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What you need:

3lb  whole chicken ( or breasts)

small onions

4 shallots, peeled and finely chopped

2 oz /50 g  butter

8 oz /227 g button mushrooms

8 oz /225 g  peeled tomatoes

2 tbsp olive oil

3 fl oz / 75 ml  dry vermouth or white wine

1 bouquet garni

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp chopped parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

Prepare the chicken by cutting into portions ie. 2 thighs, 2 drumsticks,2 wings and 2 breasts cut in halves.

Peel the onions, leave them whole.

Peel and finely chop the shallots.

Melt the butter in a large  saucepan and add the olive oil.

Add the chicken pieces to the pan and brown on both sides.

Add the onions and shallots to brown them a little.

Remove them from the heat, add the vermouth or white wine and ignite with a match.

As the flames die down, add the bouquet garni, the bay leaf and season to taste.

Drain the tomatoes, and chop roughly.

Add the tomato juices to the pan and place the lid on.

Cook for about 1 hour.

Trim the mushrooms and add to the pan with the chopped tomatoes.

Cook for a further 30 minutes until the it is cooked and the juices have thickened.

Just before serving, sprinkle the top with the chopped parsley.

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What you need:
1 medium  pumpkin (cut into quarters)
2tsp curry powder
1tsp cumin
1tbsp olive oil
300g lean minced beef or lamb
1 onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 leek, finely chopped
100g frozen peas
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
10ml Worcestershire sauce
1tbsp tomato puree
200ml beef stock made from concentrate cube
1tsp thyme

What you do:

Pre-heat the oven to 200C /400F /gas mark 6.

Place the pumpkin onto a roasting tray, drizzle over a little olive oil, season to taste and cook until soft and golden, then cool.

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the lean minced beef until browned then remove from the pan. In the same pan fry the onions and leek until soft. Add the mince back to the pan with the garlic and thyme, fry for 2 minutes.

Now add the tin tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and beef stock and simmer for 25 minutes.

Now add the tomato puree and frozen peas and stir, season to taste and transfer to small oven proof dish. Take your cooled, roasted pumpkin and with a spoon, scoop the flesh into a bowl then mash with a fork.

Mix in the curry powder and cumin, spread the pumpkin over the minced beef and bake  in oven around for 20-25 minutes.

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What you need:

12oz / 350g  dried haricot beans
1 tbsp olive oil
8 Toulouse sausages
9oz /250g  piece of pancetta or a whole chorizo sausage, cut into small pieces
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, crushed
4 chicken legs
1 sprig of thyme, plus ½ tbsp chopped leaves
1 bay leaf
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp tomato purée
400g tin chopped tomatoes
7fl oz /200ml white wine
½ day-old baguette
1 tbsp chopped parsley

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 220C / 425 F/ Gas mark 7

Place the beans in a pan, cover with plenty of cold water, bring to the boil, and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and soak for 2-3 hours, then drain.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and brown the sausages for 7-8 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the pancetta to the pan, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove and set aside with the sausages. Add the onions and carrot, and cook gently for 10 minutes, or until soft. Then add three-quarters of the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Prick the chicken legs all over with a fork and roast for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. Reserve the chicken fat, and reduce the oven to 140°C (275°F/Gas 1).

In a heavy casserole, layer the ingredients, beginning with half the beans, then onions, carrot, sausages, pancetta, and chicken  legs, followed by the remaining beans. Push the thyme sprig and bay leaf in among everything and season well with salt and pepper.

Mix together 900ml (1 ½ pints) hot water with the tomato purée, tomatoes, and wine, then pour into the casserole. Cover, and cook in the oven for 3 hours, adding a little extra water if required.

Cut the crusts off the baguette, then tear the bread into pieces and place in a food processor with the remaining garlic. Process into coarse crumbs. Heat 2 tbsp of the duck fat in a frying pan and fry the crumbs over a medium heat for 7-8 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and stir in the herbs. Remove the cassoulet from the oven and stir. Sprinkle the breadcrumb topping over in a thick, even layer, and serve.

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What you need:

1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 small onion, finely diced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tsp capers, rinsed
1 tsp chopped oregano
1 tsp chilli flakes
½ level tsp of caster sugar
4 British lamb chump chops
1 tbsp good olive oil
salt and pepper

What you do:

pre heat the oven to 220C / 425F /Gas mark 7.
Drain some of excess liquid from the tomatoes. Mix the onion, tomatoes, garlic, capers, oregano, chilli flakes and sugar together in a bowl.

In a frying pan heat the oil and brown the chops all over. Season the chops with salt and pepper. Place a piece of  foil on a baking tin and put half the tomato mixture in the centre of the foil and lay the browned chops on it. Top them with the remaining mixture.

Fold up the sides of the foil over the chops. Bring the ends up to overlap by about 2″ forming a loose parcel. Press the edges of the foil together to prevent the parcel from opening.

Bake in the oven for around 20 mins.

