I really love vegetables fritters and this recipe with corn, basil and chilli hit the spot for me. I kept the corn kernels whole, and don’t mind them breaking apart slightly for the benefit of the crunch they deliver. If you prefer them more solid, I would suggest blending half the batter with a stick blender to achieve this. [click to continue…]
This quick, easy and extremely tasty recipe for salmon has now become a regular feature in my house. I love that on a busy week night I can knock up a healthy restaurant-quality meal in minutes.
It’s also low in carbs if you are that way inclined.
It comes close to, or even takes over from my other favourite way of grilling salmon – with a miso and honey glaze.
Now I have been banging on about cauliflower ‘couscous’ since I made it back in June 2012 - and I will not be lying if I said I can easily eat a whole head of Cauliflower in one sitting. I have played around adding a variety of different flavourings to it, and in this recipe, which goes particularly well with the harissa salmon, I have added preserved lemon, cilantro and chilli. [click to continue…]
I stumbled across a recipe for a Melbourne Mule – a cocktail made with kiwi fruit and ginger beer – in the Nobu Miami cookbook, and it looked pretty interesting. I had never heard of it before, so asked an ex South African now living in Melbourne if this was a big thing over there. Apparently it is not.
A quick Google and I landed on a little bike cafe in Melbourne, but no cocktail. You get a Moscow Mule, a Mexican Mule and even a Christmas Mule, but no Melbourne Mule.
This is what Google said about a Mule (in general):
Buck, and also mule, are slightly antiquated names for a family of historic mixed drinks that involve ginger ale or ginger beer, citrus juice, and any of a number of base liquors. Variations include: ?Rum buck, also called a Jamaica buck or Barbados buck to indicate the origin of the rum. …
So I took the gap, and and here goes. Maybe this will be the first Melbourne Mule on the interwebz. [click to continue…]
I was inspired to make this carrot tart tartin after seeing a recipe for it in Rachel Khoo’s latest cookbook: My Little French Kitchen. I featured her roast red wine chicken recipe last week along with a fabulous 4 book giveaway. If you haven’t yet entered to win a copy of the book (South Africa only) – please click on over and enter.
I was also keen to make this because one of my favourite recipes from last year was a roasted beetroot and onion tart tartin. This dish with balsamic caramel and thyme is utterly delicious, and makes a perfect side dish for any meat. It’s also perfect on its own with whipped goats cheese, goats cheese pecorino or Parmesan cheese shavings. I simply love the savoury and sweet and the crunchiness of the buttery flaky pastry. All round, it just elevates the humblest of vegetables to a whole new level of awesomeness. [click to continue…]
When I had a plethora of pineapples left over from a TV shoot recently, I knew that one of the recipes I wanted to do was an upside down cake. Its kind of a classic. I didn’t want to do a large one though, but rather adapt my very popular recipe for clementine upside down cakes. It’s the perfect kind of cake to handle a soft fruity topping, and it has been featured a few times on the Huffington Post, so I figured people out there have enjoyed it a lot.
And I simply love baking, so any excuse really. [click to continue…]