Category: Recipes

Croquettes

Croquettes

Boil 600g of spuds for 20-25 minutes until soft but not mush. Make mash without liquid (no milk, etc), season, Allow to cool Separate into 40g portions (50g-55g was too big once on the plate last time) Flatten into rounds Put a stripe of nduja and a sliver of cheddar, or finely chopped sundried tomatoes …

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The Perfect Picnic Poultry Pie – How to Make

The Perfect Picnic Poultry Pie – How to Make

for pork pie lovers who don’t love pork Ingredients for the filling 350g chicken breast in 5-10mm chunks 350g turkey sausage meat 100g cashews, brined for 30 mins 100g lard in 1cm cubes Thyme, salt & pepper Butter and oil for frying for the pastry 500g shortcrust pastry Method Soak the cashews in salted warm …

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How to Make the Ultimate Christmas Dinner Pie

How to Make the Ultimate Christmas Dinner Pie

Make 500g of shortcrust pastry (Calum Franklin recipe) and measure into a 350g and a 150g ball, put in fridge in cling film Also put 7inch pan or cake tin in fridge, lined on the outside with foil Wizz Parsnips, Carrots and dark meat, put in a mixing bowl Dice (1cm) white meat and add …

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Dauphinoise Potatoes

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Slice potato on mandolin thin, 2-3mm Put 300ml cream with 200ml milk in pan Season Thyme Try nutmeg Simmer with potatoes for 3m Mix in grated gruyère Put in mini casserole dishes Oven 170 for 30m

Paella

Paella

Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 red pepper diced 1 tsp each hot smoked paprika and dried thyme 300g paella or risotto rice 3 tbsp white wine 400g can chopped tomatoes  900ml chicken stock 400g frozen seafood mix Large frozen raw prawns – Morrisons Vietnamese are good 1 lemon, ½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges Method STEP 1Heat the olive oil in a …

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Ingredients 4 large shallots or 5 smaller ones 3 or 4 green chillies Ginger from freezer (don’t take out until ready – it defrosts quickly) 1 lime (zest and juice) 3 chicken breasts Ground coriander Ground cumin 1 tin coconut milk Green beans Noodles Fresh coriander Method Light a small pan on a medium ring …

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Melanzane

Melanzane

1:00 prep plus 0:30 in the oven Serves 4 Ingredients 3 aubergine2 mozzarella balls10 sage leavesOlive oil50g parmesan100g cheddar For the red sauce:2 medium onions3 tins of chopped tomatoesFresh thyme2 bay leaves3 tbsp white wine vinegar10 sage leaves finely chopped3 tsp sugarSalt & pepper Method In large non-stick pan, finely chop and gently fry onions …

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Sticky Sesame Chicken

Sticky Sesame Chicken

For the chicken 5 tbsp olive oil1 egg lightly beaten3 tbsp plain flour10 tbsp plain flour½ tsp salt½ tsp pepperFull capfull paprikaFull capfull 5 spice3 chicken breast fillets chopped into bite-size strips For the sauce 2 tbsp sesame oil 4 tbsp Cider vinegar4 tbsp honey4 tbsp sweet chilli sauce3 tbsp ketchup3 tbsp sugar6 tbsp soy …

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French Toast / Eggy Bread

French Toast / Eggy Bread

Serves 4 Ingredients 6 eggs, 250ml milk, 300g bread in 20-30mm cubes Soak bread in eggs, milk, salt and pepper for an hour, keep turning it. Don’t worry about it becoming a mush Get a large non-stick frying pan hot – 75% on front left ring After 5 minutes put plenty of oil in and …

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Tartare Sauce

Tartare Sauce

0:15 Serves 4 Ingredients Mayonnaise (approx 150)Capers (approx 4 tbsp)Gherkins (approx 3 tbsp)Lemon juiceSalt & pepperWhite vinegar (optional) Method Chop capers finelyChop gherkins coarselyMix capers and gherkins in a bowl, add a large squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt & pepperAdd mayonnaise until a very coarse consistency is obtainedTaste and leave to …

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