Macadamia nuts are the unsung heroes of weeknight cooking. Discover how macadamias can make your mid-week meals more special.
A bowl of roasted macadamia nuts brings a sense of occasion to a backyard barbeque and weeknight dinners magically transform into culinary delights with the simple addition of this nourishing nut. From salad to dessert and every moment in between, Australian macadamias have the versatility to elevate every culinary creation.
Packed with flavour and chock full of health benefits, incorporating macadamias into your meals not only boosts flavour and adds nutrients but they add a sense of luxury that will keep you feeling good all through the working week.
These five recipes are just a small taste of the many ways macadamias can add a touch of ‘specialness’ to dinner time. So get ready to be inspired and discover how macadamias really do ‘Make It Special’.
Chicken one pan bake with anchovy macadamias
It’s true that anchovies aren’t for everyone, but don’t be so fast to dismiss them. The anchovy covered macadamias bring an exciting element to this one pan dish. However, if you aren’t a fan, simply leave them out and revel in the subtle buttery crunch of the nuts. Recipe here.
Thai-style macadamia satay skewers
Who needs Thai take-away when you can have a perfect healthy and delicious ‘fakeaway’ alternative? This recipe utilises the subtle creaminess of macadamias instead of peanuts in the satay sauce, which makes it a hit with kids. The satay sauce will also keep in the fridge for up to seven days, so you can easily add an asian-style flavour punch to other midweek dishes. Recipe here.
Stir fried tofu with macadamias and hoisin
Soft tofu and crunchy macadamias combine in this protein-packed meal that can be pulled together in minutes. Vegetarians and carnivores alike can rejoice because the macadamias bring a hearty, ‘meatiness’ to the meal. Add any crispy vegetables you like to the salad to add a palette-cleansing freshness. Recipe here.
Spaghetti puttanesca is an inherently easy, throw it all together dish that is perfect for a fast and simple mid-week meal. Adding macadamias to the mix of Mediterranean ingredients results in a very special dinner which is sure to be a hit. Our recipe pulses the puttenesca ingredients together in a food processor, before adding them to the cooked spaghetti. So quick and easy! Recipe here.
Grilled eggplant with macadamia miso
This flavour-packed, Japanese-inspired vegetarian dish takes about half an hour to bake in the oven, but most of that time can be spent doing something else, which makes this a great mid-week option for nights when you fancy something a little lighter. As well as bringing their health benefits, the macadamias add a crunch that contrasts delightfully with the soft roasted eggplant. Recipe here.
So, the next time you’re facing a weeknight dinner dilemma, reach for macadamia nuts and watch as they work their magic, turning your ordinary meal into something extraordinary.
Your taste buds will thank you, and your mid-week meals will never be the same.