Schwartz Flavour Your Way

Last week we got sent a challenge by our friends over at Schwartz - how good are the ChocolateMission team in the kitchen? Well feeling confident in our culinary skills we took on the Schwartz Flavour Your Way challenge and went about making one of our very favourite dishes using some of their very own herbs and spices to give our dish an added kick. If you want some more ideas and recipes head to the Schwartz site here. Make sure you tweet us pictures of your creations using the hashtag #FlavourYourWay ... enjoy our meatball recipe 

Dish: Venison Meatballs served with spaghetti, a zingy tomato sauce and homemade garlic bread

Zingy Tomato Sauce

2 tbsp Yorkshire Drizzle rapeseed oil
1 red pepper (roughly chopped)
1 tsp Schwatz minced garlic
250ml chicken stock
50ml red wine
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp Schwartz basil
1 tsp Schwatz cayenne chilli powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 x 400g/14oz cans tomatoes

1. Heat the oil in a stainless steel saucepan.

2. Add the chopped red pepper, cayenne pepper and minced garlic,
 toss until coated, cover, and sweat on a gentle heat until soft. 

3. Slice the canned tomatoes and add, with all the juice, to the mixture.

4. Add in the chicken stock, tomato puree, and red wine (and a splash of worcester sauce if you like a bit of extra zing!)

5. Season the contents with salt, freshly ground pepper and add the basil.

6. Cook the sauce uncovered for approximately 20 minutes or until the sauce has reduced slightly and thickened

Homemade Garlic Bread

1 heaped tbsp Schwatz minced garlic 
100g softened salted butter
2 english muffins (sliced in half)
1 tsp Schwartz basil

1. Using a pestle and mortar grind the minced garlic into a fine powder

2. Mix the garlic powder with the softened part and spread onto the sliced muffins. Sprinkle the basil on top of the muffin

3. Cook the muffins in the oven for approximately 7-9 minutes at 180oC

4. Serve………..