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Clarets Recipes

By Admin
August 12 2006


Clarets Recipes

Well this section was inspired by LightcliffeClaret who one day posted a recipe up on the Board and folk got hooked on the idea. A few more recipes followed so we decided to capture them for posterity and put them up here for you all to try.

You must have your own favourites too, so let us know what they are by posting them on the messageboard. We will then put them up here, and ask folk to try making them and ask for their feedback on ease of cooking and quality of taste.



Lightcliffe's Recipes #1 - Minted Lamb Casserole

Serves 3/4 - or 2 fat b******s

What you will need:

400g diced lamb
4 carrots, diced
1 leek, sliced
3 celery sticks, sliced
500ml vegetable stock (preferably Oxo)
20g gravy granules
1 tablespoon mint sauce

Preheat the oven to 170C.

Put the lamb and vegetables into a casserole dish.

Using the stock and gravy granules, make a gravy and add the mint sauce.

Cover and cook in the pre-heated oven for 1 and a half hours.

Uncover, stir and cook for a further 15 minutes before serving (with the lid off).

Serve with mashed potatoes (to soak up the gravy, mmm), and garden peas.

I've just had this, and it is gorgeous, enjoy!



Lightcliffe's Recipes #2-Rosey's Tagliatelle with Meatballs

You will need:

Low-fat cooking spray
240g tagliatelle
Half pack of fresh basil, chopped

For the meatballs:
4 thick slices or 5 medium slices of white bread (crusts removed)
4 tablespoons skimmed milk
400g extra-lean minced beef
2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
75g mozzarella light, chopped into small dices
1 beaten egg
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
Other half pack of fresh basil, chopped
salt and freshly ground pepper

For the sauce:
400g can of chopped tomatoes with herbs
200ml beef stock
1 teaspoon sugar

Place the bread in a large bowl, add the milk and allow to soak for a few minutes. Add all the other meatball ingredients and mix together (good fun, get your fingers in there!). Roll small amounts into your hands to make 20 or so meatballs.

Heat the largest frying pan (I used a wok) with the low fat spray and brown the meatballs all over for 5 minutes. You may have to cook them in batches. It took me two bacthes of ten. Put them to one side on kitchen roll.

To make the sauce, wipe clean the pan with kitchen roll and add the sauce ingredients. Bring to the boil and then simmer for twenty minutes.

Cook the tagliatelle.

Add the meatballs to the sauce after it has simmered for twenty minutes and cook for a futher ten, stirring occasionally.

Serve the meatballs and sauce on top of the tagliatelle, and garnish with the rest of the basil.




ColinWaldron's Chicken & Cashew Nuts

Ingredients will serve 4

8oz Chicken breast sliced and beaten to a thin consistency
2tbsp of groundnut oil
1inch of ginger peeled and finely sliced
3 cloves of garlic, finely sliced
1tsp ground black pepper
1tsp caster sugar
1tbsp light soy sauce
Half an onion, sliced
Half a pint of chicken stock (granules works just fine)
Quarter red and green pepper thickly sliced
4 oz button mushrooms cut into quarters
2tbsp oyster sauce
4oz raw cashew nuts toasted in oil, but not burned!
3 spring onions cut into small diagonal slices
serve with boiled or fried rice

What you do
1. Heat the oil in wok, add the ginger, garlic and stir fry for a minute. Add the chicken, cook for a further minute, then add the black pepper, sugar, soy sauce and onion and cook for a further 30 seconds;
2. Add half the stock, place a lid on the wok and cook for 3 minutes;
3. Remove the lid, add the remaing stock, peppers and mushrooms, put the lid back on and cook for a further 3 minutes;
4. Remove the lid again, add the oyster sauce, toasted cashew nuts, spring onions and stir fry until sauce thickens and serve!




Wmdave_b's Wincey Mince

2lb Mince Beef - I prefer Steak mince
2 Onions - Chopped
5lb Potatoes - some that mush up easy, good mashers !
3 or 4 oxo cubes
Packet of Shortcrust pastry - Saxo ready made is good for cheats like me !


Get a BIG pan. Brown the mince in a bit of Oil, I use Olive these days. Add the onion and fry till soft and clear. Meanwhile peel and chop the tata's into chunks 1'' square is ok, or sliced 1/2'' thick, don't matter ! Put these in the pan, with the mince, add the oxooxooxooxo and and pour on boiling water from the kettle till about 2/3 up. If you add too much water you'll finish up wi tata pie soup. Cover with a pan and boil till the tata's are really breaking down and no longer Chunky - 1 hour min, yep really mushing up into a nice pie looking filling add salt and plenty of black pepper to taste.

Pour into BIG baking dish, casserole dish, roll out the pastry and cover the pie, seal the edges and cut slits in the middle. Brush with milk to help the browning and bake int'oven for 30 mins or until nice and golden.

Serve with mushy peas, frozen are good, tinned at a push and gravy !!

You can halve the quantities, and may have to multi-pan and casserole. I have now bought BIG vessels.


Turfite's Quick Curry for One

1 tin of baked beans

2 slices of thick bread

Curry powder

Miix beans and curry powder and heat,

Toast the bread to a golden crisp.

Pour Curried beans over the 2 slices of toast and garnish with a sprig of parsley

Quick turfite curry for one yum yum yum! [ TMP says: 'Even I could do that one!']


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