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Recipe: Taupo Trout Confit in olive oil with horseradish cream. Courtesy of the Executive Chef at Huka Lodge

26 March 2015
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand is partnering with some of New Zealand's leading luxury providers to bring you their recipes, recommendations and more.

Here Paul Froggatt, Executive Chef at the award-winning Huka Lodge, shares his beautiful recipe forTaupo Trout Confit in olive oil with horseradish cream, fresh and pickled cucumber, capers, Granny Smith applies and a finger potato
Recipe: Taupo Trout Confit in olive oil with horseradish cream. Courtesy of the Executive Chef at Huka Lodge
Trout
- Wash and clean the trout, remove the bones and skin from the fish
- Lightly season with salt and roll in cling film to a nice shape
- Trim the end to make sure the cling film is open but still holding shape

Olive oil for poaching
Ingredients
-       2litres good olive oil (not too peppery)
-       18 grams peeled garlic
-       10 grams rosemary
-       10 grams thyme
-       30 grams black pepper 
Method
1. Mix all together 
2. Vac Pac in a large bag
3. Place in to stesmer at 70’C for 1 hour  
4. Leave to infuse for 2 hours before using

Cooking of the Trout
1. Pass the olive oil to take out any of the herbs
2. Warm the oil back up to 41’C
3. Poach trout for 21 minutes

Pickled Cucumbers
Method
1. Cut the cucumbers to the size needed - 1cm by 1cm
2. Place in a vac pac bag and cover with pickling liquid

Pickling Liquid
Ingredients
-       150 grams white wine vinegar
-       50 grams sugar
-       300 grams water
-       100 grams sushi vinegar
Method
1. Bring to the boil
2. Leave to cool down
3. Use as needed

Mixed dice of capers, Granny Smith apples, raw cucumbers
Ingredients
-       Equal parts of diced capers, Granny Smith apples and cucumbers
-       Add the same amount of pickled cucumbers to the rest
-       Note the apple needs to be done at the last minute

Horseradish Cream
Ingredients
-       90 grams egg white
-       20 grams sushi vinegar
-       60 grams white wine vinegar
-       10 grams yuzu juice
-       295 grams sunflower oil
-       45 grams sour cream
-       50 grams freshly grated horseradish
-       25 gram good olive oil
-       10 grams English mustard powder
Method
1.     Blend all together like a mayonnaise
2.     Add the sour cream
3.     Fold in the grated horseradish
4.     Leave to stand for 45 min
5.     Pass and check the seasoning with salt and white pepper

Agra Potato finger
-Peel the potatoes and wash
-Using a mandolin cut the potato in to matchsticks and then season with salt
-Shape in to the molds and fry until golden brown and crispy.
 
Recipe: Taupo Trout Confit in olive oil with horseradish cream. Courtesy of the Executive Chef at Huka Lodge
Recipe: Taupo Trout Confit in olive oil with horseradish cream. Courtesy of the Executive Chef at Huka Lodge
About Paul Froggatt
British-born chef Paul Froggatt initially trained in the UK and in France where his career highlights included working at Gidleigh Park Hotel* (Two Michelin-Star), Bernard Loiseau en Bourgogne*(Three Michelin Star) and Château de Courcelles (One Michelin Star). Paul followed this by stints at two of Singapore’s most popular leading European restaurants, San Marco and Saint Pierre*. Most recently Paul has been the Chef de Cuisine at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel's Amber Restaurant (Two Michelin Star), in Hong Kong. During his time at Amber the restaurant was voted as one of the Top 10 restaurants within the annual San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants awards.

Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence

26 March 2015
We are very proud to announce that as of 20 March Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, trading as Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand Luxury Tours, is officially registered as a New Zealand Inbound Tour Operator andQualmark approved. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. This exciting news is a formal endorsement of the long term work we have been doing to bring custom luxury tourism experiences to visiting yachts, creating bespoke inventories and showcasing the best that New Zealand has to offer.
Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence
Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand has a network of trusted guides, and the big book of contacts to arrange any experience that guests are seeking. Services we offer range from unforgettable cultural experiences to behind-the-scenes access to New Zealand's best businesses and heritage organisations, and everything in between.

For food for though check out thedestination guide section of the website.

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One of New Zealand's natural wonders White Island is the country's only active natural marine volcano. Standing on the edge of the crater of an actve volcano is an experience you will never forget. Day boat trips and tours, and overhead flights are available.
Spotlight on: White Island
Venture to the inner crater of White Island, New Zealand’s only active marine volcano. Luxury purpose built vessels take you out to the island, an 80-minute trip from Whakatane, in the North Island’s scenic Bay of Plenty. Trained guides then take you on a tour through the island’s unique terrain and share the island’s history with you. After visiting the historic sulphur mining factory, you will get to experience a truly unique moment: standing on the edge of the crater lake of an active volcano. A day’s experience that will last a lifetime. To really capture the experience, undertake a charter flight over the volcano for the full view.

Fundraising for Vanuatu

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The beautiful country ofVanuatu was recently devastated by Cyclone Pam, with rebuild and recovery efforts now underway. The superyacht community has thrown itself behind the cause, with superyachts dispatching to Vanuatu to take supplies, and a crew-organised fundraiser at Auckland Silo's Marina raising nearly $8000 in donations.
Fundraising for Vanuatu
If you want to make a donation to help Vanuatu, this can be made via New Zealand'sThe Butterfly Trust andYachtAidGlobal .
Fundraising for Vanuatu
Silo Marina Crews For Change Fundraiser
To help rebuild itself Vanuatu will also need tourism support more than ever, so if you are in the Pacific region and visiting New Zealand, please consider adding this beautiful country -which features in the Superyacht Explorer book that we created - to your itinerary.

Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence

25 March 2015
We are very proud to announce that as of 20 March Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, trading as Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand Luxury Tours, is officially registered as a New Zealand Inbound Tour Operator andQualmark approved. Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. This exciting news is a formal endorsement of the long term work we have been doing to bring custom luxury tourism experiences to visiting yachts, creating bespoke inventories and showcasing the best that New Zealand has to offer.
Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence
Luxury Tours division of APSNZ receives formal endorsement of excellence
Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand has a network of trusted guides, and the big book of contacts to arrange any experience that guests are seeking. Services we offer range from unforgettable cultural experiences to behind-the-scenes access to New Zealand's best businesses and heritage organisations, and everything in between.

For food for though check out thedestination guide section of the website.
 
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