1. Combine the quinoa and 1½ cups (370ml) water in a saucepan over a high
heat, bring to the boil.
2. Cover and reduce heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes
or until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.
3. Set aside, covered, for 5 minutes to steam. Separate the grains with a fork before serving.
1. Place the chillies, garlic, paprika, cherry tomatoes, cumin and coriander seeds
into a food processor.
2. Pulse until a paste starts to form.
3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice and zest with a generous pinch of salt and pulse until combined but not completely smooth.
4. Rub the harissa over the pumpkin, cauliflower, parsnips, potatoes & zucchini’s. y Place aside in a well-oiled large baking dish or roasting pan for an hour to allow the flavours to combine.
For the vegetables
1. Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan-forced.
2. Place the vegetables (uncovered) on the middle rack of the oven 45 minutes or until the potatoes and pumpkin are tender and golden. Turn oven off and leave to rest in the oven while you cook the haloumi.
For the haloumi
1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Give the pan a light grease with some butter to stop the haloumi catching.
2. Cook the haloumi in batches for 2 minutes either side or until it is golden brown.
1. Using a large serving platter, build the dish up with the different components starting with quinoa.
2. Next arrange the harissa vegetables on top of the quinoa, top with the haloumi, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, pepitas, almonds, coriander and mint leaves.
3. Finish by drizzling some balsamic vinegar or a citrus dressing over the top.
1. Cook the pearl couscous as per directions on the packet. Drain and set aside to cool.
2. Wash and dry lettuce leaves – tear leaves into thirds and place on serving platter, follow with cut watermelon pieces, onions, cucumber, mint leaves coriander leaves – lightly toss ingredients.
3. Sprinkle feta over the salad followed with the pomegranate seeds, add salt and pepper then drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving.
1. Place clove, star anise, coriander seeds and white peppercorns on a baking tray and cook in a oven preheated to 160C for a few minutes (to release the aromas not cook).
2. Remove and cool to room temperature.
3. Grind all the dry spices in a grinder, (medium-fine).
4. Transfer dry spices to a bowl then add salt and brown sugar and mix.
5. Place fish fillets on a tray, sprinkle spice mix evenly over the salmon flesh (not skin) and then cover with cling wrap.
6. Leave to cure for 36 hours in the fridge.
7. Rinse salmon and pat dry with clean cloth.
8. Place fillets on a clean oven tray and return to the fridge.
9. Leave for 2 days until the fillet looks matte dry.
10. Remove tray from fridge and transfer to the middle rung of a cold, well-sealed oven.
11. Meanwhile fill two trays with ice cubes.
12. Place one ice tray on the highest rung of the oven. am
13. Place the second tray on the floor/ base of the oven.
Cold Smoking Process
1. Heat 40g of woodchips (per fillet) in a cast-iron pan until smoking (no flames)
2. Place the smoking cast iron pan into the cold oven, on the lower rung, underneath the salmon tray and above the lowest ice tray.
3. Close oven and do not disturb for 45 minutes.
4. Remove salmon from oven and place in the fridge.
5. Allow the salmon to cool and rest for half a day before serving.
Horseradish Cream (serves 4)
1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
1. Slice salmon thinly with a well sharpened knife.
2. Arrange watercress (as a light fresh base) and lay the salmon on close by.
3. Layer a tablespoon of horseradish cream across the salmon.
4. Garnish with caperberries, dill fronds, watercress.
5. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Serve with chargrilled
(or toasted) sourdough bread.
1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan forced. Grease a 20cm spring-forced cake pan.
2. Beat butter, rind and caster sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
3. Carefully beat in eggs (one at a time), add sifted flour, coconut, yoghurt, milk, rind with a large spoon until combined. Spread mixture into the cake pan evenly and bake for 40-45 minutes.
4. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes then turn topside up onto a cake rack for 3 minutes (make Lime Syrup whilst cake is resting).
5. To make lime syrup, place caster sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring water to a gentle boil and dissolve sugar. Once sugar is dissolved remove from heat and add lime juice.
Serve cake on a large platter and place the cake in the centre, drizzle hot lime syrup over the cake (it will soak into the cake), sprinkle over crushed pistachio nuts, coconut and lime zest.