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  • Recipe Room  »  Fast Ed

    ‘Fast Ed’ Halmagyi is one of Australia’s best-loved TV chefs and cookery authors who believes in the principle of ‘good food, made easy’. To Ed, it’s all about keeping delicious food accessible, affordable and achievable.

    Ed mans the stoves in Australia’s number one lifestyle show ‘Better Homes and Gardens’ each week, presenting his uniquely quick take on some of our favourite dishes. He can also be found as the host of the travel show ‘Discover Tasmania’. His magazine ‘Better Basics’ has been a runaway success, as were his books Nove Cucina (2004) and Dinner In 10 (2009) and An Hour’s The Limit (2010).

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    Penne with smoked salmon and asparagus

    Easy mid week meal and full of flavour.
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    Pork and orange rosemary skewers

    Try these barbecued aromatic skewers - no bamboo or metal utensils required!
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    Salad nicoise

    Classic French salad - fresh and healthy.
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    Sage, mushroom and potato tortilla

    Make use of sage when it suddenly sprouts in Spring with this delicious, layered tortilla.
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    Pumpkin soup

    Fast Ed shares his three simple rules for cooking the perfect pumpkin soup.
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    Corn fritters

    Here is a fool-proof recipe for a dish which has become a staple breakfast dish in cafés across the country.
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    Pulled pork rolls

    Shredded slow-roasted pork shoulder mixed with a spicy salsa between crisp buns - a Texan favourite.
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    Braised chicken with two olives

    Like all Italian recipes - this is about quality ingredients speaking for themselves. Unfussy and delicious.
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    Turkey nachos

    Fast Ed's take on nachos - a dish that he avoided cooking for decades...
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    Egg and chorizo migas

    A simple Spanish breakfast - fry some chorizo, day-old bread and onions with beans and a little sherry.
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    Lemon meringue pie

    Fast Ed's version of a classic family recipe.
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    Iranian chicken and walnut stew

    Try this Iranian classic. It's remarkable, inspiring and unforgettably delicious. Just what great food is supposed to be.
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    Ricotta hotcakes with creamed honey mascarpone and tropical salsa

    As opposed to it's cousins the pancake and the flapjack, the hotcake is light and fluffy. An irresistible breakfast.
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    Heirloom carrot and turnip salad

    A rather handsome, colourful and healthy salad with a zingy dressing.
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    Hapuka

    If you’ve not tried hapuka before, then you’re in fora treat. It’s everything you may have expected in fish, and then a whole bunch more.
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    Strawberry jellies

    Fruit jellies are kind of like the fruit pastilles you may have had when you were in short pants and a school hat, but more grown up.
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    Shaker pie

    A delicious lemon pie - the perfect desert all year round.
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    Homemade crumpets

    The crumpet is remarkably simple to cook once its secrets are unveiled. With just fours ingredients, the real trick in cooking them is to get the heat nice and low.
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    Devil’s food cake

    Developed in the early 20th century as a counterpart to the more traditional Angel Food cake, Devil’s Food cake is rich, moist and has a slightly dense crumb.
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    Christmas pudding

    Remember to start your xmas pud early - the precess takes at least a week as the fruits have to marinate and steep.
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    Salmon and potato chowder

    Chowder is a fish stew, often thickened with milk or cream.
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    Classic roast chicken with perfect stuffing

    Fast Ed's roast chook is trussed so as to retain moisture in the breast, which tends to cook faster than the thigh.
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    Spaghetti carbonara

    Carbonara is only 60 years old but it's such a staple it's as familiar as our beloved Bolognese.
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    Braised veal breast with pistachios

    Pistachios are an excellent match for veal. This dish must simmer for 4 hours so allow plenty of time to prepare.
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    Homemade nut-free muesli bars

    A perfect on-the-go snack you can make easily at home. Will keep for four weeks.
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    Raspberry-ripple mocktail

    This deliciously fruity, fresh mocktail is wonderful guilt-free summer treat.
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    Chicken curry

    An easy to follow recipe for those intimidated by the idea of making a complicated curry.
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    Pissaladiere

    Today the signature dish of the Avignon region is ‘pissaladiere’ – an onion- and olive-themed pizza with a heavy dosing of anchovies.
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    Gravlax

    Gravlax is a Nordic dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill - usually served as an appetizer.
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    Lamingtons

    Warning: this classic Australian cake will not last long in your kitchen.
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    Seared scallops with salsa verde and beetroot

    Seared lightly, and dressed with a lightly aromatic herb sauce, this scallop dish is the essence of the sea.
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    Sustainable seafood stew

    The suggested seafood ingredients come from fish farms, relieving pressure on our wild fish stocks.
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    Satay kajang with light peanut sauce

    Tasty Malaysian style chicken satay - yum.
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    Palmiers

    Give a French twist to your afternoon parties with these gorgeous pastries which have only three ingredients...
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    Pan-fried kingfish with creamy mashed potatoes

    Whether a Friday night dinner party, or Sunday afternoon barbie – Kingfish is the go.
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    Roast Chinese chicken with baby corn

    A no-fuss roast chook baked in a casserole dish.
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    Gluten-free apple and nut cake

    Of all the recent food fads to emerge, none has turned cookery on its head quite like the surge of gluten-free foods. Try this one for yourself.
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    Braised ox cheek with parsley mash

    This dish requires overnight marinating and long, slow cooking.
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    BBQ lamb cutlets & olive waldorf

    Delicious, aromatic barbeque fare.
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    Leek and tomato tarts

    This recipe is easy and versatile, suitable for both dinner parties and casual meals.
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    Kipfler potatoes meuniere

    Pommes meuniere – spuds cooked with parsley, lemon and garlic. Deliciously simple, and simply delicious.
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    French onion soup

    We take onions for granted so much of the time, considering them to be a building block of recipes, never valuable in their own right. Conceptually, the French onion soup is a remarkably simple recipe.
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    Mushroom and tomato omelette

    The perfect breakfast omelette. Makes a delicious lunch too.
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    Barbecued pork ribs with spicy sauce

    The real trick to a great plate for ribs is taking it slow...
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    Wagyu scotch fillet with eggplant jungle curry

    This dish will make many eggplant-averse diners change their mind!
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    Classic chocolate mousse with grand marnier and boca negra

    Made in the classical French style, chocolate mousse requires only five simple ingredients – eggs, sugar, chocolate, liqueur and cream.
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    Linguine with Blue Swimmer crab and lime

    Sweet and delicious, Blue Swimmer crabs should be steamed (never boiled) for approximately 10 minutes.
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    Villars chocolate torte

    A crunchy, nutty, chocolate delight. Flourless except for the pastry.
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    Steamed snapper with asparagus and ginger

    A wonderfully fresh and healthy dinner, very quickly prepared.
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    Hungarian poppyseed and walnut cake

    This traditional poppyseed scroll cake is one of the high points of Central European cooking.
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    Pavlova roll with summer fruit

    It’s the pav you know and love, but with twist (and a nutty crunch).
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    Portuguese custard tarts

    While you can’t exactly replicate their methods at home, there are a few tricks that will give you an almost-perfect homemade Portuguese custard tart.
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    Vanilla yoghurt crème brûlée with summer fruits

    You'll need a kitchen blowtorch or a grill in your oven to get that crunchy caramelised top to your crème brûlée.
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    Upside-down apple cake

    You’ll probably have all the ingredients already, this cake’s delicious and easy to put together.
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    Swiss rolls

    There is no shortage of choices when it comes to fillings: rapsberry jam, vanilla cream, or even a decadent chocolate ganache.
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