Scallops with Cauliflower & Prosciutto Crumb

I came across this recipe during my Masterchef audition prep, snugly set in the middle of my copy of Valli Little’s Simply the Best. This is a recipe that heralds fresh seafood cooked simply, with accompaniments that are so fast to make, that you’ll be out and amongst the dinner party that you serve these tasty morsels…

Beef Carpaccio with Strawberries Vincotto

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like I’ll be on Masterchef Australia this year! I attended the auditions on Wednesday afternoon for a Mystery Box with thirteen other people in my round to try my luck. The Mystery Box ingredients were: chicken maryland, chicken breast, a lemon, a wedge of ricotta, 100g of dark chocolate, a beetroot,…

Duck Ragu with Soft Polenta

Buoyed by my success with the Coq Au Vin, I decided to give cooking with copious amounts of red wine another go with a something a little different. I’ve been wanting to make a ragu for some time, but upon searching through recipes online, I was disheartened to see that most required a slow or…

Strawberry & White Chocolate Mousse

Sometime I don’t get to really choose what my main ingredient is to be. It, shall I say, chooses me. This is oft the case when it comes to dinner (what can I make out of what’s left in the fridge??), but very rarely when it comes to desserts  as there is no pressure to…