Mexican Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic Chicken

Imagine juicy chicken pieces lightly coated in a sticky sauce infused with honey, garlic and sun-dried tomato, finished with a squeeze of fresh lime juice...need I say more? Make this and treat yourself to some fresh Mexican flavours tonight- especially when served with some soft tortillas, fresh salsa and spicy rice!  Pair it with a refreshing … Continue reading Mexican Sun-dried Tomato and Garlic Chicken

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Salt-Crust Baked Whole Fish with Lemon and Thyme

Here's an idea for your next fishing trip where you have (hopefully) caught a big, handsome fish- bake it in a salt-crust with fresh lemon and thyme! The beauty of making a salt crust is that it will not only season the fish, but will seal in the moisture, keeping the flesh succulent and tender.  The belly is stuffed with … Continue reading Salt-Crust Baked Whole Fish with Lemon and Thyme

Spanish Surf & Turf

This is not your usual surf and turf- who says that is must be steak and prawns? Let me take you to Spain with my special twist: mussels and meatballs in saffron sauce! Plump, juicy mussels and moist, flavoursome pork meatballs are en-robed in a golden saffron sauce. The sauce is rich with the flavour of the sea … Continue reading Spanish Surf & Turf

What To Do with Fresh Lemons Part II: Mediterranean Snapper

After making my Ultimate Lemon Chicken last night, I still had three huge lemons left. So here's part two of what to do when life gives you lemons- Mediterranean Snapper!  Just take three fresh lemons, one whole snapper, some green olives, marinated sun-dried tomatoes, a bunch of flat Italian parsley and a bottle of crisp Sauvignon Blanc- there you … Continue reading What To Do with Fresh Lemons Part II: Mediterranean Snapper

The Ultimate Lemon Chicken

What to do when life gives you lemons- especially huge juicy, zesty ones? My ultimate lemony, garlicky and herb-y chicken recipe, of course! Fresh citrus notes permeates the whole dish as fresh lemon zest is used both in the luscious sauce and marinade. Moist chicken thigh cutlets are marinaded in a mixture of French wholegrain mustard, … Continue reading The Ultimate Lemon Chicken

Get the Grill on for Yum-Yum Mussels!

It's summer here in sunny Auckland and, for me, nothing beats getting the grill on for a feast of fresh seafood and smoky vegetables! Grilled mussels are always popular but accompanied with this amazing Yum-Yum sauce makes it spectacular! It only takes minutes to make and is creamy, tangy and sweet with a hint of … Continue reading Get the Grill on for Yum-Yum Mussels!

The Non-French Onion Soup

It's a new year and it's out with the old and in with the new! This decidedly Non-French Onion Soup re-invents the old tried-and-true recipe in a Japanese kitchen!

Here’s to a New Year like this Strawberry Salad!

Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR, my friends! I am welcoming in the new year with this scrumptious Strawberry Salad that embodies all I am wishing for: a Healthy, Fresh start filled with Sweet moments, Vibrant experiences and new Gastronomic Delights!

Perk-up Smoked Chicken with a Miso-Alfredo Sauce!

Sure, smoked chicken tastes perfectly fine on it's own but it's just a bit plain and not very exciting at all... It's time for my mighty Miso-Alfredo Sauce to the rescue! The strong flavour of the smoked chicken can really stand up to the creamy sauce flavoured with salty-sweet white miso paste and nutty Parmesan … Continue reading Perk-up Smoked Chicken with a Miso-Alfredo Sauce!

Caramelized Roasted Grapes with Rosemary

If you haven't tried roasting grapes yet- do so now! I guarantee that you would thank me afterwards (or not, since you simply couldn't get enough of it...) Roasting transforms fresh grapes into soft, sweet, sticky gems with warm caramel notes...simply delicious! The addition of fresh sprigs of rosemary softly perfumes the grapes, adding to the depth … Continue reading Caramelized Roasted Grapes with Rosemary