Hello from sunny Phuket where some will say I am living my dream ..well never wearing stiletto’s again is one of them realised…Long live bare feet and flip-flops!
Anyway, I digress by popular demand especially for Susan and Ian ( and let’s see how close mine is to an Aussie staple.
3 Brown Onions.
3 Apples (Granny Smiths)
450ml Balsamic vinegar.
80ml Fresh Orange Juice.
350gm raw sugar.
1/2 tsp ground cloves.
2 large sprigs Rosemary.
Set oven to 200c. Wrap Beetroot in foil and bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Chop Onions and Apples finely, chop cooled Beetroot and put in large pan.
Add remainder of ingredients. Except for Rosemary.
Stir until sugar dissolves, add Rosemary, reduce heat and simmer for at least 1 hr or until mixture thickens slightly. When ready, remove Rosemary and spoon into sterilised Jars.
This can be enjoyed in Burgers or with cold cuts meat.
My next recipe for those of you who love fish is a Thai Squid Salad. This is one of the very first Thai dishes I was shown how to make and a favorite with my grandson and for me who had only ever had the dreaded rubbery battered squid a revelation and a converted eater of squid whether it be in a salad or curried which is also very yum and the recipe to follow in another blog post
Thai Squid Salad.
6 small baby squid, cleaned and sliced in 1/4 in strips.
2 birds eye chillies, sliced.
3 shallots sliced.
10 cherry Tomatoes, quartered.
Bunch coriander chopped, I use stalks as well as love the taste of coriander.
1-2 tbsp Fish Sauce.
Juice of half Lime.
Cook squid in boiling water for 1 to 1 half mins (too long and it will be rubbery)
Remove from water. Add chopped tomatoes, chillies, shallots and coriander.
Mix gently to combine.
Add fish sauce and Lime juice and Taste and taste again..if more fish sauce or lime juice required then add a little at a time and taste. I use quite a lot of fish sauce and lime but this is not to everyone’s taste so I can’t say it often enough “taste” and if more is required add.
This is a lovely refreshing salad, serve with steamed or Thai sticky rice and enjoy.
Have a lovely relaxing Sunday until next time ..Enjoy…Love you all x