GT tableware

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Subscribe to Gourmet

By subscribing to Gourmet Traveller via auto-renewal you‘ll pay only $6 for your first three issues, and then just $5.95 each issue thereafter.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Noma Australia: the first review

Curious about the hype surrounding Noma Australia? Pat Nourse heads to lunch and delivers the first verdict...

Fast Chinese Recipes

If you’re looking for quick and spicy dishes to celebrate Chinese New Year, we have the likes of kung pao chicken, ma po beancurd, XO pipis with Chinese broccoli and plenty more fire and crunch here.

Prego rolls

"This is a Mozambican specialty and one of the foods that changed my life in terms of African cuisine," says Duncan Welgemoed. "The best spot to get a prego roll in South Africa is the Radium Beerhall. It's run by my godfather, Manny, and is the oldest pub in Jo'burg. The meats are grilled out the back by Mozambican staff and are still done the same way today as they were 30 years ago." Start this recipe a day ahead to marinate the beef.

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."

Coleslaw

"Store-bought and pre-cut coleslaws, and bottled dressings have given the humble slaw a lacklustre rep over the years," says Stone. "Taking a little time (just 10 minutes!) to whip one up yourself reminds us why this salad became popular in the first place. This creamy, crunchy coleslaw comes together in a pinch and can be piled atop a thick piece of brisket or served as a side."

Green salad with vinaigrette

"Our seven-year-old, Arwen, has been making this vinaigrette since she was five - she tastes it as she goes," says Levy Redzepi. "It's fresh and acidic and as good as the leaves. Frillice lettuce is crunchy but it's thin so it's like a perfect mix of cos and iceberg."

Clementine, Yass

Our restaurant critics' picks of the latest and best eats around the country right now.

MONA expansion plans

Hobart’s MONA-fication continues apace...

Crab and cucumber cocktail sandwiches


You'll need

500 gm picked blue swimmer crab meat 100 gm crème fraîche Finely grated rind and juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp finely chopped chives 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 16 slices soft white bread For spreading: softened butter 1 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds on a mandolin To serve: salmon roe

Method

  • 01
  • Place crab in a sieve over a bowl and refrigerate to drain well (1 hour).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, whisk crème fraîche, lemon rind and juice, chives and oil in a bowl to combine, season to taste, then add 1 tbsp warm water if necessary to achieve a thin mayonnaise consistency. Stir through crab and refrigerate until required.
  • 03
  • Butter one side of half the bread slices, cut three rounds from each slice with a 4.5cm-diameter cutter and top rounds with crab mixture. Butter both sides of remaining bread slices, cut three 4.5cm rounds from each and sandwich crab mixture. Arrange cucumber slices on top, top with salmon roe and serve.

At A Glance

  • Serves 24 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Twenty
things to do in Sydney

From drinks and dos to eats and retreats, our go-guide to Sydney has you covered. Are you ready to live it up, or wind it down, in the harbour city?

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 24 people

Featured in

Dec 2011

You might also like...

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Kingfish and scallop ceviche with tomato oil

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

recipes

Indian-style prawn, turmeric and okra curry

Sri Lankan snapper curry with basmati rice and yoghurt

recipes

Steamed flounder with shallot and chilli dressing

Steamed black mussels with tomato sofrito and chorizo

recipes

Tuna and artichoke salad nicoise

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×