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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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Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Goats Cheese

25g/1oz fresh or slightly stale breadcrumbs Milk 340g/12oz minced pork or lamb 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano or marjoram 2 tbsps chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp kecap manis or substitute with dark soy sauce and a pinch of sugar Salt … Continue reading

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Lamb with Aubergines

900g/2lb lamb neck fillet 2 hot red chillies 675g/11/2lb onions 4 garlic cloves 5cm/2in piece of root ginger 1 tbsp dried oregano 10 rosemary leaves 1 bay leaf 150ml/5fl oz olive oil 3 sweet red peppers 225g/8oz potatoes 450g/1lb small … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Paella

75g/23/4oz courgettes, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 75g/23/4oz aubergines, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 1/2 red onion, peeled and cut into chunks 1 small stick celery, cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks 1/2 red or yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into bite-sized pieces 75g/23/4oz … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Cuban Chicken

1/2lb rice 4lb chicken 1 pint chicken stock 3 tbsp dry white wine Pinch saffron 4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 3 tsp lard 3 tbsp cooked peas 8 small tomatoes, chopped 1 small onion, sliced 1 green pepper, chopped … Continue reading

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Bobotie

1lb mince 1 large onion, chopped 1tbsp oil 2 large slices brown bread Water or stock to cover 1 tbsp curry powder Juice of 1 lemon 2 tsp mixed herbs Salt and pepper 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 pint milk 3 … Continue reading

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Spiced Beef

1.25kg-1.5kg/3-4lb boned salt silverside or brisket Ground black pepper Soft dark brown sugar 1 tbsp/15ml whole allspice berries 1 tbsp/15ml juniper berries 2 tsp/10ml whole cloves Preparation time: 10 minutes plus standingCooking time: 3 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours … Continue reading

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Spiced Rice with Chicken

1.4kg/3lb oven ready chicken 75ml/5tbsp vegetable oil 175g/6oz onion, skinned and sliced 15ml/3 level tsp ground coriander 1.25ml/1/4 level tsp chilli powder 2.5ml/1/2 level tsp ground turmeric 2 141g/5oz carotns natural yoghurt About 350ml/12fl oz chicken stock Salt and milled … 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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Beef Chasseur

2lb porterhouse steak or skirt, cut in one piece 3 shallots or 1 small onion 1 clove of garlic 2 tbsp oil 11/2 oz butter 1 tbsp plain flour 1/2-3/4 pint of jellied brown stock Salt and pepper 1/2lb button … Continue reading

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Spicy Tomato Beans

225g/8oz french beans, trimmed Salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 large beef tomato, roughly chopped 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 tbsp water 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce 1/4 tsp sugar 1 … Continue reading

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Spinach and Lentil Curry

2 tbsp oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1-2 green chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 4 cardamom pods, crushed 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds, crushed (optional) 4 tomatoes, chopped 425ml/3/4 … Continue reading

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Linda’s Potato & Chilli Pie

2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 1lb lamb mince 2 garlic cloves 14oz can kidney beans 14oz can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp mild chilli powder 1 3/4lb potatoes, chopped 1. Fry … Continue reading

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Prawn & Papaya Salad

2 small red chillies 30ml/2tbsp white wine vinegar 45-60ml/3-4tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes) 150ml/5fl oz olive oil 30ml/2 level tbsp honey salt and pepper 350g/12oz cooked, peeled king prawns 2-3 ripe papayas grated lime rind to garnish … Continue reading

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Portugese Style Shellfish Rice

10oz mixed shellfish -I use tiger prawns and scallops but mussels ,monkfish or other shellfish are all possible. 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 clove garlic finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 cup risotto rice 1 tin chopped tomatoes … Continue reading

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Kidneys Turbigo

This recipe was one of my Dad’s favourites! 5 lambs kidneys 2 onions chopped 50g/2oz butter 112g/1/4lb button mushrooms, quartered 1 dessertspoon plain flour 1 tsp tomato puree 1 tbsp sherry 71/2 fl oz brown stock 1 bayleaf salt and … Continue reading

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Cheese Crusted Gammon Steak

For two two small gammon steaks or bacon chops 2 med slices white bread processed into crumbs 2oz cheddar coarsley grated 1oz butter melted 2 oz soft goats cheese such as Chavroux Snip the rind of the steaks or chops … Continue reading

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Orange Glazed Chicken with Coriander

4 chicken joints (quarters) 2 heaped tsps whole coriander seeds 4 tbsps coarse cut Seville orange marmalade Juice of one large orange 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp lemon juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1. Pre-heat oven to … Continue reading

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Scalloped potatoes in salad base

This is really just a great addition to any salad which I had first in france. You need some firm small potatoes the amount depends on how mary you are feeding Boil the potatoes whole in skin until just cooked.Slice … Continue reading

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Golden Parmesan Chicken

350g/12oz aubergine oil 50g/2oz freshly grated parmesan cheese 10ml/2 level tsp dried marjoram 6 skinless chicken supremes, about 700g/11/2lb total weight 1 egg 225g/8oz onion 2 garlic cloves 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes 15ml/1 level tbsp tomato paste pinch sugar salt … Continue reading

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Great-Greek Lamb with Puntaletti

675g/11/2lb boneless leg or shoulder of lamb, cut into 4cm/11/2 cubes 2 large onions, sliced 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 5-6 fresh oregano sprigs 2 tsp dried oregano 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpeas

400gm tin of Chickpeas 1/2 Onion Chopped 1 table spoon of spicy curry paste 2 Tomato Ripe and Chopped 1 Handfull of baby spinach 1 Handfull of corriander chopped Water or Stock Fry the onion until softadd the curry paste … Continue reading

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Minced Turkey Curry

2 tsp oil 1 small onion, chopped 300g/12oz minced turkey 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tbsp plain flour 2 tsp curry powder 1 small chicken stock cube, crumbled 2 cups water 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 large Granny Smith apple, … Continue reading

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Cheese and Tomato Rice

2 tbsp oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 red pepper, coredd, seeded and sliced 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 300g/10oz long grain rice 1 litre/13/4 pints chicken or vegetable stock Can of chopped tomatoes 100g/4oz mature cheddar, cubed Chives and … Continue reading

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Avocado and Rocket Salad

2 Large or 3 Small Ripe Avocados 1 Bag of Rocket (wild is more peppery) 1 Pack of Lardons 1/4 Cup of Pine Nuts 3 Slices of white bread or rolls. Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Frying. Prepare a … Continue reading

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