Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

* 3 large eggs
* 1 x quantity sweet pastry
* 100g golden caster sugar
* 1kg large sweet potatoes
* 50g unsalted butter, melted
* 4 level tbsp plain flour
* 1/4tsp ground nutmeg
* 2tsp vanilla extract
* Ground cinnamon
* 250ml (9fl oz) double cream (or natural yoghurt for a slightly 'skinnier' version)
* Zest and juice of 3 clementines
* 2tbsp golden caster sugar
* 4 clementines, peeled and sliced into rounds, to serve (Optional)
* Preheat your oven to 200C. Make your pastry, and while it's in the fridge for 30 mins prick your sweet potatoes with a fork, lay them on a baking tray and pop them into the oven - they'll need about 50 mins to an hour, until they're soft and cooked through. When they're ready, take them out of the oven and turn the temperature down to 180C. After the pastry has had 30 minutes in the fridge, continue through the method until baked blind.
* While the pastry case is in the oven, peel the skins off the roasted sweet potatoes and discard. Put the flesh into a large bowl and mash it up. Melt your butter in a saucepan on a low heat and add it to the sweet potato with the sugar, flour, nutmeg, a large pinch of cinnamon and the vanilla extract. Whisk 2 eggs in a separate bowl, pour them into the mixture, then mash everything together until completely combined.
* Spoon your sweet potato mixture into the cooled pastry case, and use a fork or spoon to spread it out evenly. Dust a clean surface and a rolling pin with flour and roll out your leftover pastry (plus any bits that you trimmed off the sides). Cut it into long strips, a bit longer than the width of your tart. Drape these strips over the top, crisscrossing them as you go so you get a nice lattice design on the top. Tidy up the sides, then beat your remaining egg and brush it over the pastry. Put the pie into the oven and bake for 45 to 50 mins, until it's gorgeous and golden.
* Make your clementine cream just before serving by whipping the cream, clementine zest and juice and sugar together until you've got soft peaks. Take your pie out of the oven and let it cool for about 25 mins before serving with the clementine cream.
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Green Bean Salad (French) Recipe

1 medium shallot, minced
3 tsp good-quality prepared mustard
1 lb green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of capers
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Blanch the green beans in salted boiling water for 2 mins. Drain & immediately run under cold water to stop the cooking and retain the green color. Drain thoroughly.
Meanwhile, whisk the mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly add 3 tbs olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and several generous turns of black pepper, and then the shallot and capers. Stir to combine.
Transfer to a large bowl & toss with the mustard-vinegar dressing. Taste & adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 people.
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Friday, September 4, 2009

Irish Stew Recipe

* 1-1½ kg neck or shoulder of lamb
* Bouquet of parsley, thyme and bayleaf (tied together with twine)
* 3 large onions, finely chopped
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 3-4 carrots, chopped into bite-sized pieces
* 1 small turnip, chopped into bite-sized pieces
* Some small new potatoes, peeled and quartered, or large potatoes, peeled and chopped
* 75-100g cabbage, shredded
* Finely chopped parsley and dash of Worcester Sauce
Remove the meat from the bone, trim off all the fat and cut into cubes. Keep the bones, place the meat in a pot, cover with cold salted water. Bring to the boil, drain and rinse the lamb.
In a fresh pot put the meat, bones, bouquet of herbs, onions, seasoning, carrots, leeks and turnip and cover with water. Simmer gently for one hour. Skim off the foam as it rises. (this is very important for the final flavour and appearance of the stew.) Add the potatoes and continue cooking for 25 mins. For the last 5 mins add in the cabbage. When the meat and vegetables are cooked remove the bones and bouquet for herbs. Stir in the chopped parsley and a dash of Worcester sauce. Serve in large bowls with soda bread.
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Mexican Salad Recipe

* 2 carrots, peeled and finely sliced
* A small bunch of radishes (about 10), trimmed and finely sliced
* A large bunch of fresh coriander, leaves and stalks finely chopped
* 2 large jalapeƱo chillies (or other green chilli), to taste, finely sliced
* ½ a small red cabbage
* ½ a small white cabbage
* 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
* Extra virgin olive oil
* Juice of 2-3 limes
* Sea salt
1. The best way to make this is to use a food processor with a slicer attachment or a mandolin. If you don't have either of those, use a speed peeler, or simply grate everything finely.
2. Shred your white and red cabbage into 2 separate piles. Put just the white cabbage into a large bowl with the radishes, carrots & most of the coriander. Mix everything together really well, then kick up the flavours by adding almost all the chopped chilli, the sliced red onion and a good few lugs of extra virgin olive oil. Add most of the lime juice and a good pinch of salt, then toss together and have a taste. Just keep adjusting everything, adding more fragrance with the coriander, heat with the last of the chilli and acid with another squeeze of lime juice, until it's just right for you.
3. When you're happy, fold in the red cabbage right before serving and eat.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Chicken and Ham Casserole Recipe

