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Berry recipes

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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."

Light and healthy recipes

With fresh ingredients and lots of spices, these light and healthy recipes are perfect for summer.

Herb-stuffed mushrooms


These little mushrooms are simple to make and so tasty. They can be made ahead of time and are just as good at room temperature as they are warm.

You'll need

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 500 gm (about 18) cup mushrooms, stalks finely chopped 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 35 gm (½ cup) fresh sourdough breadcrumbs 1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp coarsely chopped thyme leaves

Method

  • 01
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, then sauté mushroom stalks and garlic until fragrant (1-2 minutes). Add breadcrumbs and stir until golden brown (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat, add herbs, season to taste and set aside.
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Place mushrooms cup-side up on an oven tray, spoon breadcrumb mixture into each, then drizzle with oil and roast until mushrooms are tender (8-10 minutes). Serve warm or at room temperature.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

Drink Suggestion

White Bordeaux.

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