Outback Bush Tomato Eggplants with Goats Cheese and Leeks

Outback Bush Tomato Eggplants with Goats Cheese and Leeks

We love Rick Stein’s cooking and his appreciation of the food of other cultures so we're pretty sure he won’t mind that we were inspired by his Turkish Style Eggplants in a recent publication and just had to adapt it to include our lovely native ingredients to give it that extra pizzazz! A great dish which showcases them beautifully.  Serves 4 and more!  4 small whole eggplant, ends trimmed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 middle rashers bacon, sliced into slim batons (optional if you prefer vegetarian or vegan) 1 leek. Cleaned and finely sliced 2 medium...

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Mushroom Bacon and Mountain Pepper Risotto

Mushroom Bacon and Mountain Pepper Risotto

How good is risotto! We love how versatile risotto is - so many amazing ingredients you can use to add flavour and variety. This is one of our favourites and highlights the rich earthiness of mushrooms married with the savoury umami of bacon and the aromatic, spiciness of Mountain Pepper - risotto heaven for us! We used to make risotto in the traditional manner of adding a ladle of stock at a time and stirring constantly, until we met and learned directly from Gabriel Ferron another. simpler way and once you try it, you'll never make your risotto any other...

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Spanish Omelette with Tasmanian Mountain Pepper

Spanish Omelette with Tasmanian Mountain Pepper

A lovely Venezuelan woman taught us how to make Tortilla Espanol  or Spanish Omelette many years ago and it's been a firm favourite ever since. A handy recipe to have in your repertoire as it's quick and super easy to make, uses ingredients that are staples in most homes and doesn't break the bank. An inexpensive party dish for a crowd when it is cut into cubes, to serve, rather than wedges. And of course we've given it our native food twist with generous seasonings of Mountain Pepper and Tasmanian Pepper Salt! This recipe makes enough for four for a light...

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Cheesy Roast Potato, Mountain Pepper and Onion Bake

Cheesy Roast Potato, Mountain Pepper and Onion Bake

If you're looking for the ultimate comfort food this is for you Potatoes oven roasted on a bed of onion with butter and olive oil and topped with Gruyere and Parmesan Cheeses - and the whole delicious dish seasoned liberally with our Mountain Pepper. 6 large potatoes, cut in halves 2 large onions, sliced into rounds 50g unsalted butter slug of good olive oil 1/2 cup grated gruyere  1/4 cup grated parmesan 2 teaspoons Mountain Pepper 1 teaspoon Tasmanian Pepper Salt   Melt the butter with the oil in the bottom of a cast iron baking dish or similar Place...

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