What's In Season For November

What's In Season For November

 

Spring breezes will soon be a memory replaced with hot Summer nights and outdoor barbeques featuring juicy fruit on the side. The transition of indoor to outside dining brings along with it a change in the produce we're using and meal design.

What's in Season for November

These days, seasonal fruit is your best friend and you will find an array of your favourites coming back in season. November brings with it the promise of Summer berries and stone fruit; while supermarkets are stocking up on fruits from far and wide, you'll always find freshly picked local fruit at the farmer's market this time of year.

Think light, easy meal options such as barbequed steak salad with cherry tomato vinaigrette, crunchy bread and greens, or try Neil Perry's ceviche seafood salad with avocado, coriander and jalapeno, butter lettuce and spring onions. If fruit is on your mind, this pickled watermelon and halloumi spelt salad will hit the spot. 

Summer is also a time to try new things...like cold soup! This recipe for cucumber soup with prawns is best served chilled, although it can be dished up at room temperature. The combination of cool green cucumber with seafood is hard to beat when it's heating up outside.

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Fruits in Season

Bananas, Berries – strawberries; Cherries, Grapefruit, Loquat, Lychee, Mangoes, Melons – honeydew, rockmelon and watermelon; Oranges – Valencia; Papaya, Paw Paw, Pineapples – smooth and rough leaf; Starfruit.

Vegetables in Season

Artichokes, Asparagus, Avocados – Hass; Beans, Choko, Cucumber, Lettuce, Onions – salad and spring; Peas – green, snow and sugar snap; Spinach, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Watercress and Zucchini flowers.