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Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Ingredients

  • 500g gr skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 1 tbs of your favourite curry powder (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock , room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 – 2 tbs coriander

Preparation

  • Sprinkle the chicken lightly with half the curry powder.
  • Place oil into a microwaveable container and heat on High (100%) for a minute.
  • Stir in the onion, sultanas and the balance of curry powder and saute to soften on High (100%) for 2 minutes.
  • Add the prepared chicken, coat with ingredients and stir fry on High (100%) for 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Pour in stock and sour cream, cover container and cook on Medium High( 70 – 80%) for 7 – 8 minutes, stirring once.
  • Stir, stand for 2 minutes and then Garnish with coriander and serve with rice and cucumber raita.

Tips
Skinless lean chicken absorbs flavours well
Stirring chicken ensures even cooking.
Boneless chicken breasts should be cooked for 7 – 8 minutes per 500g.

Microwave Meringue

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 300 -350g icing sugar

Preparation

  • Whisk the eggwhite until frothy
  • Add 300-350g icing sugar working the sugar until stiff.
  • Knead by hand for 2 – 3 minutes until mixture forms a smooth ball.
  • Cut off small amounts and form into balls about the size of a 20 cent piece (This quantity will make 48 meringues)
  • To cook place 6 on balls in a circular configuration on baking paper.
  • 6 meringues will take 1 1/2 minutes to cook depending on the oven’s wattage.

Tips
This basic recipe differs from the conventional one.
Overcooking will result in burning of meringues in the centre.
Exact amount of icing sugar depends of the size of the egg used.

Best Mushroom & Crispy Bacon Brekky

Ingredients

  • 250 g cup mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 2 teasp butter
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 dessertspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 slices lean rindless bacon

Preparation

  • Place mushrooms, butter and pepper to taste in a small microware container, cover and cook on High (100%) for 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Stir in Worcestershire, recover and cook on High (100%) for a further 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Stand mushrooms, covered. and cook the bacon by placing between 2 sheets of plain paper towel and microwaving on High for 2 minutes to crispen.
  • At the same time place 2 slices wholemeal bread in your toaster to toast.
  • Serve mushrooms and bacon with the toasted bread.

Tip:
Mushrooms have a high moisture component and need minimal microwave cooking so they retain their shape.
Microwave cooking retains the vitamin and mineral component in vegetables as they are not leached into cooking fluid.
Healthy mushrooms are almost free of fat, salt and cholesterol and low in kjs, but offer a wide range of vitamins and minerals.

Light Poached Summer Peaches *

Ingredients

  • 4, (250g) uniform sized ripe peaches
  • 1 teasp rosewater essence
  • 2 cups warm water or fruit juice

Serves 4


Replace peaches with 250g large ripe nectarines or plums; adjust cooking time if necessary.

Preparation

  • Slash peach skins several times and place in a microware container.
  • Stir rosewater into warm water and pour over the fruit.
  • Cover container and cook on High (100%) for 5 minutes.
  • Stand 2 minutes, then remove peaches from dish and peel.
  • Serve warm or cold with pureed raspberries and cream.

Tip
OverRipe fruit has a high sugar content and will microwave more quickly.
Over cooked fruit tends to fall to pieces during standing time.
Undercooking is safer for a perfect finish.

Baked Herbed Ricotta

Ingredients

  • 250 g tub smooth ricotta
  • 2 tbs finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs beaten lightly
  • 1 teaspoon each of parsley, chive and sage leaves finely chopped
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Serves 2 – 3

Preparation

  • Combine ricotta, parmesan, and eggs in a bowl.
  • Stir through, chopped herbs and season with pepper.
  • Spoon into a 2 cup silicone log container, smooth the top and place on the rim of the turntable.
  • Cover loosely with paper towel and cook on Medium (50 – 60 %) for 5 – 6 minutes, moving to the opposite of the turntable halfway through cooking time.
  • Remove from microwave, drizzle with oil and then place in a preheated conventional oven for 6-7 minutes to turn golden.
  • Serve sliced with a roasted capsicum salad.

Tips
Silicone containers can be purchased in supermarkets cheaply and may be used in both microwave and conventional ovens.
Speedy microwave cooking eliminates the need for baking in a water bath as required in a regular oven, and halves the cooking time.