Party season canapés for beginners
Ahead of your New years eve party, Chef Sylvain from SEASON, the Exclusive Cookery School at Lainston House, an Exclusive Hotel brings you two simple vegetarian recipes that you can easily recreate at home.
Goats cheese and black olive Crostini
Time to prepare: 15 mins; Time to rest: 5 mins; Total time to cook: 5 mins
Ingredients: 1 ciabatta roll or the bread of your choice e.g. baguette, 120g fresh goats cheese, 1 lemon, 50g olives, olive oil, salt and pepper
Tools: Sharp knife and chopping board, Oven tray, Mixing bowl
Step 1: Cut the ciabatta roll into 0.5cm thick slices, sprinkle some salt and drizzle a little olive oil over the cut slices.
Step 2: Cook in the oven at 200 °C until crispy and golden.
Step 3: Chop the black olives, zest some of the lemon and mix gently with the goat cheese in a mixing bowl. Make sure to try it along the way when combining all ingredients.
Step 4: Dress the goats cheese mix onto the crostini and decorate with micro herbs.
Serves: 8; Time to prepare: 10 mins; Total time to cook: 30 mins
Ingredients: 4 carrots, 1 white onion, 1 stick of lemon grass, Pinches of salt & pepper, 1 tablespoon of butter, 200ml of double cream
Tools: Sharp knife and chopping board, Pan, Blender, Whipped Cream Dispenser
Step 1: Heat butter in pan on low heat
Step 2: Top and tail, peel and dice the carrots
Step 3: Move onto the lemon grass. Top and tail it, remove the first layer and dice it
Step 4: Use half an onion, remove its tough outer layer and dice onion
Step 5: Stir together your cut up ingredients into a pan with butter and simmer on a low heat for 20 mins or until soft
Step 6: Once your ingredients have been cooked soft, put the mixture into blender with 200ml of double cream and blend at high speed until very smooth, then pass the mixture tough a sieve
Step 7: Lastly place the sieved mixture into a whipped cream dispenser and serve into glasses of your choosing.