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Favourite Recipes

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by crackaton, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. crackaton

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    Well guys living the batchelor life aint all its cracked up to be. When it comes to cooking I'm a dead set loser, but I want to improve. So I thought this might be a good thread for people in similiar situation, to share or even get some decent tucker on the table, other than three meat and veg.

    Here's my little contribution:

    1 cup pasta elbows cooked
    1/4 cup flour
    1 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cubes, crushed
    1 teaspoon onion salt
    1/4 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon crushed dried basil
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    2 tbls cup butter or margarine
    2 1/2 cups 2% milk
    1 cans tuna, packed in water, drained
    1 cup microwaved fresh brocolli
    1 cup shredded cheese (optional)





    Cook past according to package directions; drain, set aside.

    Preheat oven to 200.

    Combine flour, chicken bouillon cube, onion salt, thyme, basil and pepper in small bowl; set aside.

    Melt butter in sauce pan; add milk. Whisk in flour mixture and cook over medium high until thickened.

    Combine cooked noodles, tuna and broccoli in casserole dish ; pour sauce over mixture and toss to mix. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover .

    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated.
     
  2. Prospector

    Prospector Not a scaredy cat anymore

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    OK, I'll post an easy one that my cook often makes :D It is a great investment to buy a heavy cast iron casserole/saucepan (eg Creuset) Expensive but the cook uses it 3 times a week and it gives great flavour.

    Old fashioned vegetable soup. This makes heaps so you can freeze in plastic containers for later.

    I dont bother with quantities - it doesnt matter!

    Buy all the below frozen vegies from the supermarket -
    Peas
    Carrots
    Beans
    Broccoli
    Cauliflower
    Corn
    (or you can substitute your own favourites - wont matter!)

    Canned chopped tomatoes
    Tomato paste in the foil packets
    Vegetable stock (from a tetra packet)
    Can of bortoli beans

    In the creuset, add some olive oil, tbsp chopped chilli (from a jar) and some garlic, as much as you like. Heat for a minute and stir off the bottom. Add all the vegetables, the can of tomatoes, cup of stock, packet of tomato paste. Stir, bring to the boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours.

    You can either leave the soup as is, or you can blend it to make a thick soup. Add the beans after you have blended.

    That's it - the fibre will do you wonders ;)
     
  3. crackaton

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    Thx prospector, that soup was nice. I added some basil and kidney beans to make it like a minnestrone soup. Very nice.

    I've made modification to my tuna casserole. I used only one cup of wholemeal pasta elbows, and doubled the amount of basil and thyme. Also, there is no need to cook in the oven if not using the cheese. I am rather happy with the result and taste, and generally I think it is healthy.

    I am now working on my next recipe which is like an Indian curry. Here is the recipe:

    2 Tbsp Oil
    2 Onions finely sliced
    5-6 cloves Garlic, minced
    2" piece Ginger, minced
    1 Tbsp Coriander powder
    1 tsp Tumeric powder
    1 tsp Red chili powder
    1 tsp Cumin powder
    2 Tomatoes chopped
    8 Green chillies chopped
    1 can kidney beans
    2 cups milk
    1 tsp Garam masala
    Salt to taste

    Heat oil in a pan. Add onions, garlic and ginger, fry until onions turn brown.
    Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, asafateda and cumin powder.
    Fry for a minute and add tomatoes, green chillies and Kidney beans.
    Add milk, garam masala and salt, simmer 4-5 minutes. Serve with bread or rice or chapatis.
     
  4. Smurf1976

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    2% milk? What's the other 98% :confused: :confused:
     
  5. visual

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    Crackaton,
    heres my contribution WOMENS WEEKLY Italian cooking class cookbook
    very simple instructions and delicious, the recipes that is, my book is about 100 years old :D but you`ll have no problem finding it in any bookshop.
     
  6. Julia

    Julia In Memoriam

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    Really simple one dish baked frittata.

    You need:
    Two large potatoes
    Equal quantity pumpkin or sweet potato
    Three large onions
    One large red capsicum
    Spinach or silverbeet leaves
    6 eggs
    cream or full cream evaporated milk
    5 rashers of bacon

    Lightly butter large shallow ovenproof dish.
    Slice potatoes evenly over base
    Do the same with pumpkin
    Saute finely sliced onions and capsicum, add garlic if you like until about half cooked.
    Stir through raw spinach or silverbeet shredded.
    Spread over potato and pumpkin.
    Lightly beat eggs with about half a cup of cream (or more if you're not worrying about your arteries). A tablespoon or two of Sweet Chilli Sauce added here is good also.
    Pour evenly over the vegetables
    Sprinkle lightly with grated Swiss cheese and a few sesame seeds.
    Bake at about 180 degrees until just set.

    Alternative topping is to leave off the cheese and when almost cooked remove, arrange green prawns over the top, cover with very light layer of cheese sauce and put under grill to brown.

