Watermelon recipes

Watermelon Recipes

Here is a creative idea for watermelon a Birthday Cake from Frances in South Turramurra

Birthday cake watermelon from Frances South Turramurra

Recipes for watermelon

  • Watermelon Dippers a treat for kids
  • Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
  • Watermelon, Basil, & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Syrup
  • Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Dippers

 

Watermelon Dippers
 
This Fresh Dip with a Hint of Sweetness Makes a Treat Kids Will Love
Author:
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 225g sour cream
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • watermelon sticks or small wedges
Instructions
  1. Blend together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla in a small serving bowl.
  2. Use as a dip for the watermelon.

Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Watermelon & Prosciutto Salad with Honey Vinaigrette
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cubed watermelon
  • ¼ pound prosciutto, sliced very thin and cut into strips
  • 115g goat cheese or Feta, crumbled
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs Champagne vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 tbs canola oil or other neutral flavoured vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, toss together the watermelon, prosciutto, and cheese. Place individual servings onto chilled salad plates.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, and oil. Drizzle a tablespoon or two over each salad serving. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top of each salad.

Watermelon, Basil, & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Syrup

 

Watermelon, Basil, & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Syrup
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon cubes
  • 500gms fresh mozzarella balls
  • 2 tbs fresh basil, minced
  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small pot, bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil. Continue to boil until it has reduced to about ½ cup and has a syrup like consistency. Set aside and allow to completely cool. If you have time, you can make the balsamic syrup ahead of time and refrigerate it for later.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together the watermelon, basil, and mozzarella. If you are using the larger size mozzarella balls, first cut them into bite-size pieces.
  3. Put servings of the salad onto chilled plates. Drizzle with the balsamic syrup. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top of each salad.

 

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon Smoothie
 
Author:
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups seeded watermelon chunks
  • 1 cup cracked ice
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ⅛ tsp almond extract
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender container. Blend until smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rocket

Rocket

rocket

If you dig into your recipe books you will find the name of Mediterranean greens known as ‘arugula’ or known in Australia as rocket. For those that love learning the species name – Eruca sativa of the mustard family and the reason it has a peppery flavour. [pronounction]

Eating ‘real food’ and especially greens we know provides great fibre. There are a number of benefits eating rocket. Great to see mainstream medicine promoting more about nutrition and a good discussion is here if you wish to know more – Medical News Today. 

They mention:

Leafy greens contain an antioxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid that has been shown to lower glucose levels, increase insulin sensitivity, and prevent oxidative stress-induced changes in patients with diabetes.

RECIPES:

Fruit and Rocket Salad

Potato and Rocket Pizza

Rocket pesto

Rocket and parmesan frittata

 

Fruit and Rocket Salad

Fruit and Rocket Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 apple & 1 pear, orange and apple, nectarine and mango,
  • 100gms of rocket
  • 1 fistful each of nuts (walnuts and almonds) or if nut free use seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbs of parmesan cheese, grated or shaved)
  • 3-4 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Leave on or remove skin of fruit as needed. Slice the fruits and pour the lemon juice on them, to prevent discoloration. Place the rocket in a salad bowl. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil just to coat.
  2. Add the salt and black pepper and toss well. Scatter the nuts or seeds. Serve with parmesan cheese on top.
  3. Hint: Avoid soaking the salad so keep the dressing for adding separately.

Potato and Rocket Pizza
Potato and Rocket Pizza
 
Author:
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 quantity Basic pizza dough – see recipe below
  • ⅔ cup rocket mixed with cashew and parmesan
  • ½ tbs olive oil
  • 350g potatoes, unpeeled
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 50g rocket
  • For the Pizza dough:
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1-1/2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs dry milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour (All purpose)
  • 1 cup semolina flour
  • 1 tbs corn meal
  • 3 tsp yeast
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 30cm round pizza tray.
  2. Place base on prepared tray. If Using fresh dough roll dough into a 30cm round. Place on prepared tray. In a food processor put ½ tbs oil, rocket, cashews and parmesan and blend.
  3. Spread with rocket dip. Thinly slice potatoes. Place, in a single layer, overlapping slightly, over dip. Spray potatoes with oil. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until pizza base is crisp.
  4. Top with rocket and serve
  5. To make Pizza dough
  6. Either make in the bread machine. Remove when done, put dough in a greased bowl and cover. Rise in warm area till ready to roll out.
  7. If by hand, mix water with yeast (wait 5-10 minutes). Add all other ingredients and mix, add yeast. Mix till forms a dough ball. Remove and knead 8-10 minutes. Then put in greased bowl, cover & rise. Roll out and put in pan sprinkled with a little corn meal.

Rocket pesto
Rocket pesto
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1-2 bunches rocket
  • 90gms toasted almonds
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place ingredients into a food processor with enough olive oil to form a coarse paste. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Rocket and parmesan frittata
Rocket and parmesan frittata
 
Author:
Recipe type: Frittata
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 leek, a finely sliced
  • rocket leaves, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup parmesan, grated (keep some for grilling)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • fresh rocket to serve
Instructions
  1. In a bowl crack eggs then beat adding rocket leaves and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper. Turn on grill high heat.
  2. In a fry pan heat 1 tbs olive oil adding leek and sweat 1 minute and add mixture. To have all egg cook lift edges with a spatula and let the egg run into the space. When near finished put some additional parmesan on top, cover handle with alfoil and pop under grill and watch closely while lightly browning the top and the cheese melts. Serve with fresh rocket

 

Pineapple & Red Cabbage recipes

Pineapple and red cabbage

Pineapple & Red Cabbage recipes

Locally grown red cabbage in Horsley park teamed up with pineapple from Queensland.

Here are some recipes that are great for summer.

  • Red Cabbage Slaw with pineapple
  • Fish tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and red cabbage slaw
  • Stir Fry Red cabbage Salad
  • Sri Lankan Savoury Red Cabbage & Pineapple Curry

 

Red Cabbage Slaw with pineapple

Red Cabbage Slaw with pineapple
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • For Slaw:
  • ½ red cabbage, shred
  • ½ pineapple, chop
  • 1 onion, thinly slice longwise
  • 2 carrots, shred
  • Fresh herb like cilantro, basil or English Parsley, finely chopped
  • For Dressing:
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ⅓ cup red or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs orange or apple juice
  • 1 to 2 chilli, deseed (use gloves as the seeds burn) and chop. Try hot green or red long.
  • 1 tsp Hidden Valley honey
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds, toast up in a pan then crush
  • Pinch of salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a put in a bowl slaw ingredients and mix.
  2. In a bottle put in dressing and shake. Then pour over slaw and toss through.
  3. Cover with bees wax cover or lid and into fridge for 4 hours. Serve.

