Fish parcels with wild rice

I adore wild rice. It has a delicious nutty flavour and a texture that I really enjoy. I try and cook with it as often as I can. This dish is great to serve in individual parcels and almost cooks itself. Any kind of white fish would be wonderful for this dish. 1/2 cup of…

Celebrity Iron Chef makes beef and potato curry

YUM! Curry 1 diced yellow onion Diced beef Diced potato 1 tin of diced tomato Chopped chilli Tomato paste 1/2 cup of stock Curry mix from the Fijian spice market on King Street Newtown. (They have some seriously great spices) This is too easy. Sauté onion in a large frying pan, add spice mix and…

Marinated prawns with sliced cucumber and mango salsa

Marinate prawns in lime, garlic, coriander and chilli for a couple of hours and flash fry. Salsa: Diced mango, coriander, red capsicum, spanish onion and lime juice. Slice cucumbers with a poato peeler and arrange all ingredients on a plate. Simple, fresh and great for warm nights. Enjoy!

Yucatán style prawn tacos

I found the secret to the style of tacos in the Yucatán really focused on the freshness of the ingredients. Imagine scoffing these in a tropical paradise by the sea? So awesome. Green prawns marinated in lime, garlic, chilli and coriander (couple of hours) then flash fried. Salsa made with chopped spanish onion, coriander, red…

Lamb chops with baked eggplant and goats cheese stack

This is a bad photo sorry but I had to share as it was a delightfully naughty and absolutely delicious dish. Celebrity Chef Mediterranean pulled this one off and it was a treat to arrive home and be faced with such exquisite food. The lamb chop was simply fried medium rare. It was a good…

Mexican ceviche salad with crispy tortilla chips

We were supposed to have a dinner guest and bought a mountain of seafood with which to make Mexican treats and wash down with our selection of fine mescals. Sadly they cancelled so we waded through the mountain of seafood over the next few days starting with a typical Mexican ceviche salad served with crispy…

Too easy

Throw BBQ prawns on the que and serve with your favourite salad and a slice of lime. Enjoy

Yellow tail king fish with herb marinade

Another gem from celebrity iron chef seafood. 2 Kingfish fillets 4 Cloves Garlic 3 long fresh Red chilli’s 1 lime Zest Juice of 1 lime 1 cup continental parsley ½ cup oregano leaves Extra Virgin Olive Oil sea salt freshly ground white pepper to taste To make the marinade, simply blend all ingredients together until…

Flourless chocolate rasberry cake

I discovered the most awesome cake in the universe (really) about a year ago and the best thing about it (apart from the taste) is it is flourless, so when I went gluten free it stayed on the menu. Yay! I’ve posted a link to the recipe. Please note that I substituted the cherries for…

Vegetarian – Mexican mushroom and zucchini tacos

I think my favourite taco that I tried in ‘Mexico’s best taqueria’ was a mushroom and zucchini taco. The juicy mushrooms were something else. This recipe made enough for 6 tacos which would feed two. Slice zucchini into thin strips, sprinkle with oregano and olive oil and bake in a pan with one spanish onion…

Marinara stew

This meal was borne out of the need to use up various items in the refridgerator before they went off. I hate to waste food so this is what we ended up with. 1 onion – chopped 1 green capsicum cut into thin rings 2 tomatoes – chopped 300g good marninara mix 1/2 cup of…

Fresh figs stuffed with goats cheese and wrapped in bacon

This is possibly one of the most divine things you could ever put in your mouth, chew, then swallow. Seriously good. Simply make four cuts into the top of the fig, pop in a nice amount of good quality goats cheese, wrap in bacon, drizzle with honey then bake in the oven until bacon is…