Meat

  • Complexity: advanced

Manti in multicooker

Ingredients

For the dough: | 500 g (18 oz) wheat flour | 2 eggs | 15 ml vegetable oil | 200 ml water | salt | For the mince: | 300 g (10 oz) veal fillet | 300 g (10 oz) pork fillet | 2 eggs | 100 g (3.5 oz) onions | 5 g (0.18 oz) garlic | 1 liter water | salt, spices

French-style pork in multicooker

Ingredients

430 g (15 oz) pork neck | 100 g (3.5 oz) tomatoes | 100 g (3.5 oz) cheese | 30 g (1 oz) mushrooms | 30 ml olive oil | salt, spices

Pork dressed with "Kamamber" sauce

Ingredients

500 g of pork tenderloin | 2 tablespoon of olive oil | 50 ml of dry white wine | 0,5 glass of sour cream | 1 tablespoon of grinded fresh greenery (marjoram, thyme, sage) | 120 g of "Kamamber" cheese | 1,5 teaspoon of Dijon mustard | 2 sprouts of parsley | Salt, fresh ground pepper

Grilled scallop and bacon kebabs

Ingredients

4 rashers lean back bacon, fat removed (8 Sins on Green) | 8 x 57 g/2 oz scallops natural (28 Sins on Green) | 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley | For the mustard dip: | 100 g / 3 1/2 oz very low fat fromage frais | 2 level teaspoons whole-grain Dijon mustard (1 Sin)

Scallops are always a wonderful treat, especially if you are fortunate enough to have a good local supply or are able to lay your hands on really fresh ones. The secret of cooking scallops is not to overcook them or they will lose their succulent juiciness and become tough and stringy.

  • Time: 15 minutes, plus marinating time
  • Complexity: advanced
  • Origin: African

North African spiced lamb kebabs

Ingredients

454 g/1 lb lean lamb fillet, fat removed (36 Sins on Green) | 1 large green pepper, deseeded and cut into small chunks | Fry Light for spraying | For the spice paste: | 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin | 1/2 teaspoon paprika | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley | 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander | 1/2 small onion, grated | salt and freshly ground black pepper | juice of 1/2 lemon

In most North African countries, a paste is made out of freshly ground spices and then used to marinate meat or fish. In this recipe, miniature party-sized kebabs are made from lean lamb fillet flavoured with an authentic spice paste.

Spinach and bacon party roll-ups

Ingredients

16 rashers lean back bacon, fat removed (32 Sins on Green) | 227 g/8 oz fresh spinach leaves, trimmed OR frozen spinach | 85 g/3 oz very low fat natural fromage frais | 2 spring onions, finely chopped | 1 level teaspoon reduced calorie mayonnaise (1 Sin) | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bacon, ham and even vegetables can be rolled around delicious fillings to make unusual finger foods for parties. Here, lean rashers of back bacon are rolled around a delicious spinach filling.

Ham and asparagus party roll-ups

Ingredients

113 g/4 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 teaspoon snipped chives | 1/2 small yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped | salt and pepper | 227 g/8 oz baby asparagus spears | 113 g/4 oz wafer thin sliced | lean ham, fat removed (10 Sins on Green)

These tempting party snacks can be prepared in advance, then chilled in the refrigerator for several hours until you are ready to serve them. They look very pretty when arranged on a large serving platter, garnished with sprigs of watercress and tiny cherry tomatoes.

Beef & mushrooms in red wine

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz) open cup or large open mushrooms, sliced | 1 tablespoon sunflower oil | 40 g (1 1/2 oz) butter | 1 onion, chopped | 750 g (1 1/2 lb) topside of beef or rump steak, cut into matchstick strips | 2 tablespoons plain flour | 1/2 teaspoon mixed dried herbs | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 tablespoon port | 150 ml (1/4 pint) beef stock | 150 ml (1/4 pint) red wine | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mushroom & bacon kebabs

Ingredients

12 rashers rindless streaky bacon | 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard | 24 closed cup mushrooms, trimmed | 8 bay leaves

Wild West burgers

Ingredients

454 g/1 lb extra lean minced beef (40 Sins on Green) | 2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional) | 1 small onion, grated | 2 level teaspoons Dijon mustard (1 Sin) | 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce | 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Fry Light, for spraying

For many people, nothing beats a traditional burger of ground lean beef cooked over charcoal in the time-honoured way.

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Complexity: easy
  • Origin: Italian

Peppered Beef Pizza

Ingredients

1/2 x 275 g (9 oz) packet bread mix | Topping: | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 small onion, grated | 2 tablespoons tomato puree | 1 teaspoon paprika | 125 g (4 oz) button mushrooms, sliced | 1 red pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and sliced into rings | 250 g (8 oz) mozzareila cheese, thinly sliced | 50 g (2 oz) can anchovy fillets, cut in half lengthways | a few black olives | salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Chilli Calzone

Ingredients

1/2 x 560 g (20 oz) packet bread mix | Filling: | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 large onion, chopped | 500 g (1 lb) lean minced beef | 2 tablespoons ground coriander | 1 tablespoon chilli powder | 325 g (11 oz) can sweetcorn, drained | 375 g (12 oz) mozzareila cheese, sliced | 1 teaspoon dried marjoram | 1/2 teaspoon chopped dried thyme | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mexicali Golden Corn Pancakes

Ingredients

75 g (3 oz) cornmeal | 25 g (1 oz) plain flour | 2 eggs | 300-450 ml (1/2-3/4 pint) milk | oil or butter, for cooking | salt and freshly ground black pepper | Filling: | 1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and diced | 1 large onion, finely chopped | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 2 tablespoons peanut oil | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced pork | 150 ml (1/4 pint) boiling beef stock | 400 g (13 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional) | Topping: | 2 large ripe avocado pears, peeled, stoned and diced | juice of 1/2 lemon | 1 gariic clove, crushed | 150 ml (1/4 pint) soured cream | 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

Beef and Potato Clock Flan

Ingredients

125 g (4 oz) plain flour | 75 g (3 oz) butter or margarine | 125 g (4 oz) mashed potato | 1 tablespoon sunflower oil | 1 onion, chopped | 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef | 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs | 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce | 250 g (8 oz) can chopped tomatoes | 1 tablespoon tomato puree | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Veal and Apple Pasties with Walnuts

Ingredients

400 g (13 oz) packet shortcrust pastry | beaten egg, to glaze | Filling: | 500 g (1 lb) minced veal | 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced | 50 g (2 oz) chopped walnuts | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, e.g. thyme, parsley, sage, marjoram, rosemary | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | salt and freshly ground black pepper

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