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Dukkah Crusted Barramundi

I love this recipe. It started with a packet of pistachio dukkah that I wanted to use up, and this is what I ended up with. It really jazzes up an already beautifully flavoured fish. Ingredients: 1 kg barramundi filllets 50 g pistachio dukkah 1 tbspn dried oregano 1 handful flat leaf parsley, finely chopped ...

Crispy Potatoes

  Getting roast potatoes crispy on the outside and soft within seems to be one of those cooking challenges most people set out to beat. I find that the best way to get this result without parboiling it to cut the potatoes into smaller pieces and crank the oven up really high. I also love ...

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Lamb Fillets

I wasn’t quite sure what to call this recipe. It all depends on what flavours you add to the marinade. I almost called this version Moroccan Lamb, but then I added oregano and Pedro Ximenez. You can obviously add whatever you like to the marinade. Make sure to cook the lamb fillets for no more ...

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Tuna Dip

*There was initially a bit of debate in our house as to whether this is a dip or a pate. Since you don’t need a knife of any kind to cut or spread it, and since this is my blog, I’m calling it a dip. This is easily one of the most popular things I ...

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Bomba

When we were in Melbourne last year we had to try the food at MoVida, having heard so many good things about it. And we weren’t disappointed. Husband and I both love our seafood, so it wasn’t surprising that we had the sardines and octopus. And we also couldn’t resist the sound of the bomba: a ...

Dear Zara,

So far on this blog, I’ve written a letter to my firstborn, a Valentines post dedicated to my Husband, a post about the quirky personality that is Mister Seventeen, and I write about Mister Four all the time. And while I did write about the drama surrounding her last birthday almost a year ago, I ...

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Raspberry Pannacotta

Funny thing, pannacotta. The first time I tried it my Husband had made it. And we both loved it. Then I (stupidly) tried other recipes, none of which worked. I couldn’t seem to figure out exactly which cream was best, or which kind of gelatine: powdered, regular, or titanium? By this time we had both ...

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Prawn Cakes

These tasty bites are great as part of a banquet or just a quick side dish, take no time to prepare, and are addictive. Ingredients: 1 kg green prawns, peeled and deveined (about half a kilo cleaned prawn meat) 3 cm knob fresh ginger, grated a handful fresh coriander (cilantro), finely chopped 1 tbspn soy ...

Fish Tacos

Update: Since originally publishing this post fish tacos have become a staple at our place. Many times the fish comes in the form of crumbed flathead strips, and I’ve also used oven baked salmon fingers, peeled and butterflied prawns, and even, just between us, frozen fish either fried or grilled. The baja sauce has been ...

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Dalmatinska Blitva

Translated this means Dalmatian spinach. It’s cooked with potatoes and served as a warm side dish. This is a really delicious way to serve spinach, and it makes use of the stems too. In fact, when I first started working in a fruit shop I couldn’t understand why some customers asked for the stalks to ...

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