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Flavors & Trends: Popcorn Shoots

georges adelaideAppearance: Bright yellow stalk and splayed crown

Flavour: Intense sweetness, sweetcorn notes, with a crisp and crunchy texture

Applications: Popcorn shoots are a total surprise, bursting with sweet flavour. They are a unique sweetener to salads, desserts, meat and shellfish dishes. Popcorn shoots are also being used by innovative bars as a cocktail or whiskey garnish.

Complements: Smokey flavours and cured meats, salmon, trout, shellfish, red meat, eggs, avocado, balsamic, root vegetables, corn, sorbet, dark chocolate and fruit salad.

Trends: Parisian Gnocchi with charred corn and popcorn shoots is on the menu at @georgesadelaide

 

Flavours & Trends: Pea Shoots

field-blackAppearance: Pale firm stems with vibrant green leafy sprout

Flavour: A full pea, grassy flavouring

Applications: Snowpea shoots provided a crisp texture and fresh flavour to a wide range of savoury dishes. Popular in Asian fusion, they add great dimension to rice paper rolls, stir-fries, salads, as well as breakfasts and brunches.

Complements: Salmon, egg, beef, rice, cheese, bacon, citrus, fennel, garlic, vinegar, walnuts, almonds, sourdough, basil, coriander, chilli and ginger.

Trends: Cold-smoked fried egg with pulled pork on a savoury waffle garnished with snowpea shoots & micorgreen red vein sorrel by @yvchef Ritchie Boucher at @field.black.cafe

 

Flavours & Trends: Chickpea Shoots

long-grainAppearance: Pretty, feathery leaves on either side of a firm stem

Flavour: Fresh and crisp with mild nutty flavour similar to chickpeas.

Applications: A popular ingredient in breakfast and brunches. Frequently used in Indian cuisine. A great garnish for a range of savoury meals.

Complements: Egg, bacon, smoked salmon or trout, red meat, pork, asparagus, avocado, roasted or sautéed vegetables, salad greens, curries, chilli and coriander.

Trends: Chargilled Wild Clover Lamb Fillet, pickled baby target beet, fioretti with nahm prik jeowl and chickpea shoots @longrainrestaurant. Created by @chef_arte

 

Flavours & Trends: Winter Viola

Winter ViolaAppearance: Five petal flowers in purple, violet, magenta, yellow and white tones.

Flavour: Subtle sweet, grassy flavour

Applications: Viola is a one of our most popular blooms and a great all-rounder. With a mild, grassy flavour it is the perfect bloom for elegant plating of nearly any dish.

Complements: A great accompaniment to chocolate, hazelnut, fruits, cream and yogurt. Use as a topping for desserts, cakes, breakfast & brunches, red or white meat and vegetarian dishes.

Trends: Creative desserts are on the menu at Adelaide's 2nd & 6th. We love this 'Forbidden Tree' featuring Flowerdale Farm microgreens and winter viola created by Chef @awi_wu