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Cooking with Nick Stellino

Shrimp with Garbanzo Beans, Arugula & Sun-dried Tomatoes in a Chardonnay Sauce

Nick visits the fish monger and guides the viewer though a series of tips and techniques on how to make incredibly flavorful shrimp recipes which are fool proof and look and taste like a million dollars. Chef Stellino prepares Shrimp with Garbanzo Beans, Arugula & Sun-dried Tomatoes in a Chardonnay Sauce and a Salad with […]


Prawn, sweet potato and lime curry with chilli and black pepper roti bread

Ingredients For the chilli roti bread 200g/7oz plain flour (or a mixture of 50g/1¾oz wholemeal flour and 150g/5½oz plain flour), plus extra for dusting 4 tsp baking powder 1-2 tsp dried chilli flakes, to taste 1 tsp cracked black pepper 1 tsp fine sea salt 4 tsp sunflower oil For the prawn, sweet potato and lime curry 2 tsp desiccated coconut 2 tbsp medium or hot curry powder […]


Trifle with Pears and Caramel

Ease of preparation: ModeratePreparation time : 35 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesRefrigeration time: 4 hoursServes: 8 to 10 Ingredients Confectioner’s Custard 1 cup (250 ml) milk ½ cup (125 ml) 35% cream ¼ cup (60 ml) sugar 3 tbsp (45 ml) flour 6 egg yolks 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract Caramelized Pears 2 tbsp (30 ml) […]

Chuck's Day Off

Rock Salt Shrimp

Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield: 4 -5 servings Ingredients 1/2 head garlic, minced A drizzle  of good olive oil                                                                 1- 2 pounds rock salt  (To fill your casserole by an inch)   (.5-1kg)                                                                                               5 large head-on  shrimp in their shells Method Preheat the oven  to 400 degrees F. Select a casserole dish, large enough to hold the […]

Chuck's Day Off

Panzanella Bread Salad

Chucks Hughes’ freshly prepared Panzanella Bread Salad with garlic shrimp is a gourmet appetizer that will satisfy anyone! Easy, Moderate, ComplexPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 15 minutesInactive Prep time: 2 hoursYields:  4 to 6 servings  Ingredients For the salad: 4 slices of day old sourdough bread, cubed 1 garlic clove, smashed 3 or 4 large […]


Cracking Antiques

Cracking Antiques is a brand new series presented by antiques expert Mark Hill and vintage dealer and interior designer Kathryn Rayward.  They want to drag antiques off their pedestals and blow the dust off them to show how they can be more affordable, stylish and better made than much of what the high street has […]


Brussels sprout slaw with ranch dressing

Ingredients: 2 cups (480 ml) finely shaved Brussels sprouts 2 carrots, shredded 1 yellow onion, shredded Dressing ½ cup (240 ml) milk 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sherry vinegar 1/3 cup (80 ml) sour cream ¼ cup (60 ml) mayonnaise 1 tablespoon (15 ml) lemon juice 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped fresh chives 2 teaspoons (10 […]

Fish the Dish

Beer-Battered Oysters with pickled Jalapeno Tartar Sauce

Serves: 5-8 as an Appetizer Difficulty: Normal  Ingredients Oysters 2 litres Vegetable oil for frying 1 cup (250 ml) All-purpose flour 1 cup (250 ml) Cornstarch 2 tsp (10 ml) Salt Pepper 12 oz  of cold beer 20 large oysters, shucked, oysters removed and patted dry (Save shells for serving) Rock salt for serving Jalapeño […]