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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1080 on: June 6, 2020, 09:19:28 am »
^ Thai Curry  :lickin
Ooh good suggestion but it'll have to be for tomorrow now as I've not got coconut milk and I'm not shopping today.

Sorted I'll let you know how it goes

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1081 on: June 10, 2020, 09:32:24 pm »
Never updated the Thai curry bit as I ended up doing something totally different.

The fish itself was lovely but a pain in the arse filleting, removing the skin and the membrane though.

Today's suggestion after seeing the blossom is for elderflower cordial.

I used to make it every year when one as living in Lancs and the kids loved it.

Basically it's a carrier bag of flowers,  sugar, water and lemons, quartered, into a brewing bucket, leave for about 6wks, strain and bottle.

I'm sure there'll be proper recipes but we just winged it

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1082 on: June 10, 2020, 09:36:20 pm »
Never updated the Thai curry bit as I ended up doing something totally different.

The fish itself was lovely but a pain in the arse filleting, removing the skin and the membrane though.

Today's suggestion after seeing the blossom is for elderflower cordial.

I used to make it every year when one as living in Lancs and the kids loved it.

Basically it's a carrier bag of flowers,  sugar, water and lemons, quartered, into a brewing bucket, leave for about 6wks, strain and bottle.

I'm sure there'll be proper recipes but we just winged it

My mum used to make this all the time when i was growing up. Lovely stuff but sickly sweet!

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1083 on: June 10, 2020, 10:14:50 pm »
My mum used to make this all the time when i was growing up. Lovely stuff but sickly sweet!
Yeah it can be almost like syrup and with the amount of sugar most recipes say to use it's not surprising but you can reduce the amount of sugar by up to half.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1084 on: June 11, 2020, 01:22:34 am »
^ sounds lovely, I've had a bottle from Ikea before, great that you can make it from scratch.

We made a Thai fish curry and noodles on Monday - so hot but great, clears the sinuses :odd

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1085 on: June 22, 2020, 11:25:59 pm »
If anyone has a costco membership get the grandma porcos sausages. Easily the best sausages i’ve had. Make a tomato sauce. Get the skins off them and get them melt into the sauce. Have them on toast. Chicago pizza toppings. Great on the bbq an all. Get them and you wont be disappointed. About a fiver for 18

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1086 on: August 27, 2020, 02:00:31 pm »
Branched out a bit this week, thought I'd try to learn a few new things. Been watching a fair bit of old Masterchefs on Netflix to pass the time and it's given me a drive to try things totally new to me.

Did my first creamless carbonara on Tuesday, just with egg (3 yolks, 1 white) and parmesan. Pretty pleased I didn't end up with spaghetti a la scrambled egg, I'll do it again.

I want to start preparing more of my own food, so bought a lemon sole and a filleting knife yesterday and had a go at filleting it. I followed a BBC Good Food video which went: head off, fillet, remove skin from fillets. Think when I do it again I'll get the skin off first, as getting it off the fillets seemed to just lose me some meat.

Either way, pretty successful - small but recognisable fillets. Did a sole meunière where they're floured and quickly fried in loads of butter, capers, parsley and lemon juice and served that with baby new potatoes and veg. I'm particularly interested in trying new fish recipes so thinking of getting a different whole fish every few weeks and just trying things out.

My partner is doing pork saltimbocca tonight.

We've also started getting Hello Fresh boxes - only had 2 so far but really liking what they give you.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1087 on: November 18, 2020, 10:52:25 am »
Has anyone got any suggestions or recipe ideas for us to make on Saturday? We try to do something different each week to stave off the lockdown boredom. We've done cheese and wine night, foreign beer night etc. This weekend we want to cook something out the ordinary, maybe a bit of a challenge, we're both decent at cooking so are willing to try something leaning towards difficult.

