Cheat’s al fresco lunch

By TASTE, 14 December 2015

You won’t be spending hours in the kitchen this summer with Hannah Lewry’s clever ways to serve a combination of ready-made and prepared foods from Woolies – perfect for a relaxed al fresco lunch with friends

Handmade beer bread and pâté

You can make your own beer bread using Woolworths’ “Just Add Beer” bread-baking kit. It’s foolproof and tastes great every time. All you have to do is follow the package instructions for perfect results.

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Hot-smoked trout and melon salad

Salmon and melon is a daring match made in heaven. It’s a combination that helps you create a sophisticated salad in no time at all.

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Free-range rack of lamb with a rosemary-and-cranberry

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It’s best to cook this as a complete rack, as it’s easier to handle and less likely to overcook.

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Smoked salmon-and-trout terrine

This terrine is Hannah Lewry’s go-to festive season pre-lunch snack served with bread and a chilled bottle of bubbly or sparkling grape juice.

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Roast cranberry, apple and sage free-range chicken

These traditional Christmas flavours really shine through in this succulent roast chicken. You can even cook it on the braai in true South African style.

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Honey-and-orange roasted pumpkin

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Add big flavour to a whole pumpkin with a drizzle of honey, orange and butter.

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Gammon with caramel apples and fennel

The contrast of the salty meat with the sweet apples and refreshing marinated fennel is a winning combo.

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Cake and custard

The combination of silky custard and sweet blueberries is simply scrumptious.

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