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Recipes List South-west-pacific

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backyard style barbecued ribs

backyard style barbecued ribs

this recipe is posted by request and was originaly from chef sam choy's cookbook

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golden circle pineapple upside down cake

golden circle pineapple upside down cake

this is the best pineapple upside-down cake! my mother has the same recipe in a book from the 1970's and the same recipe is still available/posted on the golden circle website currently. golden circle is an australian brand and canned from australian grow

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red robin drink recipe mai tai

red robin drink recipe mai tai

tropical mai tai from red robin gourmet burgers

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meat ralf makeover

meat ralf makeover

i came up with this recipe while working at a small town restaurant. i hated even the idea of, as my mom calls it, "meat-ralf" but the owner wanted to add it to our menu. i set out on a mission to create an edible meatloaf. to the delight of our patrons i

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sannich in soup

sannich in soup

this recipe is from food and drink magazine, and it's really delicious! comments from the magazine: elegant french onion soup becomes hip with this gooey grilled-cheese "sannich" australian slang for sandwich;slid into the bowl. for onions, choose sweet

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mazing mushrooms

mazing mushrooms

this has been one of my recipes for ages. i got it from a magazine, but i've no idea which one. it is very simple to make, and looks very impressive as part of an antipasto platter. cooking time is refrigeration time. i prefer to use field mushrooms becau

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ohana breakfast bread

ohana breakfast bread

adapted from a delicious bread served at disney's polynesian resort. ohana means "family". the pineapple and coconut give it a truly tropical taste! i have found using the food processor makes the dough fool-proof, and i mix my yeast mixture in a large

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10 minute rocky road

10 minute rocky road

i like this recipe because, not only is it so moreish, it is so easy to make and is fail proof. my girlfriends daughter passed it on to me.

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100 year old new zealand lamb dish i have used deer w this

100 year old new zealand lamb dish i have used deer w this

a unique and exotic dish for the acquired taste of lamb . not just any lamb only imported lamb from new zealand (because of the type of food the lamb eats) australian lamb will do as well. it has a kick so expect it. i dont recommend you using american la

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14 day coleslaw

14 day coleslaw

another different way to have coleslaw. a lighter version than using mayonnaise based dressings. this comes from a friend who got it from her sister who got it from??

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2 minute scallops

2 minute scallops

a very fast tasty scallop recipe

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2 tomato pasta salad

2 tomato pasta salad

this is a salad that i'm often asked to bring to parties.

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2 minute noodle corn pancakes

2 minute noodle corn pancakes

most kids love 2-minute noodles and corn fritters so in this recipe, adapted from a recipe on the simply great recipes website, the two have been combined to make yummy kid-friendly pancakes. if you want to sneak in some different vegetables, you could pr

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24k carrots

24k carrots

carrots coated with a yummy butter, brown sugar and ginger sauce. i grew up eating these in texas. easy, quick and yummy!-- great way to get kids to enjoy this veggie! if you like a lot of sauce double the sauce ingredients. i posted this less 'saucy' to

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3 finadene sauces guam

3 finadene sauces guam

adapted from barbecue usa. the soy and vinegar sauce is traditionally served with chicken and pork, the coconut sauce with seafood and poultry, and the lemon sauce with fish. note on the yield: the coconut and lemon sauces each make 1 1/2 cups; the soy

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3 veg cauliflower cheese

3 veg cauliflower cheese

yesterday we were having a roast and made this as a side dish, normally for just plain cauliflower cheese you would use more cauliflower instead of broccoli, but this was very tasty and incredibly high in anti-cancer foods

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5 cup slice

5 cup slice

a nice easy recipe from the june 2003 copy of 'taste' from the kitchen of rebecca mason.

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50 50 fruit cordial

50 50 fruit cordial

my mum used to make this all the time when we were kids. i used to make it for my dh who absolutely loved it, but now his diet won't allow him to have it. it can be made with all lemons or all oranges, whatever takes your fancy, or whatever you may have a

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8 layer dip

8 layer dip

most popular dip at a party we gave yesterday. a friend gave me the recipe years ago, and this is made from memory and help from another aussie zaar member shaz.

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a bit of this smoothie

a bit of this smoothie

made up with ingredients i had to use in the fruit bowl & fridge, toddler dd was most impressed!

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a different cake

a different cake

we have trouble eating up a large cake, i end up throwing out a lot. so here is my answer to that problem. this makes a 9 inch round, simply delicious cake that i know you will love. and it's easy to make, so you can always have a fresh one.

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a kiwi warrior burger for the barbie barbecue

a kiwi warrior burger for the barbie barbecue

i have no idea why this burger recipe from new zealand is called a warrior burger - maybe because you need to have a "fighting" appetite to eat this amazing burger or have an asbestos tongue?! a meal and a half in a bun - and with more than a bit of a kic

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a pot of lamb chops

a pot of lamb chops

easy lamb chops italian style. this recipe is layered. first you will have a layer of potatoes and onions. next you will have 3 layers of tomatoes and crumbs and 2 layers of chops. i use a deep casserole dish.

