Jamaican beef patties with ginger, tomato and orange salad

Preparation time
1-2 hours

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Serves 6

By Shivi Ramoutar

Ingredients

For the pastry

  • 300g/10½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1½ tbsp Madras curry powder
  • 1½ tbsp ground turmeric
  • pinch salt
  • 165g/5¾oz unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 1 large free-range egg, beaten

For the filling

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp Madras curry powder
  • 2½ tbsp snipped chives
  • 1½ tbsp chopped thyme leaves
  • 300g/10½oz lean minced beef
  • 125ml/4fl oz beef stock
  • 1 tsp molasses sugar
  • 1 tsp Scotch bonnet hot sauce or 1cm/½in piece Scotch bonnet chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 slice white or wholemeal bread, torn into tiny pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the ginger-citrus dressing

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1½ tsp honey
  • 1½ tsp caster sugar
  • 1½ tsp grated ginger
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 8 heritage tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 small oranges, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ red onion, finely sliced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the garnish

  • edible flowers
  • micro coriander
  • red amaranth
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