Recipe Type: Starters & Entrees

Crab cakes with herb salad

Crab cakes with herb salad

We have been back at work nearly one month and after a day in the office, my evenings are a balance of fresh air and spending a little time in the kitchen.  I say little because my weeknight dinners are always simple, they are colourful salads with the addition of seasonal fruit, a handful of nuts or seeds […]

Smoked Steak

Smoked Steak

What? Smoked Steak? You don’t smoke steak! You SEAR steak! Before you assemble the angry mob, hear me out. Because this could be the best steak you have ever had.

Cedar plank salmon on the grill

Cedar plank salmon on the grill

Firstly – Happy New Year! From myself and the team here at ‘Our Kitchen’. Hope the celebrations went well and your head is not too sore today. If you are feeling good and the sun is shining at your place then it’s time to get that grill out and share this great recipe with friends. (more…)

Bossam (Korean Pork Belly)

Bossam (Korean Pork Belly)

This recipe is an accompaniment to the kimchi I made last month. Bossam, is a Korean dish, made from pork belly, which, as I mentioned in my previous post, at the moment it is pretty much all I want to eat.

Salmon terrine with cucumber salsa

Salmon terrine with cucumber salsa

For me terrine is one of those dishes I just get a hankering for, not often, just when I feel like a little rich velvety treat. This recipe creates the perfect sized individual treat, filled with salmon, cream cheese and a generous helping of crème […]

Genevieve’s chicken and creamed corn soup

Genevieve’s chicken and creamed corn soup

Being Samoan Chinese and living in Samoa eating chicken cream corn soup is a given for our family. Always eaten during Sunday tonai (lunch feast) as an appetizer along with Oka (see my post here) it is one of the many Chinese dishes I was taught to cook before heading off to university. (more…)

USA and Buffalo wings

USA and Buffalo wings

Buffalo wings are on the menu of just about any casual American eatery and by the end of our 3 week American vacation I gave up trying to convince myself that I didn’t like them

Prawn cocktails

Prawn cocktails

This time of year is all about eating with friends and eating outdoors. During these warmer months, I’m choosing recipes which allow me to relax and spend time with the people we have over, not trapped in the kitchen.  The success to this is finding […]

Miso and tuna wontons

Miso and tuna wontons

Over the Christmas holidays I totally over-dosed on fresh tuna. Seared and covered in black pepper, Szechwan stylee [http://ourkitchen.fisherpaykel.com/recipe/simons-szechuan-tuna-with-sesame-slaw/] and, when it is as fresh as it gets; completely raw, soaked in a miso marinade on top of a crispy little wonton. (more…)

Courgette (zucchini), lemon and feta salad

Courgette (zucchini), lemon and feta salad

I am all about raw food at the moment. I have recently decided to try and seriously reduce the amount of sugar going into my diet. Come mid-morning you are now more likely to see me snacking on raw carrots and broccoli, whilst sipping water […]

Roasted beetroot and feta salad

Roasted beetroot and feta salad

I have wanted to post this recipe for about 6 months; but knowing the sweet in savoury theme had been planned, and how well this recipe fits into the theme, I decided to hold out. I’ve made this salad several times in the office, as […]

Pumpkin, Kumara and Lime Soup

Pumpkin, Kumara and Lime Soup

It has been pointed out to me, in a very light hearted way that my recent recipes have been based around pumpkin.

It is true, I am a little bit pumpkin obsessed at the moment. I just can’t seem to walk past the piles of them in the supermarket without one ‘accidentally’ falling into my basket and, in the case of the weekend just gone, several accidentally falling onto the floor too, thanks to my supreme effort at trying to pick the perfect gourd for our family. Alas, I digress. (more…)

Monkfish Kebabs

Monkfish Kebabs

These monkfish kebabs are actually my favourite thing to make at the moment. They are divine. We have eaten them several times in the last few weeks as they are just so easy to put together – the monkfish is meaty enough to stay firmly on […]