Note If green tomatoes are unavailable, substitute 300gm mixed heirloom tomatoes, halve small tomatoes; thickly slice larger ones. Samphire is a succulent that grows near the coast; it's available from select greengrocers. If fresh fennel pollen is unavailable, substitute dried fennel pollen; it's available from Herbie's Spices.
"This is the best way to make use of excess tomatoes and the dry 40C summer days in Victoria," says Turner. "During the summer months, the wild fennel pollen is in abundance along the train tracks. We use it on everything from poached eggs to grilled pork." You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead if you're going to sun-dry the tomatoes. A dehydrator (preheated to 65C; cook for 5 hours) or an oven (preheated to 70C or lowest setting; cook for 4-5 hours) will give you the same results. The Turners like to cook the calamari in a skillet over a campfire that's burning at high heat, but to cook them at home you'll a need barbecue or char-grill pan.
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