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lamb a la julia
lamb a la julia

Cooking legend Julia Child wrote letters to a friend and described making a garlic sauce that we replicated in the kitchen – its so good with the lamb but make extra and give to friends to add to mashed potatoes, steamed vege, salad dressing, gravy – how long could the list be?   Julia credits


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stuffed scotch fillet of pork
stuffed scotch fillet of pork

This stuffed pork scotch fillet is a great option for a dinner or lunch, and left over meat makes the most amazing sandwiches – you could even serve slices in a salad and everyone will be asking for more! The middle bacon inside the stuffing gives great savoury notes and the bacon strips seals meat


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tray-baked penne with meatballs
tray-baked penne with meatballs

Make this Tray-baked penne with meatballs on a Saturday and it will keep the family going all weekend – super meatballs, pasta, cheese and tomato sauce – how good can it get?   Ingredients Serves 6   1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 2 red onions, diced 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 200 g bacon rashers,


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kid friendly pasta
Kid Friendly Pasta with Easy Meat Sauce

Children like simple fare – this recipe is quick to make and refrigerates well.  Great to have on hand to feed an instant appetite. For picky eaters, try serving this meat sauce over fun shaped pasta like bow ties.   Serves 4 adults or 6 children.   Ingredients 250g dry pasta (cook per directions on


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gourmet burger

ingredients   500g good quality mince 2 tbsp cream 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp ketchup salt and pepper   directions Mix all together in a bowl with your hands – the cream helps bind the burger as you need 17% fat in a burger to make them moist and very eatable. The hand action


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mussel-and-bacon-pasta
mussel and bacon pasta

This is a hearty delicious pasta dish – we take out some of the work by using store bought mussels in brine. ingredients 250 g fettucine pasta 200g shoulder bacon, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic 1 tsp minced fresh ginger 250 g crème fraiche 500 g mussels, chopped Salt and pepper to taste


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pasta-alla-norcia
pasta alla norcia

This is a  favorite with students.  Its easy to prepare in the most simple student digs and very popular with male students. It was first created in Umbria. ingredients serves six   6 Italian pork sausages 600ml single cream(  22g fat ) 500g pasta ( use penne)   Heat the water and cook the pasta


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ham glaze

Brush this glaze generously on your Christmas ham for stunning results.   2-3 tbsp brown sugar 425g well drained canned apricots 2 tbsp whole seed mustard 1/3 cup marmalade   Whizz in a food processor.


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Pork Asian Salad
pork asian salad

  Ingredients 4 x 280g pork chops or 8 thinner slices of pork 2 tsp fish sauce juice of 2 limes 2 tsp brown sugar 1 telegraph cucumber, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced 2 spring onions, chopped 1 chill, seeds removed ½ cup chopped mint ¼ cup roasted peanuts, chopped 3 cups cooked rice/and or rehydrated


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Chicken and Apple Sauce Syrup Salad
mixed salad with apple syrup dressing

Ingredients 3 cups salad greens 70g aged cheddar cheese , thinly sliced 2 spring onions, finely chopped 1 large red apple, cored but not skinned finely sliced 1 handful of walnuts or hazelnuts, freshly toasted and chopped   Dressing: 3 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp ENZA Foods apple syrup 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar Salt


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super-simple-steak-marinade
super simple steak marinade

1/2 olive oil 2-3 cloves garlic A squeeze of lemon juice Fresh rosemary Sea salt and pepper   Mix together and marinate steaks.   Remove from marinade and place on preheated grill – on high heat.   Cook’s tip:   How can you tell a steak is cooked? One minute each side for rare, two


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lamb-tenderloin
chargrilled vegetables lamb tenderloins

With a well seasoned grill you can place all these vegetables directly onto the hot plate and cook quickly, turning so none catch and burn. Serve the sliced lamb on top of vege with a we dollops of the yoghurt cucumber mint dressing and crumbled feta   4 flat mushrooms 2 baby eggplant, halved 1


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Simple French Beef Stew
simple french beef stew

Make this ahead and serve with a basket of bread to mop up the savoury juices ingredients Olive oil/butter for sautéing 4 rashers bacon, chopped 1 kg beef steak (skirt or cross-cut blade), cubed 3 Tbsp flour ½ tsp ground black pepper Sea salt 1-2 bay leaves 3 tsp fresh basil or 1 tsp dried


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Simple Easy Bake with Sausage
simple easy bake with sausage

