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Thai Yellow Fish Curry with Lemongrass, Chilli and Tomato

Thai Yellow Fish Curry with Lemongrass, Chilli and Tomato

Servings 4Ready In: 15 minsGood For: Lunch or Dinner Ingredients 600g white fish fillets-bones removed 30ml peanut oil 2 spring onion- chopped thinly 4 cloves garlic- sliced thinly 2 sticks lemon grass 10 cherry tomatoes- cut into 1/4s 2tsp tomato puree 2 sticks thyme...

Fish Gumbo with Bacon and Sweetcorn

Fish Gumbo with Bacon and Sweetcorn

Servings 4-5Ready In: 30min           Good For: Lunch, dinner or gatheringIngredients 600g white fish fillets- I use snapper 2 lrg white onions- diced 80g diced streaky bacon 3cloves garlic-crushed 80g sweetcorn kernals 100g tomatoes- cut into dice 10 green olives-...

Sweet Pastry

Sweet Pastry

Makes 950g (suitable for 2 lrg tarts)Ready In: 10minsGood For: Tarts, pies, flans, petit foursIngredients 450g flour (not premium or strong) 300g cold butter 160g icing sugar- sifted 1egg- beaten pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 I find using a blender or...

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Makes 10Ready In: 10minsGood To: Have ready in the fridge or freezer for multiple preparations  Ingredients 800g dark chocolate 800g cream 30g butter lrg pinch salt Step by Step Instructions Step 1 It goes without saying that the better the chocolate (you use)...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sweetcorn, Spinach & Tomato

Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Sweetcorn, Spinach & Tomato

Servings 3Ready In: 40minsGood For: Lunch or DinnerIngredients 650g chicken thigh (on the bone) 1/2 tsp garlic salt 1 tsp paprika pinch mixed spice pinch dried chilli 300ml buttermilk 150g corn flour Vegetable oil for frying 1 onion-sliced 1 clove garlic-sliced pinch...

Macaroni Bites

Macaroni Bites

Makes 25 piecesReady In: 30minsGood For: Lunch, Dinner or Party FoodIngredients 300g dried macaroni pasta 75g butter 95g flour 1/2 onion-finely chopped 2 cloves garlic-minced 720ml warm milk 140g grated cheese few drops tabasco few drops Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp...

Grilled & Crumbed Spiced Halloumi with Tomato Salsa

Grilled & Crumbed Spiced Halloumi with Tomato Salsa

Servings 4Ready In: 30mins Good For: Lunch, Dinner or Party FoodIngredients 200g halloumi cheese 2tsp canola oil 1 1/2 tsp curry powder 1 egg 40ml milk 80g dried breadcrumbs 50g seasoned flour 3 tomatoes 2tblsp olive oil 1 spring onion-thinly sliced 3tblsp tomato...

Austrian ‘Reisfleisch’ – Rice and Beans with Pork Belly

Austrian ‘Reisfleisch’ – Rice and Beans with Pork Belly

Servings 4Ready In: 30mins (with pressure cooker) OR 1hr 10minsGood For: Lunch or DinnerIngredients 450g pork belly slices- with bone 300g onions-sliced 100g chick peas 2tsp tomato paste 1/2 tsp caraway seeds 1/2 tsp allspice 3 cloves 1 stick rosemary 1 1/2 tsp smoked...

Massaman Curry

Massaman Curry

Servings 6Ready In: 1hour 30minsGood For: Lunch or DinnerIngredients 1.2kg beef or lamb (on the bone) 1 shallot 5 cloves garlic 3cm piece fresh ginger 100ml water 1 red chilli 3 whole cloves 1/2 tsp cumin seed pinch nutmeg 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 4 cardamom pods 1/4...

Butter Paneer, Sweetcorn, Coconut and Spinach Curry

Butter Paneer, Sweetcorn, Coconut and Spinach Curry

Servings 4Ready In: 45minsGood For: Lunch, dinner, vegetarian optionIngredients 250g paneer-cut into dice 3tsp vegetable oil 1/2 onion-sliced 1/4tsp fennel seeds 3 cardamom pods 2 sticks celery-finely chopped 3 cloves-whole 1tsp mustard seed 3 cloves garlic-sliced...

