Steamed Salmon with Fruit Salsa


5 from 1 vote Print Steamed Salmon A lush sharing dish for a special occasion Course main Cuisine global Keyword entertaining, salmon, salsa Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 6 people Ingredients Salmon 2 portions salmon, pin-boned 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil 2 tsp sea salt … Continue reading Steamed Salmon with Fruit Salsa

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

Grilled Fish for the Family Table


I love simplicity and this recipe oozes simple for the family table. You can use any variety of fish of firm white fish. Grilled fish for the family table is all about the freshest of fish and it’s flavour. You can use one type or several types of fish in one time.  This will let you experience … Continue reading Grilled Fish for the Family Table

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

Spinach Pie


Print Spinach Pie This was produced to feed the family with as little effort as possible – and boy not only did it feed them – it brought rapturous response! Ingredients Ingredients 2 Tbs olive oil 1 red onion finely sliced 1 brown onion finely sliced 250 g back bacon chopped 1 bunch flat leaf … Continue reading Spinach Pie

Soy Ginger Rack of NZ Lamb


Print Lamb Racks with an Asian Marinade A take on the original Asian marinade I tried for NZ MasterChef 2014. Served with a coriander and Mint dressing. Ingredients Marinade 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup mirin 1/2 cup soy sauce 3 cm piece ginger peeled and grated 2 Tbs tomato passata 1/4 cup chopped garlic … Continue reading Soy Ginger Rack of NZ Lamb

NZ Wagyu Beef Skewers with Asian Slaw


Print NZ Wagyu Beef Skewers with Asian Slaw This is a quick, easy and delicious Summer style, BBQ dish that can be whipped up in under 30 minutes Ingredients 500 g NZ Wagyu Beef Rump trimmed and sliced thinly Marinade 2 lemongrass stalks finely chopped or grated 2 cm piece of ginger peeled and finely … Continue reading NZ Wagyu Beef Skewers with Asian Slaw