The Great Summer Steaks with Kale Salad and Minty Salsa Verde

The Great Summer Steaks with Salsa Verde

The Steaks

A few minute steaks – rubbed in olive oil and salt and pepper

A few large kale leaves from the garden, chopped thinly. (I use a Zimbabwean variety called Mustard Rape)

Spring onions, chopped (including a few ends)

Garlic, chopped fine

Squeeze of half a lemon

 

1 cup fresh coriander
1 cup fresh mint leaves
½ an onion
Zest and juice of 1/2 a large lemon
1 tbsp grape wine vinegar
Pinch of cracked black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil

The Kale Salad

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Make the kale salad first to give it time to relax in the fridge before serving.

Take the washed garden fresh leaves and cut into thin pieces, drizzle with olive oil and chopped garlic, as well as a few chopped spring onions and chop a few of the ends as well. Toss everything up for a bit in the bowl, then place into fridge.

The Salsa Verde

In a liquidizer place all the herbs, the lemon, roughly chopped onion, vinegar, olive oil and vinegar. Dice up on pulse mode for a short while and set the sauce aside.

The Meat

Preheat a griddle pan. Make sure the steaks are room temperature, they should take a maximum of 4 minutes per side to cook. Smear both sides of your steaks with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. When the steaks are perfectly cooked to your liking, move them to a cutting board to rest for a few minutes and save any resting juices.

Presentation

Now scatter the chilled rape salad over your chosen serving platter and place steaks across, finish with a few tablespoons of salsa verde and scatter over any remaining fresh herbs. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Yum!

Gluten Free and tasty. Mission accomplished!

The Great Lemon Chicken to melt in your mouth

Lemon chicken

Lemon chicken

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500g chicken breasts no skin

6 tablespoons olive oil

4 minced cloves of garlic

2 lemons, one is sliced and the other is juiced

1 tsp salt

pinch of ground black pepper

25ml of a supermarket spice grinder from Freshers with: (Ground cumin, coriander, ginger, chilli, paprika, brown sugar, thyme and origanum)

So marinade the chicken for a few hours by placing the ingredients in a bowl, cover and put in the fridge.

Get cooking:

Layer your baking with with sliced lemons, and put your breasts on top of them. Do not cover.

Pre heat the oven to about 180, and cook until the breasts are tender. You can even turn down the oven to 160, and let them simmer for about 45 mins.

Delicious when served with a fresh garden salad.

mmm.

The Great Chicken Rissoles

So if you want to do some interesting changes to your lifestyle, then make some new delicious recipes. Its a great idea to mix things up a little, with your ravishing appetite.

Easy ingredients:

  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 medium peeld and carrot grated
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • salt and pepper,herbs (I used fresh chopped paresely)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 normal flour
  • Butter for the frying pan

chicken risoles prep

Ok lets get mixing:

  • Mix ingredients together in a large bowl
  • then roll into balls using your hands to the size of golf balls 
mixing up the chicken rissoles mixture

mixing up the chicken rissoles mixture

Ok, so now, roll into those bowls and place on a baking tray, and seal with clear wrap and put in the fridge for about 30 mins. Drizzle with olive oil so they don’t stick on the pan.

Chicken Rissoles

Then, fry in butter sealing the rissoles on a low heat over a nice heavy pan

  • Remove and allow to cool down.
Chicken rissoles frying

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The Great Vodka Meat and fried rice yummy dish

 The Great Vodka Meat Marinade:

The great Vodka Marinade

a world of color

a world of color

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped green onion ends

Oregano

8 cloves of garlic chopped

Cracked black pepper

Few crunches of sea salt

2ml of corriander

100ml of vodka

2 chopped pickled chillies

2 juiced limes

1ml of cumin seeds

1ml of paprika

2 tablespoons of white malt vinegar

The Great Meat Vodka Marinade

The Great Meat Vodka Marinade

Side Cooked Rice dish

Fry up:

One chopped onion

2 large slices of salami

Some chopped cilantro and spring onion greens

Some garlic

1 teaspoon of capers

One chopped red chilli with no seeds

Add:

1 cup of rice (I used Thai rice)

1 cup of chicken stock

1/2 cup of water

A few glugs of chardonnay white wine

Stir that all up, lower the heat. Put on the lid, and cook until the rice is lovely and soft.

Now, you have amazing meat to cook up, and then, you can finish off the meal with the amazing rice dish.

Yummy,

So delicious I forgot to take a photo of the finished meal!!! LOL