Any suggestions welcome  :)

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1088 on: November 18, 2020, 06:36:27 pm »
I've done baked pork chops, season the pork chops first in herbs & spices[preferably the day before you cook them], place the chops on a roasting tray, then add onion, peppers & mushroom, use a bit of water or red wine if you prefer, keeps the chops moist as they're cooking, preheat the oven to 200C or gas mark 6, cover with foil & cook on the middle shelf for 70-80 minutes.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1089 on: November 19, 2020, 12:24:07 pm »
Has anyone got any suggestions or recipe ideas for us to make on Saturday? We try to do something different each week to stave off the lockdown boredom. We've done cheese and wine night, foreign beer night etc. This weekend we want to cook something out the ordinary, maybe a bit of a challenge, we're both decent at cooking so are willing to try something leaning towards difficult.

Any suggestions welcome  :)

It depends what you like? If you like curries, this is a nice alternative to a takeaway or a traditional 'fakeaway'.

We get a Gousto box delivered which provides us (2 of us) with 4 meals per week, then we shop for and cook our own meals on the other 3 days. But recently we had a brilliant dal from Gousto. Have had a couple of them before from Gousto and made my own previously, including a lentil dal from my Mowgli cookbook but this one was really, really good. I think it was the chicken thighs. There is so much of it too - we got dinner each out of it and I had a bowl for my lunch the next day.

https://www.gousto.co.uk/cookbook/recipes/one-pot-black-pepper-chicken-dal-coriander-naan
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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1090 on: November 19, 2020, 02:23:05 pm »
It depends what you like? If you like curries, this is a nice alternative to a takeaway or a traditional 'fakeaway'.

We get a Gousto box delivered which provides us (2 of us) with 4 meals per week, then we shop for and cook our own meals on the other 3 days. But recently we had a brilliant dal from Gousto. Have had a couple of them before from Gousto and made my own previously, including a lentil dal from my Mowgli cookbook but this one was really, really good. I think it was the chicken thighs. There is so much of it too - we got dinner each out of it and I had a bowl for my lunch the next day.

https://www.gousto.co.uk/cookbook/recipes/one-pot-black-pepper-chicken-dal-coriander-naan
We got that in the summer and have had loads of Mowgli recipes. Unreal, everything we've had. Would deffo recommend. We tend to have all sorts of spices in anyway, but the book mentioned Matta's on Bold St so we filled any gaps from there too. it's a great place.
Mowgli recipes, Ingredients from Matta's can't beat it.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1091 on: November 19, 2020, 04:40:08 pm »
We got that in the summer and have had loads of Mowgli recipes. Unreal, everything we've had. Would deffo recommend. We tend to have all sorts of spices in anyway, but the book mentioned Matta's on Bold St so we filled any gaps from there too. it's a great place.
Mowgli recipes, Ingredients from Matta's can't beat it.

Yeah, it's a great book but you do need to read ahead with it and allow enough prep time. Some of the recipes have ingredients that you need to make from other pages etc... I made that mistake when I first tried to make something but as long as you plan it out, it's unbelievable!

Haven't made the tamarind fries though... I'm afraid that would lead to a very slippery, fat slope.
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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1092 on: November 20, 2020, 09:56:36 am »
Yeah, it's a great book but you do need to read ahead with it and allow enough prep time. Some of the recipes have ingredients that you need to make from other pages etc... I made that mistake when I first tried to make something but as long as you plan it out, it's unbelievable!

Haven't made the tamarind fries though... I'm afraid that would lead to a very slippery, fat slope.

Mrs A has done all the Mowgli up to now, but I'm pretty sure she ovens the spuds for the tamarind fries . If not she does them in a pan with v. little oil. She definitely doesn't deep fry them and everyone who's had them loves them, so you may be on safer ground than you think  ;)
If she does some Mowgli, she tends to do a load and freeze it, especially dahls. There's one with Rhubarb which is outstanding.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1093 on: November 21, 2020, 01:18:30 pm »
It depends what you like? If you like curries, this is a nice alternative to a takeaway or a traditional 'fakeaway'.

