You don’t really need an occasion to enjoy seductive foods and dishes but since it’s almost Valentine’s Day and you might be planning to cook a little something special for your loved one, I’ve put together a few sultry ideas.
Recipe: Paleo Peking duck pancakes
Peking duck pancakes is one of my favourite foods however until I started working on this recipe I haven’t had them for almost two years. I used to eat them in Sydney’s Chinatown with friends at least once a fortnight but I’ve cut down on that since I avoid gluten and processed foods. However, I’ve really missed the combination of pungent, sweet and salty hoisin with moist crispy duck and fresh onion and chilli so I decided to make up my own, homemade and natural hoisin sauce, my own duck and my own pancakes.
Recipe: Homemade paleo hoisin sauce
Hoisin sauce is essentially a Chinese barbecue sauce. It’s thick, dark, sweet and salty and is used as a glaze on meats, especially pork ribs, chicken wings and duck; in stir-fries and as a condiment to Chinese duck pancakes. Commercially available hoisin sauce is often loaded with colouring, preservatives and wheat or rice as a thickening starch. This version is a natural, paleo friendly version that is a little bit lighter in colour but even more flavourful than the traditional hoisin.
Recipe: Paleo cheese sauce
Let’s get one thing straight – non dairy cheese sauces will NEVER taste as good as the real cheese sauces. Nor will they have the same stringy, gooey consistency. BUT you can still make a pretty creamy and damn delicious white sauce that is similar in texture and savouriness to that made from cheese.