Main Dishes

The ultimate picnic feast

Four delicious recipes perfect for taking on a picnic this spring....

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Parda Chicken Biryani

Elevate your culinary skills and indulge in this aromatic Parda Biryani packed with traditional spices and tender chicken.

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Zucchini Fritter with Lamb Backstraps & Fennel & Feta Salad

Zucchini Fritter with Lamb Backstraps & Fennel & Feta Salad Fresh and clean, this heavenly fritter is even better the […]

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Spiced Lamb with Cauliflower Salad

Everyone loves lamb salad!

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Hanainese Chicken and Rice

This classic Singaporean poached chicken dish is served with an aromatic ginger rice, and a delicious chilli and ginger sauce. It’s packed full of flavour, and presents beautifully.

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Jerk Pork with Papaya Jam and Chilli-lime Corn

Originating in Jamaica, jerked pork features a spicy rub, including allspice, cinnamon, and habanero chilli. Serve with this delicious papaya jam and southern style chilli-lime corn.

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Tomato & Chilli Sauce

This mouthwatering pasta dish is a true crowd-pleaser.

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Bang Bang Chicken Salad with Cucumber & Noodles

This nutritious Asian-inspired chicken salad sings with the flavours of sesame and Sichuan pepper. It’s a dish that’s sure to become family favourites in no time.

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Oven-Baked Crispy Buffalo Hot Chicken Sandwich

This deluxe hero sandwich makes the most of family-favourite ingredient, the chicken breast. Marinaded in a spicy buffalo sauce then panko-crumbed and oven roasted to crispy perfection, this chicken couldn’t be tastier.

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Silver Fern Farms Lamb Mezze Platter with Couscous Salad & Grilled Vegetables

Silver Fern Farms’ delicious cuts of grass-fed lamb, beef and venison help create delicious summer meals, like this easy mezze platter.

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Green Tomato and Mussel Pasta

Heirloom tomatoes range in variety from apple to deep green, stripped and speckled. These varieties are green even when they are ripe. They have a fresh flavour with a subtle floral sweetness. Look for ones that have smooth and firm skin. With green heirloom tomatoes paired with green-lipped mussels, basil, rocket and spinach pasta, this meal is a real green feast.

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Indo-Chinese Chicken

Chilli chicken works well on its own as a snack, but we also serve it with hakka noodles and chillies in vinegar for a main.

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Smoky Black Garlic Chicken & Black Rice Tray Bake

Bulbs of fresh garlic that have been cooked (and cured) at very low temperature for up to a month are called ‘black garlic’. These soft, deep black cloves have no resemblance in flavour to raw garlic, but taste like a mixture of balsamic vinegar, miso and molasses. It’s a flavour that pairs beautifully with chicken and porcini mushroom in this super easy to make tray bake dish.

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Cheese and Broken Pasta Bake with Salami and Caper Crumb

We all have that section in our pantry where the almost empty packets of dried pasta live. This recipe embraces different-shaped dried pasta and all the leftovers from a cheese and charcuterie board to make a scrumptious meal.

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Turkish Style Yoghurt Soup with Lamb Manti

This traditional Turkish soup is made primarily with yogurt and paired with manti, or dumplings, filled with lamb spiced with sumac, garlic and mint. This is a lovely simple dish that’s perfect for a cold evening.

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Louisiana Super Green Gumbo with Chicken

The official state cuisine of Louisiana, Gumbo traditionally consists of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, and the Creole “holy trinity” ― celery, capsicum, and onion.

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Pasta with Lemon, Garlic and Parmesan

Embrace the simple and divine flavours of Italy with this lemon, garlic and parmesan pasta. With garlic simmered in white wine and lemon juice, this dish has all the best flavours.

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Persian Chicken & Chickpea Soup with Crispy Onions

Enjoy the classic Persian flavours of ‘Fesenjan’ pomegranate braised chicken together with chickpeas and crispy onions in this flavour-packed soup – the perfect warming dish on a cold winter evening.

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Indian Spiced Lamb Rump Burger with Naan

These succulent Indian Spiced Lamb Rump Burgers with Naan are a great week-night dinner option. Using Silver Fern Farms PURE 99% Lamb Burgers with Rump and naan instead of a burger bun, these put a spin on a traditional burger and are fun to eat.

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Piri Piri Chicken with Barbecue Sweet Potatoes & Green Olive Jalapeño Salsa

Piri Piri Chicken with Barbecue Sweet Potatoes & Green Olive Jalapeño Salsa. Pack on the flavour with this delicious and […]

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Gin & Pepper Berry Glazed Side of Trout 

Brushed with a smokey gin and pepper berry glaze, this sticky and golden trout is perfect for entertaining guests. Serve with a pangrattato and radicchio salad and baby lemon balm.

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Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Rosé Wine & Quince Paste

Marinaded in quince, sumac, mustard and vinegar before being slow-roasted in a pan with rosé and bay leaves, this succulent and flavourful lamb shoulder is sure to be a family favourite.

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Ottolenghi’s Pappardelle with Rose Harissa, Black Olives and Capers

Pappare means ‘to gobble up’, in Italian, which is the destiny of this dish. It’s a lovely spicy dish, but the quantity of harissa can easily be reduced. Make the sauce 3 days ahead if you like and keep in the fridge until needed.

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Ottolenghi’s Braised Eggs with Leek and Za’atar

This is a quick way to get a very comforting meal on the table in a wonderfully short amount of time. It’s a dish as happily eaten for brunch, with coffee, as it is for a light supper with some crusty white bread and a glass of wine. The leeks and spinach can be made up to a day ahead and kept in the fridge, ready for the eggs to be cracked in and braised.

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Mānuka Smoked Lamb Leg with Green Lip Mussel Salsa and Kūmara and Watercress Gratin

Previous Masterchef NZ winners Kasey and Karena Bird have collaborated with Silver Fern Farms to create a new lamb recipe especially for Matariki celebrations.

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