Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Mezze Menu Inspiration


Just a short little post here for you guys, as I want to crack on and get this weeks interview ready for you!



I've been having a bit of a crummy time of late, including family bereavement and general life stress. Luckily I have some pretty awesome friends who are willing to come over and be fed whilst we hash out my problems.

I thought I would share with you the menu I whipped up the other night for my friend Amy, who in true top babe style came over at very short notice. I had most of the items needed for my "kind of hybrid Mezze Platter" dishes already, all I needed to get was the chicken and fresh mint!

Most of these dishes are middle eastern, barring the tikka chicken, and work really well as a sharing platter between two, or even more!

My Mezze Platter Menu

Pulled Chicken Tikka - I used chicken drumsticks, coated them in yogurt and tikka spice mix, roasted for an hour and a half on 160, then shredded.

Bulgar Wheat - Add a chicken stock cube for extra flavour

Baked Falafel - I used this BBC recipe which calls for baking, rather than frying, the falafel!



Fresh Mint and Yogurt Dip - Finely dice the mint and mix into natural yogurt

Shredded Slaw - Finely chop up white cabbage, carrots and onions, mix well and coat lightly in cider vinegar. Add some fresh coriander for a garnish!



Roasted Aubergines - I sliced up the aubergine, placed the slices on a grill tray and brushed on olive oil mixed with Za'tar, then grilled each side until blackened.



Let me know if you have any Mezze dish suggestions! I'm going to have to do this again on a grander scale and invite lots more people for sure.








4 comments:

  1. These all look really good! Am definitely going to try the falafel recipe. They just never stay together for me in the pan.

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    1. I think baking them will work for you then because there's no need to flip them over and run the risk they will break up in the process!

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  2. LOVE roasted aubergines. Ahh these pictures have made me super hungry hehe! xx

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