BRINED SLOW-COOKED LAMB WITH HUMMUS, TOMATO SALAD AND MINT SALSA

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BRINED SLOW-COOKED LAMB WITH HUMMUS, TOMATO SALAD AND MINT SALSA
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lamb shoulder bone-in (about 1.3kg), trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic bruised
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
Tomato and pickled onion salad
  • 1/2 Spanish onion thinly sliced
  • 75 ml chardonnay vinegar
  • 50 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp coarsely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 long red chilli halved
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • Pinch mustard seeds
  • Pinch black peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes halved, 1 punnet
  • 80 g canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • Small handful herbs such as basil, coriander, mint and flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tsp lemon juice mixed with
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Hummus
  • 150 g canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove blanched
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
Mint salsa
  • 1 cup mint firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley firmly packed
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 70 ml grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp chardonnay vinegar
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4 hours
Passive Time 3 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lamb shoulder bone-in (about 1.3kg), trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic bruised
  • 1 rosemary sprig
  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
Tomato and pickled onion salad
  • 1/2 Spanish onion thinly sliced
  • 75 ml chardonnay vinegar
  • 50 ml rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp coarsely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 long red chilli halved
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • Pinch mustard seeds
  • Pinch black peppercorns
  • 1 clove
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes halved, 1 punnet
  • 80 g canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • Small handful herbs such as basil, coriander, mint and flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tsp lemon juice mixed with
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Hummus
  • 150 g canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove blanched
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
Mint salsa
  • 1 cup mint firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley firmly packed
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 70 ml grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp chardonnay vinegar
Instructions
  1. For brine, bring ingredients and 3 litres of water to the boil in a saucepan. Set aside to cool, then chill in the refrigerator (45 minutes to 1 hour).
  2. Place lamb in a container, pour in brine to cover, place a plate on top to keep submerged and refrigerate for 3 hours to lightly brine. Remove lamb and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Preheat oven to 110C. Place lamb in a deep roasting pan with garlic, rosemary and chicken stock. Cover with foil and braise until meat is falling off the bone (6-7 hours).
  4. For tomato and pickled onion salad, place onion in a bowl. Combine vinegars, sugar, ginger, chilli, garlic, spices and 120ml water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Strain liquid through a fine sieve over onion, reserving pickling liquid for another use. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside until completely cold (30-40 minutes). Drain onion, place in a bowl with remaining ingredients and toss to combine.
  5. Meanwhile, for hummus, blend ingredients in a food processor until a smooth purée forms, adding 1-2 tsp water if necessary. Season to taste.
  6. For mint salsa, process mint, parsley, garlic and grapeseed oil in a food processor until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, stir in vinegar, season to taste.
  7. Serve lamb with hummus, tomato and pickled onion salad, and mint salsa alongside.

Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onion and Apple Confit

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Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onion and Apple Confit
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 kg pork shoulder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large yellow onions halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 in large Granny Smith apple peeled, cut1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon teaspoon dried thyme or 1fresh thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Rocket or watercress to serve
  • Cauliflower or Celeriac Puree to serve
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 kg pork shoulder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large yellow onions halved, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 in large Granny Smith apple peeled, cut1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon teaspoon dried thyme or 1fresh thyme
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Rocket or watercress to serve
  • Cauliflower or Celeriac Puree to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 220c.
  2. Pat the pork dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large oven-proof pot or Dutch oven with a lid. Brown pork on all sides, turning with tongs, 6-8 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer pork to plate. Pour off excess fat from pot. Add onion and 1 teaspoon salt. Sauté over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are very soft ad deep golden brown, 18-20 minutes.
  4. Add brandy and stir to deglaze pan.
  5. Add apple, garlic and thyme. Cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  6. Return pork to pot, nestling it down in the onions. Add cider and chicken stock.
  7. Cover pot and place in oven. Reduce heat to 160c. Braise until meat is very tender, 2 1/2-3 hours. Return pot to cooktop. Transfer pork to a cutting board.
  8. Boil onion and apples until thickened and liquid slightly reduced, 1-2 minutes. Stir in mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. Cut pork in serving pieces and arrange on serving platter or individual dinner plates.
  10. Spoon onion apple confit over and around the meat.
  11. Serve with a lightly dressed rocket or watercress salad.

