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.

Ingredients:

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

Method:

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.

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