A yummy-sounding recipe from the current issue of the Australian magazine 'super food ideas'. You'll need 8 pre-soaked wooden bamboo skewers. Feel free to vary the olives in this recipe. I haven't made these yet but I'd be inclined to use unpitted kalamata olives or perhaps half and half unpitted kalamata olives and the suggested pimento-stuffed green olives. I've suggested that these could be served at a picnic, if you were picnicking where there were BBQs. They could be made up to the end of step 1. For serving at a home BBQ, they could of course also be prepared to that stage and BBQd just before you are ready to serve them.
An everyday lamb dish with a subtle blend of flavours, that you can enjoy at any time of the year, without needing to either heat the oven or set up the BBQ. Adapted from English chef Louise Blair’s ‘Low GI Cookbook’. Like garlic, lemon in recipes is one of those ingredients that most people seem to either love or hate. If you’re not fond of lemon juice, omit the lemon rind and juice; fry the lamb steaks in 1/4 tablespoon olive oil and consider substituting a little of the vegetable stock for wine, perhaps a merlot or a dry white.
I love mushrooms: could eat them every day! And love this recipe, adapted from one by Nino Zoccali, that I found in the September 2009 issue of the 'BBC Australian Good Food' magazine. Nino comments that he never peels the skins from mushroom caps "unless they are damaged or stained and (that) unlike many chefs (that he likes) to use the mushroom stems - as long as they're tender." Ah, great, I thought, before trying this recipe! Perhaps it's uncool, but I only peel mushrooms if the recipe persuades me of the need to do this, and I generally use the stems. As Nino says "I think they taste great." Some conversions: 15 grams = 1/2 ounce; 60 grams = 2 ounces; 80 grams = aproximately 3 ounces.
NOT your classic baba ghanoosh but nonetheless a very tasty eggplant dip which I've adapted from a recipe in 'The Australian Women's Weekly's TAPAS antipasto mezze'. This dip tastes best if refrigerated overnight. The overnight refrigeration time has not been included in the cooking or preparation times. Because vegetable sizes will inevitably be variable, add the olive oil sparingly until you can see how much you need to achieve the right consistency.
This easy-to-make recipe for Char Siu Pork Tortillas is from Australian magazine 'New Idea" chef Barbara Northwood. I found it online. The preparation and cooking times below do not include the time needed for marinading the pork for two hours or overnight.
A yummy frittata. When making this, I've used a herb grinder which has in it a wonderful combination of rosemary and sage, so if you like sage, you may want to add a bit of sage as well. Alternatively, you could add other herbs such as oregano, marjoram or thyme. Obviously you may also use more or less cloves of garlic - depending on your taste preferences.
Tasty party pies to enjoy on any occasion, from The Australian Women's Weekly's 'little pies & cakes'. How many this will serve will depend of course how many other such dishes you serve at the same time. An Australian brown onion is what Americans call a yellow onion.
These eggplant slices, stuffed with tomato slices, feta and capsicum, make a great starter for a Greek-style meal or if you want to make them part of a complete meal, serve them with pita bread, a Greek salad, potatoes, such as Recipe #119124, olives and a selection of dips. I am posting this recipe, from one adapted from an International Masters '1001 recipes for pan or wok' recipe card, for the 2005 Zaar World Tour.
A flavoursome and visually stunning recipe which will serve you equally well as an appetiser, as a light lunch or as part of a nearly vegetarian meal from Australian chef Iain Hewitson. This is a recipe which allows the key ingredients to be the stars: make sure you use the best quality ingredients you can find.
A great recipe for those who love lemons! And for when your lemon tree is laden! It sounds just so delicious. I've just found it in the November 2005 issue of the 'Australian Good Taste' magazine, where I was looking for low-fat recipes, and I'm posting it here for safe-keeping: so that I remember to make it! It's Donna Mahon's recipe. She is the Victorian finalist in the 2005 Home Cook of the Year Competition. The winner from the seven state finalists is to be announced in January. This was the recipe from the finalists' recipes that immediately grabbed my attention. Donna says it is her signature dish, the one she "always falls back on" when she's entertaining.
