With Saffron

Chicken-prune-tagine

Chicken, Prune and Jerusalem Artichoke Tagine

Posted on: 14th May, 2014by frenchie

I’m using Jerusalem artichokes again this week because Mike and I really like them, the season has just started and Jason has had them for the last two weekends. This week I decided to try them in a tagine. Ingredients (for 6) 6 chicken Maryland pieces 2 medium size leeks, finely sliced About 500g Jerusalem […]

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seared-squid

Seared Squid on Spanish Style Risotto

Posted on: 26th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ve cooked this several times and have either only used whole squid or a combination of squid, baby octopus and baby cuttlefish. They all work equally well. Inspiration for this dish comes from Spain – the rice isn’t really a true risotto but I didn’t know how best to describe it. Anyway it’s a good […]

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Pear Chutney

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

With an abundance of delicious sweet, juicy pears available from our new stallholder Richard of The Sugar Pear Co, I thought I needed to add new pear recipe to my repertoire. Apart from eating a pear whole as a snack, I often make the classic French pear, rocket, walnut and blue cheese salad with a […]

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Swedish Saffron Cake

Swedish Saffron Cake

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

During the last three weekends I’ve been working in our new Kitchen Shop where we have a good selection of items needed for baking. You may have noticed that it’s rare for me to include baking in our weekly recipes. This is because I’ve never been very good at it. However working amongst the baking […]

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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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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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Pork Belly in Saffron

Pork Belly in saffron and almond sauce

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

It’s difficult to take a photo of this dish but I can assure you it tastes much much better than it looks. It’s another easy Spanish inspired recipe. The sauce would work equally well with chicken pieces or even a firm meaty fish such as monkfish. I bought the pork belly from Churchill Meats. It […]

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Lemon Honey Saffron Chicken

Lemon, Honey and Saffron Chicken

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Wanting to cook something simple but flavoursome for dinner a few days ago, I decided on this Spanish/Moorish inspired dish using chicken pieces I’d bought from Deidre. The chicken needs to be marinated for at least 2 hours but as usual, the longer the better. If you like quite lemony tart flavours, use ½ cup […]

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Cazulea Roasted Chicken

Cazulea roasted chicken and green veges with chorizo

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipes are thanks to Catherine Bell. I know Catherine’s an expert in cazuelas and easy recipes to cook in them so I phoned her for a few ideas. This is her chicken recipe and I used an idea she gave me for the vegetable dish. I cooked both in cazuelas – the flavours […]

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Rice with Fish Saffron Espelette

Rice with Fish, saffron, espelette, peppers and Alioli

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I’m still on a bit of a Spanish thing in what I’m cooking at the moment and this week is about using Spanish rice in a dish other than paella. The inspiration came from a Rick Stein recipe. You can see that I’ve cooked this in a cazuela again and I’ve also used espelette which […]

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