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

Japanese Bitter Gourd Salad

Bitter gourd, bitter melon, goya, karela, balsam-pear... this green, knobbly vegetable is actually known under many different names depending on where you are from! As per its name-sake the flavour of the flesh is very bitter and is an acquired taste at first-  but give it a go and you may never look back! This cool … Continue reading Japanese Bitter Gourd Salad

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

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!

Indian + Italian = Butter Prawn Curry Rice Gratin

How do you take a thick, luscious curry to the next level? By pouring it over fresh fluffy rice, grating over a layer of soft cheese and putting it under the grill until the cheese is gooey, bubbling and golden brown! Without further ado, let me introduce to you my creation- Butter Prawn Curry Rice Gratin! … Continue reading Indian + Italian = Butter Prawn Curry Rice Gratin

Veged-Out Cauliflower ‘Pastry’ Tart

Here's a tart that your vegetarian/gluten-free/ low-carb/paleo/ vege-loving friends can enjoy! What's the secret? It's the crust that is made using processed cauliflower, pressed into a tart mold and baked until crisp! Originally I was going to name this the "Caramelized Onion, Roasted Mushroom, Capsicum and Tomato Cauliflower 'Pastry' Tart", but this was obviously too long … Continue reading Veged-Out Cauliflower ‘Pastry’ Tart

Tangy Hummus (with a Secret Ingredient)

Making the most of the sunny weather and clear blue skies of late, my friends decided on a last-minute picnic in the park! I had planned to prepare a simple tomato and feta salad but, sadly, the tomatoes at the supermarket were not particularly fresh. Thinking on my feet I decided on making hummus, served … Continue reading Tangy Hummus (with a Secret Ingredient)