Mabu Mabu - Indigenous Spices
Mabu Mabu acknowledges the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities who have been gathering, growing, harvesting and using Indigenous ingredients for over 60,000 years on the lands now known as Australia, in particular our chef's cultural heritage; the Komet Tribe of the Meriam People of Mer Island in the Torres Strait.
How to use
- Saltbush - a rich umami flavour that can be added to soups, sauces and curries.
- Cinnamon Myrtle- use it as a flavouring in cakes, biscuits or with your morning yoghurt.
- Lemon Myrtle - can be used as a substitute for lemongrass or preserved lemon in curries and tagines.
- Strawberry Gum - use it as a flavouring in cakes, biscuits or panna cotta.
- Bush Tomato Seasoning - add to soups and stews for a rich flavour.
- Pepperberries - a powerful substitute to pepper, best used in moderation on meat and roast vegetables.
- Lemon Aspen Salt - an amazingly versatile salt that can be added to fish, roast vegetables, or cooked meats.
30-50g. Keep air tight and away from sunlight to preserve flavour.
Mabu Mabu is a term from the Torres Strait that translates to 'help yourself.'Traditionally, a Mabu Mabu is a banquet, shared table or big family meal. It's how we like to enjoy food on the islands: surrounded by the people we love.
We're passionate about native ingredients, and use a variety of indigenous herbs, fruits, succulents and spices in all of our dishes. We want to help create a truely Australian cuisine by helping people to understand native flavours, and to use them in their every-day cooking.
Nornie Bero is the head chef and business owner. Originally from Mer Island in the Torres Strait, Nornie has been a professional chef for over 20 years. Her style of cooking is all about generosity and flavour. She has been creating dishes using native ingredients for much of her career, and is currently on a mission to make Indigenous herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits part of everyone's kitchen pantry.
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