Category Archives: Main Courses

Steak Tartare

This is a distillation of several recipes, this is how we like it. Ingredients for two people 10 oz fillet beef 1 tbsp finely chopped shallots 1 tbsp chopped capers 1 tbsp chopped gherkins 1 teasp dijon mustard 1 teasp … Continue reading

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Kedgeree

Ingredients for 2 people. Half a cup of basmati rice pre-cooked. One hard boiled egg, chopped. Tablespoonful of chopped onion. One smoked haddock cooked in microwave for 2 minutes. Curry powder to taste, about a level teaspoonful. Half a cup … Continue reading

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Great Idea Club Sandwich

It’s the idea, not the content of the sandwich. I saw this in the Rocket Cafe in Morningside and it really works well. After toasting only two slices of bread, they have cut one of the slices as if they … Continue reading

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Anna’s Carbonara for 6

Ingredients Whole packet of spagetti, about 500g 150ml of double cream 3 medium eggs 50ml of milk 250g chopped smoked bacon 150g freshly grated parmesan Method 1. Fry bacon in a splash of oil and set aside. 2. Whip eggs, … Continue reading

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Smoked Haddock with Poached Egg & Spinach

Ingredients for 2 10oz / 300g smoked haddock 1 poached egg A pile of boiled and drained spinach   Method Microwave the haddock, check microwave instruction.  Poach the eggs and boil the spinach but take time to drain.  

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Mexican Soup for 2

Ingredients 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin chicken stock using tomato tin to measure 1/2 cup each of carrot, turnip, onion, courgette & mushroom all chopped 1/2 tin red kidney beans 1/2 teaspoonful of cumin Chilli flakes to taste, some … Continue reading

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Two Egg Omelette with Mushrooms

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Hunter’s Chicken for 2

Ingredients 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 small onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced 4 sliced button mushrooms 1 teaspoonful of olive oil 2 tablespoonfuls of chopped fresh rosemary 2 small chicken breasts Method Fry the onion, garlic and mushroom in … 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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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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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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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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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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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 vegheat a … Continue reading

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Italian Beef and Macaroni bake

Basically I make this by putting a layer of bolognese sauce in a shallow dish. Cover with a layer of macaroni cheese. Cover this with a layer of grated cheese. This can then be kept until ready to serve when … Continue reading

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Family Noodle Bake

I first made this when I had a huge amount of Spag Bol left. You need a quantity of your favourite Italian meat sauce and a quantity of cooked pasta. The amounts are so-o-o variable it is hard to say … Continue reading

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Lemon rissoto with seared salmon

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chinese braised lamb

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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Italian Fish Stew (serves 2 )

11/2 tbsp olive oil 10oz potatoes-peeled and cut into chunks 1 clove garlic peeled and chopped 1 400gm tin chopped tomatoes 100ml chicken stock made with a cube 60ml white wine 1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 teaspoon grated ginger … Continue reading

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Lamb Ragout

For 4/5 people Olive oil 1 lb cubed lamb 1 large onion chopped 1 clove garlic 1 level tablespoon plain flour 1 glass white wine 1/2 pint lamb stock(from a cube) 1/2 teasp dried thyme 1 bayleaf 2 medium tomatoes … Continue reading

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Pork Steaks with Cheese Crust

4 ready sliced pork escalopes, about 125g/4oz each Ground black pepper 11/2 slices white bread, processed into breadcrumbs 50g/2oz strong, tasty, hard cheese, mature cheddar or Gruyere coarsly grated 25g/1oz butter, melted 75g/3oz soft goat’s cheese, such as Chavroux Slice … Continue reading

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Hot Chicken Salad

2 cups chopped celery 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp minced onion 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 cup mayonnaise Crushed crisps 1/2 cup American or Cheddar cheese, grated Combine all the ingredients … Continue reading

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Beef Rendang

1 large red onion 6 garlic cloves 10cm/4in piece of peeled ginger 5cm/2in peeled galangal (optional) 1 red pepper 4 dried hot chillies 10ml/2tsp ground coriander 10ml/2tsp ground cinnamon 5ml/1tsp ground cloves 5ml/1tsp ground turmeric Dash of vegetable oil 1.1 … Continue reading

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Aubergines with Goat’s Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes

2 large aubergines, about 225g/8oz each 2-3tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper, halved, seeded and chopped 3 shallots, chopped 175g/6oz cherry tomatoes 175g/6oz firm goat’s cheese, sliced 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme Seasoning 1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. … Continue reading

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Moroccan Hot Pot

SERVES 8 Rolled shoulder of lamb 2k Green & black olives, pitted 150g Dates or prunes, pitted 10 Anchoives, drained & rinsted, 1 tin Juniper berries, crushed 6 Cumin seeds, 15ml Black peppercorns 15ml Bay leaves 3 Thyme, a bunch … Continue reading

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Auld Grannies meat loaf

Minced Bacon 1lb Lean Minced Beef 1lb Mincked Pork 1/2lb White sliced Bread 3 slices English Mustard Powder 2 teaspoonfuls Eggs, small 2 Make bread into crumbs in food processor. Mix all the ingredients together by hand till well blended. … Continue reading

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Fish Curry

FOR TWO 1inch piece fresh ginger peeled and chopped 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp veg oil 1 medium onion peeled halved and sliced 1 red chilli finely chopped 1 heaped teasp ground cumin 1/2 teasp turmeric 400ml coconut milk 12 … Continue reading

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Fish and Prawn cakes

Enter the ingredients here 250gm white fish 200gm raw peeled prawns 1 Garlic clove roughly chopped 1 red chilli deseeded and roughly chopped chopped fresh coriander salt and pepper to taste 1 inch piece fresh ginger grated Heat oven to … Continue reading

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Chicken with cannellini beans

1 small onion chopped 4oz bacon chopped 230gm tin chopped tomatoes 400gm tin cannellini beans drained 150ml white wine 2 tbsp chopped parsley 200gm cooked chicken serves two Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan.Add the onion … Continue reading

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Honeyed Chicken

4 chicken breasts 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 tbsp runny honey 1 tsp dried rosemary Grated rind 1 lemon 1 large glass white wine 6 anchovy fillets rinsed Salt and pepper 1. Preheat oven to 170C/325F/Gas3. Season … Continue reading

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