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What you need:

1 1/2 fillet steak, cut into thick strips
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1 Onion, cut into thick wedges
1 Garlic clove, crushed
1 inch piece of Ginger, finely chopped
1 red chili, finely chopped
1 tbsp Curry paste
1/2 tsp salt

What you do:

Cut the red and green peppers into about 1 inch chunks.

Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the cumin and fennel seeds for about 2 minutes or until they begin to splutter.

Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chilli, and fry for a further 5 minutes.

Add the curry paste and salt and fry for a further 3-4 minutes.

Add the peppers and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.

Stir in the beef strips and continue to fry for 10-12 minutes or until the meat is tender.
Serve with warm naan bread.

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What you need:

300g  extra fine green beans
75g  dry cured un-smoked back bacon
4 shallots, finely sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1tsp thyme, chopped
2tsp  basil infused olive oil
2tsp toasted pine nuts

What you do:

Place a small pan of water on the stove and once bubbling pop the beans in for 2-3 minutes, drain into a colander and refresh under cold water.

Place a large frying pan onto a medium heat and add the basil infused oil. Then add the bacon and shallots and cook for 5 minutes until soft and the bacon has crisped up a little.

While this is going on add the sliced garlic and fry for a minute or so until you have a wonderful aroma of bacon, garlic and shallot. By which time add the beans and cook for 2-3 minutes along with the fresh thyme. Once you feel the beans are hot enough, season to taste and serve garnished with toasted pine nuts.

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What you need;

1small onion- chopped
2 cloves garlic- minced
2 Tbsp butter
1Tbsp fresh ginger -chopped
2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp celery seed
2 tsp pepper (I prefer white pepper for this recipe, but black will work)
@ tsp salt
1 bay leaf
2 cups pureed pumpkin
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp sugar
4 cups Chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tbsp cornstarch (or arrowroot or tapioca powder)

chopped chives, or green onion (as garnish) optional

What you do:

Heat a large saucepan to a medium heat, then  add the butter. Add the onion, garlic,
ginger saute until the onion is translucent.

Mix in the curry, nutmeg, celery seed, salt, pepper and the bay leaf.

Stir in the pumpkin, & sugar in the broth and bring to the boil.

Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes
lower the heat to simmer and remove the bay leaf.

Stir in 1 cup of the milk continue cook over low heat for
a few minutes.

In another bowl, stir together the remaining milk and the cornstarch until dissolved, then add it to the pan.

Stir until thickened and bubbly, cook a couple more minutes.

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What you need:


1 oz / 30ml of vegetable oil
2 medium sized potatoes (still skinned)
Garlic powder
paprika powder
mixed herbs (dried)

( Or you can use any herbs or spices you fancy & as much as you like to your own taste)
1 freezer bag

What you do:

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

Pour into the freezer bag the vegetable oil, then shake in the garlic powder, paprika, & dried mixed herbs.
Cut the potatoes into wedge shapes , then place them into the bag of oil , herbs & spices. Give them a good mix about, making sure all the wedges are coated, then spread them out of the bag  into an oven proof dish.
Bake in the oven for around 20 mins.
Serve hot.

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What you need:

1 lb of potatoes ( peeled )
2 tbsp olive oil or butter
2 cloves of garlic, (peeled)
2 springs of rosemary, (chopped)

What to do:

Cook potatoes in a pan of boiling water for around  4-5 minutes.
Drain the potatoes in a colander (they’ll turn out crispier if you let them drain well)
Heat  the oil or butter in a non-stick frying pan then add the  potatoes.
After around minute, add the  cloves of garlic to the frying pan. Stir and toss well as they cook.
When the potatoes are turning golden brown, add the rosemary and stir through thoroughly
When the potatoes are golden brown on all sides they’re ready to eat.

Serve hot.

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What you need:

2 whole mackerel, filleted
2 heaped tbsp apricot jam
1 or 2 chilies, chopped
500 ml white wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, chopped

What to do:

To make the Blan Tjang

Mix together the apricot jam, chilies, garlic and vinegar together and set to one side.

On a preheated saucepan  pan, sear the mackerel fillets on each side and cook for a minute turning over once during cooking.

Once cooked remove the mackerel and place on a baking tray.

Spread the Blan Tjang mix over the mackerel and place under the grill for 4-5 minutes until a nice glaze appears and the fish is just cooked making sure you don’t overcook them and make sure it’s still nice and moist.

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What you need:

1lb / 450g of mushrooms
6oz /175g of melted butter
2 cloves of garlic crushed
grated rind & juice of 1/2 lemon
2tbsp fresh parsley chopped

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 220C /425F /gas mark 7.
Arrange the mushrooms round side down in a oven proof dish.
In a bowl mix together the butter, garlic, parsley, lemon juice & rind and divide the mixture between the mushrooms.
Place the dish in the oven and cook for 15-20 mins until the mushrooms are soft and the garlic butter is sizzling hot.
Serve immediately.

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