Fish tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and red cabbage slaw
Fish tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and red cabbage slaw
 
Author:
Recipe type: Tacos
Ingredients
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed.
  • Red cabbage slaw (see recipe below)
  • Spicy pineapple salsa (see recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 4 pieces mild white fish
  • For red cabbage slaw:
  • ½ red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • For spicy pineapple salsa
  • ½ pineapple chopped and left in its own juice
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, lightly packed
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • Any hot sauce, to taste (optional)
Instructions
  1. Coat fish in a little oil. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne, to taste. Just before you are ready to eat, grill the fish for about 8 minutes until just cooked.
  2. To make Red Cabbage Slaw:
  3. Place sliced cabbage, cilantro leaves and sliced red onion in a large bowl. Mix vinegar, honey and lime juice in a small bowl. While whisking quickly, add canola oil to vinegar mixture. Add to coleslaw and mix thoroughly. Spicy pineapple salsa – this recipe calls for more than you’ll need for the tacos. The rest makes a refreshing tropical dip when served with tortilla chips.
  4. To make Spicy pineapple salsa:
  5. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend.
  6. Serve fish with warmed tortillas, pineapple salsa, avocado slices and red cabbage slaw.

Stir Fry Red cabbage Salad
Stir Fry Red cabbage Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Stir Fry
Ingredients
  • ½ Red cabbage, finely sliced
  • ¼ red capsicum, finely chopped
  • ¼ green capsicum ,finely chopped
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 zucchini shredded (optional)
  • 1 green leaf, finely shredded (optional) This can be anything like Chinese Broccoli, spinach, silverbeet.
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • ½ pineapple chopped.
  • To make dressing:
  • 2 tbs Ketjap Manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp raw sugar (or honey)
Instructions
  1. Place dressing in a jar and shake. Toss all the above ingredients and dressing in a large bowl.
  2. Place on onto BBQ plate and keep tossing until cooked to preference (5-10 min). Alternatively, can be cooked in a wok.

Sri Lankan Savoury Red Cabbage & Pineapple Curry
Sri Lankan Savoury Red Cabbage & Pineapple Curry
 
Author:
Recipe type: Curry
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 – 2 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ red cabbage, diced
  • 2 cups of fresh pineapple, diced
  • 4 tbs curry powder
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 - 2 tins low-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1tbs salt
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a pan or big pot and gently roast garlic, cinnamon stick, chopped onion 5 minutes. Add diced pineapple and sear for 1 minute.
  2. Add salt, curry powder, mustard seed and sugar. Add red cabbage then reduce heat and gently cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add coconut milk and heat until boiling. Serve with rice and/or Indian Naan bread and vegetables.

 

 

 

Forgotten Leek

Forgotten Leek

Leek Peats Ridge

 

Our leek grower in Peats Ridge, in the Sydney Basin, came across a ‘forgotten’ patch of very large leek, and sent us a picture so we know what to expect on Monday… When we mentioned that they look pretty big.

 

 

He then sent us another picture from the cousin in the UK who went to a growing competition a few years ago: now THAT’s big! Leek Large UK

 

Recipes:

Raw Leek Salad

Leek and vegetable tarts

Caramelized Leek & Sweet Potato Risotto

 

 

 

 

Raw Leek Salad

Raw Leek Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 juice of a lemon
  • 3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, thin slices using a potato peeler
  • ½ cup chopped
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk together lemon and oil with a healthy pinch of salt and several grindings of pepper. Toss with leeks.
  2. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally and chop. Combine all ingredients, and taste and adjust seasoning. Garnish, and serve.

Leek and vegetable tarts
Leek and vegetable tarts
 
Author:
Recipe type: Tarts
Ingredients
  • 225g plain flour
  • 150g butter, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • To make filling:
  • 60g butter
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • 1 leek, cut into 5cm lengths and julienned
  • 2 carrots, cut into 5cm lengths and julienned
  • 4 sticks celery, cut into 5cm lengths and julienned
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 5cm lengths and julienned
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Sea salt
  • 6 coriander sprigs
Instructions
  1. Process flour, a pinch of salt and butter in a food processor until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and 2-3 tablespoons of cold water and process until the mixture forms a ball. Knead the pastry gently on a lightly floured surface, then wrap in plastic and refrigerate for up to one hour.
  2. Preheat oven 190C.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to a thickness of about 5mm. Line six 10cm tart tins with removable bases with the pastry. Lightly prick the pastry with a fork and freeze for 20 minutes. Place on an oven tray and bake at 190C for about 15 minutes, or until pale golden.
  4. To make filling:
  5. Heat butter in a large frying pan, add turmeric and curry powder and stir over medium heat for about 2 minutes or until aromatic. Add vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add ginger, coconut milk and salt to taste and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  6. Fill the tart cases with warm vegetable mixture and top with coriander sprigs.

Caramelized Leek & Sweet Potato Risotto
Caramelized Leek & Sweet Potato Risotto
 
Author:
Recipe type: Rice
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed and steamed
  • 1 large leek
  • salt and pepper
  • ¾ cup arborio rice
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • ~3-4 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup grated Romano (Parmesan can be substituted)
  • 1 tbs freshly minced chives
Instructions
  1. Cube sweet potato and steam until potato pieces yield easily under the pressure of a fork or pairing knife. Approximately, 15 min.
  2. Trim off the dark green part of leek, you can reserve it for a future use. Cut remaining leek in half lengthwise then into ½ cm half moons. Clean thoroughly. In a heavy bottomed pot melt butter over medium heat, add leeks and stir to coat. Cook leeks stirring every five minutes or so until they start to brown. Let the leeks lightly brown evenly, you can turn it down a bit if you like as you don’t want them to burn. It should take about 25 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and then add rice. Stir to coat and cook, stirring regularly for 2 minutes. Add wine and continue stirring until two thirds of the wine has evaporated. Start adding chicken stock in large ladelfuls, stirring often. You want the temperature of the mixture to be at a very light simmer. Continue adding stock until rice is tender and just a little bit al dente. Turn off heat and stir in sweet potato, cheese and chives. Taste and correct for seasoning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farm Recipes Week 1738

Farm Recipes 1738

Farm Recipes Week 1738

  1. Cauliflower Leek Soup – Cauliflower grown in Freemans Reach & Leek Peats Ridge, NSW
  2. Thai chicken pizza – Snowpeas from Kemps Creek
  3. Spicy Warm Nadine Potato Salad – Potato from South Australia
  4. Eggplant and Potato – Eggplant from Queensland
  5. Cauliflower pancakes – grown in Freemans Reach
  6. Phul Gobi with Capsicum

 

1.Cauliflower Leek Soup

Cauliflower Leek Soup
 
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • 1 pinch of chili powder
  • 1 cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ to 1 lemon, juice
  • fresh thyme
  • sea salt & pepper
  • roasted almonds, roughly sliced
Instructions
  1. Add olive oil to a pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic and chili and cook until the onions soften. Add cauliflower and leek and let it fry for a couple of minutes. Add water and let it boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer until the vegetables are soften. Pour half of the water into a bowl and set aside. Use a hand blender to puree the soup. Stir in lemon juice and peel, thyme, salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick add some of the water.
  2. Pour into bowls or cups and serve with fresh thyme, lemon peel or juice and roasted almonds.

