Crumbed Veal Cutlet & Easy Eggplant Parmigiana

Who doesn’t like schnitzel? Veal, chicken and even fish all taste great when crumbed.  For me nothing beats a good homemade schnitzel and this veal cutlet is just an oversized schnitzel really. I actually prefer the higher ratio of meat to crumb that you get with a thicker cut of meat such as a veal … Continue reading

Beef Cheek Sliders

  Sliders are basically just mini hamburgers.  There’s something fun about eating food that has been miniaturised – mini hotdogs, mini muffins, mini pizzas, you get the drift.  Normally sliders are filled with a smaller version of the usual minced hamburger patty but these sliders are filled with slow cooked beef cheeks in a rich … Continue reading

Prawn Cocktail

Mention shrimp/prawn cocktail to an American and they’ll instantly think of large boiled shrimp accompanied by a horseradish spiked tomato sauce.  Mention the same thing to an Australian and the image that comes to mind is completely different.  A prawn cocktail for us are prawns (not too large) that have been liberally doused in a … Continue reading

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Slice

If you’re a lover of peanut butter and not averse to a bit of chocolate in life then you’re going to love this slice. Be warned though, they’re very moreish and the inclusion of coconut with the peanut butter just makes them even harder to stop eating. I found these squares of  nutty chocolatey goodness … Continue reading

Fillet Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Fillet steak is not a cut I normally cook on the barbecue as I don’t think it’s delicate flavour holds up well to the grill.  So the other night when it was raining heavily and we felt like steaks for dinner I decided to make fillet steaks.  Ina Garten has a fail proof method of … Continue reading

Tandoori Salmon with Red Lentil Dhal & Raita

Tandoori chicken is one of my favourite dishes to order at Indian restaurants and whilst looking for inspiration to jazz up some salmon fillets for dinner I thought I’d try doing them tandoori style.  The salmon fillets were very easy to throw together thanks to Patak’s pre-made Tandoori Paste.  The dhal, whilst taking a bit … Continue reading