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a refreshing salad to usher in summer

a refreshing salad to usher in summer

tried this great salad out from a cookbook i own. and i thought, hey i should share this great recipe with my 'zaar family. so here it is. summer is coming for heaps of you...i think it will come in handy.

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a tropical fruit parfait

a tropical fruit parfait

mango and kiwi and 'nana, oh my... makes me dream of a warm beach even in december (coincidentally, the month i invented it).

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aaron craze s aussie sandwich

aaron craze s aussie sandwich

this aussie has made a wonderful sandwich will make anyone love veggies!

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absolutely anything ice cream layer log

absolutely anything ice cream layer log

my mother-in-law makes this every christmas, possibly to compensate for the hot lunch in the australian summer (not that i'd ever complain about her awesome christmas dinners)! everyone adores it, and her christmases are famous for a perfect ending to a p

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adult chocolate smoothie

adult chocolate smoothie

a decadent after dinner or dessert cocktail, yum!

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afghans

afghans

a nz classic biscuit from the edmonds cookbook. the yield is a guess as i haven't made them for a while.

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ahi poke

ahi poke

another island favorite. maui onion is used because of its mild sweet flavor. if adding soy sauce, add it just prior to serving. i think kukui nut oil will work just as well. i was just thinking that this would be great with chopped limu (seaweed)!

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ahi shoyu poke with limu onion

ahi shoyu poke with limu onion

this is a great hawaiian appetizer - a friend from the islands told me about it and it is one of my favorites!!!

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ahi tuna and baby shrimp ceviche w papaya salad and coconut

ahi tuna and baby shrimp ceviche w papaya salad and coconut

ceviche is a non-cook prep method, letting the fish marinate and cook in citrus juices. the original recipe calls for hamachi - also know as amberjack - but this fish is not recognized by food.com. if you find it, use 1/2 cup of each type of fish. the cev

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aida s curse cocktail

aida s curse cocktail

an australian cocktail found in my bartender's guide. fruity & refreshing!

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alan wong s pineapple mango macadamia nut relish

alan wong s pineapple mango macadamia nut relish

this relish is so good, our friends have been known to beg us to allow them keep the leftovers. serve with grilled fish, chicken, or even by itself as a salad. the relish can be used immediately, but i like to refrigerate it for an hour or two to allow th

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alison holst s hot cross buns

alison holst s hot cross buns

from the doyenne of nz baking...

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allo aloe

allo aloe

a fabulously healthy juice drink from australian chef flip shelton's 'green: modern vegetarian recipes'. commenting on aloe vera, she says that it "has been described as a natural healer because it contains many essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals,

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almond bread cookie biscotti

almond bread cookie biscotti

from diabetes australia the ultimate diabetes cookbook in response to a request for sweet treats with nuts. times are estimated and have not included standing time of 3 to 4 days. the name almond bread is a bit of a misnomer so have changed the title 30

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almond custard

almond custard

a simple dessert custard. serve with some fresh fruit or canned. can be made suitable for a gluten-free diet by ensuring the cornflour/cornstarch used is gluten-free. ready in less than 10 minutes and can be served warm or cold as desired

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almond jelly with fruit salad

almond jelly with fruit salad

from notebook february 2006. this recipe needs to be started at least 6 hours ahead or up to 1 day in advance.

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almond peachy pie

almond peachy pie

i love this for summer dinner parties.

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almond tea cookies

almond tea cookies

these easy crispy almond cookies are perfect with a cup of tea.

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almost tortuga rum cake

almost tortuga rum cake

next best to the original! on our visit to the caribbean, we brought home the best rum cake i've ever had.... in fact it's the very best of all cakes i've ever had!!! i then thought i'd send for some to be shipped to us and found the price to be $35 for t

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aloha bread

aloha bread

a tropical treat! an easy quick bread for any occasion.

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aloha chicken salad

aloha chicken salad

a tropical dinner salad for hot summer nights, a make ahead buffet dish assembled just before serving or a an elegant lunch served in melon halves. if you have never used chutney as an ingredient, you are in for a special treat.

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aloha burgers

aloha burgers

i got this recipe when we lived in hawaii and making it brings back fond memories! you can easily leave off the bacon or change cheeses as desired.

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aloha chicken salad

aloha chicken salad

my best friend's fav. great on a hot day.

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aloha chicken wings

aloha chicken wings

baked chicken wing appetizers with a fruity pineapple-orange based sauce. very good! great for parties and sports get-togethers.

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aloha cookies

aloha cookies

i made these about ten years ago...then lost the recipe. i finally found it trapped in one of my old recipe books!

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aloha ham salad

aloha ham salad

a full meal salad that only needs a cool beverage to keep it company. the cooking time is chill time.

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aloha sweet potatoes

aloha sweet potatoes

i got this from an internet source a while back. they taste just like the potatoes served at the luaus at the hale koa in honolulu! yummy!

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