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Friday, September 16, 2016

Atchar and Pineapple, Chicken Burger

The Peppadew company of South Africa have upped their game of late, introducing a whole range of new and exciting Peppadew products, including an array of fabulous Atchars. An 'Atchar' is a South African pickle, most often served with curry. 

They contacted me and asked if I wanted to be part of their #AwesomeAtchar campaign, to think out of the box and come up with an interesting South African recipe incorporating one of their atchar products. I had a little think and decided on a seriously decadent, chicken and atchar burger paired with sweet grilled pineapple and cooling mint raita to counter the spicy kick. It’s a great combination and perfect for any braai. You can vote for your favourite recipe from the campaign here.

Atchar and Pineapple, Chicken Burger 

Ingredients: (makes 4)
Peppadew Hot or Mild Mango Atchar 
8 Chicken Breasts
Salt and Pepper
Olive Oil
1 Pineapple (peeled and sliced)
4 Rolls
2 Tomatoes (sliced)
4 Lettuce leaves 

Mint Raita:
300ml Greek Yogurt 
2 tsp Mint Sauce

Mix the mint sauce and yogurt together in a small bowl.
Place each chicken breast between two sheets of clingfilm and flatten them out using a rolling pin so they are all of an even thickness. 
Brush them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 
Braai, or fry the breasts, over medium heat, turning every 2 minutes, until they are cooked through and nicely browned.
Brush 4 slices of pineapple with olive oil before braaing or frying them on medium-high heat until caramelised on both sides.
Slice each of the rolls in half and butter both halves.
Smear a spoonful of atchar onto the bottom half of each roll. 
Top with the first chicken breast, followed by lettuce, mint raita, a slice of pineapple, a second chicken breast and slices of tomato. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Easy Chicken and Mushroom Bake

This is the last recipe in my series of #Blendability recipes in conjunction with #MushroomSA and I have to say it's also my favourite. It's such an easy dish to create, and whilst it's comforting and moreish, it's also light and very low in carbs.

#Blendability means blending chopped mushrooms together with meat to up the nutrition and taste and decrease the calories. It's a cool concept that works to lessen cost, calorie intake and your carbon footprint whilst upping the vitamin and mineral content of your food.

And, aside from all of the technical jargon, it simply tastes delicious!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Pak Choi and Tofu in a Spicy Peanut and Coconut Sauce

Simple, vegan, moreish and crunchy - gluten-free and wheat-free, but not fun-free

Friday, May 20, 2016

Easiest Lamb Stew

It's getting colder, and that means it's stew time! This lamb stew could not be easier. While the list of ingredients might look quite long, the ingredients are simple and all you really need to do is brown the meat and veg, bung the rest of the ingredients in the pot and forget about it for 2 hours :)