With Shallots

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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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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Duck in Red Wine

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last week for our family dinner on my mother’s birthday I decided to cook duck. That’s pretty usual for a family celebration but this time I tried a new recipe from a book, published in 1982, on the cooking of south west France that I bought a few weeks ago. The recipe is very easy […]

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Chicken Chasseir with Potato Gratin Dauphinois

Chicken Chasseur

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ve made this dish, Hunters’ Chicken, for about 35 years and now it’s on our bistro menu. I love the combination of chicken, tomatoes and mushrooms and, it’s easy. I always add baby potatoes as it makes a whole meal in one dish. Our bistro chefs leave them out so I’ve made them optional. Ingredients […]

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Pickled Salmon

Pickled Salmon with Wasabi Potato Salad

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I know this sounds strange to pickle salmon but I didn’t know quite how else to describe it; maybe ‘soused’ is a better word. Anyway, the result was great. I found that if you prepare it at least a day or two ahead of when you want to eat it then it’ll taste even better. […]

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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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Salt Crust Baked Salmon with Fennel, Potato and Green Vegetable Salad

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser over Christmas that’s easy, fresh and can be served warm or at room temperature, try this salmon and vegetable salad dish. Its light and flavoursome and you can use a combination of any green summer vegetables. You could also poach the salmon instead of cooking it in this […]

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