Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Feta Pasty

Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Feta Pasty
 
Sweet potato, Feta and and chorizo are wonderful bedfellows.  I made the filling for this pasty first and ended up just eating spoonfuls and spoonfuls of it straight from the pan, I even took a tub of it in for lunch at work the next day. 
 
Ingredients:
1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut in to small cubes
1 onion, sliced
2 inches of chorizo, cut into small cubes
1 red pepper, sliced
a handful of spinach, roughly chopped
Half a block of feta
A block of shortcrust pastry (i used some ready made gf stuff, not quite convinced yet but i’m sure this would work great with a decent pastry)
 
Method:
 
Boil the sweet potato cubes for  a few minutes until tender.  Drain and set aside.
Soften the onion then fry with the chorizo until golden and crispy.
Add the peppers and fry for a minute or so.
Add the spinach and wilt slightly then take off the heat, crumble in the feta and season to taste.
 
Preheat the oven to about 200 degrees.
Roll out your pastry and cut into circles, I used an upturned pasta bowl as a template.
Spoon in some of the filling and fold over and pinch the edges pasty styley.
Brush with beaten egg or milk and put into the oven for about 20minutes.
Serve with a nice green salad.
 
 
 
 
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Courgette and Feta Salad

Hello! Sorry I’ve neglected this site a little recently.

Anyway, it’s my 100th post so I thought I’d treat you to a yummy salad I made last week.  After buying a bargainous bowl of courgettes in Surrey St market for 50p I had to find many uses for courgettes this week and one of them was this salad.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

A large courgette

1/3 pack of feta cheese

A lemon

A clove of garlic crushed

oilve oil

a pinch or two of sugar

salt and pepper

Method:

Mix the dressing by squeezing the juice out of the lemon, zesting it and then adding olive oil, crushed garlic, sugar and salt and pepper tasting as you go.

Shave off ribbons of courgette into a bowl with a potato peeler. Toss in dressing. Top with feta and there you have it, a rather healthy, zingy little salad to celebrate my 100th post!