Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Spaghetti with Chicken, Cherry Tomatoes and Pesto

This recipe is tweaked from one very similar on Taste.com.au
They used smoked chicken. I've never bought smoked chicken.
So I changed it to barbecued chicken.
Which I buy a lot!

from Taste.com.au

(serves 4)

Get This -
  • 350g dried spaghetti pasta
  • 135g (1/2 cup) bought basil pesto
  • 300g barbecued chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 1 x 250g punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 30g (1/2 cup) finely grated parmesan

Do This -
  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain and return to the pan.
  2. Add the pesto, chicken and tomato to the pasta and gently toss until well combined. Place the pan over low heat and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Add the parmesan to the pasta and toss to combine.
  3. Divide the pasta mixture among serving bowls and serve.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Quick and Easy Sausage Rolls

I have posted a sausage roll recipe here before.
And it is very good.
But you know when you want something really quick and really easy for dinner?
Well, this is it!

Makes 8

Get This -

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 8 chipolata sausages
  • milk for basting

Do This -

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cut pastry sheets in half.
  2. Place 2 sausages along the longest edge of each pastry piece.
  3. Roll up to enclose sausages.
  4. Place seam-side-down onto baking tray. Cut each long roll in half between sausages.
  5. Brush with milk. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Impossible Quiche

I've tweaked a couple of recipes on Taste.com.au to come up with this.
It's good, trust me!

(serves 4)

Get This -
  • 125g ham or bacon, chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 1/3 cup self-raising flour
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to season
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
Do This -
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 5 cup capacity pie dish.
  2. Combine and scatter, ham/bacon, onion, grated vegetables and cheese over base of dish.
  3. Whisk flour, eggs, milk, salt & pepper together in a large jug and pour over ham mixture. Cook for about 40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool slightly. Serve warm or cold.