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Easy Indian Style Roast Chicken

Cauliflowers are plentiful and cheap this time of the year and when combined with that wonderful legume the chickpea and some sweet red onions, creates a delicious healthy base for a chicken dish that can be put together in minutes and thrown in the oven.  I marinated the chicken thighs overnight but 4 hours is enough if you are pushed for time.  You can also use Chicken Marylands but we prefer thighs (we’re a bit lazy about bones)…Indian Baked ChickenServe with a dollop of Greek Yoghurt on top and some fresh coriander and mint leaves – yum!Indian Style Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

1/2 cup tandoori paste

1/2 cup Greek yoghurt

6 chicken thighs (no skin)

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

2 red onions cut into wedges

400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed

Olive oil

½ cup slivered or flaked almonds

Coriander leaves

torn mint leaves

Method:

Combine paste and yoghurt in a ceramic bowl.

Add chicken and toss to coat.

Chill, covered, for 4 hours or overnight if you have time.

Preheat oven to 220C or 200C fan-force

Place cauliflower, onion and chickpeas on a large baking tray.

Drizzle with oil and season.

Toss to coat and arrange in a single layer.

Top with chicken

Roast for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle with almonds.

Roast for another 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through

Serve sprinkled with herbs and a dollop of Greek yoghurt

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

I have been wanting to try this recipe for ages and when cauliflowers finally came down to price I wanted to pay, I thought – today is the day!

This is so delicious and I used up the leftovers by chopping them up and stir frying with garlic, crispy bacon and chilli then tossed through Penne pasta.   Perfect!

The photos show the cauliflower looking a little dark on the outside.  This is because we really went to town and cooked this one in the Weber Kettle BBQ…  It was sensational and the coating was crisp…

Roasted Spicy Cauiliflower

 

Cooked all the way through  – cut the cauliflower into slices like a cake to serve – what a wonderful flavour…

Roasted Spicy Cauliflower 2

 

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 whole head cauliflower

1½ cups plain Greek yogurt

1 lime, zested and juiced

2 tablespoons chilli powder

1 tablespoon cumin

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Method:

Preheat a fan-forced oven to 200c and line a small baking sheet with baking paper.

Trim the base of the cauliflower to remove any green leaves and the woody stem.

In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt with the lime zest and juice, chilli powder, cumin, garlic powder, curry powder, salt and pepper.

Dunk the cauliflower into the bowl and use a brush or your hands to smear the marinade evenly over its surface.

Place the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and roast until the surface is dry and browned, 50 minutes to an hour.

Pierce with a skewer to check if cooked all the way though.

The marinade will make a crust on the surface of the cauliflower

Cut into wedges to serve.

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Pesto Roasted Cauliflower

I first saw this recipe on Youtube where an American lady chef creates dishes using only two ingredients!  I was fascinated and this one really looked delicious…

It’s too easy for words and you could also add spinach or herbs to it or different flavoured pesto.  I used a tub of spicy sun-dried tomato pesto from the local delicatessen and there is enough oil in the pesto so no additional oil is required.  The cauliflower becomes a little bit crispy…  Add to a salad or serve as a side dish.  You can also dip the cooked pieces in batter and quickly deep fry for an absolute taste sensation…

Pesto Cauliflower

 

Ingredients:

1 head of califlower cut into florets

1 tub pesto

 

Method:

In a large bowl toss together your cauliflower florets and pesto

Roast in a 180C fan forced oven for around 20 minutes or until cauliflower is cooked though

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

 

 

Cauliflower Cheese Soup with Crispy Bacon

This yummy soup is so easy to make and only takes about 30 minutes or so to cook.   The coriander seeds and bay leaves help give this soup a lovely subtle flavour…

Ingredients:

50 grams butter

5 medium-sized potatoes diced

1 large leek finely chopped

2 teaspoons of coriander seeds

2 bay leaves

1 head of cauliflower chopped roughly

2 teaspoons of coriander seeds

1 litre chicken stock (I use Campbell’s)

2 cups grated cheese (you can also use smoked cheese which gives a slightly different flavour)

1/2 tub sour cream (125g)

8 rashers of streaky bacon

salt & pepper for seasoning

parsley for garnish

Method:

Melt butter in a large saucepan

Add chopped leek and potatoes

Cover and cook on a low heat while you prepare the other ingredients

In a non stick pan, gently toast the coriander seeds then grind in a mortar and pestle into a coarse powder

Add to the potato and leek along with the bay leaves and chopped cauliflower – stirring well

Add the chicken stock and cover with a lid

Simmer for around 30 minutes or until potatoes and cauliflower are soft

Using a stick blender, blend soup into a lovely thick puree

Add cheese and season with plenty of salt and pepper to taste

Add sour cream and gently reheat

Grill or pan fry the bacon until crispy and generously crumble over the soup with some parsley to serve

Great with hot garlic bread just out of the oven…

Bon Appetit!

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