By Leigh O’Connor.
Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else…on Thursday, November 4 it’s the man in your life’s turn, as we celebrate National Men Make Dinner Day!
We asked AGFG Resident Chef Shawn Sheather for a recipe to serve to the family – give his crayfish ravioli a try. Now looking after Cradle Mountain Wilderness Village and Hellyers Restaurant in Tasmania, Shawn says this recipe is ideal served with an exceptional lightly acidic Semillon Sauvignon Blanc white wine.
While some of us may be a little apprehensive about the man of the house being in charge of the kitchen and evening meal – ovens have timers for a reason - this day was created for men who don’t know their way around the kitchen, as well as women who need a break.
Don’t worry, there are some rules:
•The main meal must include a minimum of 4 ingredients and require at least one cooking utensil other than a fork.
•The man goes shopping for all the necessary ingredients.
•Clean up as you go.
•Aprons are optional.
•While cooking, you can still wear your tool belt.
•Whatever recipe you choose, you can name it after yourself – for example ‘Doug’s Surprise’.
•You can’t be within 10 metres of the remote during cooking.
•Clear the table and load the dishwasher after the meal.
Since the other husbands in your neighbourhood should also be cooking dinner, ironically this could be the ultimate male bonding experience; plus you’ll gain brownie points with your wife, just don’t ask to use them on a boys’ night out!