Light Bites

White Gazpacho with California Raisins & Dill YoghurtBy California RaisinsToni Robertson | Executive Chef, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Quick and easy, this is an ideal vegetarian dish for a weekend brunch or as a light meal any day. It’s delicious on its own and goes well with any egg dish, grilled fish or meat, a bowl of fresh salad or simply with cheese and wine. The tanginess of the dill yoghurt and the touch of sweetness from the California Raisins give this dish a refreshing lift.
Goose Liver Panna Cotta with California Raisins & Green Apple JellyBy California RaisinsRandy Chow | Culinary Instructor, Temasek Polytechnic This recipe is inspired by a recent trip to Paris with my wife. It captures the mood and flavour of a memorable summer’s day, when we cycled around the beautiful Versailles and had a gourmet picnic by a lake. Our lunch was typically French, with foie gras, duck rillettes, sundried tomatoes, olives and a green salad with cheese and plump raisins. In this recipe, the California Raisins add just the right touch of tang to balance the richness of the foie gras.
Cauliflower alla Puttanesca with California RaisinsBy California RaisinsJasper Jek | Managing Partner & Chef, Super Simple This dish is a crowd pleaser at dinner parties. Its appeal lies in the toothsome texture and complementary ingredients that bring out the nuances of one another. The punchy flavour of the puttanesca is balanced by the sweetness of the California Raisins and is especially pleasant when paired with nutty, caramelised cauliflower.
Salmon Skewers with California Raisin & Pineapple SalsaBy California RaisinsEric Neo | Executive Chef, InterContinental Singapore I was inspired by my love for satay to create this dish. Instead of the usual rendition, which features peanut sauce, cucumber and onions, I’ve chosen to give it a twist by serving the salmon skewers with a refreshing and fruity California Raisin and pineapple salsa.