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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:52 pm

a layer of chips wrote:I thought Lisa was going to give birth during the first Monday Corrie.
Ahh well. Does she need my recipe for thermo-nuclear spiced pork chops then?
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:53 pm

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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by knibbles » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:59 pm

Jamie it was really really yum but it was so hot it made my eyelids sweat.
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Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:24 pm

knibbles wrote:Jamie it was really really yum but it was so hot it made my eyelids sweat.
Hee! I do have a bit of an asbestos gob, I must admit.
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Post by soft revolution » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:58 pm

D'oh - I clicked the wrong bvutton and lost my original reply.

The fiery chicken coating's a really nice recipie, thank's for posting it. Would be the summary.
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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by nanski » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:20 am

Two things I recently made that were totally yummy, both from Mark Bittman, a food writer for the NYTimes

Mango noodle salad: cook a pack of rice noodles, toss with a bit of oil to keep them from sticking. Mix with a cubed unripe mango (almost ripe), chopped peanuts, shredded carrot (about a cup), two minced bird's eye chilis, and minced scallions. Make a sauce of lime juice, nom pla (or soy sauce), and rice vinegar.

tomato and peach salad: chop up a peach and some tomatoes. add some chopped cilantro and thinly sliced red onion. squeeze in juice from half a lime, add olive oil and either red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper.

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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by mimpkin » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:12 pm

Chocolate.
1. Go to shop
2. Buy chocolate (preferably good chocolate)
3. Eat chocolate!
Very easy and rather tasty!
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Post by stolenwine » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:12 pm

Uncle Ants wrote:Simple quick tasty veggie dish for the novice cook? I've posted my recipe for spicy fava beans (Ful Medames) before, but discovering at the weekend that it works just as well with butter beans suggests a repost is in order.

Roughly chop a medium onion, crush 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, fry them up in about 3 Tablespoons of oil until they soften, add three or four teaspoons of ground cumin and a bit of chilli to taste (depends how hot you want it - harissa is good too, but be careful, it's fiery), fry it up a bit more, add the strained tin of beans and a big squirt of tomato puree, stir it up and cook for about 5 minutes, add a little liquid from the beans if it gets too thick. Squeeze of lemon and you're done. Nice with a bit of pitta, pretty good with rice, takes about ten minutes and it's pretty idiot proof.

I think it may even be nicer with butter beans but I suspect it would work with pretty much any sort of tinned bean. freshly ground cumin is way superior to ready ground (but that's a sort of luxury option if you have a spice grinder). Don't get too hung up on exact quantities but don't stint on the oil - it's a fair amount of oil, but it needs it or the cumin will start to stick (and it all gets absorbed into the goo - it isn't a greasy sort of dish).
oh wow, that sounds amazing! i had no idea what to cook tonight but anorak has totally come through for me. you reckon i could use frozen broad beans instead?
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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by Uncle Ants » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:18 pm

stolenwine wrote: you reckon i could use frozen broad beans instead?
Hmm. Probably not no. I don't they'd gunge up properly. But tinned butter beans definitely work.
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Post by stolenwine » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:21 pm

i think we have some of those. thanks! and for extra points, it sounds like it's a pretty healthy recipe too.
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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:02 pm

I forgot my lunch for work today. I also forgot my wallet. In light of this, for lunch I will be having vegetarian shoes marinated in orange juice. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:14 pm

I've well nailed the art of good egg fried rice now. So I'll share.

Two portions:

120g basmati or long grain rice. (I prefer basmati to be honest)
2 eggs, beaten
Handful of frozen peas
Half a large onion, chopped into chunks
Good glug of light soy sauce
Good glug of fish sauce
2 tbs peanut or veg oil
1 tbs sesame oil
Small dash of dark soy sauce
Anything else you may wish to add (spring onions, chicken, pork, beef, mushrooms, prawns)

1. Cook the rice and then leave to cool right down. You need cold rice for this so spread on a plate or two to speed up the cooling down process. Add light soy sauce and fish sauce to season the rice.
2. Add the peanut/veggie oil to the wok and heat 'til it's hot, hot hot!
3. Add the chopped onions and anything else you may wish to put in as 'filling' then stir fry until cooked. Then remove.
4. Add the sesame oil and 3/4 of the beaten egg to the hot wok. Cook for literally 20 seconds constantly turning the eggy mixture.
5. Add the rice, peas and cooked onions/other stuff from before. Cook violently constantly turning the rice so it doesn't stick.
6. Add the dash of dark soy sauce towards the end of the stir fry process. Be careful with this as only a little dash should coat it all and turn it a nice brown.
7. At the end once everything's heated through add the rest of the egg mixture and mix it through.

FIT!
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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by stolenwine » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:12 pm

this is probably something everyone makes anyway, but i made it last night and it was amazingly fast and good (even though we had no fresh herbs and no mozzarella)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... sfeed=true

Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

Serves two

240g dried spaghetti
50ml olive oil, plus extra to drizzle
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
250g ball buffalo mozzarella, torn into chunks
1 tbsp basil, chopped
1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper

Add the spaghetti to a large pan of salted boiling water. Cook for one minute, stir, and continue to cook until al dente (about eight minutes, or according to instructions on packet).

In a saucepan big enough to hold the spaghetti, warm the olive oil over a medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for one minute without allowing it to colour. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook for about five minutes, or until they start to break down and release their juice.

When the pasta is cooked, drain, add to the tomatoes and toss together. Add the mozzarella, toss again and finally add the herbs.

Season, mix well and finish with a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately.
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Re: simple, quick (but tasty) recipes

Post by this clump of trees » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:01 pm

i don't appreciate the bossy tone of these recipes. i'll serve that spaghetti when i'm damn good and ready.

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