Category Archives: Recipes

Chicken & Leek Casserole

Chicken & Leek Casserole Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for Chicken & Leek Casserole that is sure to warm you & your family up on those cold winters nights & this recipe is a real winner In addition did you know ??? that leeks originated in Central Asia & has been used in cooking since ancient times & leeks are full of vitamins & high in fibre & are a great alternative to onions. This recipe serves 4 Ingredients  1/4 cup plain flour 8 chicken thigh fillets trimmed & halved crossways 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive

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Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie. Keeping with the theme of hearty Winter meals I’d like to share a simple yet delicious recipe for Shepherds Pie,a family favourite at my house & this recipe for Shepherds Pie can be served up on its own as it has 3 1/2 serves of vegetables making it the perfect family dinner. Did you know that Shepherds Pie originated in the north of England & in Scotland & was originally made from chunks of meat probably leftovers from a roast as mincing machines weren’t invented til the 1870s. So to the recipe which serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon

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Slow cooked Beef Cheeks Stew in Red Wine

Slow cooked Beef Cheeks Stew in Red Wine. With winter just around the corner slow cooker beef cheeks stew in red wine is that perfect comfort food dinner for the whole family on those cold winter evenings. Did you know that there are records that show lamb & fish stew was being cooked by the Romans as far back as the 4th century AD. So to the recipe which serves 6 Ingredients  1/4 cup plain flour seasoned 1.2 kg of beef cheeks(can also use diced chuck or gravy beef) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium brown onions cut into wedges

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Borscht, recipe and fun facts

Borscht, recipe and fun facts, Today I’d like to share a recipe for Borscht,a traditional Eastern European beetroot soup that incorporates a variety of other vegetables for extra nutrition. For me growing up with a Polish background Borscht was a great comfort food (cooked by my bubcha grandmother)during the cold winter months. Before I get to the recipe for Borscht I’d like to share some fun facts about the Beetroot(the main ingredient for Borscht) Did you know that beetroot can be traced back to the ancient greeks & egyptians who were cultivating beetroot way back in 300BC or that beetroot

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Cowboy Chow Mein

Cowboy Chow Mein by A Class Catering Today I’d like to share a recipe for Cowboy Chow Mein.I first came across this recipe when I was the Executive Chef at the SnowGoose Hotel located in the NSW Snowy town of Adaminaby & its a meal that I cooked for the workers who stayed at the hotel to warm up for their lunch the next day(as opposed to eating sandwiches all the time) when they were working out in the scrub & they always wanted to know the recipe ?? to which I would never give out until now … The

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Spaghetti Marinara

Spaghetti Marinara. Today I’d like to share a recipe for Spaghetti Marinara.Spaghetti Marinara is a dish that originated in Southern Italy with both Naples & Sicily claiming bragging rights as to its true origins.In Italian Spaghetti Alla Marinara literally translates to ‘Mariners Spaghetti’ This recipe serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra to serve  1 onion finely diced 3 cloves of garlic crushed 1 cup or 250ml dry white wine 3 tablespoon’s tomato paste 2 x 410g cans italian crushed tomatoes 500g spaghetti 1/2 kg marinara mix(from your fish monger or supermarket deli) 300g black mussels washed &

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Coq Au Vin Recipe

Coq Au Vin recipe by A Class Catering. Today I’d like to share an easy recipe for Coq Au Vin (Chichen in Wine).I’m sharing this recipe as its one of the menu items on our new Banquets Menu specially designed for Weddings. Coq Au Vin is one of the French Classic Dishes to which I was taught to cook when I was an apprentice Chef many many moons ago 😊 Ingredients 1/4 cup plain flour 8 small chicken thighs bone in 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 rashers steaky bacon diced 6 pickled brown onions halved & drained 200g swiss

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Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos recipe by A Class Catering. Today I’d like to share an easy recipe for Beef Nachos.Lets face it who doesn’t love diving into a piping hot plate of Beef Nachos while watching a sporting event,your favourite movie or just sharing with friends,Beef Nachos are yummo 😊 At A Class Catering Beef Nachos are a very popular dish on our Grazing Station’s Menu especially when served at a 21st birthday,bucks party or any other function that requires this type of food service. Of course I bulk up this recipe for functions but this recipe serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive

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Watermelon & Feta Salad

Watermelon & Feta Salad Today I’d like to share a simple recipe for a Watermelon & Feta Salad,this refreshing salad would make the perfect side dish with any grilled fish or BBQ especially after the hot weather we have been experiencing lately. This recipe serves 6 Ingredients 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil  2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons horseradish cream 2 lebanese cucumbers sliced into long wedges 1/4 watermelon cut into fingers 1 avocado sliced lengthways 1 small onion thinly sliced 1 cup pitted green olives sliced 100g feta crumble 1 cup fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons lemon thyme

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Cold Seafood platter

Cold Seafood Platter Ideal for Christmas Day Lunch Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for a Cold Seafood Platter w/ dipping sauces that would be ideal to enjoy on Christmas Day.😊 This recipe serves 8 1 whole cooked lobster 2 cooked blue swimmer crabs 4 cooked moreton bay bugs halved & cleaned 1kg cooked medium king prawns 2 doz sydney rock oysters 200g sliced smoked salmon 500g cooked pickled or marinated baby octopus 2 long green chillies coarsley chopped 2 cloves garlic coarsley chopped 2 small onions coarsley chopped 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons finely grated

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