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Citrus Salsa December 13, 2008

Filed under: Condiments & Dips — obsidian @ 11:43 am
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Ingredients:
juice of 1 lime
1 orange (peeled, segmented & chopped)
1 small cucumber (seeded & chopped)
2 red onion (finely chopped)
1 yellow capsicum (seeded and chopped)

 
Method:
Finely chop all ingredients if you want a chunky salad like salsa, or blend 1/2 to 1/3 of the mix until smooth and then add the remaining for a semi chunky salsa.

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Corn Relish Dip

Filed under: Condiments & Dips — obsidian @ 11:36 am
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Corn Relish Dip (a favourite of mine)
1 jar corn relish mixed with 1 small bottle light thickened cream. Mix together.

 
Corn Relish Dip #2
1 jar corn relish mixed with 1 container of sour light cream. Mix together.

 

Avocado dip

Filed under: Condiments & Dips — obsidian @ 11:35 am
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Avocado dip #1
Mash 2 avocados with 1 tub of light cream cheese, add a dash of lemon juice and blend until smooth.

 
Spicy Avocado dip
Mash 2 avocados with a handful of fresh corriander leaves, a dash of lemon or lime juice and a dash of chilli sauce. Blend until smooth.

 

Tuna Pate/Dip

Filed under: Condiments & Dips — obsidian @ 11:32 am
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Tuna Dip #1
Take a tin of tuna, drain well and blend until a smooth paste with a food processor. Goes really nicely with pretzels or crackers.

 
Tuna Dip #2
As above but add some mayonnaise or cream…

 
Tuna Dip #3
1 tin of tuna, 1 tub light philly cheese, and a dash of lemon juice all blended together

 

Crab dip in cobb loaf

Filed under: Condiments & Dips — obsidian @ 11:29 am
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dip and bowl in one!

 
Ingredients:
1 cup cream cheese
2-3tb milk
2 spring onions
1-2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2-3 dashes chilli sauce
1 tablespoon chopped dill or parsley (or both)
1c crab meat (or that “seafood highlighter” stuff), shredded or finely chopped
salt to taste
1 medium cobb loaf

 
Method:
1. Cut the top off the loaf and carefully scoop out the insides – but don’t break the crust. You can form the bread into sticks to use with the dip.
2. mix the ingredients together and spoon into the cobb loaf bowl you made.
3. Bake in a 120c oven for 1 1/2 hours.

 
If you don’t want the dip heated up, bake the empty cobb until crunchy and then spoon the dip in.

 
Serve with cut up vegetables, crackers and the bread fingers.

 

Mild Hummus

Filed under: Condiments & Dips — obsidian @ 11:26 am
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Good for the more fussy person. Is also nice on sandwiches instead of butter/margarine or mayo….

Ingredients:
1 tin chick peas (your standard 375g or whatever it is size)
Juice of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon cardamon powder
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Splash of water or milk
sprinkle of salt and pepper

Method:
Crush or very finely chop the garlic. Add all ingredients together and blend until its a puree (I use a stab blender).

 

Dipping Sauces for Kids November 15, 2008

Filed under: Condiments & Dips,For Kids — obsidian @ 1:52 pm
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Some kids like spicy, some don’t… but most like to dip food in something! Chips, nuggets or whatnot. Dips can be a way to entice kids to eat vegies! Here are some Savoury dipping sauce ideas.

 
Tomato Salsa – Puree tomato, red and green capsicum and a little onion and chilli if your child likes it – leaving some larger pieces. Mix in some lemon or lime juice and some fresh chopped herbs.
 
Sweet Chilli Cream – Mix about half and half sweet chilli sauce and sour cream. Add less chilli for milder sauce.
 
Chilli Plum – mix about half and half sweet chilli sauce and plum jam. Add less chilli for milder sauce.
 
Honey Mustard – Mix ¼ cup sour cream with 1 tb mustard (dijon) and 1tb honey.
 
Thousand Island – Mix about half and half tomato sauce and mayonnaise.
 
Hummus – Puree a drained and rinsed tin of chick peas with a few tb lemon juice, a few tb water, a clove of garlic (if your child likes it, leave it out if not), and about a teaspoon of a mixture of cardamon, nutmeg and cumin. You can add more water to make it a little runnier.
 
Tzatziki – Take a tub of natural greek yoghurt and allow this to drain on some cheesecloth/muslin to let the excess liquid drain away. Peel and chop a cucumber to remove all the seeded pieces. Finely shop half of this and grate the other half. Add 1tb lemon juice, 1 clove crushed garlic if you wish and a little fresh mint and/or chives. Mix together