Sunday, 27 May 2012


Today was a BBQ day! How hot has it been your way? Even here in Scotland we have been baking! We just had a very basic BBQ (sausages and burgers) and made a few sides to go with it.I particularly enjoyed the sweetcorn salad, I keep going back for more!

  Corn Salad

1 large tin of sweetcorn, drained
1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup julienned fresh basil leaves

Potato Salad

750g boiled new potatoes
3 tablespoons mayonaise
3 tablespoons natural yogurt
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
Snipped chives

1 small onion, finely sliced
1/2 small white cabbage, finely shredded
2 large carrots, grated
3 tablespons mayo
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch black pepper
Soak the onions in cold water for 30 minutes. Grain & pat dry. Combine all the ingredients, then
refridgerate overnight.

Big Mac Sauce

4 tablespoons mayonaise
2 teaspoons American yellow mustard
2 teaspoons tomato ketchup
1 tablespoons finely chopped gherkins

Mix & keep in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

 Yellow Rice

350g basmati rice
30g butter
Large handfull raisins
1 teaspoon sugar
1 scant teaspoon tumeric
Put all the ingredients in a large pan with 1 tsp salt and 500ml water, then heat until boiling and the butter has melted.Stir, cover and leave to simmer for 6 mins. Take off the heat and leave, still covered, for 5 mins. Fluff up and tip into a warm bowl to serve.

Pesto Pasta

500g cooked pasta
4 tablespoons homemade pesto

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