Donal Skehan’s Charred Tenderstem® with Chilli Vinaigrette & Tahini Yoghurt

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This recipe by Donal Skehan is the perfect side dish to accompany your favourite main or to devour as part of a party platter when having dinner with friends.

The tangy kick of the chilli vinaigrette is matched by the exotic creaminess of the tahini yoghurt. Ensure you get your hands on the best Greek yoghurt to get the most out of this delicious side.

  • 5 min preparation
  • 5 min cooking
  • 4
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  • 250g Tenderstem®
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds, toasted (sesame, sunflower & pumpkin)
  • A small handful each of flat leaf parsley, coriander & mint
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
Tahini yoghurt
  • 200g Greek yoghurt
  • 5 tbsp tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  1. Whisk together the ingredients for tahini yoghurt and set aside. In another bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette and season to taste.
  1. Heat a large griddle pan over a medium heat, brush with oil and butter and arrange the Tenderstem® across the base. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and allow to char for approximately 4 minutes either side or until tender when pierced with a fork and each piece has deep char marks. If you would prefer your Tenderstem® even more tender, add a splash of water to the pan and cover with a lid for 1-2 minutes.
  1. Add the hot Tenderstem® to the bowl with the vinaigrette. Roughly chop the herbs and add half to the bowl. Toss the contents until completely coated.
  1. Spread the tahini yoghurt across the base of a serving platter, tumble on the charred Tenderstem® and garnish with the remaining fresh herbs and toasted seeds.
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Meet Tenderstem® ChefDonal Skehan 

Donal is an Irish food writer, food photographer and television presenter. Inspired by a family of passionate food lovers who have worked in the food industry for over 60 years, cooking and eating hearty home cooked food has always been a way of life. 

Donal has a tasty, fresh and simple approach to home-cooking, which makes him the perfect advocate for trying Tenderstem® in new and varied ways.

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