Smoked Salmon “Brandade”

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The first time I tasted “brandade” was at a French restaurant in Soho, New York. My fantastic friend Katie was responsible for this revelation. This mousse-like, light as air, delicious dip is perfect for the festive season or whenever you want something special to dip your toast in. Brandade is traditionally made with cod, but since you can purchase fantastic smoked salmon from Foodsaver Stores, then smoked salmon brandade is on the menu. Continue reading

Baked prawns in phyllo with dipping sauce

IMG_9476I just love wrapped food. I like almost anything in a bun, tortilla, crepes, puff pastry or phyllo. And I love spring rolls. I got some amazing peeled prawns from Foodsaver Stores and frozen chopped chilies (so convenient!). I once had a dish called Prawns Rangoon and I ‘ve been meaning to recreate it ever since. These were small bundles of delicious prawns mixed with cream cheese then deep fried and served with sweet-chili dipping sauce. I’ve also been meaning to make my own sweet chili sauce and this was the perfect opportunity. Continue reading

Salmon En Croute (Wellington)

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Every time I set out to make this recipe, I changed my mind. Always thought it might be too time consuming, fussy and complicated. I was so wrong. This is such a great dish in such a little time. You will have food on the table in one hour including cooking time. You can serve this gorgeous dish at a black-tie dinner or a casual lunch. I actually cooked it for my family on a boring Tuesday. It was the highlight of the day. Continue reading