Sunday, November 18, 2012

Glazed Lamb Rumps

Recipe from Coles Magazine, November 2012 issue, page 44


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped
8 lamb rump steaks
¼ cup maple syrup, plus extra to serve (optional)
200g green beans, trimmed, blanched

White Bean Mash

2 x 400g cans cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons lemon juice

  1. To make white bean mash, process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Season. Transfer to a small saucepan and heat on low.
  2. Mix together oil, garlic and rosemary. Rub over lamb. Heat a large frypan on high and cook for 2-3 minutes each side, for medium, or  until cooked to your liking. Pour over maple syrup and swirl to coat.
  3. Serve lamb steak with bean mash and green beans. Drizzle over pan juices, serve with extra maple syrup, if using.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pesto Chicken Pasta

Coles Magazine November 2012 issue, page 38


350g penne pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
250g grape or cherry tomatoes
500g chicken thigh fillets, trimmed and chopped
190g basil pesto
300ml light cooking cream
1 cup frozen peas
shaved Parmesan, to serve

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water according to packet directions, or until al dente. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large deep frypan, and cook tomatoes over medium heat for 2-3 mins, until just softened. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Reheat pan and cook chicken in 3 batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Return all chicken to pan, add pesto, cream and peas. Stir to combine, and bring to just boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Drain pasta and add to pan, along with tomatoes. Turn gently to combine. Serve with shaved Parmesan.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pork Cutlets with Mango Salad

Recipe adapted from Coles Magazine November 2012 issue, page 18

Serves 4


1 small red onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves
½ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice
¼ cup lime juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 pork cutlets, fat trimmed
1 large or 2 small mangoes, diced
80g Four leaf Salad Mix


2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
½ teaspoon finely grated ginger
pinch salt
pinch brown sugar

  1. Combine in a small food processor onion, garlic, spices, lime juice and oil (until smooth paste). Rub over cutlets, and marinate in fridge for at least 1 hour, or up to 4 hours. Remove from fridge 15 minutes before cooking.
  2. Preheat a char-grill pan, barbecue grill or fry pan on medium-high. Cook cutlets for 5 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place dressing ingredients in a small screw top jar and shake to combine.
  4. Arrange mango and salad leaves on serving plates, drizzle with dressing. Serve with pork.
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