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Tomato, parsnip, carrot and basil Soup

Tomato, parsnip,carrot and basil soup

2 onions

1 good sized parsnip

3 medium Carrots

Butter

Fresh thyme good pinch

Basil either fresh or dried two pinches

Nutmeg & aromat small amount of each to liking

Salt

Two ordinary tomatoes, handful of baby tomatoes and tin of chopped tomatoes

One large potato

Vegetable and chicken stock cubes

Two pints of water for stock cubes

This is nice recipe and getting the combination right so not to much of either carrot or tomato so as not overpowering.

Melt knob of butter add the chopped onion, carrot, parsnip till onion turns transparent.

Add the tomatoes chopped up and tin of tomatoes, along with herbs and seasoning

cook for other five minutes, add potato last chopped.

Now add the two pints of stock bring to boil and then simmer for 25 mins till ready.

Liquidise soup makes a hearty winter warmer and a nice change from lentil soup!

Grilled Chicken strips with parsley and sweet chilli

Grilled Chicken Strips with parsley, honey and sweet chilli sauce and lemon

Original comfort food serve with roast Potatoes and rice or your choice

I put potatoes on first sorry cheat with bought ones half hour to cook in oven then put on rice usually takes twenty minutes

Meanwhile put conventional grill on to 200

Put on oven proof dish strips of chicken salt and pepper

Add half juice of a lemon and some aromat

Then add good slug of honey, not quite as much sweet chilli sauce then good sprinkle of parsley

Massage all into chicken strips.

Wash hands put in grill increase heat to highest usually takes 15 mins turn half way and make sure chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Serve with roast potatoes, rice and have extra sweet chilli sauce for extra and enjoy

Ingredients

4-6 chicken strips per person

Good sprinkle of parsley

Good slug of honey

Almost equal of sweet chilli sauce

Salt, pepper and aromat

Juice of half a lemon

Vegetable Roast

Vegetable Roast

2 Challotes or one red onion sliced

Quarter of red/yellow/green piper sliced into small pieces

Three small carrots sliced

New potatoes sliced small

Small tomatoes three or four halved

Sea salt and pepper

Juice of one orange and lemon and some honey

Also Aramat and some dry herbs of choice mixed spice and little olive oil over potatoes and tomatoes

Add all ingredients leave potatoes and tomatoes for top put in conventional oven at 200 for 50 mins cook till golden and ready good with cauliflower and cheese sauce

Chicken Tagliatelle with lemon and onion

Chicken Tagliatelle with Lemon

1 lemon plus zest

Good pinch or two of Thyme dried herb & mixed herbs plus Aromat

Salt and pepper

Strips of chicken into small bite size pieces (chicken is grilled in conventional oven). 179grams for one person.

2 Tagliatelle pasta

8 small baby tomatoes halved

Olive oil

1 challotte or half red onion chopped

Small sprinkle of white cider vinegar

You might have seen similar but this is my take on grilled chicken in a conventional oven!!!

Put grill up to full and heat.

Meanwhile prepare chicken by putting in oven proof dish (small lasagna dish I used) remember cut chicken into bite size pieces.

Wash hands grate zest of lemon and then juice the rest of lemon sprinkle zest over chicken and pour juice in

Add all herbs and season along with white cider vinegar to taste. Massage all ingredients into chicken.

Wash hands again add, challotte or half onion chopped, tomatoes halved and olive oil and little more salt put all this in grill.

Keep close eye on turn grill down slightly and take out and turn occasionally so as chicken is cooked thoroughly and completely. This takes about 25 mins in hot grill.

While chicken is cooking put the Tagliatelle in boiling water and cook as per packet instructions.

Once pasta is ready keep about 170ml back with the pasta put back on heat add the cooked chicken, tomatoes, challotes (all from lasagne dish) into pot continue to cook on simmering heat for five to ten minutes should have lovely sauce from herbs and tomatoes and onion and chicken be lovely and tender. Lovely easy dish to make.

Make sure all ingredients are mixed in pot and serve.

Fish Pie (Aunt’s Recipe)

Fish Pie Aunt’s recipe

Four rashes bacon cut into quarters

Use both smoked haddock and salmon cut into bite size pieces

Milk butter flour and cheese

Plain crisps

Cut up some bacon fry but not to crispy

Cut fish into bite size pieces cook gently for ten minutes poach

Use milk for cheese sauce

Cover fish and bacon in cheese sauce and cooked potatoes

Cook potatoes separate and combine all heat through in oven cover with grated cheese and plain crisps for extra bite put crisps on once out oven

Also make sure potatoes are in small quarters before covering everything in cheese sauce

Cook for 25 mins in oven till golden and everything thoroughly cooked

Chicken leek and carrot pie with puff pastry

Chicken leak and carrot pie with puff pastry

 

6 large chicken breast
1 carrot
1 challot
1 leek
1 garlic clove
1 glass rose or white wine
200g butter in knobs
2 tablespoons plain flour for sauce
Milk to mix and add cheese if like cheese sauce

 

 

 

6 large chicken breast cut into small pieces cook in knob of butter till brown leave to cool season with salt while cooking

 

Meanwhile cut one large carrot into batons

Cook in salted water till tender

Also cut one leak finely put in small pan with knob of butter add one garlic clove chopped and one shallot finely chopped cook till ready
Add one good glass of either white or rose wine let simmer gently
Add the water from the carrots which can now be left to cool in separate dish

Allow to simmer gently for 15-20 mins when carrot water added also put in one chicken stock cube salt and pepper to season also if like add a little mild chilli powder, some extra garlic granules and Italian herb to taste.

While this is simmering down make a white sauce to cover chicken and carrots add cheese if like then add the leak mixture to the sauce.

 

Decent sized chicken pie casserole dish – add the cooled chicken spread the cooked carrot over chicken then add the sauce.

Use bought ready to roll puff pastry or make own I buy the bought version as quicker cover dish with pastry and brush pastry with milk

 

Cook in a preheat oven at 200 fan assisted oven for 30 mins till pastry golden brown and inside is piping hot. Serve.