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This Summer season, it's time to get creative in the kitchen, to decorate with colour and to cook up your own masterpiece. And now with Coles and Curtis Stone, you can plan the ultimate selection from

01 Dec 2015

This Summer season, it's time to get creative in the kitchen, to decorate with colour and to cook up your own masterpiece. And now with Coles and Curtis Stone, you can plan the ultimate selection from sides and starters to mains and desserts, all without having to break your pocket. Here, our guide to planning a Summer feast on a budget.

SIDES AND STARTERS

BARBECUED SALMON & ZUCCHINI WITH DILLI-LEMON SAUCE

In just 20 minutes, you'll have this summer starter ready to serve up to 8 drooling mouths as soon as they witness its beauty. The final result is thin slices of barbecued bread topped with broken pieces of barbecued salmon, zucchini and complete with a sprinkling of fresh dill-lemon sauce.

BARBECUED CORN WITH FETTA

It’s getting hot in here...but not too hot. Smoky meets sweet and it's time for fun in the sun because this side-starter is one you might not want to share. Delicious and ideal for snacking on between meals, this barbecued corn is a tasty concoction of chilies, fresh lime juice, chopped fresh coriander and more.

Drinks? Lorry Boys Pale Ale, Two Churches Barossa Shiraz or Rock Paper Scissors Moscato.

MAIN MEALS

MOROCCAN SEED SALAD

With the weather heating up, this main feed is perfect for cooling things down. For serving four people, this meal can be prepared in just 15 minutes. This salad includes couscous, sultanas, pepitas, flaked almonds, sesame seeds and more, and is enjoyably filling yet lighter on the stomach so that you can ensure your guests have just enough room for dessert.

PRAWN COCKTAIL BAGUETTES

Fishy meets French in this sandwich-wrapped creation of pure bliss, providing you the opportunity to slightly modify fillings as you please. The main ingredients include whole-egg mayonnaise, cooked medium king prawns, Lebanese cucumbers, avocado and more.

Cooked Prawn Ideas? Prawn Salad in a Jar, Prawn & Noodle Lettuce Cups, Prawn, Fetta & Watermelon Salad, Prawn & Avocado Rice-Paper Rolls.

DESSERT

CHOC-HAZELNUT CINNAMON SCROLLS

Ending your feast with a chocolate choice is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and with this dessert, you'll be serving pure joy in less than an hour. And the good news is that with White Wings' 'Self Raising Flour' and Nestlé Bakers' Choice 'Milk Choc Melts', you've have all the help you need for easily making these superb scrolls, which are so scrumptious, that your guests are sure to ask which ingredients you used...but it'll be our sugary, little secret.

For complete list recipes, full ingredients, snack ideas, summer essentials, drinks and enticing inspiration, you can view the full issue of Coles Magazine.


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