Maggie's Christmas by Maggie Beer

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  • Caponata

    • Melanie on July 22, 2016

      I enjoyed this as a side dish although would reduce the vinegar slightly next time.

  • Baked chicken thighs with preserved lemon and rosemary

    • Melanie on July 22, 2016

      We really liked this chicken - simple to prepare but packed with flavour. Served with the caponata and buttered steamed corn.

  • Pasta with crab and roasted smoked tomatoes

    • foodgloriousfood on May 21, 2021

      My smoked tomatoes didn’t have a smoky flavor at all. As you just put a small slit in the skin before smoking them I wonder if a smoky flavor is even achievable in the 20mins Maggie suggests. I tried doing them for 35 mins and still nothing. I would like to try smoking tomatoes again with a lot more wood chips. I ended up adding a smoked cherrywood salt instead of plain salt to the dish to get some smokiness into it.The dish itself is pleasant and fresh and light but needed more oomph. I ended up whisking some extra lemon juice and a good olive oil and tossing that through. Maybe some Merquen (smoked chili flakes) would be good too. Maggie said use large shells but I would suggest medium sized shells. My large shells were far too large and cumbersome to eat. I don’t know if I would make this again, although if I succeed at smoked tomatoes maybe I would give it another whirl.

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  • ISBN 10 1921384409
  • ISBN 13 9781921384400
  • Published Dec 01 2015
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries Australia
  • Publisher Penguin Books Australia

Publishers Text

Christmas is Maggie Beer's favorite time of year, a time for everything she loves—for hugs from the grandchildren, for giving, and for creating special memories. But most of all, it is a time for family and friends to gather around a table groaning with delicious food. With her hallmark generosity and warmth, Maggie invites you to join her Christmas celebrations in South Australia's beautiful Barossa Valley. From roasting the perfect turkey and transforming leftovers into fabulous meals, to turning ripe summer fruits into luscious desserts, and creating a glamorous formal dinner to welcome in the New Year in style, Maggie shares her most cherished recipes. With plenty of advice for stress-free entertaining, Maggie shows you how to celebrate this special time of year with panache and joy.

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