Holiday by Bill Granger

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  • Chicken burgers with lemongrass and lime

    • Penza on February 21, 2011

      This was easy to assemble ahead of time - sits for 30 mins. They have good flavour and are great cold alone or chopped in a salad. definetly low fat too! Be careful not to over cook as they will become dry. You could do them in mini muffin tins in the oven I think.

    • e_ballad on April 24, 2018

      A great chicken burger. It does have the tendency to be a bit dry, so the “Spicy coleslaw” would probably be a fantastic addition (though I can’t confirm as my husband is not a fan of spicy or coleslaw!).

  • Crisp pork belly with caramel vinegar

    • elisash on May 14, 2012

      Have made this recipe a few times and never fails, pork belly always perfectly cooked and love serving with the caramel sauce and garnishing with chopped chillies

    • agardenworm on June 04, 2012

      Yummy. I'd never cooked pork belly before and this was scrummy. Made with rice wine vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, chinese five spice instead of star anise, water instead of chicken stock, and mandarin instead of orange and it was still delicious. When I tasted the sauce on its on I was relecutant to serve it with the pork but the combination was fantastic. I also served it with soy sauce which I think it needed, otherwise a bit too sweet.

  • Chocolate orange self-saucing pudding

    • katieate on May 02, 2011

      this was easy and quick to make and very tasty, with the orange liqueur

  • Ginger biscuits with lemon drizzle icing

    • PatriciaScarpin on June 22, 2011

      The cookies are delicious and very easy to make (they're egg free, too). :

    • Melanie on September 01, 2013

      Easy to make and taste delicious. Biscuit texture is similar to a yoyo. Added grated lemon zest on top.

  • Crunchy-top pear muffins

    • PatriciaScarpin on May 27, 2011


    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p86. Yum - nice moist cakes with chunks of pear topped with crumble. I substituted walnuts for the pecans as I had them at hand and it worked well but it gives me an excuse to remake the recipe with the pecans!

  • Patatas bravas

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p232. I really wanted to like this. The potatoes tasted good but didn't get all nice and crispy. I think this was a combination of user error & not enough oil. Will make again though.

  • Bravas sauce

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p232. Easy and tasty. About 20 min of cooking time is needed.

  • Baked eggs with spinach and Parmesan

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p134. Tasty and easy - typical Bill Granger. I used a little more spinach and cheese than what the revipe requests. Serve with buttered toast to dip into the eggs.

  • Spicy tomato relish

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p81.Tastes really good. I ate this with my breakfast - scrambled eggs on toast with homemade baked beans - and served the leftovers with Alice Hart's cornbread muffins the next day. Would be good in burgers etc too. Takes just over an hour to cook so it would be worth increasing the recipe next time to make enough to bottle for another time.

  • Green ratatouille

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p 13. I've made this twice. First time as per recipe directions and liked it. Second time I threw the vegetables into the baking dish and skipped the panfrying process completely - covered with foil in oven for about 25 min before taking foil off and allowing to cook further and caramelise. I preferred it this way - much less effort on my part and no negative impact on flavour.

  • Sticky chicken wings

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      p 20. I wasn't a huge fan of these. They worked ok but I probably wouldn't make again. Served with soba noodles and stir fried green vegetables.

  • Mushroom and ricotta empanadas

    • sharifah on April 04, 2013

      I cheated and used 375g of shop bought shortcrust pastry, and it worked out well with the amount of filling, which was very tasty. I used chestnut mushrooms instead of swiss mushrooms, and chopped them up small. He didn't say anything about cooking the mushrooms until they dried out a bit on the stove, which I did otherwise I thought the pastry would go soggy. The ricotta cheese made a creamy filling - went down a storm with everyone. I would make this again, very nice.

  • Curried parsnip soup

    • sharifah on January 06, 2012

      Really yummy! and nice and easy

  • Coconut ice cream

    • sharifah on August 20, 2012

      Although this tasted really nice, it was more like a sorbet than an ice cream. Best to eat freshly made from the ice cream machine whilst its still a bit soft.

  • Pink lemonade

    • Hellyloves2cook on May 21, 2012

      First tasted this at a friends Barbeque party.She had made it for the children- must say that many adults also enjoyed this drink. Have gone on to make it myself since.

    • bridiesanford on September 03, 2020

      Yum! Added some lime vodka for an alcoholic version.

  • Lamb skewers with mint and garlic yoghurt

    • Hellyloves2cook on May 21, 2012

      made this for a group of teenagers .Smiles all round and clean plates . Easy to make and boys said were very tasty.

  • Chocolate caramel slice

    • agardenworm on January 16, 2013

      Super yummy. The coconut in the base adds a yummy nuttiness and the slice is delicious and quite chewy. Used fan bake in the oven and slice needed much less time, the caramel gets much browner in the oven so don't worry about getting too much colour while in saucepan.

  • Pork cutlets in hoisin and ginger marinade

    • mondraussie on June 12, 2016

      used this marinade with pork loin skewers... equally delicious!!

  • Rigatoni with pork and fennel sausage

    • mondraussie on October 28, 2017

      Used fennel instead of onion and celery. Added pine nuts and dill. Absolutely delicious!

  • Mussels with white wine and leek

    • fgavin on April 30, 2014

      My absolute favourite mussel recipe!

  • Soy and mirin-simmered beef on rice

    • e_ballad on December 03, 2021

      In less time than it takes to cook the rice, this is absolutely delicious. For rump, the meat is so tender you’d think it was fillet. Devoured by the kids.

  • Sweet potato and chickpea tagine

    • e_ballad on August 31, 2020

      Ridiculously quick & guaranteed to be completely inauthentic, but geez this was tasty for such minimal effort.

  • Barley, bean and vegetable soup

    • e_ballad on December 19, 2021

      This was pretty bland. As with so many things, bacon might have been a welcome inclusion.

  • Chorizo and shredded chicken tortillas

    • e_ballad on November 19, 2018

      Good way to use up leftover cooked chicken, but wouldn’t go out of my way to make these otherwise. Taste ok, but nothing exciting.

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  • ISBN 10 1741965020
  • ISBN 13 9781741965025
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Jan 01 2009
  • Format Hardcover
  • Language English
  • Edition Media tie-in
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Murdoch Books
  • Imprint Murdoch Books

Publishers Text

The recipes Bill prepares in his new TV series "Bill's Holiday" are all featured in this book. This is a book about laying down lifetime memories through food, taking time out to cook at leisure, relaxing weekends and lazy holidays. Recipes flow from the most casual of outdoor summer dining to fireside suppers, to fabulous ideas for Christmas parties.

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