Make Ahead Gravy

It’s the liquid gold that cascades across every other item on the Christmas plate and gives our food the unidentifiable yet extremely satisfying sweet and savoury flavour we all love.  Gravy is an essential part of Christmas lunch but can often be a last minute rush to get the flavour and consistency just right. When […]

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Rosemary Garlic Roast Potatoes

Are there ever enough roast potatoes at Christmas or is that just me? Roast potatoes are one of the definite highlights for Christmas dinner along with the turkey, and cooking these on the BBQ is simply a joy. Starting off with the heady aroma of rosemary and garlic sizzling in the hot oil, and then […]

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Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

In my previous blog I showed you howto take the centre choice cut from a side of salmon and turn it into a beautiful Salmon Wellington. The question is then what to do with the trimmings that are left over. This recipe is a God send because it takes care of the off-cuts and is […]

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Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington (Salmon en croûte) is a worthy centre-piece or alternate to adorn any table over the Christmas season. This recipe is take from Nigel Slater’s larger version, which uses 2 whole sides of salmon stacked one on top of the other with a cucumber filling. This smaller variety requires a 1.2kg centre cut piece […]

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Maple Mustard Marmalade Ham

This ham is an absolute stunner! I have cooked this at events the last few weeks since developing the recipe and it is a sure fire crowd pleaser! I love the intense orange flavour from a good marmalade, the balance of a savoury mustard note and the sweetness from the maple. During my years in […]

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