picnic recipes…but not necessarily

Yesterday we did a picnic by the beach..it was really great as there weren’t too many people besides, we had clear skies, cool air , waves splashing against our legs and the stars so clear and bright…. peaceful and relaxing! anyhow that s beside the point really LOL I did some new stuff to eat and came really nice so I thought to share along.

Bruschetta with Greek Salad

2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon, juice only
150g/5½oz vine cherry tomatoes,
halved½ shallot, peeled and finely sliced
50g/2oz feta cheese,
crumbled salt and freshly ground black pepper
french roll
some more olive oil, back pepper and garlic granules

Cut the french roll in halves put on olive oil, balck pepper and some garlic granules, put under a hot grill till toasted. Mix the rest of the ingredients and put on top of the bread.

Chicken Wraps

2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 orange, juice only
2 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp clear honey
½ tsp mild chilli powder
chicken breast cut into small pieces
8small tortillas
8tbsp mayonnaise
torn iceberg lettuce

Mix garlic, orange juice, soy sauce, honey & chilli, add the chicken cover and marinade for 1 hour. Take off the cover, and cook in the oven for approx 30 mins or till chicken slightly browned (cooked through of course!) and most of the marinade evaporated. Put some mayo on the tortillas, add lettuce and chicken and wrap around!

Lemon Drizzle Muffins

2 eggs, beaten
85g/3oz caster sugar
240ml/8fl oz milk
100ml/3½fl oz vegetable oil
300g/10oz plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 lemons, zest only

For the topping
50g/2oz icing sugar
1 lemon, juice only

Mix all the above, put in muffin tin lined with paper cases and cook till golden or screw comes out clean. When rady and cooled, mix sugar with lemon juice and pour over muffins.

Hope you enjoy this simple quick yet delicious recipes!

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