If you have ever wanted to visit Australia but couldn’t get the time, one of the best ways to bring the spirit of a county to your home is to make an authentic meal. Hardly anyone can resist meals from the land down under, but most people are afraid to get into cooking meals from foreign countries. This is also a great opportunity for the natives to check out some dishes they might have forgotten or had fears of trying making them in their own kitchen. In this article, you will find easy and delicious recipes you can cook at the commodity of your home.
When it comes to food in this land, the first thing that comes to our minds is probably fish. Since it is surrounded by waters, Australia has great sources of all kinds of fish. Knowing humans and how we love everything that if fried, the first dish we are presenting is an iconic combination, fish and chips. Lovely piece of white fish, any kind will do, rolled in beautiful beer spiced batter and deep-fried will make your day perfect. Once paired up with potato wedges, fried and salted, some pickles and condiments of choice the feast can begin. When life gives you lemons, take them and pair them up with some fish and chips.
While in the seafood department, have you tried barbecued shrimps? If not, hurry up to the local fish market and get yourself a handful. To save time it is good to have them cleaned and gutted. Once ready for the grill, stack them onto the stick and season them with bay leaves salt. This amazing combo is made by crushing bay leaves in a mortar with pestle and adding sea salt. It will give a new level of taste to the shrimps and bring the whole dish up. They need to be grilled for a very short period of time, so not only you will get a dish to remember, but it will be done in a few minutes. Pair them with your favorite salad and dressing and prepare your taste buds for pure pleasure.
If you are not a seafood lover, it’s okay, Aussies love a good barbecue, and yes, I’m suggesting the very food you have thought of, burgers. Here, everything goes, so make your own delicious combo of additions to the patty made of beef. The good bun is also in order. Once burgers are done, top them with some burger sauce or any other sauce of your preference. Add some vegetables, lettuce is a must, but tomatoes will give a lovely twist to the standard burger combo. You can add cheese, bacon, cucumbers, pickles, basically any vegetable that comes to your mind. Use your imagination and stalk that burger.
Another favorite is steak. Whether you like it raw, medium or well done, hardly anyone can resist a good piece of meat on the table. This is very easy to make, and before you start make sure you have a good piece of meat on the room temperature. On the well-heated pan put the meat and grill it for the specific period of time needed for it to be ready the way you like it. Turn the other side and grill it as well. If you would like it to be well done, put it in the oven for about 20 minutes. Don’t forget to put butter, rosemary and, garlic. Serve it with some buttered, garlic potatoes and good wine.
If we did a survey on favorite foods, this one will sure be at the top of the list, meat pie. Who doesn’t love beef coated with puff pastry and cheese on top? This is well-known comfort food and it is not that hard to make, taking into consideration that puff pastry can be bought already made and ready to be rolled and used to tuck in wonderful meat filling of this pie.
Another usage of this lovely dough is to fill it with sausage and make rolls. This meal will warm your tummy and your heart. Just take the pastry, flatten it out and place sausage filling on the side, roll it all up and cut into bite-size pieces. Make an egg wash and add some sesame of cumin seeds on top. Bake it and Voila!
This is an amazing dish to be shared with friends on some special occasions. Of course, if you find it hard to prepare it for a lot of people there is a solution. Flavours Catering provides amazing service and lovely meals for any occasion. Check it out and you won’t be disappointed.
In search of something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try the iconic dessert of this land, named after Lord Lamington, Lamingtons are very unique and easy to make. The sponge cake batter is a base for this sweet, and once baked it is cut into cubes and, wait for it, every piece if sully submerged in chocolate and coated with coconut flakes. Trust me, if you make it, it will be love at first bite.
Last but not least is the queen of all cakes, Pavlova. This specific cake is so easy to make, yet many have no courage to dive into making it on their own. If you are feeling especially courageous today, pot on your baking gloves and straight to the kitchen. The base of the cake are egg whites whipped with sugar and baked in the oven. Top it off with whipped cream and your favorite fruits and that it. Piece of cake!
Hopefully, after reading this article you will find your inner cook and try out at least some of the recipes, if not all, in your own kitchen. The best thing about cooking is that you can be creative and make something new every time you enter this part of the house. Choose meals that are quick and delicious and share them with your friends and family, and for any other occasion don’t be ashamed to call in for some professional help, we all do it.