Gnocchi Arrabiata

I’m addicted to penne arrabiata, I love the rich tomato flavor, bite of the chili and tang of the olives. As with so many dishes, it’s all about the sauce. The other great thing about this dish is that it is quick to prepare, very handy for those days where you want something tasty but … Continue reading Gnocchi Arrabiata

Five Spice Bacon Jam

Thanks to the internet and its endless obsession with bacon I have discovered bacon jam. However it wasn't much of a surprise to find that bacon jam is not jam in the traditional sense. It is actually caramelised onion with bacon. If you have a tried and trusted caramelised onion recipe, try adding bacon to … Continue reading Five Spice Bacon Jam

Sexy Salmon

We stayed in this year for Valentine's Day and cooked our own dinner. The name of this dish pays homage to the fish truck that we've seen on Stirling Highway near the University of Western Australia that used to advertise their salmon fillets as Sexy Salmon every weekend. It used to be our landmark and … Continue reading Sexy Salmon

Beef Satay

When I was growing up making satay took two days. One day for pounding herbs and spices in a mortar and pestle into a marinade for the meat. The second day was for skewering pieces of meat on satay sticks as the aroma of the peanut satay sauce held up the hot summer air. It was labour intensive and time consuming but the pay off was worth it as you bit into the spiced meat drowned in the tangy sweet and spicy peanut sauce. I grew up with a mix of lamb and beef satays.