Vegetarian puff pastry rolls.
My third passion in life is cooking and since I've been thinking about dinner all day... the kids have asked me at least 12 times since lunch "what's for dinner mum?" I thought I'd start sharing our 'isolation budget' family meals.
pre heat oven to 185 celsius
3 large Desiree potatoes (the pink ones) - peeled, cook and then mash slightly.
1/2 butternut pumpkin - roasted on a tray in the oven, uncovered 180 deg for
45 mins. (I don't use oil or salt or pepper to season until the end)
frozen peas - 1 cup
cook the pumpkin and potatoes separately, combine in large bowl both the potatoes and pumpkin and mash slightly then add the peas and mix.
*bought puff pastry sheets x 4 - these only need 10 mins to thaw before use.
add the mix to the middle of each sheet of pastry right down the middle and season with salt and pepper or maybe even add a sprinkling of grated cheese.
roll each sheet of pastry into a sausage roll shape and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. ( 2 rolls per tray ) and bake till golden brown - takes approx 30 minutes... I don't recommend using the fan forced option.
*I'm very conscious of trying not to use to much oil, butter or eggs. So I simple spray each roll with a tiny bit of 'spray oil' believe me they still crisp up nicely.
for the salad...
1/2 juicy orange cut into segments with all white pith removed .
4 radicchio leaves rolled together then sliced into segments on an angle
4-5 baby cos leaves again rolled together and sliced
1/2 cup parsley roughly chopped
1/2 cucumber sliced as thinly as possible
mix these ingredients together in your favourite salad bowl
then add the orange segments ... I like to try to build the salad with height and lightness kinda resembles a pyramid if everything goes to plan.
moments before the pastries come out of the oven
dress the salad with good olive oil and our family likes caramelised balsamic vinegar, so drizzle just a little over to start with then serve.
Paulie and I love chillies - so we have a side of finely chopped green chillies to add later.
The kids love tomato sauce so that goes on the table as well :)
I also like to sprinkle black sesame seeds on our salads - I read they were good for you... can't remember why?!
4 generous serves - we like to double the recipe and freeze some for another night or midnight snacks ... enjoy xx