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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."

Daiquiri marshmallows


The Daiquiri is considered by some to be a fruity frozen cocktail best left in the '80s, but its true incarnation is a simple, elegant concoction of rum, lime and sugar thoroughly deserving of its classic-drink status. We've channelled its flavours into fluffy, tangy marshmallows.

You'll need

150 ml strained freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tbsp liquid glucose 1 tbsp grenadine 580 gm caster sugar 220 ml white rum Finely grated rind of 3 limes 4 eggwhites 10 titanium-strength gelatine leaves, softened in cold water for 3-5 minutes 60 gm pure icing sugar, sieved with 10gm cornflour

Method

  • 01
  • Stir juice, glucose, grenadine, 400gm sugar, 150ml rum and two-thirds of the rind in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil and cook until syrup reaches 127C on a sugar thermometer (8-9 minutes). As syrup nears temperature, whisk eggwhite and a pinch of salt in an electric mixer until soft peaks form, then gradually add remaining sugar and whisk until glossy. When syrup reaches 127C remove from heat, squeeze excess water from gelatine and stir into hot syrup to dissolve. Whisking on low-medium speed, gradually add syrup to meringue, then whisk on high speed until thick and cooled to room temperature (10-15 minutes). Add remaining rum and whisk to combine. Spoon into a lightly oiled 20cm-square cake tin lined with baking paper, smooth top and stand at room temperature until set (3-4 hours). Turn out onto a piece of baking paper dusted with a little icing sugar mixture, peel baking paper off base and cut marshmallow into cubes with a sharp knife dipped in hot water, then wiped dry.
  • 02
  • Combine remaining icing sugar mixture with remaining lime rind in a large airtight container, add marshmallows, shake to coat and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

At A Glance

  • Serves 20 people
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  • Serves 20 people

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