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Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.
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24 Jun 2022 - 3:04 PM  UPDATED 24 Jun 2022 - 3:04 PM

--- The Cook Up with Adam Liaw's second season airs weeknights on SBS Food at 7.00pm and 10.30pm. It will encore on SBS Food at 11am weekdays and at 3.40pm on SBS. SBS Food will air a marathon on Sundays at 2.00pm, and series will be made available after broadcast on SBS On Demand. --- 

 

Adam Liaw, author and TV presenter is joined each night by two food-loving friends for a half hour of good fun and conversation as they cook up a variety of dishes centred around a nightly theme. Whether it’s an ingredient, a style of cuisine or cultural inspiration, Adam whips up his dish first before his guests follow suit with easy to follow recipes and tips for viewers to follow at home in time for dinner.

There will be celebrities, culture, food, and lots of laughs in a series that will provide everyday inspiration for foodies and non-foodies alike.

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Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S2 | Episodes 61 to 70
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S2 | Episodes 41 to 50
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S2 | Episodes 11 to 20
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S2 | Episodes 31 to 40
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S2 | Episodes 21 to 30
Adam Liaw continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.
Episode guide | The Cook Up with Adam Liaw S2 | Episodes 1 to 10
Adam Liaw returns for a massive second season, where he continues to cook, laugh, and explore culture with some of Australia's most beloved in The Cook Up With Adam Liaw S2.

Episode 71 | One Pot Wonder

Airs 7:00pm Monday 27 June, 2022 on SBS Food

Actress Pia Miranda and hospitality consultant Justin North join Adam in the Cook Up kitchen to create some easy dishes that only require one pot. 

RECIPES
Slow cooked beef conical with swede and choko

When this lesser-known cut of meat gets the TLC it needs (a long, slow cook), it becomes soft, gelatinous and aromatic. The vegetables are first cooked until they caramelise, then combined with beef for even more flavour depth.

Mussels in garlic and white wine

We have a great place near us on the water in Williamstown called Gem Pier and they sell fresh caught mussels on the weekend, so I cook it often. I usually just make it up on the fly and change it up a bit each time, but I've tried to recreate the recipe I usually use.

Dry curry mince

Dry curry is a Japanese curry made with mince, Japanese curry roux and vegetables. It's a popular homemade and cafe meal, served with steamed rice and beni shoga (pickled ginger) – and, as in this case, a soft boiled egg.

Episode 72 | Modern Classics

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 28 June, 2022 on SBS Food

Adam, food writer Kate Gibbs, and former MasterChef contestant Aaron Harvie are in the Cook Up kitchen taking classic dishes and giving them a modern take. 

RECIPES
Salmon with whole lemon dressing

"A whole piece of salmon always looks impressive, and it's a simple crowd pleaser or weeknight meal to have in your repertoire. A browned butter and harissa sauce adds a kick to this classic dish, and I love adding sturdy green leaves that can hold up to a little heat, for crunch and freshness."

Lion's head meatball Bolognese

Chinese Lion's Head Meatballs (the name comes from their grand size) get an Italian makeover in this take on spaghetti bolognese.

Aaron Harvie's kimichi bacon noodles

"I saw a brothless ramen on a TV show once and I immediately wanted to eat it. Of course, as I only got a glimpse of the dish for less than a second, I had no idea what was in it, so I used it as an excuse to combine three of my favourite flavours; bacon, kimchi and egg into one awesome dish."

Episode 73 | Prunes

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 29 June, 2022 on SBS Food

SBS News presenter Janice Petersen and actor Dane Simpson join Adam Liaw in the Cook Up kitchen to create some prune inspired dishes.  

RECIPES
Dark and stormy prunes and braised eggplant

"The sweetness of the prunes and Pedro Ximinez present a great foil to the earthiness of the spiced eggplants and smokiness of the scorched eggplant. This dish unites two of my all-time faves: eggplants and smokiness in a delicious marriage."

Creamed rice with stewed prunes

You can make the rice and the poached prunes the night before for this winter warmer, then just reheat in the morning if you're in a rush to get out the door and keen to switch things up from your regular porridge.

Chicken Marbella

"This is my version of the classic chicken Marbella recipe inspired by the 1980's cookbook, The Silver Palate."

Episode 74 | Wine

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 30 June, 2022 on SBS Food

Zero Waste warrior Sarah Wilson and Three Blue Ducks owner Mark LaBrooy join Adam in the Cook Up kitchen to create dishes that make wine the hero.

RECIPES
Lobster beurre blanc

There are a few steps to completing this dish but it's well worth it in the end. The crayfish meat is extracted from the shell and slowly poached in a beurre blanc made from the head mustard of the cray. The trick here is to not cook the cray meat for too long as it will start to really firm up.

Red wine baked beans

These baked beans are the slow-cooked type made with dried beans, tomatoes, herbs and seasoning and cooked until rich and aromatic.

Party dregs fromage fort

Leftover cheese and wine from a party? This French dish meaning 'strong cheese' classic is the answer. Blend the leftovers together with a few other seasonings, then serve with crispbread for a quick and resourceful spread.

Episode 75 | Chickpeas

Airs 7:00pm Friday 1 July, 2022 on SBS Food

SBS News presenter Janice Petersen and actor Dane Simpson are in the Cook Up kitchen with Adam to create some easy chickpea recipes.   

RECIPES
Harissa chickpeas

For this tasty cheeseboard feature or snack, you'll make a homemade harissa with roasted capsicum and Middle Eastern spices. And as a bonus, you'll only need half for this recipe, so you can save the rest for a sandwich spread, dip or sauce.

