Recipes

Katy Perry says bye to Queenstown

Pop superstar Katy Perry is on her way to Auckland after being spotted boarding her private jet in Queenstown this afternoon.

Recipe: Braised pork shoulder

Pork shoulder

Cook the perfect pulled pork this festive season. It's easily prepared in advance and, served with roast potatoes and salad, stretches to cater for unexpected guests.

Wagyu sirloin steak with potato gratin, asparagus and red wine sauce

Wagyu steak

Take the best-quality steak you can find and pair it with a French-inspired potato gratin, asparagus and red wine sauce.

Rosemary panna cotta with berry compote

panna cotta

With the berry season upon us, pair this traditional Italian dessert with a mixed berry compote.

Broken lemon tart

Lemon tart

A traditional dessert with easy serving.

Pan-fried salmon, buttermilk-dill dressing and spring vegetable salad

Salmon

Town Tonic chef Mark Collings whips up pan-fried salmon, buttermilk-dill dressing and a spring vegetable salad.

Lemon caramel meringue cake

By anna

Lemon lovers will delight in this citrus overload.

Ginger and sticky date cake

ginger cake

Sugar Baby Cakery's decadent creation puts a modern twist on the classic fruit cake.

Recipe: Bee-sting cake

Bee-sting

Opawa Bakery and Cafe's baker, Detlev Stukenbrok, uses a versatile sweet dough to make his signature bee-sting cake. He tops it with honey and almonds, and fills with vanilla custard.

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.

Jess Simson's almond fruit crumble

almond fruit crumble

This dessert can be reinvented over and over again.

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.

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.

Strawberry meringue cake

Dessert

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

Three cheeses and spring green stuffed mushrooms

Mushroom

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

Roast muscovado brined turkey

Turkey

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

Trifle, Trifle, Trifle

Trifle

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

Crayfish salad

Crayfish

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

Pea salad

Pea salad

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

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.

Limoncello meringue pie

Meringue

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

Shrimp and avocado salad

Shrimp

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

Grand Marnier and orange parfait

Parfait

Finish the evening with an citrus dessert.

Lamb rumps on lentils

Lamb

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

Seared venison loin

venison

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

Seafood chowder

Chowder

John Gerrad serves up his favourite chowder.

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.

Texas-style braised brisket

Brisket

A tantilising dish of brisket with Texan flavours.

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.

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.

Rhubarb clafoutis

You'll master this first time around

clafoutis

Rhubarb and ground almond combine to make this tasty number.

Mulled Pimm's

Something to warm the cockles

Pimms

The perfect drink to enjoy by an open fire.

Quinoa fritters with chipotle aioli

Fritters

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

Feijoa frangipane tart

A delightful dessert making use of feijoas

Feijoa

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

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.

Single-origin coffee custard

Coffee custard

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

Taste of the ocean

Fish

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

How to make ricotta

Become an expert cheese maker

Ricotta

Become an expert cheese maker and master making ricotta.
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