Cooking with seasonal produce can be cheaper, cut down of food miles, offer access to fresher produce and best of all give you some inspiration and focus in a sea of infinite options.We asked some of our temp chef team members what their favourite seasonal produce is.
Scott: Ruby Red Grapefruit
It has such a unique taste and is amazing to look at. My go to recipe when I have them on hand is pan seared Mahi-Mahi fillet served with a ruby red grapefruit and fennel salad.
Pomegranate is really nice and bright and adds great colour to a dish. You can add it to a salad or make a nice sauce with it.
Jeremy: I love spring produce
There are new sprouts, spring garlic, stinging nettles and pine needles. There is so much variety and they create such and intense flavour. In spring I love to make a rosemary flower ice cream.
Oh how I love mango. Beautiful and sweet it is wonderful in smoothies with passionfruit and orange or made into sorbet. To enjoy it in the cooler months it is great preserved and pickled and served with a spicy curry in winter.
Fennel is like the ugly step sister for vegetables but sliced and well baked with olive oil and an sprinkling of fennel seeds, it is sensational.
A note about Chef Express
Working with contract labour hire chefs can bring variety to the kitchen. They bring with them enthusiasm and new ideas. If you need a temp chef in your commercial kitchen call Chef Express.