We get a Gousto box delivered which provides us (2 of us) with 4 meals per week, then we shop for and cook our own meals on the other 3 days. But recently we had a brilliant dal from Gousto. Have had a couple of them before from Gousto and made my own previously, including a lentil dal from my Mowgli cookbook but this one was really, really good. I think it was the chicken thighs. There is so much of it too - we got dinner each out of it and I had a bowl for my lunch the next day.

https://www.gousto.co.uk/cookbook/recipes/one-pot-black-pepper-chicken-dal-coriander-naan

We've got that Black Pepper Chicken Dal from Gousto for tonight's meal! I love dal, and often make it myself, so looking forward to the Gousto version with chicken.
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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1094 on: November 22, 2020, 05:51:14 pm »
We've got that Black Pepper Chicken Dal from Gousto for tonight's meal! I love dal, and often make it myself, so looking forward to the Gousto version with chicken.

What did you think!?
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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1095 on: May 6, 2021, 12:13:06 pm »
I made some ribs for a BBQ a the weekend, ended up not having a BBQ as the weather was unreliable. Of course after we decided not to get the BBQ out, it didn't rain for the rest of the day.

Anyway recipe, apologies for lack of measurements, I don't tend to cook scientifically...

Black Pepper and Whiskey glazed Pork Ribs (Can also be used on steaks or Beef kebabs)
Rub Ribs with a mix of:
Loads of Black pepper
Paprika
Brown Sugar
Salt
Garlic Powder

Let them sit for a few hours in the fridge

For the glaze -

Equal amounts of Whiskey and Brown sugar
Butter
Vanilla extract

Heat all these in a pan until it starts to boil and stir a little. Reduce down to get it more syrupy and have a nice shine. Once it's cool it should still be slightly runny, if it isn't there is probably too much sugar and it will go into a kind of fudge (try not to eat it). You can fix this by stirring in more Whiskey.

Cooking the ribs is down to you, there is a few ways to do them. I tend to slow cook without glaze for an hour or so under foil, on a low temp. Then grill with the glaze. Keep adding the glaze every few minutes while grilling, especially if on the BBQ. They should be nice and shiny when done.

I used Jack Daniels in the main mix, then added a scotch after to give it a kick.



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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1096 on: May 6, 2021, 01:06:18 pm »
I made some ribs for a BBQ a the weekend, ended up not having a BBQ as the weather was unreliable. Of course after we decided not to get the BBQ out, it didn't rain for the rest of the day.

Anyway recipe, apologies for lack of measurements, I don't tend to cook scientifically...

Black Pepper and Whiskey glazed Pork Ribs (Can also be used on steaks or Beef kebabs)
Rub Ribs with a mix of:
Loads of Black pepper
Paprika
Brown Sugar
Salt
Garlic Powder

Let them sit for a few hours in the fridge

For the glaze -

Equal amounts of Whiskey and Brown sugar
Butter
Vanilla extract

Heat all these in a pan until it starts to boil and stir a little. Reduce down to get it more syrupy and have a nice shine. Once it's cool it should still be slightly runny, if it isn't there is probably too much sugar and it will go into a kind of fudge (try not to eat it). You can fix this by stirring in more Whiskey.

Cooking the ribs is down to you, there is a few ways to do them. I tend to slow cook without glaze for an hour or so under foil, on a low temp. Then grill with the glaze. Keep adding the glaze every few minutes while grilling, especially if on the BBQ. They should be nice and shiny when done.

I used Jack Daniels in the main mix, then added a scotch after to give it a kick.

Yum yum!  We don't like whiskey but have some of those little bottles someone got us as a gift so might try this to use them up.

