Healthy Eating

We're championing fresh food that packs a flavour punch, from salads and vegetable-packed bowls to grains and light desserts.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 25th June, 2017 and receive a Laguiole cheese knife set!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

Jackalope hotel opens on the Mornington Peninsula

Glamour, sophistication and luxury have arrived on the Peninsula, with a crack-team of staff assembled to make it a success.

A festival of cheese hits Sydney

Kick off winter with a week of cheese tasting.

Pea and ham soup

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

Sticky soy-glazed meatball skewers


These are a take on tsukune, often served at Japanese restaurants. Use a flat skewer to help stop the meatballs slipping around as you turn them.

You'll need

500 gm minced chicken thigh 200 gm minced pork 35 gm (½ cup) panko crumbs (see note) 4 shiitake mushrooms, very finely chopped 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 1 tbsp dark soy sauce 1 tbsp cornflour 7 spring onions, 3 thinly sliced, 4 cut into 4cm-5cm batons for skewers For brushing: vegetable oil To serve: roasted sesame seeds   Sticky soy glaze 60 ml (¼ cup) each soy sauce and mirin 2 tbsp caster sugar 2 tsp finely grated ginger 1 tsp brown rice vinegar

Method

  • 01
  • Combine meatball ingredients, except oil and sesame seeds, in a bowl and mix well. Roll into 3cm-diameter balls and thread onto flat wooden skewers, alternating with spring onion batons, place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate to rest (30 minutes).
  • 02
  • For sticky soy glaze, simmer ingredients, except vinegar, in a saucepan over medium-high heat until a glaze forms (3-4 minutes), remove from heat, stir in vinegar and set aside.
  • 03
  • Heat a char-grill to medium-high heat. Brush meatballs lightly with oil and grill, turning occasionally and brushing lightly with glaze, until browned and cooked through (5-6 minutes). Transfer to a serving plate, pour extra glaze over and serve hot scattered with sesame seeds.

Note Panko crumbs, Japanese breadcrumbs, are available from Japanese grocers and select supermarkets and delicatessens. If they're unavailable, substitute dried breadcrumbs.


At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 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
Recipe collections

Looking for ways to make the most out of seasonal produce? Want to find a recipe perfect for a party? Or just after fresh ideas for dessert? Either way, our recipe collections have you covered.

See more
2017 Restaurant Guide

Our 2017 Restaurant Guide is online, covering over 400 restaurants Australia wide. Never wonder where to dine again.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 - 6 people

Drink Suggestion

Well-cellared riesling.

Featured in

Apr 2015

Recipes (10 )

You might also like...

Spring recipes

recipes

Japanese mustard-miso roasted beef fillet

Miso recipes

recipes

Cha soba noodles with traditional accompaniments

Hiyamugi noodles with Japanese pickles

recipes

Six fast noodle recipes

Ramen with roast pork belly, nori and spring onion

recipes

Miso-cured beef with sesame rice and pickled ginger

Cured kingfish with seaweed

recipes

Japanese prawns and rice with hot spring eggs

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

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

×