Family feast! Meals everyone will enjoy

The kids are back at school and are no doubt coming home with the familiar question, ‘What’s for dinner?’ Get them excited about dinnertime with these crowd-pleasing meals for the whole family from the kitchen whizzes at My Food Bag. 


Greek-style Pizzettes with Feta and Salad

apizzanewsPrep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Greek-style pizzettes

  • 2 small pita breads
  • 2 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 1 handful baby spinach leaves
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ capsicum, core and seeds removed, finely sliced

Salad

  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes
  • Drizzle of olive oil and vinegar (e.g. red wine, white wine, balsamic)

To serve 

  • 30g feta cheese
  • 1–2 tablespoons vinegar (e.g. red wine, white wine, balsamic)

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

  1. Lay pita breads on prepared tray. Divide pizza sauce between pitas and spread out evenly. Divide spinach, mozzarella cheese and capsicum between pitas. Bake for about 12 minutes until bases are crispy and cheese is melted and golden
  2. While pizzettes are cooking, prepare salad; dice cucumber and quarter cherry tomatoes. Toss with olive oil and vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper
  3. Crumble feta over pizzettes. Serve salad on the side

Chocolate dipped frozen bananas 

banana

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate dipped frozen bananas

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 6 bamboo skewers or popsicle sticks
  • 250g good quality chocolate

Toppings

  • ¼ cup toasted muesli
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped roasted peanuts

METHOD:

  1. Cut bananas in half crossways and insert a skewer/popsicle stick into the cut-end of each half. Place on a plate lined with baking paper, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.
  2. Break chocolate into small pieces and place in a small, heat-proof, glass bowl. Half-fill a small pot with water and bring to a simmer. Place bowl on top of water (the steam will slowly melt  chocolate) and stir with a metal spoon until melted. Alternatively heat in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted.
  3. Dip each banana half into melted chocolate, coating it completely. Return chocolate coated bananas to lined plate and moving quickly (as the chocolate will set), sprinkle with muesli, coconut or peanuts. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to eat.

To Serve: Enjoy as Friday night dessert or birthday party treat


Teriyaki Chicken and Veggie Sushi Hand Rolls

asushinewsINGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup sushi rice, cooked to packet instructions, cooled
  • 3-4 nori seaweed papers 
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced 1cm thick and marinated in 1 ½ tb soy sauce, 1 tb honey, 1 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp finely grated ginger, and 1 clove minced garlic
  • Your favourite veggie fillings e.g. shredded lettuce, grated carrot, sliced cucumber, avocado, capsicum
  • Your favourite condiments e.g. Japanese mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, pickled ginger

METHOD:

  1. Pan fry chicken and marinade for about 3 minutes, until cooked through. Set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Place fillings and rice on the table, each person can take a wrap, add rice and your favourite fillings and wrap it up using their hands and dip in your favourite sauces

Sushi Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-2 cups sushi rice, cooked to packet instructions, cooled
  • 4-8 nori seaweed papers 
  • Your favourite veggie fillings e.g. shredded lettuce, grated carrot, sliced cucumber, avocado, capsicum
  • Your favourite protein fillings e.g. sliced cooked chicken breasts, fresh sashimi grade salmon, boiled eggs or drained tinned tuna (mixed with a little mayo)
  • Your favourite condiments e.g. Japanese mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, pickled ginger

UTENSILS

  • Bamboo sushi mat

METHOD:

  1. Choose your favourite fillings and follow the instructions on the nori to make your own personalised sushi!

Italian Beef Burgers with Caramelised Onions, Salad and Sweet Potato Chips

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Italian beef burgers 

  • 500g Italian beef and pork mince
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ red onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot, finely grated
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 burger buns

Sweet potato chips and caramelised onions   

  • 600g sweet potato, scrubbed and cut into chips
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

To serve

  • ½ green oak lettuce, broken into leaves
  • 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced

METHOD:

Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C (Fan). Line an oven tray with baking paper. Preheat BBQ plate to medium (optional). Read through recipe.

  1. Toss sweet potato chips with a drizzle of olive oil on prepared tray, season with salt and roast for 20-25 minutes until golden and tender. Turn once during cooking.
  2. While sweet potato chips are cooking, heat a drizzle of oil in a small pot on medium heat. Fry onion for 6-7 minutes until soft. Stir in balsamic vinegar and sugar and cook for a further 1 minute until caramelised. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all Italian beef burger ingredients (except burger buns) and mix well using clean hands. Divide mixture into 6 and shape into 1.5cm thick patties.
  4. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium heat. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes each side, until just cooked through.
  5. Place burger buns on an oven tray and cook for 4-5 minutes to warm through. Cut buns in half horizontally.

To Serve:

Place lettuce, tomato, cucumber and caramelised onions on a platter. Divide burger buns and patties between plates and let everyone build their own burger. Serve sweet potato chips on the side.


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