A world cup challenge with a food theme? Count me in! Warburtons - the bread people - have challenged their Facebook Fans to come up with a half time snack inspired by world cup teams with the chance to win a VIP box full of exclusive Warbs goodies and a £30 supermarket voucher. As a 'foodie expert' I was asked to provide some initial inspiration for the Japan v Greece match taking place at 11pm on Thursday 19th June.
I was excited to be assigned Japan. They might not have much chance in the football stakes (200 to 1 outsiders for the trophy) but in food terms they are definitely winners. My package from Warburtons arrived and I was delighted with the contents and keen to get experimenting. Forget the Sandwich. Bring on the Sushiwich.
Teryaki Chicken Pita Pockets
Warburtons 4 soft White Pitta Halves
2 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce
2 Spring Onions
I Tbsp Oil
1/2 a Pepper
75g Cashew Nuts
A wee bit of prep to do before the match for this one to ensure that everything is ready to go at half time.
Slice your pepper, peel and cut the carrot into matchsticks, wash, trim and slice the spring onions.
Next chop the chicken into 1 cm strips and pop everything into the fridge to keep cool.
You can help yourself to a beer whilst you're there.
When the half time whistle blows put a wok or large frying pan on to heat and add a tablespoon of oil (I used a garlic rapeseed oil)
Then add your chicken and fry for around 5 minutes until it starts to brown.
Pop the 4 Pitta Pocket halves into the toaster.
Mix through 2 tablespoons of Teriyaki sauce, throw in the veggies and nuts and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Carefully open up the toasted pitta pocket halves and fill with the stirfried teriaki chicken mixture.
|Teryaki Chicken Pita Pockets|
Smoked Salmon Sushiwich
Makes 24 Rolls
Warburtons 3 Soft White Easy Roll Wraps
200g Smoked Salmon
1/2 a Cucumber
100g Cream Cheese
Spread a generous layer of cream cheese over the whole of one side of your wrap.
Follow this with a smear/sploge/mountain of wasabi to taste.
Lay slices of smoked salmon over two thirds of the wrap.
Slice cucumber into matchsticks and lay at the front edge of the wrap.
If you've got a bamboo sushi mat you can use it to roll up your sushiwich. If not, hands work just as well. Roll it as tightly as you can. Slice into 8 equal pieces and serve with a dipping bowl of soy sauce, pickled sushi ginger and wasabi.
|Smoked Salmon Sushiwich|
Peanut Butter and Strawberry Dorayaki
6 Warburtons Pancakes
Handful of sliced Strawberries
Dorayaki are a traditional Japanese desert sandwich consisting of pancake like patties served with a sweetened red bean filling.
This peanut butter, strawberry jam and fresh strawberries version couldn't be simpler. Spread, Sandwich, Slice and Serve.
I hope I've given you some inspiration to create your own Cook Off Before Kick Off snack. To enter the competition add a photo of your Greek or Japanese Warburtons snack to the promotional post on their Facebook page before 23:59 on Thursday 19th June. Full T&C's here