200 g packet of chang’s egg noodles
1 x chicken breast
1 x small red capsicum diced
1 x carrot, cut into matchsticks
2 tspn sesame oil
3 x spring onions, thinly sliced, plus extra for garnish
1 x garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tspn light soy sauce
1 Tbls kecap manis (sweet soy sauce),plus extra to drizzle
1 tspn black sesame seeds, lightly toasted
3 tbs peanut oil or olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Cook noodles according to packet instructions, drain, add a dash of sesame oil and toss.
2. Grease a 12 hole mini muffin pan with peanut oil or olive oil. Press the cooked noodles into the base and sides of the muffin moulds to form the basket shapes. Brush again with peanut oil before baking for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove noodle baskets and place on tray lined with baking paper. Bake noodle nests for further 5- 6 minutes or until crisp.
3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining peanut oil in a frying pan, add chicken & cook for 3-5 minutes or until just cooked through. Add garlic, carrot, capsicum, spring onion,soy sauce, Kecap Manis and sesame seeds. Toss for 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender crisp.
To serve, fill noodle baskets with the chicken mixture and drizzle with extra Kecap Manis. Garnish with spring onion.
560g beef sausage mince
1 small brown onion, finely chopped (you can use red onion)
2 cloves garlic, crushed, peeled, finely chopped (optional)
2 medium potatoes, cut into fine little cubes
1 large carrot, cut into fine little cubes
3 tbs Moroccan seasoning
1 egg, lightly beaten (for egg wash)
3 1/2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
1 tbs poppy seeds
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place potatoes and carrots in a bowl with water and cook in the microwave for 4-5 minutes or until tender but firm. Drain and pat dry.
2. Cut pastry sheets in half. Combine the mince, carrot, potatoes, onion and spice. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mince mixture into 7 portions and shape each portion into a log. Arrange sausage logs along the centres of pastry sheets.
3. Brush 1 long side of the pastry with the egg. Roll up to enclose the filling. Cut each roll evenly into 4 pieces. Place rolls, seam-side down, on the lined trays. Brush the top of the rolls with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Serve with tomato chutney.