Lamb Shoulder and Broccolini Braise

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Lamb Shoulder and Broccolini Braise
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Passive Time 2 days
Servings
Ingredients
Lamb
  • cup ¼sugar
  • cup ¾kosher salt plus more
  • 1 - 1.5 kg bone-in lamb shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 medium onions coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups low salt chicken stock
Garlic Emulsion And Garnish
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or more
  • teaspoon ½kosher salt plus more
  • cup ¾vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch broccolini stems reserved for another use, cut into small pieces
  • leaves Flat-leaf parsley and fresh tarragon for garnish
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Passive Time 2 days
Servings
Ingredients
Lamb
  • cup ¼sugar
  • cup ¾kosher salt plus more
  • 1 - 1.5 kg bone-in lamb shoulder
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 medium onions coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups low salt chicken stock
Garlic Emulsion And Garnish
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or more
  • teaspoon ½kosher salt plus more
  • cup ¾vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch broccolini stems reserved for another use, cut into small pieces
  • leaves Flat-leaf parsley and fresh tarragon for garnish
Instructions
  1. Whisk sugar, ¾ cup salt, and 10 cups water in a large bowl until salt and sugar dissolve. Add lamb, cover, and chill for at least 12 hours and up to 2 days.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, rosemary sprig, thyme sprig, and bay leaf. Cook, stirring often, until onions are golden brown and soft, 10-15 minutes. Remove pot from heat and add wine, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Return pot to heat and simmer until wine is reduced by half, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove lamb shoulder from brine; add to pot, along with stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently, partially covered and skimming fat occasionally, until lamb is fork-tender, 5-6 hours.
  4. Transfer lamb to a platter and remove bones. Cut or shred meat into bite-size pieces. If needed, boil cooking liquid in pot until reduced to 6 cups, 15-30 minutes. Season sauce with salt, if needed. Return lamb to pot.
Garlic Emulsion and Garnish
  1. Place eggs in a small saucepan and add water to cover by 1-inch. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Cover and let sit for 3 minutes. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely. Peel.
  2. Combine eggs, garlic, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, and ½ teaspoons salt in a blender. With the motor running, gradually add oil, blending until a creamy sauce forms. Season garlic emulsion with salt and more lemon juice, if desired.
  3. Cook broccolini in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water.
  4. Divide lamb braise among bowls and garnish with broccoli, parsley, tarragon, and garlic emulsion.

Roasted cauliflower salad with pickled grapes

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Roasted cauliflower salad with pickled grapes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Platter
Ingredients
Cauliflower
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt to taste
  • 2 French shallots peeled and finely sliced
  • leaves ¼ bunch parsley picked
  • 150 g hazelnuts roasted, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • Sumac to garnish
Pickled grapes
  • 20 seedless red grapes
  • 200 ml red wine vinegar
  • 100 ml olive oil
Dressing
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
Platter
Ingredients
Cauliflower
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt to taste
  • 2 French shallots peeled and finely sliced
  • leaves ¼ bunch parsley picked
  • 150 g hazelnuts roasted, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • Sumac to garnish
Pickled grapes
  • 20 seedless red grapes
  • 200 ml red wine vinegar
  • 100 ml olive oil
Dressing
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 230˚C.
  2. Leaving the cauliflower whole, remove the outer leaves and place it on an oven tray. Drizzle with olive oil and a hefty sprinkle of sea salt and bake for 45 minutes. The top will colour and give the cauliflower the most amazing nutty flavour. Once cooked, leave the cauliflower to cool, then break it down into small florets.
  3. Meanwhile, to pickle the grapes, heat a large heavy-based frying pan over high heat until smoking hot. Throw in the grapes and shake them in the pan for about 10 seconds or until blistered and scorched. Add the vinegar and continue to shake the grapes around the pan for another 5 -10 seconds. Pour the grapes and the liquid into a bowl and cover them with olive oil.
  4. To make the dressing, whisk together the red wine vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil and continue to whisk until emulsified.
  5. To assemble the salad, combine the cauliflower florets, shallots, parsley, hazelnuts and pickled grapes in a large mixing bowl. Splash in a couple of tablespoons of the dressing and season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently mix the salad, then place in a serving bowl and give it a light dusting with sumac to finish.

Pink gnocchi with a green core and ricotta cream

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Pink gnocchi with a green core and ricotta cream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
as a starter
Ingredients
Gnocchi
  • 50 g potato flour
  • Butter
Beetroot puree
  • 300 g of beetroot peeled and chopped
  • 100 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
Ricotta sauce
  • 200 g of ricotta
  • 50 ml of whole milk warm
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 30 g of butter
Pesto
  • 100 g of basil leaves
  • 50 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 g of pine nuts
  • 30 g of Parmesan grated
Garnish
  • Mint leaves
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
as a starter
Ingredients
Gnocchi
  • 50 g potato flour
  • Butter
Beetroot puree
  • 300 g of beetroot peeled and chopped
  • 100 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • salt to taste
Ricotta sauce
  • 200 g of ricotta
  • 50 ml of whole milk warm
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 30 g of butter
Pesto
  • 100 g of basil leaves
  • 50 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 g of pine nuts
  • 30 g of Parmesan grated
Garnish
  • Mint leaves
Instructions
  1. To begin, make the beetroot purée by boiling the beetroots for 30 minutes, or until soft. Then blend them with the oil and salt in a food processor. Pass through a sieve until you obtain a smooth, velvety sauce
  2. To make the pesto, blend all the ingredients together to obtain a thick consistency and transfer to a squeezy bottle
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the boiled, mashed potatoes with a pinch of salt, the potato flour and ¾ of the beetroot puree
  4. Lightly dust a table with flour and roll the mixture into long sausages. Cut out pieces of gnocchi weighing about 20g
  5. Boil the gnocchi in salted boiling water. Once they rise to the surface, drain and mix with a little butter to stop the gnocchi from sticking
  6. Pipe a little pesto into each gnocchi
  7. Mix the ricotta cheese with the salt and warm milk in a blender. Pass through a sieve
  8. To serve, pour some large drops of ricotta sauce and beetroot purée on a serving plate. Place the gnocchi between the sauces and decorate with some mint

