Australian Functional Ingredients – by Vic Cherikoff

Mintbush Marinade

Flavour – strong savoury taste that is closer to peppermint than garden mint in flavour and with a lemony long palate from the lemon myrtle we add

Colour and Appearance – a fine, free-flowing, dark green herb mix

Typical uses – sauces, pesto, butter, bread, vinegars.

Helpful hints – suggested use rate is around 0.1-0.2% (1-2g/1kg).

Storage and Packaging Size – store cool and dark (preferably chilled), 30g sachets, 100g PET jar, 160g shaker jar for food service

This is the ultimate marinating mix to transform fetta, boconccini, labni and other cheeses which improve in oil from pedestrian to sensational. It can be used over any soft ripened cheese too and Charles Sturt University uses our mix in their excellent cheeses (available through Australian supermarkets).

Another Australian herb mix which enhances tomatoes and is really good with Mediterranean inspired dishes.

Try segments of bell peppers (capsicums) with chunky slices of tomato, crushed garlic pieces and macadamia, cottonseed or olive oil drizzled over. Roast until the tomatoes are soft and the peppers are just charred, remove from the oven and sprinkle generously with Mintbush Marinade. Serve with some Alpine pepper bread and your favourite chilled white wine.



Vic Cherikoff