MasterChef's Sarah Todd's Recipe for the Perfect Dinner Party

MasterChef superstar, Sarah Todd, hosted a private dining experience in our Silverton 45 display home for our competition winner and 5 lucky guests. Keep reading to see what dinner party friendly recipes made the menu.

MasterChef’s Sarah Todd hosts a private dining experience in our Silverton 45.

It’s not every day that you have a MasterChef superstar cooking for you, but for the lucky winner of our Diwali competition and 5 of his friends, they had a private dining experience to remember in our Silverton 45 display home in the Kinley Estate, Lilydale. 

Chef, restauranteur and MasterChef finalist, Sarah Todd, took the guests on a culinary journey through Indian cuisine. On the menu: spicy mango margaritas, crab puri, spiced prawn brioche, tandoori chicken and fish madras curry to name a few. 

And you’re in luck, we’ve got our hands on the recipes for these dinner party crowd favourites. Shake up a round of Sarah’s spicy mango margaritas and start taking notes for a perfectly spiced fish curry that has the MasterChef touch.  

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Bring the MasterChef touch to your own dinner party 

Sarah’s Spicy Mango Margaritas 

Mango Puree: 

• 1 ripe mango, peeled and pitted (or equivalent frozen mango) 

• 120 ml water (if using fresh mango) 


For the Margarita: 

• 60 ml tequila 

• 30 ml triple sec or Cointreau 

• 30 ml fresh lime juice 

• 15 ml simple syrup, or to taste 

• A pinch of chilli powder or a slice of jalapeño (more if you like it very spicy) 

• Ice cubes 


For the Rim: 

• Lime wedge 

• Tajín seasoning or a mix of salt and chilli powder 

• Garnish: 

• Lime wheel 

• Jalapeño slice (optional) 


1. Prepare the Mango Puree: 

  • If using fresh mango, blend the mango flesh with about 120 ml of water until smooth. Strain if desired for a smoother texture. If using frozen mango, thaw slightly and blend until smooth; no water is needed. 

2. Rim the Glasses: 

  • Rub the rim of each glass with a lime wedge. Dip the rim into a plate of Tajín seasoning or your mix of salt and chilli powder to coat. 


3. Mix the Drink: 

  • In a shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, mango puree, and a pinch of chilli powder or a few slices of jalapeño (depending on your spice preference). 

  • Fill the shaker with ice, close tightly, and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds. 4. Serve: 

  • Strain the mixture into the prepared glasses filled with fresh ice. 

  • Garnish with a lime wheel, a slice of mango, and, optionally, a slice of jalapeño on the rim for an extra spicy touch. Enjoy your spicy mango margarita! 

Sarah’s Fish Curry  

Serves: 4 

Preparation time: 10 mins  

Cooking time: 30 mins 

Equipment Needed: 

  • Heavy-based large pot 

  • Baking paper 

  • Muslin cloth or Chux 

  • Large bowl 

  • Measuring spoons 

  • Baking tray 



  • 6 pieces green cardamom 

  • 1 cinnamon stick 

  • 3 cloves 

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 

  • 2 tbsp mustard seeds 

  • 1 bunch curry leaves, picked from the stem 

  • 2 shallots, finely sliced 

  • 2 tablespoons garlic paste 

  • 2 teaspoons turmeric 

  • 1 teaspoon salt 

  • 2 medium green chillies, finely chopped 

  • 2 tablespoon Sarah Todd Seafood Masala 

  • 250 ml coconut milk 

  • 1 jar plain passata 

  • Cracked pepper 

  • 2 tbsp garlic paste 

  • 4 x 200g fillets of firm fish (e.g., barramundi) 

Optional for Vegetarian: 

  • 600g Pumpkin, sliced into wedges 

To Serve: 

  • 2 cups basmati rice, cooked 

  • 1 cucumber, diced 

  • 250 g cherry tomatoes, halved 

  • 50 g desiccated coconut 

  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish 



1. Prepare Spices: Tie whole spices (cinnamon, cardamom, cloves) in a piece of muslin cloth (or Chux) and set aside. 

2. Cook Aromatics: In a heavy-based pot, heat 3 tbsp oil on medium heat until hot. Add mustard seeds and curry leaves (be careful as the oil may splutter). Cook for 30 seconds, then add shallots and sauté for 7 minutes until soft and translucent. 

3. Add Ingredients: Add the whole spices in the cloth, 2 tbsp garlic paste, salt, green chillies, Sarah Todd seafood masala, coconut milk, and passata to the pot. Bring to a simmer, then cover and allow to simmer for 30 minutes until slightly thickened. Remove spices in muslin cloth. (Optional: blend to a smooth curry.) 

4. Cook Fish: When ready to serve, add fish to the simmering pot and cook until just cooked through and flakey (approximately 10 minutes for fish). 


  • If using pumpkin, place wedges on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and roast at 180°C for 20 minutes on each side or until caramelised. 

  • Serve with your side salad and rice.