Local fare on field days table
WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey was spreading the word about the State’s citizens being privy to some of the world’s most valuable food products during his cooking demonstrations at the GWN7 Dowerin Machinery Field Days.
“Asia wants our bush foods because they are medicinal and culinary,” he said.
“For thousands of years, the indigenous people knew how good saltbush was for their diet.
“I have been exploring the opportunities in Asia for WA produce and, in so doing, the potential seems unlimited.”
Mr Hancey treated visitors to several types of WA produce garnished with bush herbs or treated to a dressing of chili-infused redgum honey from Honey I’m Home Produce.
With kind regards to his grandma’s mutton, Mr Hancey introduced the Moojepin-branded dryaged product as a come-of-age mutton.
“The Moojepin group are working on a stunning meat product,” he said.
“Recently, I slow-roasted diced-up Moojepin for 18 hours with whole mushrooms, Manjimup potatoes, Wanneroo carrots, local red wine, and the meal had a richness in flavour, not too strong, just a clean finish. Yum.”
WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey cooked up a storm of great dishes at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days, including Moojepin mutton dressed with some of the State’s great garnishes including salt bush, which he promotes to Asian markets as a way of opening up more opportunities for WA farmers.