Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

Ingredients:
3 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/4 cup chopped roasted red bell pepper
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup shredded cheese (any flavor, pick your favorite)
1 package refrigerated pie crusts (2 sheets in a box)
egg wash (1 egg + splash of water)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, red bell, coumin, cream cheese, and shredded cheese.
Unroll the pie crusts onto a lightly floured, flat surface. Cut out into rounds, using a 3-inch cookie cutter. ( 2 – inch is ok)
Re-roll dough as needed. Repeat procedure with remaining pie crusts.
Arrange the rounds on a clean, flat surface. Place a small spoonful of chicken mixture in the center of the round. Fold dough over filling, pressing edges with a fork to seal. Repeat until finished.
Arrange empanadas on a prepared baking sheet. Brush with an egg wash. Bake 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. Ovens vary so keep watch them closely.

Inspired by a recipe from Paula Deen.
Source: http://allfood.recipes/
Seen posted by:  RECIPIES FOR AFRICA – SHARE your Favourite Recipes

Melanie’s Roast Beef Sirloin with Rice

Melanie’s Roast Beef Sirloin with Rice

TRH Melanie's Roast Beef Sirloin with Rice

A nice beef sirloin roast
6-8 baby onions
1 red onion quartered
6 garlic cloves

A paste made out of:
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp garlic and herb
1 tsp ground mixed peppercorns (black, white, green, pink and szechuen)
½ tsp mustard powder
1 Tblsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
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1 beef stock pot
1 cup boiling water
¼ cup apple cider vinegar

Method
Make slits/pockets in beef and insert garlic cloves (pretty much the norm).
Mix the paste and rub all over beef. Add beef with onions into roasting pan.
Roast in preheated oven at 220 for 10 minutes.
Mix stock pot with boiling water and apple cider vinegar and pour over beef.
Reduce heat to 150 and roast for another 30 minutes to an hour (depending on how medium/rare or well done you like your beef.
As this has no real oil to it, I just removed the beef, and put the roasting pan on a stove top and thickened the gravy with Bisto gravy, and a bob of real butter.

RICE
1 ½ cups jasmine rice
1 large cinnamon stick
2 cracked cardamom pods
2 Tblsp coconut oil
1 tsp salt
2 Tblsp lemon juice
¼ cup crispy fried onions (bought from Woolies)
¼ tsp turmeric (My saffron went AWOL)

Bring 2 ½ cups water and washed rice to a boil, add coconut oil, cinnamon and cardamom pods and salt.
Once boiling add lemon juice. Once tender strain and transfer to colander.
Steam and add turmeric and crispy onions. Fluff with a fork once fully steamed.

Prepared, tried and tested by: Melanie Kramar

Es’s Corned Beef, Spring Onion and Cheddar Mini Loaves

Es’s Corned Beef, Spring Onion and Cheddar Mini Loaves

TRH Es's Corned Beef Bread

Ingredients
2 cups All purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Salt
Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
1 cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
¼ cups Vegetable Oil
1 cup Corned beef, diced
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
¾ cups spring onions, sliced
½ red pepper, diced

Preparation
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 6 mini loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and black pepper. Stir to combine.
Add buttermilk milk, eggs and vegetable oil. Mix just until combined.
Add meat, cheese, red pepper and spring onions. Mix just until combined.
Divide evenly and scoop into loaf pans.
Sprinkle some extra cheese over and bake at 350ºF for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.

Prepared, tried and tested by: Esme Slabbert‎ – The Recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy)

Colleen’s Spaghetti & Viennas

Colleen’s Spaghetti & Viennas

TRH Colleen's Spaghetti & Viennas

Boil some spaghetti and keep aside.
Fry some viennas/polony and toss the spaghetti in the pan
Add your viennas or polonies and add a blob of butter
Add some BBQ or any spice of your choice
Mix through
Add some fresh herbs or dry herbs and add some aromat if u feel so
Serve with delicious grated mango atchar or veggie atchar

You can add anything to ths dish..its so quick & versatile: cooked or roast chicken/meat.

Prepared, tried and tested by: Colleen Heugh

Joy’s Salmon Croquettes

Joy’s Salmon Croquettes

TRH Joy's Salmon Croquettes

Ingredients
1/4 cup mayonaise
4 tbsp lemon juice, divided
2&1/2 dijon mustard , divided
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
2 tbsp minced red bell pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 package of skinless, boneless pink salmon , finely chopped
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup breadcrumbs
Oil for frying

For the sauce :
Dijon mustard
1 tbsp chopped parsely
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp salt
Half of mayo
Half of lemon juice
Mix all together and stir well in bowl

Method :
1. Combine 2 tbsp of mayonnaise, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and add next 7 ingredients followed by by egg, mix well to combine add breadcrumbs, shape into 8 (3″) patties.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add patties cook 5 minutes per side or until browned.

Recipe by : allrecipes
Prepared, tried and tested by: Joy Martin Smyth‎

Denzy’s Creamy Cauliflower & Bacon Oven Baked

Denzy’s Creamy Cauliflower & Bacon Oven Baked

TRH Denzy's Creamy Cauliflower & Bacon Oven Baked

INGREDIENTS
1 packet bacon pieces
2 cauliflowers cut up
2 cups water
2 table spoons butter
3 table spoons flour
2 cups milk
Cup cheddar cheese
Cup mozzarella
Dry oreganum
Salt & pepper

METHOD
Add cauliflower and water to a small pot.
Season with salt and let it boil till cauliflower is soft, strain and leave aside
Fry bacon in a sauce pan until cooked
Make white sauce in a pot, add butter in pot let it melt then add flour and stir all the time
Add milk little by little until sauce is nice and smooth
In a baking dish add cauliflower first then sprinkle bacon on top then white sauce and then top with cheddar cheese and mozzarella.
Sprinkle with oreganum.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 mins.

Prepared, tried and tested by:  Denzel Koenana