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Delicious Tapas

Obviously tapas is great to cook with a coffee maker so I’ve made lots of different dishes these past years.  All of today’s tapas are delicious and very easy to cook with a coffee maker. This is how you do it.

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Time

  • 30-45 min / tapas

Ingredients

  • Bacon wrapped date plums
  • Bacon
  • Date plums
  • Cheese filled peppers
  • Peppers
  • Philadelphia
  • Red onion
  • Garlic
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Serrano Wrapped halloumi
  • Serrano
  • Halloumi
  • Honey
  • Camembert with tomato stuff
  • Camembert in a size that fits the heater
  • Mini tomatoes
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • Arugula

Instructions

Start the coffee maker and prep the different tapas.

Bacon wrapped date plums
Cut the bacon slices in half and wrap the dates. Fry them on the heater until the bacon gets crispy and golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Cheese filled peppers
Mix the cheese with chopped onion, a little garlic and season. Cut the top off the peppers and fill it with the delicious goo. Fry them on the heater until they get golden. Twist and turn occasionally.

Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the finished tapas.

Serrano Wrapped Halloumi
Cut halloumi into small pieces and wrap it with slices of serrano. Twist and turn occasionally until it seems finished.

Drizzle some honey over the finished tapas.

Camembert with tomato stuff
Heat a dash of oil in the carafe and add chopped mini tomatoes, parsley and a pinch of salt. Carafe-fry until it has become thoroughly heated.

Grease the heater and place the cheese on it. Fry it approximately 15 minutes on each side. Add the tomato stuff on top on the cheese when finished.

Turn off the coffee maker and serve the different tapas on a fresh bed of arugula.

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Prepping of the coffee maker cooked tapas!

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Sous chef Zappa helped out as always.

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Everything gets better with bacon? I’ve actually tried that and will post the results in another post (it’s not true).

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Can-frying of the tomato stuff.

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How to cook tapas with your coffee maker.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

When I competed in the Tapas Swedish Championship…

I’ve made Tapas many times with my coffee maker. One time, a couple of years ago in the beginning of my “cooking career”, I uploaded my tapas recipe for the Swedish Tapas Championship. Didn’t think much of it afterwards since it was a coffee maker cooked tapas that I uploaded just for fun. BUT IT REACHED THE FINALS! So I had to go to Stockholm and prepare my tapas together with a couple of other finalists (they were more or less pros) in a big kitchen. So I stood there with my coffee maker while all of the others used more “traditional” ways to cook their dish. That was so weird.

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Since I had to wait a long time for my tapas to coffee maker cook I just drank loads of wine (it was a wine distributor that arranged the competition = FREE WINE WEHU!)

Then I had to present my dish in front of a jury! They didn’t know that it was cooked with a coffee maker and when I told them they first thought I was a complete moron that made fun of the championship. But after they announced the winner (it wasn’t me) and all of us had a dinner I told them more about my experiment. And they loved it! Or they might also have thought that I was mentally challenged and were just being nice to me.

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Just look at them! WEIRD! The guy in red is a former Swedish musician that I had a huge crush on when I was little, that made it even more weird.

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It looked kind of nice though, right?

I wasn’t supposed to write about this tapas today. I’ve got a brand new recipe I made a couple of days ago – with great tasting tapas (I’ve learned a lot these past years!). But since I’m going on and on about this dish I might as well continue and that other recipe will have to wait.

The reason why I made this particular tapas was because I fell in love with some squids. Well… Just look at them.

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<3

So after Dan took some photos of them I had to come up with a recipe. And here it is:

Squid tapas

Time

  • 1 h 30 min

Ingredients

  • Squid
  • Halloumi
  • Red onion
  • Shrimps
  • Lemon salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Butter

I made a sauce as well but it had like two thousand ingredients and didn’t even taste that good. I tried to make some kind of a orange/sweet chili sauce. So serve with a nice orange sauce.

Instructions

Clean the squid and chop into smaller pieces. Put a piece on a stick, then a piece of onion and halloumi. Repeat until the stick is full and place a shrimp at the end.

Start your coffee maker. Add butter and garlic onto the coffee maker heater and place the squid tapas directly on it. Fry until they get a golden color. Twist and turn the stick every now and then. Season.

