Monday, January 26, 2015

Double Salmon Mousse with Marie Rose sauce

This is a special occasion dish.  No it isn't expensive and it isn't difficult,  it just tastes special. All can be made ahead and plated up before visitors arrive.  There are 2 parts to the recipe and the sauce can be used instead of cocktail sauce with prawns or cray fish. It would be nice on steamed Salmon.


Marie Rose Sauce. this recipe is from Tom Kerridge's 'Best Ever Dishes",  and adapted to TMX.

100g TMX Mayo
50g Tomato sauce
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 teaspoon Brandy
3 splashes of Worcestershire sauce
2 splashes of Tabasco sauce
Pinch of cayenne pepper

Measure all ingredients into TMX bowl and mix for 10 seconds at speed 3.  set aside.

Double Salmon Mousse.

1/2 cup of hot water
1 chicken stock cube
15g Gelatine, ( if leaves are used, soak in cold water for 5 minutes and add with tinned salmon.)
220g can of Red Salmon
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 Spring onions ,sliced and using some of the green top.
1/2 cup of cream or Greek Yoghurt
1/2 cup of TMX Mayo
100g packet of Smoked Salmon. Diced into 1 cm cubes.
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Put hot water , chicken stock and Gelatine ,( if using Gelatine powder or flakes)in TMX Bowl and zap, speed 5 , 30 seconds.
Add undrained Tinned salmon., onion, mayo, cream or Greek Yogurt, lemon juice salt and pepper,  and mix , 30 seconds , speed 7.
Scrape down sides and blend again for 5 seconds.
Add cubed Smoked Salmon and mix 10 seconds, REVERSE.
Pour into a bowl and cover with  plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.

This can be set in a mould that has been lined with plastic wrap and turned out on to a platter for serving.  the mousse is firm enough to slice or scoop using a knife or spoon heated in hot water.
Serve with the sauce.

Mini Loaf of Mixed grain, baked in mini Slow Cooker

This loaf is based on 1/2 recipe of No Fuss roll recipe. kneaded for 3 minutes and baked for 1 hour and 10 minutes in the slow cooker.  the slow cooker was brushed with Cake release and bottom sprinkled with Sesame seeds. I place a tea towel over the glass lid while it is cooking.  The top is browned under the grill while still in the ceramic bowl of the Slow Cooker.  Before the dough is placed in the slow cooker, i spray the top with water.  this prevents the water dripping down the inside of the loaf and sticking to the side.
1 hour and 20 minutes all up, cost 50 cents.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

AC Spread

I am following the 5.2 Fast Diet and on 5 days I am using the recipes from the World's Best Diet.  The recipes are very interesting and this is one I have converted to TMX, to have on a thin slice of Sour Dough bread. It is delicious and very easy to make..
1 ripe Avacado, stone removed and scraped from skin.
100g dark chocolate, I used Lindt 70 %.
2 Tablespoons of natural Almonds
1 Tablespoon on pure floral Honey
1/2 lime juiced, I used lemon
Salt and Pepper

Place chocolate in TMX bowl and grind, to rough powder
Melt chocolate, 30 seconds, 50 0, speed 1.
Add almonds, mix 10 seconds, speed 7. scrape down bowl.
Add Avacado,Honey, juice and pinch of salt and Pepper.
Mix 10 seconds, speed 7.  scrape down
Mix again 10 seconds , speed 3.
Scrape into a container, seal and refrigerate.

10g (1 slightly heaped teaspoon) 30 calories.
Will keep for 1 week.
Because of the intense chocolate flavour,  very little is needed.