the Flavour Maker
the Flavour Maker
Instruction Booklet
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CONGRATULATIONS
on the purchase of your new
Breville Flavour Maker
Contents
4
Breville recommends safety first
6
Know your Breville Flavour Maker
8
Before first use of your
Breville Flavour Maker
12
A beginner’s guide to
slow cooking
18
Hints and tips
20 Care and cleaning
22
Recipes
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Breville recommends safety first
At Breville we are very safety conscious. We design and manufacture consumer products with
the safety of you, our valued customer, foremost in mind. In addition we ask that you exercise
a degree of care when using any electrical appliance and adhere to the following precautions.
Important safeguards
Read all instructions
BEFORE USE AND SAVE FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE
• Carefully read all instructions
before operating the Breville Flavour
Maker for the first time and save for
future reference.
• Remove and safely discard any
packaging material and promotional
labels before using the slow cooker for
the first time.
• To eliminate a choking hazard for young
children, remove and safely discard the
protective cover fitted to the power plug
of this appliance.
• Do not immerse appliance, power cord
or power plug in water or any other
liquid.
• Always insert the connector end of the
power cord into appliance inlet before
inserting power plug into power outlet
and switching on appliance. Ensure the
appliance inlet is completely dry before
inserting the connector end of the
power cord.
• Do not place the slow cooker near the
edge of a bench or table during operation.
Ensure the surface is level, clean and free
of water and other substances.
• Do not operate the slow cooker on a sink
drain board.
• Do not place this appliance on or near
a hot gas or electric burner, or where
it could touch a heated oven. Position
the slow cooker at a minimum distance
of 20cm away from walls and provide
adequate space above and all sides for
air circulation.
• We recommend the slow cooker is not
placed on a stone bench top when it's
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cooking. This is due to bench tops being
sensitive to uneven heat and may crack
if heated locally. If you would like to cook
with the slow cooker on the bench top,
place a chopping board or heat proof mat
underneath the slow cooker.
• Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles
to move slow cooker and dry oven mitts
to remove the stainless steel lid and/or
removable EasySear™ pan when hot.
• Use only the removable EasySear™ pan
and lid supplied. Do not use any other
pan inside the slow cooker base.
• Never plug in or switch on the slow
cooker without having the removable
EasySear™ pan placed inside the slow
cooker base.
• Do not place food or liquid into the
stainless steel housing. Only the
removable EasySear™ pan is designed to
contain food or liquid.
• Never operate the slow cooker without
food and liquid in the removable
EasySear™ pan. Ensure the removable
EasySear™ pan is at least ½ to ¾ full of
food and/or liquid before switching on
the appliance.
• Do not use a damaged removable
EasySear™ pan. Replace before using.
• Extreme caution must be used when
the appliance contains hot food and
liquids. Do not move the appliance
during cooking.
• Do not place the removable EasySear™
pan when hot on any surface that may be
affected by heat.
• Do not use the EasySear™ pan for
food storage.
• Do not use the removable EasySear™
pan in a microwave oven.
Breville recommends safety first
• Do not reheat food using your
Flavour Maker.
• Always slow cook with the stainless steel
lid on, for the recommended time.
• Avoid scalding from escaping steam
when removing the stainless steel lid
from the removable EasySear™ pan when
hot by carefully lifting the lid angled
away from yourself.
• Do not allow water from the lid to drip
into the slow cooker base, only into the
removable EasySear™ pan.
• Do not attempt to operate the slow
cooker by any method other than those
described in this book.
• Always ensure the slow cooker is properly
assembled before operating. Follow the
instructions provided in this book.
• The appliance is not intended to be
operated by means of an external timer or
separate remote control system.
• Do not place anything, other than the
stainless steel lid, on top of the slow
cooker when assembled, when in use
and when stored.
• Always turn the Temperature Control
Dial to the ’Off’ position, switch off
at the power outlet, unplug the power
cord from the power outlet, remove the
connector end of the power cord from
the appliance and allow the appliance
to cool, if appliance is not in use, before
cleaning, before attempting to move the
appliance, dissembling, assembling and
when storing the appliance.
• Keep the slow cooker clean. Follow
the cleaning instructions provided in
this book.
WARNING
Hot surfaces during and after use.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS FOR
ALL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
• Fully unwind the power cord before use.
• Do not let the power cord hang over
the edge of a bench or table, touch hot
surfaces or become knotted.
• To protect against electric shock do not
immerse the power cord, power plug or
appliance in water or any other liquid.
• The appliance is not intended for use
by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
• Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the appliance.
• It is recommended to regularly inspect
the appliance. To avoid a hazard do not
use the appliance if power cord, power
plug or appliance becomes damaged in
any way. Return the entire appliance to
the nearest authorised Breville Service
Centre for examination and/or repair.
• Any maintenance other than cleaning
should be performed at an authorised
Breville Service Centre.
• This appliance is for household use only.
Do not use this appliance for anything
other than its intended use. Do not use
in moving vehicles or boats. Do not use
outdoors. Misuse may cause injury.
• The installation of a residual current
device (safety switch) is recommended
to provide additional safety protection
when using electrical appliances. It
is advisable that a safety switch with
a rated residual operating current
not exceeding 30mA be installed in
the electrical circuit supplying the
appliance. See your electrician for
professional advice.
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KNOW
your Breville Flavour Maker
KNOW YOUR Breville Flavour Maker
A
B
A
C, E
D
F
G
D
H
A. Silicon handle covers
For heat protection
B. Domed stainless steel lid
Suitable for use in the oven
C. Removable EasySear™ pan
Designed for searing on the stovetop,
slow cooking and roasting in the oven.
Three coat Quantanium™ non-stick for
easy cleaning.
D. Wrap around element (not shown)
Ensures an even temperature
throughout the cooking process
E. Extra large 7 litre capacity
For family sized meals
F. Slow cooker base
Premium brushed stainless design
G. Control dial with Auto setting
For ease and simplicity
H. Stainless steel rack
For Roasting
I. Removable cord (not shown)
For serving at the table and easy storage
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BEFORE FIRST USE
of your Breville Flavour Maker
Before first use
3. Heat EasySear™ pan on stovetop over
medium to high heat.
GAS OR ELECTRIC STOVETOP
MEDIUM TO HIGH HEAT
OIL
Before first use, remove all promotional
labels and packing materials and safely
discard. Wash the removable EasySear™
pan and stainless steel lid in hot, soapy
water, rinse and dry thoroughly. Wipe the
inside and the outside of the stainless
steel housing with a soft, damp cloth,
then dry thoroughly.
HOW TO SEAR BEFORE
SLOW COOKING
4. Place food to be seared into EasySear™
pan in batches.
OIL
1. Remove the EasySear™ pan from slow
cooker base and place onto a large
burner or hotplate on the gas, electric or
ceramic stovetop.
