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Culinary Delights

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Merlin Report 27 Aug 2009 14:40

Julia, Re your Pork. Chop it up and make Kebabs,then, Cheat,Get a Can of ready fried onions ( Tesco) put into Wok,add garlic,chopped tomato,various chopped Peppers,add a glug of Brandy,Sherry and Soy Sauce ( Always keeping Chefs Glass at side) a spoonful of Brown Sugar and let it hubble and bubble around till it smells and tastes right.then use it for what ever you fancy over Kebabs etc.**M**. To spice it up a bit Add ginger.


Julia Report 27 Aug 2009 15:00

Merlin, great, just what I wanted. As between OH and myself we drink both preservatives, their is always ample supplies. Will get my other ingredients tomorrow when I do my M*****s shop. I will follow your instructions to the letter.
I hope Sophia is keeping well

Julia in Derbyshire


Merlin Report 27 Aug 2009 15:18

Julia, no matter what don,t for get the main thing,"The Chefs Glass" that makes it even more enjoyable in the making. Enjoy. **M**.:o)>


Julia Report 27 Aug 2009 15:21

Merlin, can you remember the Galloping Gourmet. I took a leaf out of his book years ago. Bottoms up 'The Chefs Glass'.
Julia in Derbyshire


Wildgoose Report 27 Aug 2009 15:47

That recipe sounds fabulous - and easy too. I'll try it for our next family get together. I made a 'killer' chocolate cake last time but it took hours.


SpanishEyes Report 28 Aug 2009 09:33

A quick visit this morning, will add more recipies this morning, Last nights meal was delicious, Sea food fidua for 5 of us and meat paella fo the sixth, followed by home made ice cream which was Yuimmy and plenty of Vino.....Oh us oldies are so naughty!

Hope to see some more main meal recipes.

Going out for Italian lunch today, new restaurant has come highly recommended from 3 different sources so will report when I come back

for now, enjoy you food and drink



SpanishEyes Report 28 Aug 2009 10:57

All these lovely and Yummy deserts, PLEASE someone add some main courses that are wonderful, easy, special, cheap pr extravagent. I will add some next week I promise.

Anyone have any really good Indian recipes?


*** Mummo ***

*** Mummo *** Report 28 Aug 2009 12:25

This one uses up a few bits that you might have in the fridge, you can make it in the morning and just pop it in the oven when you require it.

Cooked boil potatoes
Cooked sliced onions
Cooked bacon
Grated cheese

You can either slice the potatoes or just cut them into small chunks.

Put a layer of the above ingredients into a oven prove dish, then repeat the process till all ingredients have been used up, end with a sprinkling of cheese. Put into a fairly hot oven till piping hot and all the cheese has melted.
I am not a big cheese eater but love this easy meal also for a treat use a gammon steak instead of the bacon but remember to donot over cook the bacon and onions as they will carry on cooking in the oven.
Every time my grandson comes this is what l have to cook him, hope some of you will try it and hope you enjoy it.


kay Report 28 Aug 2009 13:50

Something that I tried and hubby liked...he likes plain food as rule.

chicken thighs...put in slow cooker...cover with a jar of tomato sauce....pasta or other
just cook for as long as...can serve with rice ,chips or potatoes and veg.

Very economical.
If only two of you....can freeze extra.


AnninGlos Report 28 Aug 2009 15:41

Kay, I do that and also do it using Chicken tonight mushroom sauce.


AnninGlos Report 28 Aug 2009 15:45

OK, help me plan tonights meal please. In the fridge
I have two salmon steaks (small), 4 large flat mushrooms, onion, cheese, bacon, tomatoes fresh and tinned (in the cupboard, garlic, tinned sweet corn.

Can I concoct anything from a selection of that lot?

I usually either steam the salmon in the microwave and serve in a sauce over pasta or cook it in buttered foil in the oven and serve with potatoes and veg or oven chips. Any other suggestions?


AnninGlos Report 28 Aug 2009 16:26

Nobody got a clever suggestion then?


Julia Report 28 Aug 2009 16:28

Despite liking Melin's suggestion yesterday of Kebabs, I really like abit more moisture with my meat so I am going to do this:-
Creamy Pork Stroganoff with a Hint of Mustard
Serves four.
1 1/2lb of Pork
1lb of Mushrooms
1 white of red onion, sliced thinley
1 tbls whole grain mustard
250ml dry white wine
125ml Double Cream
125ml Creme Freche
1 oz of butter and 2 tbls oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Optional Marinade
3 tbls lemon juice
1 tbls lime juice
1 tbls runny honey
2 tsp mustard powder.

1.Trim meat and cut into thin strips.
2.Melt butter and oil in heavy based frying pan and soften the onion for 3-4 mins.
3. Remove onion with slotted spoon onto a plate
4. Increase pan heat, and when hot, add the pork, stirring continuously until browned. For best results cook in two batches.
5. Add mushrooms,onions, and wine or brandy and bring back to a bubble
6. Add the creme freche and season with a little salt and pepper.
7. Bring back to a bubble and cook until reduced to a creamy consistancy
8. Stir in the cream and bring back to a simmer and serve over a bed of rice.
For The Optional Marinade
If time permits, marinade the pork for at least an hour, (ideally overnight in the fridge). Simply mix the marinade ingredients together and pour over the meat to cover completely.
This works just aswell with beef.

Julia in Derbyshire


AnninGlos Report 28 Aug 2009 16:44

Sounds good Julia, I like sauce with meat as well.


Julia Report 28 Aug 2009 16:50

Hello Ann in Glos, My meat is marinating as we speak. Quite looking forward to it, as I have always done it with beef, not pork.
Julia in Derbyshire


AnninGlos Report 28 Aug 2009 16:52

But what can I do with my ingredients??? It will be baked salmon and mushrooms I reckon.

Debbie K

Debbie K Report 28 Aug 2009 17:10

Hello all

Oh this is such a good thread as I am useless in the kitchen just dont enjoy cooking as i never no what to make ( something different)

Just one question

Does anybody deliver ?

Deb K


Julia Report 28 Aug 2009 17:21

Debbie, sorry but I can't drive, so can't deliver. But, I do love cooking and making things, hence the reason my OH bought me an Aga. Can't wait for the winter when I can kick into touch the slow oven , for one pot cooking.
Julia in Derbyshire

Debbie K

Debbie K Report 28 Aug 2009 17:27

Must just add this one as this is one that I can do

Heat up some Olive oil in the oven (in a dish) LOL dont know how muc h just enough so nothing sticks ( sorry)

I do it on Gas mark 5

Chop Onion,Toms, Garlic into small bits (dont ask me how much i just do it till the chopping board is full )sorry again see i told you i was no good :) add a bit of black pepper and salt

put in the oven and when that has gone soft add chopped fete cheese to the top cook untill it has gone soft

eat ontop of sliced french stick
really nice

see I told you I was no good

But it is tasty

Good luck with that one

Deb B

Debbie K

Debbie K Report 28 Aug 2009 17:28


My OH would love you