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Coconut crab and green mango salad

"This salad bursts with fresh, vibrant flavours and became a signature on my Paramount menus," says Christine Manfield. "I capitalised on using green mangoes in many dishes as they became more widely available. Blue swimmer crabs from South Australia have the most delicious sweet meat. It's best to buy them whole, cook them yourself and carefully pick the meat from the shell - a tedious task but it gives the best flavour. This entree also works well with spanner crab meat (you can buy this in packs ready cooked from reliable fishmongers). The sweetness of the crab, the richness of the fresh coconut and the sourness of green mango make a wonderful partnership. It's all about harmony on the palate and using the very best produce."

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Fruity ice-pops


You'll need

2 young coconuts 400 gm (2 cups) mixed sliced fresh fruit, such as strawberries, grapes, mangoes, lychees, kiwis, raspberries and pineapple

Method

  • 01
  • Cut a hole in the top of each coconut, pour the coconut water into a jug and set aside. Reserve the flesh for another use.
  • 02
  • Fill eight 150ml icy-pole moulds with pieces of fruit, ensuring they fit snugly. Pour coconut water into each mould to just cover the fruit, then insert ice-pops sticks and freeze until solid (6 hours or overnight). Ice-pops will keep frozen for up to 2 weeks. Dip popsicles briefly into hot water to unmould.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 people
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