Hakuna Matata Chicken & Mushroom Pasta

“This pasta is the perfect dinner option for those nights when you cannot be bothered cooking. Bonus – it reheats well for lunch the next day!

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 4-6

 

Ingredients

  • 500g penne or spiral pasta
  • 3 rashers of bacon, sliced
  • Handful of button mushrooms
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium chicken breasts, sliced in strips
  • 100g baby spinach
  • 125g cream (or more to taste)
  • 1 jar Spice Girlz Hakuna Matata

 

Instruction

  1. Bring a pot of boiling water to the boil. Cook pasta until al dente.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Add bacon and mushrooms, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Once bacon begins to brown, add chicken and stir gently. When the chicken is just starting to colour, add the Spice Girlz Hakuna Matata and cream.
  4. Stir to combine (add more cream if too spicy). Allow to simmer gently but do not boil.
  5. Add the baby spinach and stir until lightly wilted.
  6. Add the drained pasta to the pan and mix well.

Serve with cracked pepper and grated cheese of your choice.

Easy Enchiladas

“Super quick and absolutely delicious, these easy enchiladas are sure to be a family favourite.

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 6

 

Ingredients

  • 500g chicken mince or strips
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tbs Spice Girlz Hakuna Matata
  • 150g Spice Girlz Zulu-Lu
  • 6 wraps (flat bread)
  • 100g mozzarella cheese
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • ½ tbs coriander
  • ½ tbs mint

 

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 160℃.
  2. Brown the chicken in a frying pan.
  3. Add the Spice Girlz Hakuna Matata and half the chopped spring onion and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Place the mixture onto wraps, fold in the ends and roll up then place on a baking dish.
  5. Top with Spice Girlz Zulu-Lu and cheese and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. Combine avocado, the remaining spring onion, coriander and mint to dollop on top of enchiladas.

Optional: Up your enchilada deliciousness by adding cucumber and sour cream.

Jamato Veggie Cakes

“A tasty, healthy treat to take to work with you or even add to the kid’s lunchboxes.

 

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 35 mins

Skill Level: Intermediate

Servings: 8

 

Ingredients

  • 300g pumpkin, diced and peeled
  • olive oil
  • 2 tbs Spice Girlz Jamato
  • 2 tbs rice flour
  • ½ cup tinned cannellini beans
  • 2 tbs chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbs coriander, chopped
  • 1 tbs mint, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • sesame or nigella seeds

 

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 180℃.
  2. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Place pumpkin on tray and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Roast for approximately 20 minutes or until very soft then leave cooked pumpkin to cool in a bowl.
  3. Combine the roasted pumpkin Spice Girlz Jamato, rice flour, beans, walnuts, spring onion, coriander and mint.
  4. Add the beaten egg to the mixture and combine, mashing well. If the mixture is a little wet, add a bit more rice flour.
  5. Once mixture is well combined and firm enough to hold its shape, cover and chill for 10 minutes.
  6. With wet hands, roll the mixture into 8 balls. Flatten slightly and press onto a plate of sesame or nigella seeds to coat both sides.
  7. Place the patties onto a tray and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until firm and lightly coloured.

Jamato Veggies Cakes can be served either as a main course with an avocado, mint and yoghurt salad, as part of a platter or as a delicious appetiser.

Moroccan Pumpkin & Prosciutto Pizza

“This pizza is hands down the most gourmet, delicious pizza I have ever eaten. Said everyone, ever.

 

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 12-15 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 350g butternut pumpkin, sliced thinly into small palm sized pieces
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 pita breads
  • 80g baby spinach
  • 50g goats cheese, crumbled
  • 100g mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbs Spice Girlz Moroccan Jam
  • Few sprigs of fresh rosemary

 

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 220℃.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add half the pumpkin and cook, turning sides occasionally, for 2 minutes or until golden brown and almost tender. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining pumpkin.
  3. Place pita bread on a large oven tray and spread each base with Spice Girlz Moroccan Jam.
  4. Layer each pita bread with slices of mozzarella cheese, baby spinach, pumpkin then prosciutto.
  5. Sprinkle with crumbed goats cheese and fresh rosemary sprigs.
  6. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Great served with a side of mixed salad. This pizza is equally delicious using Spice Girlz Jamato as the base sauce.

