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Movie night tapas board

Hi, I’m Becca and I’m a lazy cook. Winter hasn’t inspired a lot of cooking, more like quick meals that you can eat while cuddled up on the sofa with a mediocre movie and the heater on. Here’s my last #faircapedairies recipe.
This tapas board was made with love (and laziness) and is perfect for movie night snacking. Meatballs, potato wedges and crisps with all the dips - guacamole, tzatziki and my remix of 1000 island sauce.

Ingredients
  

For the Guacamole

  • 1 or 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Tomato, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dollop of Fair Cape plain yoghurt

For the Meatballs

  • As much lean mince as you need (eyeball it - the more people you need to feed, the more mince you need. We call this “listening to your ancestors”.)
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 tsp Store bought crushed garlic
  • A handful of parsley
  • Paprika
  • 2 Dried Thai chillies
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Canola oil
  • Breadcrumbs

For the Tzatziki

  • 1/2 Cucumber (again, the more mouths you have, the more you need)
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp Fair Cape plain yoghurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A few sprigs of chopped dill and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice

For the 1000 Island’s cousin:

  • Tomato sauce
  • Fair Cape plain yogurt in place of mayonnaise
  • Paprika
  • A few dashes of Tabasco sauce

Instructions
 

For the Guacamole

  • Prepare 1 massive avocado (or 2 average ones), half a finely chopped onion, half a finely diced tomato, salt and pepper to taste and a dollop of Fair Cape plain yoghurt. Mash that all nicely together and voila!

For the Meatballs

  • Mix everything together. The aim is to get a consistency that is smooth and doesn’t stick to your hands. Roll into balls, deep fry in vegetable oil and you’re good to go! (The smaller the balls, the faster they’ll cook all the way through).

For the Tzatziki

  • An all-time favourite of mine. Take the cucumber and grate it using the finest side of the grater. Wrap that in paper towel and suck that moisture out. You might need to do this a few times.
  • Once you have relatively water-free cucumber, mince a clove of garlic into the cucumber, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of Fair Cape plain yogurt, salt and pepper to taste, a few sprigs of chopped dill and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice for some zing. Mix it all together and there you have it!

For the 1000 Island’s cousin:

  • Mix everything together and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe by: Empress Becca
@empress_becca
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