Monthly Archives: February 2015

***Menu for St. Valentine’s Dinner Competiton ***





Well, the entries are stacking up in all the shops that sell ‘Danette’s Magic’ products.  Good news is you can enter the competition for a meal for 2 (and a bottle of wine) every time you purchase a pot of magic.  I’ll be delivering the meal on the 14th, and will leave you with complete final instructions for finishing the dishes as well as presentation tips.

I will be shopping in all the wonderful artisan food shops, delis, health stores and butchers who stock the ‘Danette’s Magic’ range, and I will, of course be highlighting the magic sauces and dips themselves.   So many of our customers from Danette’s Feast restaurant remark kindly about the menus we used to serve, so ex-regulars will note a few familiar dishes to take them down ‘memory lane’ on the menu.

I will be choosing the winner on Monday the 9th of February.  If you don’t win, don’t despair.  I will be blogging quite a few of the recipes listed below, so you can make them yourself at home.

So to whet your appetite, here’s the menu the winner gets to choose from:


**Chicken & Prawn filled wontons.  Served with a shredded Asian salad and a magic dipping sauce of soy sauce, wasabi, lime, chilli, ginger, garlic, honey and nori.  (Vegan option available with marinated tofu-filled wontons)

**Chilli Relleno filled with goat’s cheese, parma ham and Magic sundried tomato tapenade. Served with seasonal salad.

**Magic Cashew Nut Pesto and Toonsbridge Ricotta filled filo pastry cup.  Served with roasted pepper salad.

**Wild-Atlantic Smoked Mackerel Paté with crab-apple chilli jelly, melba toast and a beetroot, apple and walnut salad.


imagesMain Courses

**Rib-eye or Fillet Steak on a bed of wilted spinach with caramelised shallots, mushroom duxelle- served with Magic Yumami black pepper sauce. Served with Creamy garlic potatoes.

**Parmesan and basil coated Chicken breast with Toonsbridge Mozarella, Magic Tomato & Fresh Basil Sauce. Served with grilled Aubergines, Courgettes and Peppers, and potatoes sauteed with garlic, rosemary and white wine.

**Indian-spiced Roasted Root Vegetables on a bed of dahl with Sag Paneer , Vegetable Samosas, Magic Cucumber Raita Dip



**Chocolate Truffle cake with Pecan Praline and Passion Fruit Coulis

**Poached Pear with Creme Brulee

**Caramelised Lemon Tart with Raspberry Coulis

**Orange & Almond Cake served with nobo ice cream (vegan-friendly dessert)


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download Good Luck!…..It’s Magic 😉