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Cooking in Kununurra’s Self Contained Apartments Using Local Produce.

Cooking In Kununurra’sself Contained Apartments Using Local Produce.

You know that feeling when you have been on the road for so long that the idea of a home cooked meal, a comfy bed and television sounds so you good you would trade just about anything to make it happen. With Freshwater Apartments offering self-contained apartments in Kununurra including a full kitchen with a cooktop and oven, a dishwasher and kitchenware, the promise of a homey meal using fresh local produce handpicked from the markets, paired with a fabulous vino sounds like the perfect end to a great day of exploring the magical East Kimberley landscape.

The only problem is, that after a long day of exploring weary travellers may find it easy to forgo self-catering and head out to a restaurant. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way! You can create simple and delicious meals in a flash, and then take advantage of the dishwasher and relax on the balcony to soak up a balmy tropical evening.

Self contained apartments are the best choice when travelling, to allow you to really live like a local. Head down to the Kununurra markets on a Saturday morning and pick up beautiful fresh local produce and tropical flowers to decorate your table, all grown on the banks of the Ord River. Freshwater provide a complimentary 10am town transfer daily to help you lug home your fresh groceries.
Check out this delicious Chicken and Quinoa salad I’ve whipped up using local limes, grapefruit and corn. I would take it out onto my balcony of my self contained apartment in Kununurra and enjoy it while soaking up a balmy tropical evening.

Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Cooking in Kununurra’sself contained apartments using local produce - Freshwater Apartments

• 1 red grapefruit, sliced, all white pith removed
• 2 x limes, sliced
• 2 x chicken breasts
• Three colour Quinoa (for a quicker version – use the microwave bags)
• 1 avocado
• 1 cob of fresh corn
• half block of Danish feta
• Cook quinoa according to packet instructions (microwaving takes 10 minutes).
• Place chicken in the oven, drizzled with honey and lime and cook approx. 25 minutes.
• Dice, crumble and slice 1 red grapefruit, avocado, fetta and corn and mix together in a big bowl.
• Allow the quinoa to cool a little before mixing it through the salad
Voila – takes about 30 minutes and if you’re like me you can slurp away on a nice chardy while preparing this lush healthy meal. Use a dressing from Sandalwood Café or Ivanhoe Café, they’ve got some delicious mango chilli dressing’s using local supplies
For more recipe ideas visit Out of the Ord, a project which aims to highlight the numerous crops grown in the East Kimberley region along with recipes suggestions and family stories.