Ben O'Donoghue Recipes

Gluten Free Macadamia Brownies

Gluten Free Macadamia Brownies

Ingredients: Makes 28 portions 12 eggs 800gm 900gm caster sugar 675gm 68% Madagascar chocolate 675gm-unsalted butter 225gm ground macadamia meal 225gm cocoa powder 300gm macadamia nuts Method: Preheat oven to 150 degrees Grease and line sponge tray with parchment...

Mushroom, Olive & Ricotta Fusilli

Mushroom, Olive & Ricotta Fusilli

Ingredients: Serves 4 500gm field mushroom finely chopped 2 cups green olives 1/4 bunch mint 1/4 bunch flat-leaf parsley 100gm ricotta cheese fresh Lemon juice and zest 1 clove of garlic 2 fresh red chillies Olive oil 1-cup thick cream 100gm Parmesan cheese Method: In...

Pepper Steak and Blue Cheese Pie

Pepper Steak and Blue Cheese Pie

Ingredients: 1kg of chuck, flank, shin or brisket trimmed and cut into 3cm cubes 2 clove of garlic 1 small bunch of thyme 1 tspn of black peppercorns 500ml Guinness or dark ale 8 shallots peeled 1 tbsp vegemite 500gm bought puff pastry 100gm Stilton blue cheese or...

Korean BBQ Pork

Korean BBQ Pork

Ingredients: 4-6 streaky pork belly cutlets, skin removed, cutlets cut into strips 5 cm thick Marinade 2 onions, finely chopped 10 garlic cloves, crushed 2 cm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped 250 ml (1 cup) kochujang
 (Korean chilli paste) 4 tablespoons sugar 2...

Duck a l’Orange

Duck a l’Orange

Ingredients: 4 duck breast 1 tablespoon brown sugar ½ tablespoon salt ¼ bunch thyme 1 tsp five spice butter garlic Sauce 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 to 2 oranges) segments of one orange 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 to 4...

Burgers

Burgers

Ingredients: 4 x Burger buns Brioche 600g beef mince (formed into 150g balls) ½ red onion finely diced 100g garlic and dill pickles “Maclures “ or similar 4tbsp tomato ketchup Monteray jack cheese slices (4x 50g slices) 100g Kewpie mayo 20g Hot English mustard Salt...

Harira

Harira

Ingredients: 1 cup tinned chickpeas 1lt Massel veg stock or chicken stock 500g lamb shoulder, untrimmed, cut into 1 cm pieces 2 onions, grated 2 celery stalks, grated 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra to serve 1 tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp ground ginger 1 generous pinch...

Brinjal

Brinjal

Ingredients: 2 eggplants, cut in large cubes (up the number of eggplants depending on how many of you there is – I usually allow one large-ish eggplant per person if this is main meal) 3 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon of pureed ginger (mince it yourself on...

Spicy Honey Baked Chicken Wings

Spicy Honey Baked Chicken Wings

Ingredients: 1kg chicken wings (cut in half) 3x tbsp soy sauce 2x tbsp of honey 2x tbsp veg oil 3x tsp chilli powder 2x tsp curry powder 1 level tsp salt flakes 2 tsp ginger paste 6 cloves of garlic ground to a paste 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine 1 tbsp butter Method:...

Aussie Caprese Salad

Aussie Caprese Salad

Ingredients: Serves 6-8 1kg tomatoes Sea salt ¼ cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil 1 bunch of fresh rosemary, leave picked 250g tub cottage cheese 2 clove garlic Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup mixed chopped herbs, include basil, oregano and mint Method: Wash and...

Brazillian Garlic Bread

Brazillian Garlic Bread

Ingredients: Serves 4-6 3 egg yolks 5 garlic cloves A good pinch of salt 
250 ml (1 cup) extra virgin olive oil 250 ml (1 cup) thick / heavy cream 1 tablespoon dried oregano 2 cups grated mature cheddar 1 long baguette Method: Using a stick blender, blend the egg...

Dukkah Crusted Lamb Chops

Dukkah Crusted Lamb Chops

Ingredients: Serves 4 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 bunches heirloom baby carrots (about 6 baby carrots each, or 4 regular cut into sticks) 2 tbsp molasses 110g (/1 cup) dukkah 12 French trimmed lamb cutlets Salt and freshly ground black pepper 200g tub of...

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