With Potatoes

Seared Tuna Nicoise

Seared Tuna Nicoise

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Many of you will already have this recipe from me as I first included in a newsletter about 10 years ago. A while ago a customer asked me for it as she’d lost her copy and last week at the Market I bought yellow fin tuna steaks from Jimmy so I could make this meal. […]

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Skate Wings

Skate Wings

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is currently one our favourite fish meals – the skate wings are quick and easy to cook and have a delicate flavour. On top of that they’re very good value. Jimmy usually has skate every Saturday and Sunday at the Market.  It’s becoming more and more popular as customers realise how lovely it is. […]

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Baked Hapuka with Seafood

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Normally for family birthday dinners I’ll serve duck or a slow-cooked meat dish. Last week for my father’s and Mike’s joint birthday dinner I decided to have a change and cook fish and seafood because I found it hard to resist Jimmy’s hapuka and John’s Foveaux Strait scallops and Australian prawns (available frozen on Sundays […]

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Spring Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Isn’t it really good to finally feel that the weather is slowly warming and to have a variety of new season’s veges to eat? This is a salad where you can add as many or as few Spring vegetables as you like. Rather than cooking or blanching the vegetables all separately, you make this all […]

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Vegetable Gratin

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

A few days ago I was using the Zyliss Smart Guard Slicer Mandolin in preparation for this weekend’s Kitchen Shop product demonstration. I used the vegetables that I had at home and come up with this gratin. It was delicious hot that night and also at room temperature the next day. It’s a particularly good […]

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Spinach & Sorrel Tortilla

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I love having plenty of different herbs growing in our garden. We only have small spaces for planting but I’ve managed to grow most things successfully in pots. Last year I planted sorrel for the first time and didn’t realize that it’s a perennial. This summer’s crop is great. It has a lemony taste and […]

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Spanish Cooked Potatoes

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

These are such a big hit from our Saturday Market Kitchen.
Can be served with a simple fresh salad or as a side dish to another Spanish meal. Ingredients: 20ml olive Oil 3 cloves of garlic 1 onion finely chopped ½ chilli pepper finely chopped 1 green pepper chopped 1kg agria potatoes peeled and diced 200gm […]

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Venison in Sherry with Roquefort Cheese

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Now that evenings are a bit cooler I start to think more about slowcooked meals rather than the BBQ. Last weekend Deidre of WILD GAME convinced me that I should buy her diced wild venison. I’m glad she did. It was delicious. It was obviously meat from a young animal as it was the colour […]

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7 Hour Lamb

Seven Hour Lamb

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

For a long time, until it was replaced by duck breast in berry sauce. Emma always asked for Seven Hour Lamb for her birthday dinner (in winter). I think it’s the ultimate in comfort food. On top of that it’s very easy. In Paris a few years ago I had a pleasurable but slightly weird […]

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BBQ Leg of Lamb with Vegetable Tian

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is easy on the BBQ but you could just as easily do this in the oven. The timing is for a small leg. Preheat the BBQ while preparing the lamb. Trim excess fat from the leg. Make several slits in the meat and push in slivers of fresh garlic. Rub with salt and pepper. […]

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