Saturday, 20 June 2009

Candied Cherry Tomatoes

This is a tasty and easy way to use cherry tomatoes. We always have lots of them and it is good to know as many ways as possible to serve them! 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup onions -- chopped 4 cups cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup packed brown sugar -- or honey 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs -- buttered Wash and drain cherry tomatoes; remove stems. Melt butter in frying pan Add tomatoes, 6 tablespoons brown sugar or honey and salt. Cook very slowly until liquid evaporates. Be careful not to let tomatoes stick or scorch. Put mixture in baking dish. Top with buttered bread crumbs and remaining brown sugar or honey. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven until crumbs are browned about 20 minutes. This can also be done in a microwave - using a Pyrex dish - cook the tomatoes as instructed - cover with the crumbs and either bake in a convection oven or grill. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Friday, 19 June 2009

Chili Crusted Chicken Breasts with Chili Sauce

This is a quick easy and tasty way to serve chicken. serve with chips or rice and a good salad. 6 skinless chicken breasts - beaten flat 1/2 cup cornmeal 2 teaspoons chili powder (2 to 3 teaspoons) or to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tin chopped tomatoes seasoned with chili power or flakes to taste 1/2 cup fine shredded sharp cheese Combine cornmeal and chili powder; dip breasts to coat both sides. Heat olive oil in large skillet over high heat until hot; brown breats 1 minutes on each side. Pour tomato sauce over cutlets. Cover and heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Top with cheese; serve.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Brie with a difference!

This is wonderful served with french bread as the cheese course after a meal.
Can also be served with drinks as a snack.
Now we can get cheeses again I will definitely be serving this on many an occasion!
2 tablespoons brandy 3 tablespoons golden raisins 1 tablespoon currants or dark raisins 8 ounces Brie 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts -- chopped Place brandy, raisins, and currants in a small bowl. Microwave on 100% power until raisins absorb brandy, 30 to 60 seconds. Place Brie in a microwave-safe serving dish. Microwave on 100% power until cheese is warmed and begins to melt (30 to 60 seconds). Sprinkle raisins and walnuts on top of Brie.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Green Tomato / Rasberry Jam

What do you do with all those green tomatoes at the end of the season?
Why not try this jam? It really is good and tastes like raspberries! Use a good quality jelly and you are away!
5 1/2 cups chopped green tomatoes 5 1/2 cups sugar 1 package raspberry-flavored jelly - (6-oz) In large kettle combine tomatoes and sugar. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin until dissolved, about 1 minute. Pour into jars and top with lids. This recipe yields about 7 pound jars

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Crustless Tuna Quiche

This is an easy luncheon dish or can be served as a starter - garnish with olives and tomatoes for a spectacular finish. 200 Grams Tuna In Oil -- flaked 120 Grams Cheddar Cheese -- grated 1 Large Onion -- finely chopped 25 Milligrams Flour 4 Large Eggs -- beaten 250 Milliliters Milk 5 Milligrams Mixed Herbs (or use a selection of fresh herbs) Salt And Pepper To Taste Paprika -- to garnish Combine tuna, cheese and onion with flour. Spread over the base of a 22mm pie plate. Beat remaining ingredients except paprika together and pour over tuna mixture. Cook until set - about 10 minutes on medium high. Serving Ideas : Serve hot with green salad and french bread,