Part of my mission apart from dragging kiddo along with me on media trips and whatnot is to instill culinary interest in him. You know, get him to love to be involved in making food instead of just interested in eating. As a parent to autism child, my vision for my child is different. I want him to be able to survive the world, not just survive the test papers in school. To survive the world, it is important for him to have as much exposure and hands-on experience as he can. Cooking is a part of the survival skill that I want him to take interest in and learn.
And so, when I was invited to a yet another cooking demo, I decided to drag him along. This time around, the demo revolves around New Zealand foodstuff.
Chef Jochen Kern getting ready for demo
Chef Jochen Kern and New Zealand Manila King Salmon. Will you look at that!The salmon is huge!
More ingredients. Only fresh, high quality ingredients are used here.
Here’s our diligent chef, preparing the Makuka King Salmon.
In the cooking pan it goes, along with herbs and spices.
Cream were poured onto the fillet for more distinctive flavours.
We get to try the half cooked King salmon. Not too bad, the fillet was naturally sweet.
Yummylicious New Zealand Manuka King Salmon Poached in Dill Sauce.
Next product demo Manuka Smoke Salmon
Smoked salmon canapes made from the smoked Salmon. A tad salty, but positively addictive when paired with crackers and sour cream.
Get to try three kinds of cheese from mainland.
Whole range of gourmet cheese from Mainland.
Pure South Lamb Loins were used for the next recipe, Lamb Fillet Straganoff.
Cutting the lamb into bite sizes.
Seasoning the lamb.
Pan frying em to half cooked.
Preparing the Straganoff sauce.
Here’s chef, explaining the ribs and how to prepare them before cooking.
Seasoning the rack
Sealing the moisture in so that it will stay juicy.
Beautifully cooked de-boned ribs.
This was truly divine, and makes perfect Sunday roast and Christmas dish, I reckon.
And then there’s this. Premium New Zealand Kapiti ice cream.Kiddo ate 4 of these on his own.
All things lamb from New Zealand in Jaya Grocer. 🙂 If you intend to buy any of the New Zealand foodstuff, you ought to buy em from Jaya Grocer. They are not only fresh, but sold at reasonable price too.
Interested on how to cook those yummy food as shown above? Well, stay tune for the recipe in the next blog post. I’ll be sharing em with you soon.