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Fish Curry Recipe

Fish Curry : Zest Byron BayServes: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

500g fresh white fish (eg Mahi Mahi)
1 tbls Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
2 tbls vegetable oil
1 small piece fresh turmeric
2 green chillis sliced
8 eschallots
1 small knob ginger
250ml thick coconut cream
1 tbls tamarind paste
10 curry leaves
Fresh coriander
Toasted coconut shavings

Method

Cut fish into small pieces. Mix Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste with a tablespoon of oil, marinade fish in spic paste and set aside.

In a mortar and pestle gently crush the chilli, ginger, eschallot and turmeric.

In a pan, pour remaining oil, add fresh spice mix and sauté. Add coconut cream, tamarind and curry leaves. When the sauce boils, add the fish pieces. When cooked remove from heat, serve with steamed rice and garnish with fresh coriander and toasted coconut shavings.

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Created by : Perry Hill
The Point, Ballina
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Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder Recipe

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder : Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

1 lamb shoulder (boned)
1 jar Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
6 garlic cloves
75ml olive oil
salt

Method

Pre heat oven to 150℃. Rub the Zest Sri Lankan spice paste into the lamb shoulder and cover. Leave to marinate for up to 2 hours.

Lay the marinated shoulder flat, skin side up, in a heavy roasting tray and drizzle with olive oil and bruised garlic cloves. Roast on the top shelf for 4 hours, basting every 30 minutes with the pan juices. Leave to rest in a warm place for 15 minutes covered with foil before carving.

Slice thinly and serve with greek flat bread and natural set yoghurt.

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Created by : Skye Stoll
St Elmo, Byron Bay
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Spiced Crispy Chicken Strips Recipe

Spiced Crispy Chicken Strips : Zest Byron BayServes: 5
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

ingredients

80g fresh breadcrumbs
vegetable oil for frying
zest of 1 lemon
fresh coriander sprigs
lemon wedges
salt and pepper
2 chicken breasts cut into strips
2 tbs Zest Moroccan Spice Paste
50g plain flour
1 egg
160g macadamia crumbs finely chopped

Method

Marinate the strips in Zest Morrocan Spice Paste for 1 hour. Take 3 bowls. Into the first, add seasoned flour. In the second, add egg and whisk. Into the third, lightly combine the macadamias and breadcrumbs.

Lightly flour the chicken strips, dip in the egg and then coat with macadamia mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. In a non-stick frying pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add chicken and cook on both sides until golden. Serve with a simple salsa, coriander sprigs and a wedge of lemon.

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Created by : Simon Ruffell
Eat Drink Catering, Byron Bay
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Scallops with Chilli and Coriander Flowers Recipe

Scallops with Chilli and Coriander Flowers : Zest Byron BayServes: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

MARINADE
2 tbls Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
1 clove garlic
1 small knob ginger
1 long red chilli
1 tbls fish sauce
1 tbls lime juice
2 tsp raw sugar

12 scallops roe off, scored on one side
juice of a lime
coriander flowers
sea salt
vegetable oil

Method

Pound marinade ingredients in mortar and pestle to make a paste. Marinate scallops and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Heat pan and lightly oil. Sear scallops score side down and cook for 1 minute on each side depending on size. Remove from pan and rest for 30 seconds. Whilst resting, squeeze lime juice into pan to thin out marinade.

Serve each scallop on top of a teaspoon of marinade. Season with a little salt and top with coriander flower.

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Created by : Monique Guterres-Harrison
Seaweed Cuisine, Byron Bay
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Spiced Pork and Bangalow Duck Terrine Recipe

Spiced Pork and Bangalow Duck Terrine : Zest Byron BayServes: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

1 jar Zest Indian Spice Paste
1 jar Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
4 confit Bangalow Duck Maryland’s
1 tbls duck fat
1.2kg pork mince
1 brown onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, finely diced
1/2 bunch coriander or basil chopped
1/2 tsp salt
pinch pepper
cornichons, pickles and/or chutney
crusty bread

Method

Sweat off onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent, remove from heat and add Zest spice pastes. Allow to cool. Shred duck meat from bones. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Fry a small patty in a pan and taste to check seasoning.

Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper and pack the mix in nice and tight. (Tap it on the bench a couple of times to remove any air bubbles). Bake in a preheated oven at 180℃, for 40 – 50 minutes, until firm to touch. Allow to cool at room temperature, and then refrigerate.

Unmould at a time of your pleasing and enjoy with crusty bread, pickles, good company and beer.

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Created by : Graeme Stockdale
Tommys, Lismore
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Indian Braised Chicken Recipe

Indian Braised Chicken - Zest Byron BayServes: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

1kg organic chicken pieces
1 jar Zest Indian Spice Paste
4 cups water
1 onion diced
2 carrots peeled & diced
1 knob ginger washed & sliced
12 kaffir lime leaves
4 coriander roots washed & crushed
6 cloves of garlic crushed with
½ cup vegetable oil

Method

Mix Zest Indian Spice Paste with water and rub marinade into chicken pieces, set aside for 30 minutes. In a large pot heat oil, fry onion, garlic and all other ingredients until fragrant. Add marinated chicken pieces with liquid. Braise over medium heat for 1 hour.

Serve over rice. Garnish with coriander and fresh chilli.

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Created by : Tippy Heng
Orient Express, Byron Bay
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Moroccan Lamb Stir Fry Recipe

Serves: 4 with rice and accompaniments
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients

600g Lamb pieces
1 diced onion
1 diced red capsicum
200g green beans
6 cloves of garlic crushed
100ml oil
60ml Zest Moroccan Spice Paste
½ cup water

Method

Wok fry all fresh ingredients in hot oil until fragrant, then add lamb pieces to seal meat, then stir through Moroccan Spice Paste with 1/2 cup water. Reduce slightly, then garnish with coriander & sliced shallots serve with rice or noodles.

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Created by : Tippy Heng
Orient Express, Byron Bay