Sticky lamb shanks with dried figs & vine leaves | Karen Martini. Heaven!

Sticky lamb shanks with dried figs & vine leaves - Karen Martini.

Braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables. On my list of things to cook. By the clever Karen Martini at Good Food.

Braised lamb stew with barley and vegetables / Karen Martini winter warmer

This recipe is based on a dish my grandmother used to cook, though her version was simpler and less intensely spiced. It's one of my go-to dishes for a family dinner; it's tasty, pretty quick and very kind to the person doing the dishes. It also reheats well: just fry the rice, slice or shred the chicken and add to the pan to warm through. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt and some more dill. Whole quail would also work nicely for this dish instead of chicken.

Karen Martini's Braised chicken with spiced rice, cranberries and dill

Recipe: Ginger stir-fried chicken | by Karen Martini | on Life & Style

Recipe: Ginger stir-fried chicken

Broad beans and peas with cream and garlic - Karen Martini -

This dish is perfect with roasted poultry. You can also toss the peas and broad beans through pasta with chopped cooked prawns and add a squeeze of lemon just .

karen martini chicken, spinach + yoghurt salad

Roast Chicken, Spinach and Pine Nut Salad

Barbecued minute steak with Asian mushroom dressing | Karen Martini

Barbecued Minute Steak with Asian Mushroom Dressing - Karen Martini

Thai-spiced roast chicken | Karen Martini

Karen Martini - Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food writer.