Weeknight Meals: Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

by Matt Allison

Cuban-Styled Beans & Rice

Traditionally a Cuban staple made with black beans and rice. I chose to mix it up a bit by substituting red kidney beans, leaving out the traditional oregano, giving it a Moroccan twist with ground cumin and a bite with the Spanish smoked paprika.

Ingredients
Serves 4

  • 6 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and chopped)
  • 2 cups of long-grain rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ...

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Weeknight Meal Recipe: Mixed Mushrooms and Mozzarella Pappardelle

by Matt Allison

Mixed Mushrooms and Mozzarella Pappardelle

These 'meaty' mushrooms are loved by vegetarians and omnivores alike, providing a light, easy dish, perfect for summer dining, ready in under 15-minutes!

Ingredients
Serves: 4

  • 9 oz. dried or fresh pappardelle pasta
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 9 oz. mixed mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 5 oz. ball of mozzarella (shredded)
  • 2 oz. of Parmesan (grated)
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 2 tbsp of crème fraîche
  • Bunch of fresh parsley (chopped)
  • ...

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