Dinner with Pork and Seafood
A four course dinner for four people. Cream of carrot and parsnip soup, potted seafood entree; crabmeat and prawns with lemon and onion flavour, and a main course of roast pork with apple sauce, or apple seasoning. Dessert is a refreshing rock melon and ice cream with a passionfruit flavour. The ice cream is made using an old method which is fairly easy.
Cream of Carrot and Parsnip
3 medium carrots, chopped
2 medium parsnips, chopped
2 medium onions, chopped
1 medium potato, chopped
4 cups water
1 dessertspoon of chicken stock powder
½ cup cream
Melt butter in large saucepan, add carrots, parsnips, onion, and potato. Cook covered over low heat for 15 minutes, or microwave on high for about 10 minutes. Stir in water and stock, bring to boil, and simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.
Blend or process. Stir in cream. Sprinkle with shallots.
500g small shelled prawns
70g can crab meat
4 shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper
In a bowl, combine prawns, crab, shallots, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Pack mixture firmly into 4 individual dishes. Dot 2 teaspoons of butter on top of of prawn mixture in each dish.
Place dishes on oven tray and bake in a moderate oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and refrigerate until set.
Turn out onto individual serving plates. Serve with toast triangles or melba toast.
Roast Pork with apple seasoning.
1kg boned loin of pork
To cook pork
Score rind of pork on bench, roll up firmly and secure with string at 2cm intervals. Rub oil and salt into rind. Place pork on a wire rack in a baking dish. Bake uncovered in hot oven for 10 minutes or until rind starts to crackle. Reduce to moderate temperature and bake a further 90 minutes. Remove from oven and keep warm.
1 teaspoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1 medium apple, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
3½ cups stale breadcrumbs
1 egg, lightly beaten
Heat butter and oil in pan, add onions, garlic, and celery and cook until onion is soft. Stir in apple, rind, and herbs. Cook until apple is soft. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in remaining ingredients.
Serve pork with apple on the side
Rock melon Ice cream
1 teaspoon gelatine
1 tablespoon hot water
2 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
1½ tablespoons orange juice
½ cup milk
300ml thickened cream
½ small rock melon
Sprinkle gelatine over hot water to dissolve. Beat egg yolks, sugar, and orange juice until pale and fluffy. Place in double saucepan with milk, stir over simmering water until the mixture thickens slightly.
Remove from heat, add dissolved gelatine. Add cream and mix well. Pour mixture into freezer tray and freeze until it is firm.
Peel rock melon, remove seeds, and chop roughly. Blend until smooth. Measure one cup only of the puree as water content is high, and using too much will result in an icy texture.
Spoon ice cream into a small bowl of electric mixer and beat until smooth and thick. Fold rock melon puree and passionfruit pulp into ice cream. Pour into freezer tray and freeze until firm.
Top each serve with extra whipped cream and extra passionfruit pulp.
There is another Ice Cream recipe found here that is easy and works every time. Like the one above contains cream that gives it a smooth texture,