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Kawakawa pepper corns
Gather up unripe green female kawakawa fruits. Leaving plenty on the tree
to ripen. Either sundry or oven dry your harvested fruits. To sundry them put
them in a hotdry and sunny placeas possible. If the temperature is too cool or
if the air is humid, the drying will take too long and they will degrade before
the drying is complete. The process should take only a couple of days. For best
results pick the least ripe fruits you can find to prevent loss from ripening
instead of drying of fruits.
If you oven dry there is less chance of error. Spread them in a single
layer on an oven try and put it in the oven set at 20 degrees cecius, untill
they become brown and brittle.Watch closley to make sure they dont burn. Once
dried remove them from the oven and let them cool down. Store them in an
Leave them whole or crush them just before using to serve over your
Chilli Lime Salt
This simple flavoured salt adds another level of wow to fish,
chicken, beef or vegetable dishes.
1 large fresh red chilli
½ cup flaky sea salt
finely grated zest of 2 limes
Remove seeds from chilli and slice flesh into
tiny pieces. Mix with the sea salt and lime zest in a mortar and pestle or food
processor and pound or blitz to form a fine crumb. If you want to store the
salt for later use, dry it out in the oven at 150˚C for 30 minutes.