 

2.Thai chicken pizza

 

Thai chicken pizza
 
Author:
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 500g chicken tenderloins, cut into thin strips
  • 160ml satay sauce
  • 2 x 30cm pizza bases
  • 150g snowpeas, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 130g Greek-style natural yoghurt
  • 2 tbs mango chutney
  • ½ cup roasted unsalted cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 230°C. Place two oven trays in the oven.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes or until browned. Set aside for 5 minutes. Toss the chicken and half the satay sauce together.
  3. Spread the remaining satay sauce over the pizza bases. Top with chicken, snowpeas and onion.
  4. Place the pizzas on preheated trays and bake for 12-15 minutes or until base is crisp and heated through. Combine yoghurt and chutney. Top with cashews and chilli. Serve with the yoghurt mixture.

 

3.Spicy Warm Nadine Potato Salad

 

Spicy Warm Nadine Potato Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Nadine potatoes, peeled and cut into slices about 1cm thick
  • 3 tbs olive oil, quite green and rough
  • 1 tbs coriander, chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp cumin seeds
  • To serve:
  • olive oil for frying
  • 2 or more flour tortillas
  • feta cheese
  • harissa
Instructions
  1. Boil the potatoes in plenty of salted water until they are very soft: almost, but not quite, to breaking point. Drain well. Put them in a bowl and pour over the olive oil, add the coriander and season with salt and pepper. Mix very gently. Lay the potato slices flat on a plate and pour the olive dressing they were just mixed in on top. Sprinkle with paprika. Toast the cumin seeds for a few seconds in a dry frying pan and let them be your finishing touch.
  2. To serve: make a quick imitation of a real Arabic bread – melawah – that is difficult to find and notoriously difficult to make (or so I have always been told). Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry the tortillas for about 30 seconds on either side. Serve with the feta cheese and harissa.

 

4.Eggplant and Potato  

Eggplant and Potato
 
Author:
Recipe type: Rice
Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp whole black mustard seeds
  • 1 cup peeled diced potatoes 1cm cubes
  • 1 cup diced eggplant 1 cm cubes
  • 1½ tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1 tsp continental parsley
Instructions
  1. Put rice on.
  2. Heat the oil in a fry pan over a medium-high flame or use a wok. When hot, put in the mustard seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop put in the potatoes and eggplant. Stir once. Now put in the coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, and salt. Stir and fry for about a minute. Add 3 tablespoons water, cover immediately with a tight-fitting lid, turn heat to low and simmer
  3. gently 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir every now and then. Add another tablespoon of water as seeds stick to bottom of pan. Garnish with parsley.

 

5.Cauliflower pancakes

 

Cauliflower pancakes
 
Author:
Recipe type: Pancakes
Ingredients
  • ½ cauliflower
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs chickpea flour * see note below
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 1 ts salt
  • 2 ts ground cumin
  • 2 ts ground coriander
  • 2 tbs chopped coriander
  • 180ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil or ghee for cooking
  • Sour cream and chopped chives to serve
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Break cauliflower into very small pieces, toss with olive oil and roast in preheated oven until tender, approx 20 minutes.
  3. Prepare batter by beating together chickpea flour, flour, salt, cumin, coriander, coriander, milk and egg. Add cauliflower to batter and stir to combine. Heat a heavy-based pan over medium heat. Add oil or ghee and spoonfuls of batter. Cook for 2–3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve cauliflower pancakes with sour cream and chives. Salad or stir-fry vegetables.
  4. *Chick pea flour is made from chana dal also known as chana, gram, dal, pea and besan flour. It is popular in Italian cuisine and available from well-stocked Italian shops and goes by the name farina di ceci. Plain flour would work as a substitute, but not have the nutty flavor of chick pea flour.

 

  1. Phul Gobi with Capsicum

 

Phul Gobi with Capsicum
 
Author:
Recipe type: Curry
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • Use the Vegetable Curry Master mix or (3 Tomatoes, 3 cloves Garlic, 2cm Ginger, Salt, 1 Onion, ½ tsp Turmeric, fresh Coriander, ½ tsp Garam Masala)
  • ½ cauliflower, in florets
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 green chillies, seeded
  • 2 red capsicum, cut into strips (Harvest Hub in bag this week)
  • Basmati rice
Instructions
  1. In a frypan heat the olive oil, add the onion and fry until soft ‘sweat the onions’. Add the Vegetable Curry Master mix (or ingredients bracket) and cook for 2 to 3 minutes then add cauliflower. Salt to taste and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Then add chillies and capsicum and cook a further 5 minutes.
  3. Serve with Harvest Hub rice

  1. Phul Gobi with Capsicum

Buk Choi

Buk Choi

Grown in Leppington by the Chong family.

