Friday-Night Noodles

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Less than 30 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 large packet (400g) egg noodles
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) sesame oil (or canola)
  • 2 baby green cabbages, shredded
  • spring onions, sliced 
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45ml) sriracha 
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45ml) soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) PnP crushed ginger and garlic 
  • ½ cup (125ml) canola oil
  • eggs
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Bean sprouts, sliced red chilli and fresh coriander, for serving (optional)

Method

  1. Cover noodles with boiling water and leave to ‘cook’ for 5-7 minutes. 
  2. Place noodles in a bowl and pour in boiling water, making sure the noodles are covered.
  3. Leave to ‘cook’ for 5-7 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  4. Heat sesame oil in a pan, and sauté cabbages and spring onions for about 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in sriracha, soy sauce, and crushed ginger and garlic, and toss to coat the vegetables.
  6. Add noodles and toss to coat evenly with sauce.
  7. Heat canola oil in a separate pan.
  8. Break an egg into a ramekin or cup, then gently pour into hot oil and fry for 2 minutes. Repeat with other eggs. 
  9. Serve noodles topped with eggs and garnished with sprouts, chilli and coriander, if you like.

Recipe Source: PnP Fresh Living

Chakalaka Beef Ribs

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More than 1 hour (plus marinating time) | Serves 4

Ingredients:

Marinade:

  • 1 can (410g) PnP chakalaka with sweetcorn
  • ¼ cup (60ml) dark brown sugar
  • red chillies, finely chopped
  • 12 (about 3kg) beef short ribs, ribs separated
  • onions, thickly sliced
  • 1 bottle (340ml) Black Label beer or beer of choice
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Handful coriander, to serve

Method

  1. Blitz marinade ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Place ribs in a large bowl and toss with half the marinade.
  3. Marinate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  4. Place ribs on a bed of onion slices in a roasting tray.
  5. Pour beer into tray and season liberally.
  6. Cover with foil and cook over medium coals for about 2-3 hours.
  7. Remove foil and baste ribs with reserved marinade before placing directing onto the braai.
  8. Braai for 15- 30 minutes, basting as ribs cook until sticky and charred.
  9. Serve scattered with coriander and a side of your choice.

Recipe Source: PnP Fresh Living

Mini Doughnut Cereal

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Makes 3-4 cereal bowls |  30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup (60ml) oil
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • egg
  • 1 box Vanilla cake mix

Glaze:

  • 1 cup (150g) icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) water
  • Pink or purple food colouring
  • Rainbow coloured sprinkles

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Whisk together all the wet ingredients.
  3. Combine cake mix and wet ingredients to form a smooth, thick batter.
  4. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a medium-sized nozzle.
  5. Pipe rings (about the size of a R5 coin) onto a lined baking tray and make sure to leave a 2cm gap between each ring.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden. Cool.
  7. For glaze, combine water and icing sugar until smooth, add about 1 drop of food colouring and mix through.
  8. Drizzle glaze over mini doughnuts and top with sprinkles. 
  9. Allow icing to set and enjoy with cold milk.

recipe source: https://pnpfreshliving.com/

Tex-Mex Mince On Toast

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Ingredients

  • 500g extra-lean beef mince
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Olive oil
  • red onion, diced + extra to serve
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp (10ml) ground coriander
  • 1 tsp (5ml) each ground cumindried oregano and smoked paprika
  • 1 sachet (50ml) tomato paste
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) water

For serving:

  • Toasted sourdough bread
  • Sour cream
  • avocados, halved and sliced
  • Sliced pickled jalapenos
  • Lime wedges

Method:

  1. Season mince and brown in oil.
  2. Add onion and cook until soft.
  3. Sprinkle over spices and stir-fry for a minute.
  4. Add tomato paste, sugar and water and simmer for 15 minutes until liquid has reduced and mince is glossy. Season if needed.
  5. Spread toast with a generous dollop of sour cream.
  6. Spoon mince onto toast, top with avocado, red onion slices, jalapenos and sour cream and serve with lime wedges.

recipe source: https://pnpfreshliving.com/

Chocolate and caramel malva pudding

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups (400g) treacle sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence
  • 1¾ cup (263g) cake flour
  • ½ cup (40g) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp (10ml) baking powder
  • 1 tsp (5ml) salt
  • 2 cups (500ml) cream
  • 1 slab (80g) dark chocolate, melted
  • 2 tsp (10ml) bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) white vinegar
  • Blueberries, for serving
  • Mint leaves, for serving
  • Sauce:
  • ¼ cup (60ml) butter
  • 1 cup (250ml) treacle sugar
  • 1 can (410g) evaporated milk

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Cream sugar, eggs and vanilla until sugar dissolves.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, then add salt.
  4. Fold half the dry ingredients through egg mixture, then add half the cream.
  5. Repeat until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Fold through melted chocolate.
  7. Stir bicarbonate of soda and vinegar together and add to mixture.
  8. Bake in a greased 20cm x 25cm dish for 25-30 minutes, or until sponge is firm.
  9. Heat sauce ingredients in a pot until sugar dissolves, then boil for a minute.
  10. Pour hot sauce over hot pudding and garnish with berries and mint just before serving.

