Good Food - Frank Camorra

Frank Camorra

Chef

Barcelona born Frank Camorra is chef and co-owner of MoVida Sydney and Melbourne's MoVida Bar De Tapas.

Lamb chilindron with celeriac puree

If one flavour stands out from my time cooking in Spain, it is the taste of Aragonese lamb from the north-eastern Pyrenees region.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jul 28 13:31:34 EST 2014

Speculaas (spiced biscuits)

This recipe is a great example of how other cultures use spices. Speculaas are an intensely spiced biscuit from the Netherlands.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Tue Jul 22 10:20:19 EST 2014

Jamaican jerk chicken

Jerked chicken, Frank Camorra.

This West Indian jerk recipe has a bite to it, and the paste - which lasts in the fridge for up to a month - can also be used to season pork, fish and even vegetables such as eggplant.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jul 21 08:01:46 EST 2014

French toast with banana, maple syrup and crispy bacon

French toast with maple bananas and crispy bacon.

The bacon sarnie - who doesn't love it? A few crispy rashers between white sourdough bread with a splash of HP or tomato sauce is a great anytime snack, but bacon also has an affinity with sweet...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jul 14 13:02:01 EST 2014

Salmon wrapped in bacon with mustard potatoes

Salmon wrapped in bacon with mustard potatoes.

I find a lot of things taste better wrapped in bacon. Salmon, for example. Its rich flesh works well with the salty smokiness of bacon, and when you team them with mustard and potatoes all that's...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jul 14 13:00:43 EST 2014

Goat’s milk cheesecake with poached rhubarb

A friend of mine in San Sebastian put me onto this local cheesecake. It is cooked in a hot oven, so the outside has a well-developed caramelised skin that goes from golden to brown to black - don’t...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jul 07 11:22:11 EST 2014

Frank Camorra's French toast with bacon and banana

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A few rashers of crisp fried bacon go a long way with many dishes.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Wed Jul 02 17:46:13 EST 2014

Farro with roast pumpkin

This roast pumpkin dish makes a great accompaniment to slow-roasted meats, such as lam shoulder. Middle Eastern delis will have shanklish cheese and baharat spice mix.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Wed Jul 02 09:21:11 EST 2014

Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with baharat

Winter treat: Slow-cooked lamb shoulder is great served with a farro and roast pumpkin salad.

Lamb shoulder is one of my favourite proteins for slow cooking. When slow-cooking shoulders of lamb at MoVida, we encase the shoulder in a heavy plastic bag and place them in a water bath and keep...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Wed Jul 02 09:21:46 EST 2014

Frank Camorra's slow-cooked lamb

Winter treat: Slow-cooked lamb shoulder is great served with a farro and roast pumpkin salad.

Winter is the best season for spending afternoons in the kitchen without feeling guilty.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Jun 28 15:59:24 EST 2014

Apricot and molasses muesli slice

As a parent to school-aged children, the challenge is on in the morning to keep lunch interesting and healthy.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jun 23 13:43:18 EST 2014

Potato and onion tortilla

Potato and onion tortilla.

What’s in your lunchbox? When I came to Australia I didn’t speak a word of English so going to school was a very interesting experience.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jun 23 13:42:47 EST 2014

Frank Camorra's lunchbox recipes: muesli slice and potato tortilla

Apricot and molasses muesli slice.

Keeping school snacks interesting is a challenge, so try these two favourites.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Tue Jun 17 10:38:31 EST 2014

Miso and wakame soup

Miso soup, can it help bring world peace? Lift a bowl to your mouth, inhale briefly, take a sip of the deeply flavoured liquid and suddenly you feel calm and at ease.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jun 16 14:42:15 EST 2014

Miso-braised pork belly

This miso pork belly is incredibly addictive and is best prepared the day before eating. Once you have cooked it once, try replacing the pork with chicken breast or tofu, and use chicken or vegetable...

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jun 16 14:34:57 EST 2014

Frank Camorra's miso pork belly

Miso-braised pork belly.

The miso pork belly is incredibly addictive. Once you have cooked it, try replacing the pork with chicken breast or tofu.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Jun 14 10:36:58 EST 2014

Crumbed prawns (or salmon) with garlic chickpea salad

The prawns in this dish can be replaced with salmon if you prefer. When properly cooked, chickpeas are tender but never mushy, with a delicious, nutty flavour no other dried legume has.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jun 09 13:07:02 EST 2014

Chorizo and chickpea soup

This soup is a perfect winter warmer, and so simple. n Spain, chickpeas are a staple ingredient, frequently used in one-pot meals.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Mon Jun 09 13:07:39 EST 2014

Frank Camorra's chorizo and chickpea soup

Frank Camorra chickpea and chorizo soup.

In Spain, the chickpea (garbanzo in Spanish) is a staple ingredient, frequently used in cocidos, or one-pot meals.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Sat Jun 07 00:29:18 EST 2014

Pumpkin and taleggio cheese tart

I always buy far more pumpkin than I need, with the excitement of so many different dishes to make. Luckily it lasts uncut for weeks in a cool place.

Cook | Frank Camorra | Wed Jun 04 10:12:25 EST 2014