Over the coming weeks Sam Mammoliti, chef at 42 Bannerman Trattoria and Bar will be sharing with us his favourite Quail and Spatchcock recipes. And, to start off he has for us today an old family favourite – Mamma’s Spatchcock, a simple marinade including chilli flakes, fennel, oregano and star anise.
A family run Italian restaurant, 42 Bannerman opened five years ago in Glenhaven on the outskirts of Sydney suburbia. With 17 years experience cooking at little Italian eateries, cooking is in Sam’s blood. Valuing a traditionalist approach to food and cooking, Sam says that chefs at home can lift their game simply by starting out with quality produce.
What Sam likes most about cooking with Quail and Spatchcock is the flavour of the meat. And, to get the best result, he cautions not to overcook it. His top tip for perfecting these at home is barbecuing or baking the small birds quickly at high heat or braising them and cooking very slowly and for a long time.
If you have any questions for Sam please let us know.
By 42 Bannerman Trattoria e Bar
Thanks everyone for your creative comments on what to serve for life’s less recognised events, we had a blast reading through them. These are our top two favourites from Carmel and Vernon:
• Carmel – First time you’re brave (or silly) enough to contradict your mother-in-law: Curried Venison with tomatoes and green beans, served on a fluffy mashed potato cushion. Curry symbolising the hot feisty courage and the mash for hopefully the gentle forgiveness of the said in-law.
• Vernon – It was only a few months ago that I gave up my original citizenship and decided to choose Australia as my home and it was particularly a special and emotional moment for me and my family. We celebrated by gathering all our friends together and I cooked my special dish called “Quail Mountain Paella”. This dish is really about gathering your family and friends together. It is best cooked outside over an open wood fire, ideal for outdoor entertaining and perfect with wine. Paella is a fun dish to cook, serve and eat. Delicioso!!!
Congratulations to our ten winners… Effie, Carmel, Amanda, Narelle, Sue, Rachel, Chris, Kelly, Vernon and Lynda.
Once you’ve emailed us your address, your recipe books will be on the way. Enjoy!
Game Farm are giving away 10 FREE recipe books for the best suggestion for meals to mark life’s less-recognised events. We’re talking new homes, promotions or engagements. Share your suggestion and have the chance to win. Simply leave your comment below to enter.
To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve kicked off with some suggestions of our own…
Christmas roast (or salad spread!), hot cross buns and birthday cake. There seems to be something to eat for every occasion. But, what about those life events likebreakups, promotions, engagements, a new home, graduations and even your first car? Whether its good news or bad, we say there’s always a dish to soften the blow or add to the celebrations.
Nothing beats the warm and cosy feelings that food from your childhood conjures up. Our favourite is a delicious roast. Follow it up with as much chocolate as it takes!
First car food:
Yes, it’s an unusual one and not something most people acknowledge with a feast. Perhapsmake it something a little more modest, such as your first drive-through takeout. Go a step further and pile your friends in the car for an impromptu car picnic party.
We’d love to hear your meal recommendations for life’s less recognised events. Post your comments and be in the running for one of 10 Game Farm Recipe books.
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