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Home Made Chili Sauce

Are you a chilli fan? Do you have a week bush in the garden but don’t know what to do with them all? We’ve had a bumper crop this year, and we are chilli fans. So we tried our hand  at a simple chilli sauce which turned out great. We kept it simple but imagine we will add to it next time, perhaps with garlic or onion and some other herbs! It’s a great base recipe.  Ingredients:  400 grams red chillies  2 large tomato 2 tablespoon Smoke and Roast  1/3 cup olive oil 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar  A pinch...

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Zesty Steamed Whole Fish

If you’re a fan of fresh fish, cooked to maximse the flavour in a healthy way, this recipe is super easy and quick.  Ingredients  1 whole fish, filleted (we like Schapper)  A large sheet of aluminium foil  1 onion  1-2 tomatoes chopped  1 medium zucchini  1 lemon sliced  Fresh garlic cloves or a drop Smoke and Roast lemon essential oil  A few leaves of fresh basil or a drop of Smoke and Roast basil essential oil  A small drizzle of olive oil  A sprinkle of Smoke and Peri  Method Drizzle the olive oil on the aluminium sheet and then lay...

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Peach and Tomato Salad

While summer lasts, this is one of the winning salad recipes with yummy peach a great combo with tomato for a refreshing salad.   Ingredients:  2-3 peaches, pitted and cut into wedges 2-3 tomatoes, we’ve been using Black Krim, but I think any tomato would be good.  1 tablespoon sherry vinegar 1 ½ teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon honey Sprinkle of Smoke and Roast  ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Cup of halved cherry bocconcini   Method:  Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and whallah! Serve.    Stay well everyone, Vanessa Hicks

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Baked Zucchini Side

Zucchini rule at the moment, with a glut coming from the garden. We’ve been eating them like crazy and have just discovered this great recipe, which we use to serve with just about anything.  Ingredients  4–5 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/3 inch thick disks (about 5 cups) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 freshly minced garlic close or a drop of Smoke and Roast Garlic Essential Oil  A sprinkle of Smoke and Curry (or Smoke and Peri - take your pick!)  1/4 cup finely grated pecorino cheese or parmesan  6–8 torn fresh basil leaves or a drop of Smoke and Roast...

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Creamy Meatballs

Sometimes you just want comfort food. And this is it! It takes about 30 minutes and is great with a dash of Smoke and Curry added for extra flavour.  Ingredients:  Minced beef (about 500grams for four people) ½ cup Panko or breadcrumbs Sprinkling of Smoke and Curry  Finely chopped onion  A drop of Smoke and Roast Garlic Essential Oil or a sprinkling of garlic powder  1 egg  1 tbsp Olive Oil 5 tbsp butter  1 tbsp Plain flour  1 cup beef stock 150 mls Cream 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard Method:  In a bowl combine ground beef, panko, onion, garlic essential...

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