Author Archives: Heather

Heather’s Bankok Chicken

For 4 people 8 chicken thighs. MARINADE 150ml sweet chilli sauce, 50mi fish sauce, juice of two limes 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp chopped red chilli, 1 tbsp chopped mint, 1 tbsp chopped coriander. METHOD Mix all ingredients together … Continue reading

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The Mushroom Burger

This is my favourite burger.  A simple morning roll, buttered.  Brush a large Portobella mushroom with olive oil and bake for 10 minutes.  Add a small amount of blue cheese, I use St Agur, and eat.  Great!  

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Scallops Bacon & Blackpudding

This is really just an assembly job and is on my site only as a reminder of how great a dish it is.  Scallops seared, streaky bacon grilled, blackpudding fried, peas purieed and mashed tatties.  This is a great main … Continue reading

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Cheats Cheese Souffle

Ingredients   for six 100gm parmesan cheese 40gm plain flour 250ml milk salt, pepper, grated nutmeg 30gm butter 3 egg yolks 2 egg whites stiffly beaten 350ml double cream METHOD  Put the milk, flour,seasoning and butter in a non stick pan … Continue reading

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Moroccan Rice Chicken & Chickpea Casserole

Ingredients (serves 4) 1/2 cup brown rice           1-1/2 cups chicken stock 1 tin drained chickpeas 1/2 jar Belazu rose harisa 1/2 each red, green pepper 1 sliced onion 2 big breasts chicken Kalamata olives Chopped … Continue reading

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Mexican Tomato Soup

1 jar passata 2 jars chicken stock 1 onion sliced 1 carrot peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic 2 teaspoons mild chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup red lentils Soften onion, garlic and carrot  … Continue reading

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Apricot Slice

1cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 6oz butter cold diced 1 cup jumbo rolled oats 1 cup pecans ground in food processor 2 1/2 cups dried apricots chopped 1/3 cup marmalade extra 1 1/2 oz butter melted Preheat oven … Continue reading

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Moroccan Mushrooms with Chickpeas

1 onion sliced 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cumin pinch flaked red chilli 8oz mushrooms quartered 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 can chickpeas drained 1 tsp clear honey Fry the onion in  the oil … Continue reading

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Rhubarb & Almond Cake

200gm blanched almonds 8oz caster sugar 6oz butter 3 eggs 31/2 oz self raising flour Grated zest of two oranges 14 oz rhubarb sliced into 3/4 inch pieces Preheat oven to 160 fan. Grease and line a 9in loose bottom … Continue reading

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Summer Salad with Asparagus

Ingredients, amounts depend on number of people to be served Bag of mixed spinach,watercress and rocket salad Cooked peas fresh or frozen Lightly cooked asparagus spears Sliced radishes Diced cooked beetroot(NOT in vinegar) Dressing made with honey,dijon mustard, white wine … Continue reading

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Crispy topped Chicken Bake

FOR FOUR 2 tbsps olive oil 1lb chicken thigh skinless diced 1 large leek sliced 4oz button mushrooms halved 2oz pancetta lardons 300ml carbonara sauce from chill cabinet or in a jar 2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs chopped parsley Heat … Continue reading

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Chilli Crab and Prawn tarts

For four 375 gm pack ready rolled shortcrust pastry 1 bunch spring onions trimmed and finely sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped 25gm butter 250gm prawns 170gm tinned white crab meat 200ml single cream 3large egg yolks small … Continue reading

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Tomato red pepper and goats cheese tarts

Cheese and Herb Pastry [for 8 tarts] 8oz plain flour 2oz hard margarine 2oz lard 1oz finely grated parmesan 1teasp dried mixed herbs Filling 2 med red peppers 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large clove garlic crushed 1x15oz 1x8oz tins … Continue reading

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Braised Chicken with white beans

For Two People 1tbsp olive oil 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs 2 rashers back bacon diced 1 clove garlic chopped 1 onion chopped 1 carrot diced 1 teasp dried thyme 300ml white wine 150ml chicken stock 400gm tin cannellini beans … Continue reading

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Beef mince and bean hotpot

For eight portions 2 onions 10oz carrots 2lb small potatoes 1lb lean minced beef 2 beef stock cubes plus one oxo cube 2 x400gm cans baked beans splash of worcestershire sauce Chopped parsley to garnish Roughly chop up veg heat … Continue reading

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Katies Stovies

4 Large Potatoes (Tatties) 2 Medium Onions Left over Beef or Lamb from Family Roast (about 6 slices) 1.5 Pints of Beef Stock This is my first recipe and my daddy told me that this was the way that his … Continue reading

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Lemon Posset

600ml double cream 150gm caster sugar 240ml lemon juice Serves eight depending on size of ramekins. Freezes well Put cream in a pan and add sugar. Slowly bring to boil stirring all the time. Bubble for 3 mins stirring all … Continue reading

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Chicken Crisp

1 chicken breast per person butter garlic plain crisps Crush the crisps as finely a possible-I do it by bashing the packet with a rolling pin! Melt the butter and add the crushed garlic. Dip the chicken in the garlic … Continue reading

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Asher Bootes Lentil Puree

For four -easily doubled or more A non-stick pan makes this a lot easier 1 stalk celery 1/2 a med onion 1 small carrot 200gm red lentils 400ml water leaves from a small sprig of fresh rosemary salt/pepper to taste … Continue reading

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Chinese braised lamb or beef

For eight portions 4 tbsp tasteless oil- I used rapeseed 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced 1 thumbsized piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced into fine matchsticks 2 red onions halved and sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and sliced fine … Continue reading