2. Coat the inside of the EasySear™ pan
with oil or butter.
OIL
GAS OR ELECTRIC STOVETO
MEDIUM TO HIGH HEAT
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GAS OR ELECTRIC STOVETOP
MEDIUM TO HIGH HEAT
OIL
Before first use
5. When finished searing, use oven mitts
and carefully place EasySear™ pan back
into slow cooker base. Proceed to How to
Slow Cook section on this page.
HOW TO SLOW COOK
1. Insert the EasySear™ pan which is either
hot from searing on the stovetop or at
room temperature into the slow cooker
base. Add all ingredients into EasySear™
pan, ensuring denser foods are spread
evenly across the bottom of the pan and
not heaped to one side.
IMPORTANT
• EasySear™ pan is suitable for use on
most electric, gas and ceramic stovetops,
however it is not suitable for use on
induction stovetops.
2. Place the stainless steel lid into position.
• The base of the EasySear™ pan may
cause scratching on glass/ceramic or
halogen cooktops.
• Stir food in the EasySear™ pan often,
when cooking on the stovetop.
• Do not use metal utensils because they
will scratch the non-stick coating on the
EasySear™ pan.
• Do not heat EasySear™ pan when empty
for prolonged periods of time as it may
damage the cooking surface.
• Do not place EasySear™ pan in an oven
that is hotter than 250°C.
• While silicone handles are heat resistant
to 250°C (it is not recommended to use
for extended periods above 200°C).
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3. With the Temperature Control Dial
turned to the OFF position, insert the
connector end of the power cord into the
appliance inlet, plug the power cord into
a 230V or 240V power outlet and switch
the power on at the power outlet.
GAS OR ELECTRIC
STOVETOP
Before
first use
MEDIUM TO HIGH HEAT
IMPORTANT
• Always use the slow cooker with
EasySear™ pan on a dry, level surface.
• Never operate the slow cooker without
the removable EasySear™ pan positioned
in the slow cooker base.
• Never operate the slow cooker without
food and liquids in the removable
EasySear™ pan.
4. Turn the Temperature Control Dial to
the desired setting, or as recommended
in a recipe. Go to www.breville.com.au
for slow cooked recipe ideas and recipes
in this instruction book.
• Always have the stainless steel lid firmly
in position on the removable EasySear™
pan throughout the operation of the slow
cooker unless it is stated in a recipe to
have it removed.
• Always use dry pot holders or oven mitts
to remove the EasySear™ pan and the
stainless steel lid when hot.
• While providing some protection the
silicone handles will become hot during
use, an oven mitt is recommended.
• Do not place the removable EasySear™
pan or stainless steel lid when hot on
any surface that may be affected by heat.
IMPORTANT
5. When cooking is complete, turn the
Temperature Control Dial to the OFF
position, switch off at the power outlet,
remove the power plug and then the
connector end from the appliance inlet.
Always lift and remove the stainless
steel lid carefully using an oven mitt
and angled away from yourself to avoid
scalding from escaping steam.
IMPORTANT
Always use dry pot holders or oven
mitts when handling EasySear™ pan or
stainless steel lid.
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO
SLOW COOKING
with your Breville Flavour Maker
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SLOW COOKING
The Breville Flavour Maker is designed
specifically for flavour layering. A
technique professional chefs use to
enhance and deepen the taste of meals by
using the same pan for browning onions,
searing meats and creating casseroles,
curries, soup, stock and bolognaise.
For this reason, Breville have now
developed a Flavour Maker with a
EasySear™ pan. Simply remove the
EasySear™ pan from the slow cooker base
and use on the gas, electric or ceramic
stovetop to caramelise vegetables and sear
meats before placing back into the slow
cooker base and commencing the Slow
Cook function.
Following is a guide to help simplify the
process of slow cooking, allowing you to
obtain optimum results from your Flavour
Maker.
We have also included helpful hints for
successful slow cooking. For recipes, go
to www.breville.com.au and recipes in this
instruction book.
PREPARING MEAT AND POULTRY
Select the leanest cuts when purchasing
meat. Trim the meat or poultry of any visible
fat. If possible, purchase chicken portions
without the skin. Otherwise, the slow
cooking process will result in extra liquid
being formed from the fat as it melts.
For casserole type recipes, cut the meat into
cubes, approximately 2.5cm to 3cm. Slow
cooking allows less tender cuts of meat to
be used. The bones can be left on meat or
poultry if liked and will help to keep meat
tender during cooking.
SUITABLE MEAT CUTS FOR
SLOW COOKING
Beef
Chuck, skirt, round steak, boneless
shin (Gravy) beef,
bone-in-shin (Osso Bucco).
Lamb
Shanks, drumsticks (frenched shanks),
neck chops, boned out forequarter or
shoulder.
Veal
Diced leg, shoulder/ forequarter chops
and steaks, neck chops,
knuckle (Osso Bucco)
Pork
Leg steaks, diced belly,
Diced shoulder, Boneless loin chops
PREPARING VEGETABLES
Vegetables should be cut into even-sized
pieces to ensure more even cooking. Frozen
vegetables must be thawed before adding to
other foods cooking in the slow cooker with
a EasySear™ pan.
PREPARING DRIED BEANS
AND PULSES
If time permits, overnight soaking of
dried beans and pulses is preferable. After
soaking, drain and place in the slow cooker
and cover with sufficient water to reach
double their volume. Cook beans on the
High setting for 2 to 4 hours or until tender.
Pre-soaked beans and pulses will cook a
little faster.
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SLOW COOKING
SEARING AND BROWNING BEFORE
SLOW COOKING
Searing and browning in the EasySear™ pan
on the stovetop may take a little extra time
and whilst not strictly necessary, the rewards
are evident in the end result.
The EasySear™ pan keeps the heat stable
and uniform allowing the meat to brown
and form an even crust. Plus searing and
browning seals in the moisture, intensifies
the flavour and provides more tender results.
Once searing and browning is complete,
return the EasySear™ pan to the slow
cooker base with all the tasty caramelized
ingredients inside.
USING THE TEMPERATURE
CONTROL SETTINGS
This slow cooker has three settings: Low,
High and Auto. Use the recommended
guidelines below to determine cooking
time and heat setting and use recipes
in this instruction book. Dishes can be
prepared well in advance of mealtime and
cooking time regulated so that food is
ready to serve at a convenient time.
A general rule of thumb for most slow
cooked meat and vegetable recipes is:
Setting Cooking Time
LOW
6 to 10 hours
HIGH
3 to 4 hours
AUTO
4 to 6 hours
Your favourite traditional recipes can also
be easily adapted to this slow cooker. Simply
halve the amount of liquid and increase the
cooking time. The following is a guide to
adjusting your favourite recipes.
