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Sesame Green Beans

This is  lovely way to cook green beans and the flavour is wonderful.  I’m so tired of eating green beans that are just cooked and still squeaky when you bite into them.  I tend to cook mine longer so they are a bit softer and so much nicer to eat…   You can play around with the flavours here and try Oyster sauce or Black Bean sauce as an alternative.  The Balsamic vinegar and sugar gives a caramelised flavour which is lovely and sticky…

Asian Green Beans

Ingredients:

Bunch of green beans topped & tailed

2 tablespoons Sesame oil

2 cloves garlic, grated

3 tablespoons light Soy sauce

1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Method:

Steam the beans or simmer in boiling water until still bright green – about 5 minutes

In a small bowl mix together the soy sauce, vinegar and sugar and set aside

In a frying pan heat the Sesame Oil and add the garlic

Fry for a few seconds then tip in the drained beans and coat with the oil

Pour in the soy & vinegar mixture and simmer uncovered until reduced and the beans are

cooked through

Sprinkle over the Sesame seeds and shake the pan to coat the beans

Serve the beans in a serving dish with any remaining sauce drizzled over them

Bon Appetit! 🙂

Lizzie’s Sausage Rolls

There is nothing more delicious on this planet than a homemade sausage roll.  The best thing about them is that you know what’s in them and can choose the flavours you like best.

Over the years I have amended this recipe – I used to use sausage meat but have become increasingly wary of what is actually in it.  When my  brother jokingly told me it’s made of lips and arseholes that was enough to put me off it for life!

I now use a mixture of pork and veal from the butcher and this is very successful.  The addition of grated apple makes the mixture lovely and moist and is a trick I learnt from a microwave cooking demonstrator I worked with many years ago…

Sausage rolls

Ingredients:

1 kg pork & veal mince

1 beaten egg

1 large grated zucchini

1 large grated carrot

1 grated apple

good glug of tomato sauce

1 cup of breadcrumbs

pinch of grated nutmeg

salt & pepper to season

1 packet frozen packaged puff pastry squares

1 extra egg for glazing

sesame seeds to decorate

Method:

Mix the first nine ingredients together using your hands

Place the pastry squares on a bench top or table (I have a plastic pastry sheet – very handy)

Cut each sheet in half horizontally – this will give you two rectangles per sheet

Take out a handful of meat mixture and form into a sausage about an inch from the bottom of each rectangle

Brush along the top with beaten egg and roll the pastry up with the seam side down

Glaze the top with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds

These can be cut into 3 or four individual sausage rolls depending on how big you want them

Lightly score the pastry with a knife and place on a baking tray

Bake in 200c (fanforced) oven for around 30 minutes or until gold brown

Cool on a wire tray

Variations:

Chicken mince with Thai red or green curry sauce is lovely

Lamb mince with pine nuts, sultanas and cumin for a Middle Eastern favour

Beef Mince with soy sauce and finely chopped water chestnuts

The possibilities are endless…

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Teriyaki Beef with Toasted Sesame Seeds

This delicious beef dish is ridiculously easy to make.  We have this a lot in the summer as Simon grills the pieces on the BBQ.  I sometimes thread them onto skewers and serve with a Wasabi Cream.

You can also use chicken thighs if you wish but these have to be left on for much longer to ensure they are cooked though…

Teriyaki Beef

Ingredients:

500g Beef Fillet

1/2 commercially bought Teriyaki Marinade (we use Masterfoods brand)

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

Method:

Cut the beef into large cubes

Marinate in Teriyaki marinade for a few hours or preferably overnight

Grill over BBQ or fry the cubes in very hot frypan for a couple of minutes only – you want the beef to still be pink inside but charred on the outside

Dry fry the sesame seed in a non stick pan and sprinkle over the beef to serve

Serve with roti bread to mop up the sauce

Wasabi Cream:

1 teaspoon Wasabi powder

1 tablespoon of water

1/2 cup of sour cream

finely chopped chives to garnish

Mix the Wasabi powder and water together to form a paste

Stir in the sour cream

Garnish with freshly chopped chives

Bon Appetit!

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