recipe source: https://www.pnp.co.za/

Minestrone Soup

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 sticks celery, sliced
  • 6 carrots, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 large packet (100g) tomato paste
  • 5-6 cups (1.25-1.5L) vegetable or beef stock
  • 1 can (400g) chopped and peeled tomatoes
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 1 cup (150g) pasta (like alphabet pasta or macaroni)
  • 1 packet (300g) green beans, sliced into 2cm pieces
  • 6 baby marrows, roughly sliced
  • ½ packet (150g) Swiss chard or kale, shredded
  • 1 can (400g) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • Grated parmesan, for serving
  • Buttered sourdough bread or crusty rolls, for serving

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in a pot and brown onions, celery and carrots.
  2. Add garlic and thyme and fry for a minute.
  3. Add tomato paste and cook until sticky.
  4. Pour in stock and tomatoes.
  5. Season and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add pasta, green beans and marrows, and cook for 8 minutes.
  7. Stir in Swiss chard or kale and cannellini beans and heat through. Season
  8. Serve soup topped with parmesan and with sourdough bread or rolls on the side.

recipe source: https://www.pnp.co.za/

Med-style chicken and pasta bake

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 4 (about 700g) chicken breasts on the bone
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) garlic and ginger paste
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) ground coriander
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock
  • 1-2 Tbsp (30ml) smooth apricot jam
  • Juice (60-120ml) of 1-2 lemons
  • ½ packet (250g) risoni or couscous
  • ¼ cup (60ml) raisins
  • ¼ cup (60ml) Turkish apricots, sliced
  • Handful basil, for serving

METHOD

  1. Heat oil in an ovenproof dish. Season chicken and brown for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add garlic and ginger paste, cumin, coriander and cinnamon.
  3. Fry for a minute and remove from heat.
  4. Combine stock, jam and some lemon juice.
  5. Return chicken to pan and scatter with risoni or couscous. Add stock mixture.
  6. Bake at 190°C for 15 minutes.
  7. Add dried fruit and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  8. Serve with basil.

recipe source: https://www.pnp.co.za/

Sweet and sour vegetable pie

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 packets (400g each) PnP roasting vegetable mix
  • 4 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 packet (300g) baby marrows, sliced
  • ½ roll (200g) puff pastry, defrosted
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • Sauce:
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) cornflour
  • ½ cup (125ml) tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) brown sugar or honey
  • 1 cup (250ml) pineapple juice
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) rice vinegar
  • Salt and milled pepper

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Whisk together water and cornflour to create a paste. Set aside.
  3. Combine remaining sauce ingredients (except seasoning) in a pan and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cornflour paste and stir for 5 minutes. Season and set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large pot and fry garlic, celery and carrots until golden.
  6. Add potatoes and brown evenly for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Place roasting vegetables in a greased ovenproof dish.
  8. Add potato mixture and stir in the sauce.
  9. Roast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Add a splash of water or vegetable stock if sauce begins to stick to the base of the dish.)
  10. Add spring onions and marrows to roast vegetables.
  11. Roll puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm.
  12. Cut strips 20-30cm in length and 2cm thick (depending on the size of your pie dish).
  13. Arrange strips over pie filling in a criss-cross pattern to create a lattice.
  14. Brush pastry with egg and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until golden and pastry is cooked.
  15. Serve.

recipe source: https://www.pnp.co.za/

Chocolate pancakes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1⅔ cups (250g) cake flour
  • ½ cup (125ml) cocoa powder
  • ½ cup (125ml) castor sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla essence (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp (30-45ml) cooking oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp (15-20ml) butter
  • ½ slab (50g) milk or dark chocolate, chopped (optional)
  • For serving:
  • 2 slabs (80g each) dark chocolate, melted
  • Handful berries
  • Handful mint

METHOD

  1. Sift flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Whisk together eggs, milk, vegetable oil or melted butter, and vanilla essence.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add egg mixture. Stir well to combine.
  4. Set mixture aside for 15 minutes.
  5. Heat up to 1 tsp (5ml) cooking oil and butter at a time over medium-low heat in a pan.
  6. Dollop ⅓ cup (80ml) batter at a time into the pan.
  7. Sprinkle with a little chopped chocolate, if you like, and cook until bubbles appear on top of pancakes. (This should take about 2 minutes.)
  8. Flip and cook for another minute.
  9. Repeat with remaining batter.
  10. Serve pancakes hot with a drizzle of melted chocolate and sprinkled with berries and mint.

recipe source: https://www.pnp.co.za/

Egg nest buns

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An all-in-one breakfast.

  • Makes 4
  • Less than 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 PnP burger buns
  • ½ cup (125ml) cheddar cheese, grated
  • Handful baby spinach
  • 8 slices of ham
  • eggs
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) cream
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp (45ml) chives, chopped

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Slice off top of each bun, reserving tops. Gently remove some bread until there is a hole large enough to fit the fillings.
  3. Place buns on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Divide cheese, spinach and ham among buns.
  5. Crack an egg into each bun. Season.
  6. Add cream to each bun then brush with melted butter.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until egg is set and bread is toasted.
  8. Stand for 5 minutes then sprinkle with chives.
  9. Place tops on buns and serve.

recipe source: https://www.pnp.co.za/