The Essential Ingredient South Melbourne
|Mr Pye’s Black Garlic Butter
Black garlic is soft and sweet and has notes of molasses and balsamic vinegar. Made with organic black garlic cloves, this butter is perfect for pan frying mushrooms or as an instant sauce on your favourite cut of steak.
Smear on grilled corn, under the skin of your next roast chicken or on a halved ciabatta before baking for a comforting garlic bread.
|The Essential Ingredient Mango & Lime Chutney
A sweet chutney spiked with refreshing ginger and tart lime. Delicious with curries and tandoori but also corned beef, roast lamb and cold ham. Try using as a glaze for meat skewers or serve with cheese.
|Solomons Gold ‘Free From’ Organic Artisan Chocolate
This New Zealand based artisan producer creates exceptional chocolate from bean to bar using the finest single origin cacao and virgin coconut oil from the Solomon Islands. As one of the world’s few vertically integrated chocolate companies Solomons Gold works with their growers to ensure that premium quality cacao is produced sustainably, ethically and surpasses all fair-trade mandates. They personally select, grade and ship their beans to their bespoke facility in Tauranga, giving them complete control over the growing and production process.
|Japaice Organic Red Yuzu Kosho
Yuzu kosho is a Japanese paste made by fermenting fresh chillis with salt and yuzu zest and juice. A terrific trifecta! Chillis, citrus, and salt create this powerful and distinctive paste that enlivens a dish – anything from sashimi to braised short ribs, pork belly to noodles.
The tart, slightly floral, spiciness compliments meat and vegetables like roast eggplant, and adds complexity to sauces and soups. For a yuzu kosho dressing add some soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, oil, and a squeeze of lemon juice and use to dress seared scallops.