Social Media

back

Summer Recipes: Crowd-pleasing dishes from Kids Cooking Guru, Annabel Karmel!

EatPost Category - EatEat - Post Category - Eating InEating In - Post Category - RecipesRecipes

Summertime is all about spending quality time with family and friends over BBQs, picnics and potlucks. Cooking for a crowd doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming however, it just requires a bit more preparation and a few fail-safe recipes. Here are some of my favourite recipes for summer entertaining that are guaranteed to draw everyone around the table — kids included!

 

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Caesar Salad-3566-095568

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast, cooked
  • 1 baby gem lettuce, cut into pieces
  • 1 slice thick white bread, crusts trimmed and cut into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp Dijon mustard
  • A few drops Worcestershire sauce
  • A few drops Tabasco sauce (optional)

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a small non-stick frying pan and add the cubes of bread.
  2. Fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  3. In a bowl combine all the dressing ingredients. Mix together the chicken and lettuce and toss with most of the dressing.
  4. Pack the grated parmesan and the croutons in a separate plastic container for your child to scatter over the salad at lunchtime.

*10 mins preparation; yields 1 serving 

 

Mini Cashew Burgers

3801 35395 Mini Chicken Burgers Hres

Ingredients

  • 150g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 50g roasted cashew nuts
  • 50g white breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp chopped thyme
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1⁄2 leek, washed, peeled and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 100g chestnut mushrooms, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp honey
  • salt and pepper
  • a little flour, for coating

Method

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and cook the sweet potato until soft, then drain. Meanwhile, tip the cashew nuts into a blender or food processor and whiz until finely chopped. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, along with the breadcrumbs, thyme and Cheddar cheese.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion, leek, carrot and mushrooms. Fry for 10 minutes, or until soft. Then add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add the vegetables to the breadcrumb mixture, along with the sweet potato and honey. Mash together and season.
  3. Divide the mixture into 8 portions and shape into burgers. Coat them in the flour, then fry in a little oil for 2–3 minutes on each side, until golden.

*20 mins preparation, 20 mins cooking; yields 8 burgers 

 

Apricot Dijon Drumsticks

Sticky chicken-drumsticks-3625-111194

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp apricot jam
  • 1–2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 skinless chicken drumsticks– could also use skin-on if you prefer
  • Salt and pepper to season

Method

  1. Mix together the jam, mustard and lemon juice in a small bowl. Make two or three cuts in the flesh of each drumstick then put them in a large bowl or re-sealable plastic food bag.
  2. Pour over the marinade and toss to coat the drumsticks. Cover or seal and marinate 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF. Put the drumsticks in a baking dish lined with foil and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the marinade left in the bag, cover with foil and bake the drumsticks for 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover, turn over the drumsticks, then baste with juices in the pan. Cook, uncovered, for a further 10–15 minutes, basting every 5 minutes with the juices in the pan, until the chicken has cooked through.
  5. Let cool slightly before serving, and serve warm (they are also good served cold!). The cooked drumsticks will keep in the fridge for 2–3 days.

*10 mins preparation plus marinating time, 20 mins cooking; yields 6 drumsticks

 

Apple and Almond Cake

annabel's apple and almond cake 3585-100064

Ingredients

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 squeezes of lemon juice
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter
  • 3 medium eggs, separated
  • 175g ground almonds
  • 1⁄2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder, sifted
  • icing sugar, for dusting

Method

  1. Slice two of the apple quarters very thinly, put in a bowl and toss with a squeeze of lemon juice. Slice the remaining apple more thickly, put in a separate bowl and toss with more lemon juice, then sprinkle over 1 tablespoon of the sugar, toss to coat and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2. Grease a 20 cm (8 in) springform cake tin. In a large bowl, cream the butter and remaining sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the yolks, then add the almonds, almond extract and baking powder, working the mixture as little as possible.
  3. In a clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then fold into the cake mixture. Add any juice from the thickly sliced apples, then pat dry with kitchen paper and gently fold into the mixture. Transfer to the prepared tin and smooth over the surface. Drain away any juice from the finely sliced apples and arrange on top of the cake.
  4. Bake for 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Run a knife around the tin to loosen the cake, then leave to cool in the tin for several hours.

*30 mins preparation, 80-90 mins cooking; yields 6-8 portions

 

Berry Burst Smoothie

Berry Burst Smoothie 3427-071806

Ingredients

  • 85g fresh or frozen summer berries
  • 1 small banana, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp strawberry yoghurt
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 4 tbsp cold milk

Method

  1. If using frozen fruits leave them to defrost for about 20 minutes.
  2. Put the banana, fruit/berries, yoghurt and honey into a blender and whiz for 1-2 minutes, until smooth.
  3. Add the milk and whizz again until frothy.
  4. Pour into a glass to serve.

*5 mins preparation; yields 1 portion 

 

For more summertime recipes, see Annabel’s app ‘Annabel’s Essential Guide to Feeding your Baby & Toddler’ available on iTunes.

