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Fern and Kiwi

I’m always on the look out for New Zealand things in Singapore since the Partner is from New Zealand. I’d heard about the opening of the  Fern and Kiwi restaurant in Clarke Quay some months back but I just didn’t have the opportunity to go there. It used to be relatively easy for me to get to Clarke Quay, but these days, Clarke Quay is so far out of the way that it’s hardly on my radar when it comes to weekday dinner venues.

So I was delighted when the Amazing Zespri dinner was to be held at the Fern & Kiwi. The meal was very kiwifruit inspired so you won’t actually get to order these dishes below. However I would not hesitate to return to Fern and Kiwi again because those dishes we tried that night were great!  In particular, I really liked the chargrilled lamb that was done just right. The kiwi relish that came along with it was superb and I just mopped it all up.

Amazing Zespri Kiwifruit Dinner at Fern & Kiwi

Seafood Salad (Marinated prawn, scallop and snapper tossed with Zespri Kiwifruit (1)

Seafood Salad (Marinated prawn, scallop and snapper tossed with Zespri Kiwifruit

Charred grilled lamb cutlets served with mashed potatoes and kiwi relish (2)

Charred grilled lamb cutlets served with mashed potatoes and kiwi relish

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Lamb Shank in Kiwifruit Recipe

Lamb Shank marinated in kiwifruit and sage

We have been eating very often in the past few days so the Partner decided to cook a Sunday Roast for a change. Lamb Shank marinated in kiwifruit and sage, with parsnip, kumara, potato, carrot and onion as accompaniments (left to right). For us Asians, this may look like an immensely complicated dish, but it is actually fairly straightforward (for an expert like the Partner according to him) as most of the cooking is done in the oven. Really, the most difficult task is to make sure the meat doesn’t burn. Cooking a roast does not require tedious dicing like you would have to for Asian stir-fries and there is no slaving away over the hot wok to prepare this meal.

Sunday Roasts are common for the British and Australians/New Zealanders, but what makes this more Kiwi is that it’s a Roast Lamb. Also, it is less common to find sweet potatoes (aka Kumara) in a British Sunday roast. Kumara is common in New Zealand because of the Maoris. BUT, most importantly, a key difference for this Sunday Roast that the Partner cooked is that the lamb was marinated in Kiwifruit! See below for recipe. Smile 

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