Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
There are some people who reckon it's the best eating fish in the sea. The fisherman at the weekly markets is one of these people.
So here it is with a fresh herb sauce on a bed of farro grains, baby beetroot leaves, beans and basil.
So here's organic Dutch cream potatoes with Tasmanian smoked ocean trout, organic quark, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and fried shallots.
Friday, October 10, 2014
A very simple herb sauce of basil, baby kale and parsley, garlic, organic cider vinegar.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Lentils are French peasant food. Polenta is northern Italian peasant food.
There was a microherb salad off camera. To include it in the photo would have compromised the brutal lowliness of the other ingredients. So too the roast garlic aïoli (although this too might pass for peasant food).
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
I got that urge the other night. Here's a really simple one with prawns and Spanish onion.
Monday, October 6, 2014
The positive of this is that the flavour of each ingredient is clear, pure, untainted. The negative is that if each flavour - and the combination of flavours - isn't right when raw, it won't be when cooked.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
I am also a big believer in balance. I have balanced the healthy fish, salsa verde and kale with potato wedges baked in goose fat.
That should keep all the gods happy.
This time I used it to braise a piece of Berkshire pork belly from the Byron Bay hinterland about 50 kms from here.
Friday, September 26, 2014
This was quickly seared, skin side only, in coconut oil.
A tangle of Asian microherbs on top, dressed with macadamia oil, rice vinegar, lime juice and a couple of drops of sesame oil.
So here they are with a dusting of sea salt, dried chilli and rosemary. Small eggplants interleaved with tomato and with panko crumbs on top went into the oven until soft and golden. Amoroso tomatoes caramelised until dark, sticky and concentrated. Tangy salsa verde to liven things up.