Summer has certainly arrived. I may even have broken my rule of never complaining about the lovely Sunny weather- there can be such a thing as too hot! Phew!
We’re not having the easiest time as a family at the moment and there is no spare time to take the kids off and just enjoy the sunshine. Therefore, I am trying to squeeze in relaxed, outdoor time whenever I can.
Whatever goes on in our lives, we always have to eat, so planning lots of outdoor meals ensures we all get the fresh air we need.
Therefore when Netmums invited us to try a delicious mushroom recipe I chose the Halloumi Kebabs which can be Barbecued.
Maybe it is because I am vegetarian but I do tend to eat quite a lot of mushrooms- stir fried with peppers in a wrap, thrown into an omlette or just on toast- I find they are a really healthy fast food. The rest of my family eat meat but they thankfully really enjoy mushrooms too.
To make this recipe a really fast evening meal, chop the red onion, yellow pepper and halloumi cheese into even pieces. Add the closed cup mushrooms then stir through the marinade and leave in the fridge over night.
I really do love any recipe that includes halloumi! It’s great when you fancy that salty kick! It’s perfect for frying and grilling too as it has a high melting point. Another simple barbecue recipe that I enjoy is just basically barbecued halloumi on portobello mushrooms. Yum.
I tend to always use the same homemade garlic and herb marinade on my mushroom kebabs normally so this fresh marinade, consisting of olive oil, coriander, lime, garlic and of ground black pepper, made a refreshing change.
The following evening all I had to do was light the BBQ, thread the halloumi and vegetables onto the skewers (the kids loved helping with this “job”) and barbecue the kebabs.
I turned them as they begin to char and added more marinade as needed. They only took about ten minutes to cook. I felt very chilled sat in the garden cooking these while the kids played around me.
We served them with rocket salad as suggested.
We also toasted pitta breads, for our younger children to eat their kebabs in (rather than off the skewer).
This family meal went down well and all the plates were cleared. Danny wants to add prawns to his kebabs next time. I will definitely be searching the website and checking out the @JustAddMushrooms Twitter Feed for more meal ideas and inspiration.
Netmums are also running a great competition with Just Add Mushrooms where you could Win £250 Supermarket Vouchers.
What’s your favourite “mushroom” family recipe?
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