Friday, October 12, 2007

Sample recipe from Small dishes…: Little nibbles

One thing I haven’t mentioned about these books is that wherever possible, there are two version of the recipes: a 4 serving recipe and a 1-2 serving recipe. Since this is party food, I am offering the larger recipes here, but for meal dishes I give the smaller recipe.

This is actually a combination of two recipes: the banana wraps, and everything else. I decided to “serve” them together because they are all nice, or at least interesting, nibbles wrapped in bacon, and the preparation is similar for them all.

Banana wraps:

Servings: 4.
Time: 15 minutes.

4 bananas
150 g bacon
1 tbs butter
Chilli powder

Cut each banana into 3-4 pieces. Roll a rasher of bacon around each piece and arrange the pieces in an oven-proof dish, tightly together. Sprinkle with chilli powder. Bake at 200°C for 5-10 minutes. Serve with cooked rice with raisins and iceberg leaves.

(I suggest treating the bananas exactly like the other little nibbles and serving them on cocktail sticks, but they would have to be firm enough to hold up to frying).

Mixed wraps:

8 cocktail sausages
20 mussels (mussels are also good)
8 sardines, canned, in oil
18 rashers of bacon.

Divide each bacon rasher in half crosswise and wrap a half rasher around each of the sausages, mussels and sardines and secure with cocktail sticks. Brown in a frying pan and serve with bread and tomatoes or cucumber (or plain as nibbles).

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