Slow braised pork belly with apple soup, garlic purée and Port jus

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Slow braised pork belly with apple soup, garlic purée and Port jus
Course Dessert, Entree
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 120 minutes
Passive Time 2 days
Servings
as a starter
Ingredients
Pork Belly
  • 1 kg of pork belly
  • 100 g of sea salt
Apple Soup
  • 2 Royal Gala apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 10 g of butter
  • 100 ml of white chicken stock
  • black pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt
Garlic purée
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of double cream
  • 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil
  • 50 g of butter
Port jus
  • 290 ml of dry white port
Course Dessert, Entree
Prep Time 60 minutes
Cook Time 120 minutes
Passive Time 2 days
Servings
as a starter
Ingredients
Pork Belly
  • 1 kg of pork belly
  • 100 g of sea salt
Apple Soup
  • 2 Royal Gala apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 10 g of butter
  • 100 ml of white chicken stock
  • black pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt
Garlic purée
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of double cream
  • 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil
  • 50 g of butter
Port jus
  • 290 ml of dry white port
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle half the salt in the bottom of a tray and add the porky, skin-side down. Add the rest of the salt on top and rub in well. Cover with clingfilm and place in the fridge for 12 hours
  2. Heat the oven to 80°C. Wash, dry and then wrap in cling film and then tin foil. Roast for 12 hours. Keep the juices for the Port jus; you will need 950ml
  3. Remove from the oven, place another tray on top of the belly and weight down. Leave in the fridge for 24 hours. Remove the tin foil and the cling film and cut into portions
  4. Brown the belly on all sides in a frying pan. Then place in a warm oven at 150°C
  5. Place the apples in a saucepan with a pinch salt, sugar and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. When soft, liquidise and push through a sieve. Season, adding a knob of butter. Set aside
  6. Heat the oven to 160°C. Wrap the garlic cloves in a large sheet of tin foil, douse with the grapeseed oil and season
  7. Wrap into a parcel and slowly roast for 1 ½ hours. Take out and peel the cloves. Put into a blender with the cream, butter and balsamic. Blitz to a fine purée, sieve if desired and keep until needed
  8. Reduce the stock by two thirds. Keep tasting; you want a full flavoured jus. Pass through a sieve into another pan. Reduce the white port until syrupy, then add the port to the jus
  9. To plate warm all the components separately and serve with the pork belly

Nectarine, Fried Mozzarella & Basil Stacks with Balsamic Glaze

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Nectarine, Fried Mozzarella & Basil Stacks with Balsamic Glaze
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
stacks
Ingredients
  • 4 large nectarines sliced into rounds
  • 12 leaves large basil
  • 350 g large fresh mozzarella balls sliced into 8 thick round slices
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings
stacks
Ingredients
  • 4 large nectarines sliced into rounds
  • 12 leaves large basil
  • 350 g large fresh mozzarella balls sliced into 8 thick round slices
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Balsamic Glaze
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Add vinegar and brown sugar to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce to a very low simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, until liquid reduces by about half and is slightly syrupy. Remove from heat, pour vinegar in a bowl or glass to pour, and set aside to cool and thicken.
  2. In a large bowl, combine panko, flour, parmesan, salt, pepper and cayenne, mixing thoroughly to combine. In a small bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Take each slice of fresh mozzarella and coat it in the beaten egg, then dredge it through the bread crumb mix, pressing on both sides to adhere. Repeat with the remaining slices.
  3. Heat a large fry pan over high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and sear both sides of the nectarines for 1 to minutes until just warmed, but still firm. Set aside and keep the nectarines warm.
  4. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan and when hot, fry coated mozzarella, turning carefully once or twice, until golden and cheese starts to melt but still retains its shape, around 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towel.
  5. To assemble, place one nectarine to a plate, top with 1 slice of fried mozzarella and then a basil leaf. Repeat the layer one more time and finish with a nectarine. Garish with basil and freshly grated pepper. Drizzle on the balsamic glaze.
Recipe Notes

To cut Nectarine Rounds - Start at one end of the fruit and slice until you run into the stone. It should be about 2 thick slices in. Then cute another slice into top of the nectarine until you hit the stone. Now carefully use your knife and cut all the way around, so now you should have 1 nectarine slice that is only attached only at the stone. The take a small pairing knife and very carefully cut around the stone to release the slice. You should now have 1 slice with a hole in the middle - use this in the middle of stack.

