Sauces and Condiments

Water Chestnut Raita

This is the perfect accompaniment to a lamb burger. The water chestnut is used in place of cucumber and add a world of texture. Ingredients 1 small tub of Greek Yoghurt 1 clove garlic crushed […]

Dark Chocolate Olive Tapenade

  This recipe is something a little bit different and will not appeal to everyone’s palate. If you enjoy a good drop of red wine, dark chocolate and an antipasto platter, this is the dish […]

Beer Batter Tempura Cauliflower & Wasabi Mayonnaise

Looking for something cheap, easy and impressive for your next gathering? This is the canape (or side dish) for you. The creamy center, crispy crust and smooth heat of the dipping sauce is exciting and […]

Fool Proof Whole Egg Mayonnaise

I am a sucker for a thick, creamy mayonnaise. Growing up with a Dutch mother, mayonnaise was put on and with everything. Sandwiches, salad, chicken, fish, hot chips, burgers, the list goes on. There always […]

Mint and Pineapple Spicy Salsa

Ingredients 1 whole pineapple (skinned and diced) 1/2 handful fresh mint (washed and torn) 1 small fresh chilli (seeds options) 1/4 diced red onion 1 thumb grated ginger lime juice Method Combine all ingredients and […]

Roasted Capsicum and Tomato Salsa

  Ingredients 1 large Brown onion, skin on, cut in quarters 10 medium tomatoes, halved 1 large Red Capsicum, membrane removed, cut in quarters 1 bulb Garlic, skin on, one end cut, cloves separated Pinch […]


  Ingredients 5 small (or 3 large) ripe avocados Tobasco Sauce Small handful fresh chopped coriander Lime juice salt and pepper Method Mix all ingredients in food processor. Adjust tobasco, lime and salt n pepper […]

Fresh Tomato Salsa

  Ingredients 5 small ripe Roma Tomatoes, finely diced Handful fresh torn coriander 1 spring onion, finely sliced pinch of salt Method Mix ingredients together. Keep at room temperature. Delicious served with corn chips and/or […]

Pork Scotch Fillet with Apple and Guava Jus

These tender morsels are delicious served with sides likeĀ Bacon, Potato and Brussel Sprout Fry andĀ Apple Celery Salsa. Ingredients 2 Pork Scotch Fillets 1 tsb butter 1 tsp olive oil Salt and pepper 1/2 cup apple […]

Balsamic Reduction

Ingredients 150ml 4 leaf Balsamic Vinegar 1 tsp black peppercorns 1 large shallot (thinly sliced) 1 teaspoon brown sugar Method Place all ingredients in a heavy saucepan or frying pan. Keep the heat on low […]

Chunky Smoked Tomato Salsa

This smokey delight is perfect as a dipping sauce for Spanish Tapas. (edited April 2012) Ingredients 1 punnet very ripe cherry roma or grape tomatoes (washed) 1 garlic clove (sliced) 1 shallot (sliced) 1 teaspoon […]

Slow Roasted Ribeye with Rich Gravy

Slow Roasting a cut of meat on the bone, on a low heat breaks down meat and allows it to fall off the bone. Instead of your usual Sunday Roast, treat the family (and yourself) […]

Basic Pasta Sauce

Edit: April 2012 (2 years after originally posting recipe) After much experimentation, I have adjusted the recipe to improve the depth of flavour. I hope you enjoy this version as much as I do. Ingredients […]


I love Stephanie Alexander’s pesto with a few tweaks… here is my sure-fire version. Ingredients: 1 cup well packed basil leaves (I jam packed my cup – pushing down the leaves with every new layer) […]

The Dip

You would think the old school method of mixing a creamy base with dried soup mix ended with the 60’s… fortunately for the lazy host, it is still a perfectly acceptable way to create a […]

Plum Red Wine Reduction

A delicious sauce perfect with game meat. Ingredients 2x Spring Onions (trimmed and thinly sliced) 1x Shallot (thinly sliced) 1x Large Garlic Clove (thinly sliced) 1 1/2 cups Red Wine 3x tbsp Plum Sauce 1x […]


Creamy, dreamy and gorgeous with the humble spud. An epic classic that will leave you wanting more. Aioli: Ingredients 1 Cup of Homemade Mayonnaise 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce Tabasco Sauce to taste […]

Cranberry Balsamic Reduction

This is a beautiful, sweet sauce which can be served with poultry or on a cheese platter. Perfect for Christmas. Ingredients 1/2 cup red wine 3 tblsp balsamic vinegar (4 leaf) 3 tblsp cranberry sauce […]

Spiced Plum Reduction

For a sweet and spicy kick, try this sauce as a glaze or dipping sauce for pork, game meat or even BBQ’d chicken. Ingredients 2 tablespoons prepared plum sauce 1 cinnamon quill 1/2 teaspoon smoked […]

Garlic Mint Yoghurt

This creamy, aromatic sauce is delicious with lamb, chicken, pizza or anything that you want add a little zing to. Ingredients 1 small tub plain Greek Yoghurt 1 handfull fresh mint (washed and chopped finely) […]