Category: Appetizers

  • Mr Bob’s Gazpacho – The Only Soup I Need This Summer

    Mr Bob’s Gazpacho – The Only Soup I Need This Summer

    Us Brits have long been suspicious of chilled soups – they seem unnatural somehow, in a climate more suited to tartan vacuum flasks and steaming broths. But just as we’ve taken tapas to our hearts and embraced the pungent joys of goat’s cheese and garlic, we’ve grudgingly come to see the virtues of a cool, […]

  • Pickled Red Onions Recipe

    Pickled Red Onions Recipe

    I always have pickled onions in my fridge and I think you should too. This is an easy homemade pickled onion recipe; perfect pickled red onions for tacos, or pickled onions for bbq and sandwiches. Onions contain high levels of vitamins C and B and potassium, as well as dietary antioxidants. In a sealed jar, […]

  • New Zealand’s mussel with Thai spicy sauce

    New Zealand’s mussel with Thai spicy sauce

    Ingredients 15 New Zealand Greenshell Mussels (half shell) 50gm Carrot – julienne 50gm Mung Bean Sprouts 50gm Red Capsicum – julienne 20gm Peanuts – rough chopped 20gm Spring Onions – julienne 15gm Dried Banana Chips – rough chopped 15 Young Small Lettuce Leaves (small boat shape) Dressing ½ Red Chilli (medium heat) – chopped ½ […]

  • Tomato and cheese appetizer

    Tomato and cheese appetizer

    When it comes time to plan your next menu, don’t let the first course fall to the wayside. Start the party with these delicious bites that are sure to enliven everyone’s appetite.  

  • Caviar

    Caviar

    Caviar is a delicacy made from the eggs of a roe fish. Caviar can be served as an appetizer or as a garnish. Known for its buttery texture and lusciously salty taste, caviar is also rich in many nutrients. Vitamin A Caviar is abundant in vitamin A. Also considered an important antioxidant, vitamin A is necessary […]

  • Spiced Citrus Pickled Shrimp

    Spiced Citrus Pickled Shrimp

    Spiced Citrus Pickled Shrimp Recipe Makes: 10 to 15 servings as finger food Total Time: 15 minutes plus 2 to 12 hours for pickling Hands-On Time: 15 minutes Ingredients For the cooking liquid: 1 red onion, quartered 4 bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick 4 garlic cloves, smashed 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns […]

  • Fried Zucchini

    Fried Zucchini

    Ingredients: Olive oil, for frying 1 3/4 cups freshly grated Parmesan 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 3 medium zucchini, cut into 3-inch long by 1/2-inch wide strips Method: Pour enough oil into a large frying pan to reach a depth of 2 inches. Heat the oil over medium […]

  • Russian Salad

    Russian Salad

    History: Historians believe that this salad was the creation of a French chef, M. Olivier, owner and chef of The Hermitage restaurant in Moscow, Russia in the 1860s. Originally cold roast game was used in the salad instead of chicken. All I know is that I can’t imagine the Christmas season without it….can you? Image […]

  • 3 Things to Grill in Foil

    3 Things to Grill in Foil

    Ever wondered what you gonna cook this Sunday before the games. Well there is only 3 things to grill this Autumn…. the rest is all wine. Jerk Chicken Wings Toss 6 split chicken wings, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 3 tablespoons jerk seasoning on a sheet of foil. Form a packet. Grill over high heat, […]

  • White crab and new potato recipe

    White crab and new potato recipe

    This have to be my favourite side dish. It uses a little white crab meat and transforms the humble potato salad into something quite special, using my favourite crab seasonings of lemon, chilli, parsley and good extra virgin olive oil. Shaved fennel can also be added. It serves 4. You will need…   Ingredients: 1kg […]