Author Archives: Alan

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Alone in a sea of spinifex.

Portuguese Pork Curry

Now at last I have a working oven and stove again, and I am released from bondage to the slow cooker.  I also bought a big pile of nicely priced short-dated lean pork fillets last time I was in Halls … Continue reading

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Dukkah

Outback Dukkah with Home-made Bread   The original recipe for dukkah (or duqqa) is Egyptian I believe, and I understand there are Moroccan variations.  This is my version.  What goes into my dukkah depends on what is available. I made … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Here in the outback, you make do with what is on hand and waste as little as possible.  Even the liquid from pickle jars has potential.  I think my use of it is quite innovative. Fresh tomatoes are not usually … Continue reading

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Chicken Cashew Curry

Slow-cooker Chicken, Cashew and Coconut Cream Curry Really, really pleased with this one. It is very simple and can’t burn because it is done in a slow cooker. I would put this up against the best I have tried from … Continue reading

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Portuguese Two-Onion Curry

  This is a hot curry, and traditionally uses pork. However chicken or beef works well. This recipe uses gravy beef and is cooked in the slow cooker. Ingredients: 400-500g gravy beef cut into largish cubes 2-3cm. 1 onion finely … Continue reading

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Outback Linguine and Meatballs

A standard Italian dish with a subtly delicious outback twist.   Lemon myrtle. The sauce is prepared in a slow cooker. Sauce 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 onion, chopped 1/2 capsicum, chopped 1 pod of chicken or … Continue reading

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