Australian

Chilli con carne _ menus for one

CHILLI-CON-CARNEPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 8 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/4 green pepper, cored,
seeded and diced
75 g (3 oz) minced raw
beef
3 tablespoons fully cooked
canned red kidney beans
2 tablespoons liquid from
the can

1 tablespoon tomato puree
pinch of dried basil
1-2 pinches chilli powder
salt
freshly ground black
pepper
cucumber twist to garnish


Hot drinking chocolate _ menus for one

HOT-DRINKING-CHOCOLAPREPARATION TIME: 1 minute
COOKING TIME: about 2 1\2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

300 ml (1/2 pint) milk
2-3 tablespoons powdered
drinking chocolate


Pinwheel cookies _ menus for one

PINWHEEL-COOKIESPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 4 minutes, plus cooling
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

100 g (4 oz) soft margarine
50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
150 g (5 oz) plain flour

1 teaspoon coffee essence

1 tablespoon cocoa
powder, sifted


Golden chicken drumsticks _ menus for one

GOLDEN-CHICKEN-DRUMSTICKSPREPARATION TIME: about 4 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 3 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


2 x 90 g (31\2 oz) drumsticks,
rinsed and dried
10 g (1\4 oz) butter, softened
1 teaspoon paprika

1\4 teaspoon mustard
powder
1\4 teaspoon salt


Mashed banana _ menus for one

Mashed-bananaPREPARATION TIME: 5 minutes
NO COOKING REQUIRED

1 ripe banana
1/2 teaspoon orange juice


Creamy fish bake with broccoli

Creamy-fish-bake-with-broccIngredients:
500 g/1 lb broccoli
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large red onion
1 yellow pepper
25 g/1 oz butter
1 lemon
300 g/10 oz cod fillet
300 g/10 oz salmon fillet
100 g/4 oz cream cheese
100 ml/4 fl oz single cream
1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
leaves
pinch nutmeg
100 g/4 oz cooked mussels
100 g/4 oz prawns
50 g/2 oz mature Gouda cheese
or any mature cheese, grated

Steamed mussels with herb sauce

Steamed-mussels-with-herb-sIngredients:
1 leek
2 small carrots
1 clove garlic
2 kg/4 1b mussels
50 g/2 oz butter
2 sprigs thyme
For the herb sauce:
1/2 small bunch parsley
1/2 small bunch chives
1/2 small bunch chervil
1/2 tsp cornflour
125 ml/5 fl oz creme fraiche
freshly ground pepper

Koninginnesoep Queen's soup

Queens-soupIngredients:
1 litre/2 pints chicken stock
30 g/1 oz flour
150 g/5 oz smoked salmon, in
pieces
freshly ground pepper
pinch nutmeg
few drops lemon juice
1 egg yolk
100 ml/3 1/2 fl oz cream
2 tablespoons finely chopped
dill

Smoked eel appetizers

smoked-eel-appetizersIngredients:
1 lemon
50 g/2 oz softened butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped
chives
salt and freshly ground pepper
3 slices white tin-loaf
100 g/3 1/2 oz smoked eel at
room temperature

Mulled wine

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1 1/4 pints red wine
12 cloves stuck into 3 small oranges
2 small pieces of cinnamon stick
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
grated rind and juice of 1 orange
2-3 tablespoons brown sugar

Chocolate melody

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4 oz butter, softened
4 oz caster sugar
2 eggs
З 1/2 oz self-raising flour
1/2 oz cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon almond essence
1 x 15 oz can black cherries, drained and stoned
1/4 pint double cream, whipped with 1 tablespoon icing sugar
For the sauce
2 oz plain chocolate
1 1/2 oz caster sugar
2 1/2 fl oz single cream

Orange creams

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4 large firm oranges
1/2-3/4 pint milk
1 oz cornflour
2 oz sugar
2 oz chocolate chips

Kedgeree

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6 oz smoked haddock
3/4 oz butter
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
9 oz cooked rice
2 tablespoons single cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon paprika

Halibut with prawn sauce

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4 thick halibut steaks
1/2 oz butter, softened
4 oz peeled prawns
1/4 pint double cream
2 tablespoons ketchup

Salmon steaks with lemon

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4 x 6 oz salmon steaks
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons flour
1 oz butter

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