Monday, 8 December 2014

[recipes] Perfect Italiano Food Fixes in 15 Festive Menu

Perfect Italiano Food Fixes in 15 Festive Menu
Arriving in the last month of the year meaning Christmas is around the corner where we could slow down our pace and spend some quality time with family and loved ones. Although this year we are away for a long vacation to USA in December but the atmosphere and urge for preparing festive dishes are still within us. So with this scheduled post we hope to share some quick fix festive dishes that can be easily done in 15 minutes so that you don't have to avoid restaurants or worry about preparing festive menus.


Furthermore Perfect Italiano "Food Fixes in 15 Seconds" also shares a 5-Course menu from appetizer to dessert which could be easily fix with minimum cooking skills leaving you stress free in the kitchen. Beside that each featured recipe also includes a 15 seconds demo video which shows the preparations steps too.

APPETIZER

HAM AND ASPARAGUS CHEESE ROLLS
(using Perfect Italiano Mozzarella and Parmesan Grated Cheese)


[Appetizer] Ham and Asparagus Cheese Rolls
For appetizer let’s start with this super easy Ham and Asparagus Cheese Rolls which I used the 100% wholemeal sandwich bread to roll up the apple baked ham, asparagus, carrot and shredded cheese. The sweet and crunch of the veggie blends well with the cheesy Mozzarella as well as the bold flavour of Parmesan.

Ingredients for Ham and Asparagus Cheese Rolls

Recipe adapted from Perfect Italiano Festive Menu recipes site here.

(Yield: 4 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 minutes)

Ingredients:

Method:
1. Place chicken ham, followed by asparagus and carrot slices on top of each bread slice.

2. Sprinkle with half the Perfect Italiano Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, followed by salt and pepper to taste.

3. Roll up each of the bread slices by applying pressure to flatten the bread slightly.

4. Firmly secure by using toothpicks if needed.

5. Top with the remaining Perfect Italiano Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

6. Bake in preheated 180°C / 356°F oven until cheese is melted and slightly browned on top.

FoodFixes In 15 Second video via Perfect Italiano Website:


MAIN COURSE

TURKEY ROULADE WITH STUFFED MUSHROOM,
CRANBERRY AND SPINACH

(using Perfect Italiano Mozzarella and Parmesan Grated Cheese)


[Main] Chicken Roulade with stuffed mushroom, cranberry and spinach
Since its festive feast for Christmas, how about making some Turkey Roulade which stuffed with mushroom, cranberry and spinach sounds to you? Although they might be quite a few methods on preparing this dish when you do a Google search but somehow the ingredients are more or less similar with nuts, spinach, cheese and etc too.

For a quick fix you can process and cook the ingredients before using it together with shredded cheese for extra flavour plus the oozing cheese will also help to keep/lock the meat moist and juicy during baking. Here we are using chicken breast which can be easily obtain from local supermarkets but if you are into festive mood do try out the original recipe by using Turkey breast meat (available from thebutcher.com.sg) instead.
- Just take note of the baking time which would be slightly longer if using Turkey Breast Meat.

Ingredients for Chicken Roulade

Recipe adapted from Perfect Italiano Festive Menu recipes site here.

(Yield: 4 | Preparation: 10 minutes | Cooking: 20 minutes)

Ingredients:

Method:
1. In a food processor, add mushrooms, dried cranberries, walnut, spinach, garlic, salt and pepper to blend.

2. In a heated pan, add olive oil followed by blended mixture to saute for 2 minutes.

3. Place cling wrap on top of a chopping board and lay flattened chicken breast skin side down. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Spread the stuffing in a half-inch thick layer over the chicken breast, leaving a half-inch border on all sides.

5. Top with Perfect Italiano Mozzarella and Parmesan Grated Cheese.

6. Roll up the cling wrap to secure chicken into a roll.

7. Leave it to bake in preheated 200°C / 392°F oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until meat is cooked.

8. Let it rest for 5 minutes then slice Chicken Roulade to serve.

FoodFixes In 15 Second video via Perfect Italiano Website:



DESSERT

PARMESAN APPLE CRUMBLE
(using Perfect Italiano Parmesan Grated Cheese)


[Dessert] Parmesan Apple Crumble
A festive meal won’t be completed without ending it with some sweet dessert such as sticky date pudding, logcake or something like this the sweet and savoury Parmesan Apple Crumble. As we know apple crumble is a dessert consisting of baked apples topped with a crisp buttery crust that usual serve warm with a decent scoop of vanilla ice-cream. But trust me this savoury version by adding grated Parmesan into the apple crumble isn't as weird as it might sound. Likewise it actually tastes great with the new combination especially eaten together with the cold and creamy vanilla ice-cream.

(recipe and video demo can be found @ http://perfectitaliano.com.sg/foodfixesin15-recipe/parmesan-apple-crumble/)


Oh ya, if you are making any festive dishes do share them on Instagram with hashtags #perfectitalianosg too! Meanwhile, have fun whipping up these quick dishes and look forward to see your creations soon.

Perfect Italiano Grated Mozzarella  (250g or 450g)  and Grated Parmesan (125g or 250g) are both great choice for festive ingredients especially when used to preparing mouth-watering cheesy dishes during coming Christmas and New Year! So remember to pick up a pack or two while doing your weekly grocery shopping at your nearest supermarkets to try out these quick and easy dishes or hop over to Perfect Italiano website @ www.perfectitaliano.com.sg\recipes for more other recipe ideas.


Disclaimer: This post is brought to you in partnership with Nuffnang and Perfect Italiano.

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