Nuts

  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Chinese

Chinese Fried Rice 2

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 2 large eggs, beaten | 227g/8 oz long grain rice | 1 pepper, deseeded & finely chopped | 6 spring onions, finely chopped | 1 large carrot, cut into matchsticks | 12 mangetout, cut into diagonal slices | 113g/4 oz garden peas | 1 small can water chestnuts, drained | 8-10 button mushrooms | 1 garlic clove, crushed (to taste) | 1 small piece root ginger, peeled & grated or 1 tsp dried ginger | 1/2 tsp dried paprika | 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • Complexity: advanced
  • Origin: Italian

Mushroom lasagne

Ingredients

1 large onion, chopped | 2 tablespoons olive oil | 250g (8 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced | 1 tablespoon plain flour | 1 tablespoon lemon juice | 600 ml (1 pint) natural yogurt | 75 g (3 oz) chopped walnuts | 125 g (4 oz) lean ham, in julienne strips | 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley | 150 g (5 oz) no pre-cook wholemeal lasagne | 175 g (6 oz) Wensleydale cheese, grated | 6 tablespoons fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs | salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Complexity: very easy

Bulgar Wheat Salad with Oranges

Ingredients

142g/5 oz bulgar wheat | 568ml/1 pt water | 1 small green pepper, deseeded & cubed | 1/2 cucumber, diced | 14g / 1/2 oz freshly chopped mint | 42g / 1 1/2 oz flaked almonds, toasted | juice & grated rind of 1 lemon | 2 seedless oranges, segmented, skin & pith removed | salt & ground black pepper | fresh mint sprigs, to garnish

Veal and Apple Pasties with Walnuts

Ingredients

400 g (13 oz) packet shortcrust pastry | beaten egg, to glaze | Filling: | 500 g (1 lb) minced veal | 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and diced | 50 g (2 oz) chopped walnuts | 1 small onion, finely chopped | 2 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, e.g. thyme, parsley, sage, marjoram, rosemary | 50 g (2 oz) raisins | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mushrooms with banana sauce

Ingredients

500 g (1 lb) closed cup mushrooms | 2 eggs, beaten | about 125 g (4 oz) dry white breadcrumbs | sunflower oil, for deep-frying | For sauce: 1 large ripe banana | For sauce: 1 large garlic clove, crushed | For sauce: 3 tablespoons mayonnaise | For sauce: 2 tablespoons single cream | For sauce: freshly grated nutmeg | For sauce: paprika | For sauce: salt and freshly ground black pepper

Stuffed mushrooms 2

Ingredients

625 g (1 1/4 lb) large open or flat mushrooms, the stalks removed and finely chopped, the caps sprinkled with a little lemon juice | 125 g (4 oz) carrots, diced | 125 ml (4 fl oz) beef stock | 15 g (1/2 oz) butter | 1 tablespoon plain floor | pinch of grated nutmeg | pinch of curry powder | 125 g (4 oz) cooked ham, chopped | 125 g (4 oz) cooked peeled prawns | 125 g (4 oz) Bonbel cheese, diced | 1 red pepper, cored, seeded and sliced | 125 g (4 oz) Parmesan cheese, grated | salt and freshly ground black pepper

Brazil mushroom casserole

Brazil-mushroom-casserole_cIngredients:
* 500 g (1 lb) chestnut mushrooms
* 4 tomatoes, sliced
* 4 spring onions, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or marjoram
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
* 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves
* 4 tablespoons dry white wine or stock
* 125 g (4 oz) Brazil nuts, coarsely ground
* 50 g (2 oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Plum-Pudding-with-Brandy-Sauce_cIngredients:
* 250g mixed dried fruit
* 125g pitted prunes
* 1/4 cup cold tea
* 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
* 1/4 cup lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon mixed spice
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
* 1/4 cup brandy
* 1 cup plain flour
* 1/3 cup brown sugar
* 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs (preferably made from 1-2 day old bread)
* 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
* 2 eggs, lightly beaten
* 2 teaspoons canola (or vegetable) oil

Brandy Sauce:

* 1 egg
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 teaspoons plain flour
* 1 cup hot low-fat milk
* 2 tablespoons brandy

Mushroom & nut loaf

Mushroom--nut-loaf_cIngredients:
* 2 tablespoons corn oil
* 250 g (8 oz) onions, chopped
* 250 g (8 oz) open cup or large open mushrooms, chopped
* 250 g (8 oz) shelled Brazil nuts, coarsely ground
* 125 g (4 oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
* 1 egg
* 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mini stuffed mushrooms

Mini-stuffed-mushrooms_cIngredients:
* 50 small open cup mushrooms
* 125 g (4 oz) Camembert, Brie or Cambozola cheese, diced
* 50 g (2 oz) butter, softened
* 125 g (4 oz) walnut pieces, finely chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, crushed
* 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
* a little milk

Avocado & mushroom salad

Avocado--mushroom-saladIngredients:
* 250 g (8 oz) button mushrooms, quartered
* 1/2 head curly endive
* 1 lime or small lemon
* 3 avocados
* 25 g (1 oz) pine nuts, toasted
* grated rind of 1/2 lemon

Dressing:

* 6 tablespoons olive oil
* 3-4 tablespoons lime juice
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 1 teaspoon crushed coriander seeds
* 1 teaspoon honey
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mushroom, spinach & hazelnut salad

Mushroom-spinach--hazelnut-saladIngredients:
* 175 g (6 oz) young fresh spinach leaves, washed and shaken
* 50 g (2 oz) button or closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 50 g (2 oz) chestnut mushrooms, sliced
* 50 g (2 oz) hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

Dressing:

* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
* 1 garlic clove, chopped
* 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
* 2 tablespoons natural yogurt
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Broccoli & mushroom salad

Broccoli--mushroom-salad_CIngredients:
* 375 g (12 oz) broccoli spears
* 300 g (10 oz) button or closed cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
* 1 tablespoon walnut halves
Dressing:
* 125 ml (4 fl oz) natural yogurt
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Mushroom & hazelnut soup

Mushroom--hazelnut-soupIngredients:
* 25 g (1 oz) butter
* 375 g (12 oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
* 25 g (1 oz) ground hazelnuts
* 600 ml (1 pint) vegetable or chicken stock
* 450 ml (3/4 pint) milk
* 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
* 3 tablespoons single cream
* salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sweet and Sour Minced Pork

sweet-and-sour-minced-porkIngredients:

3 dried red chillies
1 tablespoon groundnut or
vegetable oil
250 g (8 oz) lean minced pork
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1  tablespoon soft dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry sherry or sherry vinegar
1/2 x 550 g (1 lb 2 oz) jar bean sprout
salad in wine vinegar
1/2 x 200 g (7 oz) packet creamed
coconut
3 tablespoons chopped fresh
coriander
16 large chicory leaves (about 1 large
head chicory)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
salt
parsley, to garnish

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