The Best Ever, Indonesian Beef Rendang

 

Ridiculous plate aside, this is the most beautiful Beef Rendang I have ever eaten.

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Fragrant Spicy Beef Kebabs with Aromatic Tamarind-dressed Thai Black Rice

 

Woolworths Taste Magazine – September 2015

I am not normally a fan of cooking a recipe from an advert page, but you have to admit this dish sounded deliciously exotic enough to warrant a try, right?  Plus it looks really pretty.  Congratulations Blue Elephant (Thai range exclusive to Woolworths), you have just converted me to a devout follower.

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Lamb Rendang – Woolworths Taste – July 2015

 

Recipe from : Woolworths Taste – July 2015

Last month I made a “Save With Jamie” Beef Brisket Rendang, and it was (sadly) terrible.  I really couldn’t eat it.  Rendang is supposed to be a really flavoursome, rich and delicious curry.  This month, I spotted Lamb Rendang in the Taste magazine and noticed a much richer spice combination in the ingredients list.  Seeing that Tamarind features in this dish, I decided I had to give this one last attempt.

This was phenomenal; rich, flavoursome, complex, all the good things you read that a Rendang should be.  Jamie Oliver eat your heart out!  I know he is campaigning against sugar right now, but even if you entirely leave it out, this would still be phenomenal.

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Mozzarella-And-Sage Arancini Balls – Woolworths Taste – July 2015

 

Arancini means “little oranges” and I first tasted this marvel in Agrigento, Sicily, about five years ago.  Although the one I had was more of a “massiccia arancione”, it was slightly larger than a cricket ball with a rich bolognaise filling, but it was love-at-first-bite.

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Chicken, Leek and Cider Pie – Woolworths Taste Magazine – June 2015

chicken& leek pie inside

Delicious and homely! Quite a simple recipe that packs amazing flavour; this recipe is a winner for a winter lunch feast!I loved how simple the filling is; leeks, garlic,sage,cider, chicken stock,crème fraîche, Dijon mustard, cider and rotisserie chicken.  Fills the home with a gorgeous aroma.

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Wintry Parsnip and Three-Citrus Salad – Woolworths Taste- June 2015

 

What a wonderfully exciting and colourful warm winter salad!

I had great pleasure in serving this dish, as my guests all “wowed” at the vibrance on this plate.  I love parsnips and here their slightly sweet roasted taste was so gorgeously paired with the Moroccan flavours of toasted cumin and coriander.  The tang of the citrus was softened by the sweetness of the dates and currants and the fresh parsley kept it savoury.

A truly stunning dish to serve at a dinner party; delicious and unique.

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