It all came to me in a flash of inspiration: Apple - Bacon - Cumin Cheese. I've always been a cheese and apple babe. Its just the way life goes. I love it when lime is back in town - to get the best from her - use your long forgotten microplane so she can shed some of her fragrant citrus aurantifolia. Oh what a dish. Simple, as ABC. Cause I live in Holland and they sometimes call us Cheeseheads. —Kitchen Butterfly
ABC with lime cream dressing
2 apples, golden delicious or Jonagolds, washed & dried
12 rashers (smoky) bacon, fried till crisp and then left to cool and then roughly chopped
75-100g young (cumin) gouda or edam cheese, cut into small cubes
1 teaspoon whole cumin, lightly toasted if you can't find cumin cheese
1/3 cup of currants or dried blueberries
1/3 cup of pecans, chopped
To serve, large lettuce leaves for cups
Lime cream dressing (recipe follows)
Lime cream dressing
2 tablespoons of (Hellmans) mayonnaise
1/3 - 1/2 cup of pouring/single cream
Microplaned zest of 1 lime
Salt and freshly ground coarse black pepper, to taste
Remove the apple core and chop into small chunks. Place in a bowl. Add the bacon, cumin cheese, currant and pecans and toss till well combined. If you can't find cumin cheese, add the toasted cumin seeds when mixing in the bacon and other ingredients.
Drizzle with dressing and stir again to combine. Scoop into lettuce cups and enjoy
Lime cream dressing
Put the mayonnaise in a small bowl. Whisk in the cream till you get a pouring consistency which should be a bit thicker than the cream.
Add the lime zest to the cream mixture and stir in. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Ready for some apples!
For the first 9 years of my life I hated food and really loved sugar till Wimpy (British Fast Food chain) changed my life! These days, all grown up, I've junked junk food and spend my days and nights on a quest - to find and share the sweet, sweet nectar that's food in The #NewNigerianKitchen!
Dreaming, cooking, eating and writing...about and adoring a strong food community that's big and bold enough to embrace the world's diverse cuisines - I'm passionate about celebrating Nigerian cuisine in its entirety.
Why do I love food so? It is forgiving. Make a recipe. Have it go bad....but wake up tomorrow and you can have another go at succeeding! Only with food!