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Dukkah

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Dukkah, what can I say, one of my favourite ingredients for so many things!

On its own with bread and olive oil, as a crust for chicken and fish, spooned over salads, sprinkled over rice, popped into soups, sprinkled over a mashed avocado, added to an egg for breakfast and even sprinkled over the top of barbecued meat.

This is a totally non traditional recipe, no hazelnuts and no roasting of spices but it works for us and keeps in a jar for a couple of weeks so this is the minimum quantity that I make.

Ingredients

60g macadamia nuts

50g pistachio nuts

4 teaspoons sesame seeds

3 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground coriander

a pinch of ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons nigella seeds

a really good grinding of fresh ly ground pepper

salt to taste

Method

In a frying pan, toast the nuts until just beginning to colour. Tip onto a plate to cool.

In a large mortar and pestle, crush the nuts so that it’s mostly powdery with a few bigger pieces, don’t over do it or it will be oily and stick.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Taste and add a little more salt if needed.

Store in an airtight container.

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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This is a great way to bake skinless chicken breasts, lots of flavour and gluten free and the boys love it.

Leftovers are great sliced in a salad or popped in a sandwich. Thesealso work well prepared and then frozen raw to be used at a later date.

As the oven is on for the chicken I bake garlicky potatoes to go with this. I will post that recipe too!

Serves six.

Ingredients

100g Parmesan, grated

1 garlic clove, chopped roughly chopped

small bunch parsley, leaves only

100g drained weight sundried tomatoes

80g macadamia nuts

freshly ground pepper

6 chicken breasts, skinned and boned

12 slices prosciutto/ Parma ham

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade.

Place the cheese, garlic, parsley,tomatoes and nuts in a food processor and whizz to make a rough paste.

Take the chicken breasts and cut the side open to make a pocket, try to keep the rear of the breast in one piece, that makes it easier for reforming with the prosciutto.

Stuff with a sixth of the tomato mix.

Wrap with two slices of prosciutto, wrapping both the front and back.

Place on a baking sheet.

Prepare the remaining breasts.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 mins.

Allow to sit before serving, serve warm or at room temperature.