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Poached Salmon with Roasted Vegetables and Herb Sauce

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Every weekend shopping at our Market I see so many fantastic fresh ingredients that I want to cook that I’m a bit inclined to go overboard and buy too much. This recipe is one where I managed to use a big selection of stallholders delicious products and have a delicious light spring dinner. 1 medium […]

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Oven Baked Hapuka

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This is a really easy meal that can be prepared and cooked very quickly. I use a heavy cast iron frying pan that goes from the stove top into the oven, so everything is done in one pan. The fish sits on a bed of leeks and is topped with a herbed bread crumb crust. I […]

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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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Fish Tagine

Fish Tagine

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

An easy tagine where you make the sauce well in advance (even keep some in the deep freezer) and when you’re nearly ready for dinner, simply heat the sauce and cook the fish for a few minutes. It’s done. I was prompted to make this last weekend by the fact that Jimmy had fantastic large […]

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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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Scallopini (or courgette) Chutney

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I like to have a good selection of chutneys in our pantry as I consider they’re essential to any good sandwich. We always have some from Terry Lister who sells at our market every weekend. His wife’s Maharajah Chutney is a favourite. Recently however, with an abundance of vegetables in our garden, I decided to […]

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Venison Tagine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week Deirdre from the Wild Game stall on Saturdays gave me a pack of venison neck chops. I’d never used that cut before but I definitely will again. As well as the fact they taste good, I overheard Dierdre telling a customer that they’re very good value. This tagine recipe also works with beef […]

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Mussels in Tomato & White Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week we had an overabundance of tomatoes that I’d picked from our plants. After several days of using tomatoes in all sorts of salads I decided to cook the rest. The result was a delicious sauce that I used as a base for several dinners – with grilled aubergines and courgettes, another with pan […]

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Slowcooked Pork Belly

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

You don’t need to be very precise with what goes into this recipe. Pork belly, chorizo, tomatoes and white beans are the main ingredients; vary the quantities of each as you wish. Method Cut a large piece of pork belly into cubes approx 4-5cms square allowing approx 2 per person. Cut up chorizo into 2 […]

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Marinated Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipe is another we’ve tried both on the BBQ and in the oven. The longer you can marinate it during the day the better. Deidre in our market has a really good selection of fresh free range chicken – pieces in various forms and whole chickens. 
Next week I’ll give you a couscous […]

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