#Ad – this post is in collaboration with Opies – it is also my entry into their food bloggers competition
Good morning and welcome back to another cooking challenge from Opies. This time we were tasked with coming up with a recipe that included their pickled walnut range.
Last time I made a drunken peach cobbler recipe, which turned out to be delicious. We have had that dessert quite a few times since we created that recipe and it has fast become a family favourite. This time though the recipe was a little bit tougher.
Firstly I am not a huge fan of nuts, don’t hate them as such, just prefer not to eat them. Then on top of that, I had never tried a pickled walnut in my life!
After a little bit of research, it was clear to see that they are well suited to cheese and cold meats however it also became apparent they were perfect for beef dishes. With this in mind, I looked to create a dish that would suit our family but also incorporate the pickled walnuts where they stood out.
Then came the idea of a pasty, I love pasties, they are so delicious yet so versatile in what you can do with them. The pickle juices from the walnuts soak into the pastry bottom giving you a juicy pickled pastry, they are just delicious! So here are my delicious steak and pickled walnut pasties, using Opies pickled walnuts.
These were a little on the rustic side and maybe I rolled my pastry a little too thick, however, they were amazing. They had the perfect mix of meat and veg with this little vinegar taste throughout from the walnuts. They are one that I am going to make again and make extra so I can have them for lunch the next day too!
One great thing about these is all ingredients can be brought at your local supermarket, including the Opies pickled walnuts.