Recipes by Di Swann
Hot scones out of the oven are an all-time favourite. We've given you three filling ideas, but get creative and see what you come up with. Remember, scones like a gentle touch − so stay light. Mix with a knife and roll out gently.
Lamb shanks like you’ve never had them before – garnished with ginger and Berbere spices in a thick tomato sauce for a perfect winter treat.
A colourful pasta dish combining yellow peppers, green snowpeas, crispy bacon and traditional tomato pasta sauce.
This unusual combination of baby beetroot and Indian spiced tomatoes is a meal in itself, served with pilaf rice or naan bread.
Not your average bean salad! Cannellini beans, crispy bacon and black olives combine with flavours of the Mediterranean in this inspired salad.
According to the Italians, us Kiwis always pronounce bruschetta wrong − but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this delicious lunch or snack.
Deliciously non-traditional! A boneless turkey roast scented with fabulous Kaffir Lime leaves and glazed with sweet chilli sauce. Try it for Christmas in April, Christmas in July, Christmas in October…
Baked beans are back in style! Why not power up your morning with baked beans and chicken bacon strips wrapped up in a fresh egg omelette − a great way to start the day if you're about to hit the ski slopes or venture out for a spot of diving!
Forget sausages – this is summer barbecuing with attitude! Pork and plum kebabs are glazed with sweet Thai chilli sauce, lime and ginger, then served with a divinely different plum salsa. Our advice is to barbecue when the neighbours are out, unless you’re prepared for a crowd!
Whip up a nutritious and delicious meal packed with essential omega-3 and the much-loved flavours of Asia. Tender calamari rings blend with mild chilli sauce, fresh coriander, stir-fry vegetables and toasted sesame seeds in a light combination that tastes so right!
Your choice of meat – either way it’s a great combo with Wattie's Wok Creations and egg noodles.
Fishing for a compliment? Try this risotto dish which takes boring old rice and fish and turns them into a culinary extravaganza! The fish is mixed with lime and coriander to create tasty fritters, while the risotto and vegetables add traditional Thai flavours to the dish.
This easy recipe can be made with either prawns or chicken and the flavour has been perfected for you.
Layers of subtle Asian flavours and interesting textures make this quick and easy chicken dish a popular choice you can turn to time after time.
Here's a stir-fry with crunch! Enjoy the contrasting textures of the toasted seeds with the shelled edamame beans all held together with a flavoursome teriyaki sauce.
An oldie but a goody! If you like a crispy skin, rub a little oil on before popping in the oven. If you're in a rush you can also cook potatoes in the microwave, prick them first and each potato takes about 4-6 minutes on high depending on size.
Beef bolognese can be found in everyone’s cooking repertoire, and this version using corned beef, red peppers and fresh parsley will taste just as good in summer as it does in winter.
Get your bibs out – it’s meatballs and pasta! Everybody loves meatballs in tomato sauce, and they'll definitely love it when you add this new dish to your cooking repertoire. The meatballs are cooked in the sauce so all the flavours are absorbed, making every bite a taste sensation!
A quick, fast, tasty meal on the table in fifteen minutes flat!
Add a bit of variety to your barbecue this weekend. Introduce some new flavours with these two quick marinades.