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Key lime pie

For six to eight small portions[it is very rich ] For the crust 100gm butter melted 250gm digestive biscuits a little extra butter to grease pie plate-A 21 cm pie plate For the filling 4 large egg yolks 1 can … Continue reading

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Spicy lentil soup

For at least eight 300gm red lentils 2 litres chicken stock[made from cubes is fine] 2 celery stalks chopped 1 large onion chopped 2 med carrots chopped Thumb size piece of ginger sliced into small matchsticks 2 med tomatoes chopped … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning Muffins

Makes about 12 depending on their size. I use a bun tin and cake cases. 200g Plain flour 3 teaspoonfuls of Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon of Sodium Bicarb 75g Demerara sugar. NOT any other, texture is important. 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg … Continue reading

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Mackerel Pate with Fionas Beetroot Chutney

For six 200gm skinned boned smoked mackerel fillet 250gm light cream cheese eg philly light 75gm butter-melted gently 2 teaspoons horseradish sauce juice of half a lemon good grind of black pepper Put all into a food processor and whizz … Continue reading

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Lamb with Harissa and Beans

For four 400gm lamb neck fillet or other lamb if not possible 1 large onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic-chopped olive oil 2/3 jar belazu rose harissa 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin red kidney beans drained 1 tin butter beans drained … Continue reading

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Auld Grannies Chicken Soup

3 Medium Carrots Chopped 1 Large Leek Chopped – Include the Green 2 Long Stalks of Celery Chopped 1/2 New Turnip Chopped 2 Medium Potatoes Chopped 1 Medium Onion Chopped 1 Medium Carrot Grated 2 x Chicken Leg Quarters Small … Continue reading

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Lamb and Chickpea tagine

For four 300gm lamb-cubed 1 onion chopped 1/2 jar Belazu Rose Harissa 1 400gm tin chopped tomatoes 100gm dried apricots or sultanas or a combination 1 tin chickpeas drained handful baby spinach Put the lamb and a little oil in … Continue reading

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Chilli (fast good and will feed a crowd)

For 8 portions or more if you are not as greedy as us! 1lb extra lean beef mince(yes it is healthy too!) 1 large onion, chopped 1 sachet schwartz chilli mix 1 sachet schwartz hot chilli mix 2 400gm tins … Continue reading

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Black bean salsa

for four 1/2 cup black beans soaked overnight and cooked and cooled 1 mango peeled and diced 1/2 cucumber peeled and diced 5 cherry tomatoes cut in chunks 6 spring onions sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

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Salmon lentil and black olive salad

For four Dressing 2 oz kalamata olives 4tbsp olive oil 2tbsp red wine vinegar 1 small clove garlic,crushed 1tsp dijon mustard 2 tbsp chopped basil 1 tbsp small capers Salad 200gm fine green beans 4 eggs boiled 500gm cooked puy … Continue reading

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Salmon Pastry Parcel

For four 4 narrow strip fillets of skinless boneless salmon- about 1inch wide 4 teaspoons pesto 400gm ready rolled puff pastry 8 asparagus spears blanched for about 1minute 1 beaten egg Roll out pastry if necessary to make a 12 … Continue reading

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Lamb and Butterbean stew

For Two to Three 1 tbsp olive oil 1 lb lamb cubes(I like boneless neck fillet) 12oz onions peeled and cut into quarters 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped 1 400gm tin butterbeans drained and rinsed 2 bay leaf large … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with Chilli and Tomatoes

For Four 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion finely sliced-or normal if that is what uou have 3 cloves garlic finely sliced 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2x400gm tins chickpeas … Continue reading

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Lemon Curd

Makes one 14oz jar 2 large eggs 1 egg yolk 4oz butter 6oz caster sugar finely grated zest and juice of 3 lemons Beat the whole eggs and 1 yolk together. Melt the butter in a saucepan on a LOW … Continue reading

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Aubergine Dhal

For two people Splash oil-not olive 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 teasp grated fresh ginger 1 teasp cumin seeds 1 teasp nigella seeds 1 tablespoon medium curry powder 3oz red split lentils 1 small or … Continue reading

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Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

For four as a main course or eight as a starter 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 garlic cloves chopped 2 teasp grated fresh ginger 2 chillies one finely chopped and one finely sliced 500gm chicken or turkey mince finely grated … Continue reading

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Tropical Salad with Chilli Dressing

For four servings 1 bag ready prepared salad leaves of your choice 1 med avocado peeled and chopped 1 mango peeled and chopped 4 spring onions sliced finely small handful walnuts or pecans chopped coarsly 6 cherry tomatoes halved 1/2 … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Italian chicken

For four 125g Mozzarella Ball cut into 8 thin slices 4 Chicken Breasts flattened with rolling pin between cling film Handful Shredded fresh Basil leaves 500g Fresh Pasta Sauce 4 Slices Parma Ham Pour Pasta Sauce in 8 x 12″ … Continue reading

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Very Berry Lemon Tart

1 8inch sweet pastry case(I buy mine from waitrose due to a total failure to handle sweet pastry) 2 whole eggs 85gm caster sugar 65ml single cream 40ml lemon juice 40ml lime juice 1 punnet of blackberries or any other … Continue reading

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Fusion Starter Salad

For two people 1 ripe avocado 2-4 tasty tomatoes depending on size half a small red onion finely sliced 4 slices of parma or serrano ham 1 lime parmesan shaved from a piece salt pepper olive oil to drizzle 1 … Continue reading

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