Australian

Brussels sprouts in rosemary marinade _ menus for two

BRUSSELS-SPROUTS-IN-ROSEMARPREPARATION TIME: 5 - 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 9 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


Marinade:
8 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons fresh lemon
juice
2 teaspoons rosemary
leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt

pinch of freshly ground
black pepper

1/2 small onion, cut into 4
slices
350 g (12 oz) fresh sprouts
or 225 g (8 oz) frozen
sprouts
1 teaspoon butter

Shepherd's pie _ menus for two

SHEPHERDS-PIEPREPARATION TIME: about 10minutes (excluding potatoes)
COOKING TIME: about 10 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


1/2 onion, peeled and finely
chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons flour

1/2 beef stock cube,
crumbled
150ml (1/4 pint) boiling
water

225 g (8 oz) minced
cooked beef
salt

freshly ground black
pepper
225 g (8 oz) cooked
mashed potatoes

Cream of onion soup _ menus for two

CREAM-OF-ONION-SOUPPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 18 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

350 g (12 oz) onions,
peeled and finely sliced
200 ml (7 floz) well-
flavoured chicken stock
150 ml (1/4 pint) creamy milk
pinch of powdered bay leaf
1 teaspoon cornflour

1 tablespoon cold water

salt
freshly ground black
pepper
To garnish:
onion rings
parsley sprigs

single cream


Lyonnaise potatoes _ menus for two

LYONNAISE-POTATOESPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 12 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

25 g (1 oz) butter
100 g (4 oz) onions, peeled
and finely sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper

350 g (12 oz) potatoes,
peeled and washed
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
parsley
sprig of parsley, to garnish


Stuffed aubergine _ menus for two

STUFFED-AUBERGINEPREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 12 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 x 350 g (12 oz)
aubergine
1 small onion, finely
chopped
1/2 green pepper, seeded and
finely chopped
225 g (8 oz) tomatoes,
skinned and finely
chopped
50 g (2 oz) mushrooms,
chopped

50 g (2 oz) butter or
margarine
40 g (1 1/2 oz) fresh brown
breadcrumbs
salt

freshly ground black
pepper
100 g (4 oz) Cheshire
cheese, crumbled
chopped parsley, to
garnish


Lemon jelly cups _ menus for two

LEMON-JELLY-CUPSPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 30 seconds, plus setting
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

3 tablespoons evaporated
milk
2 well- shaped large
lemons, washed and dried
3 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon powdered
gelatine
2-3 drops yellow food
colouring
sugar, to taste

angelica, to garnish


Marinated diced breast of chicken _ menus for two

MARINATED-DICED-BREAST-OF-CPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 10 minutes, plus marinating
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

Marinade:
5 tablespoons dry white
wine
1 tablespoon olive oil

4 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
grated rind of 1/2 orange

1/4 teaspoon fresh rosemary
leaves
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
leaves

1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
leaves
1/2 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
225 g (8 oz) raw skinned
chicken breast, cubed
orange quarters, to garnish

sprig of rosemary, to
garnish


Pancakes stuffed with loganberries _ menus for two

PANCAKES-STUFFED-WITH-LOGANPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes (excluding pancakes)
COOKING TIME: about 1 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 teaspoon arrowroot
2 tablespoons fresh orange
juice
3 tablespoons icing sugar,
sifted

100 g (4 oz) loganberries,
picked over and cleaned
4 x 15 cm (6 inch)
pancakes, made from
150 ml (1/4 pint) milk, 1 egg,
50 g (2 oz) plain flour


Asparagus tips _ menus for two

ASPARAGUS-TIPSPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 6 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

450 g (1 lb) fresh
asparagus spears or 225g
(8 oz) frozen asparagus
6 tablespoons water

50 g (2 oz) butter
salt

freshly ground black
pepper

Coquilles stjacques _ menus for two

COQUILLES-STJACQUESPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes (excluding potatoes)
COOKING TIME: about 8 minutes, plus infusing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

175 g (6 oz) creamed
mashed potato
150 ml (1/4 pint) miik
1/2 bay leaf
1 sprig parsley
2 peppercorns, bruised
1 slice onion
4 thin slices celery
1 blade mace

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 scallops, cleaned and
de- bearded
25 g (1 oz) softened butter
20 g (3/4 oz) flour

2 teaspoons fresh white
breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons grated
Parmesan cheese


Melon with parma ham _ menus for two

MELON-WITH-PARMA-HAMPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes, plus chilling
NO COOKING REQUIRED



1 ogen melon
4 wafer- thin slices Parma
ham
2 thin centre slices lemon,
cut into quarters


Mesclado celestial (Heavenly Trifle) _ menus for two

MESCLADO-CELESTIAL-HeavenlPREPARATION TIME: 25-30 minutes, plus chilling
COOKING TIME: about 8 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


25 g (1 oz) sugar
6 tablespoons water
2 eggs, separated

pinch of ground mixed
spice
2 tablespoons sherry

few drops of vanilla
essence
2 drops vinegar

4 tablespoons double or
whipping cream
1 teaspoon icing sugar

6 x 1 cm (1/2 inch) slices jam
Swiss roll
2 passion fruit

15 g (1/2 oz) dessert
chocolate


Ceviche _ menus for two

CEVICHEPREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: 2 minutes, plus marinating overnight
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

175 g (6 oz) fresh haddock
fillet, skinned and cut into
narrow strips
1 x 175 g (6 oz) can
crabmeat, drained
1/2 green pepper, finely sliced
1 onion, peeled and finely
chopped
1 canned chilli, finely
chopped

1 tomato, peeled and cut
into 8 segments
juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon salad oil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
4 tablespoons sweetcorn
kernels


Mocha milk shake _ menus for two

MOCHA-MILK-SHAKEPREPARATION TIME: about 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 45 seconds, plus cooling
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

300 ml (1/2 pint) milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/2-1 medium banana
2 tablespoons pineapple
juice

2 scoops or 2 heaped
tablespoons vanilla ice
cream
1 tablespoon finely
crushed chocolate flake

Grilled chips _ menus for two

GRILLED-CHIPSPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 8 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


450 g (1 lb) potatoes
2 tablespoons oil
salt


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