Category Archives: Main Courses

Fennel and Vodka Risotto

This is perfect for the Inebriated Epicurean! The vodka is added at the end of the cooking process and provides a nice, boozy, bite to the elegant risotto. The key to making a good risotto is to ensure the liquid … Continue reading

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Crab Souffle

The souffle is a classic French dish and it intimidates many home cooks. It should not. To quote from “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” (co-authored by Julia Child)…”The glory and lightness of French souffles are largely a matter of … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bake

With our garden producing a plethora of summer veges we have lots of zucchinis to find creative and interesting ways of cooking.  I remembered this recipe my Mum used to make and decided to make it last week. (If you … Continue reading

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Seafood, wine and good friends

I was recently in Australia visiting friends and family and enjoyed many great meals. All these meals were very simple, using fresh, local ingredients and keeping to a minimum of fuss. One of my favorite dinners consisted of fresh prawns … Continue reading

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Tuna Nicoise

This is a classic dish. When my sister and I traveled through Morocco some years ago we ate this for lunch many times. My friend, Deb, and I also enjoyed many fabulous variations on this recipe when as wild, young … Continue reading

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Perfect Roast Chicken

Not just Roast Chicken, but PERFECT Roast Chicken! A big call, I know. But this is so easy and who doesn’t love a succulent roast chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes (add a little horseradish for zing) and green beans,  paired … Continue reading

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Grilled Pork Chops with Mango Chutney

These pork chops can be prepared an hour ahead and kept warm wrapped in foil. The chutney is my Grandma’s recipe and can be made weeks ahead if you wish. The pork chops should not be overcooked. There should be … Continue reading

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Steak and Guinness Pie

This is a great Entree/Main Course for the Inebriated Epicurean in either the Northern Hemisphere where the nights are still cool, or the Southern Hemisphere where summer nights are giving way to cool autumn evenings. The recipe can be prepared … Continue reading

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Coq au Vin

Welcome Inebriated Epicureans! Here I will be sharing fabulous prepare-ahead recipes for hosts who love to both entertain and indulge in the delights of good wine and beers with their guests. Coq au Vin is one of my favorite recipes … Continue reading

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