Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa
Cheap + Cheerful / Cheese / Fennel / Ginger / Honey / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Special Diets / Thyme / Vegetarian

Honey + Thyme Marinated Halloumi with Pickled Fennel + a Pomegranate, Pistachio Salsa

Say cheese! Nothing, and I mean nothing can beat a good-quality cheese. Soft, crumbly, creamy, oozy, smelly, hard, sharp or mild, cheese is at the heart and soul of many food cultures and cuisines around the world. For me, pure joy comes from finding the right pairing of cheese and accompaniments. It could be as … Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw
Capers / Cauliflower / Cheap + Cheerful / Cherries / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lemon / Light Meals / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Sides / Special Diets / Vegetarian

Cauliflower Steaks with Cherry, Fennel + Caper Slaw

Who doesn’t love the sizzle and smell of a lovely thick piece of eye fillet steak doing its thing on a hot grill? More people than you might think. Once bland and uninspired, vegetarian cooking is enjoying an exciting new look, prompting meat-eaters to put down their steak knives and get better acquainted with pulses, … Continue reading

Crispy Duck, Walnut + Pear Radicchio Cups
Duck / Fennel / Freekah / Lime / Lunch / Radicchio / Rice / Savoury / Spring Onions

Crispy Duck, Walnut + Pear Radicchio Cups

I love a duck, don’t you? This is a bit of a crowd pleaser – I cook up some freekeh or use up any left over brown rice from last night’s dinner, chop up some fennel and spring onion. Toss this with some beautiful crispy roast duck, toasted walnuts, sesame seeds, and spoon into perfect … 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

Wallaby Tartare with Avocado and Fennel
Avocado / Beef / Cumin / Eggs / Fennel / Kangaroo / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Wallaby

Wallaby Tartare with Avocado and Fennel

Don’t let the first word of this dish put you off. Yes, it does involve wallaby and yes, it does involve the wallaby being raw. At this point I’m going to have a guess and say I’ve lost about three-quarters of you. For those of you that are still with me, wallaby is an extremely … Continue reading

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs
Chorizo / Coriander / Fennel / Lemon / Lime / Lunch / Savoury / Scallop / Seafood / Shellfish / Soy Sauce / Spring Onions / Tamari / Yoghurt

Scallops with Yoghurt and Chorizo Crumbs

Scallops are beautiful little things, don’t you think? So summery, light and go so well with so many different flavours, ingredients and styles of cooking. The pub classic ‘surf and turf’ style meals always seem to have a revival in the warmer days of summer, which is wonderful! Who doesn’t love sitting down to a … Continue reading

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi
Bread / Breakfast / Fennel / Goat's Cheese / Lime / Lunch / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood

Salmon Sliders with Pickled Fennel, Pomelo + Wasabi

The prettiest three bites you will take this summer. Little pieces of salmon are quickly flashed in the pan, topped with my go-to quick pickled fennel, and sit on a bed of wasabi-spiked goat’s cheese. Given a pop of added colour and tartness from pink pomelo and sandwiched between buttery brioche buns, these mini morsels … Continue reading

Forbidden Rice Salad with Spring Vegies, Green Apple, Blood Orange + Tofu
Apples / Black Rice / Blood Orange / Brussel Sprouts / Fennel / Lunch / Orange / Pepitas / Radish / Savoury / Soy Sauce / Tamari / Tofu / Wholegrains

Forbidden Rice Salad with Spring Vegies, Green Apple, Blood Orange + Tofu

A bejewelled salad of black ‘Forbidden’ rice, fresh green apple, fennel, radish, little cubes of tofu, and unbelievably juicy blood oranges. Fresh and crunchy with toasted tamari pepitas, crispy brussel sprout leaves and baby sorrel, and tossed with a simple blood orange and olive oil dressing. I don’t know about you, but my tastebuds are … Continue reading

Fisherman’s Flatbread – Salmon, Prosciutto, Fennel + Chilli
Baking / Bread / Breakfast / Capers / Chilli / Fennel / Lemon / Lunch / Parmesan / Polenta / Prosciutto / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Wholegrains / Wholemeal Flour

Fisherman’s Flatbread – Salmon, Prosciutto, Fennel + Chilli

 A lighter, fresher Finger, Fork & Knife take on the pizza I loved as a kid. Every Friday night we would wander down to our little local neighbourhood pizza place where we would sit at the same table and order the same pizza. Not very exciting I know, but it was simply just too good not … Continue reading