Friday, 12 December 2014

Recipe ... The Secret Chef -Butternut salad



The Secret Chef -Butternut salad

1/2 butternut, peeled and cubed or wedged and steam in very little water with a bit of brown sugar,  till just before tender. Place in oven on grill for ten more minutes till soft. Season with salt, pepper and olive oil before placing in oven. Ensure there is no water residue.

Dressing
1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
2 tsp brown sugar
1 -2 tbl vinegar
1 tsp liquid honey
Some finely chopped dhania

Pour dressing over butternut when it comes out of the oven

Lettuce or rocket leaves
1/2 red onion finely sliced
1 avo sliced or cubed
Cream cheese dollops (I used sweet chilli cream cheese) Fresh dhania chopped finely

Topping
80 grams chopped pecans
2 tbl sesame seeds
2 tbl flaked almonds
Roast above till pale gold

Set butternut over lettuce leaves.
Top with onion, avo, cream cheese and dhania.
Put nuts last.-the secret chef


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