Light meal, quick, on-the-go dishes. A couple of minutes and your tummy is sorted.

ROOIBOS INFUSED BOBOTIE SAMOOSAS

FILLING:
1 onion, finely chopped
15 ml curry powder
2 ml cumin
3 ml tumeric
500 g beef mince
40 ml chutney
40 ml raisins
250 ml strongly brewed Rooibos tea
1 egg

SAMOOSAS:
15 sheets spring roll pastry
15 ml maïzena paste
Sunflower oil, for frying

Heat oil in a saucepan. Sauté onions till transparent. Add curry powder, cumin and tumeric. Fry for 1 minute.
Add the mince and cook till browned.
Add the Chutney, raisins and tea.
Cook for about 10-15 minutes till the sauce thickens.
Adjust seasoning.
Cool slightly, then add the egg.
Place 1 pastry sheet in a diamond shape in from of you. Place about 2 Tbls of filling in a line on the corner closest to you. Fold over to enclose the filling.
Bring the two side corners in over the filling and roll up tightly.
*You could either fold them like a spring roll or samosa.
Brush the end piece of the pastry with maïzena paste to seal it.
Fry patty in medium hot oil for about 5 minutes till golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Serve with extra Chutney.

 

Skillet Salt and Rosemary Focaccia

Serves: 4
Prep time: 1h 20 mins

making focaccia is very fun and very “handsy”, prepare to get a little flour all over you. Use your fingers to make dents in your bread and brush it will with the olive oil and herbs once it’s baked and …voila!!!

Ingredients:
3/4 C Warm Water
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Yeast
2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 C Flour
2 tsp Rosemary, chopped

Topping:
3 Tbs Butter, melted
Rosemary Sprigs
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Sea Salt

Method:
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
Mix all the dry ingredients and chopped rosemary together.
Add in yeast, mix well and create a well in the center.
Pour in the water and oil, mix and knead the dough for 10 mins, leave to rise for an hour. Grease the skillet, roll out the dough to the size of the skillet.
Make indentations in the dough with your fingers.
Brush the dough with butter, sprinkle with Italian seasoning, Rosemary sprigs and sea salt. Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until golden brown.
Brush with more butter when it comes out of the oven.

 

Smokey Chicken and Avo Quesadilla with Sundried Tomato a Mayo

Serves: 6

we didn’t know what a quesadilla was until about 4 years ago but we like the idea. Lots of cheese on a tortilla wrap with whatever topping you prefer? It sounds like a very good idea to us. Here’s our quesadilla, we hope you like it.

Ingredients:
6 Wraps (store bought)
6 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
100g barbecue sauce
2 Tbls liquid smoke
Salt and pepper
150g guacamole
3 avocados, sliced
Lemon juice

Sun-Dried Tomato Mayo:
100g Sundried tomatoes,sliced
200g mayonnaise
Salt and pepper
1 Tbls White wine vinegar

Method:
Warm up the wraps in the oven or on the stove-top until just heated.
Mix the barbecue and liquid smoke together. Coat the chicken breasts. Season with salt and vinegar.
Grill chicken in the oven for 14-20 minutes at 180 degrees celcius.
Slice avocados and drizzle with lemon juice so it doesn’t brown.
To make mayo: mix all the ingredients together
To serve: slice chicken breast. Spread guacamole onto the wrap. Top with chicken and avocado slices. Season and serve with mayo on the side

Pork and Taco Pizza

Serves: 6
Prep time: 25-30 mins

it’s Taco Tuesday!! … Or pizza Tuesday!! Or both maybe? Serve it any day of the week actually, it’s fantastic. Imagine a big crunch on your pizza (if you guys think it’s ok to add pineapple to pizza then it’s definitely ok to make a pork and taco pizza, just saying).

No-yeast Pizza Crust:
2 cups of flour
1 and a half tsp of baking powder
Half tsp of salt
1/3 cup milk/lukewarm water
2 Tbls olive oil

Toppings:
300g left-overs cooked pork,cubed or shredded
150g pasta sauce
200g cheddar cheese,grated
1 mango,cubed
2 tomatoes,cubed
200g corn chips,slightly crushed
150g guacamole
Handful coriander

Method:
Mix flour,baking powder and salt together in a bowl. Stir in the milk and olive until dough forms. Kneed on a lightly floured surface for 5-7 minutes. Shape into a ball. Cover and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Bake crust at 200 degrees celsius for 8 minutes. Top with your favorite ingredients and bake till golden brown (15 minutes).
Spread pasta on the base of the pre-baked pizza. Top with pork. Sprinkle with crushed chips and cheese. Bake for 15 for 15 minutes till crust is golden brown.
Meanwhile, mix the mango and tomatoes together in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Once pizza is out of the oven,top with mango salsa,drizzled with guacamole and fresh coriander.

Brie, Basil and Pomegranate Crostini

Serves: 8-10
Prep time: 10-15 mins

this is always a fantastic starter to any meal. We always serve crostinis when we host people, it’s a great distraction for when you’re preparing the main meal. Honestly, pomegranate makes everything better, we know you might be a bit skeptical to try this but trust, you’ll love and then you can thank us later.

Ingredients:
2 Fresh Baguettes, thickly sliced
Olive Oil
400g Brie Cheese, thinly sliced
250g Basil, roughly chopped
250g Pomegranate Rubies
100ml Honey
250g Sour Cream
Black Pepper

Method:
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius.
Prepare two baking sheets.
Layer the bread slices flat on the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil. Toast in the oven for 7-10 mins or until golden brown and crispy.
Spread sour cream on the crostini, sprinkle with black pepper.
Layer slices of the Brie cheese on the crostini.
Top with basil and pomegranate.
Drizzle with a bit of honey and serve.

 

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