I cooked some really yummy pork the other night which made me go look for the nutritional data on them, which lead me to the recipes on the Australian Pork site. I found 3 I really loved, this is the one I loved the most of those!
My son Dan often makes this for me as I love it. The most important thing is the cucumber, the rest of the herbs and veg are really up to you (rocket and red bell pepper are good in it too). Thai basil would be good in there as would Vietnamese mint. Taste the "dressing" and decide if the balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot is right for you.
I found this recipe on Taste.com.au but I modified it a lot for our dinner tonight. The two of us greedy pigs ate it all, but more modest eaters could get 3 serves I reckon. The original recipe had more of the ingredients, but we are just two, so I am posting it for us to make again soon. We thought it was wonderful! It might look like a lot of ingredients, but I thought it was super easy to make. The nutritional data on my chicken stock said it was virtuallyt fat free as were the pad-thai noodles, but Food.com's data thinks differently!
I found this on Food Geeks.com. The original recipe asked for the duck to be cut into 4-I decided to cut it into 8 (drumstick, thigh and two pieces per breast). Remove the skin from the duck. The recipe calls for 6 dried chillie but I used 3 as our diners are a bit sensitive to heat.
I got this recipe from my daughter-in-law who got it from her mum, who got it for a friend and I plan to take it to my sister's for Christmas dinner. Don't like the sound of it? Great! More for me. Seriously, we had it last night and I could have eaten the whole dish on my own. This is one of those dishes that is made better by using good ingredients-our strawberries were fresh from the farm and beautiful!
A Donna Hay recipe from our Sunday Herald. Russ wanted this saved so we can make it next year when we get back to crab country! The recipe gives no prep time so I'm guessing and suggests it feeds 8-I'd have thought 4 would be more like it so that's what I'm suggesting. I have also halved the amount of dill as I love it but think a half cup would be too much. Remember an Aussie teaspoon contains 4 teaspoons!
I'm anxious to make this as soon as I can find corn cobs cheaper than $2 each! This is a preserve and while I'm more than happy to make the recipe as written, you might want to process it further in a water bath-something I can't advise you on.
I saw Matt Moran make this on Masterchef last night. I want to make it when we get into squid territory in a week or so. Matt served dried chilies with his squid-he dried them in the oven before slicing. I'm just suggesting fresh chiil.
Russ found this in the West Australian Sunday Times and wants to make it soon so I'm saving it here. Matt didn't say if it was bone-in or out shoulder, but 1.4kg would be a huge serve for 4 unless it was bone-in so that's my guess. Remember, an Aussie tablespoon is 4 teaspoons. I'm repeating his instructions for resting-I have never heard of the newspaper thing before.
I saw this on Good Chef Bad Chef recently. I haven't made it, but love grains and middle eastern style salads, so I'm guessing I'll like this. I'm saving it here until I hunt down the freekeh to make it with. Freekeh is whole wheat harvested green.
I found this in a supermarket magazine. I fully intended to make this for Christmas, but work and other commitments conspired against me and I haven't made it. My plan when I made it was to change the cup of currants to a cup of cranberries and throw in some slivered almonds as an extra. The grams v's cups mix up is because prunes and peaches come in this size pack.
My son just gave me 5kg (11lb) nectarines, so I made three times this recipe. It took a bit longer for the larger amount to thicken, but it eventually cooked up beautifully. It's a sweetish chutney that will go super well with pork and poultry.
I had to hunt to find a jelly that used enough mint to make a dent in my big healthy bush-I found this one by Aussie Jackie French, on the internet. She gave no prep or cooking times, but I found it took about 20 mins to prep, 20 mins to cook the apples and about 45 minutes to get to the jellied stage.