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This is a really easy way to prepare steak for something a little bit different, with hardly any effort. I used beef fillet cut in this recipe, but rib-eye or sirloin could be used instead. The relish can also be made a day ahead of time, stored in the fridge and reheated just before serving. I have listed the amounts for the veg I chose to serve with this but feel free to serve with what you want.

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Ingredients

Olive oil
3 Beef fillet steaks (see note above)
2 Red capsicums, quartered, seeds and membranes removed
1 Large onion, sliced thinly
4 Cloves garlic, crushed
2 Red chilies, finely chopped (I leave a few seeds in.)
50ml Balsamic vinegar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Corn cobs, trimmed and chopped coarsley
300g Red potatoes, halved and quartered, depending on size
100g Snow peas
150g Asparagus spears
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

1. Roast capsicum skin side up, under grill, until skin blisters and blackens. Stand for 5 min’s to cool, peel away skin and slice thinly.

2. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, cook onion and garlic, stirring until soft.

3. Add chillies, vinegar, sugar and capsicum, cook, stirring about 8 Min’s.

4. Meanwhile cook steaks, on an oiled grill plate, or grill or BBQ, until browned on both sides and cooked as desired.

5. Boil, steam or microwave vegetables, until just tender.

6. You can either do the same with potato and just boil or do as I did, which was to only par boil them, drain, sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder and finally roast in pre-heated oven of 180 degrees celsius, until browned and crisp, so take your pick.

To Serve: Place vegetables on plate, place steaks on veg and top each steak with capsicum relish, sprinkle with parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is very versatile it can be served as a main course with a salad for a light, healthy summer time meal or it can be served as a appetizer, or as part of a buffet style meal along with other dishes. I have made this a few times now both as a main and also as part of a BBQ when I had 40 people over, it is always received well. I have listed the weight below as 1kg and I feel this would serve 4-5 as a main with a nice green salad and some crusty bread and about 10 as an appetizer or as part of a buffet style meal.

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Ingredients

Salmon

Cooking spray or olive oil
1kg Salmon fillet
1/2 Lemon, juice of
1 Tablespoon olive oil, extra
Ground sea salt
Ground black pepper
Coriander sprigs, for garnish (optional)
Lemon wedges or spirals, for garnish (optional)

Coriander/Cilantro Mango Salsa

1 Mango, peeled, pitted and diced
1 Large avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
1/2 Cup finely diced red pepper
1 Red onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons finely chopped coriander/cilantro
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1 Tablespoon honey

Method

1. Make salsa first by combining lemon juice, dressing and honey in a screw top jar, shake to combine.

2. Combine dressing with remaining ingredients in a glass bowl, refrigerate until needed. Salsa can be made up to 2 hours ahead of time and stored in the fridge.

Salmon

1. Pre-Heat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

2. Place salmon in an oven proof dish, that has been lightly greased with either cooking spray or oil.

3. Brush salmon with olive oil, squeeze lemon over salmon, Sprinkle with ground sea salt and pepper.

4. Bake for 30-35 Min’s or until fish flakes easily, cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the salmon.

5. Remove salmon from pan, allow to cool for 15 minutes. Either serve now, lukewarm, or refrigerate salmon for at least 2 hours to chill. Will last longer but chill no more than 24 hours. (I have done both and both are equally nice.)

To Serve: Place salmon on a serving platter, Spoon small amounts of salsa over, garnish with lemon and coriander sprigs. Serve remaining salsa in a bowl on the side.

All photo taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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I really will get round to posting some more of my own recipes soon, it has been so hectic here lately with the Easter and the holidays and I have just not come up for air to go through my growing number of photos for my dishes. I made this one a few weeks ago and it was really delicious I served it over salad with an avocado and I really enjoyed it. It was not one of my group members recipes but just a tag of someone’s who was playing the game. This was his original recipe and I thought it was quite inventive and worked really well together, I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I did make this with a salmon fillet rather than a salmon steak but that is just my personal preference. I also added a pinch of sugar to the sauce as I find that always takes the edge off of the tomatoes and herbs. To view more photos of this recipe or to read more reviews please click here.

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Ingredients

2 Salmon steaks (I used fillets)
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 Garlic cloves
1 Cup fresh strawberries
1/4 Cup crushed tomatoes
4 Teaspoons malt vinegar
4 Teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 Teaspoon oregano
1/2 Teaspoon basil
1 Teaspoon chili flakes
Pinch sugar
1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
4 Sprigs parsley, chopped

Method

1. Crush strawberries in a mortar & pestle. Don’t go overboard because the sauce looks nicer with a thick texture.

2. Mix all ingredients except salmon, oil and garlic well in a bowl and place in refrigerator (can be done ahead of time).

3. Cook Salmon on a BBQ or grill. I used a medium BBQ plate for around seven minutes a side.

4. Place garlic and olive oil in a saucepan and place over medium heat.

5. Lightly saute garlic for five minutes, add the sauce mix to saucepan.

6. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Don’t let the sauce boil hard, just simmer.

Once the fish is cooked plate up and pour over the sauce. I served ours over a salad with avocado garnished with extra strawberries.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a quick and easy way to prepare steaks with a really nice sauce to top them with.I did use cream instead of milk for this recipe and upped the amount of horseradish but that was just our personal preference. I served ours with a baked potato and also made bacon wrapped asparagus. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe or view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
1/4 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1lb Sirloin steak (I used fillet mignon)
1 Tablespoon butter
1/2 Teaspoon garlic, minced (I add extra)
1 Medium sweet onion, finely chopped
3 Cups small brown button mushrooms, sliced
1 Teaspoon thyme, dried
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Cup beef stock
1 Cup milk (I use cream)
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish (I add extra our preference)
1/8 Cup parsley, fresh chopped

Method

1. Rub salt and pepper on both sides of steak.

2. In large pan melt butter and brown steak well on both sides.

3. (2-3 minutes per side– do not cut down on browning time as this really contributes to the overall flavour of the dish) Remove steak and set aside.

