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Bangin’ Barley, Mushroom & Kale Rendang Pies Recipe

Bangin’ Barley, Mushroom & Kale Rendang Pies - Zest Byron BayMakes 1 family size, 4 lge or 6 sml pies

Ingredients

Mushroom Stock
150g button mushrooms sliced
20g dried shitake mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
1 lt veg stock
1 tbs light soy sauce

Vegetarian Pate Brisee (pastry)
1½ cups plain flour
¼ tsp salt
Pinch sugar
90g cubed chilled unsalted butter
30g cubed chilled veg shortening
4 tbs cold water (more if needed)

Filling
¾ cup barley
20g butter
250g button mushrooms quartered
½ bunch kale sliced
½ cup Zest Rendang Blend
Pinch plain flour
1 egg yolk with 2 tsp milk for sealing & glazing

Method

For the stock, sauté the mushrooms & garlic in a little oil, then add veg stock and gently simmer for 30 mins.

For the Pate Brisee, in a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients until combined. Then add the butter and shortening and pulse until it appears like breadcrumbs. Add water gradually until the pastry comes together. Cover in a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Cook barley in plenty of water for 30mins, strain and refrigerate.

In a pan wilt kale & set aside. Sauté mushrooms in butter until just coloured. Add pinch of flour and stir until cooked.

To the mushrooms, add barley, kale, Rendang blend and stir. Add enough mushroom stock & stir to create your preferred consistency. Cool.

Roll out pastry, line pies moulds and cut out tops.

Fill and add tops, sealing with the egg wash.

Glaze tops and cook pies until deeply golden for 25-35 mins @ 200°C.

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Zest Spiked Butters Recipe

Pan-fried Field Mushrooms with Nepalese Spiked Butter - Zest Byron BayServes: 10-15
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cool Time: 20-30 mins

Ingredients

100g unsalted butter softened
1 tbsp Zest Indian Spice Paste
3 kaffir lime leaves chopped very finely

Method

In a food processor, add ingredients until well combined.

Lay down a piece of plastic wrap about 30cm long. Spoon out the flavoured butter into the centre of the plastic wrap. Fold over the plastic wrap and roll until it all wraps around to look like a sausage. Take each end of the wrap and wind until the whole sausage tightens so you end up with a firm log.

Refrigerate until hard. Slices can now be chopped to the desired width and melted over anything hot.

For example, corn on the cob.

Some other combinations

Moroccan Spiked Butter

100g unsalted butter softened
1 tbsp Zest Moroccan Spice Paste
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander

Slice on top of steak or chops

Nepalese Spiked Butter

100g unsalted butter softened
1 tbsp Zest Nepalese Spice Paste
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Slice on top of pan fried field mushrooms

Sri Lankan Spiked Butter

100g unsalted butter softened
1 tbsp Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
½ tsp chili flakes

Slice on top of grilled fish

Simple Kitchen Recipes
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Pan-fried Field Mushrooms with Nepalese Spiked Butter Recipe

Pan-fried Field Mushrooms with Nepalese Spiked Butter - Zest Byron BayServes: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15-20 mins

Ingredients

4-6 large field mushrooms
2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp butter
4-8 slices Zest Nepalese Spiked Butter
Slices of toast for serving if desired
1 bunch watercress

Method

In a heavy based fry pan melt butter in the oil. Toss in the whole mushrooms to coat and fry on a high heat on both sides until they start to colour and soften. Turn down the heat and cook until your liking.

Serve on a plate with toast if desired, plenty of freshly ground black pepper and pop on a couple of slices of the Spiked Butter so it melts in the mushrooms’ open sides.

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Emma’s Tofu Kebabs Recipe

Sri Lankan Tofu Kebabs : Zest Byron BayServes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

Ingredients

2-3 tbsp Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
1 cup sour cream or plain yoghurt
1 packet tofu
mushrooms
capsicum
cherry tomatoes
zucchini

Method

Cut vegetables and tofu into chunks and place onto sticks.

Mix sour cream and Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste together and coat kebabs.

Cover and set aside in fridge for min ½ hour.

Barbecue until cooked and enjoy.

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Created by : Emma Webb, Cabarita