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This is another one I made this weekend from my group recipe swap. I loved the marinade and the flavours were so yummy and paired well with the tuna. I did cook my tuna in a pan for a few minutes each side rather than than under the grill. The tuna was full of flavour and had a lovely pink center. To read more reviews on this recipe or to view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

4 (6 ounce) Tuna steaks, about 1 inch thick
2 Scallions, thinly sliced,to garnish

Marinade

3 Tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 Tablespoons sesame oil
1 Tablespoon japanese rice wine or sweet sherry
3 Cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 Inch fresh ginger, peeled and chopped

Method

1. Make the marinade: put the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine, garlic, sugar, and ginger into a nonmetallic dish.

2. Add the tuna steaks to the marinade and turn to coat.

3. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours.

4. Reserve the marinade.

5. Cook the steaks under the broiler, 3″ from the heat, brushing with the marinade, for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Serve immediately, garnished with scallions.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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We love duck in my family and this is just another quick recipe to make with duck. I served ours over stir-fried vegetables with noddles, it would also be good over rice as well. I have listed it below just for 2 as that is what I served it for, but the sauce amount would probably stretch to 3 or 4 depending on what it was served with and how much sauce you prefer.

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Ingredients

2 Duck Breasts
100ml Hoisin sauce
100ml Water
1/4 Teaspoon five spice
2 Star anise
2 Tablespoon honey
2 Tablespoons ketjap manis (sweet soy sauce)
1/2 Teaspoon chili flakes
11/2 Tablespoons chinese rice wine (I use Shao Xing)
1 Tablespoon sweet chili sauce

Method

1. Cook duck breast skin side down in a pan to render fat and crisp up skin, drain carefully from time to time. Cook about 8-10 Min’s.

2. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, place duck, breast side down, on wire rack in a baking dish. Cook for about 20-25 Min’s further in oven depending on size of breasts. (This will give you a pink center.)

Note: I turn the grill on for the last few Min’s of cooking to really crisp up the skin.

3. While duck is cooking make sauce. Blend all sauce ingredients in a pan and heat until hot.

Serve duck over vegetables and noodles as I did or with rice, drizzle with sauce.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a great curry recipe and one that I will be making again for sure. I have never used duck in a curry before and this was a wonderful way to prepare it. I did ours with whole duck breasts, which I cooked skin side down first to render the fat and then finished them off breast side down in the sauce and they were cooked perfectly. I sliced the breasts and served over rice topped with the wonderful curry sauce. I am the first person to review this recipe and I have not made any changes to the original recipe but to view this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
70g Red curry paste
400ml Coconut cream
180ml Water
70g Pineapple, diced (I used half of a medium pineapple)
5 Grapes (preferably black, and large if possible)(I added extra)
2 cherry tomatoes, cut in half (I added a few more)
2 kaffir lime leaves
250g roasted duck breasts, sliced (I cooked 1 whole breast each)
1/2 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 chili, sliced
5g fresh basil

Method

1. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in sauce pan, and add red curry paste.

2. Stir fry until an aroma develops, and then lower the heat.

3. Add coconut cream and 180 ml of water.

4. Bring to the boil.

5. Add pineapple, grapes, cherry tomatoes, kaffir lime leaves, and sliced duck breast.

6. Add fish sauce and sugar.

7. Simmer until cooked through.

8. Garnish with chilli and fresh basil.

Serve over basmati rice.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is another of my team mates recipes for this month, my hubby and I loved this one. The flavour of these rissoles were excellent even without the sweet chili sauce and they turned out so moist. I served ours over coconut rice with green onion for a delicious meal. I was the first person to review this recipe and I did not make any changes to the way it was posted but if you would like to view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

2 Garlic cloves, chopped
3cm Piece fresh ginger, peeled
2 Small red chilies, roughly chopped
1 Stalk lemongrass, bruised (I used 1 teaspoon of jar lemongrass)
4 Green onions, roughly chopped
1/2 Cup coriander leaves
750g Pork mince
1 Egg, lightly beaten
Olive oil flavored cooking spray
2 Lebanese cucumbers
2 Cups steamed jasmine rice (I served ours with coconut rice.)
Sweet chili sauce, to serve

Method

1. Combine garlic, ginger, chilli, lemongrass, green onions and coriander in a food processor, Process until finely chopped.

