Monday, August 27, 2007

Tuna Casserole Recipe


* 3 cups egg noodles, uncooked
* 2 (6 oz) cans of tuna, drained
* 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
* 1/2 cup celery, chopped
* 1 zucchini (small), sliced
* 1 tomato, chopped
* 1 cup shredded cheese (Monterey Jack is recommended)
* 1/3 cup sour cream
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tsp mustard
* 1/4 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp dried thyme


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then, grease a 2 qt. casserole dish.
2. Boil a large pot of water (salted), then add your noodles. Cook until "al dente", and then drain.
3. Combine noodles, tuna, green onion and celery in a large bowl. Add the sour cream, mayonnaise, and mustard. Then, the salt and thyme. Put 1/2 of the mixture into your casserole dish, then place a layer of zucchini over your mixture. Add the left over noodles, and another layer of zucchini. Spread the cheese over the casserole.
4. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until bubbly and hot. Finally, add the tomatoes to the top of the casserole and enjoy!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thai Green Curry

1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp green curry paste (according to taste)
1 tbsp soft dark brown sugar
1-2 thick stalks lemongrass, fat ends bashed with a rolling pin (optional)
750g/1½lb skinless, boneless chicken, cut into chunks (use breast and/or leg meat)
6-8 kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces (if unavailable, use the grated zest of 1 lime)
400ml/14fl oz coconut milk
good shake of Thai fish sauce or light soy sauce
small handful of coriander, roughly chopped
½-1 lime, juice only

1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the green curry paste and sugar and cook over a fairly high heat for about a minute, stirring with the lemongrass, if using. Reduce the heat slightly and stir in the chicken pieces and lime leaves or zest until coated in the paste. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce or soy sauce and bring to a simmer, cooking for 25-30 minutes until thickened slightly. Stir in the coriander and lime juice. Check for seasoning, adding more fish sauce or soy sauce if needed.
2. The curry is now best left to sit for a few minutes so the sauce becomes creamier. You will also taste the true flavours of the curry paste ingredients when it's slightly cooler. Serve with lots of fragrant Thai jasmine rice.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Swiss Chicken Casserole Recipe


* 6 slices Swiss cheese
* 6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
* 2 cups herb-seasoned stuffing mix
* 1/4 cup butter


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. Arrange the chicken in a greased 12 x 8 x 2 baking dish. Top with Swiss cheese slices.
3. Combine the soup and milk and stir well. Spoon the mixture over chicken and sprinkle with stuffing mix. Drizzle butter or margarine over crumbs.
4. Cover and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 mins.

A great recipe!
23 August 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Traditional Brown Bread Recipe

600 grams of brown wholemeal flour
180 grams of plain (white) flour
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons of olive oil
0,6 litre of buttermilk (sour milk)

Sieve the plain flour and baking soda in to a bowl.
Add the wholemeal flour, salt and brown sugar and mix well.
Add the olive oil and buttermilk and mix well for 2 minutes with a wooden spoon.
Lightly oil a 1kg loaf tin. Add the mixture. Put in a preheated oven at exactly 180 C.