Been far too busy lately to do much blog writing, what with sewing, lessons, housekeeping, cooking, book writing and preparing for Download (one week to go and we’ll be on our way to the festival!).
However, there are a few more interesting posts coming up before Download. One on consumerism, one on sewing, one on keto diets and at least one more recipe post.
However, today we have recipes.
All these were cooked under the grill and could be cooked on a BBQ if you like, which sounds like an awesome plan to me.
Recipe 1: Beef Kebab.
This was really tasty. Like a burger but high in meat. And on a stick.
Jon’s rating: 8/10.
Makes 5 kebaps.
-800g/28.2oz beef mince (around 12% fat)
-3tbsp plain flour
-2tsp onion granules
-mixing bowl and fork
-5 or 10 kebab skewers
1: Mash the meat until the strands of mince have broken down into a pulp.
2: Stir in the seasoning.
3: Fold in the eggs and flour.
4: Divide your burger meat into 5 or 10 portions.
5: Roll each portion into a sausage shape on the counter. Pierce them with a kebab skewer. This means they hold together better around the skewer!
6: Place under a grill until browned on the top.
7: Turn either once or four times, depending on what’s needed to ensure even cooking. This should take around 25min, depending on the temperature, thickness of the roll and spacing between them.
Recipe 2: Chicken Kebab.
The marinade is what really makes this.
Jon’s rating: 8/8 or 9.5/10. He doesn’t like to give 10/10s, so that’s as good as it gets.
Makes 4 kebaps.
-2 chicken thighs, deboned
-2 bell peppers
-300g/10.6oz sweet potato
-2tbsp green habanero sauce
-2tbsp olive oil
-2tsp mixed herbs
-chopping board and knife
-4 kebab skewers
1: Slice the chicken into 8-16 cubes. Place in the bowl with the chilli, olive oil and spices. Toss until evenly covered.
2: Slice the sweet potato thinly and pre-grill it until browned and a bit softened.
3: Skewer the chicken, sweet potato and pepper attractively.
4: Grill until cooked evenly. They may need to be turned once or even four times. On a BBQ, baste with marinade.
Recipe 3: Berry Dough Cakes.
A bit dense and probably could have done with sugar, but we’re cutting back at least a little in anticipation of the rubbish we’ll eat at the festival.
Jon’s rating: 7.5/10.
Makes 4 cakes.
-flat baking tray
1: Mix the banana, flour and butter.
2: Crush in the berries.
3: Form the patties.
4: Place under the grill/on the BBQ for 10-20min.
This was all impressively filling. It only took 1 beef kebap, 1 chicken kebap and a cake to fill us both up.