In my fridge: Nadia Lim
In the Kitchen
'Nude food' advocate Nadia Lim has gone from strength to strength since she won Masterchef in 2011. Lim's book, Nadia's Kitchen, celebrates the joys of seasonal eating - and the former dietician walks the talk at home too, as her the contents of her fridge show.
WHAT FIVE THINGS ARE ALWAYS IN YOUR FRIDGE?
1. A range of dairy products - crème fraiche, mascarpone, Greek yoghurt etc.
2. Cold smoked salmon - for brunch on the weekends.
3. My homemade herb oil - fresh, zesty and oh-so versatile.
4. My homemade kasundi (a spiced tomato chutney, useful for jazzing up all meat dishes).
DO YOU HAVE A STANDBY, NEVER-FAIL RECIPE THAT USES ALL OR SOME OF THESE INGREDIENTS?
If I want a nourishing delicious meal in under 10 minutes, I turn to crushed potato with wilted spinach, topped with a poached egg, smoked salmon and a herb mayonnaise (my herb oil mixed with mayo) - so yes, it does use most of the stand-by fridge ingredients
WHAT'S THE MOST EXOTIC THING IN YOUR FRIDGE?
Mint, feta and dill yoghurt dip - a new recipe of mine. I'm addicted to this stuff at the moment, I find an excuse to put it on anything!
WHAT DO YOU NEVER STORE IN THE FRIDGE?
Eggs and tomatoes.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF FINDING IN YOUR FRIDGE?
A secret passage back to the hawker food stalls of Malaysia - I lived there for several years and miss the food terribly!
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