The sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes perfectly complement the polenta croutons with their crunchy exterior and creamy centre. A balsamic vinaigrette brings a touch of acidity to draw everything together.
Quite difficult to define a salad. The Oxford Dictionary provides this: “A cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.”
When you have a craving for New Zealand paua, but can’t get any, what do you do? Tasmanian abalone is a very close relative of NZ paua. Sautéed abalone, or paua, is a great way to get the best from this ocean delicacy.
These sweet and succulent grilled pork belly skewers sit on a mashed potato salad enhanced with umami packed katsuobushi (bonito flakes), roasted garlic, and spring onions.
This salad sparkles. Cherry tomatoes have a wonderful sweet acidity of their own, enhanced here by the ginger juice and rice vinegar. Layer in umami and seasoning from the wakame seaweed and soy sauce, and you have a salad that stands on its own, or would complement a robust main dish.
A “bowl” filled with sweet nutty succulent umami packed mouthfuls of flavour. Finish with a satisfying crunch when eating the bowl that the beetroot salad is served in.
Mussel fritters and potato salad are two quintessential dishes of New Zealand and Australia. This dish reimagines those classics in an Asian context.
The chicken stuffed with pancetta was delicious, but the star of this show was the veggie reduction gravy. It was so tasty in its own right, yet perfectly complemented the chicken. The beetroot and feta salad could stand alone, but completed this plate in a very colorful way.
The nutty characters of the parmesan crusted cauliflower and the quinoa marry perfectly with the sweet roasted red peppers, the salty feta cheese, and the acidity of the blueberries. A true harmony of flavours.
The superfood salad – quinoa, cacao nibs, and pomelo. So healthy it is. The nuttiness of the quinoa, the sweet acidity of the pomelo, the bitter complexity of the cacao nibs… this red quinoa citrus salad is so delicious.