We made our pesto with rocket but you could just use commercial pesto from the chilled section of the supermarket. The rocket gives the bake a peppery finish.   Serves 4-6 Takes 1 hour   ingredients 600g small Agria potatoes, washed and quartered 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp


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chimichurri sauce

This week Food Show and Selak’s Roast Day on Sunday – here’s an idea … Today’s recipe is a Chimichurri Sauce an Argentinian herb sauce usually served with grilled meats but delicious with any roast.   ingredients ½ cup olive oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1 bunch flat leaf parsley 8 cloves garlic, roughly


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Pork Pinwheels
apple and pork mince pinwheels

ingredients 500 grms free range pork mince 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp chicken stock powder 1 tsp celery salt 2 tsp fennel seeds 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 2 cloves garlic crushed and chopped 1 small onion diced 1/2 apple finely diced with skin 2 eggs (one for the egg


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Scotch Eggs with Fresh Sauce
best scotch eggs with fresh sauce

This salsa has at its base tomato sauce rather than fresh tomatoes – it may look and sound too intense but it is really amazing with these delicious traditional favourite eggs!     ingredients   500g sausage meat 1 each lemon, zest only 2 tsp dried sage 4 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 6 hard boiled


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asian marinade for lamb

Serve with warm gourmet potato salad with a mint vinaigrette or baked potatoes with a little light sour cream and topped with mint or coriander pesto.   ingredients 1 boned leg of lamb (ask the butcher to bone and butterfly the meat for you) Place the lamb in a large plastic bag with: ½ cup


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tunaFlan
easy tuna flan

Many years ago my mother started making this flan and it has been a family favourite ever since.  Serve it warm with a mixed green salad.  Try adding thin slices of capsicums to the salad – they work well with this flan.  It is a sturdy number and will happily accompany you on a picnic


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molten’s 72 hour brined chicken
molten’s 72 hour brined chicken

By Rensha Bouwer, head chef at Molten restaurant This chicken dish can be found on Molten’s newly launched feasting menu ingredients   1.5kgs chicken thighs and drumsticks, bone in and skin on brine 250g table salt 250g white sugar 5 litres water 2 peels of lemon 4 sprigs of fresh thyme 4 garlic cloves 1


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classic italian sandwich - pain bagna
classic italian sandwich – pain bagna

Sandwiches for diabetics should not be made with just any bread, carbohydrates being the main energy of bread feature well up the “Glycemic Index” and so whole grain, low carb breads are best. If in any doubt read the packet instructions or visit www.digitalbirdcrap.com/diabetes.html   ingredients   3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in half


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Easy Beef Dinner
easy beef dinner

This recipe is designed for a junior cook – perfect for the school holidays   ingredients 1 cup onions, chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed 3 Tbsp butter 500g good quality steak mince 1 Tbsp curry powder 2 potatoes, peeled and diced small 1 cup frozen peas, broken apart ½-1 cup frozen sweet corn 2 large


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the best chicken stir-fry
the best chicken stir-fry

Getting organized ahead makes this a great way to cook and serve this to guests.     ingredients   2 tsp cornflour 1/3 cup chicken stock 1/2 tsp sesame oil 2 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp soya sauce 4 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped Pinch ground white pepper 2 tbsp peanut oil


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easy moussaka
easy moussaka

This is a wonderful dish – yes it does have stages to it but seriously you will so enjoy the result – make it early in the day and place in fridge for your dinner the next day – even better the next day! Serves 6-8 takes 2 hours     ingredients   50 g


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beef cheese pie
beef cheese pie

Recipe kindly give to us by Liz of Mt Maunganui.   The “crust” of this pie is well flavoured mince, the tasty cheese filling has courgettes and mushrooms in it. Very different, and fun to serve either hot or cold. In the test kitchen we replaced the courgettes with a 120g bag of supermarket spinach


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Meatloaf Salad
meatloaf salad

A meat loaf salad sounds a little odd; but trust me it’s delicious – imagine a crispy fresh salad with the addition of slender portions of meat loaf bringing in full flavoured umami richness to contrast with the zingy salad !     ingredients   Meatloaf   3 fresh pork sausages, skin removed 400g beef


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non traditional chicken and chorizo paella
non traditional chicken and chorizo paella

Paella is the generic name of over 200 distinctive rice dishes or ‘arroces’ from the Valencia region let alone other parts of Spain and the rest of the world. To this day a “true” Paella Valenciana has no seafood but a mixture of Chicken, rabbit and snails with green and white beans. This is a


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