Sunday, 22 July 2007

Sunday Serving easy and relaxing recipe

I have not been doing too much blogging this last week as I have had a touch of the flu and Nito has been home - enjoying a relaxing week. So today he has provided the lovely easy to make recipe:

Entree Prawn Cocktail:

Homemade Dressing

Place lettuce into individual serving dishes
Place peeled prawns in lettuce
Add dressing (dressing made from tomato sauce and mayonnaise - mix)

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pies.

1 large barbecued chicken
30gms butter
4 green shallots, sliced
200gms mushrooms, sliced
2 tblsp cornflour
1 cup water
1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
1/2 cup sour cream
2 sheets frozen puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
rice (if desired)

The recipe serves 4
About 15 minutes preparation
25 minutes to cook

Let's Cook

1. Remove the chicken meat from the bones, discarding the skin (try not too eat the skin rather than discard!!)
2. Heat butter in a large pan. Add shallots and mushrooms, stir over heat until mushrooms are tender. Blend cornflour to a smooth paste with a little water then add to pan with remaining water and stock cube. Stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Add sour cream, parsley and chicken, stirring over heat until combined. Spoon mixture into 4 individual ovenproof dishes or one pie dish.

3. Cut the pastry into four thin strips, about 1cm wide. Brush the edge of each dish with a little egg. Press a pastry strip around each edge, brushing again with egg. Cut four rounds from the remaining pastry large enough to cover dishes. Place pastry rounds over dishes, press at edges to seal, then trim edges. Brush pastry tops with egg and cut a small slit in the centre. Place pies on an oven tray and bake in a 220c preheated oven for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

As a gluten free variation - use rice rather than pastry and ensure stock and cornflour are gluten free (these can be found at any supermarket).

The chicken and mushroom mixture can be cooked a day ahead.

Serve with seasonal vegies

Wine (or any other drink)



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