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WA avocados set to boom!

From exciting branding initiatives to new technologies, our WA growers are an innovative bunch! Interested in finding out more? Catch up with this brilliant Landline article here. Or find the entire video and episode transcript here.

 

Taco with a Twist!

With the weather getting cooler, thanks to one of our favourite food bloggers, Keren from Passionately Keren we have the perfect healthy comfort dish to warm you up.

Beyond Guacamole

- Newsletter 2

Shepard avocados are hitting the shelves!

The Shepard avocado season is upon us and we can start to enjoy them as they are hittting the shelves at local stores now.
Shepard avocados are a variety of “greenskins” – their skin stays green as they ripen rather than darkening to a purple-black like the Hass variety.
 The best thing about the Shepard variety is that if a fruit looks great on the outside, it will be great on the inside. Unlike Hass avocados, the flesh of a Shepard avocado does not go brown once it's cut.

Smashed Avocado & Haloumi Fritters

Total votes: 773

Ingredients

Fritters:

  • 1 large avocado, smashed
  • 250g haloumi, grated
  • 2 zucchinis, grated
  • 1 onion, grated
  • ½ cup corn kernels
  • ¼ cup self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp. lemon rind, grated
  • 3 free range eggs
  • ¼ bunch fresh coriander, chopped
  • Olive oil, to fry
  • Sea salt, to serve

Salsa:

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ bunch coriander
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. wholegrain mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste

 

Method

Salsa

Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well

Fritters

Grate the zucchinis making sure to remove as much liquid as possible. Place in a bowl and add the onion, haloumi, flour, lemon rind, eggs and coriander. Season the mixture with salt and pepper and combine.

Form the mixture into fritters and cook in a non-stick pan over a medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes each side. Drain the excess oil on a paper towel.

Build your stack by placing smashed avocado salsa in-between each fritter – place about 3-4 fritters on top of each other.

P.S. You can always serve this with a slice of bacon as well (just to be naughty)!

  • Serves 4
  • Cooking Time 40 Minutes
  • Preparation Time 10 Minutes
  • Tags Haloumi, Cheese, Avocado, Dinner, Snack, Fritter, Perfect Match

Chicken and Avocado Salad

Total votes: 841

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe but firm avocados, diced
  • 500gm Wombok (Chinese cabbage), chopped finely
  • 400gm cooked roast chicken, shredded
  • 60ml extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ bunch flat-leaf Parsley, coarsely torn
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste

Method

Combine all ingredients well in a large bowl. 

  • Cooking Time Nil
  • Preparation Time 15 Minutes
  • Tags Salad, Chicken, Avocado, Perfect Match, Wombok, Lemon Juice

The Perfect Match – Chocolate & Avocado

Avocado is a true-blue Aussie girl hailing from the country. She’s well known around the kitchen scene – this little lady is known for being low maintenance and getting along with everyone. She’s recently moved to the big city to find her perfect match.

Chocolate is a real sweet talker. He’s South American and tall, dark and handsome. He spends his weekends teaching samba and working at the local chocolate bar. He is the chocolate other chocolates dream they could be; but he still can't find a girlfriend.

 

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Total votes: 850

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados (240g)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (80g) OR cocoa powder (40g)
  • ¼ to ½ cup milk of choice (60-120g)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2-3 tsp. sugar

 

Method

Carefully melt the chocolate chips and sugar, before beginning. 

Combine all ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth. 

Refrigerate and serve with chocolate sauce and little scoops of avocado.

Note: 

Use less milk for a thicker mousse and more for a thinner result. If using cocoa powder, add 1 - 2 tbsp. of maple syrup instead of sugar. 

