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Everybody loves stuffed mushrooms! And these basil and cheese stuffed mushrooms are divine. They are simple to make and make a great dinner party appetizer.
Perfect for Mardi Gras! Or any gathering throughout the year!!!! Succulent juicy shrimp, cooked with traditional Creole flavours and luscious cream cheese and sour cream. This hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip is delicious and super simple to make.
This French Shrimp Soup is a rich and creamy soup that is perfect for entertaining. It is simple to make and tastes like it is packed full of cream and butter, but it is actually remarkably low is calories!
Home cured salmon. A delicious twist on a traditional gravlax. Fruity blueberries, spicy notes of dill and a salty sweet edge. This cured salmon is beautiful and delicious.
These Thai oysters are dressed with a sweet and spicy dressing and then topped with a cooling salty sour granita. The perfect balance of flavours. If you love oysters then I know you will love these babies!
Creamy brie, enhanced with the earthy delicious flavours of black truffle all baked to oozing delicious perfection! Seriously this Baked Black Truffle Stuffed Brie is decadence and heaven on a plate!
Sweet, warm figs, with salty prosciutto, creamy ricotta and a pop of rosemary and extra virgin olive oil. This salad is utterly delicious and utterly gorgeous! Tasty and beautiful! That is what we all need in our lives.
Firm buttery seared scallops, seasoned with lemon served with a fresh and crunchy apple and parsley salad with shallot dressing. What is your favourite food? Once I stopped them saying lollies, Mr 8 would say smoked salmon and Mr 5 would say sausages. I think Stew would go burgers and I would spend the next […]
Garlic Aioli, boosted with parsley and lemon, perfect accompaniment to succulent king prawns. We have amazing prawns here in Australia. And when you have prawns as wonderful as this there isn’t really any need to do much with them! Serve up a couple of dipping sauces and call dinner done!!!! (Along with this garlic aioli why […]
This Salmon and Prawn Salad with a Gravlax dressing is perfect for Christmas. It is rich yet light, feels posh but is super simple to make. As part of a Christmas feast it is the perfect first course.
Delicious scallops are paired with saffron and cream for an appetiser that screams luxury and decadence. Perfect for Christmas or entertaining. Not one for everyday but as we approach this special time of year this recipe is a real wow dish. I adore scallops, but they are definitely a luxury item! Our local Fisho sells them […]
Succulent juicy shrimp, steamed to perfection and then dipped into a rich and flavoured packed cocktail sauce. This dish is the thing of dreams. Imagine you’re sat eating shrimp, licking your fingers after every delicious mouthful, sipping on a cold glass of wine and smiling at the appreciative Mmmmms that are going around the table. See….the […]
Smoked salmon and champagne! A decadent and pretty perfect way to welcome in Saturday evening. These savoury palmiers are the perfect little nibble. They are simple to make, can be prepared in advance and taste amazing. That is a pretty awesome combination! Traditionally palmiers are filled with a sugar and butter filling and then baked until […]
So I am still without a camera 🙁 it seems the whole of WA is out of the one I wanted!!!! And after spending 2 full days researching it I am loathed to start again. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that the shop calls tomorrow. I am getting blog withdrawals!!! And I have […]
How is your Saturday? Mine has gone super quickly. I pottered and cleaned and suddenly it was 2 o’clock and time to get Mr 4 ready for a birthday party. Which is my excuse for why my afternoon platter has jumped into the evening snack category, and actually ‘X-Men Origins – Wolverine’ is on TV […]
We have been enjoying a long weekend here. Today is WA day. Over the weekend we had friends around and enjoyed a wonderful meal, plenty of great local wines and late night games. Who knew UNO© at midnight could cause so much drama!!!!
I live in a world where there are only two ways of cooking beef. Either barely cooked; black and blue steak is my utter favourite way to enjoy steak. Or long slow cooking so the beef is fork tender and literally melts in the mouth. Anything in-between upsets me. Over cooked steak has been my restaurant nemesis […]
Today my in-laws have flown back to Spain so in honour of their home (and my love of tapas) I am sharing one of my favourite tapas dishes. And I get to use the authentic tapas dishes that they bought me for Christmas. 🙂 Gambas Pil Pil, I love the name. It just rolls off […]
Part three in this weekends Saturday Afternoon Platter post. Read the other parts here and here. I love melba toast but I almost didn’t post this recipe, I was going to tack it on the end of my marinated feta post as I wasn’t really sure I could actually blog about toast! But melba toast is so versatile. The little […]