Hazelnut paté

Since I have tasted foie gras I have been in a quest to replicate that nutty, buttery rich flavour in something that will be close, you can call it faux gras, made with alternative ( and available to me) ingredients. Experimented with duck fat, normal duck livers, walnut oil, sesame seed oil, brown butter and different recipes on the web to create it. I have not come close to the holy grail yet, but still some darn tasty things on the way, one I would share it is hazelnut paté, one of the most popular.
Continue reading Hazelnut paté

Felt like steak and chips


Cooked this eye fillet steak with “mesh” fries, could not help to share it in the blog. It was melt in your mouth meat.

Never seen “mesh” fries (called waffle too) around in NZ. “Mesh” fries are all about pure crispiness (surface area), they have holes in them, so if you used with dips they will pick up heaps of it.  Here is the condensed for this dish

Continue reading Felt like steak and chips

Halibut with mushroom and chives pasta


I was inspired by the fish market in Bergen, I found some good ingredients in the hostel for free, plus I had some nuts leftover that I was carrying since Dublin. My friend Melisa bought them for me and insisted I take some unsalted nuts for the squirrels in London, apparently there is no other place than Dublin to find unsalted nuts (sigh…), so this recipe is dedicated to her :-).

Continue reading Halibut with mushroom and chives pasta