Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dukkah

I’ve always liked my salads to consist of more than just salad leaves. Cheese, fruit, quinoa, ANYTHING to make greens more interesting! I had one of the salads from Grill’d a while back and fell in love with the combination of dukkah in my salad. For my birthday a one of the companies I work with gave me a Thomas Dux hamper (!!!) and in it was the most beautiful dukkah, but since I’ve finished that I haven’t been able to find a good, cheaper version. I’m a bit of an idiot, it took me ages to realise that I could just whizz some up at home in the Thermomix!

The original recipe calls for hazelnuts, but since I had almonds in the pantry I used those instead. I don’t think that the Thermomix is particularly good at dry roasting herbs, so I recommend doing this step on the stove if you have the time. This recipe also yields a fair bit of dukkah, so if you don’t use it too often then I’d recommend halving the ingredient quantities.

Ingredients

150g sesame seeds
100g almonds
30g cumin seeds
50g coriander seeds
1tsp salt
1/2tsp black peppercorns
1tsp dried thyme

Method

– Pop the seeds and nuts into your TMX bowl, and dry roast for 8 mins/100degrees/speed 1.
– Add in salt, pepper and thyme, and pulse 3-4 times on turbo. You’re done!

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More breadcrumbs

Another quick fix. I wanted to make a dish of baked scallops with parsley, lemon juice and garlic. The recipe called for a breadcrumb crust, so I just popped 3 slices of frozen wholemeal bread, a handful of parsley and 3 cloves of garlic into the TMX bowl, and pressed Turbo 4 times.

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I emptied out the breadcrumbs, then used the TMX to chop my remaining parsley and garlic for the sauce. Ahh, how I love that damn gadget.

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