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NOTE
These times are approximate. Times
can vary depending on ingredients
and quantities in recipes
Traditional
Cooking Time
slow cooker
Cooking Time
(WITHOUT
SEARING)
LOW
HIGH
AUTO
35 to 60 minutes
6 to 10 3 to 4
hrs
hrs
4 to 6
hrs
1 to 3 hours
8 to 10 4 to 6
hrs
hrs
6 to 8
hrs
Traditional
Cooking Time
slow cooker
Cooking Time
(WITH SEARING)
LOW
HIGH
AUTO
35 to 60 minutes
4 to 5
hrs
2 to 3
hrs
3 to 4
hrs
1 to 3 hours
5 to 6
hrs
3 to 4
hrs
4 to 5
hrs
COOKING TIMEs (WITH SEARING)
When the EasySear™ pan is used for searing
on the stovetop prior to being placed in the
slow cooker, cooking times will be shortened
slightly. Check for doneness intermittently
during cooking.
NOTE
These cooking times are approximates
only and times can vary depending on
ingredients, quantities in recipes and
whether the EasySear™ pan and its
ingredients are hot from searing.
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SLOW COOKING
NOTE
ROASTING IN THE slow cooker
High humidity, altitude, cold tap
water, ingredients and minor
fluctuations may slightly affect the
cooking times in the slow cooker with
EasySear™ pan.
Roasting meats in the Flavour Maker creates
tender, flavoursome results. The long, slow,
covered cooking process breaks down and
softens the connective and muscle tissue
within the meat, making it easier to slice.
Cheaper cuts of meat can be used to provide
perfect results cooked by this method.
Meat will not brown during the slow cooking
process, so for browner results sear in the
EasySear™ pan on the stovetop first before
placing back into the slow cooker base.
The addition of liquid is not required for
roasting. Elevate the meat to be cooked on
the provided stainless steel rack. This will
assist in keeping the surface of the meat dry
and free from any fat released throughout
the cooking process.
Low Setting
The Low setting gently simmers food
for an extended period of time without
overcooking or burning. No stirring is
required when using this setting.
High Setting
The High setting will cook food in
approximately half the time required for
the Low setting. Some foods may boil when
cooked on the high setting, so it may be
necessary to add extra liquid. This will
depend on the recipe and the amount of
time in which it is cooked. Occasional
stirring of stews and casseroles will improve
flavour distribution.
The High setting in this slow cooker
cooks considerably faster than the auto or
low settings and can be used if time is a
constraint. Simply place your favourite meal
on High for 3 to 4 hours and you will have a
cooked meal in a fraction of the time.
Auto Setting
The Auto setting will begin cooking on
High and then will shift to Low after
approximately 2 hours of cooking time for
added ease and simplicity.
SUITABLE MEAT CUTS FOR ROASTING
Beef
Blade, Rump, Rib Roast, Sirloin,
Silverside, Topside.
Lamb
Leg, Mid Loin, Rack, Crown Roast,
Shank, Shoulder, Mini Roasts.
Veal
Leg, Loin, Rack,
Shoulder/Forequarter.
Pork
Loin, Neck, Leg, Racks
(remove skin & fat).
POT ROASTING IN THE
SLOW COOKER
The addition of liquid is required for pot
roasting. Place sufficient liquid into the
removable EasySear™ pan to cover up to
a third of the meat. Meat will not brown
during the pot roasting process, so for
browner results sear in the EasySear™ pan
on the stovetop first before placing back into
the slow cooker base for pot roasting.
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A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SLOW COOKING
SUITABLE MEAT CUTS FOR
POT ROASTING
Beef
Topside, Blade, Silverside Roasts,
Rolled Brisket.
Lamb
Forequarter, Shank, Shoulder.
Veal
Shoulder/Forequarter.
Pork
Loin, Neck.
USING THE EasySear™ Pan AS
STAND ALONE COOKWARE
This slow cooker is equipped with a diecast
removable EasySear™ pan to withstand
temperature extremes. It can be used for
browning and searing on a gas, electric or
ceramic stovetop or as a traditional roasting
pan for use in the oven.
The removable EasySear™ pan and stainless
steel lid is safe for use on stovetops and in
conventional ovens up to 250ºC.
NOTE
We do not recommend to use the
stainless steel lid in the oven. If it is
used in an oven it may discolour.
NOTE
While silicone handles are heat
resistant to 250°C, it is not
recomended to use for extended
periods above 200°C.
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HINTS AND TIPS
for your new Breville Flavour Maker
HINTS AND TIPS
• Trim all visible fat from meat or poultry.
DONT’S
• If a recipe calls for browning the meat, it
may be browned in the EasySear™ pan
on the gas, electric or ceramic stovetop.
• Do not operate the slow cooker without
the EasySear™ pan in position, in the
slow cooker base.
• Meat and poultry require at least 6 to 7
hours of cooking on Low setting or 3 to
4 hours on High setting.
• Do not cook with frozen meats or poultry.
• Ensure that the food or liquid to be cooked
fills half to ¾ of the EasySear™ pan.
• If after cooking the liquid quantity is
excessive, remove the lid and operate the
slow cooker on the High setting for 30
to 45 minutes or until the liquid reduces
by the desired amount. Alternatively,
the liquid can be thickened by adding
a mixture of cornflour and water and
cooking on High setting without the lid
until sauce has thickened.
• Do not remove the stainless steel lid
from the slow cooker unnecessarily as
this will result in major heat loss.
• Stirring is not necessary when Slow
Cooking. However, if cooking on the
High setting, stirring occasionally will
help to distribute flavours throughout
the recipe.
• Do not use High setting if you intend
on being away from home for more than
3 hours.
NEVER
DO’S
• Always thaw frozen meat and poultry
before cooking.
• Use dry oven mitts when lifting the lid or
removable EasySear™ pan after searing
or slow cooking.
• Place the EasySear™ pan onto a heat
proof mat if serving from the EasySear™
pan at the table.
• Place water or other liquids into slow
cooker base.
• Immerse the slow cooker base, power
cord, or power plug in water or any other
liquid.
• Touch hot surfaces with bare hands.
• Deep fry in the EasySear™ pan.
• To keep foods warm for serving, turn
control to the Low setting until ready
to serve.
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CARE AND CLEANING
of your new Breville Flavour Maker
CARE AND CLEANING
• Before cleaning the Flavour Maker
switch the Temperature Control Dial
to OFF, switch off at the power outlet,
unplug from the power outlet and
remove the connector end of the power
cord from the appliance inlet.
• Remove EasySear™ pan and allow to
cool completely.
• To remove stubborn, cooked-on foods in
the removable EasySear™ pan, soften by
filling ¾ with water, bring to a slow boil
on medium heat on the stove top, add
detergent and simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove by lightly scrubbing with a soft
nylon kitchen brush.
