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Kerala Influenced Spanish Tortilla Recipe

Kerala Influenced Spanish Tortilla - Zest Byron BayServes 6

Ingredients

175g Zest Kerala Blend
3 large potatoes, peeled and sliced 6mm thick
1 large onion, finely sliced
1½ cups olive oil
4 eggs

Method

In a medium sized, heavy based frying pan heat oil up gently and add potatoes and onion.

Simmer for 10 minutes and then drain oil in a colander.

Whisk together the eggs and Kerala Blend.

Once drained, return the potato and onion to the pan and add the egg mixture. Heat gently and once the bottom is nicely cooked put under a medium heat grill to finish.

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Indian Marinara Pie Recipe

Indian Marinara PieServes 4-6

Ingredients

300g firm white fish
200g salmon/ocean trout
1 tbs Zest Indian Spice Paste
4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
2 hard-boiled free-range eggs, quartered
1 leek (white part diced finely)
Handful baby spinach coarsely chopped
Handful chopped parsley
300ml pure cream
Extra virgin olive oil

Method

Heat oven to 230°C.

Cook potatoes in salted water until just tender and mash with 1 tbs Olive Oil and seasoning.

Sweat the leeks in olive oil until soft, then add the cream, the Zest Indian Spice Paste and combine well. Take off the heat and stir in the spinach, parsley, fish and eggs.

Pour this mixture into a baking dish and top with the mash.

Bake for 25-30 or until the top is lovely, golden and crisp.

Serve with some yummy buttered peas and beans.

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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.

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Sri Lankan Souvlaki Recipe

Servers 6-8
Sri Lankan Souvlaki - Zest Byron Bay

Ingredients

300g chicken thigh fillet skin-off
300g pork neck
2 tbs Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
Sliced onion
Chopped tomato
Flat bread
Tzatziki home-made or store bought

Method

Cut meats into strips and marinate separately in 1 tbs of Sri Lankan Spice Paste. Thread onto skewers and refrigerate for an hour.

Turn on the BBQ and when ready, BBQ the skewers.

Grill the flat bread on the BBQ and fill with ingredients of your choice.

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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.

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BBQ Pork Ribs with Massaman Satay Recipe

BBQ Pork Ribs with Massaman Satay - Zest Byron BayServes 6

Ingredients

1-2 Racks of Pork Ribs (16-20 Ribs)
175g Zest Massaman Blend
1 heaped tbs crunchy natural peanut butter
1 cup chicken/veg stock
Oil for basting

Method

Wash and pat dry the ribs. Remove the thin membrane on the underside. To do this, slip a knife between the membrane and bones, hold it with a paper towel and pull away.

In a large, deep tray, marinate the ribs in Massaman Blend for at least 4 hours (overnight is best).

Heat oven to 160°C, cover tray tightly with foil and roast in the oven for 2 hours or until fork-tender. Cool.

Once cooked, drain juices into a small pot and add peanut butter and stock. Stir well and simmer until sauce thickens to form a paste.

Heat BBQ to medium, then cook ribs for 20 minutes, turning and basting with oil every 5 minutes.

Once the ribs have good markings from the BBQ, spread the paste well over and cut between the bones. Serve.

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Indian Roasted CauliRice Salad Recipe

Indian Roasted CauliRice Salad - Zest Byron BayServes 6-8

Ingredients

500g cauliflower cut into florets
2 tbs Zest Indian Spice Paste
1 cup mint finely chopped
1 cup coriander finely chopped
½ cup raisins
½ cup toasted pinenuts
½ cup toasted flaked almonds
¼ cup orange juice
2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Method

Heat oven to 200°C.

Pulse cauliflower in food processor until rice sized.

Toss cauliflower with Zest Indian Spice Paste until coated then spread out in a thin layer across a lined baking sheet.

Bake in oven for 12 minutes, turning half way through.

Once cooled, add other ingredients, season and serve on it’s own or as an accompaniment.

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Lush Nepalese Lamb Ribs with Smoky Eggplant Cloud Recipe

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Lush Nepalese Lamb Ribs with Smoky Eggplant Cloud - Zest Byron Bay1.5kg Lamb Rib racks
110g Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
2 tsp oil

Eggplant Cloud
2 medium eggplants
2 cloves garlic
2 tbs Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
1 tbs sesame seeds toasted
2 tbs natural yoghurt

Method

Blend Zest spice paste and oil, then marinate lamb in a baking tray for a couple of hours in fridge.

Roast at 165°C, uncovered, until the meat is very tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. (The lamb can be finished on a BBQ if you want more colour.)

During this roasting phase, char the eggplants on all sides over a gas burner, turning for about 15 minutes.

Then transfer the eggplant, whole garlic and spice paste to a baking tray and put in the oven for 30 minutes until soft. Take out and cool.

Peel garlic and remove blackened skin from eggplant. Blend with sesame and yoghurt until smooth. Season if necessary.

Serve with lamb and Greek-style salad.

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Butter Chicken Mole Recipe

Butter Chicken Mole - Zest Byron BayServes 6-8

Ingredients

Pob’s Mole
175g Zest Butter Chicken
1 tbs macadamia oil
½ cup raw unsalted cashews
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ cup pepitas, toasted
½ cup raisins
50g 90% dark chocolate, melted in bowl over water
1 tomato
3 cloves garlic

4 chicken ‘Marylands’
Sesame seeds

Method

Heat macadamia oil in small pan and colour the cashews.

Soak raisins in enough boiling water to cover.

Scorch tomato on an open flame and take out core.

Roast garlic in foil in the oven until soft.

Take all Mole ingredients and blend until very smooth.

Push through a strainer and cook slowly in a heavy based pot for a further 10 minutes.

Roast seasoned Chicken Marylands in the oven at 175°C for 25-30 minutes or until cooked.

Spoon over the Mole and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve with a “dirty” rice (eg, add finely chopped coriander and black sesame seeds) and corn tortillas.

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Butter Chicken Brisket Soft Tacos with Simple Sides Recipe

Butter Chicken Brisket Soft Tacos w Simple Sides - Zest Byron BayServes 6-8

Ingredients

1kg beef brisket
1 tbs oil
175g Zest Butter Chicken
1 brown onion sliced
1 stick cinnamon
1 cup veg/chicken/beef stock

Sides
8 corn tortillas (we love Doña Cholita brand)
Shredded lettuce
2 corn on cob
2 shallots, sliced
3 tbs sour cream
8 drops Tabasco
1 tsp chopped chives
2 avocados
1 Lebanese cucumber, deseeded and chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tbs chopped coriander
Grated cheese (Ricotta Salata)
Pickled jalapeños

Method

Turn on oven to 160°C.

In a heavy based pot with a tight fitting lid, seal the brisket in hot oil.

Mix other ingredients and pour over brisket. Cover with lid and braise in the oven for 3 hours or until very tender, turning every 30 minutes.

Chargrill corn until black spots appear. Slice off kernels. Mix with shallots and a splash of lime juice.

Mix sour cream with shallots and Tabasco.

Fork avocado, cucumber, coriander, lime juice and pinch of salt until combined but not too smooth.

Chargrill tortillas until marked and keep warm in a dry tea towel.

Serve tortillas with accompaniments and let everyone create their own combos.

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