Lebanese Peasant Salad – Fattoush

April 13, 2012 Lebanese Peasant Salad – Fattoush a favourite in the Lebanon and a great way to use up stale pita bread.  You can add as many greens vegetables as you wish to this salad but make sure they are chopped very finely. Ingredients For the Dressing 1 clove garlic 1/4 tsp. salt juice of 2 lemons (about {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Southern Fried Chicken

February 10, 2012 Southern Fried Chicken juicy inside and crispy on the outside.  This recipe is for a whole chicken but you can use breasts, if like me you don’t like the bones, or drumsticks and thighs. Ingredients 1 chicken (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), cut into pieces Oil for frying (peanut oil is best) 2 eggs 1/4 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Honey Roast Ham with Cloves

October 5, 2011 Honey Roast Ham with Cloves a great table centre for a buffet or for a special occasion.  The ham can be served hot with a white sauce or tomato sauce or served cold with a salad or in sandwiches. Ingredients 1 ready-to-eat 10 to 12 lb. ham with the bone 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Salmon and Lettuce Mousse

September 28, 2011 Salmon and Lettuce Mousse is easy to make but can look impressive, if presented well on a well dressed plate, on a buffet table for social occasions and summer parties. Ingredients ½ an Iceberg lettuce ½ pint dry white wine Salt and pepper 4oz (1oo g) cream cheese 8oz (225g) fresh salmon ½ pint (280 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Watercress Salad with Mint and Citrus Dressing

September 7, 2011 Watercress Salad with Mint and Citrus Dressing a refreshing salad which can be served with meat, chicken or fish dishes.  Works well with the Grilled Salmon Fillets with Lime and Herb Butter.  They key to this summery salad is to use really fresh ingredients. Ingredients 1 bunch watercress, trimmed and coarsely chopped 4 sprigs fresh {Tags: , , , , , , } {More...}

Breaded Lamb Cutlets

Breaded Lamb Cutlets can be served hot or cold so served cold they are great for picnics.  Serve them with a nice salad or with a selection of dips.  For a more interesting flavour the cutlets can be fried in oil infused with rosemary, avacado or you could use clarified butter. Ingredients 12 lamb cutlets, {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Caesar Salad

September 5, 2011 Caesar Salad  a famous American salad which is normally attributed to Caesar Cardini an Italian immigrant who had restaurants in the USA and Mexico.  The original Caesar salad did not contain anchovies. Inedients 2 small heads of cos lettuce 1 clove garlic 4oz 100g drained anchovies 4oz – 100g blue cheese  crumbled 4 oz – {Tags: , , , , , , } {More...}

Avacado Salad with Orange Dressing

August 10, 2011 Avacado Salad with Orange Dressing A fresh summery salad to accompany salmon or any white fish, barbequed meat or chicken. Ingredients 1 medium orange 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 80g mixed salad leaves 1 small cucumber, cubed 1 medium avocado, halved then sliced Finely grate rind from {Tags: } {More...}