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Plum & rosemary lamb shanks

A delicious Winter recipe that will win the family over with tender lamb and the sweet hint of plum

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Easy BBQ Salmon Kebabs - serves 4

  • 8 bamboo skewers
  • 4 fresh salmon portions (about 600g)
  • 6 shallots, trimmed and cut into 3cm lengths
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1tbs brown sugar
  • 1tbs grated ginger
  • 1tbs sesame seeds
  • salad greens to serve
  1. Soak skewers in water for 20 minutes. Preheat barbecue or chargrill until hot. Cut salmon into 2.5cm pieces .
  2. Thread salmon pieces and shallots alternately onto the skewers. Then combine soy sauce, brown sugar and ginger in a small sauce pan. Heat for 3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  3. Barbecue or chargrill skewers for 1 minutes on each side (or to your liking) and drizzle with soy sauce.

To serve, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with salad greens.

Apple and Olive Oil Cake With Maple Icing

Ingredients for cake:

  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 120ml olive oil
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 - 4 granny smith apples, peeled cored and chopped into 1cm dice
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 egg whites

Ingredients for icing

  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100g light muscavado sugar
  • 85ml maple syrup (or golden syrup)
  • 220g cream cheese, at room temperature

Preheat the oven to 170C. Sift the flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Meanwhile, whisk the olive oil, vanilla and sugar (preferably with an electric whisk) together until voluminous and smooth. Next whisk in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the apples and lemon zest and then the flour. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold carefully into the cake batter. Grease and line two round tins and bake for 45 mins until a cake batter comes out clean. Once cooked, allow the cakes to cool completely before icing.

To make the icing, beat together the butter and maple syrup and sugar until light and airy. Next add in the cream cheese and beat until it’s totally smooth (preferably with the whisk attachment). Use half of the icing to the sandwich the cakes together, and smooth the remaining frosting up on top.