Happy Friday to everyone. If you are in need of a Friday menu, well here it is. The menu today is consisting of healthy and very simple and easy meals to whip up.
Enjoy and feel free to leave comments below.
Sauteed swiss chard with garlic & anise- (Starter)
2 bunches of red swiss chard
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves- minced
1 anise bunch- white part chopped/minced
2 tsp of fresh dill- chopped
1/2 cup of leeks chopped
sea salt & ground pepper
1 lemon juiced
Trim off the ends of the swiss chard. Cut the leaves into 1/2 inch wide strips
Heat a saucepan over medium heat, and add in the olive oil. Add in the garlic, dill, leeks, and anise. Cook for about 3 minutes and stir then add in the swiss chard. Saute until wilted.
Turn off the heat and place swiss chard into a medium size bowl, and add a bit more olive oil to it, along with the seasonings and lemon juice.
Grilled Halibut with lavender flowers- ( Main entree)
3 lbs of halibut
4 tablespoons of honey
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon lavender, crushed
1/4 cup of wine
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
salt & ground pepper
*lemon juice for the top
Place all ingredients except the halibut in a saucepan over medium heat. Make sure to stir with a wired whisk and stir until ingredients are combined.
Brush the sauce onto the halibut fillets and bake at 350 degrees or 180 celsius. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the fish starts to flake. Serve with some fresh lemon juice.
* This dish is great with the swiss chard recipe above. ^
1 1/4 cups of milk
3/4 cup fresh cream
1 mango, peeled, cut and pureed (1 cup mango puree)
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp of vanilla
In a medium size bowl, add all ingredients and beat with a whisk or electric beater until smooth and combined.
Add the puree to a saucepan over medium low heat, and making sure to stir the whole time for about 10 minutes.
Pour into ramekins and bring to room temperature and chill for about an hour or so.
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