side dishes and starters
Sorry I haven't posted in a while - things have been a bit crazy over here - we bought a house, I got two jobs and am starting on Sunday/Monday. But a friend of mine e-mailed asking for side dish and starter recipes. So here are three:
Honey Mustard Potatoes
About 15-20 small red potatoes, cut in half or quartered depending on how big they are
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1 small onion - chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
Cut potatoes and place in a greased baking dish. Chop onion and place in a small bowl - add mustard, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix together and pour over potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until potatoes are done - stirring potatoes every 10-15 minutes to distribute sauce.
Crispy Onion Potatoes
As many potatoes as you want - cut into quarters, or eights - depending on the size of your potatoes
Onion soup mix powder
Place potatoes in a greased baking dish, drizzle with olive oil (about 2-3 Tbsp.), and sprinkle with a lot of onion soup mix - between 1/4 and 1/2 a cup. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes - stirring every 10-15 minutes. The onion soup mix bits get all crunchy and coat the potatoes - its really yummy - the type of recipe that you scrape at the bottom of the pan for every last bit of onion stuff.
4-6 tuna steaks
salt and lemon juice
2 chopped tomatoes
1 red pepper, sliced
2 mild green long hot peppers (with seeds removed), sliced
3 cloves crushed garlic
large bunch fresh coriander (cusbara)
1/2 Tbsp. cumin, curry, salt
1 Tbsp. paprika, onion soup mix
1/2 cup water
Wash fish and pat dry, place on a plate and sprinkle with salt and lemon juice. Let stand 10 minutes. Wash fish again and sear in a large frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil until all sides are just white. Take tuna out of pan. Place tomatoes, peppers, hot peppers and 1/2 bunch coriander on bottom of pan. Place tuna steaks on top. In a small bowl, mix together all spices and then sprinkle this mixture on top of fish. Drizzle with olive oil and 1/2 cup water, place remaining coriander on top. Cover, bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.