Aussie Meat Pie

Aussie Meat Pie 500g / 1lb chuck or blade steak 2 tablespoons flour Freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup water 1 x 375g / 12 oz packet frozen puff pastry, thawed Beaten egg to glaze Trim gristle and fat from steak, cut into thin shreds, then...

Meat Pie

Meat Pie Serves 6 Shortcrust Pastry: 3/4 cup plain flour 1/3 cup self-raising flour 90g butter, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons water Filling: 1 tablespoon oil 2 rashers bacon, chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 750g beef mince 2 tablespoons plain flour, extra 1 1/2 cups beef stock 1/2 cup...

Savoury Meat Pie

Savoury Meat Pie Pastry 2 cups S.R. flour 6 tablespoons butter (6 x 20mls spoons) 80-100mls cold water pinch salt 1 tablespoon butter (greasing) 1/2 cup flour extra Filling meat filling as for savoury mince Preheat oven to 190C. 1. Grease pie dish. 2. Sift flour and salt into...

Aussie Meat Pies with Pea Mash

Aussie Meat Pies with Pea Mash 1 tbsp oil 1 kg diced beef 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 med onion chopped 1/4 cup plain flour 3 1/2 cups beef stock 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 frozen shortcrust pastry [thawed] fresh herbs to garnish Pea Mash:...

Meatballs in Tomato and Yoghurt Sauce

Photo by Julie O’Malley Meatballs in Tomato and Yoghurt Sauce Meatballs: 1 onion 500g lamb mince 2cm piece of ginger, grated 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg ~ Grate the onion, put it in a sieve and use...

Sheppards Pie

Sheppards Pie Serves 4-6 Meat Layer: 20ml (1 Tablespoon) oil 1 large (200g) onion, diced 1 large (165g) carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 kg raw minced lamb or beef (or 800g chopped cooked meat) 60ml (3 Tablespoons) tomato paste 12g (1 Tablespoon) plain flour 250ml (1 cup)...

Beef and Guinness Pies

Photo by Julie O’Malley Beef and Guinness Pies Filling (makes approx 4 pies): 600g braising beef (e.g. chuck), cut into small cubes 4 Tbsp plain flour oil 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 5 cloves garlic, sliced finely 4 bay leaves 3 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 Tbsp...

Star-topped Mince Pies

Star-topped Mince Pies 240g plain flour 60g vegetable shortening 60g unsalted butter juice of 1 orange pinch salt approx. 200g mincemeat 1 large egg, mixed with a tablespoon water, to glaze, optional icing sugar for dusting tray of miniature tart tins, each indent about 4.5cm in diameter 5.5cm fluted...

Rhubarb Vanilla Mincemeat

Rhubarb Vanilla Mincemeat 1 kg rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 5mm slices 300g soft dark brown sugar 2 vanilla pods 2 teaspoons ground mixed spice 225g raisins 225g sultanas 225g currants 2 tablespoons brandy Put the sliced rhubarb with the sugar into a large pan. Cut the vanilla pod...

Bolognaise Pot Pies

Bolognaise Pot Pies Serves 4 1 carrot, finely chopped 400g tomato pasta sauce 400g potatoes, peeled and chopped 400g beef mince 8 button mushrooms, finely chopped 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese 1 onion, finely chopped 2 Tbsp milk 1 Tbsp chopped basil 1. Preheat oven grill to medium-hot. Heat...

Mince Pies

Mince Pies 4 cups plain flour Pinch salt 250g butter 2 Tbsp castor sugar 2 egg yolks 4 Tbsp ice-cold water Christmas mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Castor sugar 1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Cut butter into small pieces and rub into flour with fingers until like...

Aussie Kangaroo Pie

Aussie Kangaroo Pie 500 gm Kangaroo topside, minced 1 Onion 1 cup Stock, meat 1 cup Peas, frozen 1/2 cup Sauce, tomato 1 pinch Nutmeg Salt Pepper 2 tbsp Flour Water 375 gm Pastry, shortcrust, thawed. 1 Pastry, puff, ready-made, thawed. Sauce, tomato -OR- bush tomato relish 1. Sauté...

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf 4 slices white bread, torn into pieces 1kg minced beef 1 medium brown onion, peeled and cut into eighths 2 garlic cloves 2 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 large egg 1 cup...

Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken and Mushroom Pie Use a mixture of dried and fresh mushrooms for this pie. Serves 6 15g (1/4 cup) dried porcini mushrooms 50g (1/4 cup / 4 tbsp) butter 30ml (2 tbsp) flour 250ml (1 cup) chicken stock, warmed 50ml (1/4 cup) whipping cream or milk 1 onion,...

