Category Archives: John’s Recipes

John’s White Beans & Clams

This is a take on a number of very typical Portuguese dishes, such as Octopus Rice, White Beans and Shellfish, and Rice and Shellfish. Ingredients: 500 gm White Beans 1kg of Fresh Clams in Shells 600 gm Tinned Tomatoes 1 … Continue reading

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Fabulous Red Cabbage from Birgit

Ingredients:  1kg (or 1) Red Cabbage – Finely Sliced on a Mandolin (This is Very Important for Texture) 4 Cloves 1 Tbsp Goosefat 2 Shallots – Finely Chopped 1 Apple – Diced Finely 300ml Red Wine 250gm Cranberries Castor Sugar … 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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John’s Onion Soup

Ingredients – Serves 6 People 6 Large Onion 1 Packet of Knorr Oxtail Soup (powdered) 3 Pints of Water 1/2 Bottle Red Wine – cheap stuff 2 Tbsp of Sugar 50gms Butter 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Cloves … Continue reading

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