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Fred's Pass Rural Show

From bush herbs to buffalo - Darwin’s rural area has an abundance of locally-grown produce ready to discover. 

By  Anna Dowd

Back by popular demand, The Paddock to Plate Marquee at Fred’s Pass Show is the place to learn about what’s being grown and produced in our region.

Under one roof you’ll find everything from exotic fruits and tropical spices to locally made beef jerky and fresh farmed NT barramundi. And what’s more, there’s an impressive line-up of celebrity chefs eager to show you how to cook with it. 

Cooking show style, the likes of Masterchef contestant Rachael Ciesiolka, legendary NT restaurateur Jimmy Shu, and chef and TV presenter Lynton Tapp are set to take the paddock to the plate and the pond to the pan.

My Kitchen Rules alumni Betty Banks says she can’t wait to share her family recipe for steamed barramundi sourced from premium Humpty Doo farmed fish.

“My mum is from Laos so we grew up eating this beautiful, simple dish using light and dark soy, loads of ginger, garlic and spring onions,” Banks says.

“Being able to share this as something that we regularly ate together as a family, but using the beautiful produce we have here in Darwin, it’s going to be something really special.”

If the sound of butter smoked  pearl meat and crocodile tacos tickles your tastebuds, you might want to grab your tickets for The 50km Feast.

This debut event celebrates locally-sourced ingredients from within 50km and combines them with the skills of top Territory chefs for a sit down feast under the stars.

The Fred’s Pass program is more than just food. There are events for the whole family including chainsaw carving, side show alley, horse jumping events and Shannon Noll headlining the music stage.

Fred's Pass Rural Show Fri 17 - Sun 19 May | Fred's Pass Reserve | $15 | $5 Child | $40 Family | fredspassruralshow.com.au

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