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What you need:

4 (6 oz) cod fish fillets
3 tbsp olive oil
salt
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:

1lb steak (sliced into thin strips)
6 tbsp cornstarch (for dusting)
oil (for frying)

Marinade:
1 egg
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cornstarch

Sauce:

4 tbs water

4 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp vinegar
¼ tsp crush chili pepper
2 tsp cornstarch

Vegetables:
1 tsp garlic (minced)
1 medium red  pepper (diced)
1 medium green  pepper (diced)
1 medium white onion (sliced)

What you do:

Cut beef into thin strips . In a bowl of sealable bag combine all marinade ingredients and mix well. Add beef slices and marinate for 15 minutes.
While beef in marinating mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate.

When the beef is done marinating coat the beef slices with 6 tbsp of cornstarch. Remove any access cornstarch and deep fry (either in a deep fryer or wok) beef slices in batches until floating or golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Add a couple tbsp of oil to the wok and add minced garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add red and green  peppers and onions and stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove vegetables and set aside.

Pour sauce into the wok and heat until boiling.

In a serving dish add beef and vegetables and coat with the sauce.

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What you need:

2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp ginger, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/4 cup cashews, ground
1/2 cup whole cashews
2 cups coconut milk
1 (8-oz) tin tomato sauce
3 tbsp curry powder
2 tsp tumeric
1 tsp cardamom
2 tsp salt
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 cup cauliflower, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2-3 small red potatoes, chopped
1 red  pepper, julienned
1  courgette (zucchini), chopped
1 cup fresh coriander, chopped

What you do:

Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and jalapeno pepper. Once the onions have turned translucent, add the ground cashews, coconut milk, tomato sauce, curry powder, tumeric, cardamom and salt. Stir until combined.

Next, stir in the broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and potatoes. Continue to saute until vegetables are tender. Add the  pepper and courgette ; reduce heat and simmer for an additional ten minutes.
Serve over rice.

Sprinkle with fresh coriander.

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What you need:

5 medium slices bacon (cut into 1/2 inch chunks)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large sweet potato (peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
½ small onion (minced)
3 tsp taco seasoning
½ tsp sea salt
½ large red pepper (seeded and diced)

What you do:

Cook bacon in large pan until crispy. Remove bacon, leave bacon grease in the pan and add oil.

Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium high heat until soft and browned, stirring gently often to ensure even browning.

Sprinkle bacon in at the last minute to heat through.
Serve hot.

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What you need:

2lb /900g  British pork, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 or 2 tins  ( or jars) Spanish butterbeans
1½ oz /40 g  black olives
1½ oz /40 g  green olives
1 lb / 450 g  ripe red tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, peeled and sliced into half-moon shapes
1 large red pepper, deseeded and sliced into 1¼ inch (3 cm) strips
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 heaped teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, plus a few small sprigs
10 fl oz  /275 ml  red wine
2 bay leaves
salt and freshly milled black pepper

What you do:

Pre-heat the oven to 140C / 275F /gas mark 1.

First, skin the tomatoes: pour boiling water over them and leave them for exactly 1 minute before draining and slipping off their skins, then roughly chop them. Now heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in the casserole over a high heat, pat the cubes of pork with kitchen paper and brown them on all sides, about 6 pieces at a time, removing them to a plate as they’re browned.

Then, keeping the heat high, add the rest of the oil, then the onions and pepper, and brown them a little at the edges – about 6 minutes.

Now add the garlic, stir that around for about 1 minute, then return the browned meat to the casserole and add all the thyme, tomatoes, red wine, olives and bay leaves. Bring everything up to a gentle simmer, seasoning well, then put the lid on and transfer the casserole to the middle shelf of the oven for 1¼ hours.

After that, add the butterbeans, cover the pan again and cook for a further 45 minutes, or until the butterbeans are tender.

