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What to cook for Dad this Father's Day

What constitutes Dad food? Without wishing to stereotype we'd say a mixture of delicious hearty dinners such as steak or ribs; breakfast-in-bed or a killer sandwich. We love you Dad!

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    Campfire steak au Poivre sandwiches

    Pretty simple and damn good – juicy beef steaks are sandwiched between flatbread with crunchy rocket leaves and plenty of creamy peppery sauce. No room for cutlery preciousness, this is to be eaten outdoors but napkins will definitely be required for the inevitable chin dribbles.


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    Hereford cheese royale burger

    Indulge in the mac daddy of cheese burgers, which comes with all the trimmings. This juicy beef burger recipe is sure to satisfy

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Honey-roasted chicken with spicy fried potatoes

    Sweet with honey and thoroughly spiced, this finger-licking chicken has echoes of Middle Eastern cooking in its mix of flavours. Delicious served with spicy fried potatoes and salad.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Zaatar spiced schnitzels with fattoush

    Discover the flavours of Lebanon and the middle east with this deliciously authentic zaatar spiced schnitzels with fattoush - a tasty dish the whole family will love!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Buttermilk waffles

    A crisp outer layer with a light inside which can be made sweet or savoury fit to match your taste buds.

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Chicken parmigiana sandwich

    This Italian-American classic is the ultimate feel-good sandwich. Crispy chicken, spicy sauce and melted cheese – what more could you ask for? Recipe by Leisha Jones.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Rum old-fashioned cocktail

    This ‘rum old-fashioned’ is similar to the original ‘old-fashioned’ cocktail, but uses rum in place of whisky. It is traditionally served in a short, round tumbler, which is called – you’ve guessed it – an old-fashioned glass…

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Little chocolate whisky cakes

    These little dark cakes are sized to share, but you could also bake them in Texas muffin tins – just shorten the cooking time. Recipes and styling by Fiona Hugues. Photography by Jani Shepherd; Gatherum Collectif.

    New Zealand Taste|

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    Easy butter chicken with cashews and raita

    Forget pre-made sauces, this recipe makes it a cinch to create creamy, comforting butter chicken from scratch. Serve with plenty of steamed rice, pappadums, cashews and refreshing raita

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

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    Dark chocolate and ricotta mousse

    Make yourself a luxurious dessert with this silky-smooth dark chocolate and ricotta mousse. Sweetened by Medjool dates and honey, with delightful crunches from pomegranate seeds and pistachios, this recipe is a delight!

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|