- January 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm #371
a list of recipes you can cook in your motorhomeJanuary 18, 2018 at 9:59 am #440
For those who asked Jean Barnes for her recipe for her Chicken Curry. This will feed 4.
1lb raw chicken meat, diced
2 onions, chopped
1 tablespoon curry powder(according to taste)
1 tablespoon plain flour
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt & Pepper
3/4 pint of chicken stock
1 Dessert spoon Balti paste
Heat the butter in a large saucepan and fry the onions until soft. Stir in the curry powder and flour and cook for 2 mins. (This may seem a little dry but don’t worry). Stir in the spices and season well. Stir in the stock and bring gradually to boil. Add the chicken pieces and all the other ingredients. Lower heat and cover the pan and simmer gently for about an hour or until the meat is tender. If the mixture seems a little thick, add water as appropriate. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Serve with boiled rice.January 25, 2018 at 5:47 pm #1119
This is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s recipe. I have made a couple of minor simplifications which seemed unnecessary but this is an amazing fish pie – just make sure you get great fresh fish – it really makes the difference.
CURRIED FISH PIE
For the Mash (you can make this in advance)
1.2 kg Maris Piper potatoes
100g of Salted butter
Salt and Pepper
A little bit of milk
For the sauce/base
Unflavored oil such as groundnut
2 white onions, chopped
1 tbsp. (about 5 cloves) of crushed/grated garlic
1 tbsp. of grated ginger
1-2 fresh red chillies
2 small handfuls of curry leaves
1 heaped teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds (or 1/4 tsp. powder)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 x 400 g tin of coconut milk
200 g baby spinach
4 ripe vine tomatoes
For the finished pie
2 large free-range eggs
150 g haddock, or ray fillets, skinned and pin-boned
150g smoked fish such as hake or haddock, skinned and pin-boned
150 g salmon fillets, skinned and pin-boned
150 g large raw peeled king prawns (or tiger prawns), de-veined
For the sauce, sweat all the ingredients (except for the tomatoes, spinach and coconut milk) on a medium heat in a frying pan for about 10-15 minutes, this will give the onions a nice caramelised flavour. Now add the coconut milk and spinach and cook for a few minutes to thicken. Top with the fresh tomatoes and remove from the heat – pour the sauce into a deep oven dish at least 20cm x 20cm and leave to cool.
Peel and roughly chop the potatoes and cook in boiling salted water for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Boil the eggs in the same pan for the first 7 minutes too, then remove them to cold water. Once cooked, drain the potatoes and mash really well with the butter, a few splashes of milk and a pinch of sea salt and pepper.
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4.
Peel and quarter the eggs, then dot over and poke them into the sauce. Cut all the fish into bite-sized chunks, and intersperse around the dish with the prawns. Squeeze over the lemon and top the whole thing with your mash – scuff it up with a fork to create a larger surface area for crispiness.
Bake for 40 minutes, or until golden and bubbling at the edges.January 25, 2018 at 5:51 pm #1120
Once you have peeled, chopped, prepared and assembled everything, heat the oil in the pan over a fairly high heat. Now season the chicken joints, adding 4 of them to the hot oil to sauté on all sides until golden brown, then remove them to a plate and do the same with the other 4 joints.
Next add the onion, pepper and chorizo and fry these over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes, or until they’re nicely tinged brown at the edges.
Now add the garlic, paprika, cayenne and saffron and cook for another minute, then return the chicken to the pan, followed by the tomatoes, plenty of seasoning and 2 pints (1.2 litres) boiling water.
Next, bring everything up to a gentle simmer, turn the heat down and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. After that, remove the chicken pieces and set them aside, then pour the rice into the centre of the pan.
Bring everything back up to the boil, give a final stir and simmer, still uncovered, for about 10 minutes.
During that time, shake the pan occasionally and move it around on the hob a little if the hob plate is not as big as the base of the pan.
Next, return the chicken, along with the prawns and peas, to the pan and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked, adding a little more hot liquid if you think it’s necessary. Now shake the pan again, making sure the rice is completely immersed.
Turn the prawns over halfway through the cooking time – they will turn pink when cooked.
The rice at the edges of the pan will take longest to cook, so to test that the paella is ready, take a little of the rice from the edges and check it’s cooked through, then remove the pan from the heat and cover with a clean tea cloth for 5 minutes to absorb some of the steam.
The paella is now ready – just garnish with the lemon wedges and don’t forget to have hot plates ready to serve it on.
