Recipes

Chocolate, stout and caramel tart

Chocolate tart

Invercargill's Pitch Black sweet stout is the secret ingredient of this chocolate and caramel tart made by Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn's chef, Brad Kneale.

Eat like a Crusader

Corey Flynn's honey-glazed roast chicken

Honey-glazed chicken

Veteran hooker Corey Flynn likes to spend a Sunday night indulging in a honey-glazed roast chicken with the family. He shares his secret recipe.

Anna Thompson's zucchini fritters

fritter

Start with a fritter base and add a long list of favourite ingredients. In this case, zucchinis and cheese enter the mix.

Jess Simson's almond fruit crumble

almond fruit crumble

This dessert can be reinvented over and over again.

Recipe of the month: Roasted hazelnut meringues with white chocolate mousse

Gluten-free special

Just Desserts

For Just Desserts' chef Nic Peters, there is no better ingredient with which to cook than chocolate. Here he uses Belgian white chocolate to create a silky mouse to accompany hazelnut meringues.

Warm lamb salad

lamb salad

Fresh, light and with just the right amount of spice.

Three cheeses and spring green stuffed mushrooms

Mushroom

Parmesan, halloumi and ricotta make this a must-try for cheese lovers.

Strawberry meringue cake

Dessert

If you've got strawberries to spare, this cake is a must.

Crayfish salad

Crayfish

A light but filling fix of crayfish, capsicum and spinach.

Roast muscovado brined turkey

Turkey

For chef Jacob Stanley, a summer Christmas in New Zealand means delicious seafood, with all the trimmings. 

Pea salad

Pea salad

Goat's cheese, toasted hazelnuts and a mint and shallot vinaigrette really spice up this pea salad.

Trifle, Trifle, Trifle

Trifle

The sweet joys of layered trifle topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.

Mid-morning feast

Pancakes

Stack these pancakes high.

Brunch o'clock

Recipe

An Italian favourite is given a brunch twist.

Savoury scrambled eggs

Eggs

With a few extra ingredients, scrambled eggs can be taken to new heights.

Shrimp and avocado salad

Shrimp

Will Sands' shrimp salad is an adaptation of the dish his father served at his gastro pub in England.

Limoncello meringue pie

Meringue

Will Sands uses limoncello liquer to give his meringue pie extra zing.

Lamb rumps on lentils

Lamb

Lou Bentley serves up lamb with accompaniments sourced from Banks Peninsula.

Seafood chowder

Chowder

John Gerrad serves up his favourite chowder.

Seared venison loin

venison

There is no doubt your dinner guests will be impressed by this dish.

Grand Marnier and orange parfait

Parfait

Finish the evening with an citrus dessert.

Smoke your own salmon

Salmon

Make a colourful plate with salmon as the centrepiece.

A family favourite tiramisu

Tiramisu

Glyn Abbott's tiramisu is a family favourite.

A tasty zesty dessert

Lemon delicious

A favourite in his home, Ronnie Fisher shares a citrus dessert.

Guatemalan black bean soup

Add flavours from Guatemala to your next dinner.

Texas-style braised brisket

Brisket

A tantilising dish of brisket with Texan flavours.

Mulled wine recipe

Mulled wine

Warm up your insides with a glass or two of mulled wine.

A tangy pear tarte tatin

Saffron poached pear tarte tatin with blue cheese

Tarte tatin

With a chilli kick, this tart is a rich entree.

Chicken involtini with mash

Chicken involtini

Something satisyfing for a winter's night.

Mulled Pimm's

Something to warm the cockles

Pimms

The perfect drink to enjoy by an open fire.

Rhubarb clafoutis

You'll master this first time around

clafoutis

Rhubarb and ground almond combine to make this tasty number.

Feijoa frangipane tart

A delightful dessert making use of feijoas

Feijoa

While these green gems are in season, turn them into a delightful dessert.

Quinoa fritters with chipotle aioli

Fritters

It won't just be the vegetarians fighting over these fritters.

Vegetarian, gluten-free curry

Massaman curry

A curry that doesn't even need meat to knock your socks off.

Weet-Bix crumbed manchego

A flavour hit on a stick

manchego

These wee beauties have been on Fiddlesticks' menu since last year's opening.

Get creative with Angus

Served with malted onion puree and pumpkin

Beef fillet

Flavour and colour are key components of this designer meat dish.

Deconstructed Nutella cheesecake

Turn breakfast into dessert

Cheesecake

Take Milo and Nutella and create an amazing cheesecake.

Taste of the ocean

Fish

This dish is designed to emulate the taste of the sea.

Single-origin coffee custard

Coffee custard

Take the finest coffee and turn it into a very tasty custard.

How to make ricotta

Become an expert cheese maker

Ricotta

Become an expert cheese maker and master making ricotta.

Lentils with smoked bacon and more

Lentils

Jason Burney serves lentils with smoked bacon, grilled aubergine and rocket crème fraîche.

Panna cotta with a lavender twist

panna cotta

Panna cotta gets the lavender treatment.

Chicken legs get stuffed

Stuffed chicken

With couscous salad and salsa.

Sweethearts berry meringue

Meringue

Meringue and berries make a blissful combination.

Salmon ni├žoise

Salmon nicoise

A delicious summer salad where salmon takes pride of place.

Prawn skewers with greens

Prawn skewers

These skewers will disappear at your next family barbecue.

Potato salad with horseradish cream

Potato salad

A potato salad with bite.

No-bake strawberry tart

Strawberry tart

Your guests will think you paid good money for this easy, impressive tart.

Raw beetroot and fennel salad

Beetroot and fennel

Raw beetroot and orange make for a salad as bright as it is tasty.

Grilled asparagus and baby carrots

Asparagus

A bright, fresh dish perfect for summer.
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