Most people that know me, know that I’m quite the lazy cook. I need to make something quick and I need to make it fast to feed my craving! This is where Mediterranean Delicacies comes in. Most of their products are fuss-free and are packaged for your convenience (#readytoeat ). The entire brand is built around the culture of celebrating food, family and fresh produce – a culture synonymous to the Greek way of life.
Last month I got to spend an afternoon at the Greek Club Restaurant situated in Bay Road, Mouille Point as a guest of the #Medideli family. Oh what a day it was. I wish I had two separate bodies so I could eat as much as I wanted. I have been to feasts before … at braais, restaurants and family affairs but never like this. The Greeks sure do know how to have a good time. Feta cheese, hummus, olive tapenade, fish, steak, the works. I wish you had been there with me. Did I mention that there was a lady on hand who kept filling my champagne glass…BLISS
Without a doubt, my favorite of the Mediterranean Delicacies food products is their smoked humus. Reminds me of summer days, the smell of wood chips burning and the scent of a barbecue!
Life is meant to be enjoyed – with family, newly found acquaintances and friends of course! Just do me a favor. Make sure that you have a laid out Medi Deli spread (and some toasted pita bread) to feed everyone!
Slurps and kisses,
Before I forget. . . Kate Liquorish (writer of undomestikated.blogspot.com) did a cooking presentation for us at the media luncheon using Mediterranean Delicacies products. You’ll note that you probably have most of the ingredients in your fridge or pantry. The rest can be bought at your local supermarket.
Here is one of the recipes below: definitely something the entire family will enjoy (just don’t add the chillies for the kiddies). Enjoy!
Cumin Chicken with Pomegranate Couscous
Author: Kate Liquorish. Serves 6
4 Chicken breasts (flattened/cut into even thickness)
30ml Lemon Juice
60ml Mediterranean Delicacies Olive oil
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Oreganum
Salt and Pepper
Couscous salad –
1 cup Couscous
Approx. 400ml Warm Chicken Stock
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
1 Head fennel (sliced and washed)
1 Pomegranate (de-seeded)
20 Mediterranean Delicacies Calamata-Style Olives (de-pipped and sliced)
Handful of Fresh Mint (chopped)
8 Spring onions (Sliced)
2 Squares Mediterranean Delicacies Greek Feta
2 Mild Red Chillies (sliced)
(Add enough water to emulsify it and dilute the thickness)
1 Tbsp Mediterranean Delicacies Tahina
60ml Olive Oil
Juice of 1 lemon
+ Mediterranean Delicacies Tzatziki to serve
Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, toss through the chicken breasts and marinade for 3 hours or overnight.
Take the chicken breasts out of the fridge and allow to come to room temp for 20 minutes before frying.
For the couscous:
- Mix the zest into the warm chicken stock.
- Pour the couscous into a bowl and pour enough stock over the couscous to cover it completely and then add a dash more.
- Cover and leave for 10/15 minutes.
- Fluff with a fork, add the remaining couscous salad ingredients and stir to combine.
- Spoon over a large platter.
Mix the dressing ingredients together and spoon a little over the couscous just before serving.
Fry the chicken breasts in a non-stick pan until browned and almost cooked through.
Finish by pouring the marinade over the chicken and reducing to a thick syrupy sauce.
Slice up the breasts and scatter over the couscous salad.
Spoon over sauce.
Serve with Tzatziki.