Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Rosemary Mayonnaise

Want something really different to serve with pork or chicken - or even over a salad - try this - full of flavour and sure to get compliments from family and friends!
It is also so good with chips or french fries! A bacon and tomato sandwich also benefits from its flavour!
It can be made ahead - although it takes so little time you can make it on the day you want to use it. 1 cup homemade mayonnaise or good shop bought 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice concentrate (use can use Mazoe or similar - or if you want a lighter flavor use fresh) 1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest 1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary -- chopped 2 tablespoons heavy cream 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Blend together homemade mayonnaise, orange juice concentrate, orange zest, chopped rosemary, heavy cream and fresh orange juice. Let stand at least one hour to let flavours marry. Cover and refrigerate up to 4 days.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Rocket Salad

Rocket grows so easily in Zimbabwe that this salad could become a staple in your collections. It can accompany any chicken or egg dish or be used as a starter. 1/2 pound fresh rocket
1/4 pound Parmesan - in one piece === LEMON VINAIGRETTE === 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice - (2 lemons) 1/2 cup good olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper Fill a sink with cold water and toss the rocket for a few minutes to clean. Spin-dry the leaves and place them in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Pour enough dressing on the rocket to moisten. Toss well and place the salad on individual plates. With a very sharp knife or a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan into large shards and arrange them on the arugula.