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Pan Seared Scallops with a Saffron Cream Sauce

Delicious pan seared scallops are paired with saffron and cream for an appetizer that screams luxury and decadence. Perfect for Entertaining, As we approach this special time of year this recipe for Pan Seared Scallops with a Saffron Cream Sauce is a real wow dish.

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3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers

3 Easy Smoked Salmon Appetizers that are super simple to make with supermarket ingredients, but the small bites add a wow factor to any occasion. Make all three from your base ingredients or pick one and pile your platter high with them. Whatever you choose to do these smoked salmon appetizers are perfect for parties!

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Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup

This Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup  is perfect for the holiday season. The colours are so bright and it makes the perfect start to a meal. Something light, simple and delicious, just what you need before a big turkey dinner.

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Basil and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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.

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 :-) | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Fig, Ricotta and Prosciutto Salad

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. | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Seared Scallops with an Apple, Parsley and Shallot Salad

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

Prawns with Parsley, Lemon & Garlic Aioli

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 and is super simple to make. As part of a Christmas feast it is the perfect first course. | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Salmon and Prawn Salad with a Gravlax Dressing

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.

Steamed Spiced Shrimp with Old Bay Cocktail Sauce. Succulent, delicious and so moorish! This dish is simple to prepare and a sure crowd pleaser!

Steamed Spiced Shrimp with Old Bay Cocktail Sauce

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 […]

Oysters with an Apple and Red Onion Mignonette

WA Day Oysters

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!!!!

Italian Carne Cruda, a delicious and decadent starter. Beef fillet is lightly 'cooked' with lemon juice and served with crisp ciabatta.

Italian Carne Cruda – An Italian Beef Appetizer

Italian Carne Cruda is a delicious and decadent starter. Finely chopped Beef fillet is lightly ‘cooked’ with lemon juice, dressed with herbs and extra virgin olive oil and then served with crisp ciabatta slices.

Gambas Pil Pil. A delicious dish of prawns (shrimps) in a wonderful garlic and chilli olive oil. Perfect tapas.

Gambas Pil Pil

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 […]

Simple Melba Toast Triangles - Ultra thin crisp bread perfect for dipping or spreading with pâté

Saturday Afternoon Platter – Simple Melba Toast Triangles

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 […]

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