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Ingredients

Jaggery Chili Beef

4x 200g Fillet steak
2 tbsp Jaggery
1 tbsp Chili powder
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp Olive oil

Goats Cheese Hash Potato

2 large Potatoes
Salt & pepper to taste
2 tsp Curry powder
1 tbsp Olive oil
80g Goats cheese, diced

Red Coconut Curry Sauce

1 tbsp Olive oil
2 tbsp Chopped onion
1 tbsp Chopped garlic
1 tbsp Chopped ginger
10 Curry leaves
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 tsp Roasted curry powder
50 ml Ceylon Arrack
250 ml Coconut milk
1 tbsp Jaggery
Lime juice to taste
Pinch of salt

Method

Jaggery Chili Beef

1. In a pestle and mortar, pound together the jaggery and chili powder to a paste, add the olive oil.
2. Season the steaks with salt and pepper, then rub with chili marinade and leave for an hour.
3. Seal the steaks in a hot pan and finish in the oven as desired.

Goats Cheese Hash Potato

1. Peel and grate the potatoes. In a clean cloth, squeeze out the potatoes to remove some of the starch (the
liquid in the potatoes).
2. In a bowl, mix the potatoes with curry powder, salt and pepper and olive oil. Divide the mixture into 4.
3. Line a tray with baking paper. In a suitable ring, press half of one mixture leaving a hole in the middle, place a quarter of the goat’s cheese and add the remaining potato. Remove the ring.
4. Repeat for the remaining mixture and bake in a preheated oven at 200°c for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Red Coconut Curry Sauce

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the onion, garlic and ginger and sauté for 3 minutes without colour.
2. Add the curry leaves, curry powder and chili powder, cook out for a further 3 minutes.
3. Add the Ceylon Arrack and de-glaze, then add the coconut milk and jaggery. Season with a pinch of salt.
4. Cook the sauce on a gentle simmer for 30 minutes until the spices cook out and it begins to thicken. Pass through a strainer, adjust the seasoning and finish with a few drops of lime juice to taste.

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pineapple
Ingredients (serves 6)
1 peeled Firm pineapple
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chili powder
18 Mint leaves, cut into fine strips

Ceylon Arrack and lime syrup
150g Sugar
250ml water
50 ml Ceylon Arrack
2 Lime, juice and zest

Method
1. Boil the sugar, water and lime for 5 minutes. Add the Ceylon Arrack and cook for a further 5 minutes. Cool and store in the refrigerator.
2. Using a Japanese mandolin, slice the pineapple as thinly as possible. Arrange on a platter.
3. Mix together the salt and chili powder and lightly season the pineapple.
4. Scatter the Carpaccio with strips of fresh mint and serve the syrup on the side.

mangopickle
Ingredients
500g Raw mango, peeled
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Mustard powder
1/2 tbsp Chili powder
1 tsp Ground white pepper
1/2 tbsp Turmeric
1 tbsp Finely chopped ginger
1/2 tbsp Finely chopped garlic
100 ml White vinegar
50 ml Ceylon Arrack
50 ml Water

Method
1. Dice the raw mango into 1 cm chunks.
2. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well, allow to sit for 1 hour.
3. Add the garlic, ginger, water, arrack and vinegar and mix well.
4. Store in a clean sterilized jar in the refrigerator for at least 3 days before serving, this pickle will keep for up to a month.

prawns
Ingredients

Drunken Prawns

Cleaned medium size
prawns – shell on 16
Lemongrass 4 long pieces
Ceylon Arrack 4 tbsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp

Dipping Sauce

Ketchup 2 tbsp
Ceylon Arrack 1 tbsp
White wine vinegar 1 tbsp
Sugar 1 tsp
Finely chopped ginger 1 tsp
Chopped spring onion 3 tbsp
Finely chopped garlic 1 tsp
Tabasco 10 drops

Method

Prawns

1. Skewer the prawns, 4 per stick on the lemongrass, and arrange in a shallow tray.
2. Mix together the Arrack, salt and sugar and pour over the prawns.
3. Marinade for 2 – 3 hours turning every 20 minutes, then remove the marinade.
4. In a hot grill pan, grill the skewers until cooked through and nicely caramelized.

Dipping Sauce

Mix all the ingredients together and serve.

Chef’s Note: These prawns are wonderful when barbecued and the marinade is fantastic for a variety of seafood.