Lamb Stew

Australians are among the biggest consumers of lamb in the world. So while in Australia you have to eat lamb, right?  Making is lamb stew can’t be rushed. The best flavors happen when the stew simmers for a long while..to the point the lamb is so tender it almost falls apart at the touch. Here’s…

Kangaroo Fillet with Panzanella Salad

You can’t visit Australia and not feast on kangaroo meat. There are a lot of ways to incorporate the meat but a great kangaroo filet on the roof top grill is great for a sunny afternoon lunch. Adding the salad makes it a meal. Here’s how it was done. Panzanella Salad:  Dice ¼ of a French…

Zucchini Blossom and Bacon Frittata

Zucchini is one of the very low calorie vegetables which makes it quite popular. But, don’t forget the blossoms as well!    They are difficult to find in most cities in the U.S. So when traveling abroad and you see them in a fresh market, try them! Generally, they mix well with potatoes, carrots, asparagus,…

Thai Massaman Curry Duck with Egg Noodles

Duck is very popular worldwide, perhaps lead by consumption in Asia. It wasn’t until the 1980’s or so that duck became a poultry of popular use in Australia. Today, it’s very popular and on most nice restaurant menus.  But in Sydney for this trip, eating out three meals of day for an extended period of…

Fried Red Snapper

Every seafood lover has their own favorite fish and preparation style. But while on vacation on Australia, this fried red snapper was prepared in the hotel room kitchen! There’s plenty of fresh fish here in Sydney and other coastal Australian towns. Here’s how it was done. Season the red snapper with olive oil, salt and…

Tagliatelle with Kale, Sausage and Mushroom

Australia has its own unique foods. One of the things we’ve found while traveling here is that so many of the grocery store are driven by fresh foods.  Back home in the states, we have tons of chain stores with the fresh foods section. (Check out Harris Farm Markets for example). You always want to…

Chocolate Sriracha Ice Cream

Posted by Jeff Parsons If you want a little extra punch to the ice cream for desserts this week. Sriracha is a great way to go. It adds punch to so many things. Why not ice cream? Before you cringe, there are a lot of sriracha ice cream recipes out there. So , no need to…

Curry Chicken and Fried Rice

At a recent cooking gathering, the host gave away from free samples of a great product. This is the Spicy Nothings Coconut Curry Simmer Sauce. I have been wanting to try this sauce and finally got a chance to tonight for dinner. It got rave reviews at the event…and again tonight after trying it for the…

Cantonese Pan-Fried Noodles with Beef

OK… The title makes it sound harder than it really is to make. This dinner can take you about  a half hour, or less, if you have everything at the ready (outside of the marinating process).  Easy. Simple. Good taste. Some good textures. It’s a good mix for a work week dinner. Here’s how it…

Making Focaccia – It’s Easy and Delicious!

Making break is never easy (unless it’s the ‘dump and stir’ model of a bread maker). And be sure, all breads are not created equally. For this meal, there’s focaccia. It’s delicious for small bites or servings at a meal…or in this case, it made for a great sandwich base. Here’s how it was done….

Jambalaya Stuffed Collard Greens

Southern comfort! That was the theme of the monthly food gathering this month. About 30 people brought various dishes that represented some type of southern comfort food. This is a slightly different take on jambalaya.  Here’s how to make it. Jambalaya: Remove some fresh andouille sausage from casing. Cook in a pan with 1 tablespoon…

Spinach and Crawfish Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

If you have read much of this website at all, you know pasta is preferred dish in this household! No need to sell you on that again. Here’s how we made tonight’s tasty dish! By the way, you can do the pasta dough the old-fashioned way for a good workout…or with a little help from…