Dips and Spreads

TUNA MELT PIES

Complexity:  Medium Ingredients: PASTRY 2 cups all purpose flour ½ tsp salt 3 oz cold butter or margarine 1 oz shortening Approx ½ cup cold water FILLING Tuna salad Cheddar cheese slices 1 – 2 eggs lightly beaten Cooking Spray Directions: Make the pastry: Cut the butter and shortening into [...]

RED BELL PEPPER PUREE

Complexity: Medium Ingredients: 2 large red bell peppers 2 garlic cloves 3 tbsp onions (chopped) 3 thyme sprigs 1 tsp fresh rosemary (chopped) 3 cups vegetable stock 2 oz butter A pinch of chilli powder Salt and Black pepper Directions: Place bell pepper in a large piece of foil, season [...]

ROASTED TOMATO CHOKA

Complexity: Easy Ingredients: 12 medium tomatoes (approx 1 lb) 4 – 6 cloves garlic 1 medium onion Piece of hot pepper (scotch bonnet) Olive oil Directions: Roast tomatoes on an open flame until charred. Let cool. Remove black peel from tomatoes and set aside in a bowl. Place the garlic, [...]

HOT BACON & MUSHROOM DIP

Complexity: Medium Ingredients: 6 slices bacon, halved 2 extra slices bacon, quartered 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 small sweet pepper, diced ½ small onion, diced 2 - 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped ¼ cup chopped chives Pinch of salt ½ tsp pepper sauce ¼ tsp black pepper 8 oz [...]

CREAMY SHADON BENI SAUCE

Complexity: Easy Ingredients: 1 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 2 tbsp vinegar Juice of 1 lime 12 – 15 blades shadon beni Pinch of sugar Directions:   Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pusle or blend until the mixture is smooth. Taste and [...]