Lemon Myrtle and Tasmanian Pepper Berry

A friend just returned from Australia, and gave me bottles of dried lemon myrtle and also Tasmanian Pepper Berry (ground.) Both are very fragrant - the former citrusy, the latter spicy/fruity. I've found some suggestions for usage online, but would love to know if anyone here has any recipes they like that use either one?

  • Posted by: amysarah
  • September 19, 2012
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Diana B
Diana B September 19, 2012

Googling "Tasmanian Mountain Pepperberry recipes" turned this up: http://www.theepicentre.com/Spices/tasmanianpepper.html
http://www.celtnet.org.uk/recipes/spice-entry.php?term=Tasmanian%20Pepper%20Berries (scroll down for links to recipes)

This site has a recipe section with both pepperberry and lemon myrtle recipes: http://www.anfil.org.au/

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susan g
susan g September 20, 2012

foodblogsearch.com has lots of listings. Here's one that looks perfect!

What to bring back from Australia | Chocolate & Zucchini
Lemon Myrtle and Tasmanian Mountain Pepper Berry are fantastic with kangaroo and fish, and I also second the hibiscus flowers in syrup for ...
chocolateandzucchini.com/.../what_to_bring_back_from_australia.php

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Dan Soloway
Dan Soloway September 28, 2012

Lemon Myrtle has the highest level of citral of any plant on the planet. Aussies use it as a tea - think lemon verbena. You can use Lemon Myrtle in other culinary applications - court bouillon, nage, simple syrup, liquor infusing and baking. These all take some skill and investigating to get proportions correct as well as time and temperature.

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