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What you need:

1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp. flour
one-half cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
1 cup Plain Yoghurt
1 1/2 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

Melt butter in pan, add flour and stir in broth & curry powder. Cook until it thickens, stirring constantly. Then slowly add the yoghurt.
Season and serve hot.

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What you need:

9 small red apples
wooden skewers
1lb /450g sugar
1/4 pt /150ml water
1 oz /30g  butter
1 tbsp glucose
3 drops red food colouring

What you do:

Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Impale them on the skewers.

Place sugar and water into a saucepan, stir over heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add butter and glucose, cook rapidly, without stirring until it reaches 150 C or is at hard crack stage.

When mixture stops bubbling, add the red food colouring.

Stand the saucepan in a large bowl of hot water to prevent the toffee from setting. Dip apples into the toffee to coat thoroughly. Stand upright (apple down) on a greased tray to set.

When cold wrap in cellophane or greaseproof paper.

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What you need:

4 ramekin dishes
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
5oz / 125g castor sugar
miniature bottle of drambuie
2 egg yolks
1/4 pt / 150ml double cream.

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 130C /250F / gas mark 1/2
Whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff. Whisk in 3oz / 75 g of the sugar & 1 tbsp of Drambuie.
Pout the mixture into 4 well greased ramekin dishes.
Bake for 40 mins.
Beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar & Drambuie until creamy. Gently fold into lightly whipped cream.
Serve hot with the Drambuie sauce.

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What you need:

8 oz / 200 g prawns ( shelled)
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3 tbsp ovile oil
1 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

what you do:

Divide the prawns between 4 ramekins ( or something similar)
Beat all the other ingredients together & pour over the prawns.
Place the ramekins into a microwave and cook on full power for around 2 mins.
Serve straight away.

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What you need:

1 lb / 450 g  pork loin, sliced into pieces
1 small tin  pineapple chunks
1 large onion diced
1 red & 1 green  peppers, sliced into strips
2 tbsp of soy sauce
3 tbsp of peanut oil
4 tb of cornflour
3 tbsp of ketchup
1 tbsp of sugar
1 tsp of salt
3 cloves of crushed garlic

What you do:

In a saucepan boil the pork in 2 cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt until tender, then drain (keeping the pork stock for later).
Blend 2 tbsp of cornflour and soy sauce then coat the pork with the cornflour mixture.
Fry the pork in a lage frying pan  until golden brown then set aside.
Dissolve the remaining 2 tbsp of cornflour on 1/2 cup of pork stock – set aside.
Sauté garlic and onions on oil, then add the  peppers, pineapple chunks (including the syrup), ketchup, sugar, 1/2 tsp salt and the dissolved cornflour. Stir  continously until sauce thickens.
Pour over fried pork .

Serve with rice.

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What you need:

1/2 lb minced beef
1 onion  onion ( chopped)
1 medium green pepper ( de-seeded & diced )
2 sticks  celery ( chopped)
1 large tin  chopped tomatoes, un-drained
1-1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning (dried)
7 1/2 oz  macaroni and cheese dinner mix
2 tbsp  milk
1 tbsp butter

What to do:

In a large saucepan, cook the minced beef, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink then drain.

Add  the tin of tomatoes and the Cajun seasoning then cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In the mean time , prepare the macaroni and cheese according to packet directions, using 2 tbsp  milk and 1 tbsp of butter.

Stir in the beef mixture &  cook for  another 2-3 minutes or until its all heated through thoroughly.

Serve hot .

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What you need:

4  beef  steaks (sirloin or rump)

4 tbsp coarsely crushed black peppercorns
salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
5 tbsp beef stock
250ml double cream

What to do:
Place the crushed peppercorns into a shallow bowl. Sprinkle the fillets with salt on both sides, and coat both sides with crushed peppercorns.

Melt the butter with the olive oil over high heat in a  frying pan  until the foam disappears from the butter. Gently place the steaks in the frying pan and cook for  about 3 1/2 minutes per side.

Remove the steaks to a plate and cover tightly with foil.

Pour the beef stock into the frying pan, and use a whisk to stir the stock and scrape up any dissolved brown flavour bits from the frying pan. Whisk in the cream, and simmer the sauce until it’s reduced and thickened (around 5-6 minutes). Place the steaks back in the frying pan, turn to coat with sauce then remove and place on the serving plate.

Gently  spoon over  the remaining sauce.

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What you need:

2 salmon fillets ( around 5 to 6oz each)
125 ml rice wine
125 ml water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp salt
50 ml Julienned ginger
1 tsp peppercorns (Toasted)
For the smoking mix:
8 oz / 225 g long grained rice
8 oz /225 g strong tea ( any make)
8 oz /225 g orange peel.

What to do:

Place the salmon into a shallow oven proof dish.

In a bowl, mix together rice wine, water, sugar and salt, stir until dissolved.

Add ginger and peppercorns to liquid.

Pour mixture onto salmon and turn to coat.

In the bottom of the smoker over high heat, place the  rice, tea and orange peels then stir until thoroughly mixed.

Place a rack into the smoker and lay the salmon pieces on top of the rack. When the mixture starts to smolder, turn the heat down to medium and continue to smoke another 15 minutes.

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What you need:
1lb / 450g fresh turkey mince
7oz /200g tinned refried beans
2-4 garlic cloves crushed
1-2 jalapeno chillies ( deseeded & chopped)
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
1 tbsp cooking oil

What to do :

Put the turkey mince into a bowl. Beat the refried beans until smooth, then add to the turkey mince in the bowl.
Add the garlic, tomato puree, chillies & coriander, mix together.
Shape into 4 burgers, then cover & chill for upto an hour.
Heat a frying pan & add the oil. Add the burgers & cook on a medium heat for about 5 minutes each side, or until thoroughly cooked.
Drain & serve.

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