Posts Tagged ‘Brush’

What you need:

4 (6 oz) cod fish fillets
3 tbsp olive oil
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
3 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp salt

What you do:

Lightly oil your grill then heat.
Brush fillets with 1 tbsp of the oil, season with salt and black pepper to taste then  grill the fish until done around 8-10 minutes.

Heat remaining 2 tbsp oil in a small frying pan over high heat, add cumin, coriander and red pepper; cook until fragrant, 45 seconds; add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 15 seconds.

Transfer spice mixture to a medium-sized bowl; add tomatoes, orange juice and salt to taste; stir gently to combine.

Top the hot fish with tomato mixture.

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What you need:

2 cups plain flour
1 cup boiling water
1/4 tsp salt
sesame oil
5 spring onions, sliced finely
oil for frying

What you do:

In a bowl, mix together the flour, salt and boiling water until it all comes together. Carefully use your hands to then knead the ball of dough until it’s smooth, about 5-10 minutes. If it’s still too hot, let it cool for a bit before starting to knead. Wrap with plastic wrap and set aside for at least 30 minutes; keep it in the fridge if you’re leaving it for longer.

Divide the rested dough ball into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a flat, thin round, dusting with flour if the dough is sticking. Brush the surface of the round with sesame oil and then sprinkle over a sixth of the chopped spring onion. Roll the round tightly like a swiss roll, with the oil and spring onions on the inside. Curl this now tubular dough piece into a tight snail shape, tucking the end underneath.

Now roll this snail shaped piece of dough out into a round about 5 inches in diameter. Pieces of spring onion will start falling out but don’t worry – just show them who’s boss and jam them back into the dough. Repeat with the rest of the dough pieces (I start to fry at the same time as rolling them out).

Heat a frying pan (mine is nonstick) over medium heat. Add about a tablespoon of oil and fry each pancake on both sides until golden brown, draining on kitchen paper when cooked; repeat with all the pancakes.

Cut into wedges and serve.

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What you need:

4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary leaves
8 lemon slices (about 2 lemons)
1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1/2 cup Marsala wine (or white wine)
4 tsp capers
4 pieces of aluminum foil

What you do:

Brush top and bottom of salmon fillets with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and rosemary.

Place each piece of seasoned salmon on a piece of foil large enough to fold over and seal. Top the each piece of salmon with 2 lemon slices, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 2 tbsp of wine, and 1 tsp of capers. Wrap up salmon tightly in the foil packets.

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill. Place the foil packets on the hot grill and cook for 10 minutes for a 1-inch thick piece of salmon. Serve in the foil packets.

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What you need:

3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
4 slices of a bloomer   (1/2 inch thick)
1 garlic clove, cut in half  lengthwise
3/4 cup chopped seeded tomato
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

What you do:

pre heat the oven to 180C / 350F / gas mark 4

Brush 2 teaspoons oil over one side of each slice of bread; place bread on a baking tray.

Place in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned.

Rub cut side of garlic over bread.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the tomato, basil, parsley, vinegar, salt, pepper and remaining oil.

Spoon onto bread.

serve immediately.

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What you need:

1 large onion  ( diced )
3 tbsp oil
2 oz /50 g plain Flour
1 lb /450g Diced Stewing Steak
1 Beef Stock Cube ( dissolved in 400ml hot water)
3/4 lb /400g Carrots ( sliced)
6 fl oz / 200ml Guinness
110z /300g Shortcrust Pastry
1 beaten egg  (for glazing)

What to do :

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375 F / Gas mark 5.

In a frying pan heat one tbsp of the oil and cook the onion until softened and transparent. Then place in a large saucepan.

Season the flour with salt and pepper and add the beef, tossing it well to coat evenly in the flour.

Heat the remaining oil in the frying pan and cook the beef  turning it until browned all over.

Add the onions to the beef  &  return the frying pan to a gentle heat and add the Guinness, stirring and scraping up any of the bits that may have caught to the base of the pan.

When the mixture is thickened and bubbling, pour it over the beef and onions. Add the sliced carrots to pan along with the stock stirring well  to mix. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 1 hour.

Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface. Spoon the beef mixture into your pie dish.

Brush the edge of the dish with beaten egg then cover with the pastry. Trim away the excess and press round the edges to seal.

Cut a hole in the middle to allow the steam to escape.

Decorate the top of the pie using the pastry trimmings.

Brush with the beaten egg and bake in the oven for  around 25 minutes.

Serve hot .

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What you need:

170g (6oz) of plain flour
6oz / 170g of unsalted butter (or salted butter)
5oz / 150ml of cold water
pinch of salt.

To make the pastry :

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the butter. Mix the butter into the flour with your fingertips.
Stir in the water and mix the ingredients together to form a soft dough.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead further to make a firm dough.
On a floured work surface roll the pastry into a rectangle shape.

What to do:
Preheat to the oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5
spread with mincemeat and roll up the pastry. Brush with milk cut into slices, place on baking sheet. Cook for around 15 mins or until lightly browned, then sprinkle with icing sugar and leave to cool.

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You will need :

1 x leg of pork, approx 2 kg – 2,5 kg
salt to taste
olive oil for rubbing
apple sauce for serving

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Pat the leg of pork dry with kitchen paper.
Brush the skin with olive oil, then sprinkle on the salt. This will make the crackling. Place open on a wire rack in an oven-roasting tin.
Roast the leg for the required amount of time. Calculate as follows: for every 500 g, roast it for 30 minutes. At the end, add on 15 – 20 more minutes. The skin on top should be golden brown and crisp. You can use the oven grill for a little while to help this process. (make sure it doesn’t burn).

When done, remove pork from oven and leave in a warm place to “rest” for 8 – 10 minutes. This “settles” the juices. Carve thinly against the grain.
Serve with gravy, roast potatoes, vegetables and apple sauce.

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