North Europe

Pinwheel sandwiches

Pinwheel-sandwichesIngredients:
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice wholemeal bread (3 Sins)
* sprigs of parsley, to garnish

Smoked salmon filling:
* 1 teaspoon very low fat natural fromage frais
* few snipped chives
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice smoked salmon (2 Sins on Green)
* squeeze of lemon juice
* freshly ground black pepper

Alternative ham and pineapple filling:
* 1 x 28g/1oz slice lean boiled ham, fat removed (2 1/2 Sins onGreen)
* 1 tablespoon very low fat cottage cheese with pineapple

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)    

Indian Lamb Samosas Snacks

Indian-Lamb-samosasIngredients:

1 tablespoon oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
175 g (6 oz) lean minced Iamb
1 potato, grated
50 g (2 oz) peas
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
oil, for deep-frying
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pastry:

250 g (8 oz) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
125 g (4 oz) margarine
4 1/2 tablespoons milk

Fry Beef Samosas serve hot

fry-beef-samosasIngredients:

125 g (4 oz) plain flour
pinch of salt
50 ml (2 fl oz) water
1 tablespoon oil
oil, for deep-frying

Filling:

1 onion, finely chopped
1  garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons oil
1  teaspoon mustard seeds
2 green cardamoms
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef
4 tablespoons water
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Greek eggs keftedes and tomato salad

greek_eggs_keftedesIngredients:

2 eggs
50 g (2 oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
1  onion, grated
2 teaspoons chopped mint
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 tablespoon wine vinegar or lemon juice
1 kg (2 lb) minced lamb
flour, for coating
oil, for shallow-frying
salt and pepper

Mince Kebab with Shredded lettuce

mince-kebabIngredients:

750 g (1 1/2 lb) minced beef
2 garlic doves, crushed
2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
oil
1 small lettuce, shredded, to serve

To garnish:

sprigs of coriander
lemon quarters

Thai Stuffed Omelette with Minced Meat

thai-stuffed-omeletteIngredients:

3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
125 g (4 oz) lean minced pork
1 tablespoon nam pla (fish sauce)
1/2 tablespoon sugar
125 g (4 oz) finely chopped onion
1 tomato, skinned and chopped
3 eggs, beaten
coriander leaves, to garnish
freshly ground black pepper

Bake Minced Lamb and Parmesan Souffle

Minced-Lamb-and-Parmesan-SoIngredients:

250 g (8 oz) lean minced lamb
1  small onion, finely chopped
2  courgettes, finely chopped
1 small green pepper, cored, deseeded and finely chopped
250 g (8 oz) can chopped tomatoes
1 garlic clove, crushed
25 g (1 oz) soya margarine
25 g (1 oz) wholemeal flour
200 ml (7 fl oz) skimmed milk
3 eggs, separated
40 g (1 1/2 oz) finely grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper

Spinach and garlic dip with roasted vegetables

Spinach-and-garlic-dip-with-roasted-vegetablesIngredients:
* 1 aubergine, cut lengthways into 8 wedges
* 2 courgettes, each cut lengthways into 4 wedges
* 2 large leeks, halved lengthways and then each cut crossways into wedges
* salt and ground black pepper
* 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
* Fry light, for spraying

For the spinach and garlic dip:

* 227 g/8 oz fresh spinach leaves
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 3 spring onions, chopped
* 113 g/4oz very low fat natural fromage frais
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fragrant summer stuffed tomatoes

Fragrant-summer-stuffed-tomatoes_cIngredients:
* 4 large ripe tomatoes
* 142 g/5 oz very low fat natural fromage frais
* 3 spring onions, finely chopped
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
* salt and ground black pepper

Cocktail Meatballs with Barbecue Dip

cocktail-meatballs-with-barIngredients:

500 g (1 lb) minced beef
1  onion, grated
50 g (2 oz) fresh white
breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped
parsley
1  egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper

Barbecue Dip:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, chopped
250 g (8 oz) can tomatoes
50 g (2 oz) pitted green olives
1 teaspoon dry mustard
few drops of Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Cocktail Meatballs with Barbecue Dip

cocktail-meatballs-with-barIngredients:

500 g (1 lb) minced beef
1  onion, grated
50 g (2 oz) fresh white
breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped
parsley
1  egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper

Barbecue Dip:

25 g (1 oz) butter
1 onion, chopped
250 g (8 oz) can tomatoes
50 g (2 oz) pitted green olives
1 teaspoon dry mustard
few drops of Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

layer pie with tomatoes

layer-pie-with-tomatoesIngredients:

500 g (1 lb) lean minced steak
500 g (1 lb) tomatoes, skinned and sliced
4 tablespoons sunflower oil
500 g (1 lb) courgettes, sliced
250 g (8 oz) onions, thinly
sliced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
75 g (3 oz) Wensleydale cheese, very
thinly sliced
salt and pepper
Topping:
300 ml (1/2 pint) natural yogurt
2 eggs, separated
pinch of grated nutmeg
50 g (2 oz) Wensleydale cheese,
grated

Stuffed Mushrooms with minced pork

STUFFED-MUSHROOMSIngredients:

4 large mushrooms
125 g (4 oz) minced pork
25 g (1 oz) butter
grated rind of 1 lemon
1  tablespoon fresh white breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons chopped sage
olive oil, for brushing
salt and pepper
watercress sprigs, to garnish

Aloo Chops

aloo-chopsIngredients:

1 large onion, finely chopped
1 cm (1/2 inch) piece of fresh root
ginger, peeled and finely chopped
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
250 g (8 oz) lean minced beef
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
1 kg (2 lb) mashed potatoes
flour, for coating
oil, for shallow-frying
salt

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