Category Archives: Pork

Sunday Night Dinner. Paella With Chicken and Chorizo.

We eat paella often in our house. Sometimes with seafood. At other times without. Always with chorizo. It’s a wonderfully communal dish to cook and eat. Spicy. Full of flavour. Easy to prepare. I must confess this weekend I ran … Continue reading

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Pasta Pronto. Penne with Little Italian Sausage Meatballs and a Home-made Tomato Sauce.

Meatballs are a perennial favourite in this house. Team them with pasta and a rich tomato sauce and I’m everybody’s best friend. The reality is that making meatballs from scratch can be quite time-consuming. Not exactly practical for a quick dinner … Continue reading

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A Buon Ricordo Favourite. Baked Figs Wrapped in Prosciutto With a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce.

Today at the local grocer’s I picked up some beautiful early season figs. As a nod to Valentine’s Day I knew exactly what would be on the menu tonight. One of my all time favourite dishes. Baked figs wrapped in … Continue reading

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On the Grill. Mark’s Aussie Burgers. With the Works.

Australia Day is fast approaching. This Saturday. January 26th. I can’t think of anything more Australian than a burger cooked on the BBQ. The classic Aussie burger always includes a slice of beetroot. This weekend I was back in Canberra. … Continue reading

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Channelling Maisen. Pork Tonkatsu At Home

Tonkatsu. Panko crumbed and fried pork cutlet. Served with shredded cabbage and special sauce. Crisp, crunchy and delicious. For a truly decadent tonkatsu experience in Tokyo we like to visit Maisen in Omotesando. Just around the corner from Shibuya. Famous … Continue reading

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From the Vietnamese Imperial Court. Spring Rolls With Pork, Crab and Prawns.

Something substantial to serve with drinks.  From the Vietnamese Imperial Court. Spring Rolls with  pork, prawn and crab no less. Fit for an emperor. Crisp, crunchy and delicious. And so easy to prepare. All the work is in the preparation … Continue reading

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Summer on a Plate. Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken With Rosemary and Garlic.

I love the gutsy, robust Mediterranean flavours of this dish. Delicious. Redolent of long, hot, hazy summer afternoons. It’s an impressive looking dish which I often cook for a crowd and serve on platters in the centre of the table. … Continue reading

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Pork, Prawn and Shiitake Mushroom San Choi Bau with Roasted Peanuts

I had forgotten about this little gem of a recipe, until reminded by my daughters last week. Chinese Pork, Prawn and Shiitake Mushroom San Choi Bau.  Served in lettuce cups with a sprinkling of  chopped roasted peanuts for crunch. I used to make … Continue reading

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The Secret Behind a Great Bolognese. It’s All About the Soffritto.

Pasta with Bolognese. Possibly the most popular home cooked meal in Australia. For such a simple dish it comes in many guises from the good to the bad and the downright ugly. I’m no expert on Bolognese sauce but I … Continue reading

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On the Grill. Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.

Its spring and that means asparagus season is in full swing – in fact asparagus is one of the first vegetables ready to be harvested in spring. I can never get my head around the fact that such a delicious vegetable thrives … Continue reading

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