    This is good hot, room temperature, or cold and I find it useful if having a few people for lunch as it can be made ahead of time.
    Can also be cooked in the microwave on medium-high.


    Julia
     
  7. Bobby

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    I know this it not a recipe,

    But what are some of your favorite foods ?. As there are so many, how about just your all time favourite ?.

    I'll start its Abalone.

    Bob.
     
  8. Joe Blow

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    Bob, lets keep this thread on topic.

    I started a thread last year on favourite foods/cuisines. It can be found here: https://www.aussiestockforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1802
     
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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    I love a bit of pep in my asian dishes and Tom Yum Goong is great to get the sinuses working. It basically translates to Hot and Spicy Prawn soup.

    -one handful of green prawns
    -340ml water
    -5 thin slices of galangal; julienned (swap with ginger if you must)
    -half a stalk of lemon grass; cut in inch long and crushed with back of knife
    -2 kaffir lime leaves; torn in half
    -1 shallot; cut finley and crushed with back of knife
    -2 small chillis; just press them whole if you don't like the heat, otherwise cut them finely
    -One teaspoon chilli paste
    -3 or 4 drops of chilli oil (optional)
    -2 tablespoons fish sauce
    -1 tablespoon sugar
    -1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice (fresh)


    1. add water to a pot and boil gently. Add the chilli paste and mix well
    2. add the prawns and wait till aboyut half cooked and add the fish sauce and sugar.
    3. add everything else except the chilli oil and lemon juice and bring back to the boil for one minute.
    4. Add the lemon juice to the serving bowl and add the soup to it. This will make the soup cloudy. Add the chilli oil ontop a enjoy.

    Aloi muk mar.
     
  11. crackaton

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    This one aint too bad. Could be crepes or pancakes:


    1/2 cup oats
    1/2 cup cottage cheese
    1/2 cup egg whites
    1/4 cup skim milk

    mix with blender
    cook in frypan
    Top with banana or raspberries or strawberries etc
     
  12. crackaton

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    Poofs milk. Don't worry about it. Use the real stuff or soya if you can't handle it.
     
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    Hey great recipe mate. Tried it with ginger, very nice!!!
     
  16. professor_frink

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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    first meal I cooked for my girlfriend and it's still her fav. I don't cook it for her much because it's very unhealthy!
    pretty basic actually-
    1. crumb some chicken breasts and shallow fry them.(make sure you beat the chcken until it's fairly thin-the chicken needs less time to cook and tastes so much better this way)
    2. fry some bacon whilst the chicken is cooking.
    3. after chicken is cooked, put some dijon mustard on top, place bacon on top of that, then get some camembert cheese,slice it and place it on top the bacon.
    4. place under grill until camembert is melted.
    5. serve with sliced avocado on top, and a fresh salad( something needs to be healthy!)

    not for people who have reached heart attack age. Have this every night for a month and you will be on the next series of the biggest loser.
     
  17. crackaton

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    mm sounds good probably go down well with a nice red as well, that should keep the heart in check lol
     
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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    a quick and easy one, is a very basic shepards pie.

    brown approx 750g of good lean beef mince, salt & black pepper to taste, and a jar of Five Brothers, Tomato onion and garlic sauce, and simmer for about 1/2 hour.

    Mash about 5 large potatoes, with butter or marg,


    put the mince in a casserole dish , top with the mash and sprinkle with season all, and bake until the mash turns crispy...

    so easy and tasty with a side of steam veges...and of course a good glass of red..

    enjoy cracka
     
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    Re: Favorite Recipes

    The ingredients in this can be cut up and all placed in a crockpot or slow cooker before work and then served after work.

    cheers
    Mouse

    Tangy Sweet Curry

    1kg chuck steak
    2 large carrots
    4 sticks celery
    1 large onion
    1 tsp salt
    2 tsp curry powder
    1 tbsp golden syrup
    2 tsp lemon juice
    2 tbsp flour
    1 cooking apple
    315g can tomato soup
    1 cup water.

    Trim steak and cut into 1 inch pieces, place in pan. Dice celery, peel and chop onion, carrot and apple. Blend flour, curry powder and salt with golden syrup and lemon juice. Toss into pan with meat. Add tomato soup and water. Mix well. Simmer gently 2 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with rice.

    Serves 6.
     
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    Irish Potato Cakes 1

    Bake some potatoes in their skins, then take out the inside of each and beat up with a little milk and some salt to flavour. Roll out on a floured board, using a little flour, and cut into rounds. Bake on a hot gridle or in a hot oven ( 450 deg F., 230 deg C., Gas Mark 8 ) until golden brown. Serve hot with butter.

    Irish Potato Cakes 2

    Make as above, but to each lb ( 454g ) of potatoes add a beaten egg, 2 tea spoons of baking powder and 1 oz ( 28g ) of melted butter or margarine. Mix in a little flour to bind, and roll out and cook as above.

    NB. This is a 1942 recipe.
     
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