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Cook, Snap & Win Highlights: 5 Show-Stopping Starters

With just 12 days left to enter our Cook, Snap & Win cooking contest, it’s time to pull out all the stops. To be in the running to win fantastic foodie prizes, including a gourmet trip for four people to Thailand, share your best-ever Asian recipe.

So far the competition has been fierce, with hundreds of outstanding recipes submitted. The standard is higher than ever, as seen here in our pick of five show-stopping starters.

Fiery Thai prawns four ways by Glenda McDonnell

The winner of our 2016 competition, Glenda McDonnell is at it again, this time sharing a restaurant-quality entrée of fiery Thai prawns four ways. Do you have what it takes to beat Glenda this year? Don’t forget to enter by February 26.

 Fiery Thai Prawns – 4 ways

Jessi’s san choy wow by Jessi-Leigh Bridge

The name says it all really: Jessi’s san choy wow is sure to impress. Serve it as a starter for your next dinner party, or as a light midweek meal.

Jessi’s San choy wow

Pork crackle, chilli, prawn and watercress salad by Mustang Sachy

Crunchy pork rind, sweet prawns and a zippy dressing­­­–  there’s plenty to like about Mustang Sachy’s pork crackle, chilli, prawn and watercress salad.

Pork Crackle, Chilli, Prawn and Watercress Salad

Jo’s dumplings with pickled ginger and coriander by Laylablueshell

Who is Jo? We don’t know – but we do know these dumplings are delicious! Thanks to Laylablueshell for sharing this awesome recipe for Jo’s dumplings with pickled ginger and coriander, ideal as a starter or, as Laylablueshell suggests, they make “Great finger food for a party”.


Drunken chicken crisp by Food Warrior

Food Warrior is also kicking goals in the canape department with this top-notch recipe for drunken chicken crisps, served on crunchy wonton wrappers. As the Food Warrior says: “Finger licking food and so moreish!”

Drunken Chicken Crisp

Create your own masterpiece for our Chinese New Year Cooking Contest for your chance to win a trip for four to Thailand valued at up to $29,000!

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