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Chef At Home

Seared Scallops with Mustard Vermouth Sauce

Ease of Preparation:  Easy, Moderate, Complex Yield:  4 servings Ingredients 20 fresh large scallops, small side muscle removed 3-4 tablespoons grape seed oil (or canola) Sprinkled sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 oz vodka 1/4 cup vermouth 1/4 cup 35% whipping cream 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 green onions, thinly sliced […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Three Greens Salad

Ingredients 200g green beans, trimmed and blanched 200g sugar snap peas, trimmed and blanched 200g frozen peas, thawed 15ml (1tbsp) sesame seeds, toasted Lemon Grass Dressing: 60g sugar 85ml (1/3 cup) water 30ml (2tbsp) rice vinegar 1 stalk of lemon grass, bruised 1 red chilli, seeded and sliced In a mixing bowl combine the greens. […]


ELLE Decoration Decor and Lifestyle Morning

Elle Decoration Magazine and Brooklyn Mall invited Elle readers to an exlcusive workshop on Saturday, the 18th of July./nIt was a inspirational morning where guests explored the latest in décor and design. Guest speakers included Bielle Bellingham, editor of Elle Decoration. She showcased the way décor style has evolved. Marc Anthony Hewson de Swardt, Weylandsts […]


Original Thai Seafood Curry

This week on Recipe for Success our student chef Amilio Ramkissoon from Johannesburg prepares Thai Seafood Curry for Virgil Kahn from Indochine, Reuben Riffel speak to Nicolò Pudel about his Recipe for Success. Ingredients 60ml Olive Oil 2 Red Onions 2 Garlic Cloves 1 Lemon Grass Stalk 20ml Brown Sugar 600ml Coconut Cream 15g Ginger […]


Texas Barbecue Sauce

Serves 12 Ingredients 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/3 cup neutral tasting oil, such as safflower 2 onions, diced (about 5 cups) 8 cloves garlic, minced Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons chile powder 1/3 cup unsulfured molasses 3/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar 2 cans (28 ounce) crushed tomatoes, plus 2 1/2 cups […]

Chef Michael's Kitchen

Slow Baked Chili Rubbed Ribs

Yield: 2 to 4 servings Ingredients 1 rack of baby back pork ribs ½ cup of brown sugar ½ cup of Ancho or any chili powder 1 tablespoon of cumin 1 tablespoon of oregano 1 teaspoon of cinnamon Method Preheat your oven to 400°F and turn on your convection fan if you have one. Prepare […]

Dinner Dash with Hilary Biller

Prawn Pumpkin and Coconut Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients 15ml (1 tbsp) oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 4 spring onions, sliced 2 small Thai red chillies, seeded and sliced 1 stalk lemon grass, finely chopped 5ml (1 tsp) shrimp paste 500ml (2 cups) chicken stock 500g pumpkin, peeled and cubed 1 x 400g coconut milk 250g shrimps fresh basil Method: Heat […]

Bake with Anna Olson

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue pie is a perennial favourite, and a great list of tips for success follows this recipe. Makes 1 9-inch pie Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: Dough: 1 cup + 2 Tbsp cake & pastry flour 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces 3 Tbsp cold water […]