Author Archives: Alan

About Alan

Settling into my 7th decade and still determined not to grow up too soon.

Smoked Cod Fish Cakes

  For these fish cakes I recommend using instant mashed potato, for the very simple reason that it allows you to make full use of the smoked fish flavour by making the mash with the milk used to cook the fish. … Continue reading

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Potato~top Mince Pie

Some might call this a cottage pie. I don’t. 500g beef mince 2 onions, chopped finely 2 carrots, one grated, one sliced or diced 1 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp oyster sauce 1 tsp mushroom soy … Continue reading

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Barramundi Tortilla

Barramundi Tortilla A piece, or pieces of saltwater barramundi, or your favourite flaky fish a tortilla for each piece mashed potato made with a knob of butter, a few drops of lemon juice, and some sour cream lemon myrtle salt and … Continue reading

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Salmon and Black Rice Salad

Now that I have discovered black rice, with its delicious flavour and nutty texture, I am working out new ways to enjoy it.  Especially ways that use ingredients easily obtained and stored here in the back of beyond.  That basically … Continue reading

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Chilli Pies

On Friday I made a big pot of my internationally famous chilli, and invited my friends and colleagues around for dinner. One by one they didn’t show up. I was left with a pot of chilli. So I mixed in … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Beef Chilli

My basic minced beef chilli recipe for nachos, tacos, whatever. The slow cooker is a perfect way to let the flavour develop unattended. 300g Minced beef 1 large onion, chopped finely Minced or chopped garlic. 3 or 4 or more … Continue reading

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