A bit late in posting this, but the new 6-part series from Peter Kuruvita, called Coastal Kitchen, started last Thursday, November 10, 2016, at 8:30pm on SBS.
Having bid farewell to city life and moved to the tropical seaside town of Noosa, chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita is on a journey to uncover the fresh and local produce that has made the region one of the foodie destinations of Australia.
Amazed by the abundance available right on his doorstep, Peter explores his new surroundings and meets the local producers, artisans and farmers peppered across the Sunshine Coast. Heading into his kitchen, Peter then transforms rich, local ingredients like spanner crabs, Mooloolaba prawns, macadamia nuts, tropical fruits, heirloom vegetables and more into a delightful array of dishes for any occasion.
Episode 1, November 10, 2016
Since moving to the Sunshine Coast, Peter and his family haven’t looked back so Peter begins his journey by visiting family owned and run farms in the Sunshine Coast before transforming their produce into family friendly dishes including his own Kuruvita family favourite, pho using Thai basil picked from his own garden.
Episode 2, November 17, 2016
Having grown up in Sri Lanka, seafood is Peter’s lifelong passion so it’s no surprise that he feels right at home in the Sunshine Coast, which boasts some of Australia’s best seafood. In this episode, Peter showcases the amazing local seafood available right on his doorstep from Mooloolaba prawns and spanner crabs to coral trout and fresh squid, sharing the recipes to some of his signature dishes.
Spanner crab dumplings in crab consommé
Grilled redclaw with Szechuan salt
Steamed coral trout with ginger and shallot
Grilled seafood with tamarind chutney (Peter Kuruvita, Woody Therul)
Steamed mud crabs with ginger, chilli and shallot sauce
Episode 3, November 24, 2016
The Sunshine Coast is home to an amazing array of indigenous flora and fauna which is being celebrated by local growers and chefs. Peter heads out to discover the secrets of bush tucker and creates dishes inspired by native ingredients.
Episode 4, December 8, 2016
Peter mingles with a community of passionate local producers showcasing some of the finest and freshest produce in the region and visits some well known and loved faces of the Sunshine Coast before cooking up some fresh Mooloolaba prawns at Marcoola Markets.
Episode 5, December 15, 2016
In Sri Lanka Peter learnt the ancient art of using Ayurveda herbs and spices in cooking for both flavour and health so in this episode, Peter explores local food being produced with medicinal properties and creates delicious recipes to create at home using ingredients such as ginger, turmeric, millet and camel milk.
Episode 6, December 22, 2016
The final episode in the series looks to the future of farming and shows the way the food community in Noosa is leading the way. Peter meets the Queen Bee who’s adopt-a-beehive program is helping solve the declining bee epidemic, a school with a kitchen garden and the king of permaculture who shows Peter what it takes to become self sufficient.