People LOVE huxter's recipes.
So my cooking is produce driven with an emphasis on fresh dynamic flavours with lots of home grown veg and herbs . Quality ingredients are everything with me as well as well-defined flavours ,no subtlety in my recipe book !
As Australia is so multi-cultural with a very recent migrant history ,my influences are South East Asian ,North African ,Mediterranean and Indian .But I love home-style farm cookery too ,with an interest in bread making ,preserving our harvest ,and cooking the food our forebears ate ,although with a modern twist .An old fashioned leg of spring lamb but stuffed with spinach ,fetta and pine nuts ! Or a good steak ,grilled to perfection ,sliced and served alongside a Moroccan cous-cous made with dried fruits and preserved lemons .
Tonight for instance I'm cooking some chicken pieces in a Middle Eastern inspired way ---tomatoey ,herby and spicy and served with homemade pasta and a sprinkling of sumac ! --and offer some Greek-style yoghurt on the side to cool the chilli.
Love a food adventure --a new ingredient or a fruit I haven't seen or eaten .Different game meats like pigeon or hare .I'm growing oca at the moment ,an old Andean tuber a bit like a potato but without the disease problems .So I'm experimenting with cooking and serving them ,learning what tastes improve them
Photo was taken on Chistmas Day with my wife having her favourite bubbly and my good self preparing for the onslaught with a cold lager !! Read more
My Latest Recipes 18
Luscious Dark And Sexy Sour Cherry Chocolate Cake from huxter in Mundoona, Australia.
A dark flourless chocolate cake for adults ,a very rich flavour ,not too sweet ,with a texture to die for !...
Baked Mediterranean Eggs With Arugula And Yoghurt from huxter in Mundoona, Australia.
Eggs are oven baked with spices and served with yoghurt as a special brunch for someone special or with good friends on a lazy day...
Fricassee of Frog from huxter in Mundoona, Australia.
This recipe is from The Country Housewife and Lady's Director ,published in 1736 !! It was reprinted in the Castle Howard Cookboo...
Humble Pie from huxter in Mundoona, Australia.
Humbles are deer entrails and when venison was the sole preserve of the English aristocracy ,the poor peasants were given the ent...
Duck Leg Confit from huxter in Mundoona, Australia.
Duck leg confit is absolutely essential for cassoulet ,the recipe for which will follow .Cooking in oil is healthier than the m...
Middle Eastern Chicken Tagine from huxter in Mundoona, Australia.
Is it a tagine if not cooked in a tagine ? Delicious dish inspired by the spice mix known as Ras -al -Hanout ....