Karen Martini is a Melbourne-based chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. karenmartini.com
These spicy little chicken koftas are great for early autumn entertaining, even the skewer is edible.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Mar 19 12:28:33 EST 2014
This is a great early-autumn dish; a deliciously intense little starter, perfect for a sophisticated barbecue.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Mar 19 12:28:30 EST 2014
This is a pretty simple and relatively quick braise with a hint of spice, a bit of heat and a subtle tang from the vinegar.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Mar 19 12:28:36 EST 2014
Karen Martini's autumn recipes: Braised lamb, chicken kofta, and calamari, chorizo and chickpea salad
You get the best of both worlds in autumn: some days it feels like the height of summer and it's all about the barbecue and entertaining outside, but cool nights call for the French oven for a...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Mar 18 03:00:00 EST 2014
Pumpkin is such a rich and robust vegetable that it can take on lots of intense flavours and still shine.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Mar 10 13:46:50 EST 2014
This salad was inspired by kimchi. Of course, this is not fermented (so you don't need to bury it in the garden for a couple of months), but the gochujang adds some similar flavours, and the fresh...
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Mar 10 13:46:54 EST 2014
This spicy, savoury Korean dressing can be used as a dipping sauce for all manner of things, or as a punchy dressing for fried or grilled meat, poultry and seafood.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Mar 10 13:46:52 EST 2014
This healthy little salad is quite tasty on its own, but really delicious with pork. Try a crumbed organic cotoletta or some slow-cooked pulled shoulder.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Mar 05 09:27:26 EST 2014
This ''condiment salad'' (part salad, part dressing) is fresh and bright, with a real punch of lemon and warmer tones from the nutty garlic and fennel seeds.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Mar 05 09:27:28 EST 2014
The roasted garlic dressing is as luscious as mayonnaise and gives this salad a buttery, nutty flavour. Serve it as a meat-free starter or alongside grilled lamb or chicken.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Mar 05 09:27:32 EST 2014
A great salad can be as simple as a bowl of just-picked leaves with the lightest coating of dressing.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Mar 04 03:00:00 EST 2014
Mostly from the pantry, with a couple of fresh additions, this is a tasty dinner when you're in a hurry. It also makes a great side for spicy fried chicken.
Cook | Karen Martini | Wed Feb 26 14:30:43 EST 2014
The principle of a sourdough starter is pretty simple: a mixture of flour and water is left to allow ambient yeast and acidic bacteria to generate a stable ferment that kills off any nasty microbes...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 25 13:58:43 EST 2014
It's no secret that fresh is best when we're talking fish, but never is it so true as with sardines. Buy the freshest you can, fillet them yourself and eat them on the day.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 25 13:58:40 EST 2014
My meme (grandmother) used to serve this salad with grilled sardines, but it's also delicious with lots of other things.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 25 13:58:38 EST 2014
This is a little more work than your average version of sardines on toast, but these three recipes are really versatile.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014
Though creme fraiche and the less glamorously titled sour cream have different fat contents and are made a little differently, they both bring much to savoury cooking, with a lightly tart profile...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 18 03:00:00 EST 2014
This is a delicious breakfast or brunch dish. You could easily add cured or smoked fish or even diced, warm corned beef.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014
This dish could just as easily be plated individually as a composed salad, with the cheese broken into chunks, and served as an entree or appetiser.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 11 14:18:44 EST 2014
This is a bit of a twist on a classic combination, with the tangy sherry vinegar and verjuice jelly providing a counterpoint to the sweet melon and rich, salty jamon. Prepare jelly in advance.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Feb 11 14:17:40 EST 2014