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Recipes

Easy beef stir fry

Trim steak of fat and then cut into small slices, against the grain. Place steak into small bowl and then mix in Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil. Stir well to combine Cover with clingwrap and then leave in the fridge for at least one hour to marinate Heat up a wok or...

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Salmon Stuffed fried zucchini flowers

Clean out the zucchini flowers with a paint brush and remove the stamen. On a food processor blend the salmon with the cream, egg yolk, thickened cream, ricotta, capers and seasoning. Pipe or spoon the mixture into flowers and twist the tops. For the butter combine the egg with the water and...

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Raisin, pepper and amaretto chocolate cake

With a combination like this, it makes a perfect gift or special occasion cake. Preheat the oven 170ºC and prepare a 22cm round cake tin. Soak the raisins in hot water for 30 minutes until plump, drain and set aside. Bear the butter with the sugar, salt and pepper until creamy and pale,...

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Lemon and olive oil cake

Preheat the oven to 180ºC Beat the eggs and the sugar until creamy, add in the oil and continue to beat until pale and thickened. Add in the milk and the lemon zest and then stir trough the flour. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 24cm spring form tin and bake for 40 minutes until a...

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Pasta Aglio Olio e pepperoncino

Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until aldente and drain reserving a small amount of the pasta water. Heat the oil in a large pot over a moderate temperature and add in the garlic and chili. Warm the garlic and chili in the oil without browning or adding too much colour but...

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Pasta with eggplant and prosciutto presto

Peel the eggplants and dice into cubes, steam for 20 minutes and set aside to drain for 10-15 minutes until all water has been drained. Heat the olive oil in a large fry pan and add the eggplant. Fry for the 10 minutes and add the garlic, prosciutto and the finely chopped chili. Using the back...

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Asian tuna with sweet and sour sauce

Place the slices of tuna into a bowl and cover with the oil and season with salt and pepper. In a food processor, combine the garlic with the ginger, chilies, shallots, turmeric and almonds and blend until combined. Combine the ingredients for the sauce leaving the curry leaves and the cherry...

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Fig, balsamic and polenta cake

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease a 24cm cake tin and line the base with baking paper. Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla bean seeds with hand held electric beaters until creamy. Then add the oil and balsamic glaze and beat for another few minutes. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, polenta and...

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Risoni minestrone with beef and vegetables

Heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan. Sauté the onions until softened, remove and set aside. Add in the celery and cook for 2 minutes and remove. Fry the potatoes until golden all sides, add a little more oil if needed and then set aside with the onions and celery. Add in the beef and...

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Moroccan fried sardines with a fennel and preserved lemon salad

Combine the cous cous with the lemon zest, almonds and spices then season with salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs together in a separate bowl. Pass the cleaned sardines trough the flour and then the egg wash and then press into the seasoned and spiced cous cous covering the sardines well. Repeat...

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