Moroccan Chicken

“Take your tastebuds on a tantalising trip to North Africa with this delicious Moroccan Chicken.

 

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hours

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 4-6

 

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg skinless chicken thighs or breasts (or tofu for vegan option)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 4 heaped tbsp Spice Girlz Moroccan Jam
  • 4 pieces Spice Girlz Preserved Lemons, chopped
  • 400g tinned chickpeas, drained
  • 400g fresh or tinned tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • Fresh coriander or parsley to garnish

 

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 180℃.
  2. Add stock, tomatoes, Moroccan Jam and Preserved Lemons to the casserole dish and mix through.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large pan and brown chicken in batches then transfer to the casserole dish. Spoon mixture over chicken.
  4. Cover and bake for approximately 1 hour.
  5. Add the chickpeas 30 minutes prior to serving.
  6. Garnish with the fresh coriander or parsley.

Great served with rice or couscous and a dollop of natural yoghurt.

Moroccan Lamb Shanks

“What do you mean he don’t eat no meat?! Oh, that’s okay. I make Moroccan Lamb.

 

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 2.5 hours

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 400g tin diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Spice Girlz Moroccan Jam

 

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 160℃.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Cook onions in heated olive oil until fragrant/lightly browned.
  4. Combine onions, beef stock, diced tomatoes and Spice Girlz Moroccan Jam in a heavy based casserole dish or tagine.
  5. Place lamb shanks in dish and spoon mixture over the lamb.
  6. Cover and bake in preheated oven for 2.5 hours or until lamb is tender and falling off the bone.

Great served on a bed of mashed potatoes or couscous. Optional sides can include chunky diced or baby carrots, kalamata olives, fresh whole dates or sliced Spice Girlz preserved lemon.

Potato Puffs

“Forgot those boring old pies and pasties… Potato Puffs are the ultimate party starter!

 

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20-30 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 12 small pieces

 

Ingredients

  • 3 slices sandwich bread, buttered
  • 1 cup mashed potato
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1-2 bacon rashers chopped (optional or no meat alternative)
  • Your choice of Spice Girlz Jamato, Hakuna Matata, Zulu-Lu or Saucy Tomato

 

Instruction

  1. Preheat oven to 190℃.
  2. Butter the bread lightly and evenly. Cut off the crusts and then cut each slice into 4 small squares.
  3. Press the squares into patty pans, buttered side down.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potato, grated cheese, beaten egg, chopped onion and chopped bacon. Note: you can choose to add 2 level tbsp of Spice Girlz product now into the potato mixture, or you can save it to dollop on top of each Potto Puff just before serving.
  5. Spoon the potato mixture evenly between the patty pans.
  6. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden on top.

Kids love Potato Puffs! Recipe can be tripled and frozen if desired.

Pizza Pinwheels

“Pizza Pinwheels are an incredibly easy and quick snack – perfect for lunchboxes, after school snacks, high teas, parties… you name it! A guaranteed hit with young and old.”

 

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Skill Level: Beginner

Servings: 15 small pieces

 

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet thawed puff pastry
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Spice Girlz Moroccan Jam
  • 1 small red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped ham or bacon pieces
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1 beaten egg

 

Instruction

  1. Spread Moroccan Jam over 1 sheet of thawed puff pastry, leaving a 2cm edge on one side.
  2. Evenly spread the chopped capsicum, ham/bacon pieces and grated cheese over the puff pastry, leaving the same 2cm edge.
  3. Brush the beaten egg along the 2cm edge of the puff pastry and then working from the opposite end, roll up the pastry like a Swiss roll.
  4. Using a sharp knife, slice the pastry into 1.5cm slices.
  5. Arrange each roll, facing upwards, onto a lined baking tray and bake in a hot oven (180 degrees) for approximately 10 minutes or until golden.

This recipe is equally delicious using Spice Girlz Jamato, Hakuna Matata or Moroccan Jam. Extra ingredients could also include finely sliced olives, sundried tomato or diced mushrooms.