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

Kingfish, Lime + Chilli Ceviche with Sweet Potato Chips
Cheap + Cheerful / Chilli / Coriander / Cucumber / Light Meals / Lime / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Red Onion / Savoury / Seafood

Kingfish, Lime + Chilli Ceviche with Sweet Potato Chips

A big, bright, spanking fresh fish dish that brings all your senses to life. Raw kingfish is tossed in lime juice, chilli, and coriander and gently ‘cooked’ by the acid in the marinade. It’s fast, a treat for the eyes, and a party for the taste buds. It’s the perfect dish to add a touch … 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

Walnut-Crusted Barramundi with Noodles
Baking / Chilli / Coriander / Dairy-Free / Honey / Lemon / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Soy Sauce / Special Diets / Uncategorized / Walnuts

Walnut-Crusted Barramundi with Noodles

A dish inspired by the Fridays of my childhood. We lived in a little street at the top of very steep hill in Sydney’s northern suburbs. At the bottom of the street was the local fish and chip shop that cooked up the crispiest, freshest fish and the most perfectly fried golden chips. On Fridays … Continue reading

The Seagull Burger – Fish, Citrus, Hot Coconut Mayo + Rocket with Brioche
Avocado / Blood Orange / Bread / Chilli / Coconut / Coconut Oil / Fruit / Lime / Lunch / Mayonnaise / Mint / Orange / Red Onion / Savoury / Seafood

The Seagull Burger – Fish, Citrus, Hot Coconut Mayo + Rocket with Brioche

Inspired by one of my favourite summertime tipples, the minty, lime-spiked Mojito, The Seagull has everything you could ever want in a burger. Fillets of Rockling mingle with lime juice and mint in a simple but punchy marinade before being gently pan-fried. Along with the Mojito-happy fish, the soft buttery brioche bun is layered with … 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

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche
Breakfast / Chilli / Creme Fraiche / Lemon / Lunch / Mint / Peas / Pinenuts / Rocket / Salmon / Savoury / Seafood / Seaweed / Trout

Cold Smoked Ocean Trout + Peas with Minty Crème Fraiche

When it’s warm outside it’s natural to crave lighter, fresher tasting foods. On days when the mercury has risen beyond my comfort level, cold-smoked fish is my go-to for a fast, healthy lunch or light dinner that is both nourishing and satisfying. Trout, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, dark green veggies, walnuts and linseed, is chock-full … 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