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More bites for Xmas…

By December 18, 2011No Comments

Xmas from the garden

Radish, Rare Roast Beef and Ginger Mango Chutney Bites

3 radishes, sliced

6 slices rare roast beef, halved

Mango Ginger Chutney

1 mango, peeled and chopped

2 tablespoons malt vinegar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

1 long red cilli, deseeded and finely diced

juice of 1/2 lime

To make the chutney, combine the chutney ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, reduce to a medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-35 minutes or until thick and a small amount of liquid is left.

Spread the radish slices with mango ginger chutney, top with beef and serve. You can top a radish slice with anything you like. Try ham or turkey or for the vegetarians a slice of fried haloumi. Enjoy.

Cucumber Herb Pesto and Prawn bites

Cucumber Herb Pesto and Prawn bites

1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced

20 small cooked prawns, peeled and deveined

1 tablespoon Chèvre (goats milk cheese)

Herb Pesto

1 cup basil leaves, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup olive oil, plus extra

To make the pesto, place the basil, garlic, pine nuts and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. (Or you can use a mortar and pound with a pestle until well combined).

With the motor running, gradually add the oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined and a smooth paste forms. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Transfer to a sterilised jar and pour over a little extra oil to cover the pesto surface (this will prevent the basil from oxidising and turning black).

Combine 2 tablespoons herb pesto with the Chèvre and spread on to each cucumber slice. Top with a prawn and serve. Enjoy.

Phil Dudman having a bit of yarn on ABC Good Gardening with the Garden Xmas Bites



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