• The removable EasySear™ pan and
stainless steel lid can be washed in the
dishwasher. However, to maintain nonstick coating, it is recommended to wash
EasySear™ pan in hot, soapy water using
a mild household detergent. Rinse and
dry thoroughly.
• Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel wool,
or scouring pads as these can damage
the surfaces and non-stick coating.
IMPORTANT
Do not use alkaline cleaning agents,
use a soft cloth and a mild detergent.
IMPORTANT
Do not use abrasive cleaners, steel
wool or scouring pads.
IMPORTANT
Do not immerse slow cooker base or
power cord in water or any other liquid
as they may cause electrocution.
IMPORTANT
Ensure removable EasySear™ pan is
correctly positioned in the base before
you commence cooking.
• To prevent damage to the appliance, do
not use alkaline cleaning agents, use a
soft cloth and a mild detergent.
• The brushed stainless steel slow cooker
base can be wiped over with a soft, damp
cloth and then dried thoroughly.
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RECIPES
for your new Breville Flavour Maker
SOUPS
FENNEL AND WHITE BEAN SOUP
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
375g dried white beans
30g butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 leeks, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 large bulbs fennel, halved and sliced
8 cups/2 litres vegetable or chicken stock
½ teaspoon ground white pepper
Sea salt
Wedges of fresh lemon
Method
White Bean Preparation
1. Place dried beans into a large bowl,
cover with cold water and soak
overnight. Rinse and drain well.
Slow Cooking
5. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
6. Add drained beans, stock and pepper,
mixing well.
7. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘AUTO’ setting. Cook for 5 to 6
hours or until beans are very tender.
8. Season soup with salt and serve with
wedges of lemon.
TIP
Great Northern Beans were used in
this recipe but any dried white beans
can be used.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 8 to 10 hours or the High setting for
4 to 5 hours.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add butter
and oil, heat a further 1 minute or until
butter has melted.
3. Add leeks and garlic and sauté until
leeks have softened slightly, about 2 to 3
minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add fennel and cook for 3 to 4 minutes
or until fennel has softened slightly,
stirring occasionally.
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SOUPS
SPICY KUMERA SOUP
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons oil
3 large onions, chopped
1 Tablespoon Cajun spice
½ teaspoon ground fennel seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
6 cups/1½ litres vegetable or chicken stock
2kg kumera (sweet potato), peeled and cut into
small chunks
Salt and pepper
1 cup sour cream or natural yogurt
Fresh tortillas
Method
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
heat a further 1 minute.
2. Add onions and sauté until onion has
softened slightly, about 3 to 4 minutes,
stirring occasionally
3. Add Cajun spice, ground fennel seeds
and ground cumin, sauté for 2 to 3
minutes or until spices are fragrant.
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Slow Cooking
4. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
5. Add stock and sweet potato, mix well.
6. Cover with lid, turn Temperature
Control Dial to ‘HIGH’ setting. Cook
for 2 to 3 hours or until sweet potato is
very soft.
7. Turn dial to ‘Off’ and turn slow cooker
off at power outlet, remove power plug
from power outlet.
8. Using a non scratch potato masher
gently mash sweet potato until well
broken up. Season soup with salt
and pepper.
9. Serve soup with a spoonful of sour
cream or natural yogurt and fresh
warmed tortillas.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 6 to 7 hours or the Auto setting for
4 to 5 hours.
SOUPS
PEA AND HAM SOUP
Serves 10
Ingredients
750g split peas (green or yellow)
1 Tablespoon oil
30g butter
3 large onions, finely chopped
4 large carrots, diced
4 sticks celery, diced
8 cups/2 litres water
1 kg ham bones
4 bay leaves
8 to 10 fresh sage leaves
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Method
Split Pea Preparation
1. Place split peas into a large bowl, cover
with cold water and soak overnight.
Rinse and drain well.
Slow Cooking
4. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
5. Add water, split peas, ham bones, bay
leaves and sage leaves. Mix well and
cover with lid
6. Turn Temperature Control Dial to
‘AUTO’ setting, cook for 7 to 8 hours or
until peas are very soft
7. Remove ham bones and cut any meat
from bone, chop ham finely. Return
chopped ham to soup.
8. Season soup with salt and pepper and
serve with fresh crusty bread.
Setting Variation: Use the High setting
and cook for 4 to 5 hours or Low setting for
8 to 10 hours.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
butter, heat a further 1 minute or until
butter has melted.
3. Add onions, carrots and celery, sauté
until onion has softened slightly, about
4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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SOUPS
SIMPLE VEGETABLE AND
LENTIL SOUP
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons oil
3 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 kg smoked ribs or bacon bones
4 sticks celery, finely chopped
5 carrots, diced
1 medium sweet potato (400g), peeled and diced
12 cups/3 litres chicken or vegetable stock
2 cups/400g red lentils, rinsed and drained
1 cup/220g green lentils, rinsed and drained
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup chopped fresh coriander or parsley
Method
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat
for a further 1 minute.
2. Add onions and garlic, sauté for 5
minutes or until onion has softened,
stirring occasionally.
3. Add smoked ribs, celery and carrots, cook
for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Slow Cooking
4. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
5. Add sweet potato, stock and lentils to
pan, mixing well.
6. Cover with lid, turn the Temperature
Control Dial to ‘HIGH’ setting and cook
for 4 to 5 hours or until lentils are soft.
7. Season with salt and pepper, serve hot
with chopped coriander or parsley.
TIP
For a spicier version of this soup add
1 Tablespoon of Moroccan Spice mix
to the EasySear™ pan when sautéing
onions and garlic.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 8 to 10 hours or Auto setting for, 5 to
6 hours or until lentils are soft.
VEGETABLES
CHICKPEA CURRY WITH
SWEET POTATO
Serves 8
Ingredients
500g dried chickpeas
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh chopped ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon ground chilli powder
3 teaspoons ground coriander
3 teaspoons ground cumin
1 Tablespoon brown mustard seeds
3 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
3½ cups/875ml vegetable or chicken stock
2 Tablespoons brown sugar, well packed
Salt and pepper to taste
750g peeled sweet potato, cut into 2cm pieces
1 cup/250ml coconut milk, optional
1 cup chopped fresh coriander
Slow Cooking
6. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base
7. Rinse chick peas well under cold
running water, Drain, add to EasySear™
pan, stirring well.
8. Cover with lid, turn Temperature
Control Dial to ‘HIGH’ setting. Cook for
2 TO 4 hours or until chickpeas
are tender.
9. Add sweet potato and mix well. Cover
with lid and cook a further 1 to 2 hours
or until and sweet potato is cooked.
10. Just before serving stir through coconut
milk and chopped coriander.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 8 to 10 hours, or Auto setting for
5 to 6 hours and add sweet potato in the last
2 hours of cooking time.
Method
Chickpea Preparation
1. Place chick peas into a large bowl, cover
with cold water, cover with plastic wrap
and leave overnight to soak.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat
for a further 1 minute.
