Recipe

Pick-up Sticks

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Pick-up Sticks

Beef koftas served with an apple and beetroot salad. Sweet potato chips on the side.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 2 x sweet potatoes
  • ½ x lemon
  • ½ x beetroot – peel & grate coarsely
  • 1 x carrots – peel & grate coarsely
  • 5g x dill – remove stalks & chop finely
  • ½ x apple
  • ½ tbsp x lemon juice (for the vinaigrette)
  • ½ sachet x honey
  • ½ tsp x Dijon mustard
  • 1½ tbsp x olive oil (from your pantry – for the vinaigrette)
  • 250g x beef mince
  • ¼ x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 5g x parsley – remove stalks & chop finely
  • 4 x skewers
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & black pepper (from your pantry)
  • tin foil (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 4 x sweet potatoes
  • 1 x lemon
  • 1 x beetroot – peel & grate coarsely
  • 2 x carrots – peel & grate coarsely
  • 10g x dill – remove stalks & chop finely
  • 1 x apple
  • 1 tbsp x lemon juice (for the vinaigrette)
  • 1 sachet x honey
  • 1 tsp x Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp x olive oil (from your pantry – for the vinaigrette)
  • 500g x beef mince
  • ½ x onion – peel & chop finely
  • 10g x parsley – remove stalks & chop finely
  • 8 x skewers
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & black pepper (from your pantry)
  • tin foil (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Sweet potato chips: Cut the sweet potatoes into chips. Here’s how: cut them in half crossways. Slice each piece lengthways. Finally place each piece down flat and cut lengthways again into chips. Place the sweet potato chips on a tin foil lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 25 minutes until golden and crispy.

Step 3

Lemon: Using the fine side of a box grater, grate the peel of the lemon to create zest. Then cut the lemon in half and juice into a bowl. Set some of the lemon juice aside for the vinaigrette (see quantity above for the vinaigrette) and use the rest for the apple slices (see next instruction).

Step 4

Salad: Mix together the beetroot, carrots and dill. Slice the apple thinly and dip the slices into the lemon juice. Mix the slices in with the rest of the salad.

Step 5

Vinaigrette: Mix together the lemon juice (see quantity above for the vinaigrette), honey, Dijon mustard and whisk in the olive oil (see quantity above for the vinaigrette). Season with salt, pepper and the lemon zest. Add the vinaigrette to the salad and mix through.

Step 6

Pick-up sticks (koftas): Mix these ingredients together: beef mince, onion and parsley. Season generously with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into portions (2 per person). Roll each portion into a fat cigar shape and thread onto a bamboo skewer. Put a little olive oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. When hot, place the koftas in the pan and cook for 10 minutes, turning to brown all over. Don’t turn until they are well sealed or the meat will stick to the grill or pan. Set aside when done.

Step 7

Serve the pick-up sticks with the beetroot salad and sweet potato chips on the side.