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Al Brown Recipes, Pork -

Harringtons source only "happy pork" which has a sensational flavour. Its perfect bed partners in this case are a creamy mash, fennel remoulade using Te Manaia Organics fennel bulb and granny smith or jazz apples from Pernel Fruitworld.  Serves 6 Step 1. Fennel and Apple Remoulade Ingredients… 400 gm Te Manaia fennel bulb (finely sliced)400 gm granny smith apples (grated, juice squeezed out)3/4 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)Sea saltFresh ground black pepper Method… Combine fennel bulb, apple, mayo and parsley together in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until required. Step 2. Creamy Mash Ingredients… 1.5 kg Zoe's Garden...

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Al Brown Recipes, Dessert -

Apples are at their best at this time of year. There are a number of varieties that you can use for this recipe. My favourite cooking apples are Granny Smith, Braeburn, and Cox Orange. These varieties all have a good amount of acidity which is so important.  Jazz apples also cook well keeping their crunch & their flavour.  The ‘cobbler’ topping is sort of a cross between a scone and a sponge, with the sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon on top giving a wonderful crisp sweet finish. Serve with a scoop of ‘Vanilla’ or lashings of fresh runny cream! Serves...

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Al Brown Recipes, Vegetarian -

I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a bowl of comforting Pumpkin soup. This variation of the classic is simply delicious, with that hint of spice kicking it along nicely. The pumpkin seed dukkah adds a great texture, and the Leeds St Sourdough is always outstanding, and remember one loaf will never be enough. The Recipe Step 1. Pumpkin Seed Dukkah Ingredients… 1 cup pumpkin seeds (toasted)1/2 cup hazelnuts or almonds (toasted)1/2 cup sesame seeds (toasted)1 Tbs cumin seeds (toasted)1 Tbs coriander seeds (toasted)1 tsp flakey sea salt Method… Place all ingredients in the food processor and blitz until mix...

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Al Brown Recipes, salad, Vegetarian -

I make this salad dozens of times over the summer, especially when my tomatoes are in full swing. Luckily they’re still getting summer weather up in the Hawke’s Bay and Zoe's Garden tomatoes are tasting great at the moment.  This recipe ticks a lot of the boxes, but I particularly enjoy eating it immediately after it has been dressed as the texture of the bread with the summer vegetables and stretchy Haloumi is terrific. Serves 6 Step 1. Panzanella Dressing Ingredients… 500gms Zoe's Garden large table tomatoes (Blanched , peeled and de-seeded)1 tsp fresh garlic – Finely chopped3 Tbl sherry vinegar2 Tbl...

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Al Brown Recipes, Pasta -

Rustic and humble, this sort of dish is perfect for a rainy cold Sunday lunch. And you can get the kids help with rolling the pork meatballs! Serves 6 Step 1. Meatballs Ingredients… 1 kg Harrington's minced pork1 tsp garlic 2 Tbl fennel seeds (toasted and ground)1 benniks free range egg1/4 cup Italian Parsley (roughly chopped)Sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper Method… Place all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl and with clean hands work all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Form and roll meatballs to about half the size of a golf ball. Place them on a tray lined...

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