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Showing posts with label Side. Show all posts

Guacamole with Red Pepper and Tomato Recipe

Now I've written about guacamole before; but that was over 4 years ago and my slightly titivated recipe has since become our favorite.   There really is no excuse for not making your own guacamole; it's so very easy to make and is nothing like the shop bought pureed green stuff you can buy in a supermarket.  What's more, avocado is packed with nutrients - so go on and give it a go!

Guacamole

I've added red pepper as well as tomato since I love the extra bright red the diced pepper adds.
With Christmas and New Year parties coming up impress your guests with your homemade guacamole - Tortilla chips at the ready and dive in!

Love this Solid Granite Pestle and Mortar - just saying!
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Mini Chorizo Empanadas - Philips AirFryer Recipe

Okay folks; this is week 2 of a 4 week challenge given to me by Philips which was to swap a weekly takeaway meal every week for a month and to join in the #AirFryerTakeIn
Last week I made Ricotta and Basil Balls which I have to say were really easy to make and oh so good to eat!

Next up I made Mini Chorizo Empanadas which the recipe says are AirFryer Take In calories of 153 per one large empanadas (except they are not large nor are are they meant to be) since they're called 'Mini' compared to a Takeaway of (on average) 245 calories.

Empanadas

The AirFryer works by using very little oil and something called Rapid Air Technology.  Rapid Air technology makes the hot air circulate very rapidly around the ingredients in the basket.  This heats up the ingredients in the basket from all sides at once, making it a healthy, fast and easy method to prepare tasty food. Food prepared in the Airfryer is crispy on the outside and without being dry on the inside.
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Egyptian Spice Mix - Dukkah Recipe

Spices are AMAZING and are used in many dishes; of course just because the word spice is mentioned it doesn't mean your food has to taste spicy hot.  Think of Moroccan Tagine Recipes where a mix of delicious warming spices such as cinnamon and sweet paprika are used along with honey to create easy mouthwatering, one-pot meals that are a delight to eat.  Meat or chicken cooked in a Tagine is really tender and the aroma when cooking is just fantastic.

Dukkah (pronounced Doo-kah), is an aromatic blend of seeds, spices and nuts; it originates from Egypt and can be sprinkled on all sorts of dishes.  It's also delicious served alongside a small bowl of really good olive oil and some nice bread.  Just dip the bread in the oil and then in the Dukkah. Impress your guests at a dinner party by serving it as a very simple but different starter course - you could add small bowls of olives to nibble on too.

Dukkah recipe

There are many, many variations of Dukkah recipes.  The basic recipe is a mixture of nuts and seeds long with dried herbs such as mint or for more heat you can add Baharat or Ras el Hanout; go with whatever takes your fancy.

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Sizzling Steak with Peppers Onions and Chilli - Judge Sizzle and Serve

Steak needs to be cooked quickly over a high heat so that it seals, keeping it tender and juicy.  All you need is a good piece of steak, sliced along with onions and peppers; coated in tiny amount of oil, soy sauce with a bit of seasoning, and a few chilli flakes and you have dinner ready in just a couple of minutes.


But of course your pan needs to be HOT really hot, and this cast iron sizzle platter from Judge Cookware is perfect for creating sizzling meals or side dishes that can be taken straight to the table thanks to the maple wood stand that's included.  Sizzle and Serve range is suitable for all hob types and barbeques, and is oven-safe up to 240°C
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