4. Reduce heat to med-high add remaining butter, garlic, onion, mushrooms and thyme, (stir for 10 minutes) until mushrooms start to brown.

5. Add flour and cook for 1 minute.

6. Add in beef stock, milk and horseradish.

7. Reduce heat and simmer, stir for 5 minutes until sauce thickness.

8. Add steak and juice, simmer for 5 minutes.

9. Let steak rest for 5 minutes while you season the sauce with additional salt and pepper to taste.

10. Slice steak thinly across the grain, drizzle with sauce and sprinkle parsley on top.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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I made this recipe with salmon as I have bought trout a few times from my local store and it is always so full of bones even after filleting that I don’t really enjoy all the effort of picking the bones out. It worked very well with the salmon and we all loved the topping. I chose to make it as a topping for fillets rather than to stuff a whole fish and I loved the way it turned out. I served ours over asparagus sun-dried tomato and mushrooms drizzled with hollandaise and it was truly delicious meal. If you want to view the recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

6 Slices white bread
1 Cup water
6 Ounces bacon (chopped)
1 Cup onion (chopped)
Salt (to taste)
Cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 Medium eggplant (diced)
2 Teaspoons garlic (minced)
1/4 Cup fresh herb (such as parsley, basil, tarragon & chervil, finely chopped)
2 Ounces parmigiano-reggiano cheese (grated)
1 (2-3 lb) Trout (cleaned) Or fillets as stated earlier I used salmon
1 Cup dry white wine
1 Lemon, juice of (may sub lime)
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh parsley (finely chopped)

Method

1. Place bread in lrg glass dish. Pour water over bread & allow to sit for 10 minutes.

2. In a large skillet over med heat, cook bacon till crisp. Remove w/a slotted spoon, drain on paper towels & set aside.

3. Add onion to skillet & cook 2 minutes. Add eggplant, season w/salt & cayenne & cook till wilted (about 4 min). Remove the pan from the heat, turn the mixture into a mixing bowl & cool completely.

4. Remove the bread from the water & squeeze out all the water.

5. Add the bread, bacon & garlic to the eggplant mixture & mix well. Stir in the herb mixture + cheese & set aside.

6. Preheat grill & season trout w/salt & cayenne.

7. Place the trout in the center of a piece of foil. Spoon the dressing into the cavity of the trout. Add the wine & wrap the trout tightly in the foil, forming a pouch.

8. Place the trout on the grill over a low flame & cook 25-30 min or till flaky.

9. Remove from the grill, squeeze lemon or lime juice over the trout & serve on a large platter. Drizzle the entire plate w/extra-virgin olive oil & garnish w/fresh parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is fabo pork tenderloin recipe, the end result is truly delicious. I used sun-dried tomatoes in place of fresh as we are not the biggest tomato fans in my family and they worked really well. I served ours with a side of vegetables, drizzled a little of the sauce over the pork and served the rest on the side. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

3lbs Pork tenderloins
8 Ounces fresh button mushrooms, sliced
1 Cup tomato, peeled and roughly chopped
1 Medium yellow onion, diced
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 Teaspoons lemon pepper
6 Minced garlic cloves
2 Cups chicken stock
2-4 Tablespoons cream

Note: I added the cream at the end and then thickened with cornflour as we prefer our sauce a little thicker so take your pick.

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt the butter and oil in a large, oven safe pan with a lid.

3. Season the pork by rubbing it with the lemon pepper and half of the garlic and then rolling it in flour.

4. Brown the pork on all sides over medium heat; this should take roughly 10 minutes. Remove the pork to a plate.

5. Add the onions and mushrooms to the pan and brown for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes and stir to coat everything. Add the remaining garlic and the chicken stock. Stir well and then place the pork on top.

6. Cover the pan and return to the oven for 45 – 60 minutes until the pork is done.

7. Remove the pork from the pan, and add the cream to lightly thicken the sauce.

8. Let the pork rest for approx 7 minutes, then slice and serve atop rice or noodles and pour some sauce over the top of the pork.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a super simple pork recipe that is totally delicious and it is also healthy and low in carb’s too. I served ours with french fries because I knew my son would prefer that, but just serving as is with some vegetables for a lower carb version. I use greek yogurt for the sauce and like to add some garlic liquid seasoning to it for added zing. The combination of the garlic pork with the tarragon sauce is really tasty and I know for us we really enjoy it and it is also a no fuss meal to make for me. If you would like to see more photos of this recipe or read more reviews please click here.

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Ingredients

500g Pork tenderloin
3 Garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
Salt and Pepper to season
Paprika
1/2 Cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 Teaspoons dried tarragon leaves (I used 2 tablespoons of fresh my preference)
2 Teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

Method

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Place pork on a baking sheet. Cut 1/2-inch slits in pork and place garlic slices in each slit I do 2 to each slit.

3. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.

4. Bake 22-24 minutes or until just barely pink in the center.

5. When pork is cooked, place on cutting board and let stand 3 minutes before thinly slicing on the diagonal.

6. Just before pork is done, combine remaining ingredients except oil in a small saucepan. Cook 2-3 minutes over medium heat or until just heated through. Do not bring mixture to a boil.

7. Remove from heat, stir in oil. ( I used some of the pan drippings for this instead for added flavour.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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