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Puff Pastry Squares

A little bit retro but so simple to make and great for a light dinner or cocktail snack. Try the toppings I’ve given here — or get creative and create your own! Preparation time: 15 minutes • Cooking time: 25 minutes • Makes 8 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry Tomato & olive squares 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives Handful of chopped Italian parsley 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon capers Juice of ½ a lemon ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper Sliced mozzarella ball or goats cheese Small punnet of cherry tomatoes, chopped Small bunch of thyme, chopped Handful of basil Smoked salmon squares 1 cup crème fraîche Small handful of fresh dill, chopped 1 teaspoon capers, chopped Squeeze of lemon juice Dash of black pepper White pepper and salt 1 free-range egg, beaten (for brushing pastry) 250g smoked salmon Small handful of fresh chives Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C fanbake. Cut each sheet of pastry into four squares. Gently score (don’t cut right through) the edges of each pastry square with …

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Salmon & Avocado Tartare

After an incredible week-long honeymoon in Bora Bora, Tahiti, Izzy and I became obsessed with raw fish dishes. Over there we ate stack-loads of raw mahi and tuna in salads, tartares and ceviche. This wee ripper is an adapted salmon and avocado stacked tartare. It is simply delicious and can be eaten either as a starter or a full meal — it is surprisingly filling. Note you’ll need a ring mould for this recipe. Preparation Time: 10 minutes • Serves 4 Salmon layer 500g salmon fillets 1 tablespoon soy sauce Juice of 1 lemon Juice of 1 lime 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons coconut cream 2 tablespoons chopped red onion ½ red chilli, de-seeded and chopped Chives, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Avocado layer 3 avocadoes 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 drop wasabi sauce salt and pepper to taste Dash of olive oil Sesame and chia seeds (optional) Lime wedges, to garnish Freshly ground black pepper Method: Skin the salmon fillets and cut into lengths and then small cubes. Mix the soy sauce, lemon juice, lime juice, …

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Rice Bubble Prawns

These are a really yummy snack and super-easy to make. Perfect to serve in front of the big screen during the footy. Preparation Time: 5 minutes • Cooking Time: 5 minutes • Serves 4 2 cups rice bubbles 4 tablespoons plain flour ¼ cup water 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1 cup vegetable oil 15 king or large prawns, shells removed and de-veined Juice of ½ lemon Salt and pepper ½ cup Kewpie mayonnaise Method: Place the rice bubbles in a small bowl. In another small bowl, mix the flour, water, garlic salt and Cajun seasoning to make a batter. (You are aiming for a fairly thick, heavy pancake-like batter that coats the prawns well. If it’s too thick add some water, if too runny add more flour.) Heat the oil in a frying pan to deep-fry. (Use a deep fryer if you have one.) Dip each prawn in the batter, and then in rice bubbles. Cook for 30 seconds each side in the hot oil. If the rice bubbles start getting wet in the bowl, …