Canapes

Prosciutto and Rockmelon Crostini

Top chargrilled bread with finely sliced prosciutto and fresh seasonal rockmelon for gourmet-style finger food that your party guests will love.  Best of all, it takes 20 minutes max to make, leaving you plenty of time to mingle with friends.   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Recipe by GH Nutrition Makes 15 […]

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Soba Noodles with Scallops

Ready in 25 minutes | Serves 10   Ingredients Soba Noodles Raddicio Rocket Scallops Olive Oil Mirin   Directions Cook the noodles in boiling water for 5 mins then refresh in cold water. Finely slice the raddicio & rocket & toss with the noodles & oil. Pan sear scallops in foaming butter for a few […]

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Chargrilled pear with goats curd, asparagus and raspberry hazelnut dressing

Serves 1   Ingredients ½ pear cracked black pepper 4 spears asparagus 6 fresh raspberries 6 hazelnuts 60g goats curd 5ml mustard seed oil 5ml olive oil Raspberry coulis   Directions Peel pear & roll in olive oil & pepper. Chargrill or pan sear pear until soft then add the hazelnuts to lightly toast. Steam the […]

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Pears Wrapped With Prosciutto, Served With Parmesan Wafers

Preparation 15 minutes | Cooking 8 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 4 Williams pears 150g Parmesan cheese, grated Non-stick baking paper 300g finely sliced Prosciutto 75g baby rocket leaves 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil   Directions For the Parmesan wafers: Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. […]

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Risotto Balls

Ready in 45 minutes | Serves 6   Ingredients 3 tablespoons Olive Oil 50 grams Butter 1 Chopped onion 2 cloves Roasted Garlic 2 cups Aborio rice Salt/Pepper Rehydrated dried exotic mushrooms 2 slices Proscuitto 1 cup White wine 1 litre Stock or water (approx) Parmesan   Directions Heat olive oil & butter in a […]

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Sticky Tomato Jam

Ready in 50 minutes | Serves 10   Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 2 Spanish onions diced 1 Red capsicum, seeded & diced 12 Tomatoes, seeded squeezed out & roughly chopped Cracked pepper & salt crystals 1 cup Brown sugar 2 tablespoons Tomato paste 1/2 cup White vinegar   Directions Fry off the onion in […]

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Truffle Brie Cheese

Ingredients 200gm Double Brie cheese 25gm Black Truffle Sprinkle of ground salt and pepper   Directions Slice Brie cheese in half and remove lid (like a sandwich). Finely shave 3 layers of truffle over the open surface of the cheese. Add ground salt and pepper to taste. Replace the lid of cheese over the prepared […]

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  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: IN SEASON Apples, pears, quinces, persimmons, mandarins, Aussie navels.   BERRIES Blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are scarce. NSW blueberries starting soon and look for prices to fall.  CANDY MELONS Try these sweet variety of  honey dew melon with a candy aroma. CITRUS It’s our favourite time of year for mandarins right now with fantastic Imperial mandarins and daisy mandarins starting. Lemons and limes good value. FEIJOAS This fruit is really growing in popularity it grows in Canberra and has a really interesting taste KIWIFRUIT Qld Aussie kiwi Goldkiwifruit great at the moment plus try cute and flavourful red kiwis.  NUTS Walnuts and chestnuts.  PAPAYA Scarce.  PERSIMMONS Hard and soft in season (don’t keep in the fridge). PLUMS Still eating and stewing well (cook and freeze now for later). POMEGRANATE Peak season with magnificent large and very glam Aussie poms in season.  VEGETABLES: IN SEASON Broccoli, zucchini, cherry tomatoes.  ASPARAGUS Imported only.   AVOCADOES Improving all the time as the growing season moves further South. Probably a month until the really good fruit.   PEAS Lovely sweet peas this week.  POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season also try grammar pumpkin.  TOMATOES Lots of cherry varieties in season. Local Roma and round (Thilmere) tomatoes.  FLOWERS It’s Mothers Day this weekend so many flowers in store. Great roses, tulips and natives.