Meat Puree

Meat Puree Steamed, diced breast of chicken without skin, or piece of tender roast beef, or tender meat from stew. You need a food processor to really blend meat smoothly. Add a little boiled water or gravy until pur̩e is the consistency of thick gravy. Serve 1/2 Р1...

Steak and Mushroom Red Wine Pies

Steak and Mushroom Red Wine Pies short crust pastry 2 tbsp olive oil 500g chuck or blade steak diced small 1 onion chopped 200g button mushrooms diced large 2 tbsp plain flour 250 ml red wine 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup beef stock 1 tbsp chopped rosemary 2...

Steak and Kidney Pie

Steak and Kidney Pie Serves 6 1 kg (21b) chuck steak, trimmed 250 g (8 oz) kidneys 1 large onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 cup (250 ml/8 fl oz) beef stock 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 teaspoons soft brown sugar...

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf 1 pound ground beef 1 slice of bread 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 2 large carrots, shredded 1/4 teaspoon basil 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt ketchup or barbeque sauce Put the ground beef in a large mixing bowl....

Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie Serving size: Serves 6 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 500g lean cooked roast lamb or beef 2 Tbsp plain flour 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1 cup chicken stock or water 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley 1 tsp grated lemon rind 1...

Speedy Shepherds Pie

Speedy Shepherds Pie Serves 4 500g finely minced beef 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 445g can vegetable or beef soup 1/4 cup tomato sauce 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped Mashed Potato for topping Pre-mash your potatoes. Heat some oil in a pan and brown the...

Mexican Cottage Pie

Mexican Cottage Pie 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, chopped finely 500g beef mince 1 clove garlic, crushed 35g packet taco seasoning mix 300g can Tomato Supreme (canned tomato with capsicum and celery) 125g can corn kernels (rinsed and drained) 3/4 cup (180ml) beef stock 600g prepared...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z paella: a Spanish rice dish originating in the town of Valencia. There are hundreds of recipes for paella, all claiming to be authentic....

Savoury mince

Savoury mince 500gms lean minced beef 1 onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 Tbsp gravy powder 1-2 tsp curry powder (more or less if desired) Salt to taste Water Sauté mince in a little oil until browned. Add onion and garlic and stir until...

Corned Beef with White Sauce

Corned Beef with White Sauce Beef: 1 kg piece corned beef (silverside) 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 carrot, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns White Sauce: 2 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons...

Vietnamese Bun Bo

Vietnamese Bun Bo Serves 2 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp finely chopped lemongrass 2 Tbsp kecap manis 2 Tbsp light olive oil 2 x 100g pieces of fillet steak 8 shiitake mushrooms a splash of Asian fish sauce 2 heaped tsp Asian sweet and sour sauce – didn’t...

Macaron Cooking with Sares

Posted in Taste Forum – Bake Club 2011 – February Macarons All Photo’s and Instructions © by Sares Macaron Cooking with Sares Don’t worry – they aren’t as hard as you may think and everyone will think you’re a genius for making them! WARNING: If you don’t like following...

Beef Vegetable Stew

Beef Vegetable Stew 900 g lean beef for stew, cut into 1 inch / 2.5 cm cubes vegetable oil 4 large carrots, sliced 3 medium potatoes, cut and 1/2 inch cubes 2 onions, peeled and sliced 2 stalks celery, cut diagonally in pieces 1 can (450g) tomatoes, undrained 2...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z tabasco sauce: a thin spicy sauce made of vinegar, red peppers, and salt. This sauce is commonly used with Creole food, chilli con...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – S

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z sablée: a rich short biscuit similar to shortbread, that it delicate in texture. safflower oil: the vegetable oil that contains the highest proportion...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – R

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z radicchio: burgundy-leaved lettuce with white ribs and slightly bitter flavour. ragout: a French term for stew made of meat, fish, or vegetables. raisin:...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – Q

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z quahog: the American Indian name for the East Coast hard shell clam. It is also used to describe the largest of these hard...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – N

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z naan: leavened Indian bread; traditionally baked by pressing it onto the inside wall of a heated tandoor (brick oven). nachos topping sauce: consists...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z macadamias: native to Australia, rich and buttery nut; store in refrigerator because of high oil content. macaire: a potato pancake made with seasoned...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – J

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z jam: also known as preserve or conserve; most often made from fruit. jam rollettes: also known as sponge rollettes; sponge rolls filled with...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – F

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z falafel: a Middle Eastern speciality consisting of small, deep-fried croquettes or balls made of highly spiced, ground chickpeas. They’re generally tucked inside pita...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – E

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z egg noodles: are made of wheat flour and eggs, and are widely available both fresh and dried. The thin round variety are used...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z dacquoise: a cake made of nut meringues layered with whipped cream or butter cream. The nut meringue disks are also referred to as...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z cabernet vinegar: aged red wine vinegar made from the must of cabernet sauvignon grapes. cachous: small, round, cake-decorating sweets available in silver, gold...

