Street Party Sharing Food

Street Party Sharing Food

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 is fast approaching and there’s only one thing on our minds... No not the extra bank holiday - street parties! 

Over one million Brits are set to take to the streets this summer to share good food with good company and celebrate being British in a traditional British way.

To kick start the celebrations The Interprofessional Olive Oil from Spain, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Environment and the European Comission have created a selection of dishes that are guaranteed to hot the spot – and impress your neighbours!

Freshly baked olive oil crackers are fast and easy. These are served with Tomato Salsa, Guacamole and Smoked Salmon Delice. Great, too with cheese.
Serves 4
For the crackers:
100g/4oz plain flour
good pinch sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp cold water

For the dips:
6 small red tomatoes and 2 yellow (or 8 red), chopped
1/2 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
salt and freshly ground black pepper
extra virgin olive oil for dressing
squeeze lemon juice

2 large ripe avocados
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
2 small tomatoes, finely chopped
juice of a lime
salt and freshly ground black pepper
handful fresh coriander, finely chopped

225g/8oz smoked salmon, finely chopped

1 tbsp grated onion

juice of half a lemon

freshly ground white pepper

2-3 tbsp soured cream

To make the crackers, sift flour into a bowl and crumble in sea salt. Place the extra virgin olive oil and water into a small jug and whisk. Mix in the flour to make a dough. Remove from the bowl and knead lightly until smooth. Divide into 8 pieces and roll into balls. Roll out balls on a floured surface VERY thin. Place on a baking sheet. Bake in a 200°C hot oven for around 3 minutes or until they begin to puff up. Turn over and cook for a couple of minutes more, keeping your eye on them. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Alternative: After rolling out, cut into eighths to make bite-sized crackers - and bake as before.

Place tomatoes, red onion and garlic in a bowl. Season. Dress with extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice
Mash avocados in a bowl. Add red onion, chilli and tomatoes. Stir in lime juice and season. Finish with finely chopped coriander.
Place smoked salmon in a bowl and add grated onion. Add lemon juice and season with white pepper. Stir in soured cream.

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