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

Brandied Mushroom Paté

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My friends tell me I make a wicked chicken liver pate. In fact, it feels as if I have been making it forever since every Christmas, for the last 20 years, I make chicken liver paté for my family and guests. Since I also care about my vegetarian friends I recently served a very tasty mushroom pate. The most raving reviews I received from the meat-eaters since this paté is so tasty, flavourful, almost addictive. Continue reading

Courgettes Soup with Parmesan Crisps

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What’s not to like about courgettes? Fry them, stuff them, mash them, bake them, they always come out right. Courgettes pair beautifully with cheese. The saltiness and sharp taste of cheese gives them a great flavour kick. I used parmesan and gruyere to flavour my soup and it came out great. But the really wow factor here, are the parmesan crisps. They are salty and crunchy and insanely good with this soup. I garnished with toasted pine nuts and pesto-oil and served with extra grated parmesan for my guests to serve themselves. Real comfort food. Continue reading