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Stuffed mushroom starter

4 chestnut mushrooms                                   fullsizeoutput_b93.jpeg

3 tbsp breadcrumbs

1 tbsp finely chopped onion

1 tsp finely chopped garlic

1 tsp dried sage

Olive oil

Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Remove mushroom stalks and finely chop them.

Fry onion and garlic in olive oil till soft. *

Add mushroom stalks and fry gently.

Remove from heat, add breadcrumbs and sage.

Top each stuffed mushroom with Parmesan, according to your taste.

Place on baking tray and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Serve with a side salad.

*Finely chopped lardons of bacon can be added to the onion and garlic, if desired.


Chicken, coconut and galangal soup

200ml coconut milk

200ml chicken/vegetable stock

2 lemon grass stalks (white part only), chopped

5cm fresh galangal, peeled and chopped

15 black peppercorns, crushed

400g skinless chicken breast fillets, slicedsoup

1-1/2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp palm or coconut sugar

150g mixed mushrooms

200g cherry tomatoes

2-1/2 tbsp lime or lemon juice

5 kaffir lime leaves, torn in half

3-5 small red and green chillies, bruised

coriander leaves, to garnish

Heat the coconut milk, stock, lemon grass, galangal and peppercorns in a saucepan over medium heat.

Add chicken, fish sauce and sugar and, stirring constantly, simmer for 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

Halve the mushrooms if they are large and remove hard stalks. Add tomatoes and mushrooms to saucepan and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Add lime or lemon juice, kaffir lime leaves and chillies for last few seconds.

Serve garnished with a few coriander leaves.