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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

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


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

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



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

Creamy ragout of veal with parsley rice

Creamy-ragout-of-vealIngredients:
400 g/14 oz veal steak
1 onion
50 g/2 oz butter
500 m/17 fl oz veal stock
1 bouquet garni comprising
2 sprigs thyme,
2 springs parsley and a bay leaf
salt and freshly ground pepper
300 g/10 oz rice
40 g/1 1/2 flour
150 m/5 fl oz cream
squeeze of lemon juice
pinch of nutmeg
2 tablespoons finely chopped
parsley

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

Lemon curd

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finely grated rind and juice of 3 large lemons
3 oz unsalted butter
8 oz sugar
3 large eggs, thoroughly beaten

Orange preserve

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2 large oranges
1 lemon
1/2 pint water
1 lb sugar

Zabaglione

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1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
2 oz caster sugar
1/4 pint sweet sherry
4 sponge fingers

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