Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cookbook Countdown #2 ~ RK Seafood Paella Nests

Welcome to Cookbook Countdown! 
 I'm co-hosting Cookbook Countdown together with Joyce of Kitchen Flavours. If you are like us, who love to collect cookbooks and have an overcrowding bookshelf (or bookshelves!), yet most of the books have not been used at all, now is the time to change that. Join us at Cookbook Countdown
For Cookbook Countdown #2 ~ instead of featuring one cookbook.....
I choose Rachel Khoo as the featured cook!
and will be cooking randomly from any of her books seen below!
(great idea, oui?)
my collection of  Rachel Khoo's cookbooks:
from Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook
Seafood Paella Nests ~ pgs 84-85
I omitted the clams and mussels but used salmon and large prawns
did not have broccoli but used cauliflower
added green chili, carrots and baby portobello mushrooms, chinese parsley
saffron threads, white wine and vegetable (not fish) stock
'mee suah' in place of rice vermicelli noodles, deep fried not baked
the rest as per recipe!

That bowl above, hubby cleaned it!
 "I'm linking this post with Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray".

See Cookbook Countdown #1 >HERE<


  1. Hi Emily,

    Cookbook Countdown is a great cooking event and thanks to you and Joyce for hosting it.

    So sorry that I have managed to join you gals so late... I was busy with CNY cooking and baking lately. Will join you gals more when I'm reviewing cookbooks in the near future :)

    Yummy paella!!! Very generous with the ho liew... LOL!


  2. February is a good month to start, thanks for joining up Zoe!

    And frying the mee suah was so quick and easy too!

  3. The problem with cookbook countdown is that I'm discovering cookbooks I want to add to my collection! I have nothing by Rachel Khoo but I'm so enjoying the diversity and deliciousness of the dishes you've made, I'm tempted to add one.

  4. Zosia, That's our problem, non stop buying cookbooks! I just ordered four (only three are mine!) and two arrived! Rachel Khoo's Kitchen Notebook will be a really good addition to your bookshelf!

    1. Thank you for the recommendation Emily, I'll take a look at that one.

  5. Hi Emily,
    Mee suah is one one of my favourite noodle. A delicious idea to replace the rice vermicelli noodles. Looks delicious, no wonder hubby clean the plate! Like Zoe says, ho liew!!

  6. Yes Joyce, the mee suah was a good substitute for the rice vermicelli. My mother just gave me a huge box of mee suah for CNY!

  7. Now this is something I can find the ingredients for. Paella is a wonderful way to use up veggies and seafood.