Taste it, Treat Yourself
I’m happiest when creating a new foodie dish, especially when I know it’s going to be a great dish. Today I created one of those dishes. My wife, Pam, had just gone into town and I’d forgotten to take something out of the freezer early in the morning for lunch and I’m not keen to on force thawing in the microwave. So it was a case of seeing what was available. From the fridge I pulled out a bunch of asparagus, a partly used egg plant, a few slices of red onion from a salad made the day before and some smoked cheese. Rummaging in the pantry I found a small tin of tuna in chilli sauce then went outside to the kitchen garden and picked a handful of parsley. A few days before I’d grated an Avocado nut and put it through the blender so that went on the counter with the rest. /p>
I snapped the dried ends of the asparagus and, as they were quite long I cut them in half. At this point I had the stove element heating up so, using a little olive oil and butter, I placed the asparagus into the pan to saute.
I cut the egg plant into round thin (1cm thick) slices, placed them in the pan with the asparagus and moved it all around the pan for even cooking for around 5-6 minutes and they were ready.
I like to use plain white plates for presentation so I took a couple and placed the asparagus with the eggplant on top. I then spread the tuna over the eggplant, followed by 2 oz of smoked grated cheese followed by a sprinkle of finely chopped parsley, a few rounds of red onion and lastly a sprinkle of grated avocado nut over the whole dish.
Having pre-heated the oven grill, I only had to place the plates in the oven for about three minutes, just enough time to heat the tuna, melt the cheese and allow the ingredients to blend together.
The end result was a really tasty meal and the cost per head was about $2.50. Treat yourself to a nice easy and tasty meal that can be prepared and cooked in minutes.
By the way, it’s apparently not widely known about the avocado nut but google it and read about its many benefits and high mineral and vitamin value. Some say it’s over 60% more valuable than the flesh of the avocado itself. Try it – take a heavy knife, sit the blade on top of the nut and, with your other hand give the top of the blade a tap, it will split easily. Do this a couple of times and place the sections in a blender for about 60 seconds or until finely grated. I dried mine after grating in a warm oven for about 10 minutes so that it free-flowed.
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