Archive for November, 2010

School night roast: Self-saucing herb and lemon chicken drumsticks

These self-saucing herb and lemon chicken drumsticks are extremely scrumptious and very easy to make, even on a school night when time is of the essence. For slightly more fussy eaters, who are not too fond of meat on the bone [read: Mr Chipconnoisseur], you can substitute drumsticks for chicken [...]

And now for something different: Fresh cucumber soup

I first came across this soup when my Mum and I attended a Thermomix party some 10 years ago. But the great thing about this simple recipe is that you can make it in minutes using a good old pot and a stick blender.  Unlike most other cucumber soups and dishes, [...]

Thrifty chic: Fried gemfish fillets in a spring vegetable consommé

If you are looking for a dish that’s delicious, good looking, quick and easy to make and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, this is it! A perfect dinner party meal – trust me your guests won’t be disappointed. And at less than $5 per serve neither will your [...]

More tapas: Port and parsley butter mushrooms

Since I’m on the topic of tapas (here and here), I thought I’d mention my all-time favourite: port and parsley butter mushrooms. Although the traditional recipe calls for sherry, I prefer to use port as it gives the sauce and mushrooms a beautiful glossy, sticky finish and the flavour is [...]

Dinner party snacks: Prosciutto, basil and parmesan puff pastry twists

  These are great for entertaining – on their own or as an accompaniament to dips such as spicy tomato or baba ganoush. They take no time to make, but will disappear just as quickly so make at least a couple of batches. And kids love them too! Makes 16 [...]

Tapas style chorizo and potato salad with spicy salsa

Spicy, smokey and a breeze to make. We’ve come across many a styles of this chorizo and potato dish in our culinary adventures across the Sydney tapas scene, and now we have a favourite recipe to make at home, too. It’s great as a side dish at barbecues, as an alternative [...]

Potato, ricotta and onion ravioli [also known as ruskie pierogi]

This particular recipe and method is a cultural melting pot: traditional Polish stuffing, wrapped in Chinese wonton pastry for ease of preparation and shaped as Italian ravioli. Cooked then fried for extra flavour. Making me hungry as I “speak”.

Sticky rice pudding with fresh mango (gluten, egg and dairy free*)

  What can be better and tastier than a ripe, juicy mango? Ripe, juicy mango with a sticky rice pudding, that’s what! It’s my favourite summer breakfast meal. Simple to prepare and so delicious. And better still, it makes a great lunchbox meal if you’re cooking for one. As mangoes [...]

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