Christmas

Christmas Zabaglione Semi-Freddo

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The joy of a semi-freddo is that unlike an ice-cream there is no need for an ice-cream churn. The unique properties of eggs made this […]

Slablova with Strawberry Curd

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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 ½ hours (plus standing time)

Ingredients:
6 egg whites (it’s easier to separate eggs when room temperature)
1½ cups (330 grams) […]

Aperol and Red Grapefruit Cocktail

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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
Crushed ice
360ml Aperol
10 red or pink grapefruit, juiced and strained
1 bottle (750ml) sparkling wine
Lime slices, to garnish

  1. Fill 6 martini glasses […]

Seafood Platter with Chimichurri Sauce and Chipotle Mayonnaise

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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes plus soaking time
Cooking Time: 4 minutes

Oysters with wasabi dressing
1 tablespoon (20ml) lime juice
1 tablespoon (20ml) peanut oil
2 teaspoons wasabi paste
1 green onion […]

Roast Salmon Fillets with Salsa Verde, Potato and Rocket Salad and Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:
2 x 1kg salmon fillets, skin on, cut from two sides of the same fish
Salt and freshly ground […]

Roast Turkey with Italian Sausage Seasoning and Vegetables

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Servings: 10
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time:  4¾ hours

Ingredients:
1 x 4 kg turkey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
50cm square muslin or ham skin or prosciutto or […]

Sago Christmas Pudding with Custard and Brandy Butter

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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 hours

Ingredients:
1/3 cup (65g) sago (seed tapioca)
1 cup (250ml) milk plus 1 tablespoon (20ml) extra
125g butter
1/2 cup (110g) sugar
1 […]

Little Christmas Cakes with Eggnog Buttercream

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Servings: 20-22
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup (150g) mixed dried fruit
½ cup (75g) chopped dates
½ cup (75g) chopped prunes
¼ cup (35g) slivered almonds
1 […]

Smoked Duck with Christmas Spiced Pickled Cherries

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Christmas Canapés
Makes: 24
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

2 x 200g duck breasts, skin on

Smoking Mixture
1 tablespoon black tea leaves
1 tablespoon herbal tea (eg an […]

Almond Gazpacho with Seared Scallops

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Christmas Canapés
Makes 18 shot glasses
Preparation 10 minutes + one hour refrigeration
Cooking 2 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups (220g) white sourdough bread, crusts removed, cut into cubes
1 cup (160g) […]