Rute from "Cozinha Fresh" blog, invited me for a guest post and to prepare an easy recipe to be enjoyed and eaten outdoors.
It came immediately to my mind these rolls and lemon squash that I saw at Donna Hay magazine and I decided straight away that it would be the recipe to prepare for Rute's guest post and I was right as this combination of flavours is absolutely outstanding and a great recipe to be eaten outdoors.
ingredients for the rolls (makes 8):
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp sage, finely chopped
500g turkey mince
80g cranberry sauce (I made my own - recipe here)
2 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and black pepper
2 sheets puff pastry
16 slices prosciutto
1 egg, lightly beaten
pistachios, chopped, for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.
Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
Place the onion mixture in a large bowl and set aside to cool.
Add the sage, turkey , cranberry sauce, mustard, salt and pepper and mix to combine. Set aside.
Line each pastry sheet with prosciutto, slightly overlapping each slice.
Cut the pastry sheets in half crossways.
Divide the turkey combination in 4 equal portions and roll into sausage shapes.
Place the sausage shaped meat at one end of each piece of pastry.
Brush the edges of the pastry with egg and roll to enclose.
Place the rolls, seam side down, on 2 lightly greased baking trays lined with baking paper.
Use scissors to cut slits in the tops of the rolls, brush with egg and sprinkle with the pistachios.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.
Cut each roll in half and serve with mustard.
ingredients for the lemon squash:
3 lemons, washed and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups caster sugar (I used just 1 cup)
750ml chilled soda water
Place the lemons, sugar and water in the jug of a blender and blend until smooth.
Pass the mixture through a sieve into a bottle and stir through the soda water.
A Rute do blog Cozinha Fresh convidou-me para um guest post e desafiou-me a preparar uma receita fácil e - tendo em conta o Verão e o calor - ideal para ser degustada ao ar livre.
Não só aceitei o simpático convite da Rute, como me lembrei imediatamente desta receita que tinha visto na revista da Donna Hay.
Daí a prepará-la foi um piscar de olhos e quem estiver interessado na versão da receita em português, terá de ir vê-la ao blogue da Rute, onde também estão as respostas a uma pequena entrevista que a Rute me fez.
Obrigada pelo desafio e convite Rute. Adorei!
Recipe / receita: Donna Hay magazine - January 2014.