ROASTED FILLET OF BEEF IN HERBS AND PORCINI AND WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO

ROASTED FILLET OF BEEF IN HERBS AND PORCINI AND WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO

Ingrediente: 900 g / 2 lb fillet of beef, left whole 12 - 18 slices of prosciutto or Parma ham 1 good handful of dried porcini, soaked in around 285 ml / 1/2 pint of boiling water (or you could just use fresh chopped mushrooms of your choice) 2 glasses of red wine 3 peeled cloves of garlic 3 good handfuls of fresh rosemary and thyme, leaves picked and cho
Mod preparare: 1 Preheat your oven at 230 C / 450 / gas mark 8. 2 Lay out your slices of ham on a piece of grease proof paper, so it makes a sheet large enough to wrap your meat in. Make sure there are not gaps. 3 Chop one of the garlic cloves, and fry it together with the porcini in one knob of butter for about 1 minute. Then add half the soaking water an

COUSCOUS WITH GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLES AND LOADSA HERBS

COUSCOUS WITH GRILLED SUMMER VEGETABLES AND LOADSA HERBS

Ingrediente: 255g/9oz couscous 285ml/½ pint cold water 3 red peppers 1 handful of asparagus, trimmed and peeled if need be 2 or 3 small firm courgettes/patty pans, sliced 1 small bunch of spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 2-4 fresh red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced 3 good handfuls of mixed fresh herbs (basil, coriander, mint, flat
Mod preparare: 1 Place the couscous in a bowl with the cold water. This will start to soften the couscous and you will see the water disappear as it soaks in. 2 While the couscous is softening, blacken the peppers by placing them directly onto the naked flame of a gas hob. If you don't have gas, put them under the grill. Either way, blacken on all sides, so

FANTASTIC ROASTED CHICKEN

FANTASTIC ROASTED CHICKEN

Ingrediente: 900g/2lb chicken, preferably organic 1 large lemon 8 slices prosciutto or Parma ham, thinly sliced 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 2 good handfuls of fresh thyme, leaves picked and finely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper 115g/4oz or ½ pack softened butter 1kg/2lb 3oz potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 la
Mod preparare: Preheat oven and an appropriately sized roasting tray to 220c/425f/Gas 7 1 Wash your chicken inside and out, and pay dry with kitchen paper. Using your fingers, part the breast skin from the breast meat. 2 It's important to try to push your hand gently down the breast, being careful not to rip the skin. 3 With a peeler, remove and chop the f

HUGE YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS

HUGE YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS

Ingrediente: 285ml/½ pint milk 115g/4oz plain flour A pinch of salt 3 eggs
Mod preparare: 1 Mix the batter ingredients together. Pre-heat a Yorkshire pudding tray with 1cm/½" of oil in each section. 2 After 10 minutes divide the batter in to the tray. Cook for around 30 minutes until crisp, don't open the oven door before then or they won't rise.

BAKED ONIONS

BAKED ONIONS

Ingrediente: 4 good sized white onions, peeled olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, peeled & finely chopped 4 twigs of fresh rosemary, lower leaves picked & chopped 8 tbsp double cream couple of handfuls of grated Parmesan sea salt & freshly ground black pepper 4 slices of pancetta or smoked streaky bacon rashers
Mod preparare: 1 Boil the onions in plenty of water for 15 minutes until slightly tender. Remove from the pan and allow to cool. 2 Then, with a sharp knife, remove the top 2.5cm/1" of each onion, finely chop and place to one side. If need be, slightly trim the stalk end of the onions so that they will sit flat on a roasting tray. 3 Cut about a heaped tabl

BEST ROAST BEEF

BEST ROAST BEEF

Ingrediente: 1 x 2.5kg/5½lb fore-rib, wing rib or sirloin of beef, French trimmed sea salt & freshly ground black pepper olive oil 3 red onions, halved 2 bulbs of garlic 3kg/7lb roasting potatoes, peeled 3 rosemary twigs 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 thumb-sized pieces of ginger, peeled & diced ½ bottle of robust red wine
Mod preparare: 1 Pre-heat oven to 230C/450F/Gas 8, and heat a large thick-bottomed roasting tray on the hob. 2 Rub your beef generously with salt, then add a little olive oil to the tray and lightly colour the meat for a couple of minutes on all sides. 3 Lay your onions and bulbs of garlic in the tray with the beef on top of them, then cook in the preheated

Ciuperci umplute

Ciuperci umplute

Ingrediente: 25 ciuperci champignon 100 g carnati 100 g cascaval 1/4 ardei gras 2 rosii 100 ml vin 100 ml apa 2 linguri ulei 2 linguri patrunjel tocat sare, piper
Mod preparare: Se spala si se curata ciupercile. Se scot picioarele ciupercilor si se folosesc doar palariile. Se taie carnatul si cascavalul in 25 de felii, atfel incat bucatile sa incapa in ciuperci. Interiorul palariilor se sareaza si se pipereaza. Intr-o tava se aranjeaza toate palariile cu gaura in sus. In fiecare palarie se pune cate o felie de carnat

Chec de ciuperci

Chec de ciuperci

Ingrediente: 3 cepe medii taiate cubulete (400 g) 2 cutii ciuperci sau 450 g ciuperci proaspete 5 oua la temperatura camerei 5 linguri de faina (100-125 g) 5 linguri de smantana (100ml) 1 legatura mare de marar 3 linguri de ulei sare si piper
Mod preparare: Se curata si se spala ciupercile si ceapa. Se taie cubulete. Se pun intr-o craticioara sau o tigaie suficient de mare si se calesc in ulei cu putina apa, pana se inmoaie si se evapora apa. Se potrivesc de sare si piper. Se lasa sa se raceasca. Se da drumul la cuptor sa se incalzeasca (350F). Se ung doua tavi de chec (cele mici) cu ulei si se ta

Carta Musica (Sardinian Parchment Bread)

Carta Musica (Sardinian Parchment Bread)

Ingrediente: 2 Cup All−purpose flour 1 Cup Semolina; plus extra for ; dusting 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 1/4 Cup Warm water
Mod preparare: In a bowl, mix together the flour, the semolina, and the salt. Gradually add the water until you have a smooth dough that is very easy to shape, not sticky, and not stretchy or glutinous. You might need as little as a cup of water−it all depends of the flour and the weather. Place the plaque au four or a baking sheet in the oven. If you a

Caramelized Salmon Deviled Eggs

Caramelized Salmon Deviled Eggs

Ingrediente: 1 Salmon fillet; (6−ounce) Salt Freshly ground pepper 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Dozen hard−boiled eggs; halved 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise 1 Tablespoon Minced shallots 1/2 Fresh lemon; juiced 2 Ounce Sevruga caviar
Mod preparare: Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Dredge the salmon in the sugar, coating well. Heat a small saute pan, over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the salmon and sear for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until the salmon is caramelized on both sides. Remove from the pan and cool completely. Flake the salmon into small pieces. Place the egg y