Month: May 2015


Almond crusted pork fillet with pan-fried Jazz apples

New season Jazz apples have arrived this month on our supermarket shelves and they are just delicious. Super crunchy and sweet, they also have dense flesh which makes them great for baking or cooking. When most people think apples, it’s as a snack or in a yummy dessert but they are equally good when used in savory dishes. Now I love a classic combination and pork and apples are a match made in heaven! Hubby is on a bit of healthy diet so I decided to forgo the usual breadcrumb mixture and try something a little different with ground almonds. Serves 2 For the Pork- 4 pork fillets/schnitzels 1 cup of almonds 2 eggs whipped A handful of Italian parsley A good grind of salt and black pepper Half a lemon, zested 2 tablespoons of olive oil For the Apple’s 2 jazz apples, cored and sliced 1 tablespoon of fresh sage, finely diced 1 small brown onion Salt and Pepper 1 tablespoon of olive oil Start off by preparing your lovely apples! First cook your …


Cheats Salmon & Cream Fraiche Ravioli

This is a great cheats option for a delicious entrée. Ravioli is one of my absolutely favorite dishes but is fairly time consuming if you make your own pasta. For this recipe I have used ready made dumpling wrappers that are super easy and effective. However if you are a whiz pasta maker by all means go for it!   Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 people (entrée size)   Ingredients    24 individual dumpling wrappers (Can buy at supermarket or Asian mart) 1 egg (beaten) Salmon (boned and skinned) 1/4 cup cream fraiche 3 tbsp. chopped chives 1 tsp. curry powder 1 tsp. garlic & herb salt 2 tbsp. olive oil Salt & pepper to taste   Sauce 2 cups chicken stock 2 tbsp. lemon juice 25g butter ¼ cup cream fraiche    ¼ cup chopped Italian parsley to garnish   Method    Place the salmon, cream fraiche, chives, curry powder, garlic salt, olive oil and salt and pepper into a food processor and blend until a light fluffy mousse forms.   To make the ravioli coat one side of two dumpling …