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Crusty Kerala Chicken Schnitzel

Serves 4

Ingredients

Crusty Kerala Chicken Schnitzel - Zest Byron Bay4 free-range chicken breasts
175g Zest Kerala Blend Recipe Base
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 …

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BBQ Pork Ribs with Massaman Satay

BBQ Pork Ribs with Massaman Satay - Zest Byron BayServes 6

Ingredients

1-2 Racks of Pork Ribs (16-20 Ribs)
175g Zest Massaman Blend Recipe Base
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 …

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Indian Roasted CauliRice Salad

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

Indian Roasted CauliRice Salad - Zest Byron Bay500g 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 …

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Lush Nepalese Lamb Ribs with Smoky Eggplant Cloud

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, …

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Butter Chicken Mole

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

Butter Chicken Mole - Zest Byron BayPob’s Mole
175g Zest Butter Chicken Recipe Base
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…

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Butter Chicken Brisket Soft Tacos with Simple Sides

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

Butter Chicken Brisket Soft Tacos w Simple Sides - Zest Byron Bay1kg beef brisket
1 tbs oil
175g Zest Butter Chicken Recipe Base
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 …

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Moroccan Inspired Spaghetti with Meatballs

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 …

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Rendang ‘Corrupted’ Duck Confit

Rendang 'Corrupted' Duck Confit - Zest Byron BayServes 4 (start the cure a day ahead)

Ingredients

4 duck ‘Marylands’
175g Zest Rendang Blend Recipe Base
300g coconut oil
100ml coconut milk
½ tbs palm sugar
½ tbs fish sauce

Method

Wash and pat-dry duck. In a dish pour Rendang Blend over duck …

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Sri Lankan Flavoured Smoked Trout Croquettes

Makes 15 small Croquettes

Ingredients

Sri Lankan Flavoured Smoked Trout Croquettes - Zest Byron Bay1 kg floury potatoes
1 smoked trout prepared
2 tbs Zest Sri Lankan Spice Paste
Handful chopped parsley
2 egg yolks

For Crumbing
Plain flour
Breadcrumbs or “Panko”
1 egg mixed with 1 tbs milk

Oil for frying

Method

Bake …

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Moroccan-Tinged Root Veg Tart with Chevre

Moroccan-Tinged Root Veg Tart w Chevre - Zest Byron BayServes 4-6

Ingredients

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry
1 sml bunch heirloom carrots
5 baby beetroot
110ml Zest Moroccan Spice paste
100-150g Chevre (fresh Goats Cheese)

Method

Cut the carrots lengthways in half and the beetroots into quarters.

Mix with Zest Moroccan Spice Paste and let sit …

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Vindaloo Spiked Cornish Pasties

Makes 4 Pasties

Ingredients

Vindaloo Spiked Cornish Pasties - Zest Byron BayShortcrust pastry
450g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
125g unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
125ml cold water

Filling
1 large brown onion
1 cup pumpkin
½ cup sweet potato
½ cup potato
½ cup peas
175g Zest

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Amazing Rogan Josh Paella with Seafood

Serves 8-12

Ingredients

Amazing Rogan Josh Paella with Seafood - Zest Byron Bay2 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 recipe base
1 tsp salt ground with …
a pinch saffron
750ml chicken or fish …

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Soft Tacos with Spiced Eggplant and Simple Sides

Serves 4

Ingredients

Soft Tacos with Spiced Eggplant & Simple Sides - Zest Byron Bay3 Lebanese eggplant
175g Zest Butter Chicken recipe base
1 tsp Oil
8 Corn Tortilla (we love dona cholita brand)
Shredded Lettuce
2 Corn on Cob
2 Shallot Sliced
3 tbs Sour Cream
1 tsp Chopped Chives
2 Avocado
1 Lime juiced…

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Bangin’ Barley, Mushroom & Kale Rendang Pies

Makes 1 family size, 4 lge or 6 sml pies

Ingredients

Bangin’ Barley, Mushroom & Kale Rendang Pies - Zest Byron BayMushroom 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 …

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