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One Pan Suntanned Chicken

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BESPOKE CULINARY BARK WITH

BAKED BRIE FONDUE

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Quickie Salted Pistachio Praline Ice Cream

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Chef Mel’s Vegan Tower of Pleasure

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Quickie Porcini Mushroom Sauce

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil to heat in the pan to sear the beef
  • 200 g fillet or rump per person, thick-cut to about 4-5 cm, season well with salt and pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 cup porcini or your favourite mushroom finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped sage or thyme
  • 1 chicken/mushroom or vegetable stock cube
  • 100ml cream
  • season well with black salt/flake salt and pepper

METHOD

This is how to easily and perfectly cook a successful steak. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the seasoned steak to the pan, it should sizzle! Do not turn the steaks until the first side to hit the pan has absolutely made the sexiest crust. It should look brown and perfect with heaps of personality and flavour, not grey and dodgy. Once cooked you can turn over and do the next side, keeping that sizzle sound UP in the pan. We want the same result for the second side too! Depending on how you like this cooked, if you are going for rare, you can now add the garlic and shallots and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, being careful not to burn them but browning them will be perfect. If you want a more medium style, I would turn the steak over, drop the heat and cook a further 4-5 minutes on the original side. Now add the mushrooms and the sage and the crumbled up stock cube and the cream and then stir through and let heat through and boil for about a minute. If you leave it for longer it will reduce, which is sometimes good if the flavour wasn’t deep enough to start with BUT if you over reduce you will be left with a salty sauce so please add a bit more hot water and taste again! Serve with the steak and your choice of sides, either the butterbean puree, parsnip or sweet potato fries, or good old fashioned potatoes of your choice!

 

Quickie Eggplant Steak Stack with Chef Mel

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Quick & Easy Cream Cheese Pastry

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INGREDIENTS

  • 125g butter
  • 200g flour
  • pinch salt
  • 125g cream cheese or crème fraîche
  • BLING: Add matching bling to really show your guests you care! Add 1 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon lemon zest to really get a round of applause for this, you can really mix and match it depending on your fi lling!

METHOD

Grate the butter into the flour and then pinch in till the flour resembles breadcrumbs and the butter is evenly distributed. Now add the salt, bling, and the cream cheese and mix through or use a food processor to combine. Do not overwork the dough! Roll into a dough ball and then cover and chill for about an hour before rolling out and using as desired!

Quick & Easy Focaccia

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