Turn off your coffee maker and serve the squid tapas together with (hopefully) a nice and fresh orange sauce.

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How to cook squid tapas with a coffee maker.

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The coffee maker chef in action.

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Squid tapas!

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Oh yes. He definitely thought I was “different”.

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

 

 

How to cook Cauliflower Soup with your coffee maker

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Time

  • 4 ½ hours

Ingredients

  • 1 potato
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ cauliflower head
  • 6 dl vegetable broth
  • 100 g Philadelphia cheese
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Bacon
  • Bread
  • Butter
  • Garlic

Instructions

Start your coffee maker. Fry the bacon until it gets crispy, directly on the heater. Meanwhile prepare everything else that you’ll have to cut, peel and chop. Remove bacon, unplug the coffee maker and wash it.

Start your coffee maker again because now it’s time for the soup! Melt a dollop of butter in the carafe. Add chopped onions and potato and fry this for half an hour. Pour water into the brewer, the stock cube in the filter thingy and the finely chopped cauliflower into the carafe. Cook this until everything is tender.

Mash everything together (you could use a hand-held blender) until it gets fairly smooth. Add cheese and let it melt in the hot soup for another half an hour. Season with salt and pepper.

It’s nice to serve this tasty soup with garlic bread. Mix butter and garlic together and melt it on the heater. Fry the bread for like fifteen minutes on each side. Turn off your coffee maker.

Serve the soup with bacon on top and together with the garlic bread.

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How to cook bacon with your coffee maker.

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Chopeti-chop.

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How to cook cauliflower soup with your coffee maker.

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PHOTOBOMB!

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Fry the bread in home made garlic butter. Yum!

Lots of new readers here, welcome to all of you! Let’s talk more on Twitter - and Instagram as well if you’d like to see some more photos of coffee maker cooking (and especially lots of photos of our cats).

Photo: Dan Sörensen.

LCHF – Bolognese sauce with cabbage

At times we have eaten LCHF food for different reasons (I sometimes get quite sick from gluten. Or so I suspect anyway, maybe should check that one out for sure sometime…) and I made this recipe during one of those times. Since you are not “allowed” to eat pasta, I think that cabbage is a great substitute. All though I would prefer cabbage before pasta any day of the week! Ah, like 68% of the time is probably more truthful.

However if you serve a great bolognese sauce you can eat that with whatever other food. I think I have made 4 or 5 different types of bologneses just in my coffee maker (of course lots and lots of other times on the stove). I make a different version every time, don’t have a standard recipe for it. My favorite  is bolognese with mashed potatoes (with lots of butter in it) but today I give you the LCHF friendly recipe. I also think that sweet chili sauce is a great ingredient as well in a yummie bolognese, but that’s not very LCHF.

Aaargh! Now I will stop the gibberish and get to the point.

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Time

5 hours

Ingredients

  • Cabbage
  • Butter
  • Flaked Salt
  • 1 plate of minced meat
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 package of passata
  • 1 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 1 handful of mushrooms
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 0.5 dl of whip cream
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

Put lots of butter in the can and start the coffee maker. Shred the cabbage into long pieces so that it will look like spaghetti. Dan got super tired of this because it took such a long time for me to do it so he took the knife and just chopped up the cabbage completely wrong. This is the reason why he is the photographer and I’m the cook. He simply does not get the beauty of cooking.

Can fry the cabbage in all of the butter for just over an hour. Stir occasionally. Season with a pinch of salt flakes.

Remove the pot from the heat (leave the cabbage in the can) and click some more butter directly on the plate. Add the minced meat, divide it into small pieces and coffee maker fry it so it gets a nice color. Replace the contents of the can now with the minced meat, add chopped onions and garlic and can cook this for about half an hour. When this seems ready, pour down the rest of the ingredients and can cook for 1 1/2 hour. Or until it has become thoroughly warm. Stir once in a while and season. Turn off the coffeemaker.

Serve the bolognese on the cabbage and dig in!

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Shredded Chopped cabbage.

 

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Coffee maker can cook cabbage in lots of butter.

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We have a saying in Sweden suitable for these pictures: If you give the dancing cat a finger…

 

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…the rat will eat all of the hand on the table. (And oh, it’s a bit too much meat on the plate)

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Yum!

Photo by: Dan Sörensen.