With Celery

Bread & Butter Pickle

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a very old fashioned pickle that was one I used to make with a few additional spices.  I think the recipe must have originally come from my mother. Cucumbers and onions are the base. I’m growing several varieties of cucumbers so my pickle ended up a mix of apple and Lebanese. It doesn’t […]

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Beef Carbonnade

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a rich oven-cooked stew of beef in beer, a favourite throughout the North of France. Our chef Lou has tweeked the traditional recipe slightly….so here we go…enjoy! Ingredients (serves 4): 30g butter 2-3 tablespoons oil 1kg lean beef rump or chunk steak, cubed 2 medium onions, diced 2 large carrots, diced 1 large […]

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Roasted Monkfish

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week a customer commented that she enjoyed cooking the fish tagine I did a couple of weeks ago because more hearty fish dishes are good during the winter and it’s often difficult to find them. That prompted me to come up with this recipe. I used monkfish because that’s what Jimmy had last week […]

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Poached Whole Salmon

Poached Whole Salmon or Trout

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As our product of the week is a fish poacher, here’s an easy but impressive recipe which is great for a whole salmon or trout (if you’re lucky enough to catch them). You can serve the fish warm or at room temperature. The salmon or trout always look good served on a large platter at […]

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Tuna, Vegetables & Quinoa Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

As you’ve read above we cooked this on the new Emile Henry grill stone on the BBQ. I made the salad and dressing first and while doing that decided to make extra dressing in which I marinated the tuna for about 30 minutes and also used to brush on the vegetables before grilling. Ingredients: 1 […]

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Baked Monkfish with Saffron Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

We’ve always enjoyed eating monkfish. Until the last few years it wasn’t widely known in NZ. We’ve probably had it more in France where it’s called ‘lotte’. The fish is quite ugly – if you’re looking for the whole fish is most likely to be sold without it’s head. Monkfish flesh is white and dense […]

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Chicken & Asparagus Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

While asparagus is in season we love to eat it nearly every day, sometimes simply steamed to accompany meat, fish or chicken and other times as part of a salad that’s the main course. This salad is one of those. It’s a way of using up leftover chicken but is best if you cook some […]

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Venison Osso Bucco

Venision Osso Bucco

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

From now onwards as the weather gets cooler, our stallholder Deidre usually has packs of venison shin pieces which are great for slow cooked dishes – the meat is always meltingly tender. 

Ingredients: I allow 2-3 pieces of shin per person as they’re smallish. 1-2 chopped onions 2 sticks celery 1 diced carrot 3-4 slices […]

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Provencal Fish Soup

Provencal Seafood Soup

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a meal in itself. It has quickly become a favourite Sunday night dinner. Once you’ve made the base add whatever fish and shellfish that you like. The pastis is optional but it does add a depth to the flavour as it works with the fennel and is a true taste of Provence.  As […]

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Minestrone

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At the beginning of last week when the weather turned nasty I decided it was time for soup again – it’s hard to beat a hearty vegetable soup. I’d bought a big variety of vegetables at our Market during the weekend so had plenty to go into a minestrone. In Italy there are lots of […]

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