Buk Choi Recipes

  1. Grilled Baby Buk Choi
  2. Buk Choi Salad (quick easy noodle with a difference) Great student dish.
  3. Chicken satay with peanut sauce and buk choi

Baby Buk Choi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Baby Buk Choi

Grilled Baby Buk Choi
 
Author:
Recipe type: Grill
Ingredients
  • 2 heads of baby buk choi
  • 1 tbs fresh squeezed lemon or orange juice
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (not minced)
  • 1 tbs fresh herbs of your choosing, such as dill or sage, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tbs balsamic vinegar or soy sauce
  • Handful of pine nuts or chopped walnuts
  • Romano cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat Grill on medium.
  2. Slice heads of baby buk choi in half length-wise (leaves to stem). Soak in cool water for 10 minutes to perk them up and remove any grit hidden inside. While heads soak, heat olive oil in small frying pan. Add thinly sliced garlic and stir until just golden brown (about 1 minute). With a slotted spoon, remove garlic to a paper towel and take pan off heat.
  3. Take baby buk choi out of water and gently shake/pat dry. Slice off upper dark green parts of the leaves from the lighter heads. Coarsely chop leaves and set to the side. Brush both sides of heads with garlic-infused oil. Place with cut side up and sprinkle with lemon/orange juice, salt and pepper and herbs.
  4. Place seasoned heads on pre-heated grill with cut side down and not too close. Grill for 5 minutes. Remove and turn heads over. There should be a nice golden colour starting to appear. Drizzle balsamic vinegar or soy sauce over cut sides of heads. Cook again for 5 minutes. Remove from grill when fork-tender.
  5. At the stove heat up the remaining oil in the small fry pan. When hot, add pine nuts or walnuts and toast slightly for a minute or two. Add chopped baby buk choi leaves and salt and pepper.
  6. Stir constantly until wilted, but still very green (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat and toss in fresh herbs if desired.
  7. To plate up, put heads on plate and top with leaves, nuts and a sprinkle of cheese. Add more balsamic vinegar or soy sauce if desired.

 

Buk Choi Salad (quick easy noodle with a difference) Great student dish.

Buk Choi Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 medium head buk choi, steamed then diced
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 5 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 90g packet Chinese instant noodles
  • Soy sauce
  • 60g blanched slivered almonds
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds, toasted
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and noodle with dash of soy. Refrigerate until chilled. Break noodles into small pieces and combine with almonds and sesame seeds. Lightly steam the buk choi for 3 minutes then cool and dice.
  2. Before serving, combine the buk choi and noodle mixtures. Add dressing and toss to coat.

 

Chicken satay with peanut sauce and buk choi

Chicken satay with peanut sauce and buk choi
 
Author:
Recipe type: Satay
Ingredients
  • Chicken satay:
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • 125ml coconut milk
  • 600g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 1cm
  • Olive oil to brush chicken
  • 2-3 buk choi with leaves separated
  • Jasmine rice, steamed
  • Peanut sauce:
  • 1 tsp peanut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 125g crunchy peanut butter or substitute cashew nut butter
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 125ml coconut milk
  • To prepare Vegetables:
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • Coriander, use scissors and cut
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
Instructions
  1. To make the Chicken satay:
  2. In a bowl mix curry powder, garlic, ginger and coconut milk. Then add chicken coating it in the mixture. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate 2 hours. Soak 12 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to stop them from burning.
  3. To make the peanut sauce: In a small saucepan heat the peanut oil adding the garlic, shallots and sauté. Stir in peanut butter, dish sauce, lime juice, sugar and coconut milk. Add 125ml of water. Stir for 5 minutes and keep warm.
  4. To make stir fry vegetables: Heat wok and put oil in. put in hard vegetables first such as carrots, onions, shallots, coriander, garlic and fry. Add sauce last and serve.
  5. Take the skewers and thread the chicken. Heat a frypan with a little oil and cook skewers 4 minutes each side.

 

 

Sweet Italian Rapa

Sweet Italian Rapa

Sweet Italian Rapa grown by Steve in Horsley Park Blog

The Incredibly Sweet Italian Rapa.  Grown and picked by Steve and Sam Grima in Horsley Park.

They are incredibly sweet tubers, red and white – and can be eaten raw in a salad with corella pear, goat cheese and baby spinach. Include some slices in the kids lunchboxes.They can be ‘Fairy Sticks’ for the younger ones and they’ll be asking for more.

Sweet Italian Rapa for lunchbox

Or blanch in some white wine and garlic. Don’t over-cook.  The leaves are called Collards and can be eaten as well.  They contain an incredible amount of vitamin K.

Farm Recipes Week 1720

Farm Recipes Week 1720

Harvest Hub Farm recipes-template

This week’s $2.50 per serve meals using the basic pantry needs and this week’s Value Bag items.

 

Chicken and tarragon rolls  – Tarragon grown in Dural

Fennel Risotto – Fennel grown in Horsley Park

Lamb Stew with Daikon – Diakon – Korean Radish grown in Horlsey Park

Vegetarian Chili Con Carne – Red chillies grown in Kemps Creek

Thai persimmon and beef (sweet potato) salad with mint and coriander – Persimmon grown in Wingham

 

Chicken and tarragon rolls

Chicken and tarragon rolls
 
Author:
Recipe type: Meal
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • chicken breast, cut into 5 strips
  • taste freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ small bunch tarragon
  • 25g Parmigiano Reggiano, grated (Parmesan cheese)
  • 5 bacon slices
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 leaves lettuce
Instructions
  1. To make Chicken and tarragon:
  2. Place the bacon slices onto a cutting board and top each with a chicken tenderloin. Grate a little parmesan onto the chicken, season with pepper and top with several tarragon leaves.
  3. Roll them up into even cigar shapes. These can be grilled or fried. For grilling: place on alfoil and evenly grill both sides. For frying: Preheat a frypan with some olive oil and then fry. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Cut them into bite size pieces and pierce with a toothpick.
  5. Serve a bed of lettuce scattered with tarragon leaves and surround them with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Fennel Risotto
Fennel Risotto
 
Author:
Recipe type: Rice
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 fennel bulb, shaved
  • 100g mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1.2 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • 50g butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 300g Arborio rice
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 70g grated parmesan cheese (Harvest Hub)
  • lemon, zested
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash then finely slice the fennel. Put aside.
  2. Bring the chicken/vegetable stock to the boil, keep at a slow simmer.
  3. Put the butter in a large heavy saucepan over low heat. Add onion and garlic and sweat until soft. Add the rice and stir to coat in the butter. Add the white wine and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Start adding chicken/vegetable stock, a ladle at a time. Slowly add stock as it is absorbed by the rice. Cook for ten minutes then add the fennel and mushrooms. Keep stirring and add remaining stock until the rice is 'al dente' .
  5. Finally, stir in the grated parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Lamb Stew with Daikon
Lamb Stew with Daikon
 
Author:
Recipe type: Stew
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 kg lamb shank, 1 piece
  • ½ daikon, cut into thick slices
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 cm fresh ginger, crushed
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ tsp red peppers, chopped
  • Salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ to 1 baby buk choy, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place the lamb in a large casserole pan, clay pot or slow cooker. Add the daikon, onion, ginger, garlic, and peppers. Add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil.
  2. Then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the daikon is soft and translucent, about 1-1/2 hours. Season to taste with salt. Remove the lamb and the daikon from the liquid, reserving the liquid. Remove the lamb meat from the bone. Cut the lamb into cubes. Cut daikon into cubes. Set aside.
  3. To make the sauce:
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over high heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the paprika and stir to mix, about 30 seconds. Add the tomato. Add the reserved lamb and daikon, and enough cooking liquid to cover. Bring to a boil and reduce the broth slightly, about 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce the heat and add the buk choy. Cover and steam until the greens are just wilted, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.

