Falafel – Aussie bushtucker superfood version

Background Falafel is a Middle Eastern food item made by frying small patties or balls of ground chickpeas as the main ingredient. The Egyptian version of falafel uses ground fava beans instead,  is called tamiya or ta’amiya, and it has been claimed that this is the original version. Regardless, these heavenly morsels of leguminous goodness have been eaten for centuries and today, throughout the … Read More

Witchetty Grub

How do you feel about snacks that wriggle while you’re eating them? One of the best know Australian bush foods is the witchery grubs, also known as witjuti grubs. They are part of the traditional diet of indigenous Australians. This grub is the larva of a moth and  found in Central Australia. They are normally found in the root system of the Witchetty Bush and … Read More

Crusted Crocodile Lemon Myrtle

Servings: 2-4 Ingredients 500g Crocodile tail 2 tsp ground Lemon Myrtle 2 egg yolks 2 tsp Dijon mustard 3/4 cup oil Instructions Gently roll the crocodile into the Lemon Myrtle lightly covering the outside. Cut into bite-sized medallions and grill each side in a hot pan being careful not to over-cook. For the mayonnaise, whisk together the egg yolks and … Read More

Wallaby Shanks Braised with wild thyme

Ingredients 4 medium wallaby shanks ½ cup plain flour, for dusting 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 large carrots, cut into 8 pieces 4 x 10cm celery sticks 8 cloves garlic, peeled 2 onions, quartered 2 cups red wine 1 litre beef stock 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 heaped teaspoon wild thyme (or 4 sprigs fresh thyme) 1 teaspoon … Read More

Macadamia Tart and Sweet Honey

Serving: 12 Ingredients 35g honey (we used Manuka) 225g unsalted butter 60g caster sugar 100ml cream 1/2 vanilla bean 550g macadamias, roughly chopped Pastry tart base 180g butter 300g plain flour 90g icing sugar 1 egg Instructions To prepare the pastry, cut the butter into a 1cm dice. Place the butter in a bowl then add the flour and icing … Read More