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Culinary Delights

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SpanishEyes Report 30 Aug 2009 08:53

Well I did say I would add two dishes today as I did not do one yesterday!

Lamb in Egg and Lemon sauce.

1. 900g of lean boneless lamb
30ml of Olive Oil
2. I onion chopped and one garlic clove crushhed
3. 1 large Bay leaf
4. 140ml of lamb or chicken stock
5. 140ml of dry white wine
6. Juice of two lemons
7. 4 egg yolks


1. Brown the lamb in the oil, do this in small batches and then set aside
2. Cook the onion, garlicin the remaining oil until they begin to soften, then add the bayleaf, stir in the stock, wine, lemon juice and seasoning.
3. Add the lamb and heat gently until just simmering, put a lid on the pan and leave on low simmer for about one and a half hours until the lamb is melt in the n mouth tender.
4. Whisk the egg yolk with a spoonful of the stock. Turn the heat of when the lamb is cooked and stir in the yolk mixture. This will thicken the sauce. If necessary heat very gently for the sauce to thicken.



PS I use the egg whites to make meringues


SpanishEyes Report 30 Aug 2009 08:58

OK. I am now adding third entry today.!

Are there any special recipes anyone would like and could someone please add some Indian foods, or any Asian foods?




AnninGlos Report 30 Aug 2009 10:03

Bridget, is there an easyish recipe for paella ( a foolproof one)?


SpanishEyes Report 30 Aug 2009 10:42


I will post an easy Paella dish asap today, BUT visitors left for UK about 45 minutes ago and OH has invited people around for the afternoon soooooo, cleaning house etc.
Will reply with recipe asap



AnninGlos Report 30 Aug 2009 12:04

Should have said I prefer fish paella, but both would be handy to know!!!!


SpanishEyes Report 30 Aug 2009 14:28

Ann on Gloc

Here is a recipe that may meet your request

Serves 3 or 4 Depends how big the appetite is!!!

Cooking time 15 mins approx

1. 7 oz pack of mixed shell fish. *can buy frozen in Spain*
2. 15ml of oil
I onion chopped
1 clove of garlic, could use garlic paste
Half of a red pepper and half a green pepper deseeded and chopped into pieces
1 7oz pack of Coriander and herb flavoured rice. I think these are available in Uk
18 floz of white wine, drink half and use rest in dish !!
18 floz of water

Fresh Coriander chopped to garnish.


1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onion,garlic,peppers,and rice. Cook for one minute.
2. Add the wine and the water. Cover and leave to cook for about 7 minutes.
3 And the shell fish and cook for a further 3 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed.
4. Serve immediatley and garnish with the coriander.

You could adapt this using other fish packs or ask fish monger what he has available.

Hope it works for you.


PS unlike trad Paella this needs to eaten as soon as cooked.
PPs. Just though you could also use a stock instead of water...just check first how much salt there is in pre made stock from shops.



StrayKitten Report 30 Aug 2009 14:36

one of my favourite dishes and very simple is hunters chicken

chicken breast wrapped in bacon and covered with grated cheder cheese oven cook for 30 mintes tastes lovely with salad and garlic sauce xxx


Merlin Report 30 Aug 2009 14:43

Just another Authentic Italian Dish. " Sophia Loren ". Very Tasty. **M**.:o)>.pmsl.


AnninGlos Report 30 Aug 2009 14:49

Thanks Bridget, would have to cut it down a bit for two uf us I reckon, would halving it be enough?

'M' Lol!!!!


