It's not a secret in this household.....I love my hoummos! Or, hummus.... whichever way you want to spell it. We had some special friends over for dinner the other night and I was asked to make my Asian stye pork belly. I don't know about you but I always have a dilemma when cooking asian food and that's what to have as a little appetiser when people arrive. Generally it's pretty easy, whack a cheese platter together, a few grapes, strawberries and maybe a bit of my quince paste.
I just can't see Asian pork belly and cheese talking to each other can you.
So I came up with my version of Asian style Hoummos.
1 tin cannelini beans
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons lime zest
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
Pop the beans into a food processor......let it do the work for you.
Can you smell the coriander? Freshly picked from the garden...frost hasn't got it and because it's cold it's not bolting to seed. Perfect weather for coriander!
The whole lot then gets thrown....sorry..placed with the beans. While the processor is going drizzle in the olive oil. Blend till you reach the consistency you prefer.
In the meantime.....
You know those little won ton wrappers you can get at the supermarket! I peel off say, 10 at a time and slice in half on the diagonal so I have a little triangle shape. You can try a different shape if you like....
If you don't use all of the pack, because you get like 500 of them, I freeze in portions.
Pop into a wok and flip them over as they start to bubble up and brown. Be warned you have to work fast.
Yum how good do they look!
That's it...a super quick....zingy, asiany...hoummosy little starter to go with any Asian dish you might be cooking.
I have to think of a good name for this now..... how does Houmlee sound!
Do you have a favourite appetiser that you would like to share?