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Polpettone al sugo: meat loaf in tomato sauce – Antonio Carluccio

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The best meatloaf is light and juicy.

Jill Dupleix recommends Antonio Carluccio’s recipe for meatloaf in tomato sauce from his An Invitation to Italian Cooking cookbook.

Let the meatloaf stand for 10-15 minutes before serving. This allows it to set and makes it much easier to slice.
- The AWW Cooking School

Meatloaf is great served hot or cold, especially with a tomato sauce. Stephanie Alexander serves her’s with baked bananas, potato and a slice of bacon – even though her kids aren’t fussed on the cooked bananas!

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Lahmacun – Turkish pizza

Lahmacun - Turkish Pizza

Cooked for the Turkey entry of the Euro Cup and Plate challenge.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp ground cumin
350g lamb mince
1 loaf Turkish bread
2 tbsp tomato paste
150g feta cheese, crumbled
1 large tomato, seeds removed, diced
¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 lemon, cut into wedges to serve

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  3. Heat the oil in a heavy based frying pan and cook the onion and garlic for 5 minutes or until soft.
  4. Add the coriander, cumin and mince. Increase the heat and cook, stirring for about 5 minutes or until the meat has browned. {and cooked through?} Season with salt and pepper. Cool.
  5. Place the bread on the baking sheet and spread with the tomato paste. Sprinkle over half the feta, and then add the mince. Sprinkle over the remaining feta.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until warmed through.
  7. Top with tomato and parsley, then cut into slices.
  8. Serve with a wedge of lemon to squeeze over the top.

Serves 2.

Variation – Add pine nuts to the frying pan after browning the mince.