Posted on Leave a comment

Warming Rogan Roast Carrot and Cashew Soup Recipe

Warming Rogan Roast Carrot and Cashew Soup - Zest Byron BayServes 3-4

Ingredients

3 large carrots
1 cup raw cashews
1 leek, the white part diced
1 tbs grated ginger
1 tsp olive/coconut oil
1 l veg stock
100g Zest Rogan Josh

Method

Heat oven to 170°C

Peel and cut carrots into large chunks and place in a lined baking tray.

Coat with Zest Rogan Josh.

Roast for 30 mins or until carrots are getting some colour, then add cashews and roast for a further 5 minutes.

In a pan, soften the leeks in the oil and then add the ginger for a further 2 minutes.

Add carrots, cashews and stock to the pan.

Simmer until carrots are just soft, then blitz with a stick blender to the desired texture, then season.

Serve with bread or a green salad.

East Meets West
Created by: Zest Byron Bay

Posted on Leave a comment

Crusty Kerala Chicken Schnitzel Recipe

Crusty Kerala Chicken Schnitzel - Zest Byron BayServes 4

Ingredients

4 free-range chicken breasts
175g Zest Kerala Blend
1 cup Japanese (panko) breadcrumbs
4 tbs sunflower/peanut Oil
4 crusty bread rolls

Coleslaw
1 cup finely shredded red cabbage
½ cup finely shredded white cabbage
½ cup finely shredded carrot
¼ cup flat-leafed parsley
2-3 tbs whole egg mayonnaise
½ lemon juiced
Salt and Pepper

Method

To “butterfly” chicken: place breast on cutting board. With one hand lying flat on top of it and using a sharp knife in the other, slice to cut from the long side almost all of the way through, leaving a ‘hinge’. Open like a book and press down flat. Hammer with a meat mallet if you want a thinner schnitzel. Repeat with other 3 breasts.

In a bowl, marinate the chicken in Kerala Blend for at least 2 hours, covered, in the fridge.

Once marinated, put breadcrumbs into a large bowl. Drain excess marinade from each breast and then push well into breadcrumbs, turning to coat evenly.

Put on a plate in the fridge for 30 minutes for the crumb to set.

In a large frying pan, heat the oil to about 170°C and fry the schnitzels for about 5-8 minutes on each side or until golden and the chicken is cooked through. Drain on kitchen paper.

For Coleslaw: mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and season to your liking.

Warm rolls if you like, cut open and fill with crispy schnitzel and crunchy coleslaw.

East Meets West
Created by: Zest Byron Bay

Posted on Leave a comment

Moroccan-Tinged Root Veg Tart with Chevre Recipe

Moroccan-Tinged Root Veg Tart w Chevre - Zest Byron BayServes 4-6

Ingredients

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry
1 sml bunch heirloom carrots
5 baby beetroot
110ml Zest Moroccan Spice paste
100-150g Chevre (fresh Goats Cheese)

Method

Cut the carrots lengthways in half and the beetroots into quarters.

Mix with Zest Moroccan Spice Paste and let sit for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile roll the pastry into a rectangle approximately 30cm by 25cm.

Spread the vegetable mix across the pastry leaving a 2cm border. Fold that border over the form sides to the tart and bake in the oven at 180°C for 30 minutes or until the pastry is browned and the vegetables are cooked.

Crumble the chevre over the tart and bake for an additional 5 minutes.

East Meets West
Created by: Zest Byron Bay