Romantic Breakfast

Romantic Breakfast

Whether you make grand gestures for your partner, or buy them little surprises throughout the year when they least expect it, you can’t beat breakfast in bed to show your loved one how much you really care. For all the singletons (yep, that’s me also), make this for yourself because you deserve a treat! So I’ve made a lip-smacking breakfast which will make sure you begin the day with rush of endorphins using sun-ripened red candied jalapeños. 

Ingredients

Method

  1. Defrost the hash brown (use two for a bigger heart) and mush into one ball. Shape into a heart. 
  2. Add the oil to a medium sized pan and cook the sausage patty from frozen, as per the instructions.
  3. Add the hash brown to the pan and cook through for 8-9 minutes, turning halfway through.
  4. Toast the English muffin and spread with cream cheese.
  5. Add the candied jalapeño Red Rings to the cream cheese.
  6. Fry the egg.
  7. Assemble all the ingredients and serve immediately.

There’s nothing better than feeding the people you love, so really spice up your weekend with some gorgeous red rings that brings the sweet and a little heat to any breakfast!

Camilla 

Migas Tacos

Migas Tacos

One of the best things about visiting Austin is being able to order migas tacos, day or night. Migas is the Spanish word for ‘crumbs’ and in Texas, the crumbs are tortilla chips or corn chips, mixed into the scrambled egg plus onion, bell pepper and cheese. This makes migas the perfect comfort food for this time of year.

Spicy Migas Tacos with Hot Relish(serves 2-3 people)

Ingredients
6 eggs
1/2 onion
1 green bell pepper
1 avocado
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tbsp butter
6 cherry tomatoes
60g grated cheddar cheese
A handful of broken plain tortilla chips
Haynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeño Hot Relish
Small packet of pancetta (optional)
4-6 corn tortillas (flour if preferred)
Coriander for garnish

Method
1. Finely chop the onion, pepper & tomatoes.
2. Heat the oil in a medium pan and soften the onion and pepper. Season and put to one side. 
3. If you have pancetta, cook in small pan on a medium heat, until the fat is rendered. Put to one side. 
4. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork. 
5. Melt the butter in a medium pan, and scrambled the eggs until halfway done. Fold in the onion mixture, tomatoes and tortilla chips.
6. Sprinkle the cheddar (and pancetta) over the eggs.
7. Served immediately on warmed tortillas, with a slice of avocado, a good spoonful of Hot Relish.
8. Add a squeeze of lime and coriander to garnish.

There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

There’s Nothing Like Stuffing

Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Plenty of us will be peeling potatoes and prepping for a big roast dinner this festive season, so why not add something extra to your meal with a few simple suggestions and a delicious stuffing recipe.

- Add some Haynes Gourmet Cranberry Sauce to your gravy, which brings a perfectly mellow sweetness and a little extra spice.

- Glaze your chicken or turkey with the syrup from the Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

- Dress the carrots with melted butter, chopped Haynes Gourmet Green Rings and syrup and a squeeze of fresh orange.

For the stuffing, I used gluten free sourdough, but feel free to use your bread of choice. If you are vegetarian, simply omit the pancetta. The other flavours will work just as well on their own.

 

As usual, let us know what dishes you have been creating with your Haynes Gourmet products, so we can share them. Tag us @HaynesGourmet and sign up to the newsletter if you haven’t already.

I’ll be back in the new year with some new ideas and recipes.

Camilla

@Cilly_Gram

Smoked Pancetta, Orange, Hazelnut & Jalapeno Stuffing

Ingredients

  • 115g Smoked Pancetta
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 & 1/2 Onions finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Sage
  • 1 Orange
  • 150g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 35g Hazelnuts (no skin)
  • 1 Egg, beaten

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4.

  2. Toast hazelnuts for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Leave to cool.

  3. Heat a large frying pan and add the pancetta. Cook for 2-3 minutes and set pancetta to one side.

  4. In the same pan, add the butter, onions and garlic. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and add to the pancetta. Leave to cool.

  6. Crush the hazelnuts in a pestle and mortar or roughly chop.

  7. Finely slice sage leaves.

  8. Roughly chop 1/2 jar of Haynes Gourmet Red Rings.

  9. Add Red Rings, hazelnuts, orange zest, breadcrumbs and sage to pancetta/onion mix and stir.

  10. Add a squeeze of fresh orange juice and as much beaten egg to bind the mixture without it being sloppy.

  11. Shape into balls (6-8), place into the roasting tin and cook for 30 minutes.

Spice Up Your Cocktails!

Spice Up Your Cocktails!

We have had plenty of suggestions for using our candied jalapeños in food, so I wanted to show you something a little out of the box. Cocktails are becoming more adventurous, and one way to be creative is to use the RED and GREEN rings as an addition to your festive beverages. It doesn’t have to be mulled wine - although that would be an easy one - but some of our favourite tipples can be tweaked with something a little sweet and spicy.

Remember, these are just suggestions. Feel free to change ingredients to suit your taste, and if you have time, why not dehydrate some thinly sliced citrus fruit (in a low oven setting) to garnish your cocktails. You are the mixologist of your own home, so get creative and share with us @HaynesGourmet.