Cook’s Encyclopedia – B

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z baba: a small cake made from enriched yeast dough, often flavoured with candied fruits, and soaked with a rum or Kirsch syrup after...

Spicy Pork and Chilli-Pepper Goulash

Spicy Pork and Chilli-Pepper Goulash 2kg pork shoulder off the bone, in one piece, skin off, fat left on sea salt and freshly ground black pepper olive oil 2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced 2 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped 2 generously heaped tablespoons mild smoked...

Pineapple Lamb Stir-Fry

Pineapple Lamb Stir-Fry Serves 4 440gm tin pineapple pieces drained 600g thin hokkien noodles 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil 300g lamb backstrap, finely sliced 1 onion, sliced into thin wedges 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips 150g green beans, diagonally sliced 2 tablespoons oyster...

Salmon Coulibiac

Photo by Jean Misko Salmon Coulibiac Serves 4 2 eggs 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 large (about 250g each) salmon fillets, skin removed, halved crossways 4 sheets (24 x 24cm) reduced-fat puff pastry, just thawed 2 green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced crossways 2 Tbsp drained capers 1 Tbsp...

White Stock

White Stock 750g chicken bones, with any meat attached to them 3 litres water 4 whole cloves 2 onions, halved crossways 2 leeks, coarsely chopped 2 small carrots, coarsely chopped 1 celery stalk, coarsely sliced bouquet garni (4 fresh parsley sprigs, 1 fresh thyme sprig, 1 bay leaf) 8...

Brown Stock

Brown Stock bouquet garni (6 fresh parsley sprigs, 2 fresh thyme sprigs and 2 bay leaves) 2kg shin, shank or neck beef bones 3 litres water 4 whole cloves 2 onions, halved crossways 2 carrots, coarsely chopped 1 small turnip, diced, if desired 2 celery stalks with leaves, coarsely...

Veal Parmigiana

Veal Parmigiana 1 x 3 second spray Always Fresh Olive Oil Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray 400g canned tomatoes, chopped 2 Tbsp tomato paste 1 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp powdered artificial sweetener 500g veal chop, bone removed, meat pounded to 5mm thickness 3...

Malaysian Beef and Aubergine Curry

Malaysian Beef and Aubergine Curry 1 onion 3-4 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp sunflower oil 500g diced braising beef 1 large aubergine, cut into chunks 2 Tbsp red Thai curry paste 1 Tbsp fish sauce 400ml can coconut milk boiled rice, to serve 1. Very finely chop the onion and...

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak Serves 8 2 kg round steak, trimmed 1/2 cup flour Salt and pepper to taste 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 onions, peeled and chopped 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 x 425g cans tomatoes 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese Cut steak in to...

Beef Curry

Beef Curry Serves 12 2 kg blade or chuck steak 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup curry power (or to taste) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 large onions, peeled and finely chopped 8 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 pieces fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vinegar 2...

Pea and Ham Soup

Pea and Ham Soup Serves 6-8 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions, chopped 3 rashers bacon, diced 2 cups split peas 1-1.5kg ham bone 2 litres water 2 large carrots, diced 2 sticks celery, sliced 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme Freshly ground black pepper 1. Heat...

Lamb Roast with White Beans and Parsley Sauce

Lamb Roast with White Beans and Parsley Sauce Serves 4 1.4kg – 1.5kg lamb roast, easy carve 1-2 cloves garlic, cut into slivers 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, snipped into pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 20g butter 1 large onion, sliced 1 x 400g can butter beans, rinsed and drained...

Massaman Beef Curry

Massaman Beef Curry Serves 2 400g beef, cut into well pieces (can use other meat) 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 tablespoon salt 1 cup potato, peel and cut into big chunks 1 tablespoon masaman curry paste 1 tablespoon tamarind 1 cinnamon stick 1/4 cup cashew 2...

Christmas Mince (Fruit Mince)

Christmas Mince (Fruit Mince) As well as the fruit, spices and spirit, shredded beef suet is traditionally added to mincemeat. Not only does this help keep it, but when the mincemeat is heated, the suet melts, giving a wonderful richness. You can buy it in packets at some supermarkets...

