World cuisine

Vermicelli & chick peas

Vermicelli--chick-peasIngredients:
* 125 g (4 oz / 2/3 cup) chick peas, soaked overnight
* 60 g (2 oz / 1/4 cup) butter
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 185 g (6 oz) vermicelli
* 250 g (8 oz / 1 3/4 cups) long grain rice
* salt
* 75 ml (2 1/2 fl oz / 1/3 cup) thick sour cream
* sprig of parsley, to garnish

Satsumas with Rum and Raisins

Satsumas-with-Rum-and-RaisinsIngredients:
* 6 large satsumas
* 50 g (2 oz) raisins
* 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
* 3 tablespoons rum

Mixed Fruit Kebabs

Mixed-Fruit-Kebabs_cIngredients:
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) fresh orange juice
* juice of 2 lemons
* 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
* 1 pear, peeled, cored and cut into 8 sections
* 2 small firm bananas, peeled and each cut into 4 chunks
* 2 slices of fresh or canned pineapple, cut into sizeable chunks
* 8 pitted cherries or deseeded grapes
* 4 small pieces of preserved stem ginger
* 2 tablespoons melted honey
* demerara sugar, for sprinkling
* 2 tablespoons flaked almonds

Coconut cream:
* 3 tablespoons desiccated coconut
* 4 tablespoons boiling water
* 150 ml (1/4 pint) double cream, whipped

Noodles with eggs

Noodles-with-eggsIngredients:
* 375 g (12 oz) buckwheat noodles
* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
* onion, chopped
* 185 g (6 oz) Chinese leaves, shredded
* 4 eggs, beaten
* 3 teaspoons soy sauce
* salt and pepper
* bay leaf and lemon peel rose, to garnish

Singapore noodles

Singapore-noodlesIngredients:
* 6 teaspoons vegetable oil
* 125 g (4 oz) mushrooms, sliced
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 125 g (4 oz) ham, cut into shreds
* 2.5 cm (1 in) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
* 50g (2oz / 1/2 cup) frozen peas
* 250g (8 oz) rice vermicelli
* 125g (4oz) cooked chicken
* 1 teaspoon curry powder
* salt
* 125g(4oz) peeled prawns
* 75 ml (2 1/2 fl oz / 1/3 cup) chicken stock
* 4 teaspoons soy sauce
* 60 ml (2 fl oz / 1/4 cup) dry sherry
* spring onion tassels, to garnish

Spicy sesame noodles

Spicy-sesame-noodlesIngredients:
* 6 teaspoons sesame seeds
* 3 teaspoons sesame oil
* 4 teaspoons peanut butter
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 2 teaspoons chilli sauce
* 1/2 teaspoon sugar
* 250 g (8 oz) rice vermicelli
* carrot flowers and toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

Spicy noodles

Spicy-noodlesIngredients:
* 6 teaspoons vegetable oil
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1 cm (1/2 in) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated
* 250 g (8 oz) spinach, roughly chopped
* 250g (8oz) white cabbage, shredded
* 315 ml (10 fl oz / 1 1/4cups) chicken stock
* 3 teaspoons soy sauce
* 1 teaspoon chilli sauce
* 125g (4oz) fine egg noodles

Baked Bananas

Baked-Bananas_cIngredients:
* 6 large ripe bananas, unpeeled

Chantilly cream:
* 175 ml (6 fl oz) whipping cream
* 2 tablespoons strong coffee
* 50 g (2 oz) icing sugar
* 2 tablespoons dark rum

Baked Pineapple Slices

Baked-Pineapple-SlicesIngredients:
* 4 thick slices fresh pineapple, peeled and cored
* 4 tablespoons soft light brown sugar
* 2 tablespoons kirsch mint sprigs and fresh cherries, to decorate

Beef & macaroni strudel

Beef--macaroni-strudelIngredients:
* 90 g (3 oz / 1/3 cup) butter
* 30 g (1 oz / 1/4 cup) plain flour
* 185 ml (6 fl oz / 3/4 cup) milk
* salt and pepper
* 125 g (4 oz/1 cup) macaroni
* 6 teaspoons vegetable oil
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 250 g (8 oz) ground beef
* 3 teaspoons tomato puree (paste)
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
* 4 sheets filo pastry
* tomato slices, onion rings and sprigs of parsley, to garnish

Stuffed peppers

Stuffed-peppersIngredients:
* 60g (2oz / 1 cup) pasta spirals
* 1/2 quantity Tomato Sauce
* 2 teaspoons capers
* 6 black olives, stoned and chopped
* 2 red peppers (capsicums)
* 2 yellow peppers (capsicums)
* 2 teaspoons olive oil
* sprig of basil, to garnish

Peach Packets

Peach-Packets_cIngredients:
* 6 large peaches, skinned, cut in half and stoned
* 75 g (3 oz) butter
* 6 tablespoons dry vermouth
* 6 teaspoons orange flower water
* 6 tablespoons soft brown cane sugar
* 175 ml (6 fl oz) double cream, chilled to serve

Fish & pasta pie

Fish--pasta-pieIngredients:
* 375 g (12 oz) smoked haddock
* 375 g (12 oz) fresh haddock
* 440 ml (14 fl oz / 1 3/4 cups) milk
* 185 g (6 oz / 1 1/4 cups) macaroni
* 30 g (1 oz/6 teaspoons) butter
* 30 g (1 oz / 1/4 cup) plain flour
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
* 3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
* salt and pepper
* 250 ml (8 fl oz/1 cup) Greek strained yogurt
* 2 eggs, beaten
* 90 g (3 oz / 3/4 cup) grated Cheddar cheese
* lemon slices and sprigs of parsley, to garnish

Turkey tetrazzini

Turkey-tetrazziniIngredients:
* 250g (8oz) red, green and white tagliatelle
* 60g (2oz / 1/4 cup) butter
* 4 rashers streaky bacon, rinds removed, chopped
* 1 onion, finely chopped
* 125 g (4oz) mushrooms, sliced
* 45 g (1 1/2 oz / 1/3 cup) plain flour
* 440 ml (14 fl oz / 1 3/4 cups) chicken stock
* 155ml (5 fl oz / 2/3cup) double (thick) cream
* 6 teaspoons dry sherry
* 375g (12oz) cooked turkey, cubed
* salt and pepper
* freshly grated nutmeg
* 30g (1 oz / 1l/4 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
* sprig of parsley, to garnish

Pepper gratin

Pepper-gratinIngredients:
* 2 large red peppers (capsicums)
* 2 large yellow peppers (capsicums)
* 125 ml (4 fl oz / 1/2 cup) olive oil
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 4 canned anchovies, drained and chopped
* 8 black olives, stoned and chopped
* 3 teaspoons capers
* salt and pepper
* 250 g (8 oz) spaghetti
* 6 teaspoons fresh breadcrumbs
* 6 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated
* strips of green pepper (capsicum) and black olives, to garnish

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