Tuki Restaurant Produce – Our Story
At Tuki we follow organic practice, our stock are antibiotic free, chemical free and hormone free.
Tuki Produce in detail
Tuki lamb is pasture fed, our sheep are a highland breed so have a distinctive aromatic sweet flavour. Our stock also graze on natural herbage & native pasture giving the meat greater nutritional benefits and a unique flavour.
The green waste from the restaurant goes to the chooks each day. The chooks lay the eggs, the eggs get made into breakfast, and the compost goes on the garden to grow nice veggies. The rhythm of a sustainable life is very rewarding.
Tukidale sheep are a genetic variation of the English Romney marsh. They are a highland sheep, good in cold climates, producing coarse wool and nutritious meat.
Pasture fed lamb is of greater nutritional value as the stock graze on a variety of different grasses. It is generally higher in Omega 3 oils and minerals. The “Stoney Rises” Property north of Smeaton has an abundance of natural native vegetation which enhances the quality of the meat & gives it a distinctive flavour.
Our rainbow trout get to swim in aerated spring water which is excellent quality drawn from 250 feet below the ground. This water has a generous compliment of minerals which helps the trout taste great, these benefits are ultimately passed onto our produce customers when they eat the trout. We don’t keep our trout in the fridge, we keep them in the pond to guarantee freshness.
These are made from Tuki lamb & have slow roasted garlic a bit of rosemary & basil, they are sensational on a BBQ ,great for breakfast. Robert’s favorite is browned in a pan, finished off in a slow oven, popped in a crusty roll with a dob of sour cream and a dob of tomoato relish.
Tuki smoked lamb sausage
These have the addition of a bit of chilli, they are cured then smoked. Robert likes to cut them in thin slices brown the slices in a pan and then serve with pasta. It is a bit like cabana.
Legs of lamb
These are great cooked slowly with a little garlic and rosemary. 4 hours in a slow oven.
Tuki products are hand made to recipes that have been tried & tested. We are grateful for the input of many local chefs and our guests in order to find an acceptable recipe.
If you have a special order please ring ahead, as occasionally we sell out.
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