Recipe Type: Starters & Entrees

Simon’s Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw

Simon’s Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw

Simon, one of our cooking chief engineers, is a real foodie.  He is often in the office kitchen whipping up something delicious.  Previously he shared with us his Pea Shoot Pesto, this time he has this really simple and more-ish Szechuan Tuna with Sesame Slaw:

Clams in chili lime broth

Clams in chili lime broth

We are so lucky here in Dunedin to have an abundance of wild foods available for free procurement.  One of my favourite wild food experiences is to spend a Sunday collecting clams from Papanui inlet. We head down at lowtide with a spade and a […]

Pork and watercress terrine with poached apples

Pork and watercress terrine with poached apples

Terrine is one of those dishes which must not be thought about too much before consuming.  If one was to explain it to an unknowing, unsuspecting diner then I suspect mouths may become instantly clamped.  Flaked meat suspended in cold gelatine…..hardly appetising. (more…)

Ceviche with radish and cucumber salad

Ceviche with radish and cucumber salad

It’s nice when the time comes to write about a recipe and I get the time to reflect and share an exceptional food experience. This memory stems back from only last Friday when we, the blog team were lucky enough to travel to Moeraki and […]

Käsespätzle

Käsespätzle

This simple dish was inspired by a mystery gift from one of the guys at work. I asked him to bring back a cooking implement unique to his home country,  Germany. He came back from his holiday with what I can only describe as a […]

Siu mai

Siu mai

These little bite-sized morsels are my absolute favourite item from the yum char menu.  I quite often meet my wife and her family for a yum char lunch during the week.  It makes a nice little break from my working day, and even better the restaurant is right across the road from the office.  (more…)

Risotto alla Milanese

Risotto alla Milanese

Ok so you will have realised from the title that I have diverged a little from this months Yum Char theme. The reason for my straying is to share a recipe with you that is inspired by a recent trip to Italy. I was fortunate […]

Char Siu Bao (Pork Buns)

Char Siu Bao (Pork Buns)

When I was living in Japan I used to buy these buns from the seven eleven below my apartment. In true Japanese style in addition to the traditional Chinese fillings they came in all sorts of kooky flavours like pizza, cheese & curry and chicken […]

Smoked salmon and orange pate

Smoked salmon and orange pate

This is my last post for the time being; I have written it in advance, due to the fact that my maternity leave will have started by the time this recipe goes up. (more…)

Larb gai

Larb gai

In the spirit of this brand New Year, I would like to propose a toast to new beginnings and to being inspired anew.  There is nothing like seeing out one year and ushering in the next, full of hope and promise, of goals and visions […]

Theresa’s tuna empanadas

Theresa’s tuna empanadas

This post is the last for 2011 and thus I feel it necessary to reflect on the twelve months that have been.  It has been a busy year for us here in the studio in Auckland and all of us have had the satisfaction of […]

Oka

Oka

Genevieve works as a cooking product evaluator here in the Dunedin office.  It has been a few months since she last shared a recipe with us; she has been too busy in the cooking lab testing appliances! (more…)

Labne with a black olive tapenade

Labne with a black olive tapenade

I must confess that when the black and white theme for this month was decided on, I felt like a bit of a traitor, for I am actually cheering on two teams. Luckily, the second team still fits the theme! For me the black represents […]