Saturday, 9 October 2010

RECIPES - New Cookbook From Giraffe

I love Giraffe, the food is big, bold and tasty and the restaurants are great for families too.

Now Giraffe have announced the release of their first ever family cookbook! It’s packed full of giraffe dishes that you can now cook at home. From burritos to burgers, falafel to fish, delicious salads and scrumptious desserts you'll find over 90 recipes from around the world. I'm not convinced that I can quite match their chefs, but I'd like to have a go. Founder Russel Joffe and Hugo Arnold are behind the cook book. I wonder which other chain restaurants will be following next.

Example recipe: Ranch style eggs tostada

Putting breakfast on an open tortilla is just one of those ideas that makes such perfect sense. If you are in a hurry or, just like to eat with your fingers, you can roll it up, or settle down with a knife and fork. It's all summer sunshine, bright colours and packed full of flavour. A wake-up call to be recommended.

Ranch style eggs
  • adobe sauce
  • tinned black beans
  • 8 tablespoons tinned sweetcorn, rinsed and drained
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 2 chorizo sausages, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups mixed cheddar and mozzerella cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 eggs
  • a few sprigs coriander
 Adobe sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 100g white onions, diced
  • 150g chopped tomatoes
  • 25g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 25g adobe chillies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
Avocado tomato salsa
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 beef tomato, deseeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper

1.Preheat the oven to 190C/gas mark 5.
2.Combine the salsa ingredients and season with salt and pepper.
3.Mix the adobe sauce, drained black beans and sweetcorn. Spread a thin layer of this mix on the tortilla. Place the chorizo slices on the tortilla and sprinkle the mozzerella cheese on the top. Place the tortilla on a roasting tray in the oven and cook for five to six minutes or until the cheese is bubbling. Keep warm.
4.Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the eggs. Take the tortilla from the oven, put two eggs on each one and top with the avacado salsa. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.