Cheesy Chicken Rolls

Cheesy Chicken Rolls 1/2 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese 1 x 2 1/2 ounce jar sliced mushrooms, drained 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1 tablespoon snipped chives 1 tablespoon snipped parsley 1 tablespoon chopped pimiento 4 medium (12 ounces total) boned skinless chicken breast halves 1 tablespoon fine dry...

Seafood Bisque

Seafood Bisque 2 cups dry white wine 1 bay leaf 1 onion, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic 2 ribs celery 1 lobster, 1 1/2 to 2 pounds 12 medium-size shrimps, in shell 24 mussels, well scrubbed 12 sea scallops 4 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon dried...

Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream

Chicken Paprika with Sour Cream Slow-cooking dark leg meat results in incredibly tender, flavourful chicken. However, if you prefer white meat you can substitute bone-in chicken breasts. Placing the onions on the bottom of the slow cooker will ensure that they become silky soft as the chicken releases its...

Steak, Onion and Tomato with Gravy

Steak, Onion and Tomato with Gravy 1kg blade steak, trimmed and cut into med-small pieces 2 onions sliced 4 tomatoes thickly sliced chopped basil and parsley seasoning to taste 2 Tbsp gravy mix 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup read wine 1/3 cup tomato sauce 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce. Layer...

Flourless Fruit Cake

Flourless Fruit Cake 450g Mincemeat (Fruitmince) 350g Dried mixed fruits 115g Ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped 115g Ready-to-eat dried figs, chopped 115g Glace cherries, halved 115g Walnuts pieces 225g Cornflakes, crushed 4 Eggs, lightly beaten 410g Evaporated milk 5ml Mixed spice 5ml Baking powder Mixed glace fruits, chopped to decorate...

Mandarin Chicken

Mandarin Chicken 4 x dark meat chicken quarters 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup orange marmalade 2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp ground white pepper Rinse chicken quarters with cold water; pat dry. Place chicken...

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls The recipe makes about 24. 750g (11/21b) sausage mince 1 large onion 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs salt, pepper 4 thick slices white bread warm water 2 x 375g (12oz) pkts puff pastry 1 egg-yolk 1 tablespoon cold water 1. Put sausage mince, peeled and grated onion, mixed...

Beef Rags with Basil and Garlic

Beef Rags with Basil and Garlic 250g fettuccine 500g beef fillet, trimmed Generous handful (about half a bunch) fresh basil leaves 6 cloves garlic 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil Boil pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, slice beef fillet into 1/2-inch-thick pieces. Rinse basil leaves and set on paper...

Beef Rendang (Dry Fried Curry)

Beef Rendang (Dry Fried Curry) 1.5 kg chuck, blade or round steak 2 med onions, roughly chopped 6 cloves garlic 1 tsp fresh ginger chopped 500 mls thick coconut cream 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground tumeric 3 tsp chilli powder 2 tsp ground coriander 1 stem fresh...

Basic White Sauce

Basic White Sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk or cream Salt and white pepper to taste Melt butter add flour, stirring until well mixed, do not let brown, gradually add milk while stirring so not to lump. Pour into saucepan and cook over low heat,...

Osso Bucco (Age: 12 months +)

Osso Bucco Age: 12 months + Serves: Will feed a family of 4. 2kg veal osso bucco (cut into 3 -4 cm pieces) 1 brown onion 2 cloves garlic 1 eggplant 1 green pepper 1 red pepper/yellow pepper 1 celery stalk 1 large carrot 1 teaspoon rosemary 1/2 glass...

Baked Sausages

Baked Sausages 500g sausages 2 rashers bacon 1 onion 2 tomatoes 1 cup water 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) tomato sauce 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons (2x20mls) plain flour salt, pepper Preheat oven to 180C. 1. Separate sausages and pierce 3 or 4 times on each side. 2. Place...

Cornish pasties

Cornish pasties Originally the portable lunch of the Cornish working man, these pasties are great eaten hot, warm or cold and are ideal for a picnic or lunch box. Pastry: 60g/2oz butter, softened 60g/2oz lard, softened 2cups/250g plain flour, sifted 4 tablespoons cold water 1 egg, lightly beaten Filling:...

Pasty

Pasty Crust: 3 cups flour 1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon salt Cut the shortening into the salt and flour until it has the texture of cornmeal. For this you will need a pastry cutter, available at most grocery stores. Add water until the mix is dough-like. Filling: 6 medium...

