Australian

Vegetable Juice with Spices

Ingredients

2 large carrots | 6 lettuce leaves | 1 apple | grated ginseng or ginger

Spicy Indonesian chicken kebabs

Ingredients

454 g/1 lb boned, skinned chicken breasts (24 Sins on Green) | juice of 1 lemon | 1 teaspoon salt | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 1 level tablespoon ground сoriander | 1 level tablespoon ground cumin | 1/2 teaspoon turmeric | 57 ml/2 fl oz canned coconut milk (5 Sins) | lime or lemon wedges, to serve

Mini kebabs threaded on to thin bamboo skewers make good bite-sized party snacks. Serve one of the dips featured in this book with these delicately spiced chicken kebabs.

Green onion and ginger dip

Ingredients

283 g/10 oz very low fat natural fromage frais | 4 spring onions, finely sliced | 1 green pepper, deseeded and finely diced | 1/4 cucumber, peeled and diced | 1 garlic clove (optional) | 1 x 2.5 cm/1 in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped | 1 teaspoon curry powder | 1 level tablespoon tomato puree (1/2 Sin) | freshly ground sea salt | chopped fresh coriander or thinly sliced spring onions, to garnish

This dip is the perfect accompaniment to the Spicy Indonesian chicken kebabs. Like all the other dips featured here, it is very low in Sins and goes down well at parties.

Minced Lamb Rolls

Ingredients

250 g (8 oz) lean minced lamb | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tomatoes, skinned and chopped | 2 teaspoons ground coriander | 3 tablespoons finely chopped unsalted peanuts | 8 sheets filo pastry | soya or sunflower oil, for brushing | poppy seeds, for sprinkling | salt and pepper

Mince Kebab with Shredded lettuce

mince-kebabIngredients:

750 g (1 1/2 lb) minced beef
2 garlic doves, crushed
2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
oil
1 small lettuce, shredded, to serve

To garnish:

sprigs of coriander
lemon quarters

Cocktail Blue Laguna

Cocktail-Blue-LagunaIngredients:

* Liqueur of Blue Curacao is 20 ml
* A white rum is 30 ml
* Liqueur of Malibu is 50 ml
* Sprite or Lemonade 100 ml
* 1 Cherry


Garibaldi Cocktail

Garibaldi-Cocktail-Ingredients:
* 3/10 Bitter Campari
* 7/10 Succo d’Arancia

Coffee and walnut gateau with brandy sauce _ menus for two

COFFEE-AND-WALNUT-GATEAU-WIPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes (cake); 5minutes (sauce)
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes, plus standing (cake); 8 minutes (sauce)
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

40 g (1 1/2 oz) self-raising
flour
15 g (1/2 oz) cornflour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
50 g (2 oz) soft margarine

50 g (2 oz) soft dark brown
sugar
1 teaspoon coffee essence
1 egg

40 g (1 1/2 oz) walnuts, finely
chopped
Filling:
2 tablespoons apricot jam

1 x 300 g (11 oz) can
mandarin segments,
drained

Sauce:
35 g (1 1/4 oz) butter,
softened
15 g (1/2 oz) flour
9 tablespoons hot water
1 egg yolk

120 ml (4 floz) whipping
cream
2 teaspoons rum
2 teaspoons brandy

25 g (1 oz) icing sugar,
sifted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

walnut half, to decorate


Lamb chops in espagnole sauce _ menus for two

LAMB-CHOPS-IN-ESPAGNOLESAUCPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 26 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

4 x 75 g (3 oz) lamb chops,
2.5 cm (1 inch) thick
25 g (1 oz) butter

1 small onion, finely
chopped
2 rashers back bacon, rinds
removed and chopped
25 g (1 oz) flour

300ml (1/2 pint) hot strong
beef stock
1/4 teaspoon powdered bay
leaf
2 parsley sprigs
5 thyme sprigs

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
salt


Roast onions _ menus for two

Roast-onionsPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

225 g (8 oz) baby onions,
peeled and left whole

1 tablespoon soft dark
brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika


A browning dish is required forthis recipe.

Cucumber piselli _ menus for two

CUCUMBER-PISELLIPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 7 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1/2 large cucumber, peeled
100 g (4 oz) fresh or frozen
peas
4 tablespoons salted water

1 sprig mint

3 tablespoons double
cream
2 teaspoons chopped fresh
parsley, to garnish
watercress, to garnish

Ginger pudding with custard _ menus for two

GINGER-PUDDING-WITH-CUSTARDPREPARATION TIME: 10minutes (pudding); 5minutes (sauce)
COOKING TIME: 2 minutes, plus standing (pudding); 4 minutes (sauce)
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

Pudding:
50 g (2 oz) butter

50 g (2 oz) dark soft brown
sugar
1 egg, beaten

50 g (2 oz) self-raising
flour
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon dark treacle

25 g (1 oz) crystallized
ginger, chopped
Sauce:
25 g (1 oz) caster sugar
2 teaspoons cornflour
200 ml (7 fl oz) milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 egg yolk (threads
removed)

Lettuce and cucumber salad _ menus for two

LETTUCE-AND-CUCUMBER-SALADPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
NO COOKING REQUIRED

1 iceberg lettuce heart
1/4 cucumber
French dressing:
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white wine
vinegar

1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon mustard
powder


Mushroom and walnut quiche _ menus for two

MUSHROOM-AND-WALNUTQUICHEPREPARATION TIME: about 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20-25 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

Pastry:
75 g (3 oz) plain flour
pinch of salt
40 g (1 1/2 oz) soft margarine
1 tablespoon cold water
Filling:
15 g (1/2 oz) butter

1 small onion, peeled and
finely chopped

75 g (3 oz) button
mushrooms, sliced
15 g (1/2 oz) walnuts,
chopped
1 x 170 g (6 floz) can
evaporated milk
3 eggs
salt

freshly ground black
pepper


Apple and coconut brown betty _ menus for two

APPLE-AND-COCONUT-BROWN-BETPREPARATION TIME: about 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 7 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


350 g (12 oz) cooking
apples
20 g (3/4 oz) soft brown
sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground
cinnamon
pinch of salt

2 slices granary bread,
crusts removed and cubed
1 tablespoon desiccated
coconut
4 tablespoons clear honey
1 tablespoon butter


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