Posted in Condiments, No cooking involved, Quick and Easy, Side dishes, Vegetarian

Garlic Butter

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Garlic butter can add a magical touch to many dishes.  Rub it along a corn-on-the-cob, or stick some in a jacket potato.  Make garlic bread to have on the side of many main courses or even with a cheese plate in the evening, the options are endless.  I have not included strict quantities as you can make as little or as much as you like.  I generally make enough to keep in a small pot in the fridge, ready to use.

Ingredients

Soft butter (approx 50-70 g)

2-3 cloves of garlic (crushed)

Salt and pepper

Thyme or oregano

Method

Mix all the ingredients together, place in a tub and keep in the fridge.

 

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Coleslaw

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Coleslaw is the perfect side for many dishes including Jacket Potatoes, Cheese Toasties and all kinds of salads. It is very easy to make and requires only 4 basic ingredients.  The quantities vary depending on how much you want to make, if it doesn’t seem enough just add a little bit more cabbage and carrot.  In Turkey, where I live, the size of cabbages vary from small to enormous, so adjust the ingredients accordingly.  In this recipe (and photo) I have used a small red cabbage as they are readily available all year round, but a regular green cabbage can be used too.

Ingredients

1 large onion (finely chopped)

1-2 large carrots (peeled and grated)

Approximately 1/4 of a small round cabbage (finely chopped)

2-3 large tbsps mayonnaise

Salt and pepper (to taste, as required)

Method

Place the grated carrots, chopped onion and cabbage in a bowl and mix.

Add the mayonnaise and again mix well to ensure all the vegetables are well mixed.

Add salt and pepper as required and serve.