Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Root Vege Wedges with Avocado-Wasabi Sauce

This sauce also works very well as a dip for corn chips or a spread. The wasabi flavour shouldn't be overpowering, just a nice 'kick'.

Root Vege Wedges with Avocado-Wasabi Sauce
serves 2-3 as a side

200g jerusalem artichokes, peeled
200g potatoes, peeled
300g sweet potatoes, peeled
..or any other combination
vegetable oil

Pre-heat an oven to 230°C/450°F.
Prepare a baking tray.
Cut veges into rough wedge shapes.
Put on baking tray.
Lightly coat with oil.
Lightly season with salt.
Roast 30-45 mins or until golden.

1 M ripe avocado
1 1/2-2 t wasabi paste, or to taste
20ml/1 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

In a bowl or with a processor,
Mash avocado & wasabi until desired consistency.
Add lime juice.
Mix well.
Add parsley.
Mix well.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Soy & Cayenne Toasted Sunflower Seeds

For various reasons my mother and I had to make tablecloths for my wedding reception this Saturday. To keep us going through the many hours of cutting, hemming and ironing we've been creating snack foods.. and these are the best.

Soy & Cayenne Toasted Sunflower Seeds
Makes 1 cup/200g

1 cup/200g sunflower seeds
3 tbsp/60ml soy sauce
1/2 t ground cayenne pepper

In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce & cayenne.
In a large dry non-stick fry pan,
Toast sunflower seeds for 5-10 mins
or until they start to turn golden brown.
Add soy sauce & cayenne.
Stir quickly to coat all seeds.
Keep stirring until all seeds are coated,
and there is no liquid left.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Gin Spiked Tomato Soup

Gin Spiked Tomato Soup
serves 2 as a main

2 S red onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp chives, finely chopped
400g potatoes, peeled, diced
425g tin peeled tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 bay leaf
2 cups/500ml vegetable stock or water
1/2 cup/125ml soy cream
3 tbsp/60ml gin

Fry onions, garlic, bay leaf in oil for 5 mins.
Add tomatoes, potatoes, tomato paste, stock/water.
Bring to boil.
Simmer 30-40 mins or until potatoes are cooked.
Season. Discard bay leaf.
Process until desired consistency.
Stir in gin, soy cream.
Simmer gently approx 5 mins.
Serve garnished with chives.