Meat Dishes

Chicken, Mushroom and Bacon Pie

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Nothing is more delicious on a rainy winters night than a tasty pie and this chicken, mushroom and bacon pie takes longer to cook and than a more conventional version, but the flavour is still SO good. Great winter comfort food for a few, or many.This makes enough for 2 pies in 6 inch pie […]

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Perfect Batter

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Nothing beats the crispy crunch and delicate flavor of batter-fried fish and seafood. While the simplest coating for fried fish is simple seasoned flour, batters form a protective coating that seals in flavor and has a pleasing texture. For those of you with a fat phobia, properly deep fried foods should never be greasy. Just […]

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Slow Cooked Spare Ribs

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If you’re in a hurry, forget this recipe – it takes four hours to cook. You might think that there are far too many ingredients for the sauce, but once tasted you will never make any of the quick versions again. Try this recipe – you’ll love it as the meat just literally falls off […]

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Perfect Pasta

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The formula for pasta seems oh-so-obvious: water + pasta = dinner—right? But sometimes it’s the supposedly simple things that prove to be the trickiest. It turns out the window for pasta perfection — not too mushy yet not too chewy — is dangerously slim. And then there are all the other factors to consider. Should […]

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Indonesian Sate

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Forget bunging together some peanut butter and some soy sauce and then dipping some bits of pork in it. This authentic recipe came from a supermarket give away magazine and is the pukka thing. I don’t cook this, my wife does, and let me tell you it takes two days to prepare. But it’s worth […]

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The Full English Breakfast

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The Full English. The Full Monty. A fry-up. Call it what you want, but there are few nations in this world that do breakfast better than the British. Just look at what the French eat for breakfast! Digging into a piping hot fry up is a is an experience that can set you up for […]

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Essential Chinese Sauces

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Whatever you do, do NOT buy chinese sauces from your local supermarket. In practically every town or city you will find a chinese supermarket. This is the place to buy your sauces. They are full strength and not watered down. Soy Sauce(酱油) Soy sauce should be come firstly since it is the basic for many […]

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Toad in the Hole

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Toad in the Hole is a classic British recipe and a meaty variation on a Yorkshire pudding when filled with delicious British sausages. … There is no definite origin to the name Toad in the Hole but originally as the dish used sausage meat the finished dish probably resembled toads in the batter. Toad in the Hole   Author: admin Recipe type: Sausages […]

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Cod wrapped in Prosciuto

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An alternative to fried fish and chips on a Friday night. I’m always drawn to recipes that are simple, yet impressive. This prosciutto-wrapped cod recipe is definitely that. Who says elegant dinners need to take all day? Seriously, no one has time for that. This delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to make. Total. It […]

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Sweet and Sour Pork

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Sweet and sour pork is a Chinese dish particularly popular in westernised Cantonese cuisine and may be found all over the world.  It is also common to find the sweet and sour sauce cooked with sliced green peppers, onions and pineapple before it is poured over the meat. but this is more simple. Sweet and Sour Pork   […]

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Cooking Tips

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1. Make Sure Eggs are Fresh – If you’re unsure of an egg’s freshness, see how it behaves in a cup of water: Fresh eggs sink, bad ones float.   2. Extend Vegetable Freshness – Line the bottom of your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels. They’ll absorb the excess moisture that causes veggies to rot.   […]

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Pork Shoulder Cassoulet

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I can’t remember where I found this recipe, but I love it. The great thing about it is once you have put all the ingredients together it just bubbles away in the oven. Pork Shoulder Cassoulet   Author: admin Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  3 hours Total time:  3 hours 15 mins Save Print Ingredients […]

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