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Duck Breast with Duxelles

Duck breast

The other day Duck breast were going out half-price at our local supermarket so we decided on a whim to have duck breast for dinner. This we had on duxelle which is a mushroom based sauce made with the rendered duck fat, and ontop of a bed of “noodles” made from Daikon radish. Duck Breast with […]

Daikon “Noodles”

Daikon Noodles Bowl

Another trick to make Faux-noodles is using a kind of asian giant Radish called a Daikon.  These Daikon Noodles are “To the tooth” like a good pasta noodle, and not as crispy as you might think a radish might be. It makes a good noodle for soups like this pork floss soup It’s also quite nice with a fatty meat […]

Salmon Bacon and Sous Vide Salmon

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Salmon skin is usually removed and thrown away, or into a stock pot, or just used as insulation for the flesh against the pan.  But with a little effort you can use it as a tasty garnish that turns the subcutaneous fat and skin into salmon bacon. Salmon Bacon The trick is to remove the skin with as […]

72 hour beef

72 hour beef

A couple of weeks ago I had a fine meal at “The Column” restaraunt at the National Press club in Canberra that included a dish called “72 hour beef”, and I’ve got to say it may be the greatest meal of beef that I have ever had – and that among a field that includes Morton’s, Ruths Chris’s, […]

Coconut Yogurt

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Making coconut yogurt is an easy recipe, but a great one for low carbers because the lacto culture adds beneficial bacteria to your gut and commercial stuff is all low fat and full of sugar — horrible stuff. Coconut Yogurt Coconut Yogurt is even lower carb than Milk yogurt and it’s delicious.  It’s not sweet […]

Making Bacon

Making Bacon

Everyone loves bacon, except those who can’t enjoy it for religious reasons, or Vegans … but perhaps I repeat myself.  For 40 years we’ve been told not to eat bacon because it has too much saturated fat and that raises your cholesterol and that causes heart attacks.  Except that that has all been shown to […]

Homemade fresh Mayonnaise

Homemade fresh Mayonnaise

Real or Homemade fresh Mayonnaise is an emulsion of small droplets of Oil each coated in an ultra-fine layer of lecithin (from an egg yolk) and suspended in a liquid that normally doesn’t mix well with oil, like Vinegar. Shelf-life Mayonnaise shouldn’t last for weeks on a shelf without the emulsion breaking down, but if you […]

Ham hock Terrine

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What we’re going to do is cook a pair of pig shins low and slow in a flavoursome stock, then pull the meat off the bone to press it with mustard, butter and parsley and the gelatine residual in the hot meat will set the entire thing into a solid brick of deliciousness.

Jambalaya

Jambalaya

It is said that the USA has given the world 3 unique art forms, Jazz, the Comic Book, and Creole food. Creole cuisine from Louisiana combines influence from French, Spanish, West African and Native American traditions into something that is very American – a Melting pot. Jambalaya is a creole version of Paella, basically it’s […]

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