* 15 g all-purpose flour
* 30 g butter
* 235 ml milk
* 70 g cooked, cubed chicken breast meat
* 70 g cooked and cubed ham
* 30 g chopped celery
* 80 g cooked wide egg noodles
* 2 g paprika
* 2 g salt
* 0.5 g ground black pepper
* 85 g shredded Cheddar cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in the flour and heat until bubbly. Slowly add the milk, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and smooth.
3. Remove from heat and stir in the chicken, ham, noodles, celery, salt and ground black pepper. Transfer this mixture to a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with the cheese and top with paprika, as desired. Return to oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Indonesian Pork Tenderloin Recipe

* 45 ml lime juice
* 45 ml reduced-sodium soy sauce
* 45 ml stir-fry sauce
* 1 g ground ginger
* 3 g crushed red pepper flakes
* 9 g garlic cloves, minced
* 454 g pork tenderloin
1. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place the pork in a large resealable plastic bag; add half of the marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill pork, covered, over hot heat for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F and juices run clear, basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
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Chinese Pepper Round Steak Recipe

* 905 g beef round steak, cut into thin strips
* 30 ml vegetable oil
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
* 294 g beef consomme
* 476 g green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
* 60 ml soy sauce
* 15 g cornstarch
* 4 g white sugar
* 0.4 g ground ginger, or to taste
* 1 g garlic salt
* 0.5 g ground black pepper
* 235 g hot cooked rice
1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and quickly cook and stir the sliced beef for about 10 minutes, until the meat has begun to brown and is no longer pink inside. Remove beef from skillet and set aside.
2. Whisk together the tomato soup, beef consomme, green peppers, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, ginger, garlic salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring the sauce to a simmer, stir until thickened, and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the green peppers have begun to cook. Stir in the beef, and simmer for 20 more minutes until the peppers are cooked and the flavors have blended . Serve over hot cooked rice.
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

* 225 g bulk pork sausage
* 210 g Pepperidge Farm® White Sandwich Bread cut in cubes
* 170 g shredded Cheddar cheese
* 255 g Pace® Picante Sauce OR Pace® Thick & Chunky Salsa
* 4 eggs
* 180 ml milk
1. Cook the sausage in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently to break up meat. Pour off any fat.
2. Arrange sausage in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with bread cubes and cheese. Mix picante sauce, eggs and milk and pour over all. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
3. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
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Breakfast Tortilla Recipe

* 30 g refried beans
* 30 ml salsa
* 3 eggs, beaten
* 15 ml mayonnaise
* 4 (6 inch) flour tortillas
* 80 g shredded lettuce
1. Stir the beans and salsa together in a small bowl until smooth. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour beaten eggs into pan and allow bottom to set, approximately 1 minute. Spread bean mixture onto one half of eggs and flip other half over to make a half-circle. Continue to cook until eggs are set.
2. Spread an equal amount of mayonnaise onto each tortilla. Cut eggs into 4 equal pieces and place one piece on each tortilla. Cover each with shredded lettuce. Roll up tortillas and serve.
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Spicy Strawberry Salad Recipe

* 180 ml vegetable oil
* 100 g white sugar
* 8 g poppy seeds
* 4 g garlic powder
* 3 g mustard powder
* 80 ml balsamic vinegar
* 105 g fresh sliced mushrooms
* 440 g mixed salad greens
* 180 g chopped pecans
* 665 g sliced fresh strawberries
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1. Whisk together the oil, sugar, poppy seeds, garlic powder, dry mustard and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.
2. In a salad bowl, combine the mushrooms and mixed greens; add dressing and toss. Sprinkle with strawberries and pecans.
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Thursday, April 23, 2009

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Meatless Mission Chili Recipe

This is a nice recipe for 4 people.
2 tb Safflower oil
Clove garlic, minced
Green Bell Pepper, chopped
Stalk Celery, chopped
Sm Onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
Carrot, shredded
Med Zucchini, shredded
18 oz Can Tomatoes with juice
15 oz Can Kidney Beans,drained
8 oz Can Tomato sauce (1 cup)
1/4 c Water
1 1/2 ts Chili powder, or to taste
1/4 ts Hot pepper Sauce, to taste
1 ts Basil
1 ts Oregano
1/2 ts Black Pepper
GARNISH: corn, chopped scallions, shredded Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese,
or a combination, optional. In a Dutch oven or 4-5 qt saucepan, heat oil.
Saute garlic, green pepper, celery, onion, carrot, and zucchini until
crisp/tender, about 3 minutes.
As mixture cooks, stir in remaining
ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium.
Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Top each serving with a garnish, if desired. If you wish, set under broiler to melt cheese.
VARIATIONS: - add 1/2 cup whole raw cashews - add 1/2 lb firm tofu, cut
into 1/2" cubes ~ add 1 cup cooked corn If reheating, add addt'l liquid,
such as water, tomato juice, or veg stock
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Italian Style Stuffing Recipe

