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Lemon Myrtle Djidjit Pasta
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Lemon Myrtle Djildjit (Fish) Pasta

Not just a pretty flower, lemon myrtle is a tasty addition to your dinner plate, especially in this Lemon Myrtle Djidjit Pasta!

Aboriginal Australians have been using lemon myrtle for medicine and food for many years, and it has a tangy, lemony scent which is great for cooking. It goes beautifully with fish which makes our Lemon Myrtle Djildjit Pasta so delicious. The great thing about this recipe is that you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand – peas, corn, carrot, sweet potato, zucchini or broccoli all work well.

Wondering what to do with your leftover lemon myrtle? There are lots of delicious recipes for cakes, cookies and breads using this tangy spice. Or get creative and roll your playdough through it to create lovely lemon-lime scents while you play.

We hope you enjoy this warming dinner on a cold night as much as the children at Keiki Early Learning!

Lemon Myrtle Djildjit Pasta Recipe

A delicious dinner recipe by Keiki Early Learning:


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 400g white fish, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon myrtle
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margerine
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup fish or chicken stock
  • 450g chopped steamed vegetables
  • 3 cups of cooked pasta


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Boil water and poach the white fish until cooked.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and sauté the onion until soft.
  4. Add butter and flour and cook over low heat for a minute.
  5. Slowly whisk your milk through the flour, then add the stock to create a thick sauce.
  6. Stir through vegetable and lemon myrtle and bring to a simmer.
  7. Stir through the cooked fish and pasta and transfer to individual ramekins or a large casserole dish.
  8. Bake for 15minutes or until bubbling and hot.

Keiki Early Learning

At Keiki Early Learning our experienced cooks offer delicious and nutritionally balanced 4-week rotating menus. We cater to all dietary, cultural and medical needs and all of our rooms follow dietary and food allergy requirements, so no child is left unhappy or at risk.

We also provide progressive mealtimes with a relaxed atmosphere where children have the opportunity to choose when they would like to eat their meals. Visit our Food and Nutrition page for more information.