw, on the Nam Ou River, that we came across our favourite edition of this dish.

What I remember most about this little town is its massive bridge linking the village on both sides of the river…

… and the specific and oh-so-slightly embarrassing reason why we were 1000% grateful to be eating a salad full of bright, fresh, and HAPPY flavours that quiet, foggy day. 

Oh yeah. It had been quite a morning.

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