Vegetarian Chili Con Carne
Vegetarian Chili Con Carne
 
Author:
Recipe type: Stew
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 tbs of coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1 tsp chili, ground
  • 3-4 cooking tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup red kidney beans
  • ½ cup green lentils
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 2 tbs of tomato paste
Instructions
  1. To prepare the lentils:
  2. In a saucepan place 2 cups water and add lentils. Bring to boil for 20 minutes until they are soft then drain.
  3. In a frypan place oil and sauté the onion until they are soft, approx. 5 minutes. Then add the capsicum and garlic. Fry for an additional 5 minutes. Add remaining spices and stir in.
  4. To this add the tomatoes, tomato paste, red kidney beans, stock and green lentils. Simmer for approximately half an hour and serve on a bed of rice or couscous.

 

Thai persimmon and beef (sweet potato) salad with mint and coriander

Thai persimmon and beef (sweet potato) salad with mint and coriander
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 250g fillet steak (substitute sweet potato)
  • ½ tbs olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 persimmons
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • ⅓ bunch coriander
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 x 3cm piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp palm sugar (substitute brown sugar)
  • 1 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat a frypan while trimming the steak of any fat. Add the oil and cook the steak over a high heat for 3 minutes on each side, season and set aside. If using sweet potato do same – slice and fry until slightly soft but add some soy.
  2. To make the dressing:
  3. Peel and crush the garlic, peel and grate the ginger then combine with the sugar, lime juice and fish sauce. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
  4. Peel and slice the persimmons. Slice the steak (or sweet potato) and arrange on the persimmons, on serving plates with thin slices of onion, mint leaves and roughly chopped coriander. Generously drizzle over the dressing and serve.

 

Farm recipes Week 1716

Roast cauliflower and potato soup

Farm recipes Week 1716

       (approximately $2.50 a serve)

Harvest Hub has created meal options which will cost around $2.50 per serve.

All recipes are based on 2 serves, so if you are cooking for 4 (or want to freeze 2 serves), just double the quantities.

The meals offer plenty of variety, are easy to cook and most take 30-40 minutes to get onto the table.

If you have some favourite low-cost meals, feel free to share them with the rest of the Harvest Hub membership – in return for bragging rights!

 

Soup, croquettes, roulade, Salad, pizza

CAULIFLOWER & SEBAGO POTATO SOUP

JAP PUMPKIN & TUSCAN KALE CROQUETTES

SWEET POTATO & CARROT ROULADE

GREEN OAK LETTUCE & PEAR SALAD

CAULIFLOWER & EGGPLANT PIZZA

 

 

  1. CAULIFLOWER & SEBAGO POTATOES

Roast cauliflower and potato soup

Quantities for 2 (approx. $2.50 per serve)

Roast cauliflower and potato soup
 
Farm recipes $2.50 per serve meals
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Ingredients
  • ½ cauliflower, cut into large florets
  • 1 potato, peeled and roughly diced
  • 1 brown onion, peeled and roughly diced
  • 30ml plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 350ml chicken stock
  • 100ml milk (or if you like a richer soup replace with cream)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Few sprigs of flat leaf parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 210C.
  2. Place cauliflower, potato, onion and olive oil into a large roasting tray, toss together to coat with oil and place into the oven. Roast for 10 minutes, then add the garlic cloves.
  3. Roast until the vegetables have browned and the potatoes are tender, remove and place into the bowl of a food processor, add half of the chicken stock and process to a coarse puree.
  4. Pour the puree into a large saucepan, add the remainder of the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Add the milk or cream, season and bring back to a simmer. Then serve with a drizzle of oil, a sprinkle of parsley and serve with crusty bread.

 

2. JAP PUMPKIN & TUSCAN KALE CROQUETTES

 

Baked Jap pumpkin & Tuscan kale croquettes
 
For 2 people this entire meal costs $4.91 which is $2.46 per serve
Author:
Recipe type: Meal
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups flour, plus more for dusting
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • Tuscan Kale, 3 leaves (50gms) sliced into strips into 3cm strips
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil plus more for greasing baking sheet
  • ⅛ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • Plus Green salad
  • Green oak
  • Cooking tomatoes
  • ½ Spanish onion
  • ¼ continental cucumber
  • Salad dressing
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 190C. Lightly grease a baking sheet with olive oil.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Cook onions for 3-4 minutes, or until translucent. Remove from heat.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour and baking powder. Stir in pumpkin, egg, soy sauce, onions and Tuscan kale. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until a sticky dough forms. If the dough is too moist, add a bit more flour.
  4. On a clean, dry plate, combine the sesame seeds and the breadcrumb.. Mix well with fingers. Set aside.
  5. Use floured hands to form the dough into balls that are about 5cm in diameter. Roll each ball in the panko-sesame seed mixture, and place on the greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with a salad.

 

 

3. SWEET POTATO & CARROT ROULADE

 

Cheese roulade with sweet potato and carrot
 
Author:
Recipe type: Meal
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 25g butter
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • Roulade Coating:
  • 1 tbs oil
  • 25g butter
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbs parsley or herb of choice finely chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs made from stale bread
  • Salt and pepper
  • Roulade:
  • 25g butter
  • 1 tbs flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ to ½ cup of grated tasty cheese
  • 1 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 190°C.
  2. Chop peeled vegetables and steam until tender then puree.
  3. Mix in butter and cream. Season with salt/pepper and nutmeg.
  4. Coating:
  5. Cook onion and butter in a fypan until soft.
  6. Remove from pan to a bowl and mix with herbs, crumbs and season with salt/pepper. Let cool. Line the base of a Swiss roll tin with non-stick paper and scatter the onion and crumb coating mix over it.
  7. Roulade:
  8. Melt butter, add flour and fry in a pan for a minute. Add milk and stir until it comes to the boil. Remove and let it cool. Add cheeses and egg yolks, season well.
  9. Beat egg whites until stiff. Hint leave eggs out of fridge to warm up before whipping.
  10. Fold through, then spread evenly over the coating onion and crumb base – it is a thin layer. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  11. When cool place a presentation plate over it and turn upside down so the roulade drops onto the plate. Peel off base paper. Spread the creamed filling on top. Roll roulade from the long edge. Serve cold or warm with salad.

