Bush food recipes

We’ve been playing in the kitchen a bit lately using Australian native and wild-grown non-native bush food. 
The native food that appear in these bush food recipes include:

Non Australian “bush” food.

Ok, so they are not native food. In fact, many of these plants can be described as invasive weeds.

They are often found growing wild anywhere that European settlers have touched – along hedgerows, overhanging garden fruit trees, overgrown gardens. These can provide abundant delights which we forage through our Urban Harvest Project.

Our favourites and old time reliables include:

Check them out. Send us some feedback if you try them out. Take photos and tag us @wildpepperisle on Facebook or Instagram! Better still, why not post us your own favourite native food recipe?

Duck with Plum & Pepperberry Sauce

pepperberry sauce

A homemade pepperberry sauce has a rich spiciness with fantastic aromatics that lends itself readily to an Asian style cuisine. During mid summer, plums of all varieties can be found readily throughout Australian gardens. Harvest these goodies! Don’t let these go to waste! We’ll teach you how to make a rich Plum & Pepperberry Sauce… Continue reading Duck with Plum & Pepperberry Sauce

Pepperberry infused Tasmanian Mussels

Pepperberry infused Tasmanian Mussels

Where the Mountains meet the Sea – Tasmanian Mussels with Pepperberry dressing Tasmania boasts some of the worlds most cleanest and pristine coastal waters, producing world renowned fresh seafood. Tasmanian mussels are rich in flavour, delicate in texture and highly nutritious. Ingredients: 1kg Live Tasmanian Mussels50ml Pepperberry Syrup20ml lemon juice20ml olive oilHalf tomatopiece of cucumberhalf… Continue reading Pepperberry infused Tasmanian Mussels

Pepperberry Kunzea Salad Dressing

High altitude Mountain Pepper and coastal Kunzea Ambigua blend together well in a Pepperberry Kunzea salad dressing. This simple, easy to make dressing will add a bite of charisma to your salads. Recipe 20ml Pepperberry syrup 50ml extra virgin Olive oil 10ml freshly squeezed Lemon juice A pinch of Kunzea Ambigua leaf

Bushfood Cocktails & Drinks

Pepperberry cocktail

Pepperberry syrup imparts fruitiness, bush aromas, and a distinctive spicy bite to drinks and cocktails. Its fresh aromatics lends itself beautiful to gin style cocktails. It is a building and lingering heat that is unique to pepperberry.Corinne likes to add a splash into her G&T whereas Chris justs adds a splash of it to his dry… Continue reading Bushfood Cocktails & Drinks

Dukkah dipping sauce

Dukkah dipping sauce and crudites

This dukkah dipping sauce is super simple to make and uses one of our very own products – Tassie bush dukkah! It is intended to be served along sides crudites in the French tradition. Ingredients are as follows: Tassie bush dukkah – 3 heaped tsp sour cream or dairy free equivalent – 3 fully loaded… Continue reading Dukkah dipping sauce