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Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection tableware by Robert Gordon

We’ve teamed up with pottery house Robert Gordon to create a range of tableware – introducing the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection.

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).

Crumbed oysters with tartare sauce


You'll need

For deep-frying: vegetable oil 24 oysters, shucked 1 egg 125 ml (½ cup) milk 50 gm (1/3 cup) plain flour, seasoned 100 gm Japanese breadcrumbs (see note) To serve: rock salt To serve: lemon wedges   Tartare sauce 100 gm mayonnaise 25 gm (2 tbsp) salted capers, soaked in water for 1 hour, drained and finely chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped Spanish onion 1 tbsp finely chopped cornichons 2 tbsp finely chopped chives 1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley ½ lemon, juiced

Method

  • 01
  • For tartare sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Makes 1 cup. Tartare can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up 1 week.
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 100C. Heat vegetable oil in a deep-fryer or large deep saucepan to 180C. Remove oysters from shells, reserving shells, place oysters on an oven tray and warm in oven for 5 minutes. Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl, and place flour and breadcrumbs each in separate bowls. Dip oysters into flour, shaking off excess, then egg mixture and then breadcrumbs, shaking off excess. Deep-fry oysters, in batches, for 30 seconds or until crisp and golden, then drain on absorbent paper.
  • 03
  • To serve, spoon rock salt into the centre of 4 plates, arrange 6 oyster shells on top of each plate and place crumbed oysters in shells. Serve immediately with tartare sauce and lemon wedges to the side.
Note Japanese breadcrumbs, also called panko, are available from Japanese and Asian grocery stores and select supermarkets.

"I usually prefer eating oysters au natural, but having tasted the crumbed version served simply with tartare sauce at Must Winebar, I can't imagine enjoying them any other way now. Would you please ask chef Russell Blaikie for his recipe?"
Lucinda Booth, Perth, WA

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  • Serves 4 people
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