4. GREEN OAK LETTUCE & PEAR SALAD

 

Green Oak, Pear and Walnut Salad
 
Salad
Author:
Cuisine: Meal
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ tbs apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ⅛ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tbs honey
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • 5 cups rinsed and well-drained green oak lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup walnut pieces (or coarsely chopped), toasted
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, and cut into cubes
Instructions
  1. Add vinegar, apple juice, canola oil, Dijon mustard, and honey to food processor or blender and pulse until well-combined. Stir in poppy seeds and add salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Reserve ¼ cup of the dressing and set aside.
  2. Add green oak lettuce and walnuts to large bowl, drizzle the remaining dressing over the top, and toss to coat well. Divide the lettuce among 4 salad plates. Add pears to the large bowl and toss them with the reserved ¼ cup dressing. Spoon pears evenly over the four salads.

 

5. CAULIFLOWER & EGGPLANT PIZZA

 

Cauliflower crust pizza with eggplant topping
 
Author:
Recipe type: Meal
Ingredients
  • CRUST
  • 2 cups cauliflower, grated
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbs parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded - leave half a cup for topping.
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Pizza toppings
  • ¼ cup pizza (tomato) sauce
  • Roasted eggplant, capsicum, onion
  • Sprinkle rosemary, fresh
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Thinly cut your vegetables and place them on baking paper on a tray.
  3. Grill for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown – watch don’t burn. Remove and set aside.
  4. Preheat oven on 220C.
  5. In a large frypan place some olive oil with chopped cauliflower florets. Stir for 10 minutes.

 

 

Kohlrabi recipes

 Kohlrabi recipes

  • Kohlrabi Calzone – folded pizza
  • Kohlrabi Vegetable Soup
  •  Sautéed Kohlrabi
  • Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing

 

Kohlrabi Calzone – folded pizza

Kohlrabi Calzone – folded pizza
 
Important to know with this recipe Takes about 1 hr 20mins for the dough (traditional way), 20mins for the vegetables.
Author:
Recipe type: Pizza
Ingredients
  • For the dough: if you have a bred maker make the dough in it.
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup+2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2½ tsp active dry yeast
  • For the filling:
  • ½ cup carrots
  • 1 kohlrabi
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup fillers such as frozen peas, chopped celery, greens sliced (spinach, silverbeet, lettuce even)
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds
  • pinches rosemary, thyme,
  • salt,
  • red chili powder
  • paprika
  • Parmesan and mozzarella, grated
Instructions
  1. There are 3 parts
  2. The Dough, The Filling and putting it together The Calsone.
  3. For the dough:
  4. Using a bread machine, add all the wet ingredients first, and then the dry ones, with yeast being the last thing you add.
  5. By hand: knead for 10-12 minutes, cover, and let rise 1 ½ hours.
  6. For the filling:
  7. In a frypan with oil start with onions, carrots, kohlrabi, squash, peppers, almonds. Stir well and cover. Let it cook about 5-6 minutes. Then add the tomatoes. Stir well. Add water- about ¼ cup. Add the herbs and salt and let it cook.
  8. For the calzone:
  9. Divide the dough into two. Preheat the oven to 205C.
  10. Roll out the dough and divide into two. Put a little filling into one side of each half. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan and grated mozzarella over the filling. Then wet the tip of your finger and run it along the edge of the rolled-out dough, then fold the top half over and seal it by pressing it down. With a knife, cut three vents in the top. Brush a little oil over the top of each calzone. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown. Let it cool and cut in half.

Kohlrabi Vegetable Soup
Kohlrabi Vegetable Soup
 
Author:
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 kohlrabi, peeled and diced
  • 3 parsnips, peeled and diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cups chicken/vegetable stock
  • 2 tbs flour, to thicken
  • Paprika, optional for spicing up
  • ⅓ cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • salt to taste
  • parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a stock pot over medium heat. Add kohlrabi and saute for 2 minutes. Add parsnips and carrots and cook for 2 more minutes. Do not brown. Sprinkle in flour and paprika; stir until mixed. Add chicken stock. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 5 – 7 minutes until vegetables are fork-tender.
  2. Remove from heat and, working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  3. Return the soup to the stockpot. Bring to a light simmer and stir in creams. Remove from heat and serve with parsley.

 

Sautéed Kohlrabi

Sautéed Kohlrabi
 
Author:
Recipe type: Vegetable Side dish
Ingredients
  • 1 kohlrabi, grated
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ to 1 tbs fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Grate kohlrabi, place in colander, and sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes to drain. Heat butter over medium heat, add onions, garlic and sauté a few minutes. Stir in kohlrabi, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in fresh herbs. Serve with meal.

 

Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing

Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the creamy coleslaw dressing:
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tbs French mustard
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste - go easy here
  • fresh mint, chopped
  • For the salad
  • 1 fresh kohlrabi, trimmed, peeled, grated
  • 2 apples, peeled, grated or cubed
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk cream into lightly until it fluffs slightly then add remaining dressing ingredients. Add the kohlrabi and apple. Serve immediately.

 

Ruby Grapefruit

Ruby Grapefruit

Ruby Grape Fruit two cut

Ruby Grapefruit from Peats Ridge, north of Sydney, is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C.

Here are some innovative ways to use them.

Crepes with Ruby grapefruit and mascarpone

Grapefruit and rocket salad

Grilled Fish with Ruby Grapefruit

 

Crepes with Ruby grapefruit and mascarpone

Crepes with Ruby grapefruit and mascarpone
 
Crepes with Ruby grapefruit and mascarpone
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 250g plain flour
  • 10g castor sugar
  • 50 ml (2 cups) milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing pan
  • 240g mascarpone
  • For dusting: pure icing sugar
  • For caramelising ruby grapefruit:
  • 2 ruby grapefruit
  • 400g castor sugar
  • 50ml brandy
Instructions
  1. In a bowl sift together dry ingredients and ¼ teaspoon salt. Whisk milk, eggs and melted butter in a separate bowl to combine, add to dry mixture, whisking to combine. Pass through a sieve into a jug. Add a little extra milk, if necessary, to thin to pouring consistency and refrigerate to rest (2-3 hours).
  2. Preheat oven to 160C.
  3. For caramelising Ruby grapefruit:
  4. Remove rind from grapefruit with a peeler, then remove and discard pith, finely slice rind and set aside. Slice grapefruit into rounds, place in a bowl with their juice, set aside. Bring sugar and 50ml water to boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar, then brush down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush. Cook over medium heat until caramelised (15-20 minutes). Add rind, grapefruit and brandy (be careful, it will flame) and cook until rind is tender and caramel is of drizzling consistency (1 minute).
  5. Meanwhile, heat a 25cm diameter frying pan over medium heat, brush pan with butter and pour enough mix to thinly cover the bottom of the pan (about 60ml). Cook until brown (2-3 minutes), turn and cook until cooked through (1 minute). Transfer to a tray, set aside to cool and repeat with remaining mixture.
  6. Spread crêpes with mascarpone, then fold into quarters. Place on an oven tray lined with baking paper, sprinkle with icing sugar and warm in oven (2-3 minutes). Transfer to plates, spoon over grapefruit mixture and serve immediately.

