Australian

Carrot and celery salad _ menus for two

CARROT-AND-CELERY-SALADPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 1 minute
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


1 medium carrot, peeled
and coarsely grated
1 large centre celery stick,
finely sliced

2 spring onions, topped,
tailed and finely sliced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
watercress sprig, to garnish


Puffy omlette with spinach sauce _ menus for two

PUFFY-OMELETTE-WITH-SPINACHPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 6 minutes (omelette); 3 minutes (sauce), plus standing and browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

Sauce:
150 g (5 oz) chopped
cooked spinach (fresh,
frozen or canned), drained
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons cornflour
5 tablespoons milk
salt
freshly ground black
pepper

Omelette:
3 eggs, separated
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
15 g (1/2 oz) butter or
margarine
tomato slice, to garnish


Creamed greens _ menus for two

CREAMED-GREENSPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

225 g (8 oz) spring greens,
washed and drained

1 x 285 ml (10 fl oz) ready-
to-use can cream of leek
soup
spring onion rings, to
garnish


Roast pork _ menus for two

ROAST-PORKPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 20 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


1 x 1 kg (2 lb) joint
boneless pork
1 teaspoon salt


Apple dessert _ menus for two

apple-dessertPREPARATION TIME: 4 minutes
COOKING TIME: 3 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

350 g (12 oz) cooking
apples
1 tablespoon custard
powder


150 ml (1/4 pint) orange juce
1-2 tablespoons sugar
slice of kiwi fruit
(optional), to decorate


Triple decker burgers _ menus for two

TRIPLE-DECKER-BURGERSPREPARATION TIME: about 6 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 5 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


225 g (8 oz) raw minced
lean beef
salt
freshly ground black
pepper

2 large sausages
50 g (2 oz) Cheddar
cheese, finely chopped

Kedgeree _ menus for two

KEDGEREEPREPARATION TIME: 15-20 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 5 minutes, plus cooking rice
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

225 g (8 oz) smoked
haddock fillet
25 g (1 oz) butter or
margarine
1 tablespoon milk
25 g (1 oz) prawns
175 g (6 oz) cooked long-
grain rice

freshly ground black
pepper
2 hard- boiled eggs
1 tablespoon fresh
chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
lemon wedges, to garnish


Vichy carrots _ menus for one

Vichy-carrotsPREPARATION TIME: 5minutes
COOKING TIME: about 6 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


100 g (4 oz) carrots, peeled
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon sugar
(optional)

salt
freshly ground black
pepper
2 sprigs parsley


Fried fish in mushroom sauce _ menus for one

FRIED-FISH-IN-MUSHROOM-SAUCPREPARATION TIME: 5minutes
COOKING TIME: 3 minutes, plus deep frying
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


100 g (4 oz) skinned and
boned fresh or thawed
haddock, cod or other
white fish
50 g (2 oz) button
mushrooms, finely sliced
15 g (1/2 oz) butter or
margarine
15 g (1/2 oz) flour

4 tablespoons milk
salt
freshly ground black
pepper
6 tablespoons water
8 tablespoons gram or
besam flour
oil for deep frying



Savoury tomatoes _ menus for one

SAVOURY-TOMATOESPREPARATION TIME: about 5minutes
COOKING TIME: about 4 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


25 g (1 oz) salted butter
1/2-1 teaspoon dried basil
leaves

25 g (1 oz) fresh
breadcrumbs
1 large tomato


Buttered taguatelle _ menus for one

buttered-tagliatellePREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 4 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

about 300 ml (1/2 pint) water
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon salad oil
50-75 g (2-3 oz) or 2 to 3
nests tagliatelle

2 teaspoons butter or
margarine
chopped parsley, to
garnish


Apple charlotte _ menus for one

APPLE-CHARLOTTEPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 1 1/2 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

15 g (1/2 oz) shredded suet
25 g (1 oz) fresh white
breadcrumbs
pinch of ground nutmeg

1/2 small cooking apple,
about 50 g (2 oz)
2 tablespoons blackberry
jam


Mixed diced vegetables _ menus for one

MIXED-DICED-VEGETABLESPREPARATION TIME: 30 seconds (frozen mixed vegetables); about 5 minutes (fresh mixed vegetables)
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes, plus standing (fresh or frozen)
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

100g (4 oz) mixed diced
vegetables, fresh or frozen
(see below)
sprig fresh mint or thyme
6 tablespoons water

salt
freshly ground black
pepper
1 teaspoon butter
(optional)


Chocolate blancmange _ menus for one

chocolate-blancmangePREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: 1 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

3 teaspoons cornflour
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
2 teaspoons caster sugar
150ml (1/4 pint) milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon butter
strips of orange, to
decorate


Potato in its jacket _ menus for one

POTATO-IN-ITS-JACKETPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 4 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 even-shaped
175g (6 ะพz) potato, scrubbed
and dried
butter or margarine

salt
freshly ground black
pepper
watercress sprigs, to garnish


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