A Moreish Treat from Moorish Smoked Dips

I was recently sent quite a few delicious treats from the lovely team at Moorish Smoked Dips. I say quite a few because I was only expecting 1 or 2 for my review, but I received almost every flavour in their humous range! I’m not complaining I love humous. I can quite happily eat a whole tub of humous for lunch with some flatbread and I keep meaning to make my own but have never quite got round to it. For now I had the chance to sample some great dips from this great new gourmet foodie brand.

Moorish treats galore!

Moorish treats galore!

To start with, I tried the Chilli Harissa dip with some raw carrots (with a glass of red wine of course). I wanted to get a real sense of the flavour and was pleased that I did. The chilli harissa dip was absolutely delicious, with a mild smoked flavour which made it moreish and a pleasure to eat. I did not get too much of chilli flavour kickback but as I usually over-indulge on chillis I’m no longer the best judge of any mildly chilli-flavoured products. The combination with the carrot (and the wine, we must never forget the wine) created a healthy treat which turned into a party for one!

Chilli Harissa Moorish Dip

Chilli Harissa Moorish Dip

Chilli Harissa Moorish Dip

Chilli Harissa Moorish Dip

I made some falafel with some Al’Fez Falafel Mix that I had been meaning to try for some time. I wanted to try something different so I went for the Taramasalata smoked dip. If you’re not familiar with taramasalata it is a traditional Greek meze dip made using cod roe, olive oil, onions and lemon juice. I was so happy to see that Moorish stuck with the traditional recipe and kept this dip as authentic as possible (I really don’t enjoy the pink Taramasalata that has become popular in some restaurants). The combination of the falafel and the taramasalata was a winning one. The savoury ingredients of the falafel provided a great base for the rich flavours of the dip. The cod roe is not too over powering, which I think is helped by the smoked process used to make the dip. It was a refreshing yet wholesome treat which I enjoyed eating for lunch, I didn’t eat the entire tub on this occasion as it is a very rich dip.

Falafel and Moorish Dips

Falafel and Moorish Dips

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A Moorish Lunch

I’m still working my way through all the dips but I definitely recommend that you give them a try. It also turns out that these dips have aphrodisiac properties, so there’s even more of a reason to grab yourself some dip! “We love the fact that our humous can get the juices flowing! Humous isn’t necessarily known today for its aphrodisiac properties, but accompany it with your favourite tipple, mood lighting and a bit of Barry White and who knows what might happen!” said Founder Julie Waddell. Both chickpeas and garlic – the two primary ingredients in the Moorish Smoked Humous range – along with chilli that can be found in Devil-ish, are widely renowned for their seductive qualities. I knew that there was a reason why the Chilli Harissa was my favourite flavour!

Visit The Moorish Site and tweet the team  @moorishhumous when you do taste their dips!

 

Fall in Love with Heck Sausages

Fabulous Foodie Elvina Quaison recently reviewed some yummy sausages for WFD, read on & let us know if you get a chance to taste the sausages yourself!

In a world filled with so many food choices we are all thinking about how to feed ourselves and loved ones with healthy, nutritious yet delicious food. It was with delight that I was asked to review a new range of Heck chicken sausages for by Heck Sausages. I was also pleased to get an early Valentines present in the form of “Peck” limited addition heart shaped sausages.

To test them I made a wholemeal pasta and pesto dish which was really delicious. The non heart shaped sausage was Chicken Italia; the sausages were made of chicken breast and thigh then combined with basil, tomato and mozzarella. I baked the sausages for about 15 minutes to keep them as healthy as possible and then sliced them before mixing them into the pesto pasta. They stayed juicy and had a good flavour which complimented the dish and enhanced the Italian flavours.

Peck Sausages

Heck and Peck!

The heart shaped sausages were also baked and eaten with the pesto pasta accompaniment. The sausages tasted homemade and meaty, their consistency was similar to a meatball which would make them delicious in a pasta sauce recipe.

Peck Sausages

Lovely Sausages

Heck

Heart Shaped Yumminess

Overall the chicken sausages were almost indistinguishable from your favourite pork sausage and the heart shaped ones would be a sweet edition to a Valentines breakfast in bed!

Review by Elvina Quaison  – Tweet her on @changlinggh

For more information on PECK Sausages visit www.heckfood.co.uk