Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chicken Tropicana

A family favourite tailored to be the perfect easy and quick dinner recipe for the whole family - and it will not break the budget. It will also not require a visit to ten different shops to procure ingredients. Enjoy!


2 tbsps. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
8 chicken thighs
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cm piece of ginger, peeled and chopped
1 cup Rhodes Tomato puree
1 Can Rhodes Pineapple Pieces in light syrup
2 Tbsps. curry powder
½ cup Rhodes Smooth Apricot Jam
1 Can coconut milk
Large handful fresh coriander, chopped
½ cup Peanut butter
Salt and Pepper


1. Over a medium heat, melt the butter and oil in a large pot.
2. Add the onion and fry until soft and fragrant.
3. Add the garlic, ginger and the Rhodes tomato puree.
4. Add the chicken thighs to the pot and continue frying on both sides until the chicken has a good colour.
5. Add the Rhodes pineapple pieces, apricot jam and coconut milk.
6. Cover the pot and simmer over a low heat for about 20 minutes.
7. Stir in the chopped coriander and the peanut butter, which will thicken the sauce.
8. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
9. Serve with fragrant Basmati rice.

Bacon And Egg Pie

Just right for a Sunday brunch or perhaps for that special Easter breakfast.
400 g gram Roll short crust pastry, thawed
1 Egg, beaten for brushing
250 ml cup Cream
1packet KNORR Three Cheese Sauce
1 Onion, chopped
(30 ml) tablespoon oil
2 Eggs
400g Roll puff pastry, thawed
200g Bacon, chopped
1.In a pan heat the oil and fry the bacon and onion until bacon is cooked and onion is soft
2.Lightly grease a large, deep pie dish
3.Roll out the short crust pastry and line the pie dish
4.Place a piece of greased kitchen paper over the pastry and fill with beans or rice
5.Bake blind in a 210°C oven for 10 minutes
6.Remove the paper and beans and bake for a further 10 minutes
7.Allow to cool
8.Arrange the bacon and onion over the cooled pastry
9.Pour the egg mixture over the bacon and top with the pastry
10.In a bowl beat together the KNORR Three Cheese Sauce powder, eggs and cream
11.Roll out the puff pastry and get it ready to put on top
12.Decorate with left-over pieces of pastry, and brush with extra beaten egg
13.Place in a preheated 200°C oven for 30-35 minutes or until egg is set and pastry is golden