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“Mezze Tasting Plate”

Doreen's Entree, Series 3 Come Dine with Me Australia

Ingredients

  • Meatballs:

  • 400g minced beef

  • Chopped parsley and mint

  • 1 brown onion grated

  • 1potato grated

  • 1slice of white bread or bread crumbs

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • Salt and pepper

  • Roasted Pita Bread:

  • Pita bread

  • Margarine

  • Sesame seeds

  • Garlic salt

  • Dried parsley

  • Paprika

  • Eggplant Dip:

  • 1 large eggplant

  • 2 tbsp tahini

  • 2 lemons

  • 1 small garlic clove crushed

  • Spinach and Cheese Filo Triangles:

  • 1 bunch or bag of spinach

  • 100g feta crumbled

  • 100g ricotta cheese

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • Spring onion

  • Mint, dill and parsley

  • Little salt and pepper

  • 50g melted butter

  • Rice Filled Vince Leaves:

  • Vine leaves in brine

  • Arborio rice

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • Finely chopped onions

  • Garlic

  • Dill, parsley and mint

  • Salt and pepper

  • ½ cup diced can tomatoes

  • Roasted pine nuts

  • Fried Haloumi Cheese:

  • 1 Pkt Haloumi cheese

  • Dash of Olive Oil

Method

  • Meatballs::

  • 1.

    Soak bread in the potato juices.

  • 2.

    Place all ingredients together and combine.

  • 3.

    Heat oil till hot.

  • 4.

    Shape into balls and fry until golden brown.

  • Roasted Pita Bread::

  • 1.

    Apply a thin layer of margarine onto pita bread.

  • 2.

    Top with herbs.

  • 3.

    Slice and roast.

  • Eggplant Dip::

  • 1.

    Prick eggplant with a fork and roast well.

  • 2.

    Let eggplant cool, then process in blender.

  • 3.

    Add tahini, garlic and lemon juice.

  • 4.

    Place into fridge.

  • Spinach and Cheese Filo Triangles::

  • 1.

    Add onion till softened.

  • 2.

    Add spinach until wilted.

  • 3.

    When cool add herbs and eggs.

  • 4.

    Add cheeses, season and mix well.

  • 5.

    Cut filo into 4 inch wide strips.

  • 6.

    Brush with melted butter.

  • 7.

    Top with filling and fold into triangles.

  • 8.

    Cook in a hot oven until golden brown.

  • Rice Filled Vince Leaves::

  • 1.

    Rinse and drain vine leaves and soak in boiling water.

  • 2.

    Heat olive oil.

  • 3.

    Add onions and garlic for 5 mins.

  • 4.

    Add rice.

  • 5.

    Then add tomatoes, herbs, pine nuts and season.

  • 6.

    Stir through for 5 to 10 mins.

  • 7.

    Lay leaves stem side up. Fill and wrap.

  • 8.

    Place into pot.

  • 9.

    Fill with water, lemon juice and olive oil.

  • 10.

    Top with a plate.

  • 11.

    Simmer for 45 mins.

  • Fried Haloumi Cheese::

  • 1.

    Heat olive oil in a pan. When very hot fry each side until golden.

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