June 27, 2013

Recipe: Fisherman's Winter Soup

Rivers Head Chef Akos Bilant is serving up this fabulous recipe for you to try at home. Perfect for those cold winter nights.

Serves 8

Fisherman's Winter Soup by Rivers Head Chef Akos Bilant


300g  Barramundi, diced 5cm cubes
300g  Perch, diced 5cm cubes
700g  Australian Bass, diced 5cm cubes
2 Brown onions, diced
¼  Clove garlic, diced          
1tbs Vegetable oil   
2tbs Sweet paprika  
3 Sweet banana capsicum                    
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 Red chili, diced
¼ bunch Parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste


Add onion and garlic to a pot with oil and cook until soft and brown.
Remove from the heat and add paprika. Stir vigorously for approximately 30 seconds.

Add half of each fish variety and place back on the heat. Fill the pot with water until fish pieces are covered.
Simmer for 1 hour
Strain and keep the liquid – that is our fish stock.  

Place stock back on the heat and add the remaining fish, sliced capsicum and diced tomato.
Cook on a slow heat for 40 mins, occasionally stirring gently.

To Serve
Gently place fish in to a soup bowl and pour liquid over the top.
Sprinkle with fresh capsicum, chili and parsley.

Recipe by Akos Balint, Head Chef
Rivers Cruises
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217
Ph (07) 5527 6361

June 4, 2013

Celebrating Winter with a new menu!

Winter Warmers Ahoy!
With the arrival of winter, Chef has created a sensational new menu guaranteed to chase the cold away.

Savour a hearty winter soup with crusty bread before digging into the sensational buffet featuring Beef Rendang pie, Moroccan style bean rice with corn, Satay chicken skewers with peanut sauce, Honey glazed double smoked roast ham drizzled with apple cider gravy and Rivers home cured beef just to name a few.  And let’s not forget the amazing Seafood Fantasy consisting of the freshest local prawns, Spanner crab and oysters.

Chef hasn’t left out those suffering from food intolerance's or special requirements either. Our entire menu has been carefully crafted with this in mind.

Each dish is carefully prepared and labelled with the appropriate Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free and Halal symbols. Keep an eye out for the dining cards on the buffet table or take a look at the new menu online.

Book now and experience the new buffet menu for yourself! 

Ph (07) 5527 6361 or visit www.rivers.net.au