Do like JD though 😁

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1097 on: May 7, 2021, 01:19:14 pm »
^ sounds lovely that Elzar, I was wondering about the vanilla so googled it and there were loads of hits for St. Louis style glaze with vanilla - and one for vanilla Coke glazed ribs - it's the sugar I suppose


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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1098 on: May 7, 2021, 01:57:09 pm »
^ sounds lovely that Elzar, I was wondering about the vanilla so googled it and there were loads of hits for St. Louis style glaze with vanilla - and one for vanilla Coke glazed ribs - it's the sugar I suppose



I was very reluctant with the vanilla as I have never used it outside of desserts. I think I will go a little stronger next time as it's battling some strong flavours.

A lot of slow cooked meats use cola and other fizzy drinks to boil in, as the sugar in the drinks creates the sweet glaze. I tried to make an Irn Bru Gammon once, it wasn't actually that bad!  :D
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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1099 on: May 9, 2021, 10:02:19 am »
Orange and Cider Marmalade.

1 and a half lb of oranges.

2 pints of cider(dry is best)

1 pint of water

3lb of granulated sugar

Slice oranges into thin strips,remove pips and place in a muslin bag.Put oranges,cider,water and the bag of pips into a pan and cook until the peel is soft,this should take about an hour and a half.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.Bring to a boil and cook until setting point is reached.

Allow to sit for at least ten minutes before pouring into warmed jars.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1100 on: May 9, 2021, 10:10:09 am »
Orange and Cider Marmalade.

1 and a half lb of oranges.

2 pints of cider(dry is best)

1 pint of water

3lb of granulated sugar

Slice oranges into thin strips,remove pips and place in a muslin bag.Put oranges,cider,water and the bag of pips into a pan and cook until the peel is soft,this should take about an hour and a half.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.Bring to a boil and cook until setting point is reached.

Allow to sit for at least ten minutes before pouring into warmed jars.

Going to try this when I've saved enough jars 😁

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1101 on: May 9, 2021, 10:27:14 am »
Going to try this when I've saved enough jars 😁

It's lovely,you can really taste the cider. :)

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1102 on: May 9, 2021, 10:51:23 am »
It's lovely,you can really taste the cider. :)

I can't wait till autumn to start making pickles and chutneys with all the produce we've not eaten.

The fruit won't be till next year so this will make up for not having homemade jam.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1103 on: May 9, 2021, 12:42:49 pm »
I can't wait till autumn to start making pickles and chutneys with all the produce we've not eaten.

The fruit won't be till next year so this will make up for not having homemade jam.

I have loads of carrots to use up,probably make another batch of marmalade.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1104 on: May 9, 2021, 01:29:07 pm »
I have loads of carrots to use up,probably make another batch of marmalade.

Or carrot cake which I believe you can freeze?

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1105 on: May 9, 2021, 03:23:06 pm »
Or carrot cake which I believe you can freeze?

Chance would be a fine thing,it's all I can do to stop my lot eating it as it comes out of the oven.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1106 on: May 9, 2021, 03:24:44 pm »
Chance would be a fine thing,it's all I can do to stop my lot eating it as it comes out of the oven.

Yeah there is that 😂

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1107 on: May 9, 2021, 03:25:53 pm »
Yeah there is that 😂

Precisely,carrot and lemon marmalade it is then.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1108 on: May 9, 2021, 03:27:08 pm »
Precisely,carrot and lemon marmalade it is then.

And tell everyone it's vegetable jam so they won't want any 👍

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1109 on: May 9, 2021, 04:11:31 pm »
And tell everyone it's vegetable jam so they won't want any 👍

Too late for that,our daughter's the only one who won't eat it and she left home three years ago.

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1110 on: May 9, 2021, 05:23:58 pm »
Make a secret carrot cake and use some of the jam in the middle :lickin

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Re: Maggie May's Recipe A Day
« Reply #1111 on: May 9, 2021, 06:10:02 pm »
Make a secret carrot cake and use some of the jam in the middle :lickin

I like the idea of a secret carrot cake.