Nothing new really, you know me and vegetables, it’s a love thing! And the more the merrier 🙂
I typically roast my vegetables, I think there’s nothing better that vegetable slathered in olive oil and roasted until they start to caramelise, however, I sometimes want something faster than that. (I did also think I should cut back on the oil a bit, but it was a crazy, fleeting thought that I banished instantly!!!) So this week I tried out an idea a friend of mine, Kathy, had suggested. I had made her some fresh harissa paste and she flash fried some sprouts in a pan before adding the harissa and some water and putting a lid over it all to cook the sprouts.
Let me just tell you about the Harissa paste before I go on: I followed Kellie’s recipe, however I didn’t have any sun blushed tomatoes so I roasted a tray of baby plum tomatoes and garlic cloves and added those instead.
So, back to my dish…I used some spray olive oil to flash fry my sprouts, which I had cut in half after removing the outer layers, before adding a huge dollop of my own harissa and some water. Once I’d cooked them for a while with the lid on, I then removed the lid, made two spaces in the pan and added some eggs to cook through the vegetables. I topped this all with chilli flakes and ate it straight from the pan! Yum!!!
I followed this idea a few days later with cauliflower. I chopped the florets quite small so that they would cook through and this time I added my roasted aubergine harissa with some water before cooking it all. I added so e chopped black garlic this time plus eggs again and topped with chilli flakes and black sesame seeds.
The black garlic gave the dish little shots of sweetness in amongst the slight chilli heat from the harissa. Nice!
I hope you like my dishes, I’m bringing them to this week’s Fiesta Friday (#50, can you believe it??) so that lots of you can try them, which this week is being hosting by the wonderful Super SS Squad of Selma and Sue, my lovely blog buddies. They will look after you very well so pop along and join in 🙂
And whilst you’re here, please do check out my previous post, not only is it a great dish from lovely Prudy, it is a testament to the friendships we make via blogworld and in particular, as a result of Angie’s ingenious Fiesta Friday xx