Main Course Recipes

Yoghurt Baked Fish with Herb Crust

Serves 4 Ingredients Butter for greasing 1 kg firm white fish Salt Walnut Herb Crumbs 150 grams fresh breadcrumbs 150 grams walnuts finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped 1/4…

Spicy Baked Cauliflower

Spicy Baked Cauliflower This is one of our favourite cauliflower dishes Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pinch ground…

Spanish Baked Chicken

Ingredients 2  red onions, cut into wedges500g kipfler or small potaoes, quartered lengthways8 whole garlic cloves, unpeeled3 large tomatoes, quartered75g chorizo 4 Chicken Marylands1 tsp sweet smoked paprika1 tsp dried oregano1…

Roast Lamb with Vegetables

IngredientsServes 83 cloves garlic peeled and sliced8 cloves garlic peel and left whole1 small bunch fresh rosemaryolive oil2 kg leg of lamb1.5 kg potatoes, peeled and cut on to chunksCarrotsParsnip…

Risotto with Pea and Spec

1 Clove of Garlic1 Large Brown OnionGood Splash of Olive Oil1 400g Can of Peitit Pois (Peas)   *Of Course You Can Use Fresh Peas But For Some Reason the Canned…

Ratatouille Provençal

Ratatouille hails from the Mediterranean and like many traditional French recipes it varies from area to area. It can be served hot, at room temperature or cold straight from the…

Quiche Lorraine

Possibly the most famous quiche in France, this quiche takes its name from the region of Lorraine in the NE of the country. Ingrdients 2 sheets ready rolled shortcrust pastry…

Quiche – Spinach and Goats Cheese Quiche

This tasty quiche is popular all over France however is most seen in the SW where Rocamadour cheese comes from.Ingredients1 sheet ready-rolled shortcrust pastry1kg fresh spinach (frozen spinach can be…

Quiche – Salmon Quiche

Ingredients2 sheets pre-rolled shortcrust pastry200g smoked salmon, sliced into small pieces3 eggs3/4 cup of pouring cream1/2 cup of whole milk1/2 cup of gruyere or cheddar cheese plus extra for topping1/2…

Quiche – Onion Quiche

Ingrdients 2 sheets ready rolled shortcrust pastry 1 tablespoon olive oil 5 brown onions, finely sliced 1 cup grated tasty cheese 3 eggs 300ml cream 1/2 cup milk Preheat oven…

Quiche – Mushroom Quiche

Ingredients20g butter100g mushrooms, sliced½ leek, washed, sliced1 teaspoon thyme leaves,plus extra, to serve1 garlic clove, crushed4 eggs¾ cup thickened cream1 teaspoon Dijon mustard¼ cup grated tasty cheeseMethodPreheat oven to moderate,…

Pork Loin with Mustard Sauce

Serves 4 (with leftovers)For the Pork Loin1 1.5 kg Pork LoinPre heat the oven to 190°C. Place pork in a lightly oiled baking pan and put in the oven. Allow…

Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is one of those wonderful warming dishes that always tastes amazing and is really easy to cook.Porcini Mushroom Risotto1 Clove of Garlic1 Large Brown OnionGood Splash of Olive Oil20…

Omelette with Cepes – Dried

Fresh cepes are not always available so it is easy to substitute dried ceps or porcini. Serves 2 Ingredients 4 œufs 25 gr dried ceps (porcini) 1 clove garlic finely…

Omelette – Truffle Omelette

An extremely decadent luxury….Ingredients3 eggs2 tablespoons pouring cream20 grams butter20 grams fresh truffle, thinly slicedMethodUsing a fork, lightly whisk eggs and cream in a bowl and season to taste with sea…

Northern Larb (Nam Prik Ong)

Nam Prik Ong This is another traditional northern Thai specialty of minced meat in a mild spicy sauce with fresh vegetables. It is usually served with pork crackle/rind. Ingredients 350…

Navarin – French Easter Lamb Stew

Navarin | French Easter Lamb Stew Navarin is a traditional Easter dish in France and uses the newest spring vegetables. In this dish the vegetable are added later in the cooking process…

Margret de Canard with Raspberry Sauce

Margret de Canard with Raspberry Sauce.Ingredients:1 Margret de Canard Duck Breast1 French Shallot300 ml red wine100 ml Creme de Cassis1 Tablespoon Raspberries50 g ButterMethod: The Raspberry Sauce: Bring the wine to…

Margret de Canard a l’Orange

Duck a’lOrange served here with wilted spinach, roasted chat potatoes and carrots Food historians tell us the practice of pairing of citrus fruits with fatty meat is thousands of years…

Lamb with White Beans

A bit of a twist of the old traditional lamb with white beans…We love this dish and it is in fact our new favorite way to eat roast lamb.IngredientsServes 4…

Lamb Skewers

Lamb Skewers Ingredients 500g diced lamb1 red capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces2 crushed garlic cloves Juice of 1 lemon1/2 teaspoon mint1/2 cup Greek yoghurtMethodFor the Skewers Soak skewers in water for…

Lamb Shoulder in the Slow Cooker

Lamb Shoulder in the Slow Cooker INGREDIENTS 2kg lamb shoulder, preferably with bone in 2 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley2 tablespoons finely…

French Christmas Menu for Two

Christmas Menu for Two Aperitif Tepenade on Toasted Baguette & Smoked Salmon with Chive Flavoured Butter Served with Kir Royale EntréeOysters Served with lime and chilli dressingWine: Bordeaux white wine…

French Christmas Menu for a Group

Christmas Menu for a Group Aperitif Artichoke and Foie Gras canapés & Chive blinis with caviar and soured cream Served with Kir Royale Entrée Oysters Served in a Variety of…

Coq au Vin

We had friends come to stay. The night they arrived we ate Coq au Vin – perfect on a cold winters night after a long journey.A little bit of history…

Confit de Canard with Puy Lentils

I love this recipe….it uses one of this regions staples – confit de canard – and gives it a bit of a twist. It is so simple to cook and yet your…

Chicken Schnitzel

Chicken Schnitzel INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup plain flour 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup breadcrumbs salt, pepper 4 Chicken breast fillets METHOD Wrap chicken breast in cling-film and flatten with…

Cabbage and Goats Cheese Filo Scroll

In the dead of winter there are slim pickings at the market in the fruit and vegetable area…but there are a number of varieties of cabbage available and while I do…

Cabbage and Fetta Phyllo Scroll

Ingredients 2 leeks white part finely sliced 1 small onion diced 250g / 1/4 cabbage finely sliced 2 teaspoons cumin powder 1 teaspoon fennel seeds crushed 250 grams goats Fetta …

Basic Potato Gnocchi

Basic Potato Gnocchi Ingredients 1 kg potatoes 200g plain flour 1 egg Salt Method Steam the potato until soft and then mash while still hot. Stir in the flour, add…

A Couple of Risottos

Risotto is one of those wonderful warming dishes that always tastes amazing and is really easy to cook. Porcini Mushroom Risotto 1 Clove of Garlic1 Large Brown OnionGood Splash of Olive…