 

Annabel_Sig

 

PIC

 

Top image sourced from Shutterstock

more sassy mama

What's New

We're social
Morning lie-ins with cuddles, sleeping bags and everything ⁣happy!⁣⠀
@thedigigirls⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
.⁣⠀
⁣⠀
⁣⠀
#sosassy #sassymama #kidszimmer #kidspiration #designforkids #letthembelittle #letthekids #simplychildren #pixel_kids #igkiddies #magicofchildhood #cutekidsclub #kidsroom #shopforkids #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #kidsplay #kidsmood #kidmodels⁣ #kidsgram #kidsactivities #childrenof_instagram #childrenofinstagram #childrenfirst #siblingsbelike #siblinggoals #siblingsquad #siblingtime⁣⠀
⁣⠀
⁣
The final week of Helper Appreciation Month is here and we saved the best for last - Fun Week begins today! Treat your helper to a healthy dose of fun on her day off, from fitness, to theatre to inspiring photo walks. Click on the #linkinbio and let the fun begin 🎉⠀
@helpherdobetter
@rhosecoronado 
@race2share 
@wildricesg ⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#sosassy #sassymamasg #HelperAppreciationMonth #FunWeek #singapore #singaporemotherhood #sgfdw #fun #gratitude #momlife #motherhood #mommylife #parenthood #momsofinstagram ⠀
Planning a birthday party, mama? #linkinbio has our fave spots for your kids birthday party in Singapore, no matter your budget and it will be a party to remember!⠀ 📸 @mizprissy⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#sosassy #sassymamasg#kidszimmer #kidspiration #designforkids #letthembelittle #letthekids #simplychildren #pixel_kids #igkiddies #magicofchildhood #cutekidsclub #kidsroom #shopforkids #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #kidsplay #kidsmood #kidmodels⠀
#kidsgram #kidsactivities #childrenof_instagram #childrenofinstagram #childrenfirst #birthdayparty #singaporeparty #kidsparty⠀
⠀
WE BELIEVE WORKING PARENTS MAKE GREAT PARENTS. A 2015 Harvard Business School study of girls with working moms in 24 countries across the globe found that they grew up to have more successful careers themselves. And another HBS study found in 2018 that kids with two working parents grew up to be *just* as happy as kids with a stay-at-home parent. In short: if working makes you happy, mama, do it! And let go of the #momguilt, because a happy and fulfilled mama = happy kids. Of course, having the flexibility to work near your kids - and for them to see you on the job - has benefits for everybody; whether you're nursing your baby or telling each other about your mornings, we're grateful for a family-friendly co-working space like @trehausco. - Kate McFarlane, Senior Editor⠀
📷 @irinanilssonphotography
#WeAreTrehaus #WorkLearnPlay⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
⠀
⠀
#sassymamasg #sosassy #momlife #workingmom #motherhood #mommylife #parenthood #momsofinstagram #momlifeisbestlife #workingparents #kidspiration #letthembelittle #letthekids #simplychildren #pixel_kids #igkiddies #magicofchildhood #cutekidsclub #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #kidsplay #kidsmood #kidsgram #childrenof_instagram #childrenofinstagram⠀
⠀
⠀
WE BELIEVE IN TEACHING TEAMWORK. Our world and our future are highly unpredictable. Technology is advancing so rapidly that we don't know what our world will look like in ten years let alone 20 years. Our children will also face dramatic environmental and political changes. So how do we prepare them for such an unpredictable future? #Teamwork. Learning to work as part of a team helps develop many social skills such as communication, empathy, patience, tolerance and collaboration. These are the skills that our children will need more than any others. - Emilie De Cannart, Managing Director, Sassy Media Group⠀
📸 @irinanilssonphotography ⠀
#WeAreTrehaus #WorkLearnPlay @trehausco
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
⠀
⠀
#sassymamasg #sosassy #momlife #workingmom #motherhood #mommylife #parenthood #momsofinstagram #momlifeisbestlife #mommyhood #kidspiration #designforkids #letthembelittle #letthekids #simplychildren #pixel_kids #igkiddies #magicofchildhood #cutekidsclub #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #kidsplay #kidsgram #kidsactivities #siblinggoals #siblingsquad #siblingtime⠀
⠀
⠀
Keeping an open dialogue with your little ones about cultural diversity is crucial to a harmonious tomorrow. Today is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development so it's a great opportunity to introduce your children to our round up of books that teach kids to embrace their diversity in a mixed race family. #linkinbio has our top 5 picks!⠀
📸 @lovelens_rnd⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
.⠀
#sassymamasg #sosassy #WorldDayforCulturalDiversityforDialogueandDevelopment #diversityday #unitednations #diversity #promotediversity #momlife #momquotes #motherhood #mommylife #parenthood #momsofinstagram #momlifeisbestlife #mommyhood #blendedfamily #biracial
Have you caught your self yelling at your children? We have all been guilty of this and it has not been our finest moment. Would you like to learn how to be a calm and collected parent? This long weekend would be a good time to practice 😀 Our #linkinbio has the details from @respectfulmom.
📸 @tippytapp
.
.
.
.
.
#sosassy #sassymamasg #parenting #momlife #motherhood #childrenof_instagram #momentsoflove #mommylife #momsofinstagram #momlifeisbestlife #mommyhood⁣

We're social

What we're up to and what inspires us