Pasta / Recipes
Super quick and full of flavour. The marinated vegetables can be substituted for whatever you have on hand. Ingredients 250g spaghetti, tagliatelle or fettucine 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted 1 tbs olive oil 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, chopped 280g marinated artichoke pieces, drained 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted, chopped 1/2 cup drained sun dried tomatoes, chopped 1 tbs capers, drained, chopped (can substitute a couple of anchovies if desired) 250g feta, crumbled 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn Couple of handfuls of baby spinach leaves, sliced thinly (optional) salt and pepper Directions Cook pasta as...
Appetisers / Recipes / Seafood
Ingredients 300g redfish fillets 3cm piece fresh ginger, grated 1 lime, juice and rind 1 egg white 1 tsp fish sauce 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves 4 green shallots, trimmed, chopped 2 tbs olive oil Directions Process fish fillets, ginger, lime juice, egg white and fish sauce in a food processor until smooth. Add coriander and shallots, process until just combined. Shape mixture into 8 patties. Heat oil in a non stick fry pan over a medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes each side. Serve with sweet chilli sauce or the Vietnamese dipping sauce.
Chicken / Recipes
Ingredients 1 small brown onion, diced 1/4 cup pine nuts, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 100g baby spinach leaves 50g feta, crumbed 2 tsp fresh lemon juice 8 chicken thigh fillets, trimmed 3 tsp olive oil Directions Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add onion and pine nuts and cook for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Wash spinach and place in a small saucepan. Cook until spinach just wilts. When cooled, squeeze out excess water using your hands. Place onion mixture, spinach, feta and lemon juice in a...
Appetisers / Recipes
Ingredients 110g hazelnuts 80g sesame seeds 2 tbs coriander seeds 2 tbs cumin seeds 2 tsp black peper 1 tsp flaked sea salt Directions Preheat oven to 180C. Spread hazelnuts over a baking tray and cook in oven for 2-4 minutes, until toasted. Place hazelnuts in a tea towel and rub to remove skins. Transfer hazelnuts to a food processor and whizz until chopped. Place in a large bowl. Heat frying pan over medium heat. Dry cook sesame seeds for a couple of minutes until golden. Add to the hazelnuts. Cook coriander and cumin in dry pan until fragrant. Pound...
Chicken / Recipes
Ingredients 4 pieces preserved lemon, flesh removed 4 tbs lemon juice 3 cloves garlic 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika 2 tbs olive oil 1/2 cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped 1/2 tsp cracked pepper 4 chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthways Directions In a food processor combine all ingredients except chicken breasts and process until smooth. Smear chicken with marinade and allow to marinate for at 2 hours, but not much longer as the acid in the lemon juice will begin to cook the chicken and may toughen it. Bbq on a hot grill plate until cooked. The...