Fennel and caraway seeds
Salt and pepper.
Preheat oven to 400
Slice a whole cabbage into half inch think slices.
Arrange them into a pre oiled over tray then drizzle with olive oil. (use any oil you like)
Sprinkle fennel and caraway seeds on top, season with salt and pepper then pop in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes.
Can be eaten hot or cooled down and used in coleslaw or anything you like. I used mine in oven baked pancake rolls along with shredded carrots and bean sprouts.
Organic beef patty with sun dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and a jalapeno stuffed with Mexican light cheese and wrapped in British back bacon, cooked on a charcoal grill and then placed in a whole wheat bun. Done!
Half pound of ground meat ( I used organic lean)
Tbsp of tomato ketchup or puree ( used 1 each of puree and chili pepper puree)
Half a grated onion
A squeeze of hot sauce like sriracha of tabasco
Tbsp of mustard any type (I used a homemade whole grain)
salt and pepper
Mix all the items beside the meat, then add meat and mix using your hands until the mixture comes together. Then place a piece of cling film on a work surface, make two patties, put them on the cling film and then place another piece on top, take a chopping board or something flat and gently push down on both burger to even them out. Then put them in the fridge to firm up while you light the barbecue.
The stuffed pepper is simple, First, soak a bunch of cocktail sticks in water. Then make a cut towards the top of the pepper making sure not to cut all the way through, then cut from the middle of the top cut down the length of the pepper and gently prize open the pepper and scoop out the seeds using a small knife or your thumb. Stuff with any cheese you like and then wrap in bacon or prosciutto. Secure using the cocktail sticks. Start cooking the peppers a good 20 minutes before placing the burgers on as they take quite a bit more time to cook.
This is what chili bacon cheese popper looked like once opened flat in the bun. The Other Half says it's the best burger he's ever eaten, he's American so that's quite a compliment.
Grilled plantain, bacon and cabbage wedge with fennel and caraway seeds, with a generous spreading of roasted garlic aioli on a rustic artisan bread
This time served with roasted sweet potato tagliatelle.
So tasty I'm going to put this meal on my menu. Build your own burger sandwich.
The Burger: Organic bison mince with chili/date sauce, pepper paste, wasabi power, salt and pepper. Cooked on a wood flame at a very high temperature.
The bun: Two slices of whole wheat toast. Toasted on the BBQ
The filling: Light Swiss cheese (marinated in the chili/date sauce), a handful of baby spinach, sliced baby cherry tomatoes and a generous spreading of Argentinian style chimichurri
The verdict: More please! Probably the best burger I have ever made.
I got four patties out of one pound of bison mince.
I cooked all four to infuse them all with the smoky wood flavor.
Tomorrow we have having bison burgers revisited.
Bill joked about eating the other one tonight and I was so tempted...
Really excited about making my own duck breast prosciutto. I saw it on a cooking show recently and am not totally obsessed with making my own and perfecting the process.
First you have to salt cure the breasts in kosher salt. I added a few peppercorns, two crushed up bay leafs and some dry thyme.
For two breasts I used two huge cups of salt as you want the breasts to be completely smothered for the cure to work correctly. Then cover and place in the bottom of of the fridge for 24hours. Mine are due out tonight at around 8pm. I will post update pictures.
Just up-loaded my recipe for Dolma along with pictures to make it easy to follow. Super healthy, but a right royal pain in the arse to make, so I don't imagine many will try it out. Probably best to let me cook it as I have so much spare time on my hands.
I am going to be working on some simple healthy recipes that anyone can try, and I'm even contemplating doing a few video recipe blogs, so keep an eye open.
never work in your kitchen, get creative and make some magic!