ROAST PUMPKIN AND ROOT VEGETABLE DAHL WITH CORIANDER AND YOGHURT

This soup is complex with a touch of heat and spice accenting the layered flavours of the roast vegetables.   INGREDIENTS   1/2 Kent pumpkin ,peeled and chopped into large chunks 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped 3 carrots, …

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QUINOA FRITTERS WITH GREEN GODDESS SAUCE

  These are great as finger food or even as a maincourse ( made into larger fritters) Feel free to vary the herbs and cheese according to what you may have in your refrigerator at the time.   INGREDIENTS   …

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Edamame, Avacado and Wasabi Guacamole with Sweet Simmered Tofu

EDAMAME, AVACADO AND WASABI GUACAMOLE This is sure to get the WOW factor going amongst your guests. Edamame are soy beans which can be found in the freezer section of your Asian Grocer.   INGREDIENTS 1 Ripe Avocado 1 Cup Edamame …

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Salmon Stuffed Glutinous Rice Balls with a Mango, Cucumber and Mint Salad

These exotic rice balls could be steamed, fried or baked in the oven. They can be filled with lots of variations including duck, prawns, chicken or even tofu. The salad colud be varied by substituting peach or nectarine for the …

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Roast Garlic and Rosemary Flatbread with Salted Whipped Ricotta

Imagine serving this up as a side dish to a beautiful fragrant butterflied leg of lamb, perfcetly cooked on the hotplate of your barbeque.   INGREDIENTS 1 bulb of garlic (wrapped in foil and roasted until tender and soft 180°C) …

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Mini Yorkshire Puddings with Smoked Trout Remoulade

These are the perfect canapé for any occasion. They could also be topped with smoked chicken or even turkey with a cranberry sauce. INGREDIENTS 125g cream cheese 2-3 heaped tsp horseradish Juice and zest of 1 lemon Small bunch fresh …

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Roasted Eggplant Hummus

It’s always great starting a barbeque off with a smokey dip to accompany fresh or toasted bread with a variety of raw vegetables. Try using roasted beetroot as a variation to the roasted eggplant. INGREDIENTS  1 Medium roasted eggplant (bake …

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Crispy Prawn Cakes

This is an inventive Chinese canapé or entrée which really hits the spot for hungry guests. It could also be made with chicken or pork. INGREDIENTS 300g raw prawn meat. Handful coriander leaves, roughly chopped 3cm knob of ginger finely …

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Blue Brie, Pear and Walnut Tarts

These are a delicious canapé that would also add excitement to any dinner or lunch as an appetizer. Goat’s cheese or even a sharp flavoured cheddar could also be used in substitution for the blue cheese. INGREDIENTS 100g Blue cheese …

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Caponata

This is a classic Sicilian Dish. It can be used as a topping for Bruschetta, or as a sauce for pasta , chicken or fish. Anchovy are commonly added for extra ‘punch’, but that is an individual preference. INGREDIENTS Splash …

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