Karen Martini's recipes

Chef Karen Martini.
Chef Karen Martini.

Karen Martini is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter. Her food message is drawn from her professional cooking career, her Tunisian-Italian heritage, and from the challenges of feeding nutritious and stimulating food to her young family. 

Karen was the founding chef at the critically acclaimed Melbourne Wine Room and Sydney’s Icebergs Dining Room and Bar. As executive chef of both restaurants she held two chef’s hats. She owns and runs St Kilda’s much-loved pizzeria, Mr. Wolf. 

Formerly the food editor of Sunday Life for six years, she is now food editor of Good Food (The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday), Epicure (The Age, Tuesday) and Food and Wine (The Canberra Times, Wednesday). Karen is the author of three cookbooks and appears on  Better Homes and Gardens and My Kitchen Rules.

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Roasted root vegetable minestrone.

Winter minestrone soup

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Korean Fried Chicken.

Korean-style fried chicken

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (50)
Pan-fried chicken breast with celeriac and kale

Pan-fried chicken breast with celeriac and kale remoulade

  • 30 mins - 1 hr

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Apple Tart Tartin by Karen Martini. To be used for upcoming recipe pages in Epicure/Good Food. Styling by Marnie Rowe, photographs by Marcel Aucar. Please credit.

Apple tarte tatin

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Brined and stuffed roast chicken with honeyed brussel sprouts by Karen Martini. To be used for upcoming recipe pages in Epicure/Good Food. Styling by Marnie Rowe, photographs by Marcel Aucar. Please credit.

Brined and stuffed roast chicken with honeyed brussels sprouts

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (18)
Chocolate crema fritta with fresh fig and honey by Karen Martini. To be used for upcoming recipe pages in Epicure/Good Food. Styling by Marnie Rowe, photographs by Marcel Aucar. Please credit.

Chocolate crema fritta with fresh figs and honey

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Seafood pie of flathead, scallops and prawn cutlet.

Seafood pie

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (19)
Chicken and barley vegetable soup.

Chicken, barley and vegetable soup

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Slow-roasted quinces with honey, cinnamon and cloves.

Slow-roasted quinces with honey, cinnamon and cloves

  • 2 hrs +
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (13)
Braised chicken with spiced rice, cranberries and dill.

Braised chicken with spiced rice, cranberries and dill

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (33)
Cider-braised smoked bacon with apples and prunes.

Cider-braised smoked bacon with apples and prunes

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Pennette with smoked trout, creme fraiche, spinach and pancetta.

Pennette with smoked trout, creme fraiche, spinach and pancetta

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (25)
Thai-inspired roast pumpkin soup.

Roast pumpkin soup with Thai flavours and young coconut

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Braised chicken with Dutch creams, speck and tarragon.

Braised chicken with dutch creams, speck and tarragon

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (44)
Chocolate gianduja mousse with hazelnut praline.

Dark chocolate and gianduja mousse with hazelnut praline

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Porchetta with rye sourdough, apple, sage and mustard fruit stuffing.

Porchetta with rye sourdough, apple, mustard fruit and sage stuffing

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Haloumi wrapped in vine leaves with pistachios and zaatar.

Haloumi wrapped in vine leaves with pistachios, zaatar and pomegranate molasses

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Stuffed vine leaves with rice, pine nuts, currants and lemon.

Stuffed vine leaves with rice, pinenuts, currants and lemon

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Peanut and cashew brittle with chilli and sichuan pepper.

Peanut and cashew brittle with Sichuan pepper and chilli

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Onion, gruyere and sour cream tart with smoked mussels and dill.

Onion, gruyere, speck and sour cream tart with smoked mussels

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Braised lamb chump chops with jalapenos, potato and paprika.

Braised lamb chump chops with potato, jalapenos and oregano

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (10)
Chicken kofta on baby corn with whipped avocado.

Chicken kofta on baby corn with whipped avocado

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
Quick curried rice with egg, spring onions & peas.

Quick curried rice with egg, spring onions and peas

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
No-knead sourdough bread.

Wholemeal and rye no-knead sourdough loaf

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Ultimate sardines on sourdough toast.

Smashed sardines with cumin, parsley, lemon and garlic

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Carrot and potato salad with caraway, lemon and nigella seeds.

Carrot and potato salad with caraway, lemon and nigella seeds

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Vietnamese nuoc cham sauce.

Nuoc cham sauce

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Poached chicken salad with young coconut, vermicelli and Vietnamese mint.

Poached chicken salad with young coconut, vermicelli and Vietnamese mint

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Cold Soba noodles with beansprouts, soy and ginger. Styling by Caroline Velik.

Cold soba noodles with beansprouts, soy and ginger

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (8)
Ocean trout.

Ocean trout with smoky eggplant and minted walnut salad

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Chow mein.

Chow mein

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Sweet and sour chicken.

Sweet and sour chicken

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Brioche.

Brioche

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Boeuf en croute with horseradish cream and pickled mushrooms.

Boeuf en croute

  • 2 hrs +
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Pan-roasted snapper with garlic and bay leaves.

Pan-roasted snapper with garlic and bay leaves

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Cucumber and Pimm's Sorbet.

Cucumber and Pimm's sorbet

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Lemon semifreddo.

Lemon semifreddo

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Christmas chocolate bars.

Christmas chocolate bars

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Difficult

Karen Martini

Christmas gingerbread cookies.

Gingerbread Christmas cookies

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)