3. Add onions, garlic and ginger, sauté for
5 minutes or until onion has softened,
stirring occasionally.
4. Add all spices and sauté for 3 to 4
minutes or until spices are fragrant,
stirring occasionally.
5. Add diced tomatoes, stock, brown sugar,
salt and pepper. Bring to the boil.
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VEGETABLES
INDIAN STYLE PUMPKIN
WITH YOGURT
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
2½ kg pumpkin
2 Tablespoons oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh chopped ginger
2 small red chillies, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon ground coriander
1
⁄3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
700g bottle tomato passata
400g can diced tomatoes, pureed
500g green beans, trimmed
Yogurt Sauce:
1½ cups natural yogurt
¾ cup chopped fresh mint
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
Method
Pumpkin Preparation
1. Wash and dry pumpkin and cut into
large wedges, leaving skin on. Remove
seeds and discard.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat a
further 1 minute.
3. Add onion, garlic, ginger, chillies
and coriander and sauté until light
golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes,
stirring occasionally.
4. Add sugar, salt, tomato passata and
pureed tomatoes, mixing well.
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Slow Cooking
5. Place EasySear™ pan into slow cooker
base. Place pumpkin pieces into
EasySear™ pan, turn to coat in the sauce.
6. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘AUTO’ setting. Cook for 3 to 3½
hours or until pumpkin is almost cooked,
but still firm in centre.
7. Add beans to EasySear™ pan, cover with
lid, cook for a further 20 to 30 minutes
or until beans are just cooked and
pumpkin is tender.
8. Yogurt Sauce: Mix together yogurt, mint
and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
9. Serve pumpkin and beans with a
spoonful of Yogurt sauce.
TIP
Any variety of pumpkin works well in
this recipe.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for approx 4 to 6 hours or High setting
for 2 to 2½ hours.
VEGETABLES
CAPONATA
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
1.5kg eggplant, trimmed and cut into large 3 to
4cm chunks
2 Tablespoons salt
¼ cup olive oil
3 large onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 red capsicum, cut into 3cm chunks
3 green capsicum, cut into 3cm chunks
4 sticks celery, thickly sliced
2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
½ cup/125ml white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar, well packed
1 cup pitted halved green olives
1
⁄3 cup capers, rinsed and drained
Slow Cooking
6. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
7. Add tomatoes, vinegar, brown sugar,
olives and capers, mix lightly through.
8. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘AUTO’ setting and cook for 3
to 4 hours or until eggplant is tender.
Season to taste with salt.
9. Serve as an accompaniment to meat or
chicken or on its own with crusty bread
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 4 to 6 hours or High setting for
3 to 3½ hours.
Method
Eggplant Preparation
1. Place eggplant chunks into a large
colander, sprinkle with salt mixing well.
Leave to drain for 30 minutes.
2. Rinse eggplant well with running water,
drain and pat dry.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
3. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
heat a further 1 minute.
4. Add onions and garlic, sauté until
onion has softened slightly, about 3 to 4
minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. Add capsicum and celery, sauté for 3
minutes. Add eggplant and mix well.
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FISH
SRI LANKAN FISH CURRY
Serves 10-12
Ingredients
3 Tablespoons oil
4 onions, finely chopped
8 cloves garlic, finely chopped
½ cup finely chopped fresh ginger
4 small red chillies, seeds removed and finely
chopped
2 Tablespoons ground coriander
2 Tablespoons black mustard seeds
3 teaspoons ground turmeric
20 fresh curry leaves
2 kg fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped into
2cm chunks
270ml can coconut cream
2kg thick firm white fish fillets cut into 3cm
chunks, bones and skin removed
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tsps sea salt and pepper to taste
Lemon wedges to serve
Extra chopped fresh coriander to serve
METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat a
further 1 minute.
2. Add onions, garlic, ginger and chillies,
sauté for 5 minutes or until onions have
softened, stirring occasionally.
3. Add ground coriander, mustard seeds,
turmeric and curry leaves, cook for 3
minutes or until spices are fragrant,
stirring occasionally.
4. Stir through tomatoes.
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Slow Cooking
5. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
6. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘LOW’ setting. Cook for 3 to 4
hours or until tomatoes are well cooked
and softened.
7. Before serving, stir through coconut
cream and fish pieces and mix well.
Cover with lid and continue cooking
for a further 2 to 2½ hours or until fish
is cooked. Stir through lemon juice and
season to taste with salt and pepper.
8. Serve with lemon wedges and extra fresh
coriander
Setting Variation: Use the High setting and
cook sauce for 2 to 2½ hours or Auto setting
for 3 to 4 hours, add fish in last 2 to 2½
hours of cooking time.
CHICKEN
CHICKEN WITH SHALLOTS
AND GARLIC
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
3 kg chicken pieces (Thigh cutlets, drumsticks,
chicken breast bone-in)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground white pepper
2 Tablespoons oil
20g butter
2 heads garlic, peeled and separated
300g eshallots peeled
2 cups/500ml dry white wine
1½ cups/375ml cooled chicken stock
2 Tablespoons cornflour
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
Slow Cooking
7. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
8. Mix cooled chicken stock and cornflour
together, pour this mixture into pan.
Add chicken pieces, mix well and cover
with lid.
9. Turn the Temperature Control Dial to
‘Auto’ setting. Cook for 4 to 5 hours or
until chicken is fully cooked.
10. Stir through fresh thyme leaves, season
to taste with salt and pepper.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 5 to 6 hours or High setting for
3 to 4 hours.
METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop
and heat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil,
heat 1 minute.
2. Add half the chicken and cook over a
medium heat until golden brown all over.
3. Remove chicken from EasySear™ pan,
set aside.
4. Add remaining chicken to EasySear™
pan and repeat.
5. Add butter, garlic and eshallots, sauté
until golden brown, about 6 to 8
minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Pour in wine and bring to the boil.
Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove
EasySear™ pan from heat.
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CHICKEN
SPICED SOY CHICKEN
Serves 8
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons oil
3kg chicken thigh cutlets, skin removed
1 cup/250ml salt reduced soy sauce
1 cup/250ml Shao hsing (Chinese Cooking
Wine) or dry sherry
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped fresh ginger
4 star anise
2 cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons sesame oil
¼ cup brown sugar, well packed
2 Tablespoons cornflour
½ cup/125ml water
3 green onions, very thinly sliced
2 red chillies, seeds removed and thinly sliced
METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
heat a further 1 minute.
2. Cook chicken pieces in batches until
well browned on both sides, remove
from pan. Remove EasySear™ pan from
heat and drain off oil.
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Slow Cooking
3. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
4. Add soy sauce, Shao hsing, garlic,
ginger, star anise, cinnamon sticks,
sesame oil and brown sugar, mix well.