Cheers!

Camilla

SPICY PEACH MARGARITA

SPICY PEACH MARGARITA

Spicy Peach MargaritaIngredients 50ml Tequila 25ml Triple Sec (or orange juice) 2 Peaches 5-10 Haynes Gourmet Red Rings 1 Lime Method Slice a wedge of peach and put aside for garnish. Place peaches in boiling water for 20 seconds or until the skin breaks. Plunge...

BLOODY MARY

BLOODY MARY

Bloody MaryIngredients 50ml Vodka 250ml Tomato Juice 5 Haynes Gourmet Green Rings Celery Salt and Pepper 1 Lemon Few drops of Worcestershire sauce 1 Celery stick   Method Fill the glass with ice. Add the vodka. Finely chop and add the Green Rings. Add a squeeze of...

SPICY PALOMA

SPICY PALOMA

Spicy PalomaIngredients 50ml Tequila 60ml Pink Grapefruit juice 5 Haynes Gourmet Red Rings 1 dash soda water 1 Lime 1 Grapefruit wedge Sea salt   Method Rub a Haynes Gourmet Red Ring around the rim of the glass. Dip the glass rim in sea salt. Fill the glass with...

G & T + J

G & T + J

G&T+JIngredients 50ml Gin 150ml Tonic Water 5 Haynes Gourmet Green Rings 1 Lime   Method Fill the glass with ice. Add the gin. Finely chop and add the Green Rings. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice and stir. Add the tonic water, garnish and serve.

Chic Candied Jalapeno Martini

Chic Candied Jalapeno Martini

Looking for something to really make your party cocktails stand out? Look not further! This beautiful cocktail is chic and spicy. You get a lovely dry vodka martini with the afterburner of a Candied Jalapeño - it will certainly put a smile on your guests face....

Easy Party Food

Easy Party Food

I’m truly excited to kick off the Haynes Gourmet blog with some easy party food ideas! 

This time of year we are so busy, so why not make it easy on yourself and serve up something your guests will love without it taking hours out of your schedule. And when I say easy, I bought the meatballs, bread and Yorkshire puddings, but if you want to do it from scratch, I say go for it!

Don’t forget, all the products are vegan, so you will be able to adapt all the recipes below. I’m sure you will come up with your own variations which will work for you, so let us know @HaynesGourmet on Instagram or Twitter what dishes you are making this party season. We’d love to hear from you!

Camilla

Spice Up Your Cocktails!

Spice Up Your Cocktails!

We have had plenty of suggestions for using our candied jalapeños in food, so I wanted to show you something a little out of the box. Cocktails are becoming more adventurous, and one way to be creative is to use the RED and GREEN rings as an addition to your festive...

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Cream Cheese & Jalapeno Blinis

Cream Cheese & Jalapeno Blinis

Ingredients1 packet of Blinis1 small tub of cream cheeseHaynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeños Green RingsHaynes Gourmet Candied Jalapeños Red RingsFresh dill (optional)Method1. Oven bake blinis as per instructions (if your oven is already full, use a Ritz cracker or Mini...

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Mini Yorkshires with Pigs in Blankets

Mini Yorkshires with Pigs in Blankets

Ingredients 8 Mini Yorkshire Puddings 1 packet Pigs in Blankets 2-3 tbsp Haynes Gourmet Cranberry sauce Method 1. Cook Pigs in Blankets as per instruction (usually oven cook) and turn halfway to brown them fully. 2. Cook mini Yorkshires as per instruction. 3. Remove...

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Tear & Share Cheesy Cranberry Loaf

Tear & Share Cheesy Cranberry Loaf

Ingredients 1 sourdough loaf 1 camembert cheese 3 tbsp Haynes Gourmet Cranberry sauce 100g unsalted butter salt & pepper pinch dried thyme ​ Method 1. Heat the oven to 200*C and using a serrated knife cut in a one inch criss-cross pattern, making sure not to slice...

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Vegan Mexican Soup

Vegan Mexican Soup

 

 

Beautiful Mexican Soup Recipe comes Lisa @thatveggieplace via Instagram.

"A taste of Mexico soup, served with candied jalapeño relish 🔥 "

 You will need -

* 1 can of black beans (you can substitute these for mixed beans or kidney)
* 1 large white onion (diced)
* 3 carrots (diced)
* 1 green pepper (diced)
* 2 sticks of celery (chopped)
* 3 cloves crushed garlic (or 3 tbsp garlic oil)
* 2 tsp cumin powder
* 2 tsp chilli powder
* 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
* 250ml mushroom or vegetable stock
* 1 can of chopped tomatoes
* Salt and pepper
Method -
* In one pan fry the onion, garlic and pepper in a little oil until starting to brown, add the spices, leave for a couple more minutes then take off the heat.
* In another pan place the carrot, celery and the stock and cook until it starts to soften, occasionally stirring.
* Then add in the can of black beans (once rinsed) and chopped tomato sauce. Simmer on a low heat for around 20 minutes.
* It’s up to you how to have the thickness of your soup but I blended about a quarter of the mixture to keep it quite like a broth. Season again (if needed), add a generous dollop of jalapeño relish and enjoy!
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