A Few of the

QUICK, EASY AND INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS RECIPES

from "THE NEW JOY OF EATING"

The New Fast & Fancy Favorites - Leaner, Ligher & More Luscious

 

 

Sample Recipe:

Coulibiac of Dilled Chicken & Mushrooms

This heavenly first course is rather simple to prepare when using the prepared puff pastry. Puff pastry can be cut into rounds or triangles. After baking, the puff is cut in half, and the succulent chicken mixture is sandwiched in between. Some of the chicken and sauce can cascade around the pastry and the plate can be sprinkled with a little dill This is a small portion. Puff pastry portions can be made larger by stacking 3 patty shells which will yield 8 triangles.

2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, minced
1/4 cup minced shallots
3 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 pound mushrooms (sliced and tossed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice)

1/3 cup dry white wine
3 teaspoons flour

1/2 pound chicken breast (sauteed quickly in 2 teaspoons of butter, and cut into 1/4-inch pieces)
1/2 cup sour cream or Creme Fraiche

1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
salt to taste

In a large skillet, saute together first 4 ingredients until onions are transparent and not browned. Add the mushrooms with the lemon juice and saute until all the liquid rendered is evaporated. Add the wine and cook until wine has evaporated. Add the flour and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the cooked chicken, sour cream, dill and salt and cook for 1 minute, stirring.

Cut a triangle of puff pastry in half, crosswise. Spoon some of the chicken on the bottom half and top it with the remaining half. Garnish plate lavishly with sprays of dill and lemon slices sprinkled with parsley. Fills 6 pastry triangles. Double the recipe to serve 12.

To Prepare Triangles of Puff Pastry:

1 package puff pastry patty shells (6)
1 beaten egg
12 sprinkles grated Parmesan cheese

Stack 2 patty shells and roll out to measure a 5-inch circle. Cut circle into 4 wedges. Repeat with remaining patty shells. You will have 12 triangles. Brush tops lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350-degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Yields 12. If you are only serving 6, remaining triangles can be frozen and served at another time with soup or salad.

To make Creme Fraiche:

Stir together 1/4 cup cream and 1/4 cup sour cream until blended. Allow to stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.

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A Few of the

QUICK, EASY AND INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS RECIPES

from "THE NEW JOY OF EATING"

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Baked Tuna in Spicy Sauce Espagnol with Currants & Pine Nuts

Swordfish with Tomatoes & Artichokes

Halibut Vera Cruz with Hot Spanish Salsa

Scallops Creole with Garlic & Herb Sauce

Golden Plum-Glazed Chicken Teriyaki

Moroccan Chicken and Bulgur with Apricots, Raisins & Pine Nuts

Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Figs & Apricots

Chicken and Spanish Rice with Garbanzos & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chicken with Hot Honey Plums

Lamb Dumplings with Currants in Spicy Sour Cherry Sauce

Tenderloin of Beef with Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce

Stuffed Breast of Veal with Apricot Raisin Sauce

Royal Rice Pudding with Apricots & Raisins

Toasted Pastina with Mushrooms & Onions

Cous Cous with Raisins & Pine Nuts

Chocolate Torte a la Sacher

Viennese Apple & Orange Pecan Torte

Velvet Cheesecake with Strawberry Orange Syrup

After-Dinner Cold Cappuccino

Italian Plum Tart on Almond Macaroon & Cookie Crust

Apricot Strudels with Walnuts

 

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