5. Return chicken to pan and turn to coat
all over in marinade. Cover with lid.
6. Turn Temperature Control Dial to ‘Auto’
setting. Cook for 4 to 5 hours or until
chicken is cooked, turning once during
cooking if possible.
7. Remove chicken from EasySear™ pan
and arrange pieces on a serving plate.
Cover to keep warm.
EasySear™ pan back onto stovetop
8. Place EasySear™ pan back onto stovetop
and bring mixture to the boil. Mix
together cornflour and water, stir into
EasySear™ pan, continue stirring until
sauce boils and thickens.
9. Serve chicken with the marinade
spooned over and top with green onions
and chillies.
Setting Variation: Use the High setting and
cook for 3 to 4 hours or Low setting for
5 to 6 hours.
CHICKEN
CHICKEN MARSALA
Serves 8
Ingredients
3 Tablespoons plain flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground white pepper
12 chicken breast fillets (3kg)
2 Tablespoons oil
30g butter
250g eshallots, finely chopped
2½ cups Marsala
1 cup/250ml chicken stock
2 Tablespoons cornflour
Salt and pepper
½ cup finely chopped green onions
METHOD
Chicken Preparation
1. Mix together flour, salt and pepper. Coat
each chicken breast fillet in the flour
mixture shaking off excess.
Slow Cooking
6. Place EasySear™ pan into slow cooker
base.
7. Mix together cooled chicken stock and
cornflour until smooth.
8. Add stock mixture and chicken fillets
to pan, mix well turning chicken over in
the sauce.
9. Cover with the lid. Turn the Temperature
Control Dial to ‘LOW’ setting, cook for 4
to 5 hours or until chicken is cooked.
10. Season to taste with salt and pepper, top
with finely chopped green onions.
11. Serve chicken with mashed potatoes or
hot pasta and steamed vegetables.
Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and
cook for 3½ to 4 hours or High setting for
3 to 3½ hours.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat a
further 1 minute.
3. Add chicken in batches and sauté until
golden brown on both sides. Remove
from pan.
4. Add butter and eshallots, cook for 3 to
4 minutes, or until eshallots are light
golden brown, stirring occasionally.
5. Add marsala, bring to the boil. Set aside.
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CHICKEN
CHICKEN WITH FRESH HERBS
AND TOMATOES
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
2kg chicken pieces, (thigh cutlets, half breasts
with bone in) skin removed
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1½ kg desiree or other potatoes, peeled and cut
into large wedges
8 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
2 large chicken stock cubes
1 cup/250ml white wine
2 Tablespoons polenta
¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1kg ripe roma tomatoes, quartered and
seeds removed
1 cup grated pecorino cheese
METHOD
Chicken Preparation
1. Trim any excess fat from chicken pieces,
sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
heat a further 1 minute.
3. Add chicken pieces in batches, cook
until chicken is browned on both sides,
remove from pan.
4. Add potatoes and garlic to pan and cook
for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Slow Cooking
5. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
6. Crumble stock cubes into wine and pour
wine over potatoes.
7. Sprinkle polenta over potatoes and
mix well.
8. Lay chicken pieces over potatoes and
sprinkle over fresh herbs. Lay tomatoes
over chicken. Sprinkle generously with
salt and pepper.
9. Cover with the lid. Turn Temperature
Control Dial to ‘LOW’ and cook for 6
hours or until chicken is cooked.
10. To serve sprinkle chicken with pecorino
cheese and serve with fresh salad leaves.
Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and
cook for 4 to 5 hours.
LAMB AND VEAL
ROAST LEG LAMB
Serves 8
Ingredients
2.5kg leg of lamb
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon oil
METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Season lamb all over with salt and
pepper.
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat a
further 1 minute.
3. Add lamb and cook until golden brown
all over. Remove from pan.
Slow Cooking
4. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base. Place the stainless steel
rack provided into pan.
5. Place lamb into EasySear™ pan on top of
the stainless steel rack.
6. Cover with lid, turn the Temperature
Control Dial to ‘HIGH’ setting and cook
for 1½ to 2 hours or until lamb is cooked
to desired doneness, (lamb should be
medium done after approx. 1½ hours).
TIP
Chunks of potatoes, sweet potato,
pumpkin or whole onions can be
added to EasySear™ pan for last 1
to 1½ hours of cooking time. Toss
vegetables in a little olive oil before
adding to pan.
Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and
cook for 4 to 4½ hours or Low setting for
6 to 7 hours.
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LAMB AND VEAL
LAMB SHANKS BRAISED IN
CHAR SUI SAUCE
Serves 8
Ingredients
8 lamb shanks (approx 2½ kg)
2 Tablespoons plain flour
2 Tablespoons oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 to 3 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
2 small red chillies
3 cups/750ml chicken stock
¾ cup/175ml Char Sui sauce
1
⁄3 cup/90ml Hoi Sin sauce
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
METHOD
Lamb Preparation
1. Coat each lamb shank in flour shaking
off excess.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat a
further 1 minute.
3. Add lamb shanks in batches and cook
until golden brown all over sides,
Remove from pan.
4. Add onion, garlic, ginger and chillies
to EasySear™ pan and sauté for 3 to 4
minutes or until onions and garlic are
light golden brown.
5. Add chicken stock, Char Sui sauce, Hoi
Sin sauce and soy sauce, mixing well.
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Slow Cooking
6. Place EasySear™ pan into slow
cooker base.
7. Add lamb shanks and turn to coat
all over in sauce. Cover with lid, turn
Temperature Control Dial to ‘AUTO’
setting. Cook for 4 to 6 hours or until
lamb is very tender.
8. Remove lamb shanks from pan and set
aside, keep warm.
EasySear™ pan on stovetop
9. Place EasySear™ pan back onto
stovetop and bring sauce to the boil.
Boil uncovered for 5 to 6 minutes or
until sauce has thickened slightly,
stirring occasionally.
10. Serve lamb shanks on steamed rice or
potato mash with sauce spooned over.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 6 to 8 hours.
NOTE
We do not recommend using the
High or Auto setting for this recipe
as lamb shanks should be cooked for
an extended time for the most tender
results.
LAMB AND VEAL
LAMB KORMA
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
2 Tablespoons oil
4 large onions, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped fresh ginger
½ cup ground almonds
4 dried whole red chillies
1 Tablespoon ground coriander
1 ½ teaspoons ground turmeric
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground cardamom seeds
2 cinnamon sticks
3 kg cubed lamb
1 cup natural yogurt
2 x 410g cans tomato puree
1 teaspoon salt
Extra 1 cup natural yogurt
4 to 6 tomatoes, diced
1 cup chopped fresh coriander
Slow Cooking
5. Place EasySear™ pan into slow cooker
base.
6. Add yogurt, tomato puree and salt,
mix well.
