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Easy to Prepare Foods and Leftovers for Summer
Lazy summer days mean barbecues, easy to prepare foods and leftovers the next day.
Here are some of the recipes I've made and would like to make again.* Bubbly Scones
* Herbed Meat Patties for the BBQ
* Dukkah encrusted Pork fillet
* Easy Salmon Pasta
* Leftover Pasta Fritters for Breakfast
* Dukkak Filled Mushroom Caps
* Leftover Potato and Rice patties with chicken
It is simply: -
1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cream of tartar and 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda (or 2 teaspoons of baking powder)
1 tablespoons of melted butter
3/4 cup of a mix of milk and water.
I like savoury scones so any combination of what is on hand is mixed into the dough. Favourite combos include:
Cheese, herbs and bacon,
And so on.
I wondered if there was another recipe out there that was as simple, where you didnt have to take cold butter and 'rub it in', as I learnt in school cooking class. Being too lazy to get up and browse through my countless recipe books, I googled instead. Up came the old 'cream and can of lemonade' recipe that was a bit of a fad a few years ago. I could substitute bubbly for the lemonade, I thought. And so I did. It was left over from the watermelon soup (see Nov/Dec recipes).
Here's the simple recipe for Bubbly Scones: -
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 cup of cream
1 cup of sparkling wine
Add a few chopped herbs e.g. fresh coriander leaves, fennel fern and chives, and cheese if you want to.
Shape into an oblong loaf and decoraste with seasonal produce like tomatoes and capsicums.
Bake in a hot (220) oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Verdict delicious. A fabulous summer morning brunch treat.
Herbed Meat Patties for the BBQ
Mix in freshly picked herbs from the garden or kitchen pots. I used mint, basil, parsley, chives, thyme, sage and coriander.
Blend up the herbs with 2 slices of fresh bread and mix into the meat together with salt and pepper.
Add an egg to bind and a splash of teriyaki marinade (bought as such from an Asian Foods shop).
Form the mixture into patties.
Cover with cling wrap and put into the fridge for at least half and hour to rest before cooking.
Cook on the barbecue plate.
Accompany with a juicy Pinotage. I recommend Te Awa 2002, Babich 2002, Lincoln 2003 or Muddy Water 2003 from recent tastings.
Dukkah encrusted Pork fillet
Easy Salmon Pasta for Two
Take one 300 gm packet of fresh fettucine and cook according to directions. This takes about 3 minutes in salted boiling water.
This recipe with its bright herb flavours is great with Sauvignon Blanc but it is also excellent with a herbal nuanced Pinot Gris.
Leftover Pasta Fritters for Breakfast
Dukkah Filled Mushroom Caps and Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Leftover Potato and Rice Cakes with left over chicken
- 1 cup mashed potato
- 2 spring onions, finely sliced
- some cooked chicken breast slice up some fresh chicken breast and quickly cook in a little oil and butter if necessary
- A couple of rashers of bacon these also need to be cooked. If cooking the chicken, then saute the bacon first to allow the bacon fat to expel, then this will infuse into the chicken
- A few finely chopped coriander leaves
- Salt and Pepper
- Chili Sauce (optional)
- 1 beaten egg and fine breadcrumbs (optional)
Combine the mashed potato with the rice, cooked and chopped bacon, sliced and sauteed spring onions and the cooked chicken.
Note, chicken is not necessary. Leftover ham could be substituted while meat can be totally omitted if one desires.
Sue Courtney's recipes are all original creations unless otherwise stated. Recipes are inspired by the season and by the wine matches.
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