Recipe of the Week

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Dark Chocolate Venison Pie with Parsnip Topping

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Venison is abundant in Central Otago. We have many friends who fill their freezers once a year after committing to a week long hunt in the hills, especially those in Wanaka and the surrounds. This dish is great for the less attractive cuts of meat. Combined with a little fruit and the rich nuttiness of this dark chocolate pastry make this dish something very… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Roasted Butternut and Blue Cheese Arancini

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We recently had the most delightful dinner in Wanaka at Urban Grind. One of their most popular entrees on the menu is their Blue Cheese Arancini balls. Italian risotto balls which ooze divine blue cheese with each bite. So delicious it was time to try my own version at home. These make the perfect canapés if you are having friends over for dinner… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Rustic Chickpea and Rabbit Stew

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This dish was made for Central Otago! Rabbit, Saffron, Olive Oil and Lemons all available in abundance (especially the darn Rabbits!). Rich and layered in flavours, this stew is so much more, rather a hot pot of hearty soul food. If you can’t source Rabbit for this dish it works just as well with Chicken or Pork. Rustic Chickpea and Rabbit… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Italian spaghetti cake

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Once again Jamie Oliver is the inspiration for this weeks’ wine and food pairing. He is inspirational in the kitchen. Influenced by Italian cookery, his rustic flair suits our style of cooking. Easy, fun and ultimately delicious, this cheesy and fragrant pasta dish is a great twist on your usual bowl of spagetti! Italian Spaghetti Cake      Ingredients: 600 ml cream 4… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Quinoa, mushroom and thyme risotto

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During winter we are all in need of a little boost to the immune system. This week we are serving up Quinoa – a superfood rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. This hearty and healthy recipe is so easy to make and can be whipped up in under 45 minutes. We recommend Central Otago Wild Thyme of course! Quinoa,… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Parmesan & Herb Crusted Chicken Breast

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This weeks’ recipe comes courtesy of Meat Cuisine. They are an Auckland based company who send meat all over the country. We bought a ham from them for my sister’s 80th birthday and it was superb. They use only the finest cuts of meat sourced from approved farm stock raised on the best natural foods as they graze in New… Read more »

Food and Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Fresh smoked salmon & beetroot salad

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Jamie Oliver is our inspiration today. He is the master of combining flavours and creating refreshing meals that are delicious and easy to prepare. Fresh smoked salmon & beetroot salad Ingredients 4 raw baby beetroot, scrubbed clean juice of ½ lemon sea salt freshly ground black pepper extra virgin olive oil quality balsamic vinegar 200 g good-quality smoked salmon,… Read more »