These recipes are brought to you courtesy of Ian Haines, Market Coordinator. Ian Cooks on the Radio! This year marks the 32nd anniversary of Ian moving to Albany. Co-founder and original owner of "Kookas" the award winning and iconic Albany Restaurant, he has always been a strong advocate of sourcing, using and promoting local product.

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All ingredients can be bought in the market, but because of seasonality may not always be available

Main Courses

Char-grilled Lamb Kebabs with Grilled Vegetable Salad

A simple dish using seasonal summer vegetables and lamb backstrap, served with a home-made tzatziki dip.

Mussels in a Wine & Yoghurt Sauce

This is a different twist on cooking mussels which produces a tasty, creamy dish, enhanced by the leeks and touch of fennel. It can be on the table in only a few minutes, the longest job is cleaning the mussels!

Slow cooked Lamb and Onion

Simplicity itself, this brings out the best in the cheaper cuts of Lamb on the bone providing a tender flavoursome meal with the meat falling off the bone.


This time of year zucchinis are plentiful and often grow so fast they get out of hand.

Zucchini & Mushroom Frittata

Make in a one pan, ideal to take to a picnic or barbeque. Easy to make and gluten free!

St. Clements Chicken

A straightforward chicken casserole dish enlivened with citrus flavours and a touch of heat which can be ready in around a hour!


This recipe uses skin-on chicken, such as thighs, breast or even a whole chicken. The stuffing is slipped under the skin and will help infuse the chicken with flavour and crisp the skin.

Spicy Beef Bread Pizza

A delicious, spicy pizza for the whole family.

Spaghetti Chicken Pie

An easy to make all in one main meal dish, using the cooked spaghetti as your pie crust!

Quick Spicy Chicken

An easy to make spice paste that goes well with chicken pieces (or with pork belly strips).


This recipe at first sight may seem rather bizarre, but it does in fact work well, is very Moorish and will please all the family. Instead of a pastry base, it is mashed potato. This recipe came from the daughter of an Italian family, so there may be some authenticity there!

Pork Sausages, Leek Bacon, & Apple Pilaf

A one-pot winter warmer using just a few ingredients can be on the table within an hour; or prepare and finish the oven cooking later.

Pork chops with roasted fresh Pears

A straightforward twist on pork chops by cooking them with pears, just a short stove top preparation and then pop in the oven to cook!

Pork with Fresh Peaches

An easy stove top dish that combines the flavours of free range pork with fresh peaches all in the one pan.

Pork braised in Milk

Cook in one pan on the stove top, this quick and straightforward pork dish comes out beautifully moist and flavoursome from being cooked in milk!

Pork & Noodle Thai Style Salad

This easy recipe, besides being really tasty and Moorish is quite stylish and suit any occasion!

Pork Meatballs

These tasty pork meatballs or patties can be on the table in less than 40 minutes; or prepare beforehand and finish cooking when required. They make a great picnic food, either with salad or in pita bread or a crusty roll! Depending on how you intend to serve them they can be made any size you wish!

Pork and Chicken Pie

With whole eggs through the centre of the pie and fresh herbs it’s a perfect cold main course or picnic to go food, and of course looks pretty speckie when cut into thick slices with the egg through it! It can of course be served warm as well!!

Chinese style Pork & Fresh Plum

Use pork mince or diced pork to make this Chinese flavoured dish all in one pot and on have it on the table within 40 minutes.

Picnic Pie

Ideal hot or cold, travels well, eats fast, best to make a big one!

Pearl Barley Risotto with Asparagus and Chicken

A twist on risotto by using pearl barley gives a really creamy, nutty and comforting taste and texture to this dish, and add some fresh asparagus, chicken and leek and it’s a great winter comfort food!

Leek, Potato, Pumpkin & Bacon Bake

A warming winter dish, either as an accompaniment but also stands up well on its own. Can be easily made ahead of time and cooked when required.

Leeky Beef layered Pie

A hearty warming winter casserole mixing beef hot pot with teriyaki style gravy.

Leek, Ham & Asparagus Carbonara

A great dish for a winter's night!

Lamb Pilaf

This can be simply put together in a large saucepan on top of the stove using just a few ingredients.

Lamb, Pumpkin and Lentils

A meal in itself that can be cooked on the stove top in one pot and be on the table within the hour!

Lamb and Vegetable Pasties

Pasties are traditionally made with a hard crust. This is soft crust version, much more palatable.

Lamb, Leek & Lentil Curry

A very straightforward simple curry dish that provides a really tasty and filling meal.

Simple Lamb Koftas

Easy to maker meal with a delicious aroma of fresh herbs, fruits and a touch of spice!

Lamb in a Pot

An easy lamb chops recipe.

Lamb and Sweet Corn Burger

Easily made ahead these are an ideal addition to the summer barbecue either for a burger or just make patties to served as part of the BBQ choice!

Lamb & Feta Meatballs

Meatballs with a subtle, north African twist.

Lamb, Fennel & Leek oven Risotto

A one pot dish, full of rich winter flavour and definitely comforting!!

Herbed Lamb Cutlets with Rhubarb

Quick and easy to prepare, this a different twist for lamb cutlets or chops and partnering it with Some pan fried rhubarb and onion really raises the taste experience!

Baby Leeks & Ham in a Yoghurt Sauce

A great way to turn leeks into a really tasty lunch or dinner dish, with only a few ingredients and ready to serve in 45 minutes.

Honey, Sesame, Garlic Beef

Flavourings more associated with a stir fry used here to make an easily put together casserole which can then be left in the oven to cook away! Easy.