7. Cover with lid and turn Temperature
Control Dial to ‘LOW’ setting, cook for 6
to 8 hours or until lamb is tender.
8. Serve with extra yogurt and chopped
coriander and tomatoes.
Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and
cook for approx 4 to 5 hours.
NOTE
We do not recommend using the
High or Auto setting for this recipe
as lamb korma should be cooked for
an extended time for the most tender
results.
METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
heat a further 1 minute.
2. Add onions, garlic and ginger, sauté
until onion has softened slightly, about 5
to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add ground almonds, chillies, ground
coriander, ground turmeric, ground
cumin, ground cardamom and cinnamon
sticks. Cook until spices are fragrant,
about 3 minutes, stirring.
4. Add lamb and mix well, cook until lamb
has changed colour all over, about 5
minutes, stirring occasionally.
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BEEF
OSSO BUCCO
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
¼ cup plain flour
Salt and pepper
2½kg veal shanks, cut into 4cm thick pieces
3 Tablespoons oil
20g butter
4 large onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 large carrots, diced
4 sticks celery, diced
3 cups/750ml white wine
2 beef stock cubes
700g bottle tomato passata
3 bay leaves
Gremolata:
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
METHOD
Veal Preparation
1. Mix together flour, salt and pepper.
Coat pieces of veal in the flour mixture,
shaking off excess.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop
and preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add 2
Tablespoons of the oil and butter, heat a
further 1 minute or until butter is melted.
3. Add veal in batches and sauté until
golden brown on both sides, adding
extra oil to pan if necessary. Remove
from pan when browned.
4. Add 1 Tablespoon oil to pan, add
onions and garlic, sauté until onion has
softened slightly, stirring occasionally.
5. Add carrots and celery, sauté for 3 to 4
minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Add wine and stock cubes and bring to
the boil.
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Slow Cooking
7. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
8. Add tomato passata and bay leaves,
mix well.
9. Add veal and turn to coat all over
in sauce.
10. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘LOW’ setting for 6 to 7 hours or
until veal is tender.
11. Mix together all Gremolata ingredients.
12.Serve Osso Bucco sprinkled
with Gremolata.
Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and
cook for 5 to 6 hours or on High for 4 to 4½.
BEEF
BEEF BOURGUIGNON
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
2 stems sage leaves
8 stems fresh thyme leaves
2½kg gravy beef, cut into 3cm cubes
¼ cup plain flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
30g butter
¼ cup/ 60ml oil
12 to 14 small pickling onions, peeled
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
200g speck or slab bacon, diced
500g button mushrooms, trimmed
1
⁄3 cup tomato paste
3 cups/750ml red wine
2 cups/500ml beef stock
2 bay leaves
Slow Cooking
7. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
8. Stir in red wine, stock, beef, sage and
thyme bundle and bay leaves, mix well.
9. Cover with lid, turn the Temperature
Control Dial to ‘AUTO’ setting and cook
for 5 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
Remove bay leaves, sage and thyme
bundle and discard. Season to taste with
salt and pepper.
10. Serve with Potato or Parsnip Mash.
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 7 to 8 hours or High setting for
4 to 4½ hours.
METHOD
Beef Preparation
1. Tie sage and thyme stems together
firmly with cooking string.
2. Coat beef cubes in flour, salt and pepper.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
3. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop
and preheat for 3 minutes, add half the
butter and 1 Tablespoon of the oil, heat a
further 1 minute or until butter is melted.
4. Add a quarter of the beef cubes and cook
until golden brown, remove from pan
and set aside. Add a little more of the oil
and butter if necessary and repeat until
all beef is browned. Remove from pan.
5. Add 1 Tablespoon oil to EasySear™ pan,
add onions, garlic and speck or bacon
and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until
garlic is softened slightly and onions are
lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
6. Add mushrooms and tomato paste and
cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
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BEEF
MEATBALLS WITH ITALIAN SAUCE
Serves 8
Ingredients
Meatballs
1½kg mince (use a mixture of pork,
veal or beef mince)
2 onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup fresh white breadcrumbs
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Tomato Sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
1 cup/250ml dry white wine
3 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
1 cup/ 250ml beef stock
½ cup tomato paste
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
10 fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
Extra parmesan cheese to serve
METHOD
Meatball Preparation
1. Mix all meatball ingredients together
until well combined. Roll into small
balls, cover and set aside.
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Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat
for a further 1 minute.
3. Add onions, garlic and red capsicum,
sauté for 6 to 8 minutes or until onion
has softened, stirring occasionally.
4. Add wine, bring to the boil and simmer
until almost all liquid is gone, about 3 to
4 minutes.
5. Add canned tomatoes, beef stock,
tomato paste, brown sugar and basil
leaves. Season well with salt and pepper.
Slow Cooking
6. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
7. Place meatballs gently into EasySear™
pan, turn gently to coat all over in sauce.
8. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘LOW’ setting. Cook for 6 to 8
hours or until meatballs are cooked.
9. Serve meatballs and sauce with
hot cooked pasta and extra grated
parmesan cheese.
Setting Variation: Use the High setting and
cook for 3 to 4 hours or Auto setting for
4 to 5 hours.
BEEF
PASTA BOLOGNESE
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
⁄3 cup olive oil
2½kg beef or pork mince
4 onions, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 carrots, finely chopped
4 sticks celery, finely chopped
1 cup/250ml red wine
2½ cups/625ml beef stock
2 x 700g bottles tomato passata
½ cup tomato paste
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
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Slow Cooking
6. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base and cover with lid.
7. Turn Temperature Control Dial to ‘LOW’
setting. Cook for 6 to 8 hours.
8. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti,
sprinkled with chopped parsley and
parmesan or pecorino cheese.
Setting Variation: Use the High setting and
cook for 3 to 4 hours or Auto setting for
4 to 5 hours.
METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop
and preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add 1
Tablespoon of the oil, heat a further
1 minute.
2. Cook mince in batches until well
browned and crumbly, adding more oil if
necessary, Remove from pan.
3. Add 2 Tablespoons of the oil to pan,
add onions, garlic, carrots and celery
and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes or until
vegetables have softened slightly,
stirring occasionally.
4. Add wine, bring to the boil and simmer
until almost all liquid is gone, about
3 minutes.
5. Add browned mince, beef stock, tomato
passata, tomato paste, brown sugar,
oregano, salt and pepper, mix well.
