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Saturday 10 June 2017

Fantasy Veggie Dinner Guest - LAWRENCE HARVEY

Laurence Harvey (or Zhi Mosheh Skikne – who would have guessed he was really Lithuaninan?) was best known for Room at the TopThe Manchurian Candidate and The Alamo.Watching him in the latter, I was inspired to consider him for a place at my table. 
As William B Travis, he led the small force which kept Santa Anna’s army at bay for just long enough.
With facts few and far between, the myth of how Travers, Crockett and Bowie gave their lives for Texas is a great story.

Tex-Mex food is always a favourite and would be an appropriate choice of menu, even if only to stir up a lively conversation.


350g quorn mince
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 red pepper, de-seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and chopped
2tsp chilli powder
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin kidney beans
2tbsp tomato ketchup
6 soft tortillas
100g grated cheese
2 tbsp olive oil
coarsely ground black pepper and salt to season


Heat oil in a large pan and fry onion and pepper gently until softened. 

Then add the jalapeno and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes more. 

Sprinkle in the chilli powder and make sure that all the ingredients are coated.

Add the tomatoes, then add the quorn (straight from frozen is fine). Fill the tomato tin half full of water and pour over the top of the quorn. 
Rinse the kidney beans and add them. Season and stir well. 

Bring to boil, then reduce. Simmer for about 20 minutes so that sauce thickens.

Put filling in centre of each tortilla. 

Fold over like a parcel and place side by side in dish.
You may need to squish them down a bit to make them fit.

Mix 2tbsp ketchup with 100ml hot water. Pour this over the top of the folded tortillas.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and chopped herbs.

Cover with foil. You can now leave this for as long as you like. 

When you are ready, place in the oven at Gas 7/ 220C for about 20 mins.

While it is cooking, you may like to make a mixed leaf salad.
Remove foil and place back in oven for about 10 - 15 mins or until the cheese bubbles. 

Top should be slightly crispy.

Lovely served with salad.

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