Sep 2, 2016
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Miso Crab Risotto with Ginger Butter & Crispy Tarragon

It’s hard to photograph a risotto that is almost all white and make it look appealing, well hard for me anyway, but I can assure you that this crab risotto from Donna Hay is very delicious and very indulgent. I love the use of miso and ginger that give this risotto just a little nudge […]

Jun 3, 2016
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Shrimp Étouffée – A New Orleans Classic

Creole food is not something that’s commonly available in Sydney which is a shame as the food from that region is really delicious. So when I get a craving for Cajun food I whip up one of my favourites – Étouffée.  Étouffée is basically a thick stew that is made with a roux which is cooked until […]

May 13, 2016
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Ina Garten’s Seafood Gratin

I’ve been making this delicious seafood gratin for a quite a while. It’s a great recipe to have in your repertoire for when you’re entertaining and want a dish that can be fully prepared in advance but I also cook it regularly just for us. The original recipe calls for lobster as part of the seafood mix […]

Apr 28, 2015
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Oysters Rockefeller – A Great Introduction to Oysters

I know oysters are a food that one either loves or hates but I’m surprised by the number of people I’ve come across recently who don’t like them. I think if more people were introduced to oysters in a baked or cooked form they would find them a lot more palatable. This baked oyster dish, aptly […]

Feb 20, 2015
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Fideuà – The Other Paella

Fideuà is a wonderful dish originating from Catalan Spain and is very similar to it’s better known cousin, paella. The main difference being that instead of rice, thin vermicelli noodles are used, and unlike Italian pasta dishes the noodles here are cooked in only a small amount of liquid just as the rice would be […]

Nov 3, 2014
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Crab Carbonara

The Roman dish of spaghetti carbonara is one of the most adored pasta dishes in the world and rightly so. It has all the elements that make for perfect comfort food – a silky cheese laced sauce, salty pancetta and of course pasta. This version whilst not really traditional in that it incorporates crab meat, is still authentic […]

Feb 26, 2014
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Marea’s Fusilli with Octopus & Bone Marrow

I know what you’re thinking – octopus and bone marrow shouldn’t even appear in the same sentence let alone on the same plate but bare with me as you’re wrong, very wrong. Marea is an amazing Italian seafood  restaurant in New York and this is their signature dish created by chef owner Michael White. I […]

Oct 1, 2013
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Tetsuya’s Grilled Miso Marinated Salmon – Saikyo Yaki

Tetsuya Wakuda, one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, is quick to point out that this recipe for Saikyo Yaki  is not an invention of his but a dish that has been around for hundreds of years. Any firm fleshed fish can be used and in Japan it would be more traditionally made using white fish. […]

Sep 25, 2013
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Thai Yellow Prawn Curry

Sometimes it’s nice when girlfriends come over and to just get a take-away rather than cook an elaborate meal. We normally opt for Thai food and whilst getting a take-away is a hassle free way of entertaining, I usually find that I can’t help myself and end up cooking one of the dishes. We usually […]