This summer, we were once again delighted to be the official sponsor of the Blackburn-based Bharuch Cricket Club which recently began its 2015 season.
The Club, which competes in the Blackburn and District Cricket League, will once again be wearing the KQF logo emblazoned on its whites and caps.
“We’re very pleased to be sponsoring the team again this year,” said managing director, Faruk Vali. “We first supported the team in 2014 and we’re more than happy to continue the relationship in 2015. Everyone at KQF would like to wish the squad the greatest success; it would be great to see a player in a KQF shirt lifting this season’s trophy.”
Here is the highlights from last year.
You may recall that when we launched KQF’s Halal Macon Rashers, we offered some serving suggestions. Now that summer’s well on its way and we can once again think about evening meals in the garden, we thoughts we’d suggest some further uses for this very versatile ingredient.
1 Luxury burger topping
Barbecued burgers are great but they can be given an added touch of luxury if you add a smoked Macon Rasher to the mix. The smoky flavour of the Rashers goes really well with an outdoor, flame-grilled burger. Remember, though, KQF Macon Rashers are sold ready cooked, so you only need to heat them through; a few seconds on the BBQ should be all they’ll need.
2 Summer salads
Cut into small pieces, our Halal Macon Rashers lend flavour and substance to all kind of salads. From a simple mix of green leaves to more hearty dishes such as couscous, rice salads, bulgur wheat and pasta.
3 Party snacks
Ready cooked and delicious whether served hot or cold, our Rashers are great for wrapping round cheese, halal sausages and other party treats.
4 Toast topping
When you’re sitting out in the evening and the temperature begins to drop, it’s sometimes nice to be able to rustle up something quick, warm and delicious. Everyone knows how easy it is to make cheese on toast, but add in a few small pieces of Macon Rasher and an everyday snack starts to get really interesting. The smoky flavour works so beautifully with cheese that it really has to be worth a try.
Our Gourmet Moroccan Beef Burgers have proved to be one of our most popular recent introductions so, with barbecue season now upon us, we thought we’d suggest a delicious North African-themed accompaniment.
Couscous is a very well known dish that is made from durum wheat and originates from North Africa. It can be bought in many forms, including ready-cooked, and it’s great for soaking up flavour. The most common form is the quick-cook variety which can be cooked by adding boiling water or by simmering gently in a pan. Cooking times vary, so follow the supplier’s instructions.
In this example, we’re using a fairly simple recipe, but you can enliven it with your own additions – peas, beans, raisins, extra spices – whatever you fancy.
To serve approximately four people, you will need:
200g couscous (not ready cooked)
- 250ml of chicken stock
- 100ml olive oil
- 2 lemons
- Salt and black pepper
- Handful of fresh mint
Note that this recipe can be served hot or cold, so you can prepare it in advance, depending on how you want to serve it.
- Heat the chicken stock in a pan (you can use vegetable stock if you prefer)
- Put the couscous in a large bowl.
- Take the zest and juice of the two lemons.
- When the stock is boiling, pour it over the couscous
- Stir in the olive oil, lemon juice and zest.
- Cover the bowl with cling-film and give the couscous time to absorb the stock. Cooking times vary but it will usually take around 5 to 10 minutes.
- When the liquid has been absorbed, stir the couscous with a fork to make it light and fluffy.
- Season to taste.
- Add the finely chopped mint and any extra chosen ingredients – tomatoes, peas, finely chopped peppers, raisins etc. – and lightly fork into the mix.
Healthy, delicious and ideal for summers in the garden, couscous makes the perfect accompaniment to KQF’s Moroccan-style Gourmet Beef Burgers.