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Pumpkin, Prawn and Plantain Caribbean Curry

Pumpkin, Prawn and Plantain Caribbean Curry - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins

Ingredients

175g Zest Byron Bay Caribbean Colombo
500g chopped pumpkin
500g peeled raw prawns
300g baby spinach leaves
2 plantains (+1 tbs coconut oil to cook)
400ml coconut cream (low fat works fine)
400ml tinned chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

To a large pot, add the Zest Byron Bay Caribbean Colombo spice blend and cook for a few minutes before adding the coconut cream and tinned tomatoes. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add chopped pumpkin. While this cooks, slice plantains into 3/4cm coins and fry in some coconut oil for a few minutes on each side or until golden. Set aside.

When the pumpkin is almost cooked through, add the prawns. Continue to cook for a few minutes until the prawns have curled into themselves and the pumpkin is cooked through. Turn off the heat and add the spinach, stirring it through until wilted. Season as required.

Serve on a bed of basmati with plantain on the side.

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Moroccan Inspired Spaghetti with Meatballs Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

Moroccan Inspired Spaghetti with Meatballs - Zest Byron Bay400g lamb mince
3 tbs Zest Moroccan Spice Paste
1 tbs olive oil
1 onion finely crushed
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbs chopped parsley
1 tbs tomato paste
1 tin whole plum tomatoes
plain flour for dusting meatballs
300-400g spaghetti
grated Parmesan for serving

Method

In a heavy based pan, sauté onion and garlic in oil until soft. Put one half in a bowl and keep the other half in the pan.

To this, add mince, 2 tbs Spice Paste, parsley and mix. Shape into 50g balls and refrigerate.

Into the pan with the onion/garlic mix, add tomato paste, 1 tbs Spice Paste and fry off for 1 minute. Then add tinned tomatoes and crush with your hand as they go in. Season and simmer sauce for 10 minutes.

Dust a little flour over the meatballs and then in a frying pan, seal off until brown. Once this is done, put the meatballs in the tomato sauce and simmer gently for another 10 minutes.

Cook spaghetti and serve topped with sauce and Parmesan.

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Amazing Rogan Josh Paella with Seafood Recipe

Amazing Rogan Josh Paella with Seafood - Zest Byron BayServes 8-12

Ingredients

2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 sml onion medium dice
200g chorizo
100g red capsicum medium dice
1½ cup preferred Paella rice
175g Zest Rogan Josh
1 tsp salt ground with …
a pinch saffron
750ml chicken or fish stock
12 prepared green prawns, tails on
12 fresh mussels, debearded
300g firm white fish chunks
½ bunch chopped parsley

Method

In a large fry pan or Paella pan (approx. 35-40cm diameter) heat oil and sauté chorizo until it starts to release it’s oil.

Add onion and capsicum, cook until soft, then add rice and stir in all the flavoured oils for 2-3 mins.

Stir in Zest Rogan Josh and saffron/salt mix then add stock, stir and bring to a slow simmer.

After 15 mins, add prawns to the rice.

After another 10 mins stud rice with fish & arrange mussels, then cover with foil until mussels open, the stock has been absorbed and the rice is nicely cooked. (Also there should be a nice crust on the bottom.)

Sprinkle with parsley and serve from the pan or transfer to a large bowl.

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BBQ Kerala Prawns Recipe

BBQ Kerala Prawns - Zest Byron BayServes: 4-8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients

16 bamboo skewers
16 large green Australian prawns
175g pack Zest Kerala Blend
1 tbsp oil or oil spray

Method

Soak skewers in water to stop them igniting when cooking.

Shell and devein the prawns leaving on the tails.

In a bowl, pour over enough Kerala Blend to cover the prawns. Toss well and set aside in the fridge for up to an hour to marinate.

Thread one prawn per skewer, keeping the prawn straight.

Preheat the BBQ or chargrill plate and lightly oil. BBQ or grill the prawns until just cooked using any excess Kerala Blend to keep them moist.

Serve as a canapé or with salad as an entrée.

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Created by: Zest Byron Bay