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You may only think of canned food as a convenient option. After all, they are affordable, have a long shelf-life, and often require very little preparation or cooking.

However, canned food isn’t just for picnics, quick lunches or that lazy Wednesday night when you’re too tired to cook. With a little bit of time and effort, you can elevate the humble food in a can to an Instagram-worthy gourmet dish.

Here are 3 recipes that are as much a feast for the eyes as they are for the tastebuds.

Tuna Crumble Pie

There’s nothing wrong with a tuna sandwich, but here’s a way to elevate tuna from a delicious filling to a scrumptious main dish.

This oven-baked dish is especially perfect for a cozy lunch or dinner rainy day. Filled with vegetables and tuna, tuna crumble pie is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Tuna Crumble PieUsing Ayam Brand Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil gives you the nutritional benefits of both tuna and extra virgin olive oil. Tuna is an excellent source of Omega 3, Selenium, and Vitamin B6 and B12. On the other hand, extra virgin olive oil also provides health benefits thanks to its high content of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

This recipe requires only 15 minutes of preparation time and 20 minutes of bake-time in the oven. Add bread and salad to complete your meal.

 

 

Baked Rice, Chicken and Baked Beans

Baked RiceWhile baked beans are delicious on their own, transform them into a gourmet dish with the addition of chicken and rice.

This recipe uses Ayam Brand Baked Beans In Tomato Sauce Light which is low in both sodium and sugar. What’s more, the beans is a good source of fibre whereas tomato sauce can prevent cells from aging and lowers blood pressure thanks to the antioxidant lycopene.

This dish is rich in protein and is a great option for your post-workout dinner to help build lean muscle. Bake it in ramekins or a pretty baking dish and garnish with fresh herbs to up that “wow” factor at the dinner table.


Coconut Mocha Mousse

Whip up this yummy dessert with Ayam Brand Coconut Cream! 100% made of fresh coconuts, this coconut cream gives your the rich delicious coconut flavour in the convenience of a can. When consumed in moderation, you can enjoy the anti-bacterial and anti-viral health benefits of coconut, due to its high concentration of lauric acid.

CoconutMocchaMouseThis simple recipe requires only 5 ingredients: coconut cream, milk chocolate, butter, egg yolks and instant coffee granules. It requires 2 hours of refrigeration to set the mousse so it’s good idea to prepare the recipe beforehand and save it in your refrigerator to enjoy later.

This is one dessert that won’t add inches to your waistline or raise your cholesterol level! The butter, eggs and whipping cream contribute about 80% of saturated fat in the recipe. Saturated fat, when mixed with coconut cream, is a healthy fat that can be quickly converted into energy.

Serve the coconut mocha mousse in clear glass and top with fresh fruit (strawberries recommended!) for extra presentation points.

 

 

Ayam Brand™ products can be found at all leading supermarkets and hypermarts.

 

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