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Sundried Tomato Smear Recipe

Sundried Tomato Spread Photo : Jackie Cameron

Sundried Tomato Spread
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Sundried Tomato Smear

Jackie Cameron Head Chef

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef

Here’s an idea to make your picnics interesting yet stress free for the person hosting the occasion. Freshly-baked health bread layered with butter, sliced beef fillet and a sundried tomato smear goes down a treat. Remember to keep this cool.

Yields: 600ml

70 g Sundried Tomatoes, soaked for a few minutes in boiling water

100g Almonds, roasted

60 g salted Butter

265 ml Olive Oil

25g Garlic

100g pecorino, finely grated

Salt and Pepper

Method:

1) Liquidise or blend all ingredients together, store in the fridge in an air tight/sterilised container

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below. I look forward to hearing from you.

Jackie Cameron
Hartford House, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
+27 33 263 2713
jackie@hartford.co.za
www.hartford.co.za
www.jackiecameron.co.za

Dipping Sauce of Grated Tomatoes Recipe

Grated Tomato Sauce Photo : Jackie Cameron

Grated Tomato Sauce
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Tasting of sundried tomatoes, balsamic seared cherry tomatoes and a dipping sauce of grated tomatoes

For my dad's recent birthday I started the feast with a tasting of hot pumpkin seeds and salted nuts. This kick starts the salivary juices and entices the palate for what is to come. Dad enjoys tomatoes in any form or fashion so I felt it fitting to serve a tasting of sundried tomatoes, balsamic seared cherry tomatoes and a dipping sauce of grated tomatoes with hot, crispy, white olive bread. This went down as a treat! Breaking bread together somehow binds a gathering in an intimate embrace.

Yields : Enough for 4-5

Ingredients :

490g Red Whole Tomatoes

1/3 cup good quality Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Extra Olive Oil for drizzling

Method :

1) Roughly chop tomatoes and place into a liquidiser

2) Add olive oil and liquidise until semi smooth or a desired consistency

3) Place into a low-sided bowl to allow for dunking. Drizzle with olive oil

4) Serve with marinated sundried tomatoes and seared cherry tomatoes (allow salted butter to get brown in a pan - the beurre noisette stage - add halved cherry tomatoes, sear and flash with balsamic vinegar before serving) on the side.

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713

Hand-cut Fried Chips with Homemade Tomato Sauce Recipe

Hand-cut Fried Chips with Homemade Tomato Sauce  Photo : Jackie Cameron

Hand-cut Fried Chips with Homemade Tomato Sauce
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Keep it simple by presenting uncomplicated food in unusual ways. Serve effortless, Hand-Cut Fried Chips in a newspaper cone. Add homemade tomato sauce and a sprinkling of flavoured salts. Simply scrumptious!

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Yields: about 900 ml

Ingredients

30 ml Sunflower Oil

35 g salted Butter

10 g Garlic – finely sliced

3 Onions (450 g skin off)

6 Fresh Red Tomatoes (500-600 g chopped)

100 g Tomato Paste – All Gold

1 tin Tomato and Onion Mix

15 ml Dried Oregano

6 Thyme Sprigs or 1 Rosemary Sprig

Salt and Pepper

Method

1) Heat a pot.  Add oil and butter and heat

2) Add garlic and onions and sauté until caramelised in colour

3) Add tomatoes and cook until tender

4) Add tomato paste (chef’s note: allow the tomato paste to simmer to thicken the sauce and also to cook off the raw tomato paste flavour)

5) Then add tomato and onion mix and bring to the boil

6) Finish with oregano and thyme or rosemary.  Season to taste with salt and pepper

7) Liquidise slightly to bring all the flavours together and set aside for later serving

Flavoured Salts

Ingredients

Maldon Salt

Mix in any desired spices

Serve with the chips

Hand-cut Chips

Ingredients:

Yields: 1 large portion

2 medium Potatoes

Sunflower Oil

Method:

1) Slice a potato thinly

2) Rinse the cut potatoes in water to remove any excess starch

3) Fry the chips in sunflower oil until crisp

4) Serve in a newspaper cone

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
www.hartford.co.za
jackie@hartford.co.za
+27 33 263 2713