Archive | April, 2014

Wiener Schnitzel

Wiener Schnitzel

It’s years since I’ve made a Wiener Schnitzel. They’re delicious and are so easy to make, I really don’t know why I don’t do them more often – I’ve been looking forward to cooking this recipe ever since starting on this challenge. So, two veal escalopes were duly ordered from Ocado, together with a variety […]

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Spanish Omelette

Spanish Omelette

I wanted something relatively quick and easy for tea tonight before we went out for the evening.  Spanish Omelette looked like it fitted the bill, so that would be this evening’s meal. I’ve made many omelettes over the years, but never followed this particular recipe. The book is very specific that it should contain only […]

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Carrottes Vichy

Lyonnaise Potatoes, Carrottes Vichy

I made a corned beef for dinner yesterday, and needed some vegetables to go with it, so I looked to see what would be a good match from The Prawn Cocktail Years. Lyonnaise Potatoes and Carrottes Vichy both looked like good candidates. I hadn’t knowingly had either of those before, and they sounded like they’d […]

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A Slice of Pie

Pork Pie

I’d originally planned to take it easy on the cooking front over Easter, and just have a long, quiet weekend. Then, as I was making some last minute adjustments to my Ocado order, I decided, somewhat randomly, that it would be a good idea to make a pork pie. I added a shoulder of pork […]

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Bones, Meat and Vegetables

Meat Glaze

Meat Glaze doesn’t warrant its own listing in The Prawn Cocktail Years, but it is used as an ingredient in quite a few of the recipes. It takes a while to make, so they recommend that you make it in advance and freeze it. Instructions for making it are found as part of the recipe […]

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Fish Cakes

Fish Cakes

Fish Cakes sound like a nice easy thing to make for a weekday meal, I thought. We can have those on Monday. They won’t take very long to make, especially if I cook the salmon in advance. Well, that was the theory. So, Sunday afternoon whilst making the Beef Stroganoff, I wrap a piece of […]

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Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

I haven’t had a Beef Stroganoff in years. I can’t even remember if I’ve ever cooked this particular recipe. Saturday night is the last night of Sue’s play, so this will make a great evening meal for Sunday evening. Apparently the tail end of beef fillet is the preferred cut for stroganoff. I’m not sure […]

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is is one of those things I often throw together after having a leg or shoulder of lamb. It’s a good way to use up the remains of a roast, and is invariably tasty. I was interested to see how The Prawn Cocktail Years’ version turned out. Sue’s been out at the theatre […]

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese, Oranges in Caramel

Sue is out in the evenings a lot at the moment, helping out with the current production of Steel Magnolias at the Loft theatre. Sunday, however, is a night off, so I thought I’d push the boat out and cook two things from The Prawn Cocktail Years for dinner. Spaghetti Bolognese, followed by Oranges in […]

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