Carrot and coriander soup

24 January 2009

1kg fresh carrots grated1tablespoon fresh coriander finely chopped

pinch ginger

1 orange zest and juice

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Chicken casserole

21 January 2009

For 4 of us:Cuisinart CSC650MU 6.5 Litre Slow Cooker from Electricshopping.com
3 chicken fillets
onion
garlic
chicken stock
tinned tomatoes
flour
veg

  • Fry onion and garlic until soft
  • Fry chicken for 5 – 10 mins
  • Add flour to coat chicken
  • Add veg (potatoes, carrots, peas etc) and enough chicken stock to cover. You can also add a tin on tomatoes if you wish
  • Cover and cook in the oven for 2-3 hours at 160ºC or add to slow cooker
  • Chicken with spring onions and mushrooms

    21 January 2009

    For 4 us

    4 chicken fillets
    mushrooms
    spring onions
    flour
    chicken stock
    optional glass white wine
    optional garlic

  • Place chicken in cling film and flatten using a rolling pin until about 5mm thick
  • Coat in flour and fry in a little oil.
  • Remove chicken once browned and in to same pan fry spring onions and mushrooms (and garlic if you wish) until softened
  • Return chicken to pan and add chicken stock (and wine)
  • Simmer for about 20 – 30 mins until sauce thickens.
  • Serve with veg.

    Sausage Casserole

    21 January 2009

    For 4 of us:Slow Cooker by Sara Lewis

    2 – 4 sausages each
    onion
    diced veg – potatoes, carrots etc
    beef stock
    salt and pepper
    tin of tomatoes
    tinned tomatoes ( optional)

    Fry onion until soft
    Fry sausages until browned
    Add onion sausages and veg to casserole dish (or slow cooker)
    Cover with stock and baked beans
    Add tinned tomatoes if desired
    Cover and cook for 1 – 2 hours at 180ºC
    You can omit the veg from the casserole and serve the dish with the veg if desired.

    Cottage Pie

    21 January 2009

    For 4 of us

    1 – 1¼ lb of minced beef
    onion finely chopped
    flour
    beef stock tomato puree (optional)
    Worcester Sauce (optional)
    salt and pepper
    mashed potato or as an alternative boiled, sliced potato

    Fry onion until soft
    add mince and cook until browned
    add 1 – 2 tablespoons of flour to coat the meat
    add salt and pepper to taste
    Cover with beef stock and a splash of Worcester sauce and a tablespoon of tomato puree if desired
    simmer for 20-30 mins.
    When thickened add to an oven proof dish and allow to cool.
    Once cooled add a layer of mash or slices of boiled potato
    Cook for 20 – 30 mins until browned at 180ºC
    Serve with lots of veg and gravy

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