Sunday, 15 July 2018

Pineapple sandwiches

Woman’s Day Magazine, August 1969, USA

Tropical sandwiches
1 cup creamed cottage cheese; ¼ cup mayonnaise; 1/3 cup drained crushed pineapple; 1/3 cup chopped dates; sliced dark bread
Combine first 4 ingredients. Chill and serve between slices of bread. Makes enough filling for 4 – 6 sandwiches.

Pineapple-Ham Rolls

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened; 3 tblsp light-brown sugar; 1 can 250g crushed pineapple, drained; 8 sandwich rolls; sliced baked or boiled ham.

Mix first three ingredients and spread between rolls. Wrap each in foil. When ready to serve heat each over coals a few minutes on each side, then fill with ham. Rolls can also be heated in hot oven (200°C) oven for 10 minutes.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Thanks to Iain and Fran for this fabulous find! Anne

Pineapple Crochet Designs, Paragon Art Handicrafts No 102, Sydney c1940s

If anyone would like a copy of any of these patterns leave a message as a comment.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Spicy Chicken with Roasted Pineapple Chutney (another way)

J J Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 low-sugar recipes to help you lose up to 10 pounds in just weeks, 2015 New York

Adapted from: Jerk-Spiced Chicken Thighs with Roasted Pineapple Chutney
“A tropical treat for your taste buds, this meal is a perfect blend of spicy and sweet.” JJ Virgin
Makes 4 servings
Olive oil for the pan; ½ pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1.5cm thick slices; 1 tblsp plus 1 tsp coconut oil; ¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper; 2 tblsp chopped green onion; ½ tsp minced fresh ginger; 1 tblsp chopped fresh mint; 1/8 tsp sea salt; 8 skinless chicken thighs, trimmed; 2 ½ tblsp jerk rub (or spice mix)
Pre heat the oven to 220°C. Lightly dampen a paper towel with a small amount of olive oil and wipe 2 rimmed baking sheets with it. Brush the pineapple with 1 tsp of the coconut oil and place on one of the baking sheets. Roast until the pineapple is tender and lightly browned, turning once, 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Cut the cooled pineapple into 1.5cm pieces and transfer to a bowl; stir in the bell pepper. Green onion, ginger, mint, and salt and set aside until ready to serve.
Melt the remaining 1 tblsp coconut oil and combine it with the chicken in a large bowl. Rub the chicken all over with the jerk rub and place on the remaining baking sheet. Roast the chicken pieces until golden. Serve the chicken with the chutney.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Spiced Chicken and Pineapple (one way)

The Hot Weather Cookbook, Kim MacDonald, illustrations by Murray Zanoni 1971 Sydney

Spiced Chicken and Pineapple
Serves 4-6
1 X 1.5kg chicken; ¾ tspn chilli powder; 1 tsp salt; 3 cloves garlic, crushed; ½ cup sliced shallots (scallions); 1 tspn anchovy paste; 3 tblsp vegetable oil; 1 ½ cups diced fresh or canned pineapple; 2 tspn grated lime or lemon rind; 2 tblsp lime or lemon juice; 1 cup coconut cream; 2 tspn soy sauce; ½ cup sautéed sliced shallots (scallions) for garnish
Cut the chicken from the bones and cut into 3cm cubes.
Mix together chilli powder, salt, crushed garlic, shallots and anchovy paste. Add chicken, mix well and leave to stand for 1 hour.
Heat oil in a heavy-based saucepan and fry the chicken and pineapple until chicken is lightly browned. Add rind, lime juice, coconut cream and soy sauce. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes or until tender.
Serve hot, sprinkled with sautéed sliced shallots for garnish, and accompany with boiled rice and hot spicy chutney.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Pineapple the Carnation Milky Way

Carnation Cookbook, Sydney 1976

Sausage and Pineapple Patties
Serves 4
500g sausage meat; 425g can crushed pineapple, well drained; 1 small onion, finely chopped; 2 tblsp chopped parsley; 2 tblsp plain flour; 2 tsp salt; ¼ tsp pepper; seasoned flour; Carnation Evaporated Milk; dry breadcrumbs
1. Combine sausage meat, pineapple, onion, parsley, flour and seasonings, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
2. Divide into 12 portions. Shape into patties.
3. Roll in seasoned flour, shake lightly to remove excess, then dip in evaporated milky breadcrumbs.
4. Place on a greased baking sheet.
5. Bake in a moderate oven 180°C for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Serve with Hot Tomato Sauce.

Jelly Whip Parfaits
Serves 6-8
1 packet jelly crystals; 1 cup boiling water; 1 up Carnation Evaporated Milk, chilled icy cold
1. Dissolve jelly crystals in boiling water, cool until consistency of unbeaten egg whites
2. Whip chilled evaporated milk until thick, add jelly mixture and continue beating until thick
3. Pour into parfait glasses or a wetted 4 cup mould.
4. Set in refrigerator.

Chocolate Pineapple Whip: To a jelly pineapple jelly whip, fold in 425g can well drained crushed pineapple. Layer in tall glasses with crushed chocolate biscuits.

Cream Orient: Substitute juice from a 425g can pineapple pieces for water. Lastly fold in pineapple pieces, ½ cup pipped, canned or stewed cherries and ½ cup chopped walnuts.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Brie's Baked Pineapple and Spam

Brie shared her recipe for Baked Pineapple and Spam with us on Oahu and I couldn't wait to try it out when I got home. We enjoyed it so much we thought we may buy some more Spam - a much loved staple in Hawaii!

It's easy too - slice and layer some Spam in a dish. Cover the Spam with a mixture of crushed pineapple (with the juice), mustard and brown sugar (about 2 tblspns of each). Then bake in a moderate oven for about 10 minutes.

I served ours up with salad. 

I found proof of Hawaii's love of Spam in Walmart! This cookery book!

And I read in "101 Things to do in Oahu" : "One of the most interesting gastronomical finds is the prevalence of SPAM - Hawaii's residents consume the most of this canned meat per capita in the United States. In fact, there's a whole festival, SPAM JAM, based on everything Spam."

This annual street festival occurs in April and benefits the Hawaii Foodbank, the largest non-profit in Hawaii that feeds the needy.

Yes, this is a real product - Spam flavoured macadamia nuts!!!

And let's hear it from the Monty Python crew (1989)

Q: Hey Anne, have you got any recipes without Pineapple?

A: Well, there's Pineapple, Pineapple, Spam and Pineapple. Not much Pineapple in that!