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Easy entertaining: Fuss-free dining

We’ve taken any stress out of preparing this delicious, sit-down meal for a seamless dinner party.

  • Fruit and vegetables
    1 pot basil
    1 red or green cabbage or 1/2 of each coloured cabbage
    1 large carrot
    2 garlic bulbs (plus one for garnish, if preferred)
    1 small piece ginger
    2 kumara
    6 lemons (includes 1 for garnish)
    18 small lettuce leaves (either one pack of ready-prepared crispy lettuce leaves or 3 baby cos lettuce)
    5 oranges (includes  1 for decoration)
    1 bunch parsley
    1 large parsnip
    3 spring onions
    1 swede
  • Meat
    2 pork tenderloin fillets (between 350g- 375g each)
  • Chilled/frozen
    1 large egg
    1 large carton low-fat natural yoghurt
    350g frozen prawns, peeled
    300ml trim milk
  • Bottles/canned
    Peppadew diced peppers
    1 jar lemon curd
  • Miscellaneous – check your cupboards before you add any of these items to your list
    brandy or rum, or orange juice (3 tablespoons)
    flavoured oil eg. chilli
    freshly ground black pepper
    ground cinnamon
    ground cumin
    icing sugar
    oil spray
    olive oil
    salt-reduced chicken stock
    seafood dressing
    Tabasco sauce
    tomato sauce

The day before

  • Prepare pork to the end of step 4. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Make pancakes. Cool thoroughly and lay between sheets of baking paper, and place in a sealed container.

In the morning

  • Prepare prawns. Toss in oil, lemon juice and parsley. Then toss in dressing. Place in the fridge in a sealed container.
  • Peel or scrub vegetables for vegetable mash.
  • Grate zest, then peel and segment oranges for pancakes. Keep chilled, in a sealed container.
  • Mix yoghurt with lemon curd. Cover and chill.

2 hours before

  • Prepare vegetables/ingredients for Spicy cabbage.
  • Brown pork and transfer to an ovenproof dish.
  • Cook vegetables for mash. Preheat oven to 200°C. Roast garlic.

1 1/2 hours before

  • Assemble mash. Keep covered in the bottom of the oven.
  • Prepare cabbage. Keep covered in the pan.

1 hour before serving

  • Assemble cocktail cups.
  • Assemble pancakes and keep chilled.
  • Cook pork 1 hour before serving to allow it to rest before slicing.

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