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Most popular recipes summer 2017

Counting down from 20, here are this summer's most-loved recipes.

Curtis Stone's strawberry, elderflower and brioche summer puddings

"Think of this dessert as a deconstructed version of a summer pudding, with thinly sliced strawberries macerated in elderflower liqueur and layered between slices of brioche," says Stone. "A dollop of whipped cream on top is a cooling counterpoint to the floral flavours."

Australia's best rieslings

We’re spoilt for variety – and value – in Australia when it comes to good riesling. Max Allen picks the top 20 from a fine crop.

Fig recipes

Figs. We can't get enough of them. Here are a few sweet and savoury ways to add them to your summer spread.

Chorizo hotdogs with chimichurri and smoky red relish

A hotdog is all about the condiments. Here, choose between a smoky red capsicum relish or the bright flavours of chimichurri, or go for a bit of both.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Christine Manfield recipes

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Curtis Stone's strawberry and almond cheesecake

"I've made all kinds of fancy cheesecakes in my time, but nothing really beats the classic combination of strawberries and almonds with a boost from vanilla bean," says Stone. "I could just pile macerated strawberries on top, but why not give your tastebuds a proper party by folding grilled strawberries into the cheesecake batter too? Cheesecakes are elegant and my go-to for celebrations because they taste best when whipped up a day in advance."

Swordfish with agrodolce sauce


Swordfish is great for entertaining - sear it just rare and then warm it in the oven to serve. Prepare the agrodolce sauce ahead if you have the chance; simply toss the pine nuts, lemons and dill in at the last minute.

You'll need

6-8 skinless swordfish steaks (250gm each) For brushing: olive oil To serve: lemon wedges   Agrodolce sauce 180 ml white wine vinegar 50 gm raw sugar Spanish onion, finely chopped 50 gm currants 60 gm pine nuts 2 lemons, segmented ½ cup dill sprigs

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 170C. For agrodolce sauce, heat vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Place onion in a bowl, pour vinegar mixture over, add currants and set aside to steep (5 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, roast pine nuts on an oven tray, shaking pan occasionally, until golden (4-6 minutes). Transfer to onion mixture along with lemon segments and set aside until ready to serve, then stir in the dill.
  • 03
  • Heat a barbecue or char-grill pan over high heat. Brush swordfish steaks with olive oil, and seaon to taste, then grill, in batches if necessary, turning once, until golden and cooked medium-rare (1½-2 minutes each side, depending on the thickness of the fish). Serve warm with agrodolce spooned over and lemon wedges to the side.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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