12 oz (350 g) Calasparra paella rice
½ level teaspoon saffron strands (½ x 0.4 g sachet)
8 oz (225 g) ripe red tomatoes, skinned and roughly diced
12 raw tiger prawns, shell on, defrosted if frozen, 4 with heads, 8 without
2 oz (50 g) fresh or frozen shelled peas
1 lemon, cut into wedges, to garnish
salt and freshly milled black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 x 3 lb (1.35 kg) Traditional Free Range chicken, jointed into 8 pieces
1 large onion, peeled and roughly chopped
1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped into chunks
4 oz (110 g) Spanish chorizo sausage in a piece, skin removed and cut into ½ inch (1 cm) dice
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 heaped teaspoon paprikaOctober 4, 2019 at 6:01 pm #4331
CHILLI PRAWN NOODLES
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp soft brown sugar
1 1/2 limes
1 x 250g pack Co-op fresh egg noodles
2 hanDfuls of frozen peas
4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced
1/2 fresh red chilli, finely chopped, or large pinch red chilli flakes
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
2 tbsp sunflower oil
165g Co-op cooked king prawns
40g roasted peanuts, chopped
Serve with a handful fresh coriander, chopped (optional)
Mix together the soy sauce, sugar and juice of 1 lime
Cook the noodles according to the pack instructions, drain and stir through the sauce
Cook the peas according to the pack instructions and set aside
Meanwhile, fry the onions, chilli and garlic in the oil for 5 mins, until soft
Add the prawns and fry for a minute, then add the noodles, peas and most of the peanuts
Pile into 2 dishes, scatter over the rest of the peanuts and serve with the remaining half lime cut into small wedges, and the coriander, if usingOctober 7, 2020 at 5:09 pm #6687
One-pot chicken pilaf
1 tsp sunflower oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 large or 2 small boneless, skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into chunks
2 tsp curry paste (choose your favourite)
a third of a mug basmati rice
two-thirds of a mug chicken stock
1 mug frozen mixed vegetables
half a mug frozen leaf spinach
Heat the oil in a frying pan, then fry the onion for 5-6 mins until softened. Add the chicken pieces, fry for a further couple of mins just to colour the outside, then stir in curry paste and rice. Cook for another min.
Pour in the chicken stock and throw in any larger bits of frozen veg. Bring to the boil, lower the heat, then cover the pan with a lid. Cook for 10 mins, then stir in the remaining veg. Scatter over the spinach, cover, then cook for 10 mins more until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender. Give everything a good stir, season to taste, then tuck in.November 9, 2020 at 5:59 pm #6824
Sweet ‘n Smoky Pulled Pork
A warming slow cooker pulled pork dish, great for sharing with friends and family. Whether you’re looking for a tantalising barbecue centrepiece or a reliable winter warmer, our sweet ‘n’ smoky pulled pork recipe blends together a variety of flavours to keep everyone happy.
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 9 Hours
Easy Cooking Skill
Cooking Skill Easy
Serves 6 People
1x 1.6kg boneless pork shoulder joint, rind and skinned removed, optional
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 tablespoons dark brown muscovado sugar or similar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon oil
100ml apple juice
1 tablespoon cornflour
Remove the string, unroll the pork and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Mix the sugar, paprika and 2 teaspoons salt together. Rub half of it thoroughly over the pork. Keep the other half for later. Roll the pork back up (there is no need to re-tie the string).
Heat the oil in a large frying pan, and brown the pork on all sides. Put the joint in a slow cooker, pour in the apple juice and cover with the lid. Cook on low for 8-9 hours, or until tender and ready to pull apart. While the pork takes its time, you can relax.
Remove the pork from the slow cooker, wrap in foil and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
As the pork relaxes, blend the cornflour with 1 tablespoon cold water. Add to the sauce in the slow cooker along with the rest of the seasoning mix. Cook on high for 20 minutes, until thickened slightly.
Shred (with the cooking juices) into chunky pieces with 2 forks. Return the pulled pork to the sauce in the slow cooker and stir well.
Serve in bread rolls with coleslaw, potato wedges and corn on the cob (or however you like).
A pork shoulder joint isn’t just a wallet-friendly cut but a tasty one too, and it provides more than enough for a second family meal. Check out our leftover pulled pork recipes collection to help your cooking go that little bit further.December 15, 2020 at 5:14 pm #6955
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