  • Serves 4
  • Cooking Time 30 Minutes
  • Preparation Time 10 Minutes

Japanese Avocado Seafood Plate

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Recipe by Brendan McQueen - Matteo's, Melbourne

Ingredients

Yabby tail and sweet dashi sauce with steamed avocado 'chawan mushi' custard

'Chawan Mushi' Custard

  • 1 avocado (peeled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200ml milk
  • 5g ginger
  • 1 small green chilli
  • 20ml yuzu juice

Sweet Dashi Sauce

  • 5g dashi
  • 2g bonito flakes
  • 50ml water
  • 20ml sake
  • 10ml mirin
  • 5ml Yamasa soy
  • 15g caster sugar
  • 5g corn flour/10ml water, mix together

Yabby Tail

  • 100g green soya beans (peeled)
  • 10g black soya beans (cooked in water until tender)
  • 4 yabby tails (cooked and peeled)

Confit petuna ocean trout & avocado, toasted shiso spiced Japanese (panko) bread crumbs.

Ocean Trout 500g

  • ocean trout fillet (cleaned of blood line and pin bones)
  • 1 avocado (peeled and sliced)
  • 20g Yarra Valley salmon roe
  • 50g Japanese bread crumb
  • 5g yukari ¼ bunch chives (chopped)
  • 20g butter

Creme Fraiche 

  • 50g crème fraiche
  • ¼ bunch chives (chopped)
  • ¼ bunch dill (chopped)
  • ½ lemon (juice)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Ocean Trout Cure

80g caster sugar

80g table salt

1 lemon (rind)

1 orange (rind)

5 coriander root

10g Sichuan peppercorns

Tempura king prawn and avocado, grated daikon radish salad.

King Prawn

  • 4 king prawns (peeled and butterflied)
  • ½ avocado (sliced into wedges)
  • 50g rice flour Batter
  • 375ml beer
  • 150g self raising flour

Daikon Salad

  • 1 daikon radish (finely grated, with some of the juice squeezed out)
  • 1 red chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (deseeded and finely chopped)
  • 10ml olive oil
  • 10ml Yamasa soy sauce
  • 10ml sesame oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Method

Yabby tail and sweet dashi sauce with steamed avocado 'chawan mushi' custard

'Chawan Mushi' Custard

  1. Blend all ingredients in a thermo mix and pass through fine sieve, ¾ fill 4 small ramekins, cover with cling film and steam for 10 minutes approx.

Sweet Dashi Sauce

  1. Place all ingredients in a small stainless steel pot, bring to boil then simmer for 3 minutes. Pass through fine sieve and keep warm.

Yabby Tail

  1. Place a cooked and peeled yabby tail on top of custard, a scattering of soya beans and 20ml of warm sweet dashi sauce.

Confit petuna ocean trout & avocado, toasted shiso spiced Japanese (panko) bread crumbs.

Ocean Trout

  1.  Melt butter in a pan and toast bread crumbs tossing the pan frequently, season with yukari and chopped chives.

Creme Fraiche

  1. Whip all ingredients together until cream is quite firm.

Ocean Trout Cure

  1. Mix all ingredients together and coat the ocean trout. Leave to cure for 2 hours. Rinse under cold water and pat dry.
  2. Cut into 4 portions, top with some sliced avocado and prepared bread crumbs and place into pre heated oven set at 120°C for 8 minutes approx.

Tempura king prawn and avocado, grated daikon radish salad.

King Prawn

  1.  Lay butterflied prawns on work surface and place a wedge of avocado on each, fold over to envelope the avocado.
  2. Coat in rice flour and dip in the batter. Fry immediately in hot oil (180°C) till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and season with salt.

Batter

  1. Whisk beer into flour until smooth.

Daikon Salad

  1. On a flat rectangle plate, place a small amount of daikon salad at one end and top with the tempura prawn.
  2. At the other end of the plate place the warm ocean trout and quenelle some crème fraiche on top and a teaspoon of Yarra Valley Salmon roe.
  3. Finally put the steamed chawan mushi custard in between the ocean trout and prawn and serve. 

Folate in Avocado

 

Folate, a B-group vitamin, is an important part of every diet, but never more so than for pregnant women. Most of us know that green leafy vegies contain folate but not all of us enjoy the taste. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution – the avocado, which has a smooth, creamy texture, is a source of folate. It’s such an easy and delicious way to add more folate to your diet. Download our article for more great information about folate. 

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