Lemon Myrtle is a very popular citrus-fragranced spice that is native to the wetter coastal areas in the northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. It is distinguished by its fresh fragrance of creamy lemon and lime and has a very versatile lemony and tangy flavour. It complements many dishes like fish, chips, chicken, roast vegetables and ice cream or sorbet.
With a fresh fragrance of creamy lemon and lime and a very versatile lemony and tangy flavour, Lemon Myrtle is native to Australian soil with a wonderful citrus flavour and aroma. It complements many dishes such as fish, chips, chicken, roast vegetables and ice cream or sorbet.
The lemon myrtle leaves contain many essential oils that have antimicrobial compounds. Lemon myrtle also is a powerful antioxidant and anti-virus agent. It is high in minerals like calcium, zinc and magnesium, and it has a healthy helping of vitamins A and E. One of its modern applications is for treating throat disorders, due to infection or irritation.
Lemon Myrtle is a fragrant herbal and ideal substitute for fresh lemongrass
It can enhance the flavour of beef, chicken, baked fish, pasta, grilled meats, seafood, rice dishes, infused in macadamia or vegetable oils, and made into hot or iced tea.
Also, as a lemon flavour substitute, it can be used in milk-based foods like cheesecake, lemon-flavoured ice-cream and sorbets. It can be also used in other desserts like cookies, cakes and muffins to satisfy a sweet tooth.
When combining with mango, it makes a great marinade for prawns.
It's a good choice to add flavour to spice rubs and marinades, flavoured vinegars, salad dressings, dips, breads, sauces, and even pancakes.
It should not be cooked for more than 10-15 minutes, otherwise it will destroy the delicate lemon notes and it can develop an unpleasant bitterness and eucalyptus flavour will dominate.
Lemon Myrtle must be used sparingly, about 1/2 teaspoon to 500g of meat, carbohydrates or vegetables.
Star anise, is a star-shaped fruit that is considered an essential ingredient in Chinese duck and pork recipes. Its licorice-like flavour is similar to that of aniseed and fennel It has a sweet warm, clovey, liquorice flavour, and deep aroma. Used to add flavour to tea, soups, stir-fries and curries, while the ground star anise is a dominant ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavourful variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. The cracked form tends to be used in grinders and preserving meats. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavourful variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. The whole peppercorn is great to use in grinders. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
White Pepper is black pepper that has been soaked to remove the outer husk. It is hotter and less fragrant than black pepper. It is one of the most versatile spices, particularly used in European cooking so as to not blemish creamy white sauces with black specs of pepper.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with an earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on bread & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines in both dishes and as a garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.
Sumac crushed is obtained from the dried berries from a bush that grows in the Middle East and southern Italy, and it is essential for Middle-Eastern cuisine especially Persian, Lebanese, and Turkish. In Middle Eastern cooking, sumac is used as a souring agent instead of lemon or vinegar. Sumac is delicious on roast meat & in particular lamb when mixed with paprika, pepper & oregano. It has a tangy, lemony, and fruity sour flavour and a fruity aroma that was once used as the tart, acid element by Romans. It can be used as a substitute of lemon in any dish on which you might squeeze fresh lemon juice. Also, its deep red-dark purple colour makes it a very attractive garnish.