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

Chilled Avocado, Mint + Cucumber Soup with Prawns + Chickpeas
Almond Milk / Avocado / Cheap + Cheerful / Chickpeas / Lemon / Light Meals / Lime / Main Course / Meals + Courses / Mint / Paprika / Shellfish

Chilled Avocado, Mint + Cucumber Soup with Prawns + Chickpeas

A clean, simple, and vibrant green avocado soup inspired by an unseasonably warm winter’s day. This soup is a lovely soft shade of green, fragrant with fresh mint, cucumber, and almond milk. It gets heat from green habanero sauce, and lifted by freshly squeezed lime juice. A final adornment of honey and paprika spiced chickpeas … 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

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

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

Zesty Crab, Chilli and Kaffir Lime on Betel Leaves
Carrot / Chilli / Fish Sauce / Lunch / Peanuts / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish / Tamari

Zesty Crab, Chilli and Kaffir Lime on Betel Leaves

These exciting, flavour-packed little parcels are perfect for getting the party started. Lime, chilli, coconut, carrot, roasted peanuts, and crab meat make these leaves sweet and salty, rich with texture, flavour and colour. They are the quintessential summer nibble. 2 tsp tamarind paste 1 tbsp palm sugar, grated ½ tbsp lime juice 1 tsp fish … Continue reading

Spicy Asahi and Ginger Poached Crab
Beer / Chilli / Ginger / Lemongrass / Savoury / Seafood / Shellfish

Spicy Asahi and Ginger Poached Crab

A little bit salty, a little bit sweet, a whole lot of finger-licking goodness. My recipe for Spicy Asahi and Ginger Poached Crab is a rough and ready, flavourful summertime dish made with fragrant lemongrass, ginger, chilli, and beer. Finger-lickingly good for lazy days on the beach and balmy summer evenings. So crack a beer, … Continue reading

Green Papaya Salad with Pan-Roasted Scallops
Chilli / Lemon / Mint / Papaya / Savoury / Scallop / Shellfish

Green Papaya Salad with Pan-Roasted Scallops

This fresh, colourful, light as a feather Asian-inspired salad uses green papaya, toasted cashews, carrot, and a sweet and spicy soy dressing to give fresh scallops a South-East Asian twist. 4 scallops, roe removed 500g green papaya, peeled and finely shredded 1 large carrot, finely shredded 1 spring onion, finely shredded 2 tbsp cashew nuts, … Continue reading