This year we took the whole family to the Easter show. While the kids were day dreaming of the highly perilous rides in anticipation, I was hoping to find gorgeous local products to bring home. I can tell you one thing: 2016’s harvest was a really good one!
The absolute highlight was the dukkahs from Gourmet Morsels, a small company in Werribee, Victoria (Australia). They had an extraordinarily large choice of spices and dukkahs. I chose:
Rainforest Myrtle “Australian nut free dukkah” containing: lemon myrtle, dill, nigella, white sesame, millet, coriander, lemon pepper, paprika, salt, sugar, onion, garlic, turmeric and more secret herbs and spices. At the back of the packet, they offer a free recipe of Barramundi with dukkah which consists of a Greek salad with dukkah coated fish fillets.
Jackaroo Dukkah “Australian nut free blend” containing: linseed, mustard (seeds) white sesame, nigella, millet, sunflower, sea salt, garlic, onion, lemon peel, lemon myrtle, lemon grass and more secret herbs and spices. And there again, I found a free recipe at the back of the packet: Jackaroo chicken schnitzels which is a traditional breadcrumb coated schnitzel with a twist, dukkah mixed with the crumbs.
I had to publish this review very quickly because within 3 days the 2 packets of 70g each had simply disappeared… We ate them the old fashioned way, with Spelt sourdough bread and the reserve olive oil from Cobram Estate which is to die for. This oil is made in Australia with Spanish olives called Hojiblanca. Originally from Andalusia the olive trees are now happily growing in Northern Victoria.
On the photo above, you can see The Jackaroo on the left and the Rainforest Myrtle on the right.
I organised several dégustations with the kids, our friends Tim and Sophie and our neighbours Chris and Nikki. No one could decide which of the two was the best. They both tasted absolutely delicious in their own way.
I am totally enthusiastic about these dukkahs from Gourmet Morsels. I feel like wandering the streets holding a platter, making people try them :)
Oh, and they are gluten free and nut free too, just in case.
NOTE: this post is not sponsored
– For Sydneysiders Gourmet Morsels is at The Rocks market every weekend of the year.