Australian and New Zealander Recipes

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Shearers' Mince and Potato Hot Pot

Rating: 4.07 stars
This is a very filling Australian outback recipe that is often made for the shearers.

Dad's New Zealand Mince Stew

Rating: 4.31 stars
Hmmmmm... I'm not sure if it's chili, or stew or a shepherds pie without the crust, but there is nothing like it over some toast on a cold night, rich and hearty, just downright yummy if you ask me. We always experiment a little with our ingredients but it always comes out great. I'm thinking of going and making a pot right now, oh and it's even better the days after you make it, just go ahead and microwave some, put it on baked potatoes, roll it up in bread, use it anyway you like.

Barbequed Thai Style Chicken

Rating: 4.49 stars
Rich, exciting flavors make this grilled chicken an exotic favorite. Arrange cooked chicken pieces on a serving platter lined with salad greens or a banana leaf. Garnish with cilantro (coriander) sprigs and serve with salad or steamed rice.

Lamb Madras Curry

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is my all-time favorite curry to make; it's pungent flavor wins me over every time. You can use beef if you like, but it often takes a little longer to cook, so just leave it simmering for another 20 minutes or until the meat melts in your mouth. I also suggest that you make this 2 days in advance as the flavors will develop and the curry will become even more delicious!

Korean Sushi

Rating: 4.16 stars
This is a Korean-inspired version of sushi that uses minced beef and canned tuna instead of raw fish. It's mouthwateringly delicious, but may take some practice.

Salt and Pepper Squid

Rating: 4.17 stars
This is a delicious and simple recipe for squid. Lightly coated in sea salt and pepper seasoned flour and then fried to perfection. Perfect for a hot summer's meal served with a fresh garden salad.

Date Loaf Cake

Rating: 4.33 stars
Very much like sticky date pudding - nice and moist, and made without eggs.

Aussie Lime Pie

Rating: 4.46 stars
Easy lime pie with ANZAC cookie crust.

Yummy Pikelets

Rating: 4.59 stars
These pikelets are thick and fluffy. With your choice of jam and whipped cream they become out of this world!

Toasted Strawberry-Cream Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches

Rating: 4.6 stars
I first made this for my Mum for Mother's Day three years ago. Now she'll never let me cook her anything else for the occasion. Sweet, yummy strawberries, cream cheese, white chocolate, and pink sparkling wine makes a perfect girly breakfast! Garnish the champagne glasses with a strawberry.

Chocolate Pavlova

Rating: 4.52 stars
Elegant perfectly describes this crisp-on-the outside, marshmallow-soft-on-the-inside puff, crowned luxuriously with cream, strawberries and a drizzle of bittersweet chocolate.

Banana Spring Rolls

Rating: 4.32 stars
Bananas rolled in spring roll pastry and deep fried. Very easy to make, and delicious with ice cream. Doesn't get simpler!!

Inspiration and Ideas

Shepherd's Pie VI

"I just love this recipe! This is one of the few things my husband requests on a regular basis, plus my finiky 3 year old eats it right up!" – MELLISSAYBARRA

Strawberry Spinach Salad I

A salad doesn't get more refreshing than this one. It's packed with fresh fruit, earthy greens and a zesty dressing!

Australian Meat Pies

Rating: 4 stars

These terrific little meat pies are often referred to as Australia's national food. Great for munching on during sporting events, or just for a fresh new dinner idea. Cool pies well before serving, as filling will be very hot. Eat by hand or with knife and fork, as desired.