Hapuka Ceviche with Sunshine Citrus Salt + Apple, Beet Crisps
Apples / Avocado / Beetroot / Chilli / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Lime / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Seafood / Special Diets

Hapuka Ceviche with Sunshine Citrus Salt + Apple, Beet Crisps

This is a crowd-pleasing glamour dish that you should absolutely make as the weather starts to warm up and you start looking for fresh, summer-spirited food to fill your belly with. Apart from being a beautiful tasting dish, it also couldn’t be simpler to throw together. The little cubes of super-fresh fish are tossed in … Continue reading

Champagne Clams with Chilli, Almonds + Zucchini
Almonds / Beans / Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Dairy-Free / Light Meals / Lunch / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Orange / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Sides / Special Diets / Zucchini

Champagne Clams with Chilli, Almonds + Zucchini

A quick and flavour-packed clam dish and accompanying side salad of white beans, sweet peas, and goats cheese. Beautiful ivory-shelled clams are steamed until tender and fragrant in a broth of champagne, chilli, shallot, and garlic. Simple, clean and best eaten with your fingers, this dish is a wonderful excuse to put on a garden … Continue reading

Crispy Skinned Blue Eye, Grilled Octopus with Smoked Tomato + Squid Ink Linguine
Creme Fraiche / Lemon / Lunch / Parsnip / Savoury / Seafood

Crispy Skinned Blue Eye, Grilled Octopus with Smoked Tomato + Squid Ink Linguine

2 x 200gm Blue-Eye Trevalla fillets – or another firm fleshed white fish such as Barramundi Olive oil Sea salt 100g dried squid ink linguine 1 octopus tentacle 2 cups good quality organic tomato soup 2 tbsp liquid hickory smoke 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 medium parsnip, chopped into … Continue reading

Balmain Bug Brioche with Coconut Mayo + Green Apple Slaw
Apples / Bread / Breakfast / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coconut Oil / Eggs / Fennel / Lemon / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish

Balmain Bug Brioche with Coconut Mayo + Green Apple Slaw

For a slightly more lavish picnic fare try these brioche rolls. Adding a touch of Finger, Fork & Knife to the classic New England Lobster Roll, I’ve used sweet, delicate Balmain Bug meat, and lightened things up a little by making my own mayonnaise – that has a summery coconut kick. Dusted with a little … Continue reading

Scallop + Fennel Fettuccine with Roasted Grapes, Kale + Macadamia Nuts
Cheese / Fennel / Grapes / Hazelnuts / kale / Lemon / Lunch / Pasta / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood

Scallop + Fennel Fettuccine with Roasted Grapes, Kale + Macadamia Nuts

Sometimes a comforting bowl of pasta is all you need to make you smile. While I don’t eat a lot of pasta myself, there are times when I enjoy using pasta as a sort of blank canvas that allows me to get creative with new flavours and textures. That’s what I did today and it … Continue reading

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Basil / Bread / Coconut / Coconut Milk / Coriander / Eggs / Ginger / Honey / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Mint / Panko Breadcrumbs / Pineapple / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Spring Onions / Yoghurt

Beach Bum Sliders – Prawn + Coconut Patties with Caramalised Pineapple + Minty Avocado Mayo

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must lie back, tip the brim of their hat over their eyes, take a sip of something fruity, a bite of something light and delicious, and do nothing else but soak up the sun. The unfortunate reality is this kind of do-nothing situation is something of … Continue reading

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo
Avocado / Baking / Bread / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Cumin / Jicama / kale / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Paprika / Pepitas / Potato / Savoury / Seafood / Sesame Seeds / Shellfish / Spinach / Sweet Potato

Spiced Calamari, Kale + Purple Potato Chip Bagel with Jicama Salsa + Chipotle Mayo

You know that feeling when you just need to break free from the ordinary, the unadorned, the uninspiring? That feeling when a plain old ham, cheese and tomato sandwich isn’t going to cut it for your midday tummy-filler. Don’t get me wrong, a classic HCT can, and has, hit the spot for me on many … Continue reading

Grilled Chilli Soy Prawns + Avocado Citrus Salad
Avocado / Chilli / Coriander / Fish Sauce / Lime / Lunch / Orange / Palm Sugar / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Soy Sauce / Tamari

Grilled Chilli Soy Prawns + Avocado Citrus Salad

My love for anything prawn is real and true. No matter how it is prepared and cooked it is sure to make me smile. My Grilled Chilli Soy Prawns + Avocado Citrus Salad are definitely ear-to-ear smile worthy. Imagine big, juicy prawns in their shells char-grilled with fragrant garlic, soy and chillies. Paired with a … Continue reading

Grilled Sardines with Fig-glazed Jamon and Fresh Pea Remoulade
Buckwheat / Grapes / Lunch / Peas / Prosciutto / Savoury / Seafood

Grilled Sardines with Fig-glazed Jamon and Fresh Pea Remoulade

I like fish. No, that’s wrong. I love fish. So, given my ardent affection for water-dwelling creatures I thought I’d make the most of the fresh sardines at my local market. My Grilled Sardines with Fig-glazed Jamon and Fresh Pea Remoulade recipe is simple, delicious, fresh and embarrassingly easy to prepare. Grilled at a very … Continue reading