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Lebanese-style snapper

"This dish is Lebanese-peasant done fancy with all the peasant-style flavours you'll find in Lebanese cooking, but with a beautiful piece of fish added," says Bacash. "The trick to not overcooking fish is to be aware that it cooks from the outside inwards and the centre should only cook until it's warm, not hot. If it gets hot in the middle, it will become overcooked from the residual heat. It takes a little practise getting to know this - be conscious of the inside of the fish and not the outside. Until you get it right, you can always get a little paring knife and peek inside the flesh when you think it's ready; it won't damage it too much."

12-hour barbecue beef brisket

"Texas is world-renowned for barbecuing a mean brisket, the flat and fatty slab of meat, cut from the cow's lower chest," says Stone. "Cooking a simply seasoned brisket low and slow on a smoker (or kettle barbecue when barbecuing at home), gradually rendering the gummy white fat while simultaneously infusing smoky flavour into the meat, is a labour of love. Although time-consuming, briskets are not difficult to cook. And while you'll note that this one takes a whopping 12 hours to cook, don't be alarmed if your brisket needs another hour or so - this timing is an approximation, and greatly depends on the size of your brisket and heat of your barbecue." The brisket can also be cooked in an oven (see note).

Roast peaches with Hoegaarden ice-cream


"I had a great dinner at the Four in Hand bistro in Paddington where I had the most excellent dessert of roast peach with Hoegaarden ice-cream. The combinationof the two was absolutely brilliant. Could you please ask chef Colin Fassnidge for the recipe? I'd love to share this with my family and friends."
Jeannie Chemouni, Marrickville, NSW

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You'll need

300 gm caster sugar 6 ripe peaches 100 ml peach schnapps 100 gm butter   Hoegaarden ice-cream 500 ml (2 cups) pouring cream 300 ml milk 150 gm caster sugar 10 egg yolks 4 leaves of gelatine (gold strength), softened in cold water 330 ml Hoegaarden beer

Method

  • 01
  • For Hoegaarden ice-cream, combine cream, milk, sugar and egg yolks in a saucepan, and whisk until smooth. Stir over medium heat until mixture is thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon, remove from heat. Squeeze excess water from gelatine, add to cream mixture and whisk until gelatine dissolves. Cool for 1 hour. Add beer, whisk to combine, strain mixture and freeze in an ice-cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Store in freezer until needed. Makes about 1.8 litres.
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Combine sugar and 300ml water in an oven-proof frying pan over medium heat, bring to the boil and cook for 15 minutes or until syrup just starts to caramelise. Add peaches and turn to coat in caramel. Place in oven and roast for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven, place over medium heat and add schnapps and butter. Continue cooking peaches, basting and turning, for 10 minutes or until peaches are golden. Serve peaches drizzled with warm syrup and Hoegaarden ice-cream to the side.

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  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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Dec 2006

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