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Recipes with peaches

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Berry recipes

Whether it's raspberries paired with chocolate in a layer cake, or blueberries with lemon in a tart; berries are a welcome addition to any dessert. Here are delicious recipes with berries.

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."

Light and healthy recipes

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Tequila Sunrise slushie


A Tequila Sunrise can be a less than appetising concoction of orange juice (all too often pre-packaged, rather than freshly squeezed) and tequila, stained at the bottom with grenadine to create the signature "sunrise" effect. Less well-known is the original, a rather more appealing combination of lime juice (fresh, of course), tequila and crème de cassis. This is our interpretation of the original version - as a cocktail slushie. Start this recipe a day ahead to freeze the granita.

You'll need

To serve: crème de cassis and lime wedges   Tequila-lime granita 330 gm (1½ cups) caster sugar 300 ml lime juice 100 ml tequila blanco 100 ml soda water

Method

  • 01
  • For tequila-lime granita, stir sugar and 375ml water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add remaining ingredients, then refrigerate until chilled. Transfer to a container and freeze until firm (overnight). Scrape into ice crystals with a fork and freeze again until required. Scrape with a fork once again just before serving to loosen the ice crystals.
  • 02
  • To serve, spoon tequila-lime granita into chilled serving glasses and drizzle with crème de cassis. Top up with more granita and serve with extra cassis to taste, and lime wedges.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 - 8 people
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  • Serves 6 - 8 people

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