Karen Martini is a Melbourne-based chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. karenmartini.com
I love peas, and am always looking for new ways to use them. These fritters are perfect for entertaining and are delicious hot or cold, which makes leftovers an ideal light lunch or quick snack.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Feb 02 12:54:24 EST 2015
Given the French influence on Vietnamese cuisine, it makes perfect sense to give a classic steak tartare a South-East Asian makeover.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Jan 27 10:19:09 EST 2015
Nothing says summer to me like prawns being grilled on the barbecue. Often that will mean garlic, olive oil and plenty of lemon juice and pepper, but I also love chargrilled prawns with the darkly...
Celebration,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 16 11:00:19 EST 2014
My recipe for Christmas pudding can be made well ahead of time if you like, and the flavour will build in intensity and it will become even more moist.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 09 11:08:17 EST 2014
Smoked or cured salmon seems to be such a feature at Christmas, but I almost always make ocean trout gravlax.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 09 10:47:35 EST 2014
A whole baked ham is such a dramatic centrepiece for a Christmas spread, and this version has layers of intensity and flavour from the Guinness, marmalade, mustard and spices.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Dec 09 10:28:26 EST 2014
Christmas is not only a time for tradition, it's a time to experiment with tasty treats.
Good Food | Karen Martini | Mon Dec 08 23:30:00 EST 2014
Karen Martini revises white Christmas, a staple on her Christmas table growing up.
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Dec 01 23:30:00 EST 2014
I always loved the look of this slice, but it never quite lived up to its pretty appearance. This version ups the indulgence with the inclusion of plenty of white chocolate, Turkish delight,...
Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Dec 01 12:37:34 EST 2014
I've always loved the look of white Christmas, but it never quite lived up to its pretty appearance.
Christmas Feasts,Cook | Karen Martini | Mon Dec 01 12:37:34 EST 2014
This is perfect for a family dinner or for entertaining a hungry group. Just pop everything on the table and let them put the tortillas together.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 25 11:04:13 EST 2014
From spiking a heady seafood broth to scenting delicate sweets, I love the unmistakable fragrance of saffron.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 18 10:22:54 EST 2014
This dish borrows a little from Italy and a little from North Africa, but then again those Mediterranean borders have always been a little blurred.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 11 09:38:54 EST 2014
Must-try red velvet cupcakes, a delicious midweek meal and a chicken pie with a kale twist, Karen Martini shares three recipes from her new cookbook Home.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Nov 04 00:00:00 EST 2014
This makes a delicious dessert with some Italian meringue, or a scoop of gelato or frozen yoghurt. You could also serve it with chilled vanilla custard, honey and shards of crisp, layered filo.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 28 10:52:35 EST 2014
This is a pantry-inspired pasta, one I made when the cupboard was almost bare. It's common to fry the eggplant for a pasta like this, but blanching it makes for a much lighter dish, and the texture...
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 21 11:08:12 EST 2014
The peas are as much the star of this dish as the meatballs, and both go beautifully with the baked labna. This flavourful bake makes a great midweek meal.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 14 09:54:33 EST 2014
Making your own ricotta might seem a big commitment, but it's actually a pretty simple and really quite rewarding process.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 07 11:31:57 EST 2014
The olive oil in this fragrant, sticky and lemony cake gives it a large, moist crumb that's best enjoyed while still warm.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Oct 07 10:51:15 EST 2014
This is a delicious alternative to a regular Sunday roast and it presents so beautifully at the dinner table.
Cook | Karen Martini | Tue Sep 30 12:57:42 EST 2014