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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."

Pepparkakor


The quantity of spice in these Swedish ginger cookies is a personal decision - we think the spicier the better. Mix and match to make your ideal ginger blend. Begin this recipe a day ahead, ideally, to give the mixture time to develop. 

You'll need

200 gm (1 2/3 cups) plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 85 gm butter, coarsely chopped 140 gm brown sugar 2 tbsp molasses 1 1/4 tbsp ground ginger 2 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cloves ⅛ tsp cayenne 1 egg 20 gm (1/4 cup) flaked almonds

Method

  • 01
  • Combine flour, bicarbonate of soda and ½ tsp fine sea salt in a bowl. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat, add brown sugar, molasses, spices and 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, and whisk to combine, then whisk in egg. Mix into flour mixture, bring together to form a dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, and flavours develop (6 hours or overnight).
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 160C and line 2 oven trays with baking paper. Roll out dough on a lightly floured sheet of baking paper to 3mm thick, then refrigerate until firm (15 minutes). Using a floured 7cm-diameter fluted biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and transfer to prepared trays. Brush lightly with water, scatter with almonds and bake in batches, swapping trays halfway, until biscuits are crisp (15-20 minutes). Cool on trays. Ginger cookies keep in an airtight container for 3 days.

At A Glance

  • Serves 24 people
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  • Serves 24 people

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