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Smoked salmon mousse with pickled cucumber salad recipe

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Smoked salmon mousse with pickled cucumber salad, tomato jelly and a chive cream Ingredients – serves x 6 Mousse 140g smoked salmon 50ml Noilly Prat vermouth 2 leaves gelatine, soaked in cold water Lemon juice 225ml whipping cream, beaten to the ribbon stage 50ml sour cream 1 teaspoon horseradish cream (optional) Method Have ready six […]

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Ginger sponge pudding recipe

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I love ginger sponge pudding, it’s one of my personal favourites! Ginger Sponge Pudding with Caramelised Apples and Caramel Sauce Ingredients 100g x butter 125g x soft brown sugar 2 x eggs 125ml/double cream 1 x teaspoon vanilla essence 125g x plain flour 1 x teaspoon bi-carbonate of soda 1 x teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 […]

Barbecuing

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I love barbecues and over the years through practice have worked out the best way to cook most things without burning or drying them out. So here we go with my chef tips which should help you to have happy barbeque memories and not burnt ones! Happy Cooking Peter Grilling Using Charcoal 1. Start your […]

Top tips for cooking pulses, rice and pasta

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 Rice is the seed of a semiaquatic grass, rice is the primary food staple for more than two thirds of the world’s population. In China the word ‘rice’ is actually a synonym for ‘Food’ Basics Rice is divided into three main categories, long grain, medium grain and short grain. To store white rice keep in […]

Cooking on a budget

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It you are like me you have probably spent too much at Christmas so how do you give your family good quality healthy meals each day but stick to your budget at the same time. Well I have a few good tips and hints for you to follow. Let’s look at some budget recipe ideas […]

Crustaceans and Molluscs Recipe

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 Crustaceans This group of shellfish has shells and legs. It ranges from expensive lobsters for special occasions to value for money prawns that are good for everyday meals. Crustaceans are good for you. Nutritionists recommend we eat fish, including shellfish two or three times a week. Low in fat, shellfish provides protein and valuable vitamins […]

My 5 techniques

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My 5 techniques that every home cook needs to learn which will help you improve and enjoy your cooking Almost any good chef will tell you that a good quality knife is the single most important tool in the kitchen. There’s no reason to buy a lot of knives just be sure to stock up […]