What can you rustle up during the world cup? With the focus on football and all eyes glued on the ball it’s hard to think about food particularly if it involves time consuming recipes. That’s why the experts from Bacofoil have kicked around a few tips and simple recipe ideas to make life easier. From Messi Ribs to Rooney Rolls, there’s something for everyone.
Add a spoonful of Molasses to BBQ sauce to make really sticky ribs. Poach ribs in a liquid of soy sauce, muscavodo sugar, five spices, ginger and shallots for 30 minutes. Drain and add to a favourite marinade before roasting. This will make ribs tender and moist. When roasting in the oven, use Bacofoil Non Stick to ensure that the transfer from oven to plate is easy.
Get ahead of the game and prepare the night before, storing in a dish covered with Bacofoil Cling film. At the same time, throw together a fresh fruit salad to give everyone a healthy energy boost between games. To keep the fruit fresh and full of flavour, add lime juice and freshly chopped lemon balm or mint to the salad.
Fly the flag with a classic-with-a-twist take on sausage rolls by adding a spoonful of applesauce to pork or vegetarian sausage. Glaze pastry with egg yolk mixed with a little water. This will give your sausage roll a deep golden crispy shine.
With world cup fever a family affair, there are lots of ways to make supper fun for kids without being a slave to the kitchen. Try lightly toasting ciabatta bread and crumb in a food processor to make homemade breadcrumbs for coating fish fingers or chicken breasts. Get the children to make flags and attach to cocktail sticks which can be used on everything from sandwiches to jacket potatoes.
To make baked potatoes extra special, roll the potato in oil, sea salt to crisp up the skin, then sprinkle a pinch of sweet paprika to add a warm sweet flavour before wrapping in Bacofoil Non Stick for baking. For a taste of Brazil, try sprinkling cayenne pepper!
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