Rockmelon With Fried Camembert, Parma Ham, Raspberry Reduction & Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Rockmelon With Fried Camembert, Parma Ham, Raspberry Reduction & Cranberry Vinaigrette
Course Entree
Prep Time 25
Cook Time 25
Servings
Ingredients
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 200 g Camembert wheel quartered and frozen for 1 hour
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries defrosted and drained
  • 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cups sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cups canola oil plus more for frying
  • 30 g sliced Parma ham or prosciutto
  • 1 5 cm wedge rockmelon peeled and cut into 1.5cm pieces
  • 2 tsp hulled pumpkin seeds lightly toasted
  • Italian parsley leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Sliced baguette lightly toasted, for serving
Course Entree
Prep Time 25
Cook Time 25
Servings
Ingredients
  • Oil for frying
  • 1/2 cups Flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 200 g Camembert wheel quartered and frozen for 1 hour
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries defrosted and drained
  • 1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cups sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cups canola oil plus more for frying
  • 30 g sliced Parma ham or prosciutto
  • 1 5 cm wedge rockmelon peeled and cut into 1.5cm pieces
  • 2 tsp hulled pumpkin seeds lightly toasted
  • Italian parsley leaves for garnish (optional)
  • Sliced baguette lightly toasted, for serving
Instructions
  1. Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 shallow bowls. Dredge Camembert wedges in flour, then dip in eggs, and coat in bread crumbs; transfer to a parchment paper–lined plate and freeze until ready to fry
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, cook mashing berries until sauce is thickened, 8–10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Wipe pan clean, simmer half the cranberries, the vinegars, mustard, and brown sugar until cranberries soften and vinegars are reduced by half, 8–10 minutes. Let cool slightly and transfer to a blender. Add remaining salt and the lemon juice and purée until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in oil until emulsified set vinaigrette aside.
  4. Heat oil in a saucepan or deep fryer to 180c Working in 2 batches, fry frozen Camembert until golden brown and crisp, 2–3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer cheese to paper towels to drain.
  5. To serve, spread some of the reserved raspberry reduction and vinaigrette on a serving plate; arrange ham and rockmelon. Top with fried cheese; garnish with remaining cranberries, the pumpkin seeds, and parsley leaves. Serve with toasted baguette on the side.

Cauliflower Bisque with Browned Butter Croutons

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Cauliflower Bisque with Browned Butter Croutons
Combine milk, stock, cauliflower, potato, onion, garlic, and thyme in a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are very tender, 18 to 20 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, swirling occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Add bread and cook, stirring often, until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Discard thyme sprigs. Puree soup, in batches, in a blender until smooth. Add cream and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with croutons, pomegranate seeds, and chives.
Course Entree
Prep Time 25
Cook Time 15
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups full fat milk
  • 2.5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 small head cauliflower separated into florets, about 450g
  • 350 grams starchy potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • 3 cups cubed ciabatta bread
  • 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cups pomegranate seeds
  • Chopped chives for serving
Course Entree
Prep Time 25
Cook Time 15
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups full fat milk
  • 2.5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 small head cauliflower separated into florets, about 450g
  • 350 grams starchy potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • 3 cups cubed ciabatta bread
  • 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/3 cups pomegranate seeds
  • Chopped chives for serving
Instructions
  1. Combine milk, stock, cauliflower, potato, onion, garlic, and thyme in a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until the vegetables are very tender, 18 to 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, swirling occasionally, until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Add bread and cook, stirring often, until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Discard thyme sprigs. Puree soup, in batches, in a blender until smooth. Add cream and pulse to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve topped with croutons, pomegranate seeds, and chives.

Banana, tofu and sugar snap pea risotto

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Banana, tofu, sugar snap pea and banana risotto
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 in bananas peeled and cutbite sized chunks
  • 2 tsp. Sambal Oelek
  • 1&1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. saffron or turmeric
  • 250 grams sugar snap peas cleaned and halved
  • 3 tbs. sunflower oil
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup risotto rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 in bananas peeled and cutbite sized chunks
  • 2 tsp. Sambal Oelek
  • 1&1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. saffron or turmeric
  • 250 grams sugar snap peas cleaned and halved
  • 3 tbs. sunflower oil
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt and pepper