Fair enough. So this week I stood back and threw together ... er, a complete fabrication.
To begin I arrange some chicken thigh fillets in a dish. Then I cracked open a tin of evaporated milk. I poured the milk into a nice glass jug and took a few photographs in the late afternoon sun (note: this step is optional)
Next I tipped the milk into a food processor and threw in a bit of garlic, a couple of chillis and chunk of peeled ginger. This was followed by a big slurp of fish sauce and a sprinkling of lime leaves. Finally I flicked the switch and blended the lot together, then pour the resulting
Finally I drained the chicken a little before barbequeing the pieces until golden and cooked (pictured, top).
I served it to the family with rice and vegetables - it was very tasty. No, really it was. Even the small people of the household devoured it. And I'd absolutely never make that bit up ....