A dish too darn good not to share!

Vegetarian

I always like to produce at one vegetarian dish each week, its good for our Eco system, my body and my purse!And generally, I like a good veggi dish but this was out of this world!

Its a Exotic butter bean and butternut squash stew and it offers sweet creamy tastes which are so good, I was actually disappointed to have finished.

Simply sweat a chopped onion in a large pan then add a tbsp of demarera sugar and the butter nut squash (I used spiralised squash). Then add a 400ml can of coconut milk, some chopped chili flakes and about 300ml of vegetable stock. Simmer for 20 minutes and then add the butter beans and cook for a further 10 minutes.

To serve, dish the stew up with some rice and lay on a sprinkling of chili flakes, coriander and pistachios.

Sweet, creamy and with a delicate heat smoldering in the back ground.

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Amazing Arancini

Uncategorized, Vegetarian

I have made Arancini before but this was something different, amazing!

Arancini can be a little time intensive and so to make it feel a little less time consuming I preped the sauce and rice first and when we were ready to eat, it was just a matter of frying the balls.

Sauce:

  • Blend 6 ripe tomatoes and a Chilli and simmer the pulp in a sauce pan
  • Add a vegetable stock pot, 3tbsp of tomato purée, 1tbsp worstershire sauce, sea song
  • Simmer for 30 minutes or until a deep flavor has been reached.

Rice

  • Soak dried porcini mushrooms for 15 minutes
  • Finely chop the porcini,  1 onion, 1 large garlic clove and fry in 50g butter and 1tbsp olive oil
  • When softened, add 200g arborio rice and coat in the buttery mixture 
  • Gradually add 750 ml vegetable stock, adding a ladle at a time until each ladle full has been absorbed
  • Leave the rice to cool
  • When cool mold the rice into satsuma sized balls and and hide a thumb sized piece of mozzarella in the middle, coat in flour, dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs
  • When ready fry for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve with the sauce

  
The Arancini was mind blowing! It had a deep, rich, mushroomy flavor and was truly melt in the mouth. The breadcrumbs gave it a light crisp bight which mixed with the buttery rice created a perfect combination.

The sauce was thick and rich with just a hint of chili in the background.

I couldn’t have enjoyed this anymore….seriously try it!!!! 

Cauliflower wowzer!!

Pinterest, Vegetarian

Ive had this little gem saved on my Pinterest for an age now. 

I came home tonight with no dinner planned and few ingredients to use but alas, I had a cauliflower. I think I bought it subliminally in order to make this recipe!

I have to say, I wanted to be naughty but I went for this and WOW I am so glad I did! What a truly delish dish. Granted, it may be better as a side, a snack or party nibbles but these salt and pepper florets are moorish xnd healthy. A winner!

Really simple, really quick, really cheap and really tasty. A veg that packs a punch and totally great served with a sweet chili sauce.