Recipes

Delicious Recipes using ingredients from the Gympie Region

We love to cook in the Gympie Region and with Chef Matt Golinski leading the way as our Food & Culinary Tourism Ambassador we are excited to share with you a collection of recipes not only from Matt but also from our fabulous array of Growers, Value Adding Producers and fantastic Restaurants in the Gympie Region.  

Each recipe utilises fresh ingredients that can be sourced locally from right here in the Gympie Region.  

As a special treat, here are the sensational recipes cooked by three of our wonderful chefs at the Goomeri Pumpkin Festival.

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Bendele Farm Duck Breast, Sautéed Cauliflower and Sprouts, Macadamia Tarator and Rosella Chutney

A delicious dish using local duck from Bendele Farms and seasonal vegetables of Brussle Sprouts, Cauliflower and fresh sage, garlic & macadamias.
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Alexandra's macadamia pesto and fetta pasta salad

Fresh and delightful combination of ingredients - has to be tried to be believed!
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Cauliflower and leek soup

This a great tasting soup to fill you up and packed full of vitamins.
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Cheats macadamia rocky road

“I love the simplicity of this recipe. It is so easy to create a great tasting homemade treat for your friends and family.” Maureen MacNicol
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Chicken Korma

The perfect creamy, spiced Korma recipe
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Chilli and Lime Red Emperor with Green Papaya and Prawn Salad

A light & refreshing Summer Salad
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Corn and zucchini fritters with feta and macadamia dukkah

Very simple and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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Crumbed Pork Medallions with Bacon, Squash, Tomatoes and Okra

From Gympie Town Centre Growers Market cooking demonstration 21 December 2016
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Crumbed Whiting and Potato Scallops with Kale Slaw and Avocado Aioli

From the 16 November 2016 cooking demonstration at Gympie Town Centre Growers Market
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Cuttlefish, Chorizo, Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Aclaimed Chef and Food and Food Tourism Ambassador for the Gympie region, Matt Golinski has a passion for local food.
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Date Loaf Muffins

Yummy with butter
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Feijoa Muffins

Very easy melt and mix muffins that could be made with any spare fruit
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Fish in White Wine Sauce

A very quick and easy dish - use our own local fish and produce for best results.
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Garlic Prawns

Tasty way to serve the fresh prawns from Tin Can Bay
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Gluten Free Spinach & Ricotta Roulade

A butternut squash sponge with a lemon-spiked spinach and ricotta filling
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Green Veggie Fritters

This recipe works with all sorts of greens, and any cheese left on your cheeseboard. A soft variety, such as brie or reblochon, works particularly well.
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Grilled Redclaw Crayfish (by Matt Golinski)

Grilled redclaw crayfish, oven dried heirloom tomatoes, roasted olives, green beans, salmoriglio
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Jambalaya

From the 16 November 2016 cooking demonstration at Gympie Town Centre Growers Market
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Lemon Macadamia Biscuits

Macadamia nuts at their sweetest in a beautiful lemony biscuit
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Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Peas and Seared Scallops

Delicious pasta meal - use local peas and scallops to achieve maximum taste!
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Lime Cheese

Lime ricotta style cheese
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Lime Chicken

Pure Gympie Region Produce
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Market Trifle

From Gympie Town Centre Growers Market cooking demonstration 21 December 2016
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Moreton Bay Bug and Macadamia Rice filled Omelette with Green Mango, Snake Beans, Herbs and Chilli

From Gympie Town Centre Growers Market cooking demonstration 21 December 2016
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Pan Fried Red Emperor with Purple Sweet Potato Mash and Fennel, Radish and Cucumber Salad

Fresh Red Emperor with a tasty and fresh salad
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Panzanella Salad

From the 16 November 2016 cooking demonstration at Gympie Town Centre Growers Market
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Passionfruit, Lime & Coconut Trifle

The flavours of summer...just in time for Christmas
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Peach and Macadamia Crostata

Perfect use of seasonal fruit in a informal yet impressive desert.
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Pistachio and Chocolate Meringue Roulade

Recipe of the Week
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Prawn and Mango Salad

A combination of flavours that says "summer", using the best of our regions produce.....
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Prawn, Chicken and Pumpkin Laksa

Aclaimed Chef and Food and Food Tourism Ambassador for the Gympie region, Matt Golinski has a passion for local food.
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Pumpkin Spice Crepe

Bursting with flavour the pumpkin filling has a creamy decadent taste
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Rich Beef & Vege Casserole

This recipe can use so much of our beautiful region's produce!
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Roast Stuffed Pumpkin with Gingery Tomato Sauce.

A great vegetarian dish that can be modifed for Christmas or any occasion
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Roasted Pumpkin Soup

A creamy classic
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Scallop, Smoked Bacon, Pea and Basil Risotto

Aclaimed Chef and Food and Food Tourism Ambassador to the Gympie region, Matt Golinski has a passion for local food.
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Spanish Mackerel Nicoise Style

Aclaimed Chef and Food and Food Tourism Ambassador to the Gympie region, Matt Golinski has a passion for local food.
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Strawberry Cream Liqueur Crepes

Sweet or savoury dish.
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Stuffed Rondo De Nice Zucchinis

Stuffed Rondo De Nice Zucchinis
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Sweet Corn and Zucchini Fritters with Goat Salami and CC’s Tomato Chutney

A quick and simple dish that can be used for a great afternoon school snack or a quick bite when entertaining.
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Thai Style Crab Omelette with Herbs, Radishes, Macadamias and Garlic

Aclaimed Chef and Food and Foo Tourism Amnassador to the Gympie region, Matt Golinski has a passion for local food.
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Turkey wellington

A different take on a traditonal Christmas feast
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Vegetable Frittatas

Use our own local produce and make magic!
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Yellow Pork Curry with Gem Squash and Snake Beans

From the 16 November 2016 cooking demonstration at Gympie Town Centre Growers Market
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Zesty Banana Bread

This is a delicious bread to have at breakfast time, toasted with lemon curd!