Almond Salsa Verde

Sauces and Dips
February 10, 2012 Almond Salsa Verde is a great accompaniment to fish and chicken and lamb dishes   Ingredients 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons chopped almonds, toasted 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 3 tablespoons capers, chopped 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Cucumber Salsa

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Cucumber Salsa to serve with a host of dishes including the recipe for Pan Fried Trout.  A nice accompaniment to a BBQ to serve with chicken or steaks. Ingredients 1/2 a cucumber, deseeded, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Method {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Roasted Tomato Sauce

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December 14, 2011 Roasted Tomato Sauce can be made in advance to use to accompany meat or fish dishes or you can use it as the topping base for pizzas.  It will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. Ingredients 1kg/2lb 4oz halved, ripe tomatoes 3 cloves of garlic slices {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Brandy Sauce

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October 14, 2011 Brandy Sauce traditionally served with Christmas Pudding.  You can make this sauce a few days in advance, keep it in the fridge and then just reheat it on Christmas Day. Ingredients 2oz/55g butter 2oz/55g plain flour 1 pint/570ml milk 2oz/55g fine/caster sugar 5 tbsp Brandy or Sherry Method Melt the butter in a saucepan over {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...}

Yoghurt Sauce with Garlic

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October 7, 2011 Yoghurt Sauce with Garlic a versatile sauce that can be served with many dishes such as kebabs and is a great low-fat alternative to mayonaise.  Can be used as a dip for chips, crisps or tacos too or with sausages and burgers. Ingredients 16 oz. plain cold yogurt 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons lemon {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Basic White Sauce

Sauces and Dips
October 5, 2011 Basic White Sauce can be used to accompany a dish or you can add to it to make other sauces such as cheese sauce or parsley sauce.  This basic white sauce can be used when making lasagne or other pasta dishes. Ingredients 1 cup milk 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Tangy Cashew Nut Dip

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September 7, 2011 Tangy Cashew Nut Dip can be served with a platter of raw vegetables for a healthy alternative starter or with cold meats.  It is very easy to make and can be served hot or cold.   As it takes a while to cook give yourself anough time or cook the day before. Ingredients 8oz cream {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Sun-dried Tomato Dip

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Sun-dried Tomato Dip a creamy dip which you can serve with lots of different dishes would work very well the the Breaded Lamb Cutlet recipe.  Dips can be made in advance and refrigerated in pots to use for barbeques or picnics.   Ingredients 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped 8 oz cream {Tags: , , , , } {More...}


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August 5, 2011 Guacamole Ingredients 3 ripe large avocados (about 1 1/2 lb) pitted, peeled    2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (or sea salt) 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce 1 clove garlic, finely chopped     In a large bowl mash the avacodos Add the red pepper sauce, chopped garlic and lime juice Season {Tags: , } {More...}