Berry sponge tart

when soft fruits are in season, try making this delicious sponge tart. Serve warm from the oven with scoops of vanilla ice cream. SERVES 8-10 softened butter, for greasing 2 pound (8 cups) soft fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries, black currants. red currants, strawberries or blueberries 4 eggs at...

pan fried portobello mushroom burger

It’s worth making your own burgers to cut down on fat- in these the meat is extended with mushrooms for extra fiber Preparation time 14 minutes Cooking time 25-30 minutes SERVES 8 10 ounces (2½ cups) small mushrooms 1 medium  onion, chopped 2-pound lean ground beef 2 cup fresh...

stir-fried prawns with Tamarind

The sour, tangy flavour that is characteristic of many Thai dishes comes from tamarind. Fresh tamarind pods from the tamarind tree can sometimes be bought, but preparing them for cooking is a laborious process. The Thais, however, usually prefer to use compressed blocks of tamarind paste, which is simply...

nopalitos menu

Nopalitos – chunks of an edible cactus – are used as a vegetable in several salads, soups, and bakes. INGREDIENTS Serves 6 2lb braising beef, cut into 2in cubes 2 tbsp corn oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 or 2 jalapeño chilies, seeded and chopped...

beef stew and Tomato Gratin

A filling and satisfying bake of lean ground beef, zucchini, and tomatoes, cooked in a low-fat “custard’ with a cheese crust. beef stew and Tomato Gratin SERVES 4 12 0z/35o g lean ground beef 1 large onion, chopped finely 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 1tbsp all-purpose flour 1¼cups beef...

polenta with Rabbit stew

Polenta with Rabbit stew can be served fresh, as in this dish, or it can be cooled, then sliced, and broiled or fried. SERVES 4 butter, for greasing 1¾cups polenta or cornmeal 1 tbsp coarse sea salt 5 cups of water 4 tbsp olive oil 4 Ib 8 oz/2...

chicken sauce piquante

Red chili peppers add heat to this Cajun recipe. Sauce Piquante recipes to liven up meat and fish and give meals a spicy taste. chicken sauce piquante INGREDIENTS Serves 4 4 chicken legs or 2 legs and 2 breasts 5 tbsp oil ½cup plain flour 1 onion, chopped 2 celery...

authentic jerk chicken recipe

Jerk refers to the blend of herb and spice seasoning rubbed into meat, before it is roasted over charcoal sprinkled with pimiento berries. In Jamaica, jerk seasoning was originally used only for pork, but jerked chicken is equally good. INGREDIENTS Serves 4 8 chicken pieces For the marinade 1...

Bon-bon chicken with spicy sesame

In this recipe, the chicken meat is tenderized by being beaten with a stick (called a “bon” in Chinese)- hence the name for this very popular Szechuan dish. INGREDIENTS Serves 6-8 1 whole chicken, about 1kg/21/4lb 5 cups of water 1 tbsp sesame oil shredded cucumber, to garnish For...

khade masale ka gosht

Whole spices are used in this curry so you should warn the diners khade masale ka gosht of their presence in advance It is delicious when served with freshly baked naan bread or a rice accompaniment. INGREDIENTS Serves 4 5 tbsp corn oil 2 onions, chopped 1 tsp shredded...