Falafel pancakes

Falafel lovers, here's another way to eat one of your favourite foods! In this version, the ingredients are blended and cooked into fluffy pancakes, served with pickles, fresh rocket and a tahini sauce.

Chickpea and pumpkin curry

A good curry is one of the most comforting meals you can have, especially during the cooler months. My mum made a lot of curries at home when I was growing up, but I sadly didn't appreciate it until I was much older. She never uses coconut milk in her recipes but for me, it's non-negotiable.

Episode 76 | NAIDOC: Warrigal Greens 

Airs 7:00pm Monday 4 July, 2022 on SBS Food

This week we’re celebrating NAIDOC Week. Starting it off, Adam and the Cook Up kitchen hosts Gumbaynggirr man Kyah Lulman and proud Whadjuk Noongar woman Narelda Jacobs as they create dishes that use an indigenous staple - warrigal greens. 

RECIPES
Warrigal salad

"This recipe has become a Jacobs family favourite. One of our favourite activities is foraging for native ingredients, in fact, we'd love to become commercial growers for produce native to Noongar Country."

Warrigal greens pesto

Because you can never have too many pesto recipes, here's one bursting with Australian indigenous flavours – warrigal greens, bush lemon and macadamias.

Kangaroo and warrigal greens stew

When a weeknight calls for something special, try this quick stew enriched with indigenous and modern Australian flavours – kangaroo mince, coriander, garam masala and warrigal greens.

Episode 77 | NAIDOC: Design Your Own National Dish 

Airs 7:00pm Tuesday 5 July, 2022 on SBS Food

Rockpool chef and proud Palawa man Luke Bourke, BrothaBlack of the Yiman nation and Indigenous mentor Shannon Williams and Adam are in the Cook Up kitchen as they design their own national dishes. 

RECIPES
Stockman’s BLT

"Hailing from a long line of Aboriginal stockmen, this is a dish I would cook for family members stopping at my home on their travels."

Morten Bay bugs with native herb emulsion

The French-style cream and white-wine sauce for these Moreton Bay bugs gets an Australian twist with lemon myrtle, native greens and finger lime pearls. It's an impressive dish that would stand up to any special occasion.

Lemon myrtle chicken

This Chinese-style marinated and battered chicken gets a twist with ground lemon myrtle leaves, adding a refreshing touch of citrus and subtle eucalypt flavour.

Episode 78 | NAIDOC: National Dish From Your Country

Airs 7:00pm Wednesday 6 July, 2022 on SBS Food

Anaiwan man Dean Widders and Nornie Bero from the Meriam people in the Torres Strait join Adam in the Cook Up kitchen to create dishes that are inspired by the Indigenous Country they come from.

RECIPES
Steamed prawns and oysters with mung bean noodles

This is a great noodle salad for summer entertaining. Steaming the seafood with aromatics like ginger, garlic, chilli allows the flavours to absorb while keeping the dish fresh and light.

Namas (coconut cured kingfish with yam crisps)

This fresh and vibrant dish is perfect for summer entertaining. The acidity from the citrus will 'cook' the fish just slightly, as well as add a perky flavour edge.

Chicken curry with fried scones

Although usually baked, these scones are fried to give them a particularly crisp shell and fluffy interior – just the thing for soaking up a fragrant curry gravy. A specialty of the Torres Strait.

Episode 79 | NAIDOC: Native Herbs 

Airs 7:00pm Thursday 7 July, 2022 on SBS Food

Kamilaroi woman Jayde Harris and Gamilaroi woman Nakkiah Lui are in the Cook Up kitchen with Adam to create dishes that showcase native Indigenous herbs. 

RECIPES
Lemon myrtle mushrooms on toast

Ground lemon myrtle leaves, garlic, and fresh rosemary and thyme bring out the meaty flavour of these mushrooms. You can use any mushrooms you have on hand.

Roast Murray cod and sea herb salad

"This sea herb side salad is inspired by a Rockpool dish which I've tweaked a little with a few native ingredients. Murray cod is from my tribe's region while ice plant is a unique plant that not only tastes fresh but has a fantastic look and texture."

Cinnamon myrtle lamb chops with greens and feta

Native Australian cinnamon myrtle has a subtly sweet-and-spicy, cinnamon-like flavour. It comes together in this dish with grassy lamb chops, bitter greens and salty feta. If you can't find cinnamon myrtle, you can be substituted with ground cinnamon. 

Episode 80 | NAIDOC: Cheese 

Airs 7:00pm Friday 8 July, 2022 on SBS Food

To round out NAIDOC Week, Adam and the Cook Up kitchen host Darug countrymen Sam and Luke Bourke, who create their ultimate cheesy dishes. 

RECIPES
Stracciatella with figs and duck prosciutto

That rich and creamy interior of burrata that you love? It's stracciatella, hailing from the south-eastern Italian region of Puglia. In this recipe, it's combined with salty, sweet and nutty elements for a perfect marriage of flavours and textures.

Roast cauliflower with zucchini cheese sauce

Whole cauliflower is a popular alternative to a meat roast – when roasted, it becomes juicy and sweet on the inside with a crisp shell. With extra richness coming from the cheesy sauce, you certainly won't miss the meat.

Seared kangaroo loin

Simply grilled kangaroo loin is paired with a classic cooked curd cheese made in Tasmania. C2 matures for 6–12 months, during which time it develops a sweet aroma and mildly nutty flavour.