Cornish Pasty

Cornish Pasty Feeds 4 300 g rump steak 250 g potatoes 1 onion, peeled 180 g Swedes or turnips sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley or thyme 1 tbsp water or stock Crusty hot water pastry (see recipe below) 1 tsp plain flour...

Cornish Pasties

Cornish Pasties Serves: 6 2 large diced potatoes 250g diced steak or lean minced beef 2 diced onions 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 diced carrots 2 tablespoons peas 3 tablespoons water 1 beef stock cube 3 thick sheets ready made pastry 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon milk 1. Combine...

Savoury Mince

Savoury Mince 500g mince 1 onion 1 carrot 1/2 cup peas or 1/2 cup corn or 1/2 cup capsicum 1 stalk capsicum 1 stalk celery 2 tablespoons tomato sauce (2 x 20ml spoons) 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (1 x 20ml spoon) 1/4 teaspoon mixed herbs 1 tablespoon fresh parsley...

Roast Beef with Garlic Mustard Crust

Roast Beef with Garlic Mustard Crust 1 x 1.5 kg. bolar blade roast beef or a piece of rump steak 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 cup bread crumbs 1 teaspoon sage 1 dessertspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder [or to taste]...

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff Serves 6 1kg piece rump steak 1/3 cup of plain flour 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion 500g baby mushrooms (or larger ones sliced) 1 tablespoon ground sweet paprika 1 tablespoon tomato paste 2 teaspoons French mustard 1/2 cup dry white...

Sichuan Beef and White Asparagus

Sichuan Beef and White Asparagus 500g tender beef, rump or sirloin (bite sized pieces) 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns (lightly roasted and powdered) 20ml fish sauce 12 white asparagus spears blanched and cooled 7 fresh green asparagus spears, finely sliced on an angle 5 garlic cloves, sliced lime juice 60ml...

Baked Osso Bucco

Baked Osso Bucco Serves 4 1 1/2 kg veal shin on the bone (osso bucco) 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 x 400g can tomato pieces 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup red wine 3 cups beef stock Water...

Roasted Fillet of Beef in Herbs and Porcini and Wrapped in Prosciutto

Roasted Fillet of Beef in Herbs and Porcini and Wrapped in Prosciutto 900gr/2 lb fillet of beef, left whole 12 – 18 slices of prosciutto or Parma ham 1 good handful of dried porcini, soaked in around 285ml/1/2 pint of boiling water (or you could just use fresh mushrooms...

Classic Vindaloo

Classic Vindaloo 1 kg beef-cubed into desired pieces 6 red Goa/Andhra/kashmiri chillies-soaked in 1/2cup vinegar for 2 hours 2 tbsp ginger-chopped 2 tbsp garlic-peeled and chopped 2 tbsp cumin seeds 3 tbsp oil 250 g button onions-peeled 1 tsp salt or to taste 2 tbsp gur-powdered Grind the chillies,...

Indonesian Beef Curry

Indonesian Beef Curry 1/2 cup tamarind liquid 2 tbsp peanut oil 2 lb beef, lean boneless chuck in 1 1/2″ chunks 1 onion, chopped 4 garlic clove, minced or pressed 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, chopped 1 Tbsp ground, toasted coriander seeds 3 inch long piece cinnamon stick 1 tsp...

Osso Bucco

Osso Bucco A classic Italian dish. Cheaper cuts of meat often given to the dog can actually make delicious meals, provided you use a long slow method of cooking. This recipe serves 6-8 people. 17 pieces veal shin on the bone 3-4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced...

Milanese Ossi Buchi

Milanese Ossi Buchi 4 ossi buchi (veal shin) 2 tbsp olive oil plain flour, for dusting salt and pepper 30g butter 1 small onion, chopped very finely 1/2 celery stick, chopped finely 150ml dry white wine 290ml hot stock For the gremolata: 1 lemon, zest only, grated 1/2 garlic...

Crab Damper Dip

Crab Damper Dip 1 large damper 2 tins crab meat 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 small onion, chopped 1-2 tsp curry powder 250 g cream cheese 2 cups grated cheese 300ml sour cream * Heat oven to 180C. Cut a 2 cm slice off the top of the damper. *...

Four Colour Shu Mai

Four Colour Shu Mai Skins, also called wrappers, can be purchased fresh or frozen in Chinese grocery stores. If they are unavailable, the wrapper skins for wontons or egg rolls (cut in quarters), can be used. 30 skins or wrappers (if purchased frozen, defrost and bring to room temperature)...