Western Europe

Coquilles stjacques _ menus for two

COQUILLES-STJACQUESPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes (excluding potatoes)
COOKING TIME: about 8 minutes, plus infusing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

175 g (6 oz) creamed
mashed potato
150 ml (1/4 pint) miik
1/2 bay leaf
1 sprig parsley
2 peppercorns, bruised
1 slice onion
4 thin slices celery
1 blade mace

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 scallops, cleaned and
de- bearded
25 g (1 oz) softened butter
20 g (3/4 oz) flour

2 teaspoons fresh white
breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons grated
Parmesan cheese


Melon with parma ham _ menus for two

MELON-WITH-PARMA-HAMPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes, plus chilling
NO COOKING REQUIRED



1 ogen melon
4 wafer- thin slices Parma
ham
2 thin centre slices lemon,
cut into quarters


Lemon spritz _ menus for two

LEMON-SPRITZPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes, plus chilling
NO COOKING REQUIRED
MAKES 750 ml (1 1/4 PINTS)

225 g (8 oz) seedless
grapes, washed
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon
juice
250 ml (8 floz) bottled
ginger ale

175 ml (6 floz) soda water
ice cubes, to chill

fresh grapes, to decorate


Mesclado celestial (Heavenly Trifle) _ menus for two

MESCLADO-CELESTIAL-HeavenlPREPARATION TIME: 25-30 minutes, plus chilling
COOKING TIME: about 8 1/2 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


25 g (1 oz) sugar
6 tablespoons water
2 eggs, separated

pinch of ground mixed
spice
2 tablespoons sherry

few drops of vanilla
essence
2 drops vinegar

4 tablespoons double or
whipping cream
1 teaspoon icing sugar

6 x 1 cm (1/2 inch) slices jam
Swiss roll
2 passion fruit

15 g (1/2 oz) dessert
chocolate


Vegetable rosti

Vegetable-rosti_cIngredients:
* 200 g (7 oz) potatoes, peeled and grated
* 75 g (3 oz) courgettes (zucchini), grated
* 75 g (3 oz) carrots, grated
* 1/2 small onion, peeled and grated
* salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 40 g (1 1/2 oz) butter
* 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Singapore stir _ fried noodles

Singapore-stir-fried-noodlesIngredients:
* 150 g (5 oz) dried fine rice noodles or fine egg noodles
* 1 tbsp vegetable oil
* 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
* 1/4 green chilli, finely diced
* 1/4 tsp finely grated root ginger
* 1 small chicken breast, cut into very small pieces
* 50 g (2 oz) frozen peas
* 50 g (2 oz) cooked small prawns
* 2 spring onions, finely sliced
* 1 tbsp soy sauce
* 1 tbsp sake (rice wine)
* pinch of sugar
* 2 tsp mild Korma curry paste
* 150 ml (5 fl oz) chicken stock
* 1 egg, lightly beaten
* salt and white pepper

La berza colmada con salsa chilli (Stuffed Cabbage in Chilli Sauce) _ menus for two

LA-BERZA-COLMADA-CON-SALSA-PREPARATION TIME: about 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 23 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


1 small savoy cabbage,
weighing about 1 kg (2 1/4 lb)
1 medium onion, peeled
and finely chopped
1 egg
350 g (12 oz) lean minced
raw beef
1 tablespoon easy-cook
long-grain rice
5 tablespoons beef stock
1 teaspoon fresh lemon
juice
2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper

300 ml (1/2 pint) water
Sauce:
5 tablespoons tomato
puree
1/4 teaspoon hot chilli
powder
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire
sauce
salt

freshly ground black
pepper
1 tablespoon instant
potato powder



Ceviche _ menus for two

CEVICHEPREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: 2 minutes, plus marinating overnight
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

175 g (6 oz) fresh haddock
fillet, skinned and cut into
narrow strips
1 x 175 g (6 oz) can
crabmeat, drained
1/2 green pepper, finely sliced
1 onion, peeled and finely
chopped
1 canned chilli, finely
chopped

1 tomato, peeled and cut
into 8 segments
juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon salad oil
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
4 tablespoons sweetcorn
kernels


Mocha milk shake _ menus for two

MOCHA-MILK-SHAKEPREPARATION TIME: about 5 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 45 seconds, plus cooling
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

300 ml (1/2 pint) milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1/2-1 medium banana
2 tablespoons pineapple
juice

2 scoops or 2 heaped
tablespoons vanilla ice
cream
1 tablespoon finely
crushed chocolate flake

Grilled chips _ menus for two

GRILLED-CHIPSPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 8 minutes, plus browning
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)


450 g (1 lb) potatoes
2 tablespoons oil
salt


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


Jugged la yered fruit suet pudding with gooseberrysa sauce _ menus for two

JUGGED-LA-YERED-FRUIT-SUET-PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 5 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

Filling:
1 x 300 g (10 1/2 oz) can
gooseberries in syrup
25 g (1 oz) sultanas
25 g (1 oz) currants
25 g (1 oz) ground
almonds
Pastry:
65 g (2 1/2 oz) self-raising
flour

pinch of salt
35 g (1 1/4 oz) shredded suet
25 g (1 oz) soft brown
sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
Sauce:
1 teaspoon arrowroot
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon single cream
1 tablespoon sugar


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


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