 

Grapefruit and rocket salad

Grapefruit and rocket salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • • 2 Ruby grapefruit
  • • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends trimmed, cut diagonally into 5cm pieces
  • • 2 tbs olive oil
  • • 150g baby rocket leaves
Instructions
  1. Use a small knife to peel grapefruits. Segment over a bowl to collect juices. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 2 minutes or until bright green. Refresh under cold running water. Drain well.
  2. Combine reserved grapefruit juice and oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the rocket, asparagus and grapefruit wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.
  4. To segment a grapefruit:
  5. Use a small, sharp knife to peel the skin and remove the white pith. Slice down either side of the segments, cutting close to the white membranes, and lift out segments.

 

Grilled Fish with Ruby Grapefruit

Grilled Fish with Ruby Grapefruit
 
Author:
Recipe type: Grill
Ingredients
  • 4 portions of skinless fish fillets such as cod, haddock or whiting (about 150 g each)
  • 2 Ruby grapefruit
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs butter, room temperature
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbs minced fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Arrange the fish in one layer in a shallow dish. with a sharp knife, remove the skin and pith from the grapefruit. Working over a bowl to catch the grapefruit juice, cut the grapefruit segments from their surrounding membranes putting aside the segments in a small bowl. Blend the coriander, olive oil, reserved grapefruit juice and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Pour over the fish and let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Arrange the fish on a shallow oven dish and grill for 4 to 5 minutes in middle of oven. Combine the butter, lemon juice and parsley and spoon over the cooked fish. Serve with the grapefruit sections.

 

 

Golden & Black Russian Baby Truss

Golden & Black Russian Baby Truss – see recipes below

 

Golden & Black Russian Baby Truss north of Kempsey Clybucca

From our favourite truss tomato growers in Clybucca – north of Kempsey – comes this flavour bursting riot of colour. As part of our effort to remove plastic from our packing shed – yes! – they will be the first product to be packed in cardboard punnets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oven Truss Tomatoes

Oven Truss Tomatoes
 
Author:
Recipe type: Roast
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch truss tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, bay leaves, marjoram)
  • Goats cheese
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and lay the truss tomatoes on the sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Sprinkle fresh herbs over the tomatoes. Roast for 45 - 50 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside until needed.
  3. Serve as a salad with a bit of goats curd.

Avocado  & Baby Truss tomato salad

 

Avocado & Baby Truss tomato salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 300g pasta of your choice
  • For the dressing:
  • ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tps dijon or american mustard
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 250g baby truss tomatoes, halved
  • 150g baby spinach leaves
  • 2 red onions or spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 avocado, halved, peeled, coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. To make the pasta:
  2. In a large saucepan of salted boiling water cook the pasta until al dente. Drain.
  3. To make the dressing:
  4. In a bowl combine oil, lemon juice and mustard and whisk. Then add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. To do combine:
  6. Place the pasta, then following with tomato, baby spinach, shallot and avocado in a large bowl. Gently toss to combine adding dressing.

 

Kohlrabi – eat it all

Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing

Kohlrabi – it it all

Kohlrabi from the Sydney Basin – Horsley Park.
Kohlrabi, magenta colour, took 45 to 50 days to grow and tastes like a sweet cabbage. Okay let’s get technical – a member of the brassica family.
 
Waste not the leaves as these can be cooked like you would turnip greens or kale. Steam, fry them. Try them – don’t bin them.
 

Sure – Kohlrabi is good for you.

A rich source of vitamin C and even more so than in an orange. Has phytochemicals that appear to have an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects with antioxidant vitamins present so great for teeth and gums, boosts immunity and so is protective against many diseases.

Recipes

Sautéed Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing

Kohlrabi Calzone – folded pizza

 

Sautéed Kohlrabi

 

Sauteed Kohlrabi
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sautee
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 kohlrabi, grated
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ to 1 tbs fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Grate kohlrabi, place in colander, and sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 30 minutes to drain. Heat butter over medium heat, add onions, garlic and sauté a few minutes. Stir in kohlrabi, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium and cook 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in fresh herbs. Serve with meal.

Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing

 

Kohlrabi & apple slaw with creamy coleslaw dressing
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • For the creamy coleslaw dressing:
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tbs French mustard
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste - go easy here
  • fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 fresh kohlrabi, trimmed, peeled, grated
  • 2 apples, peeled, grated or cubed
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk cream into lightly until it fluffs slightly then add remaining dressing ingredients. Add the kohlrabi and apple. Serve immediately.

Kohlrabi Calzone – folded pizza

 

Kohlrabi Calzone – folded pizza
 
Important to know with this recipe Takes about 1 hr 20mins for the dough (traditional way), 20mins for the vegetables.
Author:
Recipe type: Pizza
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • For the dough: if you have a bred maker make the dough in it.
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup+2 tbs water
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2½ tsp active dry yeast
  • For the filling:
  • ½ cup carrots
  • 1 kohlrabi
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup fillers such as frozen peas, chopped celery, greens sliced (spinach, silverbeet, lettuce even)
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds
  • pinches rosemary, thyme,
  • salt,
  • red chili powder
  • paprika
  • Parmesan and mozzarella, grated
Instructions
  1. For bread:
  2. Using a bread machine, add all the wet ingredients first, and then the dry ones, with yeast being the last thing you add.
  3. By hand: knead for 10-12 minutes, cover, and let rise 1 ½ hours.
  4. For the filling:
  5. In a frypan with oil start with onions, carrots, kohlrabi, squash, peppers, almonds. Stir well and cover. Let it cook about 5-6 minutes. Then add the tomatoes. Stir well. Add water- about ¼ cup. Add the herbs and salt and let it cook.
  6. Putting it together
  7. For the calzone:
  8. Divide the dough into two.
  9. Preheat the oven to 205C.
  10. Roll out the dough and divide into two. Put a little filling into one side of each half. Sprinkle some grated Parmesan and grated mozzarella over the filling. Then wet the tip of your finger and run it along the edge of the rolled-out dough, then fold the top half over and seal it by pressing it down. With a knife, cut three vents in the top. Brush a little oil over the top of each calzone. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown. Let it cool and cut in half.

