Tinned corned beef quinoa surprise

Regular readers know my love of tinned corned beef and other tinned/canned meat like spam and sardines and salmon. Of late, regular readers have also figured out I’m a fan of the superfood quinoa. I like the nutty flavour of quinoa and how it looks. I love the way when it’s cooked it catches the light and reflects it back into the camera lens.

Tonight I put together a treat of tinned corned beef and made a quinoa surprise. 

Coriander, Corned beef, Curry powder, Dill, Jalapeño pepper, Lime juice, Lime zest, Mint, Parsley, Quinoa, Red chilli, Tricolour quinoa, Worcestershire sauce
Coriander, Corned beef, Curry powder, Dill, Jalapeño pepper, Lime juice, Lime zest, Mint, Parsley, Quinoa, Red chilli, Tricolour quinoa, Worcestershire sauce
Tinned corned beef quinoa surprise
 
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Tin of corned beef
  • Coriander
  • Curry powder
  • Dill
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Lime juice
  • Lime zest
  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Red chilli
  • Tricolour quinoa
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Coleslaw
  • Spinach leaves
Instructions
  1. Cook some quinoa and have it ready to go once the corned beef is in the frying pan
  2. Start to heat up the corned beef in a frying pan and add the quinoa
  3. Make sure you have about 1:2 ratio of quinoa to corned beef
  4. Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce and a dessert spoon of curry powder.
  5. Cook through until the meat is easily shredding apart
  6. Add half a cup of mixed lime zest, coriander, mint, parsley and dill and mix in
  7. Add half a Jalapeño pepper and half a red chili and mix in
  8. On a large plate lay down a bed of spinach leaves
  9. Form a circle of coleslaw around the edge of the plate
  10. Add half the lime juice to the cooking corned beef and the other half to the coleslaw circle
  11. Once the corned beef has started to stick to the bottom of the frying pan forming a nice crusty texture, spoon it into the middle of the plate forming a little mountain of corned beef goodness
  12. Add the rest of the green stuff as well as the hot stuff to the mountain of corned beef goodness
  13. Shoot a photograph
  14. Eat the meal and get some of the chili and lime juice in your eye and start making nasty noises
  15. Discover you overdid the jalapeño peppers and red chili and grab a big glass of cold water
  16. Eventually finish the meal once your throat and tongue have stopped burning
  17. Wash the dishes
  18. Write the recipe
  19. Blog (verb) and hope people like this recipe
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What’s your favourite tinned meat? have you cooked a quinoa surprise?

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