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Up your gourmet game with Dragons Den Social Lounge’s international award-winning chef. CHICKEN, CHORIZO & PRAWN PAELLA (SERVES 4 – 6) Shopping List 2 cloves of garlic (peeled and finely diced)1 onion (peeled and finely diced)70g Spanish-style chorizo (sliced)100g pancetta (thinly sliced)2 skinless, boneless free-range chicken thighs (cubed)100g prawns100ml olive oil1 tspn sweet smoked paprikaPinch of saffron1 red capsicum (deseeded and roughly chopped)6 green beans (sliced)6 cherry tomatoes (halved) 1/2 broccoli head (cut into 1cm pieces) 150ml tomato purée1.1L chicken stock300g paella riceFresh flat-leaf parsley (roughly chopped)1 lemonMaking It Happen In a separate saucepan heat the chicken stock. Pour oil into a paella pan on a medium heat, add the garlic, onion, chorizo, chicken, prawns and paprika, and fry for around 5 minutes, stirring regularly. As the chorizo, chicken and prawns reach the point of just being cooked through, remove and place on a tray or plate until the final...
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Up your gourmet game with Dragons Den Social Lounge’s international award-winning chef. Chilli Soy Dipping Sauce This multi-tasking Japanese-based dipping sauce is the perfect accompaniment to dumplings, gyoza, yum cha, most fried foods and could be sparingly used as a dressing in a Thai beef salad. At Dragons Den we pair it with our New Zealand King Salmon Tempura Noir Rolls (pictured). If you’re new to dashi (a broth made from water, kombu [dried kelp], and bonito fish flakes) and mirin (a sweet rice wine) you can pick up some dashi powder and a bottle of mirin from your local Asian Supermarket. SHOPPING LIST 1 cup dashi soup stock (or ¼ tsp dashi powder to 1 cup of water) ¼ cup mirin ¼ cup soy sauce ½ tbsp sugar ½ chilli (red with medium heat) sliced with seeds Fresh coriander leaves to taste. MAKING IT HAPPEN Put dashi, mirin, soy sauce,...
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There's an air of sophisticated Hong Kong cool about the Dragon's Den Social Lounge, the new venue from Andrew Brown now open at 367 Colombo Street, right next door to his iconic Burgers & Beer store down SOMO way. The Cityscape crew sashayed along to opening night, and were suitably impressed! Clean lines and moody after-dark cool are emphasised by the lighting system, which has a few tricks up its sleeve. The dark furnishings and fittings are all set off by some striking art pieces: It's all very swanky indeed. Furthermore, notable Chch mixologist James Andrew Lawton is slinging the drinks (including the likes of the Figural Effect cocktail featured in the Winter issue of Cityscape) and there are eats on offer that will be a cut-well-above your standard pub food fried basket (honey-roasted figs with soft feta, toasted macadamia and Serrano ham, anyone?). Check out the Den's Facebook page for more, or better...