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Chicken, Chillies & Pistachios

Chicken, Chillies & Pistachios

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Chicken & Pistachio Sausage Rolls:

Make these tempting little lovelies your own…add your favourites, like different herbs or nuts, or pork, veal or turkey, or fetta, or extra veggies (great way to get the kids to eat more of the good stuff :)) You can fancy them up for any occasion, or keep them plain & simple.IMG_8098

  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 slices (80g) bread, torn
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh continental parsley
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1kg chicken mince
  • 2 tblspns sweet chilli sauce
  • 3 tblspns sour cream
  • 1 tspns finely grated lemon rind
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 sheets frozen reduced-fat puff pastry, partially thawed, halved
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tblspns sesame seedsIMG_8095

We just put first 5 ingredients into processor & give them a blast till the texture is like small chop, then pour into bowl & add next 5.

Mix all together. Spoon onto pastry, brush outside edge with egg wash, roll & cut into required lengths.

Brush tops with egg wash, sprinkle with sesame seeds & bake in hot oven (about 180*) until golden brown.

They smell so good. Everybody gathers around for these….:))IMG_8096

Chilli Jam:

There are loads of versions of chilli jam recipes….this is just one. It keeps so well, & makes a great little gift. So easy, tasty & handy to have in the fridge for all sorts of things. Adds a great splash of colour & a warm zest wherever needed. You can make it as hot or mild as you like. This one is medium for general public consumption.IMG_8112

  • 1kg red capsicums
  • 4-5 mild chillies (like bullhorns)
  • 2 hot chillies
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar (to taste)
  • 1 lime cut in half
  • 8-10 kaffir lime leaves
  • pinch salt, cracked pepperIMG_6496

Roughly process chillies, onions & garlic. Put in big pot & cook for a few mins.

Add rest of ingredients & cook an hour or so…until everything is soft & transparent, & consistency is a little thick. Or until you love the colour…

Remember to be careful when tasting & bottling. Because of the caramelisation it will hold it’s heat long after it’s out of the pot.

Happy tubbing!img_0633-copy-sausage-rolls-450x335

4 Comments
  1. I made sausage rolls for a party last night and used pork, macadamia nuts and dried apricots. I didn’t make it around the room before they were gone. I think yours would have had the same result!

    • lol, yes Maureen, they are always a hit!
      And your combination sounds gorgeous too!!!
      Rhubarb always marries perfectly with pork of any style in my experience, so I think I will have a go at that next :))
      Maybe we could have a sausage roll bake off next year when the cooler weather sets in…what do you think?
      cheers Roni xx

  2. Yummm, making these sausage rolls to take to happy hour this arvo. Am sure they’ll be a hit.

  3. yay Jen, happy happy hour! Can I come too? :)) xx

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