I was introduced to Tenderstem last year when I met up with a great group of blogging
We were sent a selection of recipes from around the world to create which all included using Tenderstem. We started by jetting off to Morocco and went a little off piste with the recipe guidelines and created a quinoa, sausage bake with Tenderstem.
- sausages cooked and sliced
- quinoa cooked according to instructions on the packet
- tomato puree
- Tenderstem broccoli
This really was a great one pot dinner that I could literally just throw all the ingredients in together. Mixing the sausages with the tomato puree, garlic and a little water, the cooked quinoa was added. It’s up to you whether you choose to pre boil the tenderstem or to add it at the last-minute for a nice crunch.
Then we went onto Italy and created a pasta bake.
- 500g mince (we used beef but you could use pork or turkey) mixed with herbs and garlic and rolled into meatballs
- pasta, cooked and drained
- grated cheese
- chopped tomatoes or passata
- Any other vegetables you choose to add to the dish
Brown the meatballs and then add the tomatoes or passata. Cook for five minutes and add any additional vegetables you wish to add. Slice the tenderstem and add to the dish. Mix with cooked pasta and add to an oven proof dish. Sprinkle with cheese and cook in the oven for fifteen minutes.
Zooming on from Italy, we stopped off in Mexico for fajitas
- sliced chicken or beef
- grated cheese
- Marinade made with brown sugar, olive oil, garlic, cumin and chilli powder.
Mix together the marinade ingredients and allow the meat to marinade for half an hour. Stir fry the meat and vegetables until cooked before layering over wraps, sprinkling with cheese and adding salsa, sour cream as required.
Our final stop was Asia for some lovely lamb steaks.
- Marinade made from soy sauce, garlic, and tomato puree
- Lamb steaks
Allow the lamb to marinade for as long as possible before cooking. Stir fry the broccoli in the left over marinade juice, leaving a small amount for the end. Pre cook the noodles in a pan of water and add the lamb to the broccoli to cook.
Layer all together over noodles when cooked through and drizzle remaining marinade on at the last-minute or more soy sauce for taste.
This is a really simple recipe packed full of flavour.
We enjoyed going around the World with Tenderstem and have been introduced to some lovely new recipes that we will definitely make again.
Disclosure – we received a voucher to purchase the ingredients for these recipes