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Looking for the Perfect Summer Meal? Try Sam Linsell’s Recipes

SweetAs days are getting warmer and longer and the outdoors more and more inviting we know you might be looking for the perfect summer meal to share with your friends and family.

Why not try Sam Linsell’s recipes for Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken Wings, Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries with Garlic and Rosemary and Crunchy Summer Salad with a Balsamic and Honey Vinaigrette?

The Cape town-based food stylist and writer has shared these dishes on her Drizzle and Dip blog.

Try the recipes:

Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken Wings

Recipe for Barbecue Sauce – from FreshPreserving

20 cups chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 21 medium)
2 cups finely chopped onions (about 3 to 4 medium)
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp hot pepper flakes
1 Tbsp celery seeds
1-1/2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp salt
1-1/2 Tbsp ground mace or nutmeg
1 Tbsp dry mustard
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 (16 oz) pint glass preserving jars with lids and bands

Sweet Potato Shoestring Fries with Garlic and Rosemary

I’m a fan of vegetable fries, crisps or chips. In fact these zucchini shoestring fries are right up there amongst my favourite food. Not at all healthy, but superb for a special treat. The rosemary sizzles in the oil as they fry and the garlic imparts a subtle flavour. You could eat the garlic crisps but I found them a little too bitter.

There is no recipe here because this is just sweet potatoes cut into the thinnest julienne and fried with rosemary and garlic. I used a mandolin to cut ribbons and then sliced these to make the chips.

Crunchy Summer Salad with a Balsamic and Honey Vinaigrette

Salad ingredients: red and green cabbage, red onion, radish, carrots, pumpkin seeds, baby spinach or baby kale leaves

Dressing recipe – enough for one medium salad bowl

1/4 cup olive oil
2Tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp Dihon mustard
1T honey
sea salt flakes and back pepper

For dessert ideas you could turn to Linsell’s latest cookbook Sweet, a celebration of the sweetest temptations.


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