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Garlic Chilli Salmon With Pine Nuts And Cranberries Recipe

Serves 4

Prep time 15 minutes

Cooking time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Salmon

4 boneless salmon steaks

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp sweet paprika

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Salt and pepper to season

Garnish

1 tbsp olive oil

2 French shallots, sliced thinly

2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly

Pinch of chilli flakes

3 tbsp toasted pine nuts

2 tbsp Ocean Spray Craisins

2 tbsp baby capers

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp roughly chopped parsley

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Kumara chips

1.5kg kumara, peeled and cut into wedges

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt and pepper

Lemon to garnish

Method

Marinate salmon in a bowl with 2 tbsp of olive oil, cumin, paprika and season. Marinate for at least 10 minutes covered in the fridge.

Heat oven to 200ºC. Toss kumara wedges with olive oil and season to taste. Place evenly on a lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Heat in a small frypan to medium heat. Add olive oil and French shallots and fry gently until translucent. Add garlic, chilli flakes, pine nuts, Craisins and capers. Heat until fragrant, then add lemon zest and juice. Remove from heat and toss in the parsley and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste.

Wipe down the same pan and return to medium-high heat. Add in 1 tbsp of olive oil and fry marinated salmon skin side down until cooked 3/4 of the way through, then turn and cook for a further 2 minutes. Remove from pan and allow to rest.

Serve salmon skin side up with a generous helping of warmed pine nut mixture and a side of kumara and a cheek of lemon.

Recipe courtesy of Ocean Spray and Sammy & Bella #legendberry

October 20, 2014

Thai Turkey Salad With Snake Beans And Avocado

My Kitchen Rules winners Sammy and Bella share an easy dinner recipe for a salad that’s bursting with delicious Thai flavours – and a great way to cook with healthy turkey!

Serves 4 

Ingredients
600g skinless turkey breast
½ bunch coriander
3 cloves garlic
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp extra light olive oil
1 bunch snake beans
1 avocado, ripe
1 lebanese cucumber
1 long red chilli
¼ cup cashew nuts, roasted
1 cup bean sprouts
½ bunch thai basil, leaves picked
2 Tbsp crispy shallots

For the passionfruit dressing
1/3 cup passionfruit pulp (about 3)
2 kaffir lime leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp ginger, freshly grated

Method
1. Slice turkey breast into 1cm thick pieces. Thoroughly wash coriander, pick and reserve leaves. Roughly chop remaining roots and stems and place in a mortar and pestle along with garlic and salt. Pound into a smooth paste, then mix with olive oil and coat turkey generously. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

2. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cut snake beans into 3cm batons and blanch for 30 seconds, then drain and allow to cool. Slice avocado and cucumber, chop chilli. Roast cashews until golden and fragrant. Allow to cool.

3. Place turkey under a hot grill and cook for about 3 minutes on either side, or until cooked through.

4. For the dressing, remove pulp from passionfruit. Remove stems from kaffir lime leaves and chop very finely. Whisk passionfruit pulp, kaffir lime, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar and grated ginger until the sugar has dissolved. Check for seasoning to make sure there is enough saltiness, sweetness and acidity.

5. For the salad, mix snake beans, avocado, cucumber, chilli, cashew nuts, bean sprouts with half the dressing. Spread on a wide flat serving plate and top with turkey, basil and coriander leaves and a sprinkling of crispy shallots. Drizzle over remaining dressing and serve immediately.

What’s your favourite Thai recipe?

July 12, 2013

Banana Passionfruit Bread With Ricotta

My Kitchen Rules 2011 winners Sammy and Bella share their favourite banana bread recipe flavoured with fresh passionfruit, topped with creamy ricotta – it makes a delicious breakfast or morning tea treat!

Makes one loaf

Ingredients
265g wholemeal self-raising flour
40g plain flour
1tsp ground cinnamon
140g brown sugar
125ml milk
2 eggs, light beaten
50g butter, melted
1 over ripe banana
9 passion fruits
50g oats
50g shredded coconut
Spray olive oil
200g ricotta

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Spray a 11x21cm loaf pan with spray olive oil. Line the base and two opposite sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overlap.

2. Sift the flours, cinnamon, and sugar into a large bowl. Place milk, eggs, melted butter, banana in a medium mixing bowl. Pass 6-7 of the passionfruits’ pulp through a sieve to remove seeds and place into bowl with wet ingredients and stir until well combined. If you still have lumps of banana, use a hand-mixer to break up large pieces.

3. Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir, add oats and shredded coconut. Stir until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the surface. Sprinkle over some left over passionfruit seeds and shredded coconut.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside in the pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

5. Cut into slices and toast. Garnish with a scoop of ricotta and some fresh passionfruit pulp.

What’s your favourite banana bread recipe?

July 12, 2013

Pulled Pork Sliders

Who doesn’t love sliders? My Kitchen Rules 2011 winners Sammy and Bella share a recipe for juicy pulled pork sliders served with a tangy passionfruit relish.

Serves 4, makes 8

Ingredients
750 pork neck or shoulder (boneless, skinless)
4 passionfruit
Extra virgin olive oil, for frying
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp dried oregano

Passionfruit Relish
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 eschallots
2 cloves garlic
1 long red chilli
Roots and stems from ¼ bunch coriander
¾ cup passionfruit pulp (9 or 10 passionfruits)
½ cup white wine vinegar
2/4 cup raw sugar

8 small dinner rolls (or 4 large burger buns)
Shredded red cabbage, to serve
Coriander leaves, to serve

Method
1. Cut the pork into 3cm thick steaks, across the grain. Remove pulp from 4 passionfruit and place in a bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then pass through a sieve to extract the juice (discard the seeds). Marinate the pork in the passionfruit juice overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 160C. Heat a large heavy based oven proof saucepan to high with some olive oil. Remove pork from the marinade, then fry in batches until well caramelised on both sides. Set meat aside and deglaze the pan with vegetable stock and stir in tomato paste, oregano and any reserved passionfruit marinade. Return pork to the pot and cover with some baking paper (a cartouche). Cover with a tight fitting lid and bake in the oven for 4 or 5 hours, or until the meat is falling apart.

3. Once the pork has cooled slightly, it is ready to be pulled. You can do this by using 2 forks, but it’s quicker by hand. Put on a pair of dishwashing gloves to protect your hands from the heat, and gently use your fingers to shred the meat. Place back in the pot together with any cooking liquid, then place back on the stove and cook until the sauce has thickened (if needed). Season to taste.

4. In the meantime, make the relish. Finely chop the eschallots, garlic, chilli and coriander roots and stems. Place in a pot with olive oil and cook on low-medium until translucent and fragrant. Add passion fruit (seeds and pulp), sugar and vinegar and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and season to taste. Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

5. To serve, toast the buns and place a generous amount of pulled pork inside. Top with shredded red cabbage and coriander leaves, then a dollop of relish. Serve immediately.

What’s your favourite burger recipe? Tell us in the comments!

July 12, 2013