Whether it’s an impromptu lunch with friends, afternoon canapés with neighbours, or a surprise family dinner, it’s important to keep a reliable repertoire of easy entertaining classics up your sleeve. Turn to your fail-safe recipes that can be whipped up in under an hour – like these 10 tasty plates.
Chicken satay skewers
Delight your guests with crowd-pleasing satay skewers as an entrée. Or serve them as a light lunch by pairing the tender chicken with a crunchy salad and zesty chilli lime dressing.
BBQ whole snapper
Stuffed with garlic, ginger and chilli, this whole snapper guarantees a powerful taste and pleasant, spicy aroma. The classic seafood dish is given an Asian-style spin with a delightful barbeque dressing – using a mix of Changs authentic sauces, including tamari soy sauce, sesame oil and fish sauce.
Another seafood favourite, this succulent soft-shell crab can either be served as decadent finger food or as a crunchy entrée at dinner. It pairs brilliantly with a flavoursome green onion aioli, and even better with a crisp glass of white wine. The best part? It can be made within half an hour.
Cabbage and pork croquettes
The French know best, in life and in food. Crunchy croquettes are perfect for peckish guests, especially when given a unique Asian-inspired twist and filled with cabbage and pork. Serve these moreish bites with Japanese teriyaki sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Cheesy leek quiche
In just 20 minutes, you can have this vibrant, vegetarian quiche on the table. If pencil leeks are hard to come by, green onions or asparagus spears ought to do the trick. And the perfect accompaniment is a simple salad tossed with sunflower seeds, pepitas, lemon juice and olive oil.
Chocolate cake with crunchy noodles
A classic chocolate cake is a dependable dessert that oozes familiarity and nostalgia, tempting kids and adults alike to return for a second (or third) slice. For the Easter entertaining season, just add an Easter-themed edible nest upon the flattened top. The surprise ingredient? Chang’s Original Fried Noodles bring unexpected crunch to this enchanting dessert.
Pumpkin and chilli quesadillas
These Mexican quesadillas are a flavour sensation – packed with a tasty blend of vegetables, spice, and melted cheese. Pumpkin adds a health kick to every bite as the colourful vegie boosts immunity and promotes great gut health. We’ll raise our tortillas to that.
Asian slaw with peanuts and crispy noodles
Bright, healthy, and full of texture! Thrown together in under 15 minutes, this Asian slaw is a rainbow of grated carrot, shredded cabbage, and green onions. It’s a super nutritious way to fire up your family barbeque.
When hosting an impromptu dinner, a big bowl of pasta is always a good idea. In this four-ingredient classic carbonara, golden strands of spaghetti are mixed with finely sliced pancetta. Use egg yolks to achieve sought-after silky texture, stirred through the hot pasta just before dishing up.
Strawberry jam and white chocolate are a winning combination in these bite-sized cheesecakes. Transform them into Easter delights for the holiday season by piling fried noodles and candy-coated eggs on top – creating a nest-like appearance. These after-dinner treats are bound to hit the spot.
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