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What you need:

8 chicken thighs, skinned
1.7 litres hot vegetable stock
2 tbsp olive oil
4 red peppers, deseeded and cut into strips
700g uncooked shelled prawns
2 cans chopped tomatoes
450g paella or basmati rice
400g green beans, trimmed
3 strands of saffron
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch paprika
1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 pinch salt
1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

 What you do:

Put the chicken thighs in a large pan, add 600ml (1 pint) of the stock, cover with a lid, and cook over a low-medium heat for 15–20 minutes, or until the chicken is nearly cooked. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve the stock.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a paella pan or large frying pan, add the peppers, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the prawns, season with salt and black pepper, then cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until the prawns are cooked and pink. Remove the prawns and peppers with a slotted spoon and put to one side.

Add the tomatoes to the pan, then the rice, and the reserved cooking stock and stir. Season again, then add another 600ml (1 pint) of the stock, and the chicken. Simmer gently for 20–30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked, adding the remaining stock as you need it. Add the beans for the last 10 minutes of cooking along with the saffron, cayenne, and paprika. Return the peppers and prawns to the pan, heat through, then sprinkle over the parsley and serve.

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What you need:

1 (8 ounce) / 230 g  packet angel hair pasta
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion ( finely chopped )
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
2  boneless chicken breast halves,  cubed and cooked
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
22g Parmesan cheese

What you do:

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook angel hair pasta until it is al dente, (around 8 to 10 minutes). Drain then set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat, then Saute the onions and garlic. Stir in the tomatoes, chicken, basil, salt and hot pepper sauce.

Reduce heat to medium, and cover skillet. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and tomatoes are soft.
Toss sauce with hot cooked angel hair pasta to coat.

Serve with Parmesan cheese.

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What you need:

2 tbsp Olive Oil
8 Chicken Thighs
1 Spanish Onion  (sliced)
1 Green pepper de-seeded & chopped

1 Red Pepper de-seeded and chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped or crushed
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 Bay Leaf
230 g tin chopped Tomatoes
1 tsp Thyme Leaves
1 tsp Dried Oregano
6 0z /175 g Long-Grain Rice
1 pinch Saffron Threads
1 1/2 pints / 750 ml Chicken Stock
2 tbsp Tomato Purée
½ Lemon, juice
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Black Pepper, freshly ground
4 oz / 100g Frozen Peas

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180°C /350°F/Gas mark 4.

Heat half the oil in a large saucepan  and fry the chicken thighs over high heat, turning frequently, or until evenly browned. Remove from the saucepan , drain, and set aside.

Add the remaining oil, reduce the heat and fry the onion until softened. Add the chopped peppers and garlic and fry for 5 minutes, or until they start to soften. Add the paprika, bay leaf, tomatoes, thyme, and oregano, and stir in the rice. Fry for 1–2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Crumble in the saffron, add the chicken stock, tomato purée, lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour into an oven proof casserole dish &  place the chicken thighs on top,  pushing them down into the rice, cover, and cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Add the peas and return to the oven for a further 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed the cooking liquid.

Serve hot, straight from the oven in the  casserole dish.

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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:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion ( diced)
1  clove of garlic  crushed
1 lb / 500 g lean beef mince
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp chilli powder
400g tin chopped  tomatoes
1 red pepper chopped & de-seeded
2 tbsp tomato paste
75 ml beef stock
300g tin red kidney beans (drained)
4 oz / 115 g coriander leaves, chopped
8 flour tortillas

6 oz / 170 g  grated cheddar cheese
Lettuce leaves &  sour cream to serve

What to do:

Preheat oven to 200C / 400F / gas mark 6

In a large frying pan heat the oil over medium-high heat.

Add  the onion and garlic & stir occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Add the mince. Cook  stirring, for around 3 minutes or until browned.

Next add the cumin, paprika and chilli powder & keep  stirring  for 1 minute or until aromatic.

Add the tomatoes, red pepper, tomato paste and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low.

Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until sauce is thickened then stir in the kidney beans and coriander.

Warm the tortillas following directions on packet. Divide beef mixture between tortillas. Spread the mixture along the centre of  each tortilla. Roll up to enclose filling.

Place in a large, greased baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese melts and burritos start to brown.

Serve with sour cream and lettuce  leaves.

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What you need:

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
500g / 16 oz stir-fry beef
1 brown onion ( diced)
200g / 7 oz  button mushrooms ( thickly sliced)
1 tbsp  ground paprika
400g  tin condensed tomato soup
400g tin chopped tomatoes
Ready cooked steamed rice

chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves and light sour cream, to serve

What to do:

In  a large frying pan  heat 2 tsp of  oil  over high heat.

Fry half of the beef  stirring often  for  around 3 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Repeat again with oil and the remaining beef.

Add remaining 2 tsp  oil  and add the onions and mushrooms to pan.

Cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add the paprika &  cook stirring  for 1 minute.

Add soup and tomatoes. Stir until well mixed then bring to the boil.

Reduce heat to low. Return the beef and any juices to pan. Simmer for 3 minutes or until warmed through. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon rice into bowls. Spoon over goulash and sprinkle with parsley. Top with a spoon of sour cream and serve.

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