Back to blogging....on a " guest-appearance" basis. Just happened to come across the Kraft foods website sometime back, trust me...its got tonnes of really simple and quick-fix recipies.
Had a dinner party for a couple of my husband's Philipino friends some time back, so decided on a menu that would be "less-hot" on their tastebuds. Went for a salad n appetizer treat.
Once the chopping is through, the work is 75% done.
To start off,
1. Sliced Baguette and Dipping Oil
Make it :
Mix Italian Dressing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and crushed dry chillie flakes in a shallow bowl.
Serve with sliced baguette.
2. Light Tuna Dip with Crackers
Mix drained light tuna meat with light mayo and Thousand Island Salad Dressing.
Add a dash of ground pepper powder and salt to taste.
Decorate with sliced olives, and serve with crackers.
3. Sweet and Tangy Sausages
Cook the sausages and cut diagonally into half.
Mix hot and sweet barbaque sauce, garlic powder, and a bit of strawberry jam in a wok.
Add in the sausages and let cook till the sauces thicken and generously coat the franks.
Serve hot, garnished with seseme seeds and cashewnuts.
4. Macaroni - fruit -veg - salsa
Make it :
Mix cooked macaroni with light mayo, bit of fresh milk, sugar, a pinch of salt and pepper.
Add to it, cooked green peas, corn and slit grapes.
5. Ginger beans
Make it :
Cut beans into half.
In a wok, add in any any soup mix of your choice (I used the maggi veg mix) , chopped ginger , sweet chillie sauce, water and beans to it.
Let cook the beans in the mix till thick.
6. Easy nugget stack
Make it :
Onto a toothpick, stack a slice of cut cucumber, fried chicken balls, tomato wedge and shrimp.
7. Quick Nachos
Arrange potato chips on a microwavable plate. Top with chopped tomato, onions, green pepper.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese and some salad dressing powder/ paprika powder.
Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes till the cheese is slightly melted.
Serve immediately, garnished with corriander leaves.
This was a hit!!!
8. Chicken - dil - salad
Shread cooked chicken to thin pieces.
Mix freshly chopped, carrot, red and green pepper, salad leaves.
Add to it Ranch salad dressing, and serve over freshly chopped cabbage, garnished with dil leaves.
9. Main - course :
1 tbsp oil
3 beef burgers cooked and cut
1 cup cooked chicken
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp grated fresh root ginger
1 red pepper, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1 yellow pepper, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 cup brocolli florets
1 packet Maggie Veg Soup Mix
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp sweet chillie sauce
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add ginger, garlic, onions and saute for a minute.
Add in the sliced beef, chicken meat and the veggies.
Add to it the soup mix, soy sauce, chillie sauce, salt and pepper.
Mix together and cook till done.
10. Mushroom rice pilaf:
3 tbsp margarine or butter
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1-1.5 cup cooked basmati rice
3/4 cup sliced almonds
Raisins, chopped cashewnuts, corriander leaves to garnish
Melt margarine or butter in a wok, fry the mushrooms, add in the cooked rice and green peas.
Add the soya sauce, pepper powder and salt to taste. Mix well
Garnish with sliced almonds, cashewnuts and corriander leaves.
11. Mix n Match desert - my patent product
Does this need a description ???..just mix in whatever you see in the snap...it was something, that i had whipped up with whatever i could lay my sight on.
One ladoo, one jilebi, a roll wafer, a tsp of cherry filling, with whipped cream and couple of coloured corn flakes. The filipinos really relished the ladoos, but the whole platter as such was a bit too sweet for them.
And finally, the green room....my work station during the whole process....
The list is loooong..but the over all effort is real less.
Chop, mix and serve !!!
You are in for a real compliment..whipping up all this in just about 2 hrs !!!