 

 

 

 

Granny Smith are Australian

Granny Smith are Australian

Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 by Maria Ann (Granny) Smith in Tasmania. We celebrate them annually in Eastwood at the Granny Smith Festival.

They have a tart flavour good for the quick snack and for cooking. They are in season now in Bilpin.

Here are some recipes.

Balsamic Apple Salad

Seared Salmon or Herring Fillets with Granny Smith Vinaigrette

Granny Smith Apple Brownies  (For the kids to make)

Balsamic Apple Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 large handful of mesculun (mixed lettuce)
  • 120g of green beans, steamed but crunchy
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • Handful of chopped walnuts
  • 225g fresh mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash, drain mesculun and put into salad bowl. Steam the beans, cool in cold water and cut diagonally into 2cm slices and add to bowl. Toss sliced apple into the salad bowl with the greens.
  2. Add onion a handful of chopped walnuts/almonds, mozzarella cheese.
  3. In a separate bowl add ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar then mix in ⅓ cup of olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste and mix gently. Pour this over the salad and toss gently or keep to the side so it can be added individually.

Seared Salmon or Herring Fillets with Granny Smith Vinaigrette
Seared Salmon or Herring Fillets with Granny Smith Vinaigrette
 
Author:
Recipe type: Fish
Ingredients
  • 2 whole filleted salmon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour for dredging
  • Vinaigrette
  • ½ Granny Smith apple, cored and finely diced (skin on)
  • 2 tbs plus 2 tsp white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs plus 2 tsp hazelnut oil (substitute olive oil)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon plus tarragon leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place a frypan over high heat and heat until very hot, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cut the fillets into 4 portions. Season it with salt and pepper, then flour lightly with instant flour.
  3. When the pan is hot, add all the fillets turning frequently to make sure they don't stick, about 2 minutes per side. Remove when just cooked.
  4. To make the vinaigrette:
  5. In a bowl, beat together the apple, the vinegar, the hazelnut oil, and the 2 teaspoons of chopped tarragon.
  6. To serve, divide fillets among 4 plates. Top with diced apples removed from the vinaigrette with a slotted spoon. Pour the remainder of the vinaigrette over and around the fish. Garnish with fresh tarragon leaves.

Granny Smith Apple Brownies  (For the kids to make)
Granny Smith Apple Brownies (For the kids to make)
 
Author:
Recipe type: Cake
Ingredients
  • 1½ tbs butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 3 Granny Apples, chopped
  • ¾ cup Nuts
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1½ cup Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Baking powder
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 190C.
  2. Cream margarine, sugar and eggs. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; mix well. Stir in apples and nuts. Bake at for 40 minutes.

 

Christmas recipes

Christmas recipes

  1. Waldorf Salad
  2. Garlic-marinated Black olives with cocktail potatoes
  3. Fresh Corn Risotto
  4. Corn and caramelized onion
  5. Christmas zucchini bread

 

Waldorf Salad

Waldorf Salad
 
Author:
Recipe type: Salad
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 cup of sliced celery
  • 1 cup of chopped apple (skin on)
  • 1 tbs pinenuts, toasted
  • A few sprigs of tarragon, roughly chopped
  • A handful of parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup crème fraîche or mayonnaise
  • Cos Lettuce, to serve
  • Bread, to serve
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix the chicken, celery, apple, pinenuts, herbs, crème fraîche/mayo. Season and serve.

Garlic-marinated Black olives with cocktail potatoes
Garlic-marinated Black olives with cocktail potatoes
 
Author:
Recipe type: Tapas
Ingredients
  • Cocktail potatoes
  • 1 cup black olives
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • Red vinegar, as required
  • Dash of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Par boil potatoes and set aside. When cool cut in half.
  2. Marinated to piquant perfection, these olives are far from ordinary. To fully develop the flavor of garlic in the recipe, it is best to allow the olives to marinate for at least several days before serving.
  3. Lightly crush the olives, without breaking them, and pour into a glass jar with a lid, discarding any oil produced. Add the dried chillies and garlic, lightly shaking the jar to ensure equal distribution. Pour in enough red wine vinegar so that the jar's contents are entirely submerged.
  4. Add a dash of lemon juice, seal the jar, and store at room temperature for several days, shaking the jar occasionally.
  5. Pan fry cocktail potatoes in oil, garlic and coriander chopped. Serve marinated olives, potatoes with toothpicks.

Fresh Corn Risotto
Corn risotto
 
Author:
Recipe type: Rice
Ingredients
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, very finely chopped
  • 1½ cups arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup white corn kernels (from 2 ears)
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter, cubed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil with the bay leaf. Keep the stock warm over very low heat. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring until opaque, about 3 minutes. Add the white wine and cook, stirring, until completely absorbed, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the warm stock and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until nearly absorbed.
  2. Continue adding the stock 1 cup at a time and stirring until it is absorbed between additions. After about half of the stock has been added, stir in the corn, then add the remaining stock. The rice is done when it's al dente and creamy, about 25 minutes total. Stir in the cheese and butter; season with salt and pepper. Discard the bay leaf and serve.

Corn and caramelized onion
Corn and caramelized onion
 
Author:
Recipe type: Sauces
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 onions
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup of raw corn kernels
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Peel corn then using a knife cut off kernels.
  2. Soak onions in water. Then cut off outer skin and dice onion.
  3. In a large frypan put oil over a medium heat and add onion.
  4. Cook onion until soft and translucent.
  5. Add raw corn kernels, balsamic vinegar and sugar.
  6. Cook until corn is tender.
  7. Serve over meat or fish.

Christmas zucchini bread
Christmas recipes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated
  • ½ cup pecans, sliced
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a bowl mix oil, zucchini, eggs, & vanilla. Then add sugar, flour, soda & cinnamon, mixing well. Stir in coconut & pecans. Pour mixture into a greased baking loaf pan.
  3. Bake 20-25 mins then skewer test. Cool 15 mins in bread pan. Remove from pan and wrap in foil wrap. Slice the loaf just before serving.