Recipes from Elsewhere

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Milly's Peach & Blackberry (or any berry) Cake

14 Mar 2007  |  <1 min read

Camilla -- aka Milly -- who supplied this Firm Family Favourite says it's her "never fail, loved everywhere" recipe. Having flicked through the recipes at Elsewhere she decided there was a yawning chasm in our offerings: not enough sweet stuff. So here for your pleasure . . . INGREDIENTS  185g butter 185g caster sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 335g plain... > Read more

Asian Noodle Salad

15 Feb 2007  |  1 min read

David who offers this says it is "a terrific side dish with any barbecued meat or fish; it always catches people out with its depths of flavour". A man of the Elsewhere persuasion, he also notes "the amounts given are approximate, especially for the dressing; I suggest you fiddle around until you find the balance of flavours you like, and adjust quantities to suit. The basic... > Read more

Stuffed Paw-Paw, Norfolk Island style

10 Dec 2006  |  1 min read

Norfolk Island, just a 90 minute flight north west of Auckland, isn't a place you go for fine dining. Or so I was told. But if you are there Dino's and Garrison on the main street are excellent, the famous Barney Duffy's Charcoal Grill does terrific steaks, and restaurants in hotels are perfectly fine. You should definitely do lunch at Branka, a fascinating historic home, also. Whether... > Read more

Vij's prawns in coconut masala

23 Nov 2006  |  1 min read

Here's another one from Vij's deservedly famous Indian restaurant in Vancouver. He says this can be served as an appetizer or as part of a meal with naan or rice. You can substitute canola oil for ghee, but you'll lose some of the flavour. The recipe follows a French style of cooking, where the prawns are cooked with the sauce, Vij says, and makes servings for six. INGREDIENTS 30... > Read more

Pete's Danish rum souffle

30 Oct 2006  |  <1 min read

Pete notes that while this is neither Danish nor a souffle it does contain rum. It's an old family favourite apparently. "The parentals picked it up when blowing through some roadside diner in Waiouru back in 68 or so and has been a family staple since. The girlfriend and I took desserts to a dinner party a couple of weeks back and my beloved was a little miffed that the host wanted... > Read more

Joanna's pre- and post-hangover potato and chorizo melange

30 Oct 2006  |  1 min read  |  1

Joanna says "this goes really well with lots of red wine. The leftovers go really well with the hangover in the morning" so we can't say we aren't warned. And we've just learned a little about Joanna too, haven't we? (This should serve four) INGREDIENTS 8 agria or other yellow potatoes 4 chorizo sausages 2 cans of chickpeas 4 red onions half a dozen garlic cloves... > Read more

Richard's slightly Spanish paella thing with chorizo sausages

30 Oct 2006  |  <1 min read

Richard admits that he may have seen something like this in "weekend magazine" supplement, but he's tampered with it a little until it is now perfect -- or at least to his taste. Sounds dead easy and vaguely Spanish. And I do like his style: "Massive handful of parsley" sounds as exact as we need be for this one I think. This serves two, so double everything for... > Read more

Dyan's Pesto Potatoes

30 Oct 2006  |  <1 min read

Another easy from healthy-eating and obesity expert Dyan. INGREDIENTS 10 new potatoes 20 cherry tomatoes (slow roasted - see below) 1 cup packed basil leaves 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Dressing: 4 Tbsp olive oil; 1/2 tsp. dijon mustard; 2 - 3 tsp balsamic vinegar; 2 cloves crushed garlic. METHOD Cut cherry tomatoes in half and arrange in a roasting pan and cook at... > Read more

Dyan's very easy Creamy Mint Potato Salad

30 Oct 2006  |  <1 min read

Dyan offers this one (and another salad) for the summer months, and also notes she is an obesity expert! She says "it is a matter of extreme mirth to all my friends & family that I should be an obesity expert as i am a legendary eater and a damn fine cook and pastry chef. But I am a strong believer that if you make food out of good products, and never lose your innate taste for... > Read more

Pecan crusted chicken breasts

26 Oct 2006  |  1 min read

In early 2005 Megan and I went on a drive around the Pacific Northwest of the States: San Francisco to Sacramento then up through Oregon to Seattle, and back down the coast. Before we left I mentioned on we'd be going to see friends in Victoria on Vancouver Island. I got an e-mail from Shayne Stuchbery who with his wife Andrea and in-laws was opening a lodge way up in... > Read more

Mahi's West Coast Venison Hot Pot

25 Oct 2006  |  1 min read

This recipe was provided by Jayson Hussey, aka Mahi which means "work" because he was always working. He was the chef at the luxurious Franz Joseph Glacier Country Retreat near the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand's South Island when I first met him. He'd worked a number of places picking up ideas as he went. The South Island was his home however, so it was only right that he... > Read more

Mika's Coconut Fish (Samoa)

25 Oct 2006  |  2 min read

Like many people visiting Coconuts Beach Club Hotel on Samoa's Upolu Island, I ran into Mika over drinks at his famous 3-Stool Bar in the resort. He was great company, had some very funny stories, and his fish dish was a delight. And he was prepared to share the recipe. Here's his story, and the recipe follows. Easy too. Mika gave me the recipe for his exceptional coconut fish on one... > Read more

Quick Red Pepper Dip

23 Oct 2006  |  <1 min read

This is one of the best ways to get kids to eat vegetables - you'll have to be in quick if you want a bite! Ready in 25 minutes, serves six. INGREDIENTS 1 red pepper 1/2 Tbsp chopped rosemary 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 Tbsp lemon juice 200g creamy-style feta pinch of chilli flakes, optional 1 Tbsp hot water, or a little more, to thin dip 1 tsp chopped flat-leaf... > Read more