Yield: 6 Servings
1/2 To 1 pound lean bacon,
-finely diced
3 tb Olive oil
3 Stalks celery, including
-tops, finely chopped
1 lg Onion, finely chopped
Giblets and liver from
1/4 lb Prosciutto
1 To 2 pound day old white
Chicken stock to moisten
1/2 c Parmesan or romano cheese
1/2 c Chopped fresh parsley
2 Eggs
Salt and pepper to taste
4 tb To 5 tb poultry seasoning
In a large skillet cook bacon in olive oil until about halfway done. Add
celery and onion and cook until transparent. Pour off fat from skillet and
use it to cook giblets, then prosciutto, then liver until done. (Freeze the
liver to make it easier to chop) Mix with bacon and vegetables and cool.
Soak bread in stock and combine with meat and vegetable mixture. Add
cheese, parsley, eggs, and seasonings and mix with hands. Stuffs a 12-15
pound turkey.
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Oriental Beef And Pea Pods Recipe -

This is a really great recipe. Enjoy everyone!
Yield: 5 servings
1 ea Small head cauliflower
1 ea Med. green pepper
1 lb Steak
1 ea Clove garlic, minced
1 ea Med onion, chopped
3 tb Soy sauce
6 oz (1pkg) frozen pea pods
2 c Water
1/4 c Cornstarch
4 ts Instant beef bouilion
1/2 ts Sugar
3 c Hot cooked rice
Green Pepper is to be seeded and cut up into small strips.
Steak is to be Tenderloin Tip or Round steak cut into paper-thin
Break cauliflower into flowerets; cut each into 1/4-inch slices.
Combine cauliflower, green pepper, beef, and onion in 2-qt casserole.
Drizzle with soy sauce; stir lightly to coat evenly. Cover and microwave
on high (100%) 6 minutes; stir. Cover and microwave until meat is no
longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Frozen pea pods.
Cover and microwave until pea pods are thawed, 2 to 3 minutes.
Mix water, cornstarch, bouilion and sugar in 4-cup glass measure.
Stir in juices from meat. Microwave uncovered on high (100%) 2 1/2 minutes; stir.
Microwave to boiling, 2 to 3 minutes.
Stir into meat mixture.
Serve over hot rice.
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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Beer & Cheese Soup Recipe

Categories: Soups, Usenet
Yield: 6 servings
1 cup of Onions, diced
11 oz Beer (use a can or
1 cup of Celery, diced
-bottle and save a
1 cup of Carrots, diced
-swallow for the cook!)
1 cup of Mushrooms, diced
6 oz Cheddar cheese,
3/4 cup of Butter
1/2 cup of Flour
2 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese,
1 teaspoon of Mustard, dry
5 cup of Chicken stock
-(or vegetable)
1 Broccoli bunch
Saute the diced vegetables in butter. Mix flour and mustard into sauted
vegetables. Add the chicken or vegetable stock to mixture and cook for
five minutes.
Break broccoli into small florets; cut stems into bite-sizes pieces. Steam
until tender-crisp.
Add beer and cheeses to the soup. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Check seasonings.
To serve, place some broccoli into a soup bowl and ladle the soup over it.
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Ambrosia Recipe

Categories: Desserts, Usenet
Yield: 4 servings
1 1/4 cup of Cream, heavy
-amount of soft fruit)
2 Bananas (or equivalent
Broken meringue
Whip the cream. Chop fruit coarsely, but don't crush. Break meringue into
large crumbs. Mix everything shortly before serving and pile into glasses.
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Quick Avgolemono Soup Recipe

Categories: Soups, Greek, Usenet
Yield: 4 servings
1 cup of White rice, cooked
1 Lemon, juiced
3 cup of Chicken broth
2 lg Eggs
If you don't have any leftover white rice, put about 1 1/2 cup of rice on
to cook.
Heat the chicken broth to boiling. While the chicken broth is heating,
beat together the lemon juice and eggs in a small bowl or glass measuring
cup until uniform in color.
When the chicken broth is boiling, stir in the cooked rice. Remove from
heat and stir briskly while slowly pouring the egg mixture into the pot
from about a foot in the air. The soup should end up resembling a cream
soup and there should be no large, visible threads of egg.
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