The chef behind the prestigious Rockpool restaurant group has a great recipe for a dinner party. 


  • 1 free-range roast chicken (organic if possible), bones removed, meat sliced

  • 2 firm but ripe mangoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks

  • 2 Lebanese (short) cucumbers, halved lengthways and sliced on the diagonal

  • 10 Cherry tomatoes, quartered or halved

  • 4 French shallots, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1 radicchio heart, sliced (or red witlof if you can get it)

  • 1 handful coriander leaves

  • 1 small handful mint leaves

  • 2 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal

  • 110g macadamia nuts, roasted until lightly golden and sliced or roughly chopped

  • Chilli lime dressing

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon mild chilli flakes

  • 1 tablespoon cater (superfine) sugar

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil

  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 1.

    To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. It should be sharp and hot, with a nutty balance from the olive oil.

  • 2.

    For the salad, put all the ingredients, except the nuts, in a bowl, add the dressing and mix well. Divide among four large plates, then sprinkle with the macadamia nuts and a good grind of pepper and drizzle over any remaining dressing from the mixing bowl.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 1055kj
  • Fat Total 61g
  • Saturated Fat 13g
  • Protein 81g
  • Carbohydrate 57g
  • Sugar 36g
  • Sodium 2062mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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EXTRA TIP: To truss a chicken, you’ll need about 40cm (16 inches) of kitchen string. Place the bird on a chopping board, breast side up, with the legs facing you. Loop the centre of the string around the legs and then pull them together, then take the string down and under the thighs, overlap it under the bird and then bring it up, catching the wings, to meet over the breast. Secure the string and cut off and excess. You are now ready to roast.

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Posted by Bella81Report
Wonderful recipe! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. I am a fan of macadamia nuts australia and love to try dishes that involves these healthy nuts. Definitely going to try this one out soon!