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Lightly Steamed Oysters with Mirin and Soy


I love oysters – oh, so much!  Mostly, I just eat them natural – not even any lemon juice – and it absolutely horrifies me that some people waste good oysters cooking them Kilpatrick – AUGH!!!! But sometimes, when I’m entertaining, I’ll make them this way – it’s a Neil Perry recipe that I’ve had for years. The oysters are only steamed for a mere two minutes so they’re only just cooked – it’s a good compromise for people who prefer their oysters raw and those that like them cooked. Make sure Read more

Luke Nguyen’s Food

My stash of Luke books


In short, I love Luke Nguyen’s food.  I’ve always been a fan, ever since I dined at his original Red Lantern restaurant in Crown Street, Surry Hills, all those years ago, before he became the TV celebrity he is these days.  I was lucky enough to meet him that day.  As well as being happy and friendly, it was obvious that he was passionate about the restaurant and his food.  Once I bought the first cookbook featuring Luke’s recipes, ‘Secrets of the Red Lantern’, I was hooked.  Everything I cooked from the book was Read more