Righteous Red Pepper and Onion Relish

Isn’t relish great? its so versatile. You can put it on stuff, under stuff and between things. You can also smear it. I love smearing, it gives me a sort of warm feeling, especially when it is the smearing of a relish of this unimaginable magnitude. We had it with Burger Me, its Veggie burgers but you could smear it ‘pon whatever tickles your fancy. Post Tom for smearing ideas.

Relish

Ingredients

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 second of white wine vinegar
  • A splash of hot water
  • Half a punch of raisins
  • Punch of sugar
  • salt and Pepper

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Burger Me, Its Veggie

Doesn’t seem very manly does it? Well, it matters not, because behind these manly facades, lurk some jolly camp fellows itching to get out of their butch straight jackets. And anyway, we need five a day and this helps us get there. Five what I hear you ask. Some things are best left to the imagination.

Veg Burger

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of button mushrooms
  • 3 chunky garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 handfulls of hazelnuts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 handfulls of pinto beans
  • 1 green pepper
  • Small handfull of oregano
  • Small handfull of thyme
  • Pinch of mild chilli powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 childs breakfast bowls of chick pea flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Salad
  • Baps

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Testing the Chocolate Orange Mousse

I made the mousse again. It gets better every time. I added an extra egg white and made it just that little bit less rich. Nice.

I thought that as it’s supposed to be how to make ladies love me forever I’d give it a go on a couple of lovely ladies that I managed to drag in from the wild, and result of results, it err, well take a look.

Identities have been hidden to protect the innocent (and to stop you from turning to stone).

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Phatt Phajitas (AKA Fajitas of the Night)

The day begins in slighly dreary fashion. Then there is the glorious realisation that at MCC we are making Phat Phajitas. And boy are they Phat. It is imperative that this recipe here is put together with the Slightly Spicy Guacamole and the Quicker Salsa. Otherwise ‘twould be a bit plain and MCC is certainly not plain. It is a really dribbly chin, hands on kind of meal and you can’t beat a dribbly chin. Or can you?

Fajita wrap

Ingredients

  • 3 plump tender breasts, of chicken
  • 5 medium onions
  • 3 peppers
  • Juice of a lime
  • Spices

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt & pepper
  • Slighlty Spicy Guacamole
  • Quick Salsa
  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream or Creme Fraiche
  • Floured Tortillas

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Slightly Spicy Guacamole

So, with last week’s phat phajitas, there was the salsa from a tin and this rather lovely gaucamole. Guacamole, whilst looking a bit snotty and unnattractive, is undoubtedly fantastic and works great as a starter with toasted pitta or crudite and such like and is not to be sniffed at. It’s a piece of piss too, you just lob it all in a blender. You do’t even have to be to precise with the ingredients – if you like garlic, chuck more in and the same goes with the cayenne.

Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves of Garlic
  • 3 avocados
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Juice from 1 ½ lemons
  • Salt and pepper

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Quicker Salsa

Last weeks MCC consisted of phat phajitas, with home made guacamole and this ‘ere salsa. This salsa is blindin’ and with the unexpected spoon of honey plonked in, it transfomed into a dish that can be used in a variety of ways; a dip, part of a salad, or a facial scrub.

Quick and easy salsa made with tomatoes from a tin. Tins? I love tins they’re useful for so many things, makeshift telephones, small fluffy animal containers and victorian lanterns.

Quicker Salsa

Ingredients

  • A tin of tomatoes
  • A large Onion
  • 1 medium green chilli
  • The zest of 1 lime
  • A teaspoon of honey
  • Splash of Balsamic vinegar
  • Small (maybe a child’s) handful of coriander

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Why is everyone cleverer than me?

Ok, you got me. It’s a juicer. What a gadget!

juicer

You slice off the top of the core of your chosen fruit with a sharp knife, then just screw in the juicer. You hold the lemon (said chosen fruit) upright and gently squeeze, the little cup on top fills up with juice, voila. Once you’ve got enough you can put the lemon in the fridge for another day without fear of it going all wrinkly ‘cos you haven’t cut it in half. Flippin’ fantastic.

The Season of the Hairy Dog Trumpet is Upon Us…Coming Soon

Enough of the summer frivolity, goodbye long days, tennis, cucumber sandwiches, lashings of ginger beer, white cider, fighting & divorce…And hello the inky blackness & deep soul of the winter. Word.

Coming up, we’ve got Sweet Potato, Bacon & Sweetcorn Chowder and Floy-deez Far-out Fajita Feast to see out the last few days of sunshine.

I’m still pondering on what to do for the next M.C.C. My young apprentice has suggested Veggie Burgers…Why not? Mind you, if someone had even mentioned the word “Veggie” in my cheffing days, they would have been pinned to the door of the walk-in fridge with my Henckel carving fork quicker than you can say “Jaimie Oliver is a talentless tosser”. Aaah, how times have changed. Yourz…The Sense.x