What is Good Food Times 2?
. At least one seasonal food.
. At least one super food – rich in antioxidants.
. Tastes delicious.
. Variety – a varied diet is one of the secrets of longevity.
Recipe of the week
6 – 8 medium octopus, cleaned
4 Tbls extra virgin olive oil✜
Juice 2 lemons★
2 garlic cloves, crushed✜
2 tsp dried Greek oregano✜
1 small red chilli, seeds removed and thinly sliced✜
Place octopus in a deep, covered pan on medium heat to cook in their own juice. Octopus are done when they turn pink and are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove the smaller ones as they are cooked. (This is the secret to tender octopus!)
While octopus are cooking, mix marinade ingredients together.
When octopus are tender, remove from pan and drain in a colander.
Trim with kitchen scissors into quarters and add to marinade. Mix well and refrigerate, covered for a min of 3 hours or overnight.
BBQ on high for a few minutes until slight char marks appear and ends of tentacles are crisp. May also be eaten as an antipasto if octopus is cut into smaller pieces, and not BBQ’d.
Serve with a fresh green salad and follow with the citrus salad as a refreshing finish to this delicious Spring meal.
Citrus salad with yoghurt
1 pink grapefruit, peeled
2 large mandarins peeled★
3 navel oranges★
1/2 cup fresh blueberries✜
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon✜
500gms natural yogurt✜
¼ cup cup finely chopped crystallized ginger✜
Break grapefruit and mandarins into sections. Cut grapefruit sections into thirds; cut mandarin sections in half. Transfer grapefruit, mandarins, and all juices to a deep serving bowl. Using a small sharp knife cut all peel and white pith from oranges. Slice oranges into 5mm thick rounds, then cut slices into quarters. Add oranges and all juices to the same bowl. Gently mix in 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, honey, and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Mix yogurt and ginger in bowl.
Spoon yogurt on top of the fruit. Sprinkle with the extra blueberries
Seasonal Foods for Spring in NSW Australia
Cherries, Lemons, Mandarins, Oranges, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Strawberries, Artichokes, Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Cucumber, Leek, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Silverbeet, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini
Berries, broccoli, cinnamon, dark chocolate, garlic, ginger, herbs, lentils, nuts, natural yoghurt, red chillies, spinach, virgin olive oil, salmon and zucchini.