Meat and Game

           

Lovely roasts, sizzling schnitzels and marvellous meatballs.    

       

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Aled BeefAled Beef

Medieval cooking often used ale rather than wine or water for slow-cooking meat.  This recipe is essentially a slow-cooked, stew made with sweet ale rather than wine ...

 

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Beef and Bacon PieBeef and Bacon Pie

This is a delicious winter warmer and can be cooked as a single generous pie or as mini pies which are great for lunches, picnics and quick dinners ...

 

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Beef and Ginger Sesame DumplingsBeef and Ginger Sesame Dumplings

I love to make these dumplings in two ways - pot-sticker baked/fried dumplings for one half of the mix, steaming the other half - the best of both worlds ....

 

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Beef OlivesBeef Olives

These little rolls of stuffed beef can also be cooked on the barbeque, so they make a great alternative addition to the standard fare of sausages and steaks ...

 

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Brussel Sprouts with Borlotti Beans and SpeckBrussel Sprouts with Borlotti Beans and Speck

This recipe is simple and worth trying, if just to experience the humble sprout in a more dignified dish or as a side dish to your next roast  ...

 

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Chutney Glazed Baked HamChutney Glazed Baked Ham

I can highly recommend this for infusing the meat with deep flavour and just a little kick ...

        

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Fennel Braised Pork CutletsFennel Braised Pork Cutlets

This is a great way to prepare pork, it is sticky, smokey and sweet without being cloying ...

          

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Fillet of BeefFillet of Beef

The beef fillet is one of the most tender and delicous pieces of meat you can purchase. Here are two methods to get the best for your money ...

 

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Greek Spiced Lamb MeatballsGreek Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Excellent hot or cold – these make a wonderful lunch to have at work, even if you are stuck at your desk ...

 

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Herb Crusted Roast LambHerb Crusted Roast Lamb

If you are looking for a way to make regular lamb roast a little more interesting, this is a great alternative.Not very labour intensive, and gives a great taste and visual appeal ...

 

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Lamb ChopsLamb Chops

Not the most exciting of meals you may think, yet a staple in our house, so I have prodived seven marinades in case you too decide to have lamb chops, chicken fillets or goat chops everyday day of the week ...

 

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Lamb KoftaLamb Kofta

Wonderful barbeque food, this is a tasty and easy to make alternative to the regular patties and burgers. Lamb carries flavour very well and can be used as the base for spicy, sweet and fresh flavours ...

 

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Lamb Ragu with Herb DumplingsLamb Ragu with Herb Dumplings

This is a simple and hearty dish that can be made with ease on even the coldest of nights.It is also a great alternative to traditional stews and roasts ...

 

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Meatballs ItalianoMeatballs Italiano

I was taught this recipe from my friend's Mum who is a proper Italian cook. I have treasured this recipe and look for an excuse to make these all the time ...

 

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MeatloafMeatloaf

Never fear, this recipe is far removed from the rubbery vileness you may think is meatloaf – in fact you may just be surprised how tasty and tender this dish actually is ...

 

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Mini BurgersMini Burgers

The  great benefit of making Mini Burgers is they are easy to have prepared ahead of time and make a fabulous informal dinner with friends, or even children ...

 

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Parisian TerrineParisian Terrine

This is my ode to Paris in the form of a terrine - so many meals in France begin with a lovely terrine, we should all embrace it from time to time ...

 

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Roast Pork with PrunesRoast Pork with Prunes

If it makes you feel better call this dish Roast Pork with Preserved Plums ...

     

         

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Roast VenisonRoast Venison

A traditional birthday or Christmas treat in our house (sorry Rudolph!).Venison is very low in fat and has a dense, rich texture ...

 

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Sage and Seared Beef PastaSage and Seared Beef Pasta 

This simple dish is packed with flavour. It is easy to prepare the basic pasta in advance and sear off the beef just before you eat so the meat is tender and juicy ...

 

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Slow Roasted LambSlow Roasted Lamb

The great benefit of slow-roasting is that you can set it up and leave it and come back to a wonderfully silky result  ...

 

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Slow Roasted Lamb - Impatient MarinadeSlow Roasted Lamb - Impatient Marinade

This has all the benefits of slow-roasting without the need for an overnight marinade ...

 

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Slow Roasted Lamb - No MarinadeSlow Roasted Lamb - No Marinade

Ok this is the "I just got home from shopping at lunchtime on Sunday and I want roast lamb for tea" version ...

 

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Spare RibsSpare Ribs

Sticky, sweet, tangy and great for a shared feast or barbeque. Even though there is not that much meat on Spare Ribs, they always seem worth the effort ...

 

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Stuffed PeppersStuffed Peppers

This is the traditional Italian version of Stuffed Peppers, using mince rather than the rice-based vegetarian version many people may be familiar with. I love both the vege version and the meat one ...

 

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Sweet Potato Roast PorkSweet Potato Roast Pork

Another example of how pork really does love to be sweetened up ...

       

          

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Toad in the HoleToad in the Hole

I know there is really nothing very posh about Toad in the Hole, however with the right ingredients it can actually be rather delicious and can even look appealing ...

 

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Vienna SchnitzelVienna Schnitzel

There are few pleasures in life more fulfilling than a whacking great Schnitzel on your plate ...

 

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