I am sure those of you who has being following my threads on the various social media platforms (such as facebook, twitter and instagram) would have been seeing me updating a lot of "kiwifruits" related posts for the past one week. (so sorry if I have "spam" some of your timelines :p ) As you have read from my previous post(s), this year I am taking up the "Zespri® 14 days Daily Scoop of Amazing Challenge (#14daysofZespri)" to test out how creative I can work with these "fuzzy brown fruits" to incorporate them into our daily diet.
So over the past weekend, I have come out with a 4 Course Kiwi-licious Menu starting with:- Apple, Kiwifruit And Mint Smoothie, Baked Drumlets With Kiwifruit And Mint, Spicy Penne With Salmon And Kiwifruit follow by a refreshing Lemongrass Kiwifruits Konnyaku Jelly for dessert. In this post, I would be sharing the first 3 recipes whereas for the Lemongrass Jelly it would be featured in another post.
APPLE, KIWIFRUIT AND MINT SMOOTHIE
Last Saturday, to start off our Kiwifruit Feast, we had this refreshing "Apple, Kiwifruit And Mint Smoothie" before meal. And in order to enjoy a glass of icy cold smoothie without adding ice to dilute the taste of the drinks, I used Frozen Kiwifruits. After blending all the ingredients together, the texture is quiet similar to those ice blended beverages but with thicker flavour!
BAKED DRUMLETS WITH KIWIFRUIT AND MINT
Next for appetizer I have prepared this "Baked Drumlets with Kiwifruit and Mint". I am sure most of you have tried Honey Baked Chicken, Lemon Chicken, Rosemary Chicken and etc. But have you tried Kiwifruit Chicken before? Here I am challenging myself to a new recipe using kiwifruit as a marinade and dressing for this dish. And surprising, it turns out quiet well and the meat is super tender and juicy due to the natural tenderizer in kiwifruits.
|If this set of Kiwifruit beverage and finger food are on a cafe menu, will you order :)|
SPICY PENNE WITH SALMON AND KIWIFRUIT
Last year's for my Zespri Kiwifruit main course, I did a "Pan-fry Salmon with Green Kiwifruit" that was served with a vinaigrette dressing. Whereas for this year, I decided to cook Penne which is sort of like a salad that is toss chillies oil with salmon chunks and kiwifruit which makes it similar to Aglio Olio.
For this dish, each mouthful that you taste will be a different experience ranging between spicy, sour, sweet, fragrant and cheesy (if crumbled cheese is added) due to the ingredients used. For us, this is a very interesting experience.
LEMONGRASS KIWIFRUIT KONNYAKU JELLY
Lemongrass And Kiwifruit Konnyaku Jelly which was inspired from one of the dessert that I had during Chinese New Year dinner. So I thought maybe I could combined two of my favourite ingredients into one simple dessert to ease the recent heat waves. And as you can see from the photo above, there is also a "Winnie The Pooh" shape jelly at one corner, so if you are keen to try this 10 minutes jelly, do stay tune for the up coming recipe soon.
Till then for more interesting recipes using Kiwifruit, you can visit Zespri's website @ http://www.zespri.com.sg/
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