A flavoursome light soup that is served chilled. A delicious choice for summer dining. It’s ideal before a heavier main course or served for lunch with warm crusty bread rolls. This recipe has been in my Word files for some years. Unfortunately when I first saved it, I did not include any indication of its source. All I know is that it is clearly from an Australian website and that the original recipe was Catherine Saxelby’s. Thank you, Catherine. What I have posted here is my adaptation of Catherine Saxelby’s recipe. I have added several ingredients and changed several others. I’m sure that you will do the same when you make it. I have not, however, tried it as a warm soup, probably because I have only ever made it in summer. Please let me know what it’s like if you DO serve this warm.
Honey, produced throughout Greece and Turkey, provides the classic sweet taste of so many Eastern Mediterranean desserts, including this delicious tart. I found this recipe in 'Taste of Greece', which has been eagerly devoured by those to whom I've served it each time I've made it. I've posted it here for the 2005 Zaar World Tour.
My adaptation of Huey's Weiner Schnitzel with a Proper Potato Salad. It is the homemade mayonnaise that makes this potato salad particularly delicious - or as Huey described it "proper" - and making it in a food processor couldn't be easier, although it could, of course, also be made by hand. Huey opts for vegetable oil here rather than olive oil as he insists that it can more effectively be flavoured with other ingredients such as herbs and garlic. The bacon he panfries in olive oil and then adds to the hot potatoes which readily absorb the bacon juices. The leftover eggwash he suggests saving and later adding to some extra eggs to make scrambled eggs. To avoid getting lumps in the breadcrumbs, he suggests using one hand for dipping each schnitzel in the flour and egg and the other hand for dipping the floured, egged schnitzel into the breadcrumbs. If you want to enjoy the potato salad at its most flavoursome, it is essential that it NOT be placed in the fridge but that it is made and eaten on the same day.
I found this recipe in the '2008 Australian Gourmet Traveller Annual Cookbook'. This is a one-dish meal which uses brown bean sauce made from fermented soy beans and wheat flour. Pun Chun is the recommended brand. Basically the dish is cooked noodles tossed in a meat sauce, topped with crunchy shredded cucumber. Some conversions for those who need them: 80ml = 21/2 fluid ounces; 300g = approximately 91/2 ounces; 500gm = 16 ounces; 375g = 12 ounces..
A delicious-sounding pesto I found this morning while at the hairdresser's. I usually come away with a few recipes! :) From the February/March issue of the New Zealand magazine 'dish', and recommended as being excellent with grilled vegetables, salmon, fish and chicken and as mixing well with bitter leaves such as witlof and raddichio.
Delicate and delicious finger sandwiches which are super-quick and super-easy to make. Smoked salmon or canned red salmon can be used instead of the smoked trout. This yummy recipe has been adapted from a recipe by Sophie Hansen in from the current issue of the 'BBC Australian Good Food' magazine. If the occasion does not demand elegance - if you are simply making these for yourself for lunch, for example - use whatever is your favourite bread, crusts on! I enjoyed these today with crusty ciabatta! Conversions: 200g = 61/2oz; 150g = just under 5 oz.
Adapted from a recipe in 'The Australian Women's Weekly's Cooking on a Shoestring'. If you aren't vegetarian and you can stretch your shoestring to include bacon, a couple of rashers of bacon tastes great as an additional topping. I've added a couple of extra herbs to the original recipe that had only the rosemary and, if you're making this, I'd encourage you to use whatever are your favourite herbs. I've included the pizza dough from the original recipe but I've also made this with Recipe #4892, which I found when checking on Zaar before posting this recipe. It also makes a deliciously crisp and flavoursome pizza base. The preparation time below includes the 60 minutes standing dough when making the dough.
A delicious-sounding recipe that I'm intending to make soon, found this morning at the hairdresser's - I usually come away with several recipes! :) This one is from the February/March issue of the New Zealand magazine 'dish'. There are serving suggestions for a salad comprising a thinly sliced raw fennel, rocket, orange and roasted almonds, but obviously you can serve this with a salad of your choice. My preference would be to serve it with a potato salad and salad greens. the preparation and cooking times below do not include the 5 minutes resting time after the pork rolls have finished cooking.
A versatile vegetarian bolognaise and a great way to get some nutritious lentils into your diet! Adapted from a recipe I found online. I love the vegetables that were in the original recipe but you could vary them depending on what's in season, what's reasonably priced and, of course, to meet your taste preferences. I just had to add a leek as I love the subtle blend of flavours from onion, garlic and leek cooked together. And when I made this I used probably double the 15 mushrooms included in the original recipe! :) Vary the herbs to meet the whim of the moment!