Real Housewives of Sydney star, Krissy Marsh, joined Kylie and Larry to share her favourite ‘Krissy-mas’ side dish recipes from her new cookbook that are festive, fabulous and still budget friendly.
AUNTY JOSEY’S PASTA SALAD
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500g dried big shell pasta
3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
200g round sliced ham
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
200g tasty cheese, such as cheddar cut in 1cm cubes
1 bunch green shallots, trimmed, sliced
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
10 rashes rindless bacon, trimmed
1 cup (130g) slivered almonds
1 cup whole egg mayonnaise
¼ cup cream
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of well-salted boiling water, following the packet directions, until al dente. This means the pasta should still have a little resistance when you bite into it.
Drain and rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process, then tip into a large bowl. Add the Italian dressing and stir to combine. Set aside to cool.
Stack the ham slices, roll into a cylinder and slice into ribbons. Add the ham, tomatoes, cheese, shallots, and parsley to the cooled pasta. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Cook the bacon rashers in batches in a hot frying pan until crisp. Place on a plate lined with a paper towel. Add the almonds to the bacon fat remaining in the pan and cook until golden. Tip into a small bowl to cool.
Transfer the pasta mixture to a large serving bowl. Mix the mayonnaise, cream and tomato sauce in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper and pour over the pasta, stirring well to combine. Tear the bacon into pieces and add, with the almonds to the top of the pasta mixture. Enjoy!
2 rashers rindless streaky bacon, finely chopped
6 freshly shucked oysters in their shell
Good quality Worcestershire sauce
Preheat the grill to a medium-high heat.
Place the bacon in a small, non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook, trying not to stir too often, until the bacon is really crispy, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Place the oysters on an oven tray. You can add some rock salt to the tray to stabilises them but it’s not necessary if you’re careful. Spoon the bacon oven the oysters and top each one with a couple of shakes of Worcestershire sauce.
Place under the hot grill for 2 minutes. Serve.
AUNTY NIC’S BROCCOLI AND CAULIFLOWER BAKE
300g broccoli florets
300g cauliflower florets
2 zucchini, cut into thick rounds
2 cups white sauce
¼ cup grated parmesan or cheddar cheese (or a combination)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius fan forced. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over a high heat.
Plunge the broccoli and cauliflower into the boiling water for 5 minutes until vibrant in colour.
Drain, then tightly pack the broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini (so you can’t see the base of the dish) into a large baking dish.
Pour over the white sauce. Top with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until well cooked. It’s best to overcook rather than undercook this dish.