Latin America

Potato, Leek & Tomato Bake

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 681g / 1 1/2 lb potatoes, thinly sliced | 2 leeks, sliced | 3 large tomatoes, sliced | few sprigs of fresh rosemary, crushed | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 284ml / 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon | salt & ground black pepper

Easy Peasants Paella

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped | 3 tomatoes, chopped | 350g pack Quorn Pieces | 397g/14 oz can butter beans, drained | 397g/14 oz can runner beans, drained | 227g/8 oz pudding rice | salt & ground black pepper | 568ml/1 pt hot water | saffron or yellow food colouring

Nice Rice

Ingredients

1 yellow pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 113g/4 oz mushrooms, sliced | 284ml / 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon | salt & ground black pepper | 42g / 1 1/2 oz rice | 1 onion, finely chopped | 1 red pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 1 orange pepper, deseeded & finely chopped

Arborio Rice 'n' Peppers

Ingredients

227g/8 oz arborio/risotto rice | 568ml/1 pt stock made with Vecon | 1 onion, diced | 1 green pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 1 red pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 1 yellow pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 2 tbsp lemon juice | 85g/3 oz mushrooms, sliced | salt & ground black pepper | fresh parsley, to garnish (optional)
  • 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

Mushroom curry

Mushroom-curry_cIngredients:
* 2 onions, chopped
* 50 g (2 oz) butter or ghee
* 2 tablespoons tomato puree
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
* 500 g (1 lb) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) natural yogurt
* 300 ml (1/2 pint) vegetable stock
* 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

Brazil mushroom casserole

Brazil-mushroom-casserole_cIngredients:
* 500 g (1 lb) chestnut mushrooms
* 4 tomatoes, sliced
* 4 spring onions, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or marjoram
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
* 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
* 4 tablespoons dry white wine or stock
* 125 g (4 oz) Brazil nuts, coarsely ground
* 50 g (2 oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sloppy Joes consists of a spiced beef mixture

sloppy-joesIngredients:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped
125 g (4 oz) mushrooms, thinly sliced
750 g (1 1/2 lb) lean minced beef
50 ml (2 fl oz) chilli sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
salt and pepper

To serve:

8 baps, toasted and lightly buttered    
1 small lettuce (optional)    
8 celery sticks (optional)    
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced (optional)    
cucumber slices (optional)    

Pumpkin soup (FONDO DEL SOL)


1 tbspn of oil (preferably peanut)
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 1/2 lb (700g) prepared pumpkin
8 oz (225g) tomatoes, chopped
8 oz (225g) onions, chopped
3-4 tspns of tomato puree
1-1 1/2 pints (900ml) of water or vegetable stock

Tacos

TacosIngredients:
* 12-16 flour tortillas

Filling:
* 250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef
* 125 g (4 oz) lean minced pork
* 1 teaspoon chilli seasoning
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
* pinch of dried oregano
* dash of Tabasco sauce
* 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
* 175 ml (6 fl oz) bought Enchilada sauce
* 75 ml (3 fl oz) vegetable oil

To garnish:
* 125 g (4 oz) grated Cheddar cheese
* 125 g (4 oz) crisp lettuce, shredded
* 1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
* spring onions, shredded lengthways

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


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)

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

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


Chopped leaf spinach _ menus for two

CHOPPED-LEAF-SPINACHPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 4 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


450g (1 lb) fresh spinach
salt

freshly ground black
pepper

pinch of ground nutmeg
(optional)
chopped almonds
(optional), to garnish



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