2. Transfer to a bowl. Add mince and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix until well combined.

3. Using 2 heaped tablespoons mixture at a time, roll mixture into 16 balls. Flatten slightly. Place rissoles on a plate. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, if time permits.

4. Preheat a greased barbecue plate on medium-low heat. Spray both sides rissoles with oil. Cook, turning occasionally, for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked through.

5. Using a vegetable peeler, peel long, thin strips from cucumbers. Spoon rice into bowls. Top with rissoles, cucumber and sweet chilli. Serve.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is fabulous salmon recipe that comes together so well from the marinade to the glaze. I love the taste of the ginger, garlic and cilantro (coriander) in the marinade. I made the same amount of marinade and glaze for 4 salmon fillets as mine were quite large. I served ours over egg noodles and fresh vegetables for a really lovely meal. If you would like read more reviews on this recipe or see more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

6 Salmon fillets

Marinade for salmon

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
2 Tablespoons roasted garlic, pureed
1 Teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 Teaspoons sesame oil
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped

Honey Hoisin BBBQ glaze

1/2 Cup honey
1/2 Cup hoisin sauce
2 Green onions, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
1 Teaspoon sesame oil
Salt

Method

1. Rub the marinade all over salmon and marinate for 2 hours.

2. Preheat grill to medium high.

3. Place marinated salmon skin side down on grill and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until skin is crisp and easy to lift from grill.

4. Turn fillets over and baste liberally with honey hoisin BBQ glaze.

5. Continue to cook for another 4 to 5 minutes for medium doneness.

6. Turn fillets over and baste meat side liberally with the glaze before removing from grill.

You may cook this in the oven if you so desire.

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This is extremely quick and delicious, I had a new brand of satay sauce to try and I found this recipe and decided to test it out on this and I am so glad I did. This was wonderful, the satay sauce was spicier than the regular brand I buy and I loved that. I also added some fresh snow peas and bean sprouts to the recipe as I had them to use up and I was not going to serve it over rice, as we are watching our carb intake at the moment, so it made for a more complete meal for us. If you would like to read more reviews on this or see more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

Note: I made extra sauce than listed as we love things saucy

2 Garlic cloves (crushed or minced)
1 Onion (peeled, quartered and segmented)
2 Teaspoons curry powder
1 Teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon dried mustard
2 Tablespoons satay sauce
4 Tablespoons thickened cream (heavy)
2 Teaspoons dry sherry (or Chinese rice wine)
1kg Prawns (raw, pealed and deveined, leave tails on if you wish, we don’t)
peanut oil (to stir fry)

Method

1. Mix curry powder, sugar and dried mustard in a small dish.

2. Mix sate sauce, cream and sherry in a jug.

3. Stir fry prawns in batches till just cooked (time will depend on size of prawns) put on a plate and put to one side keeping warm (cover with a lid or alfoil).

4. Add more oil if needed and sauté onions until just translucent and then add garlic, curry powder and mustard mix and fry till fragrant.

5. Return prawns and any juices to the pan and add cream, sate sauce and sherry mix and stir till warmed through.

Serve over rice.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a makes for a great, mid week after work fast meal, served with a salad or for a lunch. I used a whole BBQ chicken rather than cooking up breasts to make for an even quicker prep time. If you would like to view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon sesame oil
8 Ounces boneless chicken breasts, sliced in strips
Pepper (optional)
1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 1/2 Teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
1/4 Cup hoisin sauce (as much as you like, recipe calls for 1/3 cup)
1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger (can use 1 to 2 tablespoon fresh)
3 Tablespoons white wine
1 Teaspoon sugar
3 Cups coleslaw mix (may use 3 cups shredded cabbage)
1 Cup carrot, cut in matchstick size
Flour, tortillas. warmed

Method

1. In a 10 inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.

2. Pepper chicken and put chicken in skillet and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.

3. About 2 minutes before chicken is done, if using, add red pepper flakes and garlic.

4. Stir in hoisin sauce, ginger, wine, sugar, coleslaw mix and carrots. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until vegetables are crisp tender.

5. Warm tortilla as directed on package.

6. Place a portion of chicken mixture on each tortilla, roll tortilla around filling.

7. If desired, you can serve with plum sauce or other sauce of your choosing.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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