Beer Braised Brisket


In this recipe of beer braised brisket, warm spices and dark larger wrap around the meat as it slowly sizzles to a deeply rich and flavour filled finale. If you are limited on time you can cook this in a pressure cooker. Alternatively you can have it on all day in a slow cooker. In … Continue reading Beer Braised Brisket

Let’s talk Turkey


  The day before process 200g butter, 2 garlic cloves and a handful of thyme, parsley, sage and rosemary in a food processor and season with sea salt and pepper. Rub under the turkey skin, all over the breast meat. Store the turkey in the fridge. Rule of Thumb – roast the turkey 20 mins … Continue reading Let’s talk Turkey

Christmas Ham – the low down


Having had a query on what to do with ham – I really need to let you in on a little secret – since my amazing Irish friend Ger, first introduced me to ham baked in Coke, I have never gone back. I truly thought it would be disgusting. I personally refuse to drink Coke … Continue reading Christmas Ham – the low down

Spicy Coconut Braised Beef (Rendang)


This is the recipe I used to create the beef in crispy wanton cups for the fund raiser for Ronald McDonald House in Auckland, 2013.  It is a great and versatile recipe as it is even more delicious the next day meaning you can keep it and reheat – serve as a starter; or as … Continue reading Spicy Coconut Braised Beef (Rendang)