Tomato Sauce and Poached Egg Tapas Style

Tomato Sauce and Poached Egg Tapas Style

  This is one of those things whipped up from an ’empty’ fridge that turned out delicious – loosely inspired by traditional Spanish dish Huevos a la Flamenca.  Not only is this tasty, it’s also a great way to clean the fridge!   Ingredients: Egg 1/2 red onion, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1/2 zucchini, julienned 1/2 capsicum, finely diced ~100g of meat (bacon/chorizo/turkey breast/etc) cut long and thin 1/2 can of whole peeled tomatoes 1 tbsp paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp white pepper salt to taste 2 tbsp olive oil (from the antipasto jar if possible!) Instructions: Sauté onions and garlic in a pan. Add meat, zucchini and capsicum. Continue to cook through. Add tomatoes, extra oil, spices, salt to taste. Simmer for 10 or so minutes while poaching an egg. Transfer sauce into a bowl, place egg on top and...
Recipe for stuffed capsicums

Recipe for stuffed capsicums

  I have always been a big fan of stuffed capsicums. The problem was I used to stuff them with a rice based mix. In this recipe, I’m using mushrooms to replace the rice – and they’re yummy!   Ingredients: 500g organic beef mince (you can also use pork) 1 big onion, chopped small 6 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped small 4 big mushrooms, peeled and chopped small Chillies to your liking, sliced 4 big capsicums, topped and emptied into cups ground pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper and salt to season (or as   Instructions: Pre-heat over to 180C. Fry garlic on a pan until fragrant. Add in onion and fry until see-through. Add in chillies and meat and season while cooking. Add in mushrooms and cook until done. Adjust seasoning to your liking. I like it spicy so I was very heavy-handed with the chillies and Cajun pepper. Set emptied capsicum cups in a baking dish and stuff them with the mixture. Place in the oven and cook for 15-25 minutes, or until the capsicum is cooked through and the stuffing is browned on top. Garnish with fresh herbs and greens – basil and rocket go especially well. Enjoy!...