Category Archives: Recipes

Tournedos Rossini

The origins of the Classic French Dish ‘Tournedos Rossini’ by A Class Catering. The classic dish’Tournedo Rossini’ is something I learnt to cook years ago as a young apprentice at ‘Towers Restaurant’ & always knew it was one of the classics but didn’t know when or where it originated.It is even on our Fine Dining Menu for A Class Catering. By surfing the net I found out some interesting facts & origins of this classic dish’Tournedo Rossini’. The dish was created in honour for Gioacchino Antonio Rossini(1792 1868)who was at the time famous in the world of music & was widely

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Italian Stuffed Capsicums

Today I’d like to share a delicious recipe for a Italian stuffed capsicums. These cheese & prosciutto stuffed capsicums will make a fantastic lunch or starter & its something different & something Italian. This recipe serves 4 Ingredients 4 medium red capsicums halved sliced lengthways 1 punet 250g baby romas or cherry tomatoes (up to you) 1 large tomato chopped 6 thinly sliced prosciutto chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese Fresh basil leaves to serve Fresh salad leaves to serve Method 1 preheat oven to 220 or 200 fan forced, meanwhile line

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Waldorf Salad

Today I’d like to share a recipe for a Waldorf Salad w/ Grilled Chicken. But before I get to the recipe I will start w/ some quick facts about the Waldorf Salad. Did you know that the Waldorf Salad was first made at New Yorks Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1896 & not by a Chef but by the Maitre’d Hotel(Restaurant Manager) Oscar Tschirky & his recipe contained only apples,celery & mayonnaise & was an instant success. To this day the Waldorf Astoria is still serving the salad w/20,000 Waldorf Salad’s served last year. http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/waldorf-astoria-new-york-NYCWAWA/index.htm So now to the recipe which serves 4 Ingredients 2/3 cups walnuts (very

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Banana & Cinnamon French Toast

Banana & Cinnamon French Toast Today I’d like to share with you a recipe for Banana & Cinnamon French Toast. https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/where-does-french-toast-come-from French toast is a favourite of mine & its a good way to use stale bread as opposed to using it for plain ole toast or making breadcrumbs ? This recipe serves 4 Ingredients 3 eggs beaten 1/2 cup of milk 1/4 cup of cream 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence 1 tablespoon icing sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 slices of bread 2 tablesoons butter 3 bananas sliced lengthways Maple syrup to serve Method 1 place eggs,milk,cream,vanilla,icing sugar & cinnamon in

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Red Colcannon Mash recipe

Red Colcannon Potato Mash, Today I’d like to share with you a simple & easy recipe Red Colcannon Potato Mash .. To be honest I’m a big fan of this dish & it makes a perfect side dish at any family gathering & a great alternative to roasted garlic mash. I have it on our Fine Dining Menu http://aclasscatering.com.au/menus/fine-dining-menu/ as a base for our Grilled Venison Fillet w/ a dark chocolate cherry crumble sauce ? To begin with you will need Ingredients 1kg sebago potatoes peeled & cut into 1/4s 40g butter 125ml or 1/2 cup of milk 1/4 red cabbage thinly

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Tomato and Mint Salad

Tomato and Mint Salad,Today I would like to share a simple but refreshing Tomato & Mint salad that would make a perfect side dish at any BBQ. Ingredients 8 medium ripe tomatoes halved & cut into thin wedges 1 medium red onion halved & thinly sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-mint.html 1/2 cup mint leaves www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-mint.html 1 combine tomato,onion & mint in a bowl 2 in a separate bowl add olive oil & vinegar whisk well season cracked salt & cracked pepper 3 pour over tomato mix & lightly toss 4 serve Mixed lettuce could

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‘The Aussie Burger’ Recipe

Spring & Summer are just around the corner & with the last blast of winter chill gone (fingers crossed?) I would like to share a great twist on an Aussie favourite ‘the Aussie Burger’. Nothing is more satifying than a big Aussie Burger loaded w/ beetroot relish,tomato,beef pattie,tomato relish,fried egg & fresh salad. This recipe serves 4 Ingredients 150g tin whole baby beets drained/grated 500g beef mince 2 tablesoons olive oil 1clove garlic crushed finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary 1 tablespoon chopped oregano 4 english muffins or 4 wholegrain rolls halved & toasted 4 eggs

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French Fries in Australia

The origins of French Fries, Fries or Chips by A Class Catering. You would all have to agree french fries or chips ( in Australia & UK )that we all enjoy them as a snack,w/fish,steak,salad,fried eggs or even after a big night on the town you name it french fries can be found on any menu around the world.Whether we smother them in tomato sauce (ketchup) mayonnaise,vinegar, gravy, chicken salt or even curry sauce you have admit we all love em ?. But how & where did they originate ???? Some claim that french fries originated in Belgium but there is

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Grape Salsa Dinner Party Warrane House Batemans bay

With the warmer months not to far away,I would like to share a delicious Grape Salsa recipe that I made as a side dish at Saturday nights dinner party at Warrane House at Batemans Bay https://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/south-coast/batemans-bay & with some fresh rocket tossed through it makes it a perfect & healthy summer salad & easy to make (Great for vegetarians & vegans) Ingredients 1kg white grapes halved 1 bunch coriander roughly chopped w/ stalks 2 red chillis seeded & diced finely 1 red onion finely diced juice of 1 lime / finely chopped lime zest 1/4 cup olive oil 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce

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True facts and trivia about food

Today is the 1st of many posts about some true facts & trivia about food. Did you know ??? many of the favourite dishes we enjoy today have a story a history behind them & their origins. Today I would like to share the origins & history of a dish Chicken Marengo. Chicken Marengo is a french dish consisting of sauteed chicken in oil w/ fresh garlic & tomato,garnished w/ fried eggs & crayfish. The dish is similar to chicken a la Provencale but w/ the addition of eggs & crayfish make it the traditional way to make Chicken Marengo. The

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