Western Europe

Grilled Sea Bass with Parsley, Lemon and Dill

Grilled-Sea-Bass-with-Parsley-Lemon-and-Dill_cIngredients:
* 1 sea bass, weighing 1.25 kg (2 1/2 lb), scaled and cleaned
* 3 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley
* juice and grated rind of 2 lemons
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 4 dill sprigs
* salt and pepper

To garnish:
* lemon wedges
* small dill sprigs

Sidecar cocktail

Sidecar-cocktailIngredients:

* Cognac – 60 ml
* Orange liqueur (Cointreau, Grand Marnier or another triple sec) – 30 ml
* Lemon juice – 10 ml

Cocktail Blue Laguna

Cocktail-Blue-LagunaIngredients:

* Liqueur of Blue Curacao is 20 ml
* A white rum is 30 ml
* Liqueur of Malibu is 50 ml
* Sprite or Lemonade 100 ml
* 1 Cherry


Garibaldi Cocktail

Garibaldi-Cocktail-Ingredients:
* 3/10 Bitter Campari
* 7/10 Succo d’Arancia

Sausages Basted with Beer

Sausages-Basted-with-BeerIngredients:
* 1.5 kg (3 lb) good quality pork sausages
* 8 soft baps
* wholegrain mustard, to serve

Beer marinade:
* 300 ml (1/2 pint) brown ale
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 1/2 tablespoon ground allspice
* 2.5 cm (1 inch) piece orange rind

Grapefruit, orange and strawberry juice

Grapefruit-orange-and-strawberry-juice_cIngredients:
1 grapefruit
1 orange
4 oz/125 strawberries

Greek Souvlaki

Greek-SouvlakiIngredients:
* 1 kg (2 lb) boneless belly pork
* 2 onions
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 2 bay leaves
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) dry white wine
* 6 tablespoons oil
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
* salt and pepper
* extra bay leaves

To garnish:
* lemon slices
* shredded cabbage
* grated carrot

Greek Kebabs

Greek-Kebabs_cIngredients:
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 1 small onion, finely chopped
* 1,25 kg (2 1/2 lb) boneless fillet of lamb, cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) cubes
* 2 onions, divided into leaves and cut into 2.5 cm (1 inch) squares
* salt and pepper

To garnish:
* lemon wedges
* 8 bay leaves
* parsley sprigs

Spit-roasted Beef

Spit-roasted-Beef_cIngredients:
* 1.5-2 kg (3-4 lb) sirloin of beef, rolled and tied
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 3 large onions, sliced
* melted butter, for basting
* 1 tablespoon plain flour
* salt and pepper

Coffee and walnut gateau with brandy sauce _ menus for two

COFFEE-AND-WALNUT-GATEAU-WIPREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes (cake); 5minutes (sauce)
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes, plus standing (cake); 8 minutes (sauce)
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full); then Medium Low (35%)

40 g (1 1/2 oz) self-raising
flour
15 g (1/2 oz) cornflour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
50 g (2 oz) soft margarine

50 g (2 oz) soft dark brown
sugar
1 teaspoon coffee essence
1 egg

40 g (1 1/2 oz) walnuts, finely
chopped
Filling:
2 tablespoons apricot jam

1 x 300 g (11 oz) can
mandarin segments,
drained

Sauce:
35 g (1 1/4 oz) butter,
softened
15 g (1/2 oz) flour
9 tablespoons hot water
1 egg yolk

120 ml (4 floz) whipping
cream
2 teaspoons rum
2 teaspoons brandy

25 g (1 oz) icing sugar,
sifted
1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

walnut half, to decorate


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


Roast onions _ menus for two

Roast-onionsPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 4 minutes, plus standing
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

225 g (8 oz) baby onions,
peeled and left whole

1 tablespoon soft dark
brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika


A browning dish is required forthis recipe.

Cucumber piselli _ menus for two

CUCUMBER-PISELLIPREPARATION TIME: about 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: about 7 minutes
MICROWAVE SETTING: Maximum (Full)

1/2 large cucumber, peeled
100 g (4 oz) fresh or frozen
peas
4 tablespoons salted water

1 sprig mint

3 tablespoons double
cream
2 teaspoons chopped fresh
parsley, to garnish
watercress, to garnish

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)

Lettuce and cucumber salad _ menus for two

LETTUCE-AND-CUCUMBER-SALADPREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
NO COOKING REQUIRED

1 iceberg lettuce heart
1/4 cucumber
French dressing:
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tablespoon white wine
vinegar

1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon mustard
powder


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