Happy Sunday lovelies! If you’ve come here for food porn, tea or recipes, you’re in for a treat! First up, one of my favourite eats – SATAY CHICKEN BURGERS!!
This is really quite simple and you’ll want to eat the sauce with a spoon. The recipe comes from Taste.com and I’ll give you my own abridged version.
- 270mL can of coconut milk (I’ve no idea if light coconut milk works, but if you’re eating satay you’re not eating healthy. Just deal with it.)
- 1/2 cup of crunchy PB
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 tbsp swt chilli sauce
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- a squeeze of lime juice
- half kilo pack of free range chicken mince (tends to be less filled with water than the other crap)
- brown onion, chopped
- Fresh coriander – 1/4 cup chopped goes into the patties, the rest for garnish but you could do without the garnish if you’re a hater, but you really do need *some* in the patties IMO.
- Spray oil
- Bread rolls, toasted FTW
- Salad. Lettuce, tomato, red onion if you like.
Throw your coconut milk, PB, brown sugar, garlic and soy into a saucepan and stir over low-ish heat. Bring to a light simmer and keep stirring until it thickens. Stir in your squeeze of lime and put it aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine your mince, coriander, breadcrumbs, onion and half of your satay sauce. I usually find the mix a bit wet and have to add more breadcrumbs but suit yourself. Shape into patties (probably not four of them as the taste recipe suggests. I do say to use more mince in my version, but when you see how much it makes you know there’s not just four patty’s worth!). Pop your patties in the fridge for a while to firm up.
Now Taste says to shallow fry them in a bunch of sunflower oil. I just use a bit of spray oil, fry on both sides in the fry pan then into an oven at 180°C for about 10mins. Whatever floats your boat. Don’t forget to toast your buns though. (*snort*)
Put your salad, patty, absurd amounts of satay sauce and coriander onto your toasted buns and consume. You’re welcome.
Morning tea at The Tea Project and the scones that changed my life
So I dragged husband, who does not like tea but enjoys going out for tea (scones), out to The Tea Project yesterday morning. I finally got to try myself some of their Keemun Black Snail. It’s a lovely, smooth tea. Is it weird to say that it tastes round? Well it does. No sharp edges, smooth, delightful, kind of fruity. The waitress told me that I should try it without milk because it’s such a delicate tea and she was right. Milk washes out the complexity of this brew, but I happily had a whole pot to myself to savour as my husband DOES NOT TEA. I know, how does our marriage work? Fortunately he’s very good in the sack.
While husband dearest does not tea, he enjoys going for tea (scones) and oh my, The Tea Project has just started serving Loaded Scones which are fucking amazing.
Husband enjoyed his chocolate scone loaded with banana, chocolate sauce and whipped cream, which I’m sure you’ll admit looks epic.
I chose the savoury, pumpkin scone with cream cheese, dill, smoked salmon and rocket.
Ermaberkasnerk. Get in my face.
This was so perfectly balanced and delicious I nearly cried. With the noises I made I think there might have been a few “I’ll have what she’s having” moments from surrounding customers and husband might have wondered if he’d just been made redundant. I can’t stop thinking about these scones. Life will never be the same again.
Teaview – Very Coco Berry, T2
I was gifted a few samples of one of T2’s promo iced teas for the season, Very Coco Berry.
My first impression on opening the packet is that it smells like lollies.
Apple, coconut and raspberry flavouring are the dominant flavours in this summer brew. There’s no tea and it’s caffeine free.
Brewed at 100°C for 5mins gives this light red drink which I cooled and then threw in some ice and frozen raspberries. The frozen raspberries give it that extra bit of raspberry oomph.
It’s refreshing. It tastes like a lolly drink but without the sugar overload. It would be a healthier alternative to soft drink, but I’d prefer a black tea-based iced tea.
What do you drink when it’s just too hot for a cuppa in summer?