Julia Report 30 Aug 2009 14:50

Ann in Glos, the Pork Stroganoff was delicious, but her are a couple of tips, to make it better. When you have fried the onions, and removed them with the slotted spoon, then have put the Pork in to brown, you will find that even if you have drained the pork first, it will make too much liquid at this stage, so the meat will not brown, it will only boil. So, tip some of the liquid away, and give yourself a little longer to brown the meat, or it will be tough. because the meat has been marinated, it retaines the (sour) Stroganoff flavour.
Straykitten, we also like hunters chicken very much
Julia in Derbyshire


AnninGlos Report 30 Aug 2009 14:57

Copied to word to here Bridget


Merlin Report 30 Aug 2009 15:00

Breasts of Chicken ( Without Skin ) get a couple of Leeks Thoroughly wash, Slice lengthways,put in roasting tin or whatever, a few glugs of olive oil ,then put breasts on top ( Chickens )pour honey over them,then get a mixer /Liquidiser,put in carrots, onions, garlic, soy sauce, glug of tomato sauce the same of spicy brown,add a nice glug of Brandy,Sherry and some more olive oil,Whiz it around till a nice gooey liquid form,pour over the breasts,cover with tinfoil and put in a low oven for about hour and half.serve with a medley of veg and saute potatoes.quite nice, I,m having it tonight with bramley apple crumble to follow ( apples from the garden.) **M**.


GRMarilyn Report 30 Aug 2009 16:09


Any left overs would be appreciated.....LOL

Not even thought about my evening meal yet !!


SpanishEyes Report 31 Aug 2009 04:13

Good morning Everyone!

Not being able to sleep, thought I would add one or two recipes.
Recipe 1.

Aubergines Parmigiana

3 medium Aubergines sliced
Olive Oil
450 gramms Mozzarella Cheese which has been sliced
75g of grated Parmesan


1. Layer the Aubergies in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Leave to drain in a bowl or in the sink for 30 minutes. Rinse well and drain, pat dry before cooking
2. Fry the Aubergines in the olive oil until softened. approx 2 minutes each side.
3. Layer the Aubergines, both the cheeses and the Tomato Sauce. finish with a layer of the Mozzarella. Season lightly.

If using ready prepared Tomato sauce then do not add any further salt, if using home made tomato sauce add a little salt and freshly ground pepper.
4. Bake in middle of oven for about 30 mins, until the cheese is golden. Leave to rest for about 5 mins before serving with either fresh crusty bread or plain cooked rice.


One son had a vegitarian girlfriend and she liked this so much she used to make it for herself. I wonder if she still cooks it.?


SpanishEyes Report 31 Aug 2009 04:16

Oh Merlin, Bramley apple crumble and the apples from your own garden..yum yum.

I really miss being able to cook Bramley apples I can't get them here and so far have not found a substitute.!



Valerie Report 31 Aug 2009 09:46

For anyone with a sweet tooth here is an easy tart recipe:


500 ml Grenadilla Yoghurt
1 Tin Condensed Milk
1 Packet Tennis Biscuits
80 g Butter

- Crush the biscuits

- Melt the butter and mix with the crushed biscuits and line a pie

- Mix the yoghurt and condensed milk. stir well and pour into the

- Bake at 180 degrees C for 10 minutes.

- Sprinkle some biscuit crumbs on top.

- When cool, refrigerate.

Val in SA.


Liz Report 31 Aug 2009 10:00

What can I do with a pile of spotty bananas?


SpanishEyes Report 31 Aug 2009 10:04

Catch the cat...Oh yes I used to eat so much rhubarb and grew it in my garden, also all the soft fruits...

Val in SA
Not sure what Tennis biscuits are, are they a plain biscuit perhaps what we call tea biscuits?

I absolutely love Condensed milk...oooooh the calories never mind though

bye for now



Liz Report 31 Aug 2009 11:07

Can't cope with the smell of them once they're too ripe! Mashed with creme fraiche or natural yoghurt is good - but I hoped for more ideas.

Do you have an easy banana bread or cake recipe?


MillymollyAmanda Report 31 Aug 2009 14:04

How about Banana Jam

2 1/2 lb Bananas
Juice of 2 Lemons
8oz Pineapple Juice
2 1/2 lb Sugar

Mash half of the banans and chop the other half
put in pan add juice of two lemons, pineapple juice and the sugar
heat slowly over low heat until the sugar has dissolved
boil for three minutes
cool and pot