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An all-time favourite fruit, apple can be used in various dishes. We give you two simple recipes that you can try at home

Published: 19th June 2013 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th June 2013 10:59 AM   |  A+A-

With the weather changing, it becomes important to eat healthy. Oily food can be harmful. So if you want to fit into your favourite pair of jeans, try some of these tasty yet healthful recipes.

Apple Ginger Chicken Drumsticks

Ingredients:

  750g chicken drumsticks or thighs cut in two or four

Salt and pepper to taste

  30 ml vegetable oil

  Two garlic cloves

  30 ml fresh ginger

  One onion finely chopped

  One pat of butter

500 ml vegetable or chicken stock

  Four apple chopped

Method: Season drumsticks with salt and pepper, Heat oil in a large saute pan, Add garlic and ginger. Saute for about 2 minutes, add drumsticks and onion and sauté  for 3 to 4 minutes until the chicken is brown. Add stock and apples and cook over medium heat until chicken in cooked through (approx. 30 minute).

Suggested side dish:

Ingredients:

  Two potatoes

  Two apples

  Half celery root

  One pat of butter

  Salt and pepper to taste

Method: Peel and chop potatoes, apples and celery root until fork-tender. Saute apples in a part of butter until soft, puree all ingredients and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Apple Salad

This fresh, light-tasting salad has a mildly nutty flavour with a hint of mint that compliments the super sweetness of the apple. Top with grilled chicken for a complete meal.

Ingredients:

  Two apples,

  Two medium carrots,

  One bunch of small radishes

  Half cup golden raisins,

  Half cup chopped fresh parsley

 Half cup chopped fresh mint.

Dressing: Ingredient:

  50 ml cider vinegar

  30 ml honey

 5 ml mustard

  Salt and pepper to taste

175ml extra virgin olive oil

Two tsp sesame seeds toasted

Method: Quarter apples; remove core and thinly slice. Set aside in large bowl. Peel carrots and cut into matchstick pieces. Add to apples. Slice radishes and cut into thin strips.

Add to apples. Gently toss with raisins, parsley and mint. In small bowl, whisk together, vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper.

Slowly whisk in oil. Just before serving, toss salad with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

 

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