Sausage, Leek And Butterbean Cassoulet

Cassoulet has kind of a bad name because, let’s face it, pre made out of the can it really is rancid!
I saw this recipe on the YouTube channel of Jamie Oliver, called ‘FoodTube’. It’s a recipe from the guys at sortedfood.com. I love the recipes these guys do, they make simple, quick and delicious recipes.

I tried this recipe this afternoon because I wanted to try this one for a long time. It turned out AMAZING! I know most people say they hate beans, but these beans are actually pretty good. They especially taste nice in combination with the other ingredients. So here is the recipe:

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Ingredients:
serves 2

  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 leeks, washed and finely sliced
  • sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1 can/jar of butterbeans, drained
  • 1 dollop of crème fraîche (± 120 gr)
  • 1 tablespoon of jarred horseradish with cream (or less, do this to taste because not all people love horseradish)
  • 2 chipolata sausages
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Preparation:

  • Put the sausages under a hot grill or cook in the pan if you don’t have a grill
  • Heat up some oil in a large pan and sweat the leeks for 3 minutes
  • Season the leeks with salt and pepper, then add the garlic and thyme. Sweat this for another 2-3 minutes
  • Add the butterbeans, crème fraîche and horseradish and let everything warm through
  • Serve the cassoulet when the sausage is ready
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Red Pesto And Chorizo Pasta

So here is another post, really fast! This one is not to prepare every week, because this is really heavy on calories 😀 (well, you can if you want to :P) But it is soooooo good if you like a bit of spiceness… Try this one out for sure, it’s really simple and doesn’t require a lot of time at all!

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Ingredients:
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  • 300 gr of pasta (any kind you like)
  • 300 gr of chorizo, cut into small 1 cm chunks (you can have more or less chorizo, the choice is yours)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of red pesto (± half of a 180-200 gr jar)
  • 250 ml of cream
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

  • Bring a large pot with salted water to the boil (go heavy on the salt, pasta needs a lot of salt!) and cook your pasta following the packet instructions and drain when ready
  • In a pan, fry the chorizo
  • If the chorizo is ready and has released all it’s yummie oils, add the cream and pesto.
  • Let this sauce simmer for a while to thicken and take it off the heat whenever it has the right consistency (wether you want a runny or a thick sauce, your choice)
  • Mix the pasta and sauce together and enjoy

Mango And Avocado Rice Salad With Chicken

Allright, time for some new recipes! This is one I tried the other day because I was really hungry, didn’t feel like going to a big supermarket (because it’s a long walk and there was a small one just around the corner) and was craving for some mango! So I went to the small supermarket and bought everything, started cooking and the rice salad turned out to be really, really, REALLY good!!! Try this one!

Ingredients:
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  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 packet (6 or 7) of baby corn, finely sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 chili, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 150 gr basmati rice
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 small bunch of coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • sunflower or peanut oil

Preparation:

  • Boil the rice, then drain it and rinse it with cold water
  • In a large, high edged pan or pot; heat up some oil and fry the chicken
  • When the chicken is almost cooked, add the carrot, baby corn, chili and garlic. Fry this for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally, so the vegetables can soften a little bit.
  • Add the rice and let it warm up a little bit, not too much!
  • Take the pan off the heat, then add the mango, avocado, sugar, coriander,sesame oil and soy sauce. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon
  • Mix everything and serve!