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Chef Michael's Kitchen

Lobster Corn Chowder

Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients 2 large lobsters, cooked and shelled, meat, shells and bodies reserved 2 cups of heavy whipping cream 4 cups of water 2 cups of any white wine 4 fresh corn on the cob 2 tablespoons of butter 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 tablespoons of flour a bunch of […]


Lamb Kebabs with Feta

Lamb mince is versatile and deliciously moist because of the fat content of the meat. It marries well with a blend of Middle Eastern spices. GAS BRAAI KETTLE BRAAI DIRECT WOOD OR CHARCOAL FIRE serves 4 Ingredients 500 g lamb mince 3 cloves garlic, crushed generous pinch cardamom 5 ml (1 tsp) ground cumin 2.5 […]

Favourite Food

Beef Bourguignon

Serves 6 Another classic, this is a slightly simplified version. For entertaining of any kind, it is great as it can be made the previous day. I love to eat this with Garlic Layered Potatoes (page 106) or Nutmeg Mash (page 120). Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 200 g (7 oz) streaky bacon, cut into […]


Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Yield: 24 servings.        Ingredients 1 large bunch asparagus 24 slices very thin slices of prosciutto Olive oil, for drizzling Method Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain. Cool. Wrap with slice of prosciutto.  Grill or place until broiler.      


Lemon Pound Cake

Serves 4-6 Ingredients 225g (8 oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature + extra for greasing 225g (8 oz) granulated sugar 225g (8 oz) plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 4 large eggs, at room temperature (for at least 30 minutes) zest of 1 lemon and juice of ½ 1 tsp pure vanilla […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Chocolate Truffles

Prep Time: 5 minutesInactive Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Ingredients 1/3 cup cream 14 ounces white chocolate, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 8 ounces dark chocolate, chopped 1 1/2 cups coconut, toasted and finely ground Directions Put the white chocolate in a large bowl. Add the heavy cream to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and warm it […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Cheddar Melt with Apple Rosti

Serves 4 Ingredients Apple Rösti: 3 large potatoes, peeled and coarsely grated 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated 15ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice 60ml (¼ cup) cake flour 5ml (1tsp) baking powder 1 large egg Salt and pepper, to taste Oil, for frying Cheddar Melt: 200ml cider 400g mature cheddar, grated 15ml (1 […]

5-Ingredient Fix

Beef and Onion Stuffed Potatoes

SHOW: 5 Ingredient FixPREP TIME: 10minCOOK TIME: 120minSERVES: 6 servings Ingredients  8 cups low-sodium beef stock 3 large russet potatoes Extra-virgin olive oil 2 pounds beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Water, as needed 1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions METHOD Step 1Preheat the oven to […]