Monday, 9 February 2015

Strawberry Surprise

It's Valentine's week!!...do you wish to cook???
No.....I din't think so...
So why not do something immensely romantic and pretty and red!!
With minimal efforts you will be able to impress the one you love!!
Strawberry surprise...triple the love in a single course!!...
It's an appetizer....an entrèe..and lastly....the sweet something that seals the deal!!


Ingredients:
For strawberry sauce
  • 500 gms fresh strawberry pureed
  • 1/4 cup sugar or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3-4 tbsp water


For grilled cheese:
  • 2 thick slices of cottage cheese
  • 2 tbsp  strawberry sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • Few drops of cooking oil


Other ingredients:
  • 10-15 Blanched Spinach leaves
  • Some fresh strawberries sliced
  • A handful roasted peanuts
  • Strawberry yogurt


Method:
For strawberry sauce:
  • Combine all ingredients in a pan and cook for 15-20 minutes over medium flame.
  • Sauce is ready.

For grilled cottage cheese:
  • Cut thick slices of cottage cheese.
  • Mix  strawberry sauce and sweet chilli sauce in a bowl and marinate cheese slices in this for 20-30 minutes.
  • Place a grilling pan over medium heat, drizzle some oil and grill cottage cheese for 3-4 minutes.

Plating:
  • Arrange spinach leaves in a platter, place sliced strawberries over it, sprinkle some roasted peanuts over it.
  • Place grilled cheese on the bed of spinach and strawberry, top it with some yogurt dressing.
  • Serve