• Peter Kuruvita's Coastal Kitchen S2 (Peter Kuruvita's Coastal Kitchen)
Inspired by the beauty of the landscape and the glorious food and wine available on offer, Peter Kuruvita takes his Coastal Kitchen journey to Western Australia.
4 Jun 2018 - 9:03 AM  UPDATED 24 Aug 2018 - 4:57 PM

Having made a success of his sea-change move to the Sunshine Coast, Chef and Restaurateur Peter Kuruvita is back on the road and this time he explores the supreme west coast of Australia and the extraordinary region of the Margaret River and its surrounds.

Episode 1: What the region is famous for

Aired 8pm Thursday, June 21 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand

Peter begins his journey by exploring what the Margaret River is famous for. With its Mediterranean climate, the region is bursting with food favourites –wine, cheese and olives – all of which inspire Peter to create some truly glorious dishes.


Lemon olive oil cake

Gazpacho avocado salad

Scallops with Chardonnay butter

Camembert-stuffed frikkadels

Cheese as far as the eye can see!

Episode 2: Artisinal producers

Aired 8pm Thursday, June 28 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand

This week, he continues his journey in the Margaret River meeting with artisanal producers and learning their craft. He starts at the famed Margaret River Farmers Markets before stepping back in time to a traditional bakery. He learns about the benefits of choosing “Fugly Fruit” at an apple orchard and basks in the joy of all things apple.


Skirt steak with chimichurri

Four-ways with appleApple crisps with guacamole, Buttered apples with quandong, Apple puree with kimchi, Shaved apple, cheese and truffle honey

Goat curry

Sourdough bread pudding

Sourdough bread pudding

Episode 3: Traditional owners

Aired 8pm Thursday, July 5. Watch it on SBS On Demand

Peter meets with the Wadandi people, the traditional owners of the Margaret River Region. He hears their stories, learns about the secrets of bush foods and foraging before cooking up a storm.


Braised kangaroo tail with spiced quandong mash

Rapid infusion of bush herbs & spices

Episode 4: Sustainable farming

Aired 8pm Thursday, July 12 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand

This week, Peter explores something close to his heart – sustainable farming and fishing practices. He learns about the delights of permaculture; speaks with an organic farmer who knows all there is to know about the mysterious Black Garlic; and chats to a chef who has found a productive way to use pigs - as weed control!


Trout a l'anglaise

Chocolate mousse with black garlic

Twice-cooked pork belly

Crispy skin duck

Crispy skin duck

Episode 5: Gone fishing!

Aired 8pm Thursday, July 19 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand

Peter is known throughout the world as a seafood chef and the Margaret River region has provided an exceptional opportunity for him to explore his passion. From diving for abalone to curing trout with locally made gin, Pete makes the most out of this extraordinary part of the world.


Abalone with snow pea tendrils

Crab and caper salad

Roast crayfish

Gin-cured ocean trout

Fishing for abalone...

Episode 6: Gourmet community

Aired 8pm Thursday, July 26 on SBS. Watch it on SBS On Demand

Having explored a truly exceptional part of the world, Peter culminates his journey in Margaret River by delving into the world of gourmet foods. He meets with a couple who have combined gourmet lamb production with an award-winning winery; visits the largest producers of black truffle in the world and finally hosts a fabulous Beach BBQ as part of the Gourmet Escape Food and Wine Festival.


Truffle and potato galette with speck

Kottu roti

Slow-roasted lamb

Slow-roasted organic lamb shoulder

Visit the program page for recipes, videos and more.

Peter’s new book Lands of the Curry Leaf is a flavour-filled vegetarian and vegan culinary journey of discovery from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka. It’s out this October from Murdoch Books.