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What you need:

750g braising beef  (cut into large pieces)
2tbsp sunflower oil
4 garlic cloves  (sliced)
1tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red chilli (de-seeded and finely chopped)
1 leek (finely chopped)
1tsp Chinese five-spice powder
2tbsp plain flour
2tsp sugar
3tbsp dark soy sauce
500ml water
1tbsp chopped fresh coriander
For the cabbage
1 small Savoy cabbage (stalks removed and finely shredded)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1tsp sunflower oil
1tsp sesame seeds
400g white rice to serve

What you do:

In a bowl, toss the beef in the flour. Heat a large frying pan and cook the beef in 1tbsp of the sunflower oil until nicely browned. Pop onto a plate.

In a large pan and a little of the sunflower oil and cook the garlic, ginger, leek and chilli until soft and fragrant.
Add the beef and Chinese 5 spice and continue cooking for 5 minutes before adding the sugar, soy sauce and water.
Bring to steady simmer and cook over a low heat with a lid on for about and hour and a half until the beef is really tender. Season to taste.

For the cabbage :  take a medium sized saucepan and warm up the sunflower oil over a medium heat.
Add the garlic and before it browns add the shredded cabbage.
Cook with the lid on for a few minutes. Add a mug of water and cook until almost evaporated.

Add the sesame seeds and serve with the braised beef and some boiled rice.

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What you need:

2 aubergines
1 pint / 475 ml milk
Flour for dusting or dredging
Salt
Olive or sunflower oil for deep-frying
any aromatic runny honey

fresh mint leaves (for decoration)

Sesame seeds

What you do:

Peel the eggplants and cut them into slices about 1/3 inch thick. Place  them in a bowl then add enough milk to cover the slices and place  a small plate on top to hold them down in the milk. Leave to soak for 1 or 2 hours.

Drain the milk off.

Cover a plate with plenty of flour mixed with a sprinkling of salt. Place each aubergine slice  in the flour so that they are completely covered , then shake them to remove the excess.

Deep-fry in sizzling but not too hot oil, turning the slices over as soon as the first side is brown.

Drain on paper towels.

Place the cooked aubergine onto a serving plate, drizzle with honey.

Sprinkle the mint leaves & sesame seeds over the top & serve hot.

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What you need:

For the topping…
4 oz / 100 g butter
6 oz / 150 g wholemeal flour
4 oz / 100 g grated cheese
2 oz / 25 g chopped mixed nuts
2 tbsp / 30 ml sesame seeds

For the base …
1 1/2 lbs / 600g mixed root vegetables
1 large onion
8 oz / 200g tomatoes
1 oz / 25g wholemeal flour
1/2 pt / 300 ml vegetable stock
1/4 pt / 150 ml milk
3 tbsp / 45 ml chopped parsley

What you do:

pre heat the oven to 190C / 375F / gas mark 5

Base :
Chop the vegetables
In a large frying pan saute the onion until translucent.
Add the prepared vegetables & cook on a gentle heat stirring occasionally, for around 10 mins.
Stir in the flour, then add the rest of the ingredients.
Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat , cover then simmer for around 15 mins or until the vegetables are tender.
Transfer to an oven proof dish.
Topping…
Rub the butter into the flour then add the cheese, nuts & sesame seeds.
Press the topping all over the vegetables.
Bake in the oven for 30 mins.
Serve hot .

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