Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 28th 2013 Contents Wednesday is New Years Day; another
new year just beginning and everyone filled
with anticipation with what it may bring
And lots of New Years resolutions. I m
not going to preach about making reasonable
resolutions about eating healthy for 2014---
but I would like to stress on clean eating for
Use less processed foods and eat more whole
grains, fresh fruits and vegetables in abundance
and mostly local produce if you can t do 100
per cent local.
Cooking your meals from scratch will mean
more planning on a weekly basis but will result
in better eating habits and of course a healthier
and happier family.
Entertaining? Try to prepare your dishes at
home. It may take a little more time but the
feeling of self-gratification is unrivalled. I m
sure many of you will be entertaining in your
homes for Old Years Night, here are some
easy hors d oeuvres to get you started.
Happy new year!
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Bringing in the
3 lbs boneless breast cut into
one- by three-inch pieces
2 tbs ground chives
1 tbs minced garlic
1 tbs olive oil
1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tbsps ground, roasted cumin/geera
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cayenne pepper
11/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup chopped fresh coriander or shadow
1/2 cup chopped chives
1 congo pepper, seeded and chopped
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Pat chicken pieces dry with paper towels.
Combine ground chives with garlic and olive
oil, rub mixture chicken.
In a flat dish combine flour with cornmeal,
cumin, chili, salt, and pepper.
Beat eggs in another flat dish.
Dip wings first into flour mixture, then dip
into beaten eggs
Re-dip into flour mixture.
Place on an oiled baking sheet, and bake
chicken for ten minutes
Turn and continue baking for ten minutes.
Shallow fry fingers until crisp and lightly
Combine all the ingredients for the dip.
Serve wings on platter with dip.
Makes about 40 pieces
11/2 cups channa flour or
1 tsp roasted ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp hot chilli powder
1/2 tsp tumeric or saffron
1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
1/4 cup chopped fresh
coriander or chadon beni
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup cold water
1 large potato, peeled and
2 medium onions thinly
Vegetable oil for frying
In a mixing bowl combine
channa flour with cumin,
coriander, chili, saffron,
garam masala, salt and
Stir in water.
Add potato, onion, mint and
fresh coriander, stir to
Drop batter by spoonfuls
into hot oil and fry on both
sides for about two to three
minutes. Drain well.
Serve with tamarind sauce
or combine two tablespoons
hot chili sauce with two
teaspoons rice vinegar.
For the crust
3/4 cup multigrain crackers,
4 tbsps melted butter
For the filling
2, 8oz packages cream
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 lb cooked crab meat or
cooked shrimp or both
1/3 cup sliced chives
1/3 cup mixed fresh herbs
(thyme, parsley, basil,
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp pepper sauce
1 cup sour cream or yogurt
Salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Make crust by processing
crumbs to a fine consistency
and adding butter.
Combine then press into a
bottom of an 8-inch spring
form cheesecake pan.
Bake for five minutes,
remove and refrigerate.
In a mixer bowl cream
cheese until smooth, add
eggs one at a time and beat
Add flour and combine, fold
in seafood, chives, herbs,
garlic, pepper and salt and
Fold in sour cream.
Pour into prepared crust and
bake for about 45 to 50
minutes until firm and lightly
Refrigerate until chilled, and
serve with crackers.
Makes one 8-inch cake
(serves ten for an appetiser)
CRISPY CORNMEAL COATED CHICKEN FINGERS WITH CORIANDER DIP
POTATO AND ONION PAKORAS
SAVORY SEAFOOD CHEESECAKE TART
An Italian film distributor has
apologised after releasing
unauthorised posters which promoted
white actors over black actors in 12
Years A Slave.
Unofficial posters for the film gave
prominence to white stars Michael
Fassbender and Brad Pitt over the
film's leading man, Chiwetel Ejiofor.
BiM Distribuzione apologised for the
"inappropriate" promotional material.
"We are very proud of the film and
regret any distraction this incident
may have caused," a statement said.
"All inappropriate materials have
now been withdrawn."
The film tells the true story of New
Yorker Solomon Northup who was
kidnapped and sold into the slave
trade in 1841. Protagonist Northup is
played by British actor Ejiofor, earning
him a Golden Globe nomination earlier
Fassbender, who has attracted
strong notices for his supporting role,
plays a sadistic plantation owner, while
Pitt---who is a producer on the film---as
a minor role as a labourer. (BBC)
Film posters withdrawn over race bias
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