Protose & Sausage with Dates and Onion

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So, I was making up the powder fort spice blend and I just kept thinking eatitwithdateseatitwithdateseatitwithdates so I decided to cook something containing dates.This is kind of high calorie, but that can be alleviated a little by swapping the protose out for tofu (I’d use about 200g probably) or using two sausages instead of one.

Apart from the obvious use of mockmeats containing peanuts and soya… this is feasibly a fairly authentic dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 block of protose
  • 1 veggie sausage
  • 1 teaspoon of powder fort
  • 6/7 dates
  • 1 onion 
  • some sweet sherry
  • a little water
  • a little olive oil
  • kale or other green vegetables as an accompaniment

Method

Chop the onion, dates, protose and sausage, and fry in the oil with the powder fort.

Add a tablespoon or two of the cooking sherry, and a little water. You don’t want things swimming in water, just kept moist.

Allow to cook for a few minutes. One everything was in the pan, I started cooking my kale and it was all ready at the same time. Very quick.

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Approx: Calories: 630, 68g Carbs (9g Fibre), 21g Fat, 43g Protein.

Powder Fort

Lots of Medieval recipes call for a spice blend called powder fort. This seems to have been a “house blend”, and so varied enormously. This is my interpretation.

I have swapped out some harder to find ingredients with related species or similar tasting ones (which seemed pretty reasonable).

Flavour-wise, it’s kind of Christmas-meets-Moroccan? Very good, whatever it is.

Powder Fort

  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground allspice