4 spring onions, ends trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh Thai basil leaves
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
SWEET CHILLI DRESSING
1 1/2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 teaspoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons brown sugar
Sweet chilli dressing: combine the sweet chilli sauce, lime juice, fish sauce and sugar in a small jug. Set aside.
Place half the salmon in a large bowl with the cabbage, carrot, cucumber, capsicum, tomato, spring onion, coriander, basil and mint. Toss to combine. Drizzle with sweet chilli dressing and toss to combine.
Spoon the salad evenly among serving plates. Top with remaining salmon to serve.
Another summer inspired beef dish to fill the hungry family or unexpected guests dropping in for New Years visits.
500g Australian BBQ Beef Round Steak, thinly sliced
1 brown onion, cut into thin wedges
3 teaspoons sesame oil
1/3 cup (80ml) teriyaki sauce
450g pkt microwaveable brown rice
60g Brand Australian Baby Spinach
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
6 red radish, thinly sliced
1 avocado, stoned, peeled, chopped
2 tablespoons salt-reduced soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
Toss the beef and onion in a bowl with 2 teaspoons of the sesame oil. Heat a barbecue flat plate on high. Cook the beef mixture, tossing occasionally, for 3 mins or until browned. Drizzle with teriyaki sauce and toss until beef is well coated and sauce is heated through. Transfer to a bowl.
Meanwhile, cook the rice following packet directions. Set aside for 10 mins to cool.
Combine the rice, spinach, carrot, radish and avocado in a large bowl. Whisk the soy sauce, ginger, vinegar and remaining oil in a small bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the rice salad. Toss to combine.
Divide the rice salad among serving bowls. Top with beef and sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.
This Filipino style pork belly dish is a winner on any table. Add lemongrass and garlic and you'll enter another flavour realm.
2 hours, 15 minutes
2 hours, 15 minutes
6 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
2 stalks lemongrass (white only), finely chopped
2 tsp finely grated lemon rind
2 tblsp lemon juice
1.5kg pork belly
Vegetable oil, for brushing
1 cup caster sugar
2 long red chillies, chopped
1 tblsp white vinegar
Steamed white long grain rice, to serve
Lemon wedges, to serve
Combine garlic, pepper, salt, lemongrass, lemon rind and juice in a bowl. Rub all over pork belly, except for the skin. Place pork, skin-side up, in a glass or ceramic dish. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 180c/160c fan-forced.
Line a roasting pan with baking paper. Place pork, skin-side up, in prepared pan. Roast, brushing skin with oil every 15 minutes, for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, place sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add chilli and vinegar. Simmer for a further 5 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
Increase oven temperature to 200c/180c fan-forced. Roast pork for a further 30 minutes, without brushing. Increase oven temperature to 240c/220c fan-forced. Roast for a further 10 to 15 minutes or until skin is crisp when tapped with a spoon. Stand for 10 minutes. Serve pork with rice, lemon wedges and chilli sauce.