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Martin Clark
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A Simple Quandry
Friday, 13th February 2015 We've been having a bit of a cocktail lull recently, although I'm sure it won't last. Certainly not when there are cocktails as good as A Simple Quandry . I wasn't sure about the Gin and Aquavit base, thinking it might be a bit f...
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Pasta Carbonara
Sunday, 15th February 2015 I'm not normally a fan of eggy things, but I fancied a change and we had the ingredients for this. I looked at several recipes and there some added the egg then the bacon to the pasta, or the pasta then the egg to the bacon - a b...
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Pork Loin Chops with Apple Sauce and Reibekuchen
Saturday, 7th February 2015 These chops are great but it's tricky to find a way to cook the fat properly without overdoing the meat. Actually the first problem is finding a recipe that does not start with "trim the excess fat", since that is really defeatin...
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Pork Fillet with Green Peppercorn Sauce
Sunday, 1st February 2015 Standard approach for the filet. Brown all over in a hot pan with a little lard, transfer the whole pan to a medium oven for 5 or 6 minutes, then allow the meat to rest for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile fry a chopped shallot gently in ...
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Pork and Beef Rissoles with Spinach and Tomato
Saturday, 25th January 2015 Based on this recipe for Lamb Rissoles , but I used a Pork and Beef mix. I also added a few breadcrumbs to make them a bit lighter. Essentially just fat meatballs, or small frikadelle, but a nice meaty, spinachy flavour, and ver...
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Greek style Lamb Shanks
Saturday, 24th January 2015 Ultimate Slow Cooking p75. Brown the lamb shanks on all sides, and place them in the pre-heated slow cooker. Soften onions and add crushed coriander seeds, sherry, bay leaves and honey. Pour over the lamb and cook on the slow c...
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Bentheimer Rare Breed Pork Loin Chop
Saturday, 17th January 2015 Slice the fat through to prevent curling, then fry hot with the fat down for 2 minutes, holding the chops upright with tongs. Then 2 minutes more on each side, then transfer the pan to a 150 degrees oven for 5 minutes. Stew a m...
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Mackerel with Spicy Orange Glaze
Thursday, 15th January 2015 Largely based on this BBC Good Food recipe, but since I had no harissa I substituted some Ras el hanout spices mixed with olive oil. The fish was firm and flavourful, despite what seemed like a long cooking time. The glaze was ...
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Lamb Cutlets with Roasted Garlic Pasta
Monday, 12th January 2015 We had some nice lamb cutlets to eat, which I like to grill hot and fast. But I wasn't sure about having them with pasta until I saw this recipe . I grilled the lamb instead of frying, and wasn't well enough prepared to infuse the...
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Lamb Kofta Kebab
Saturday 10th January 2015 Monika wasn't convinced about this idea, having had only some rather chewy and dry kofta before. However these turned out very well. The minced lamb was mixed with coriander, cumin, mint and a very small amount of breadcrumbs. ...
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