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BEEF
CORNED BEEF
RED CURRY OF BEEF
Serves 6 to 8
Serves 10 to 12
Ingredients
Ingredients
2-3kg piece of corned beef
12 cups/3 litres water
2 onions, quartered
¼ cup brown sugar, well packed
1 Tablespoon black peppercorns
3 bay leaves
Several sprigs of fresh herbs (parsley, thyme,
sage, rosemary)
2 Tablespoons oil
2 large onions, chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼ cup finely chopped fresh ginger
¾ cup red curry paste
2 teaspoons shrimp paste (belancan)
3 kg chuck steak, cut into 3cm cubes
2 cups/500ml beefstock
½ cup fish sauce
310g can coconut milk
6 large carrots, thickly sliced or cut into batons
12 kaffir lime leaves
3 stalks lemongrass, cut into 10cm lengths
2 Tablespoons brown sugar well packed
2 teaspoons salt
225g can sliced bamboo shoots, well drained
4 tomatoes, diced
1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 red chillies, sliced (optional)
METHOD
Slow Cooking
1. Place EasySear™ pan into slow cooker
base. Place corned beef into pan.
2. Add all other ingredients, making sure
that water almost or fully covers beef.
3. Cover with lid, turn the Temperature
Control Dial to ‘LOW’ setting. Cook for
7 to 8 hours or until corned beef
is tender.
4. Remove corned beef from EasySear™
pan, allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
5. Slice and serve with onion sauce and
steamed vegetables.
NOTE
We do not recommend the High
or Auto setting for this recipe as it
should be cooked for an extended time
for the most tender results.
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METHOD
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
1. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil, heat a
further 1 minute.
2. Add onions, garlic and ginger and sauté
for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions have
softened slightly.
3. Add curry paste and shrimp paste and
cook for 3 minutes or until curry paste is
very fragrant, stirring occasionally.
4. Stir in chuck steak, cook for 5 to 6
minutes or until steak has begun to
change colour and is well coated in the
curry paste, stirring frequently.
BEEF
Slow Cooking
5. Place EasySear™ pan back into slow
cooker base.
6. Add beef stock, fish sauce, coconut milk,
carrots, kaffir leaves and lemongrass,
mix well.
7. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘AUTO’ setting and cook for 5 to
6 hours or until beef is tender.
8. Remove lemongrass and kaffir leaves
and discard. Season with sugar and salt
then stir in bamboo shoots, mix well.
9. Serve red curry topped with
chopped tomato, coriander and
extra chillies (optional).
Setting Variation: Use the Low setting and
cook for 7 to 8 hours or High setting for
4 to 5 hours.
NOTE
Red curry pastes vary in spice/chilli
heat, for a milder curry add less for a
hotter curry add a little more.
BEEF POT ROAST
Serves 6 to 8
Ingredients
2 kg piece bolar blade beef, whole
2 Tablespoons plain flour
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons oil
20g butter
2 large onions, finely chopped
3 sticks celery, finely chopped
Extra 2 Tablespoons plain flour
4 cups/1litre beef stock
2 bay leaves
4 to 6 sprigs fresh thyme
750g potatoes, peeled and quartered
5 to 6 carrots, cut into large chunks or
thick slices
8 to 10 small white onions
METHOD
Beef Preparation
1. Coat beef in flour, salt and pepper.
Searing on the stovetop with
EasySear™ pan
2. Place EasySear™ pan onto stovetop and
preheat for 2 to 3 minutes, add oil and
heat a further 1 minute.
3. Add beef and cook until well browned all
over, remove from pan.
4. Add butter, onions and celery to
pan and cook 3 to 4 minutes,
stirring occasionally.
5. Add extra 2 Tablespoons of flour to pan,
mix well cook 1 minute.
6. Gradually add stock, stirring until sauce
boils and thickens.
Slow Cooking
7. Place EasySear™ pan back into base of
slow cooker.
8. Add beef, bay leaves and thyme, turn
beef to coat all over in gravy.
9. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ’LOW’ setting. Cook for 4 hours,
turning once during cooking.
10.Add potatoes, carrots and small onions
to pan mixing well. Cover with lid and
continue cooking for a further 2 to 3
hours or until meat and vegetables
are tender.
Setting Variation: Use the Auto setting and
cook for 5 to 6 hours or until beef is cooked
(Add vegetables at approximately the last
2 hours of cooking time).
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DESSERTS
CARAMEL PUDDING WITH
BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE
Serves 6
Ingredients
125g butter
1 cup/250ml milk
¾ cup/150g brown sugar, well packed
2 x 60g eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 cups/300g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Butterscotch Sauce
Extra 1 cup/200g brown sugar, well packed
2 Tablespoons golden syrup
1 cup/250ml boiling water
METHOD
1. Stir butter, milk and brown sugar
together in a large saucepan over a Low
heat until butter has melted, do not boil.
Remove from heat and allow to cool
to lukewarm.
2. Add eggs and vanilla essence to milk
mixture and whisk until well combined.
3. Sift together flour and baking powder
in a large bowl, gradually whisk in milk
mixture until batter is smooth.
4. Pour batter into a well greased deep
8 to 10 cup ovenproof dish (that fits
comfortably into EasySear™ pan).
Sprinkle over extra brown sugar. Drizzle
golden syrup evenly over the surface.
NOTE
Ovenproof dish should not touch sides
of pan.
5. Gently pour boiling water evenly over
this mixture. Grease a large sheet of foil
and secure over the top of dish to make a
lid, allowing room for pudding
to rise.
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Slow Cooking
6. Place the EasySear™ pan into the base of
slow cooker.
7. Place the stainless steel rack provided
into EasySear™ pan.
8. Pour in 4 cups/1 litre of water. Place
ovenproof dish onto the rack.
9. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘HIGH’ setting. Cook for 1½ to 2
hours or until top of pudding is cooked
in centre.
10. Serve immediately with fresh cream or
ice cream.
NOTE
Check water level during cooking
adding extra boiling water to base of
EasySear™ pan if necessary.
NOTE
We do not recommend to use Low or
Auto setting for this recipe.
DESSERTS
POACHED RHUBARB AND APPLE
Serves 8 to 10
Ingredients
3 large bunches rhubarb stems, cut into
5cm lengths
12 large apples, peeled and cut into thick slices
1¼ cups/310ml water
1½ cups/300g sugar
METHOD
Slow Cooking
1. Place EasySear™ pan into base of slow
cooker.
2. Place rhubarb, apples, water and sugar
into EasySear™ pan, mix well.
3. Cover with lid, turn Temperature Control
Dial to ‘LOW’ setting. Cook for 3 to 5
hours or until rhubarb is tender but still
has some shape.
4. Serve hot or cold with fresh cream,
custard or ice cream.
NOTE
This recipe is only suitable for the Low
setting due to the high sugar content.
TIP
Other fruits such as peaches,
nectarines, pears can be poached
in the slow cooker. Always use the
Low setting and make sure there is
enough water or liquid to cover the
base of the EasySear™ pan to at least
4cm deep. Add sugar to taste and
the fruit to be poached. Cover with
lid and cook until fruit is tender, but
still has its shape. Turn fruit during
cooking if possible.
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Due to continued product improvement, the products illustrated/photographed
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