Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks

If you can’t get hold of these steak-shaped, minced meat patties I buy from Muscle Food then feel free to just use normal beef steak. You could also use meatballs, just add them to the pan at the same time as the Cajun spice mix and continue cooking the same. The vegetable combination is definitely flexible. Tomatoes, mushrooms, sweetcorn and spinach are all vegetables that I have used in the past, so just go with whatever is in your fridge. I actually intended on using jerk seasoning mix for this recipe but realised when I looked in my cupboard that I had run out, so don’t feel like you have to stick to a specific seasoning, Try different ones and let me know of any that work particularly well.

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Cajun Spiced Quinoa with Hache Steaks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
To prepare:
  1. Peel and dice the onion, thinly slice the chilli and peel and crush the garlic.
  2. Add to a lidded frying pan with 1 tsp of the olive oil.
  3. Peel and dice the carrot, and cut the courgette and pepper in to similar sized chunks.
  4. Make the stock and weigh out the quinoa.
To cook:
  1. Heat the frying pan over a medium heat and fry the contents for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the Cajun seasoning to the pan and stir to coat for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables and continue frying for 2 minutes.
  4. Shred the coriander.
  5. Add the tomato puree to the pan and stir for a few seconds.
  6. Lower the heat right down and pour in the quinoa. Continue stirring for 30 seconds approx.
  7. Pour in the stock. Sprinkle over the coriander and cover the pan. Leave to simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile heat a griddle pan over a high heat.
  9. Rub the other tsp of olive oil over the 2 hache steaks and fry for 5 minutes on each side.
  10. Once cooked, serve the hache steaks on top of a bed of the vegetable quinoa mix.
Recipe Notes

If you make this, let me know how it goes and share your photos.  I’d also love to hear how you adapt it to suit yourself.



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