Chickpea Tagine

Chickpea Tagine

Servings 6Ready In: 50minsGood For: Lunch or Dinner, vegetarian optionIngredients 400g tin chickpeas 1onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic 30ml olive oil 1 sweetcorn on cob (or tinned) 70g cauliflower florets 1 carrot-diced 20g parsley-chopped 150g kumara-diced 50g spinach...

Corn Bread with Bacon, Capsicum and Spring Onion

Corn Bread with Bacon, Capsicum and Spring Onion

Makes 3 small loaves  Ready In: 1hour 10minsGood For: Lunch,Dinner or PicnicIngredients 290g self raising flour 150g sweetcorn kernels 1 lrg onion-finely chopped 1/2 capsicum-finely chopped 1 small chilli- finely chopped 70g streaky bacon-chopped 1tsp coriander...

Succotash

Succotash

Servings 6Ready In: 12 minsGood For: Salads, as relish or a fillingIngredients 1 lrg corn on the cob 1 small chilli- chopped 1 tomato-chopped 1/2 capsicum-chopped into small dice 1/2 tsp mustard seed 2 spring onion-sliced 30ml olive oil 30g butter 100g cooked chick...

Moroccan Spiced Potatoes

Moroccan Spiced Potatoes

Servings 3Ready In: 35 minsGood For: Side or ideal for BBQIngredients 3 lrg floury potatoes (not waxy variety) 2 cloves garlic- crushed 1/2 onion-chopped 2tsp tomato puree 1/2 tsp Moroccan spice 1/2 tsp paprika 35g butter 20ml olive oil 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black...

Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage, Peas and Pecorino Cheese

Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage, Peas and Pecorino Cheese

Servings 4Ready In: 30minsGood For: Lunch or DinnerIngredients 550g dry penne pasta (or use another type) 3 Italian sausages (pork and fennel flavour) 1 onion-very finely chopped 2 cloves garlic 350g frozen baby peas 40ml olive oil 1 tsp sugar 1/2tsp salt 30g butter...

Spinach, Paneer and Mushroom Strudel

Spinach, Paneer and Mushroom Strudel

Servings 8Ready In: 1hour 20minsGood For: Lunch or Dinner or Vegetarian DishIngredients 200g strong flour- sifted 1 egg-beaten 30ml canola oil 4g salt 70-90ml cold water PLUS oil and water when stretching dough 1 lrg kumara- 1cm dice 1 onion- small dice 1...

Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta

Makes 900gReady In: 5minsGood For: Any pasta dishIngredients 500g strong flour or tipo '00' flour 120g fine semolina 4 eggs- beaten 30ml olive oil 50ml cold water 8g salt flour for rolling Step by Step Instructions Step 1 It's essential to use strong flour when making...

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Makes 1 litreReady In: 30minsGood For: Pasta, vegetables, basesIngredients 1 shallot or onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic 90g butter 90g flour 1.1lit milk 1/2 tsp English mustard 100g cheese-grated salt and pepper to taste Step by Step Instructions Step 1 Heat a medium...

Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

Makes 1 litreReady In: 30- 45minsGood For: Pasta, rice, base for braise dishIngredients 2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes 1 onion-chopped 1 celery-chopped 3 cloves garlic-chopped 60ml olive oil 2tsp tomato paste 1tsp paprika 2tsp brown sugar 3tsp vinegar 1/2 fresh...

Baked Vegetable Lasagne

Baked Vegetable Lasagne

Servings 10Ready In: 1hour 30minsGood For: Lunch or DinnerIngredients 1 recipe mornay sauce- see recipes 1 recipe tomato sauce-see recipes 2 zucchini- sliced into 1/2 cm 1 lrg kumara- sliced into 1cm pieces 2 carrots-sliced into 1/2 cm pieces 2 tomatoes-sliced 3 cups...