Karen Martini is a Melbourne-based chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. karenmartini.com
Simple, quick and delicious, the flavour of the ocean trout works so well with the luscious, smoky eggplant, and the mint and walnut salad adds a nutty freshness.
Cook | Karen Martini | Fri Jan 24 09:01:50 EST 2014
This was one of my mother's staple dishes when I was growing up. In my reinvention, I've added a bit more spice and detail and some crunchy noodles for a textural contrast.
Cook | Karen Martini | Thu Jan 23 16:02:11 EST 2014
This is a retro dish that really deserves a comeback. The sauce also works well with fish or pork chops, so double the quantity and keep it on hand for another dinner.
Cook | Karen Martini | Thu Jan 23 15:55:43 EST 2014
Retro sweet and sour chicken and a reinvented chicken chow mein from Karen Martini's cookbook Everyday.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014
This makes for a delicious dessert, or if you're feeling indulgent, a decadent brunch.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 12:40:50 EST 2014
Brioche is a bit of a labour of love to make but worth it. It's perfect for Christmas as you can use it in sweet and savoury ways.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 12:30:35 EST 2014
The buttery brioche and the earthy porcini duxelles make this a super deluxe version of an already pretty deluxe dish, beef Wellington.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 12:22:20 EST 2014
This dish has a distinct spicy accent but at the same time is quite delicate and refined. The eggplant steams in its own skin, resulting in silky flesh, which works well with the jewel-like raw tuna.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 10:11:43 EST 2014
This is a perfect dinner for two, beautifully cooked fish on the bone, scented with garlic and fresh bay leaves, simply dressed salad leaves, fresh bread to mop up the juices and a chilled glass (or...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 10:02:09 EST 2014
Salmon can be such an intense fish and although it goes well with rich flavours, I enjoy it with a fresh contrast.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 09:43:58 EST 2014
Karen Martini's fresh take on salmon, snapper and tuna.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014
There are few drinks that are as distinctly seasonal as Pimm's. A glass of Pimm's brimming with mint, cucumber, citrus and strawberries couldn't say summer louder if it tried.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Jan 06 15:30:35 EST 2014
Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert and though it's a lot like ice-cream, you don't need a churn to make it.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Jan 06 15:26:02 EST 2014
This is a method for tempering chocolate that gives the finished bars a bright gloss and nice snap. The temperatures are important, so you'll want a digital probe thermometer.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Dec 23 13:34:41 EST 2013
You can have a lot of fun cutting these spicy cookies into different shapes, from circles to more elaborate festive forms - Christmas trees, stars and even snowflakes.
Cook | Karen Martini | Fri Dec 20 10:44:22 EST 2013
This refreshing salad is great served with Sriracha mayonnaise and roasted pork belly for a hip take on a special family feast.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:34:26 EST 2013
Hipster Christmas: Cooking the pork in an aromatic liquid and resting it overnight ensures succulent and perfumed meat with perfect crackling. Begin preparing this dish the day before eating.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:34:17 EST 2013
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without prawns. This elegant dish (start it the day before) makes a perfect table entree or could be served buffet-style.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:30:33 EST 2013
As good as it is, a steaming plum pudding isn't always the best fit on a warm Christmas day. With this ice-cream you can enjoy the traditional flavours in a cooler way.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 15:30:32 EST 2013
Pork belly, prawn cocktail, Sriracha sauce ... Karen Martini's trio of hip Christmas recipes.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013