Mushroom Stuffed Pork Fillet

March 11, 2012 Mushroom Stuffed Pork Fillet wrapped in Pancetta which keeps the pork moist and with the falvour of mushrooms a really tasty dish Ingredients  1 Pork Fillet 6 rashers smoked Pancetta or Streaky Bacon handful chestnut Mushrooms, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 glass dry Sherry 1 tabs chopped fresh parsley 2 knobs salted butter {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Home-made Pork Sausages

Home-made Pork Sausages this basic recipe is easy but you can add your own additions to make a range of tasty sausages and patties * (see below) You can use the mixture in a sausage making machine if you have one. Ingredients 2 pounds minced pork 2 teaspoons minced fresh sage 1 1/2 teaspoons salt {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Roast Port with Garlic and Herbs

A foolproof recipe for a tasty roast dinner with pork.  Serve it with roast potatoes and fresh green vegetables for a hearty meal. The basic recipe below but I like to add a drizzle of clear honey too. Ingredients 2 pounds boneless center-cut pork loin 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 2 teaspoons coarse salt {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Basic Beef Stock

February 17, 2012 Bastic Beef stock to use as a base for soups and casseroles or other sauces to serve with beef dishes.  The recipe is basic and you can add any other vegetables you may have to the mix. Keeps refrigerated for up to three days so you can make it in advance. Ingredients ¼ cup vegetable oil {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Soloman Grundy

January 6, 2012 Soloman Grundy minced beef simmered with condensed vegetable soup.  Almost no preparation time and you can serve it with rice, mashed potatoes or Potato Dumplings (try the Potato Dumplings with Instant Mash) for a hearty meal. Ingredients 1 pound lean minced beef 2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed vegetable soup 1 (10.75 ounce) can water salt {Tags: , , } {More...}

Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash a cheap and easy meal that you can prepare in 10 minutes and cook in just 20 minutes.  A very filling meal and great for kids. Ingredients 1 tin of corned beef, cut into cubes 3 large potatoes, diced 4 carrots, diced 1 large onion, diced salt and pepper 2 oxo cubes {Tags: , , } {More...}

Potato, Smoked Sausage and Leek Gratin

November 30, 2011 Potato, Smoked Sausage and Leek Gratin a tasty, quick to prepare and easy to make one pot recipe that will be a hit with all the family.  Just pop it in the oven and then get on with something else.  A hearty lunch or supper. Ingredients 4 cups red potatoes washed and diced (don’t peel {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Chilli con Carne

October 26, 2011 Chilli con Carne a great one pot meal and good for when you have friends around as you won’t spend all your time in the kitchen.  You can serve this dish with rice or with Cheese and Garlic bread cut into chunks. Ingredients 1 tbsp oil 1 large onion 1 red pepper 2 garlic cloves {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Spicy Lamb Stuffed Onions

October 19, 2011 Spicy Lamb Stuffed Onions is tasty dish which you can prepare earlier in the day if you wish and then reheat to serve. Dried Apricots are used in this recipe which gives a subtle sweetness to the dish. Ingredients 1 ½ cups chicken or vegetable stock ½ cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1 teaspoon finely {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Lamb Stock

Lamb, Sauces and Dips
October 12, 2011 Lamb stock great to make gravy to accompany roast lamb dishes or as base to a soup.  Any lamb bones will do and even the left over bone from a cooked leg joint.  The stock will keep for about 3 days in the fridge and it can be frozen. This recipe used 2kg bones but {Tags: , , , } {More...}