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OUR HUGE ACCESSORIES SALE IS NOW ON!
In perfect timing for Christmas, we are having a 50% off selected accessories sale. We have Moroccan Lanterns...the real deal, lamps, candlesticks (perfect for the Christmas Table), urns, our quality everlasting flower and plant range and much, more...and stock is literally walking out the door.
BARBECUED CHILLI AND SESAME BEEF IN RED SLAW
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 2 tbs sesame seeds
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 tsp sambal oelek
- 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce
- 1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
- 1/4 cup (60ml) white vinegar
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
- 3 (about 800g) thick boneless sirloin (New York cut) steaks, fat trimmed, thinly sliced
- 1/4 (about 300g) red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 3 green onions, trimmed, thinly sliced
- 3 red radishes, cut into matchsticks
- Steamed rice, to serve
- Preheat barbecue on high. Place sesame seeds in small frying pan over low heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until toasted. Transfer seeds and garlic to a mortar and pound with a pestle until smooth. Add the sambal oelek, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and oil, and stir to combine.
- Place beef slices in a medium bowl and stir through 1/4 cup of the sesame mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.
- Combine cabbage, green onion, radish and half of remaining dressing in a bowl.
- Cook beef on barbecue for 1 minute each side or until browned and just cooked. Toss steak in remaining dressing.
- Divide the cabbage mixture among serving dishes. Top with beef and serve immediately with steamed rice, if desired.
___________________________________MAGNIFICENT MANGOES...HORSING AROUND WITH A MANGO PASSION COCKTAIL
You know Summer is almost around the corner when fresh mangoes come into season. We love mangoes here, especially cut up and put into salads with some greens, crumbled blue cheese, dried cranberries, tiny tomatoes, avocado and red onion...yum! If you haven't tried mango in a salad like this, give it a go, because its delicious.
Due to the freshness of mangoes at the moment, we tried this cocktail recipe with the mango and lime etc...which turned out beautifully aesthetically and on taste. As mentioned below, we made some delicious Thai style snacks to accompany....this really is a very delicious drink that we think you will love! And with Melbourne Cup just around the corner, why not have your own little party at home on the day. The combo of this cocktail with the food style works so well, and its easy to prepare. Enjoy! and be sure to back a winner!· 2 ripe mangoes· 1/2 cup vodka· 1/4 cup lime juice (or juice of 1/2 lime)· pinch of salt· 1-2 Tbsp. natural syrup, like maple syrup OR 1 -3 tsp. sugar (to taste)· 1 bottle champagne OR sparkling white wine (or substitute sparkling spring water if you prefer less alcohol)· Optional Garnishes: ice cubes OR crushed ice, lime wedges/slices, plus fresh cherries or other fruit of your choicePreparation:1. First, cut the mangoes and drop all their succulent flesh into your blender.2. Add the vodka, lime juice, salt, and syrup or sugar. Blend well to create a kind of mango puree. Now do a taste-test, adding more syrup or sugar if desired (how much syrup will depend on the sweetness of your mangoes). This drink should be a balance between sweet and sour, but leaning more toward the sweet.3. Pour this wonderful mango concoction into glasses, half-filling them. Top up with your choice of champagne, sparkling wine, or sparkling spring water if you prefer less alcohol. Finish with a couple of ice cubes or some crushed ice.4. If desired, garnish glasses with slices/wedges of fresh lime, plus your choice of fresh fruit (I used fresh cherries). CHEERS!
Goes very well with Thai food style nibblies...i.e Crab Cakes, Prawn Lettuce Wraps etc...
Wishing everyone a very happy weekend. If you are into the Melbourne Cup...enjoy, glam it up and back a winner!
The Charcoal Team