Archive for the ‘Chives’ Category

Beer Battered Bloomin Onions

September 19, 2017

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Haddock and Prawn Pie with Cheesy Potato Topping

April 19, 2017

Leek And Garlic Mushroom Pasta

September 20, 2016

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Cheddar Bacon and Tomato Tart

May 10, 2016

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Cockle and Bacon Chowder (Weight Watchers)

February 19, 2016

Cockle and Bacon Chowder (Weight Watchers)

Spicy Smoked Haddock Chowder

November 5, 2015

Spicy Smoked Haddock Chowder

Black Olive Tapenade Toasts with Anchovy and Capers

November 5, 2015

Black olive Tapenade Toasts with Anchovy and Capers

Perfect Tartare Sauuce (Felicity Cloake)

June 19, 2014

2 egg yolks
Generous pinch of salt
1 tsp Dijon mustard
125ml sunflower or groundnut oil
125ml olive oil
2-3 tbsp pickling liquor from cornichons, to taste
1 heaped tbsp salted capers, rinsed and chopped
1 heaped tbsp cornichons, chopped
1 heaped tbsp chopped parsley
½ tbsp chopped chives

Mix the egg yolks, salt and mustard together in a food processor, or with electric beaters, or a whisk. Once well combined, very gradually drip in the oil, beating all the while, until you have mayonnaise – don’t be tempted to add it too fast, especially near the beginning, or it will curdle. It will be very thick at the end, but don’t worry, the pickling liquor will thin it down.

Stir in the pickling liquor, followed by the remaining ingredients. Taste and see if it needs seasoning, or indeed any extra pickle juice. Serve at room temperature.

Perfect Goulash (Felicity Cloake)

April 3, 2014

(serves 4)
600g shin of beef (or chuck steak if unavailable)
3 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika
1 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp caraway seeds
2 tbsp lard
2 onions, thinly sliced
1 green pepper, cut into rounds
Juice of 1 lemon
150ml sour cream (optional)
Chives (optional)

Cut the beef into large chunks. Mix the paprika, flour, salt and caraway seeds together in a bowl then add the beef and toss to coat. Heat the oven to 140C/gas mark 1.

Melt the lard in a heavy-based casserole dish over a medium-high heat, and then brown the meat in batches, being very careful not to crowd the pan. Remove when golden and crusted, and set aside.

Scrape the bottom of the pan and add the onions and pepper, adding a little more fat if necessary. Cook until soft and starting to brown, then pick out the peppers and set aside. Stir the remaining flour and spice mixture into the onions and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring. Return the beef to the pan and add water just to cover. Scrape the bottom of the pan again, then put in the oven for 2.5 hours.

Stir the peppers and lemon juice into the goulash and cook for another half hour, or until the meat is very tender – you can remove the lid to let the sauce reduce if you like. Check the seasoning, then dollop the sour cream, if using, on top of the goulash and snip the chives over it all before serving with crushed boiled potatoes or egg noodles.

Eggs Benedict (Adam Simmonds)

October 16, 2013

Eggs Benedict (Adam Simmonds)