Recipes by Di Swann
Need a light snack or simple entertaining idea? Mashed potatoes make a lovely soft hot cake. Why not try it with cold cooked chicken instead of the fish? Either way it’s a crowd pleaser.
Fish cakes are a great way to make a little tuna go a long way. These can be made with starchy potatoes or kumara.
The citrus flavours of lemon, lime and tangelo make great counterpoints to these yummy pork steaks. Serve with steamed vegetables or mash for a surefire meal pleaser.
The sweetness of boysenberries contrasts with the sharpness of tamarillos – topped with a ridiculously easy crumble.
It’s roast chicken, but not as you know it! Marinated with sweet chilli sauce and roasted, then served with a pawpaw salsa.
Baking fish in paper with sweet chilli sauce seals in all the juices and keeps it tender.
Forget therapy! Sometimes all you really need to set the world to rights is a delicious and decadent dessert – this is it!
This is definitely not like Granny used to make! Cultured buttermilk, chunks of fresh fruit and swirls of strawberry come together in a delicious moist loaf that’s perfect − either on its own or served warm with extra fruit and yoghurt.
Busy day and need something quick and tasty? Here’s the answer, it serves 2 but is easily doubled for 4 or more.
We've given the old-fashioned Louise Cake a makeover. These little tarts are sure to impress.
A delicious dessert to make for any special occasion! Serve with a dollop of cream − perfection.
This butterflied turkey takes half the cooking time of a whole turkey, and the glaze combined with cooking on the barbecue results in a wonderful flavour. Try this great apricot stuffing, and if you can’t get fresh apricots use dried apricots or peaches.
Liven up your family’s dinnertime with this brilliantly flavoursome pork dish. Zesty chopped tomatoes and green capsicums are married with 100% New Zealand pork chops, dried apricots and Wattie’s Mediterranean Vegetable Roasters to produce a genuine crowd-pleaser.
Need a snack? Here’s two great recipes using everyday ingredients, and while the kids are eating the spaghetti faces the adults can enjoy the baked bean savouries.
The most staple of all winter dishes goes to new heights with the distinctive flavours of pesto, bacon and fresh basil at the heart of it all.
People will think you’ve been in the kitchen for hours – the only problem is that they’ll probably want the recipe, then they’ll discover how easy it is.
Smoky flavours and pasta go together like birds of a feather – as you’ll find out when you try this classic dish with a Tuscan twist.
Is pizza the most perfect convenience food ever invented? This smoked chicken topping takes pizza upmarket.
This is easy gourmet cooking! Smoked chicken, mango and asparagus dressed with honey and mustard and flavoured with lemongrass, chilli and fresh herbs.
A new approach to an old favourite that’s well worth trying. No-one will spot it has mayonnaise in it − just remember, it has been tested with this mayonnaise and can't be guaranteed with any other brand.