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What you need:

2 (8 oz.) cans crescent rolls
flour, for dusting
1/2 jar of prepared pizza sauce
10 oz / 284g  thinly sliced pepperoni
10 oz /284g  thinly sliced ham, chopped
10 oz /284g Italian sausage, cooked, crumbled, and drained
12 oz/ 340g mozzarella cheese, grated
1/2 cup  fine, freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Decoration:

Liquid food coloring of  your choice
4 egg yolks, divided
2 peppercorns
2 pimento-stuffed green olives
1 roasted red pepper

What you do:

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

On a lightly floured surface, spread out your two batches of crescent dough (pilsbury) end-to-end lengthwise. Be careful not to let the sections separate.

Pinch all the seams together until you get one block of dough.

 With a flour-brushed rolling pin, roll your crescent dough into a large, long rectangle.( Don’t roll it too thin, or it will split.)

Spoon pizza sauce on top of dough, leaving an inch of bare dough on all four edges.

Sprinkle meats on top of sauce, followed by any other optional toppings.

Sprinkle with cheeses.

Fold one side of the dough lenghtwise over the topping, up to the half-point of the rectangle.

Fold the other side over to meet it. Pinch and press the dough together on all sides to seal.

With a pastry brush, brush the beaten yolk of one egg onto the top of the dough.

Fold your filled dough in half lengthwise. The egg yolk should help it stick. A seam should be created lengthwise along the dough. Pinch this seam together to fully seal and make a sort of cylinder. Be sure all seams are well closed. Any open seams will open further during baking.

Gently manipulate ends into a snake shape– one end should be tapered for a tail, and the other shaped for the head. Don’t curve it into a snake yet. You’ll do that right before baking.

Decorating Instructions:
Beat each of your remaining three egg yolks in a separate bowl.

Add the food coloring of your choice to each bowl to make three separate “paints.”

With a pastry brush or a food-safe paintbrush, decorate your snake as desired.

Transfer painted snake to a foiled-lined, greased baking sheet.

Gently shape as desired, into an “S” or other snakey shape.

Stick two peppercorns into the front of the snout for nostrils.

Slice your roasted red pepper into a forked tongue. Insert into front of head.

Bake your snake about 20 minutes, until golden and cooked through.

Remove from oven. Attach olive “eyes” to the top of the head using toothpicks. Pimento centers should face forward.

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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:

6 0z / 170 g broccoli, broken into small florets
8oz /225 g pasta, cooked as directed on the pack
1tbsp olive oil
1 red pepper, roughly chopped
9 0z / 295 g of Mushroom Condensed Soup
100 ml milk
2 × 200g tins tuna, drained
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
2 oz / 50 g cheese, grated
What to do:

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
Cook the broccoli in a pan of boiling water for 3 minutes.

Cool under cold running water and drain.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the red pepper until just soft then drain the oil.

Stir in the soup and milk, mix well and heat through.
Remove the pan from the heat then stir in tuna, broccoli and pasta.
Place the pasta mixture into an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cheese, cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot .

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What you need:

2 – 3 chicken fillet  breasts cut into large chunks
Kosher salt
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 red pepper de-seeded & cut into chunks

1 orange pepper de -seeded & cut into chunks
8 medium shallots cut into wedges
20z / 55 g fresh sage, torn
4 fl oz /125 ml chicken broth
2 oz / 60 ml maple syrup
2 0z /60 ml apple cider vinegar

What to do :

Pat the chicken dry and season all over with salt.

Heat a large frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot,  add the diced chicken and stir occasionally  until cooked about 5  – 7 minutes.

Turn the chicken and add the peppers, shallots and sage to the frying pan.

Reduce the heat to medium high and cook until the chicken is thoroughly around 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate and continue to cook the peppers and shallots, stirring, until golden, about 2 more minutes.

In the meantime  make the glaze:

Mix the chicken broth, maple syrup, vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.

Add the mixture to the frying pan with the peppers and shallots and boil until reduced by about three-quarters, 2 to 3 minutes. Return the chicken to the skillet, turning to coat, until cooked through, about 2 more minutes.

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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