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Zucchini Fritti With Hot Honey & Pecorino

This is a perfect summer recipe from Chefs Rob Rossi and Craig Harding that is light and packed full of delicious flavours.


  • Japanese tempura flour (purchased at store)
  • Sparkling water
  • 2 x green and 2 x yellow zucchinis
  • Habanero pepper
  • Local honey
  • Pecorino cheese
  • Espelette pepper
  • Fresh mint
  • Lemon

Instructions for Zucchini Fritti With Hot Honey & Pecorino

  • In a small sauce pot add 4 fresh habanero chilis with a cup of honey. Simmer slowly for 15 minutes.
  • Slice a yellow zucchini into thin coin sized slices and reserve for plating. Julienne the rest of the zucchinis into medium sized pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl add 100g of the tempura flour and 100ml of sparkling water and mix. You want a thin tempura batter. Add a pinch of salt. Mix in the zucchinis.
  • In a heavy bottomed pot, add around 2 inches of oil and heat to 350 degrees. Carefully add the zucchini and deep fry for 1-2 minutes until the colour is golden brown.
  • Place the zucchinis onto a plate on top of paper towel. Lightly season with salt.
  • Grab a plate or small platter and place the uncooked thin coin zucchini slices in a circle as the base of the dish. Add the tempura zucchini on top and sprinkle with a pinch of espelette dry pepper. Chop a few leaves of fresh mint and gently place over the dish.
  • Remove the hot honey from the stove and drizzle the hot honey over the tempura. Finely grate some pecorino cheese on top.
  • Enjoy Rob and Craig’s Zucchini Fritti With Hot Honey & Pecorino!

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