Lamb cooked in chardonnay will bring the yum factor to this colourful autumn weekend. If it's meatballs you're after try Allyson Gofton's pork balls with sticky ginger glaze. Something crumbed and fried? Look no further than chicken schnitzels served with a salad of Asian flavours. If the mood is relaxed and the appetite light, our popular smoked fish toasts.
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Fish and salad with a kick on the side
Give some thinly sliced red onion a quick pickle by tossing it with cider vinegar, salt and sugar. When it has wilted and turned bright pink, add some peeled stoned avocado cut into chunks, diced tomatoes, cos lettuce leaves, coriander sprigs, a thinly sliced chilli and a little extra virgin olive oil. Serve with well-seasoned kingfish fillet, panfried or barbecued medium rare, a hot sauce like Kaitaia Fire or Huffmans Chilli sauce and crusty bread. Read all of Ray McVinnie's supper ideas here.