Creamy Pumpkin Soup Australian Foods Vegetarian Foods 

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

  Creamy Pumpkin Soup Creamy Pumpkin Soup Nearly every Australian family has its own version of this delicious golden soup. They usually make it with hard-shelled winter squash, which they call pumpkin Ingredients – ¼ c. butter or margarine*. – 1 large onion, peeled and chopped. – ½ tsp. curry powder. – 1 16-oz. can pumpkin (2 c.). – ¼ tsp. salt. – 2 c. half-and-half*. – 2½ c. vegetable broth. – ⅓ c. sour cream*. – ⅛ tsp. cinnamon. – 2 tsp. minced parsle. Instructions Step 1:Melt butter in…

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Prawns baked with vermicelli Australian Foods 

Prawns baked with vermicelli

Prawns baked with vermicelli Prawns baked with vermicelli This dish is found mostly in Chinatown in Bangkok, but it deserves to be eaten everywhere,” says David Thompson. “The noodles are dry and that’s why they really do benefit from a good marinade. Toss and turn the noodles often to ensure an even distribution of the sauce. I love it when the noodles are overcooked and almost burnt on the edges. Take them that far when you cook them and you’ll see what I mean.” This recipe can be started a…

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Marinated Petuna Ocean Trout with bonito mayonnaise Australian Foods 

Marinated Petuna Ocean Trout with bonito mayonnaise

Marinated Petuna Ocean Trout with bonito mayonnaise Marinated Petuna Ocean Trout with bonito mayonnaise Marinated Petuna Ocean Trout with bonito mayonnaise Ingredients Serves 10 Prep time 20 mins Cooking time: 2 mins – 110 ready to cook pappadums Olive oil, for brushing. – 200 gm Petuna Ocean Trout fi llet (a mixof shoulder and belly meat is nice), skin off and pin-bones removed 2 sprigs lemon thyme, leaves picked. – ¹⁄³ bunch chives, fi nely chopped. – 30 ml extra-virgin olive oil. – 1 tsp rice wine vinegar Sea salt…

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Asian Foods Australian Foods 

Pho bo

Pho bo Pho bo To make chicken pho, replace the beef bones and cuts with a large chicken (about two kilos) and four chicken carcasses,” says Angie Hong. “Other popular toppings for pho include beef balls, cooked bible tripe, a raw egg, blanched green onion batons and a relish of onion, lemongrass and chilli called sate sauce Ingredients Serves 6-8 Prep time: 45 mins Cooking time: 3 hours – 1 kg beef marrow bones, cut into 3 pieces. – 1 kg beef short ribs. – 1 kg oxtail cut into…

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Duck with steamed eggplant and tamarind Australian Foods 

Duck with steamed eggplant and tamarind

Duck with steamed eggplant and tamarind Duck with steamed eggplant and tamarind Duck with steamed eggplant and tamarind Ingredients Serves 4 – 2 large eggplant, peeled and quartered lengthways. – 4 duck breasts (170gm each), excess fat trimmed, skin scored. – 90 gm seedless tamarind pulp. – 80 gm light palm sugar, crushed. – 60 ml (¼ cup) fish sauce. – Juice of 1 lime, or to taste. – Coriander, mint, fried shallots and steamed. – jasmine rice, to serve Instructions Step 1:Steam eggplant in a steamer over boiling water…

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Silverbeet soup with rice, lemon and smoked trout Australian Foods 

Silverbeet soup with rice, lemon and smoked trout

Silverbeet soup with rice, lemon and smoked trout Silverbeet soup with rice, lemon and smoked trout Silverbeet soup with rice, lemon and smoked trout Ingredients Serves 4 – 150 gm long-grain rice. – 11/2 tbsp olive oil. – 1 onion, finely chopped. – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped. – 1 bunch silverbeet, leaves torn, 4 stalks thinly sliced (reserve remaining stalks for another use). – 500 ml (2 cups) chicken stock. – 2 tbsp coarsely chopped dill. – Juice of ½-1 lemon, or to taste. – Smoked trout, flaked, to…

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Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber

Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber When you’re cooking rice, it’s always handy to make extra to use for fried rice the following day. It’s one of the quickest and easiest of meals. Cooked rice will keep in the fridge for two days Ingredients Serves 4 Prep time: 10 mins Cooking time: 20 mins – 80 ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil. – 3 eggs, lightly beaten. – 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped. – 600 gm cooked jasmine rice (380gm uncooked). – 2…

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Chocolate truffle layer cake

Chocolate truffle layer cake Chocolate truffle layer cake What better complement to chocolate than more chocolate? A delicious hocolate cake layered with chocolate mousse, laced with, yes more chocolate. Ingredients Serves 12-16 Prep time: 50 mins Cooking time: 1½ hours – Chocolate liqueur, for brushing. – Chocolate curls (optional),to serve. Chocolate buttermilk cake – 140 gm unsalted butter, diced. – 240 gm Lindt Dessert Premium Dark. – chocolate, coarsely chopped. – 420 gm plain fl our, sifted. – 2 tbsp Dutch processed cocoa. – 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted.…

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Shima aji with pomelo and avocado

Shima aji with pomelo and avocado Shima aji with pomelo and avocado My friend is my new must-visit when in Hong Kong. Would you ask for the shima aji with pomelo and avocado recipe so I can make it back in Australia? Ingredients Serves 4 Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 5 mins – 250 gm piece of sashimi-grade kingfish. – 1 sheet kombu (about 15cm x 20cm), thin. – enough to wrap around kingfish (see note). – 1/8 pomelo, peeled and segmented. – 1 ripe avocado, cut into 5mm…

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Masala carrot cake

Masala carrot cake Masala carrot cake I’d love to make Shirni Parwana’s masala carrot cake for our next birthday party. Ingredients Serves 12 Prep time: 30 mins Cooking time: 1½ hrs – 360 gm coarsely grated carrot (about 2 carrots). – 360 gm (12/3 cups) caster sugar. – 250 gm (12/3 cups) wholemeal flour. – 200 ml vegetable oil. – 200 gm eggs (4 large), at room temperature. – 70 gm (1/3 cup) sultanas. – 70 gm (½ cup) pistachios, coarsely chopped. – 2½ tsp baking powder. – 2 tsp…

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