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prawn and coriander dim sum

These little Chinese steamed dumplings take a bit of time to prepare, but are so worth it in the end. Serves: 4 Difficulty: Easy-moderate Time preparation: 1 hour Cooking time: 10 minutes 1 pack dim sum pastry (can buy frozen from most Asian supermarkets) 10 prawns, de-shelled, deveined and finely chopped 1 tsp (5ml) cornflour […]

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crispy squid with chili and lemon thyme salt

tapas just isn’t complete without a bowl (or two) of deep-fried salted baby squid with lashings of freshly squeezed lemon juice. This is finger-licking food at its best. It’s a real crowd pleaser that doesn’t take more than 15 minutes to whip up. So why not experiment with different flavoured salts and assorted mayonnaises and […]

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Hake and Mussel hot pot

hake and mussel hot pot

Unfortunately for me, I am highly allergic to all mollusks. So in this case my lovely assistant Megan had to do the tasting and seasoning for me. I was assured that this dish was heaven on a plate and all that was needed to complete the dish was a glass of chilled Viognier, preferably, while […]

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The perfect Paella (well in my opinion anyway) is one thats made with good quality chorizo, has a good kick of authentic Spanish spice and is just a little but saucier than the traditional Paella. Credits: This recipe was especially developed for The Pretty Blog Photographer: Catherine Mac Recipe development and styling: Luisa Farelo Hayes […]

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spicy mussel linguine

My husbands a huge fan of Spaghetti Vongole, but unfortunately fresh clams aren’t as readily available as black mussels. So I created this dish for him and he’s completely hooked. The spiciness of the rich tomato and fennel sauce compliments the white wine steamed mussels so well and it really is perfect for Summer Al […]

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Steamed Mussel Linguine in Spicy Tomato Sauce

So I’m finally back in Cape Town after having an exciting 2 months of cooking in Switzerland. I have still got quite a few pictures of recipes that I developed while being overseas, so will promise to blog about them all very soon. Today’s recipe is one that was a favourite amoungst the guests and […]

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