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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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 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Peanut butter and chocolate cookies.

Peanut butter cookies with oats and dark chocolate

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
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: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
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 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
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 (2)
Chow mein.

Chow mein

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (6)
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

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

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)
Roasted pork belly.

Roasted pork belly with Sriracha mayonnaise

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Pickled prawn and smoked cod cocktail.

Pickled prawn and smoked cod cocktail

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Karen Martini

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

Taramasalata

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Spinach, yoghurt and pine nut dip.

Silverbeet, spinach, yoghurt and pinenut dip

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Semolina flat bread.

Moroccan semolina flatbread

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Roasted beetroot, cinnamon and pomegranate dip.

Roasted beetroot, cinnamon and pomegranate dip

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Ragu alla Bolognese with peas and basil.

Ragu alla bolognese with peas and basil

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (5)
Tagliatelle with sardines, currants and pinenuts.

Tagliatelle with sardines, currants and pinenuts

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader rating (1)
Spaghetti with broad beans and cuttlefish.

Spaghetti with broad beans and cuttlefish

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Karen Martini

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Potato chip tortilla with chermoula.

Potato chip tortilla with chermoula

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Karen Martini

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)