Guinness Beef Pie

Just the thing for a wet, windy cold winter's night!

Garlic Chicken and Rosemary

An easy to prepare chicken dish using Chicken portions (thighs, drumsticks etc).


A simple combination using a few fresh plums, stock spices and chicken pieces.


A really easy and clean way to cook fish fillets by wrapping them in a paper parcel with a few other fresh ingredients.

Fish and/or Seafood Lasagna

This can be a simple fresh fish lasagna or can become a real treat with the addition of your choice of seafood such as scallops, prawns or yabbies.

Cous Cous Pork Sausages

A great change of style for the humble sausage.

Cous Cous Chicken with Apple

10 minutes stove top cooking and then casseroling this all in one meal couldn’t be easier.

Chicken in a Wok

This is a simple method to steam a whole chicken in a flavoursome sauce that produces a moist, succulent and tender chicken for any occasion!

Quick Chicken

Take some fresh chicken, small onions and fresh vegetables and you can have this tasty dish on the table in around 20 minutes. Basically a chunky stir fry for those who are time short! Alternatively it makes a great filling for a chicken pie!

Smoked Paprika Chicken

After 45 minutes marination you can have this dish on the table within 10 minutes, and use the marinade to make a herb and smoked paprika sauce!

Roast Chicken with Garlic & Rosemary

Add a new dimension to chicken pieces, chicken breast or a whole roast Chicken.You will need chicken with the skin on as this stuffing goes under the skin next to the meat.

Chicken Poached in a Saucepan!

An easy recipe, preferably for a whole chicken but you can use chicken pieces.


Cook in one pan on the stove top, this quick and straightforward chicken dish packs a distinctive flavour by the marrying of lemon, turmeric, soy and a touch of honey.

Honeyed Chicken, Bacon and Asparagus

Easy to prepare on the stove top and ready in 30 minutes it packs a touch of spice mellowed by some honey sweetness.

Chicken & Eggplant in a Garlic Sauce

This is a quick and easy way to have tasty eggplant and chicken in a garlicky sauce on the table in under half an hour – it’s a one wok wonder!

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pasta in a Mustard Sauce

This Chicken, Cauliflower and Pasta dish can be served straight from the pot in about 30 minutes or as a pasta bake.

Chicken & Cauliflower Chikka

The cheats version of Chicken Tikka.

Chicken & Cabbage Pie

A chicken casserole/pie that uses cabbage instead of pastry!

Caramelized Sweet Ginger Chicken

A great twist for chicken using crystallized ginger and honey to make an easy dish which packs some flavour. Needs time for marination, but actual cooking time is around 30 minutes and it only uses one pan!


This marinaded chicken recipe uses lots of fresh herbs plus the addition of some fruit juice to make a sweet sauce. The marinade mixture given below will be fine for a large chicken or enough chicken pieces for 6+ people.

Chicken & Sweetcorn, a one-pot Bake

A few fresh ingredients, made in the one pan makes this a filling and tasty dish for any occasion. Is it a frittata, a crust less quiche or a bake? It doesn’t matter as it tastes good! Ideal for lunch, dinner or picnic food!

Quick and Easy Chicken Curry (Bhuna style)

One pot, Chicken Breast, onions, tomatoes, lemon, chillies coupled with store cupboard ingredients and you can be serving this tasty Chicken Curry in around 40 minutes!!

Lemon & Broccoli Chicken

A lighter dish than the normal sticky lemon chicken with a touch of Chinese flavours, all easily made in the one oven dish


If the Mexicans have been mixing these flavours for hundreds of years so can you…interestingly produces a really rich and heartening beef dish with a touch of creamy sweetness of chocolate and a slight chilli sensation!


A combination of different countries cooking style to make this a very tasty and easy to make soup/dish using beef mince which goes amazingly well with miso.

Beef & Sweet Potato Cobbler

A warming winter dish that can also be made with Goat for a different taste sensation.

Beef Sausage, winter Vegetables & Lentil Hotpot

A real winter warmer to satisfy the most eager appetitive with just a few simple ingredients, winter vegetables, beefy sausages and lentils all in one pot. Can be on the table in 40 minutes, or can be prepared and then slow cooked in the oven and ready to serve when you come in!

Beef Rice Noodle Salad

This is a really easy dish to put together, basically a stir fry and salad, but packs plenty of flavour, with a touch of Thai.


Asian influenced, this beef noodle dish can be on the table within 20 minutes!

Beef Meatballs in a milk sauce

Transform simple beef mince into a luscious, tasty and rich dish with this easy to make recipe which uses milk and cream for the velvety sauce. A real winter comfort food winner.

Beef & Beetroot slow cooked Casserole

Put together in only 10 minutes with just a few ingredients it is the slow oven cooking that turns this casserole into a flavoursome and hearty main course, ideal for any occasion.

Beef and Beer

Based on the French carbonade this is a simple dish that derives its flavour from the beer, beef stock and the browning of the flour. Once the preparation is done (about 30 minutes) this can be slow cooked at any time.

BEEF CASSEROLE WITH horseradish and orange

A bit of a twist on the traditional beef casserole. Slow cooked with the fresh grated horseradish adding spiciness rather hotness and the mellow aftertaste of red wine and orange.

Slow cooked Beef & Lentils Persian Style

A real warmer for a winter’s night, straightforward, but does need planning to ahead to enable the casserole to be gently slow cooked to bring out all the flavours.

Baked Fish and Potato Pie

A simple, quick and delicious pie.


Perfect finger food!


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