Category Archives: Fish and seafood

Stir-fried squid with garlic and chilli

Kylie Kwong: Lantern Cookery Classics, 144pp. recipes by Kylie Kwong Penguin Group (Australia), Melbourne, 2012 Cooking on page 32 This book is part of the Lantern Cookery Classics series published by the Penguin Group. Each book features popular recipes for … Continue reading

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Prawn pilaf

Epicure: summer, 192pp. by various contributors The Age newspaper, John Fairfax Publications, Sydney, 2006 Cooking on page 32 This cookbook is filled with yummy-looking recipes from three of Australia’s leading lights in the food industry—Jill Dupleix, Brigitte Hafner and Stephanie … Continue reading

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Tandoori fish with mint relish

Sizzling barbecues, 144pp. by Reader’s Digest kitchens Reader’s Digest (Australia), Ultimo NSW, 2012 Cooking on page 32–33 For fuss-free cooking, not much beats a barbecue. That’s why I grabbed this at the recent Lifeline Book Fair. This cookbook seems to … Continue reading

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Black forest mussels with mushrooms and brandy

The great mussel and clam cookbook, 128pp. by various contributors New Holland, Publishers, Sydney, 2002 Cooking on pages 32–33 Seafood was an uncommon ingredient in meals when I was growing up. It was the 1950s and transporting fresh seafood to … Continue reading

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Cannellini beans with rosemary, prawns and lemon

Cooking at home, 250pp. by Karen Martini Penguin Australia, Camberwell, Victoria, 2008 Cooking on page 32–33 I’ve always liked Karen Martini’s recipes. Although not found on any page 32, her Spanish-style spiced almonds are a family favourite, which I’ve tweaked … Continue reading

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Gratin of mussels

The cook’s companion, 824pp. by Stephanie Alexander Viking, Penquin Books Australia, Ringwood, Victoria, 1996 Cooking on page 432 Stephanie Alexander is one of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs. She learnt to cook at her mother’s side and spent many decades … Continue reading

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Stuffed squid (calamari)

  The best-ever Mediterranean cookbook, 256pp. by Jacqueline Clark and Joanna Farrow Hermes House, London, 2001 Cooking on page 132 We love Mediterranean cuisine, and this was one of the first cookbooks I bought to cover the variety of dishes … Continue reading

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