Ireland play Spain Tonight so it’s gotta be an easy tasty dinner or some easy nibbles with a group of friends watching the game!
Easiest & one of the Cheapest Dips
Donelli's Version of Tzatziki
6 tablespoons of natural yoghurt – 2 cloves of garlic chopped very finely – ¼ cucumber chopped finely- ¼ cucumber grated – mixt it all up and serve
Pitta bread – cut into bit sized pieces, drizzle with olive oil and pop into a heated oven for 10 mins @ 180.
4 handfuls of minced beef
1 egg whisked
Salt & Pepper
Mix together – shape into small patties and press into burger shapes- pop in the fridge for 30 mins. Heat a pan and cook for 1 min each size – then into the @ 180 oven for 10 mins.
Pop into a bowl and combine Sweet Chilli, Soy & squeeze of 1 lime – add the chicken wings mix well and lay flat on a baking tray cook again @ 180 for 20 mins.
1/2 kilo of cocktail saussies
3 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of wholegrain mustard
Combine the above and spread on a lined baking tray – cook @ 180 to 200 for 15 to 20 mins.
Homemade Pizza ideas…
USE - Pizzas bases– Pitta bread or Ciabatta sliced in half
Spread base with Tomato Relish – Chutney – Pesto
Mozzarella, Sunblushed tomatoes, Salami
Ham, Mozzarella & tomato
Ham, pineapple mozzarella
Chorizo, Roast Peppers
Buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomatoes
Or make some .....
Fresh Tomato & Basil Crostini
Ten Slices of French Bread or Ciabatta:
3 Irish Tomatoes chopped
1 clove of garlic chopped v finely w a little salt
4/5 basil leaves shredded
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pop the bread on a baking tray, drizzle with oilive oil and bake in the oven for 5 mins until crispy.
Combine the tomatoes, garlic & fresh basil, pop on top of the toasty bread and enjoy!!
Why not throw in a bit of Spanish…..?!
Quick Patatas Bravas
3 potatoes cut into cubes
1 finely chopped onion
1 red chilli pepper
1 clove of garlic
1 teasp of sugar
½ glass of white wine
Salt & black pepper
1. Pop the onion in a hot pan and cook for for 3 mins tip in the garlic & chilli and continue to cook for about 5 mins.
2. Add the pasata with the wine, bring to the boil then simmer for 15 mins.
3. Season with salt, pepper and the sugar.
Place potatoes on a baking tray coating them in olive oil pop into the oven for 15 mins @ 200 or until cooked.
4. Transfer to a serving bowl and pour warm sauce over the potatoes