Lemon Myrtle Seafood Salad
Lemon Myrtle Seafood Salad

Lemon Myrtle Seafood Salad

Lemon Myrtle Seafood Salad

In previous story I highlight an interesting food find at the Harbourside Farmers Market in Coffs Harbour.  It was a brand of condiments, sauces, spices and seasonings which uses Australian Native Produce to create a unique taste of Australia.  The range is called Bakarindi and all the ingredients are grown in the Coffs Harbour area. I purchased a few products on that day, one of which was the Lemon Myrtle Seasoning.

I love the smell of Lemon Myrtle, it has a strong lemony aroma with a hint of Eucalypt. I have these trees growing in my garden and I will often put a dried leaf (folded) in my tea for an extra flavour. I had never really considered the seasoning value of the leaves beyond my tea enhancement until I came across the Bakarindi range.

Bakarindi Rosella Syrup

The ingredients in the Lemon Myrtle Seasoning are salt, lemon myrtle, chilli and garlic, all of which are dried and ground into a fine powder. The most obvious recipient of such a spice is seafood so I decided to try a Lemon Myrtle Seafood Salad.  I am also told it is a great seasoning for chicken.  I would be tempted to add a little cream to the pan after cooking the chicken to make a lemon myrtle sauce with the residual spice.

Keep and eye out for Lemon Myrtle Seasoning or lemon myrtle leaves for cooking it adds a very “Australia Summer” flavour to food.


200gm Ling Fillets Cubed

200gm green prawn

1 T/s garlic infused Olive Oil

Cos Lettuce

1 bunch coriander chopped

1 cucumber (sliced finely)

½ small red onion (sliced finely)

½ avocado

½ lemon sliced

10gm Lemon Myrtle seasoning

Caesar Salad dressing to taste


Place seafood in a plastic bag with seasoning and toss to coat.

Lay salad greens on a platter.

Cook seafood in oil briefly until just cooked. Lay seafood over the greens. Add sliced avocado to the salad and garnish with lemon wedges. Serve with a Caesar salad dressing and a squeeze of lemon.

This was a delicious light meal full of flavour. We had some toasted ciabatta bread and melted gorgonzola with the salad for a lovely decadent meal which was on the table in no time at all.

Lemon Myrtle Seafood Salad-2

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  1. What a fabulous salad and such delicate flavours! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for Lemon Myrtle Seasoning.

  2. Got to love a seafood salad – that looks lovely Julie!!!

    I love eating seafood and summer is the perfect time for it!!

  3. Beautiful dish.. the thought of sitting down to it with a crisp glass of white makes me very happy to be enjoying summer!

    Love how local ingredients are finally gaining more and more popularity. They have been such an untapped resource for so long.

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