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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

REAL CONTINENTAL DELIGHT!!

chilli2cherry.com




DELUXE VEGETABLES

Broccoli flowerettes 250gms
French beans 150gms
Carrots 250gms
Fresh mushrooms (quartered) 200gms
Baby corn (fresh) 200gms
Chopped onions 20gms
Chopped garlic 10gms
Salted butter 30gms
Celery (chopped) 20gms
Canned pineapple 2slices
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh peas 200gms
Cooked tomato concasse 100gms
Tobasco 10drops
White sauce 500ml
Processed cheese 200gms
Fresh cream 50ml

GARNISH-

Parsley (chopped) and a few sprigs red and yellow bell pepper 20gms

PREPARATION:

String beans, shell peas, peel carrots. Cut beans and carrots into neat lorenge (diamond shape). Diagonally slice baby corns. Dice pineapple. Boil separately broccoli, peas, beans, carrots, baby corns and mushrooms, applying the principles of cooking of vegetables. Keep aside.
Melt butter in a thick bottom pan, lightly sauté onion, garlic and celery, add in boiled vegetables. Stir for half a minute; now add concasse, white sauce, half of grated cheese, tobasco and pineapple. Finish off by adding cream and seasoning. Transfer the mixture in a baking dish, sprinkle remaining grated cheese on top. Bake in a pre-heated moderate oven until the cheese melts and browns on top. Serve, garnish with chopped parsley and diced bell pepper which has been lightly tossed in butter.

FOR WHITE SAUCE -

Yellow butter 20gms
Flour 20gms
Milk 300ml
Salt to taste
Bay leaf ½ nos
Onion ( studded with cloves) 1nos

PREPARATION:

Bring milk to a boil. Add bay leaf and onion. Keep aside. Melt butter in a thick bottom saucepan. Add flour and cook the mixture over slow fire till sandy in texture. Remove and cool. Remove onion and bay leaf from the milk and add the hot milk into the prepared roux, stirring throughout to prevent the formation of lumps. Bring to boil, reduce heat and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of the wooden spoon. Season and strain the sauce. Cover with melted butter and use as required.

NOTE - WHITE SAUCE MAY BE STORED IN A REFRIGERATOR UPTO 5-7 DAYS.



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