Lunches

  • Sweet potato chorizo empanadas

    Sweet potato and chorizo empanada puffs (plus leftover frittata)

    October 14, 2020trevor44

    The beauty of this dish is that it uses up leftover ingredients – pastry offcuts, chorizo lurking in the back of the fridge, sweet potato lingering in the vegetable rack, and peas from the freezer. While not a traditional empanada in terms of the pastry used – puff – it is full of the flavours you would expect from this dish made so popular in Latin American cuisine. Vary the filling according to what you have available – just remember to add plenty of herbs as well as spices if not using chorizo! INGREDIENTS2 large sweet potatoes, diced to 0.5cm…

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  • Aromatic halloumi salad

    May 18, 2020trevor44

    This is a really quick, easy and delicious salad that brings together the flavours of the Middle East in one lovely dish. It is perfect either as a main dish, with some fresh soda bread on the side, or as a side for a family BBQ or get together. INGREDIENTS1 block halloumiA generous teaspoon each of sumac & lime powder*A bag of mixed salad*Pumpkin seeds, toasted*Pine nuts2 lemons1 tsp Dijon mustard (or more to taste)60ml rapeseed oil* plus extra for marinadingFlat-leaf parsley, choppedBlack pepper METHODRemove the halloumi from the packaging and cut into even slices. Put into a bowl, add…

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