SMOKED COD PIE

On Season 3 Episode 3 Paul made his Easter go to dish; a Smoked Cod Pie.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it at home:

Ingredients

FILLING:

  • 1/2 kg smoked cod
  • 1/2 small white onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • Finely chopped parsley  (optional)
  • 1 Litre Milk
  • Salt and Pepper

ROUX :

  • Equal parts flour and butter

PIE TOPPING:

  • Mashed Potato
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese , optional

Method

Cut cod into bite size piece and set aside in a bowl.

Finely dice 1/2 small white onion and 2 cloves of fresh garlic and set aside.

Slowly bring the milk to the boil on the stove continuously stirring to ensure it doesn’t burn.  Once boiled turn down the heat to a simmer and gently add cod.

Cod will take approx 5 mins to cook in milk.  Add finely diced garlic and onion to fish and milk mix and gently stir though using a wooden spoon ensuring not to flake the fish apart.  When the onion is clear the mix is cooked.

Strain milk and set aside fish, onion and garlic mix.

Time to make the roux.  Using equal parts of flour and butter – melt butter in a pot and whisk in flour to make a dough like consistency.  Slowly add strained milk to the mix continuously stirring to ensure no lumps.  Continue to stir till it thickens.

Add in your fish, onion and garlic mix, season and add chopped parsley.

Pour mixture into a pie dish leaving enough room at the top to add your mashed potato.

Top with mashed potato, sprinkle of parmesan and bake in a moderate oven till golden brown or around 35mins.

 

 

Big thanks to Chef Ashley from Icon The Cookery School at Robina Town Centre for the loan of his kitchen and being our brave taste tester!  Thanks Chef Ashley.

CHURRASCO RUMP CAP

RUMP CAP (PICANHA) Brazillian Styleon Rotisserie over Lump Charcoal

Rump Cap sliced into 4 even thick size steaks and speared onto rotisserie skewer with fat cap at alternating sides.

Salt well with sea salt flakes or BBQ rub of choice.

Add skewer to the BBQ and cook over a direct heat (Lump Charcoal) until desired Internal Temp or Bark is achieved. (This will smoke due to the fats dripping on the charcoal)

Then slice external shavings of Picanha onto board.

Top with a fresh Chimichurri and serve

 

Authentic Chimichurri Sauce.

½ Cup Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

Chopped Parsley, Chopped Fresh Garlic, Chopped Chili or 1Tbsp Flakes, Dried Oregano, S&P to taste.

Add all Ingredients into a bowl, mix well, let sit for at least 2 hours prior to serving or overnight preferred. Let the flavours really unite!!

 

Recipe with thanks to;

 

 

MUSSEL PASTA

SUPER EASY MUSSEL PASTA

Boil equal parts white wine and water.  Add cleaned and de-bearded mussels to pot, cover and cook roughly 5-7 mins-you want all the mussels to open.

Once open, pour mussels and liquid into a bowl and set aside.

Add your favourite jar of tomato based pasta sauce, choose one with seasoning, herbs and plenty of flavour to the pot, heat through and then return your mussels and liquid to the pot.

Mix through so the sauce coats all the mussels, serve over your favourite pasta and enjoy with some fresh crusty bread.

 

 

 

BURTY’S FISH “BURT-RITO”

BURTY’S FISH BURT-RITO’S

Add equal amounts butter and oil to a heated pan.  When melted add fish to pan skin side down. We used Barra but its fine to use any fish you enjoy.

Make the salsa by adding to a bowl:

Chopped red onion

Chopped Coriander

Diced Mango

Salt and Pepper

Squeeze of lemon juice

Lime Zest

Mix together and set aside.

Turn fish occasionally and when cooked place on paper towel to absorb oil.

Warm up a wrap and add salsa mix and fish to it.  Wrap it up and enjoy!

 

SEARED SCALLOP SLIDERS

PAUL’S SEARED SCALLOP SLIDERS

Butter for pan

Scallops – larger scallops work best

Slider Buns

Tomato

Lettuce

Crunchy Fried Onions

Basil (fresh)

Egg Mayo

Franks Hot Sauce

 

Add butter to a hot pan, melt and add scallops.  Cook scallops 2 mins per side, season.  Mix egg mayonnaise, (enough to coat all your slider rolls) and a dash of Franks hot sauce, add to rolls.  Add a slice of tomato, lettuce, leaf of fresh basil and your cooked scallop, season and pop a toothpick through to secure your bun lid.  Enjoy.

 

SCALLOP CEVICHE LIGHTBOX STYLE

In Season Two Episode 25 we head to Gladstone to the Lightbox Espresso & Wine Bar where Executive Chef Lance Myer makes us a beautiful Scallop Ceviche almost too pretty to eat.

STEAK AND EGGS with Chef Lee Anne Wong

In Season Two Episode 24 Chef Lee Anne Wong invites us to her popular brunch house in Honolulu; Koko Head Cafe, for a Hawaiian plate of Steak and Eggs.

TERIYAKI SMOKED SALMON SALAD – Chef Lee Anne Wong

In 2006 Lee Anne Wong was one of the last four contestants on the first season of Bravo’s reality show, Top Chef, Lee Anne is also the owner of the popular brunch house Koko Head Cafe in Honolulu and is the Executive Chef of Hawaiian Airlines.  In Season Two, we had the absolute pleasure of headed to Lee Anne’s Koko Head Cafe where she treated us to her Hawaiian Airlines Teriyaki Smoked Salmon Salad.

 

LEE ANNE WONG’S SHOYU ‘AHI POKE

Shoyu ʻAhi Poke – Lee Anne Wong

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sashimi grade boneless fish (ahi, salmon or marlin)
  • 4 oz Onion, sliced thin and rinsed
  • 2 green onions, cleaned and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup shoyu
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 heavy pinch of red alae sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon inamona (kukui nut), or toasted chopped macadamia nuts

Directions:

Dice your fish into 3/4″ cubes.  Slice your onion thin, going along the grain and rinse well under cold water.

Mix the fish with the sliced onion and chopped green onions.

In a separate bowl, stir the shoyu, sesame oil and sugar together until dissolved, pour over the poke.

Sprinkle a pinch of alae sea salt and mix well.

Transfer to a serving plate or bowl, sprinkle with inamona or chopped macadamia nuts. Refrigerate and serve within 24 hours or enjoy immediately!

 

PAUL’S FISH N CHIPS WITH HOMEMADE SEAFOOD SAUCE

Ingredients

Fresh fish fillets

Knob of butter

Equal amount of canola oil

Cup of plain flour

2 eggs for eggs wash

Cup Panco breadcrumbs

Salt and Pepper (seasoning)

Egg mayonnaise

Tomato sauce

Worcestershire hot sauce

Flat leaf parsley

Grated Parmesan cheese

 

Method

Melt butter in pan add oil

Coat fish fillet in seasoned flour, egg wash and breadcrumbs in that order

Add fish to melted butter and oil

Turn often so it does not burn

 

Sauce

In a bowl add a dollop of egg mayonnaise, add a squeeze of tomato sauce and a dash of Worcestershire sauce, season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.

Chips

Cook your hot chips and add chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese

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