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Spicy Potato and Leek Soup

Spicy Potato & Leek Soup This thick & creamy soup is both Vegan & Dairy friendly and is one of my favourites. I adjust the amount of Chillies used according to taste, or you could omit completely. Occasionally I have added a half can of Coconut Cream or Milk to change it up a bit, but it is perfect as is, so flavorsome!      Ingredients:   6 – 8 Potatoes (Desiree, Pontiac or Sebago), peeled & chopped coarsely 3 – 4 cloves Garlic, minced 2 – 3 Leeks, cleaned...

Clams in the half Shell

Clams in the half Shell   There are many ways to cook Clams in the half Shell… they can be grilled, baked, steamed, broiled, buttered & served raw, with a range of toppings including Pancetta, Bacon or a Vegetable mixture. This is a basic recipe, but feel free to let yourself go a little & have fun with it, get creative & make your own toppings with some of your favourite flavors.   Ingredients: 10 – 12 Large Chowder Clams (scrubbed, rinsed, sand & grit removed) Quarter cup of Dry...

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef & Cabbage   1 cup Kosher Salt 1 cup Brown Sugar 1.5 tablespoons whole Coriander 1.5 tablespoons whole Mustard Seeds 1.5 tablespoons whole Black Peppercorns 1.5 tablespoons whole Allspice 4 sprigs fresh Marjoram 4 springs fresh Thyme Leaves 2 Bay Leaves 1 (2.5 – 3 pound) brisket 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Onion, halved 6 Carrots, coarsely chopped 1 head Celery including leaves, coarsely chopped 1 head Garlic, halved 3 springs fresh Marjoram 1 small Cabbage cut into 6 – 8 wedges Herbed Root Vegetables (recipe...

SEAFOOD BISQUE

SEAFOOD BISQUE

Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 large onion, finely chopped1 medium stalk celery, finely chopped2 tablespoons plain flour1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons paprika1 tablespoon tomato paste1L (4 cups) fish stock250ml (1 cup) white wine400g green prawns, shelled, tails on, deveined1kg mixed seafood (such as white fish fillet cut into 2cm cubes, mussels, calamari and scallops)2-3 teaspoons lemon juice100ml thin cream1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsleyCrusty bread, to serve   Method 1. Heat the oil and butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and celery...

Beer Battered Fish Tacos

Ingredients  Serves: 10  1 cup (250ml) dark beer1 cup (125g) plain flour1/2 teaspoon salt680g white fish fillets, cut into 10 strips4 cups (1 litre) vegetable oil for frying20 tortillas5 cups (350g) grated cabbage1 cup (250ml) mayonnaise1/4 cup (60ml) salsa1 lime or lemon, cut into wedges   Directions Preparation: 30 min  Cook: 15min  Ready in: 45min  In a shallow bowl, whisk together beer, flour and salt. Rinse fish and pat dry. In a large saucepan, heat 3cm oil to 170 degrees C. Using a fork, coat fish pieces in batter. Slide coated fish into...

Honey & Soy Chicken

Honey & Soy Chicken

This is such an easy recipe to prepare in advance, pop into a zip lock bag & throw it in the esky! By the time you get the camp site set up, these babies will be perfectly marinated & ready to throw on the grill.  Ingredients 1 kg small Chicken pieces - wings etc  ⅓ cup honey ⅓ cup soy sauce 3 cm knob of ginger - peeled & finely grated 2 cloves garlic - peeled & crushed 2 small dried chillies - chopped (optional) Sesame seeds Method Combine ingredients...

Slow Cooked Spicy Beef & Kidney Bean Stew

This recipe is best prepared earlier to develop the flavours.  Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 600 g diced gravy beef or chuck steak 1 Tablespoon Plain Flour 2 Brown Onions, chopped 2 – 3 Cloves Garlic, finely sliced or crushed 1 small knob of Ginger, finely sliced or grated 2 x 400g can Red Kidney Beans, rinsed & drained 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes 1 Tablespoon ground Coriander 1 Tablespoon ground Cumin 1 Tablespoons Chilli Powder 1.5 cups beef stock Method: Heat the oil in a large saucepan over...

Rum and Coke Ribs

Rum and Coke Ribs

Have plenty of paper towels or napkins on hand for sticky fingers!!!  Ingredients 2 racks of American or Aussie style pork ribs Marinade1 cup of rum (Bundy rum is best)2 cans Coca-Cola300 ml tomato sauceTabasco sauce - a good dash or two2 cloves of garlic crushed4 Tablespoons Hoisin sauce   MethodMix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl then place ribs in baking dish and cover with marinade, cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. No fridge – no worries – simply place the marinade & the ribs in a large...

Barbecued Garlic Prawns

A very easy marinade for prawns, delicious & succulent cooked on the barbecue.  Ingredients 30 uncooked (raw) prawns, Tiger or King, peeled & deveined 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil1 tablespoon Dijon mustard3 cloves garlic, crushedJuice of 1 lemonJuice of 1 orange1 teaspoon dried basil2 tablespoons white wine (optional)   Method In a glass dish, mix together the olive oil, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, orange juice, basil & white wine. Add the prawns & stir to coat. Cover & refrigerate for 1 hour.Heat barbecue to high heat. Thread prawns onto skewers and...