When John was writing fishing articles for a number of Northern Territory newspapers he adopted a format of choosing a species of fish to write about, describing how to catch it, telling a yarn about himself or his companions involving that fish, including a recipe and suggesting a wine or beer to go with the meal.

Over the years he has collected fishing recipes from many friends and would like to share them with you.

Arnold’s dried scallop soup

I made this soup it is from a recipe  of my brother-in-law Arnold who was chef at many leading Chinese restaurants in Brisbane. It takes a long time to make but it is worth the effort. NB If the soup gets too thick during the cooking process add more water.  See the instructions at the […]

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Darwin chicken curry

From Nancy Damaso Cut raw chicken into the size you want add onion, garlic, potato and celery add a little oil and curry power and simmer. (DO NOT ADD WATER OR STOCK). When cooked add water or stock, a cap of vinegar and sugar and dark soy sauce.    

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Duck confit

(with thanks to Biddy White Lennon’s Best of Irish Recipes) The secret with duck confit is to acquire sufficient duck fat to cover the duck legs either from previous roasting or confit making or from a good delicatessen. Serves 4 4 duck marylands sufficient duck fat to cover marylands 2-3 cloves of garlic 2 tablespoons […]

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Fish in black bean sauce

From Nancy Damaso Put black bean in pan, simmer with onions. When onions are cooked then simmer fish Cut up cabbage finely and put on top just when fillet is turned.  

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Grilled chermoula prawns

2 tbsp cumin seeds lightly toasted and ground 1 tbsp coriander seeds lightly toasted and ground 1 tbsp sweet paprika 1 tbsp ground ginger 2 cloves of garlic chopped 2 seeded and chopped red chillis juice of 2 lemons 100 ml of olive oil 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp black pepper 16 large green prawns, […]

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Kedgeree, a traditional Anglo-Indian dish of rice and smoked fish, is perfect for brunch, lunch or a light supper. It is also tasty cool as a salad. Serve with seeded wholegrain bread or warm naan bread. Ingredients 280 g (10 oz) skinless smoked haddock fillet 1 bay leaf 1 sprig of fresh thyme 2 tsp […]

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Nine hour lamb

  3-4 table spoons olive oil 1.0 – 1.4 k shoulder of lamb 3 peeled onions or 10 peeled shallots 6 small potatoes 500 mls vegetable stock 1 tablespoon of butter 1 tablespoon of flour 3-4 sprigs of Rosemary 3-4 sprigs of Thyme Preheat oven 250C Oil underneath and on top of lamb in a […]

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Pork with quinces

Serves 6 2 hours 1.25-1.5 kilo pork shoulder boned 550 gms quinces 2 fairly large ones 2 red onions halved and thickly sliced 1 or 2 medium chillies seeded and cut into strips 4 fat cloves of garlic 3 bay leaves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 tablespoons olive oil 60gm demerara sugar 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

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Slow roasted honey & vinegar glazed corned beef

Recipe from Arnold Joe Kong Ingredients: 300 ml apple juice 100 ml honeys 8 baby potatoes 8 baby carrots 300 g beans, topped and tailed 1/2 cup egg mayonnaise 1 tablespoon hot english mustard 1 litre water Combine apple juice, honey, vinegar and 1 litre water. Mix well. Place corned brisket/silverside in a small baking dish. […]

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