This is my entry for Jaime Oliver’s search for the next FoodTube Star with Uncle Ben’s compitition.

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The recipe I’ve prepared in the video above is original and was inspired by some of my travels through the middle east with one of my closest freinds Lena. I love getting to know a culture through its food and tasting new and exciting flavors always inspires me to get in the kitchen and try to put my own little spin on those flavors.

I hope you enjoy my recipe and perhaps it will inspire you to try it at home and even make it your own! Let me know how you get on ;-)

Marinated Chicken Skewers with Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Harissa & Saffron Rice

4 chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes

For the marinade:

2 tablespoons (6 teaspoons) fresh rosemary chopped
2 tablespoons (6 teaspoons) fresh thyme chopped
2 tablespoons (6 teaspoons) fresh oregano chopped
8 juniper berries „smooshed” – that’s technical kitchen jargon for crushed ;-)
5 garlic cloves smooshed
1/2 (4 fl. oz.) cup olive oil

For the Spicy Harissa:

2 roasted red peppers (from a jar or you can roast them yourself!)
1 teaspoon whole coriander seeds toasted
1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds toasted
1 teaspoon whole fennel seeds toasted
1 teaspoon whole caraway seeds toasted
2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce (you can substitute some chopped red chili)
2- 3 tablespoons (6- 9 teaspoons) chopped sundried tomatoes
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/4 cup (2 fl. oz.) olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

For the Rice:

1 cup (225 grams) of white basmati rice
2 shallots roughly chopped
2 cups (16 fl. oz.) low sodium chicken broth
1 healthy pinch of saffron threads
a pinch of salt

For the „Jogurt” Sauce:

1 cup (8 fl. oz.) of Tofutti sour cream (If you’re not dairy free use 2% greek jogurt)
2 tablespoons (6 teaspoons) olive oil
zest of 1 lemon
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tablespoons (6 teaspoons) italian parsley chopped
salt & pepper to taste

All you have to do is mix all of the ingredients together- viola! I also like to add 1 clove of garlic occasionally- depending on how weary I am of vampires tying to get me ;-)


(4488) Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Star Competition: Chicken Skewers with Red Pepper Harissa & Saffron Rice

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