Five Star BBQ Marinade

Really don’t have much to say about this marinade, other then these are the flavours I absolutely love – Asian inspired of course.  It’s a simple, easy, recipe, delivering sophistication and full personality with the balance of sweet, salty, spicy.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: None
  • Serves: Makes 125ml

Jerk Marinade : Mild N Sweet

This is a sweet, milder version of my everyday classic Jerk recipe.

The allspice imparts such a warm and juicy flavour to any meat, fish, seafood or vegetables when cooked in this classic aromatic Caribbean marinade, which is the ‘mutts nutts’  on the BBQ.  We all know Jerk pork and chicken, but consider this amalgamation of Gods own ingredients to kick off a vegetarian risotto or saute with onions, garlic and fresh thyme, add stock and coconut cream and you’ve created a heavenly curry sauce…… call me…..

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 30 mins resting time
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: Makes 250ml

Beetroot & Gin Cured Salmon w Citrus Salad & Lemon Breadcrumbs

Fresh, seasonal and so, so beautiful, this easy salad delivers with flavour, texture and punch, it’s also sophisticated on the plate. All the textures you require for a mouthwateringly delicious starter or light main for lunch.

  • Prep Time: 40 min plus curing
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Serves: 8

Popsie’s Banging Tomato Chutney

Whether I grow 1,2 or 5 tomato plants, at the end of the Summer season, I always have enough tomatoes for my whole neighbourhood, which luckily for me is a good thing.  Homegrown tomatoes (or any for that matter), especially freshly picked and full of the sun are the perfect ingredient for this sweet n easy chutney. This recipe belonged to my children’s grandfather, Popsie, who was a fab home cook and my best friend.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 8 Cups

Summer Tomato Soup & Fried Basil Chips

This is the epitome of Italian dishes (locally known as Pappa al Pomodoro) and one of my favourite, favourite soup recipes.  Actually calling it a soup is like calling the Queen ‘a lady with a handbag!’  When it’s made slowly, with love this dish has enough magic to make you believe in the simplicity and majesty of Mother Nature’s bountiful pantry! Also, 12 million Italians can’t be wrong.  An opera in a bowl……..

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 6