In my fridge: Sid Sahrawat

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Last updated 09:39 23/10/2012
Sid Sahrawat
SID'S ART: Chef Sid Sahrawat, pictured in his Auckland restaurant, Sidart.

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Chef Sid Sahrawat, owner and chef at award-winning Auckland restaurant Sidart, is best-known for his elegant and inventive take on fine dining. At home, it's a different story, as the contents of his fridge show.

WHAT FIVE FOODS WOULD I ALWAYS FIND IN YOUR FRIDGE? 

1. Cheese - you can have good cheese by itself with a glass of wine and it's also great for toasties to cure hangovers at midnight!

2. Chicken- it's versatile.

3. Chipotle chillies - we open a can and always have some in the fridge to add to recipes to give them a real kick.

4. Sour cream- we use it for Mexican, which is once a week, and also it helps cool down spicy curries.

5. Yoghurt - it's our daughter's favourite food.

DO YOU HAVE A STANDBY RECIPE THAT USES ALL, OR SOME, OF THESE INGREDIENTS?

Use your favourite veges, cook them and add to sauteed chicken. Add a can of good quality refried beans like La Morena, then cut up some chipotle chillies in adobo sauce and add to the pan. Add a teaspoon of salsa and add a few spoons of sour cream to get a thick consistency to the filling.

Lay some puff pastry in a greased baking dish, use a fork to puncture it so it doesn't rise. Bake for five minutes at 200C, then remove from the oven and line the sides of the dish with pastry.

Add the filling and grate some cheese on top. Put a final layer of puff pastry on the top and prick it with a fork again. Grease the top slightly with some olive oil and return the dish to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes and you'll have a scrummy Mexican pie.

WHAT'S THE MOST EXOTIC THING IN YOUR FRIDGE?

Nougat from France

WHAT DO YOU NEVER STORE IN THE FRIDGE?

 Bread, bananas and tomato sauce.

WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF FINDING IN YOUR FRIDGE?

Wagyu beef and a couple of live crayfish.

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