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Mushroom and cheese sauce

Mushroom and cheese sauce...

This is one of my favourite recipes for the simple fact that it tastes really yummy and it takes no less than 10 minutes to make.    As working woman we don’t always have much time to prepare big gourmet meals for our families.  With this recipe you can put a scrumptious meal together for your family in no time.  My son usually leaves his meat and only eats this sauce and chips.  This I discovered was his version...
Quick Mustard Chicken

Quick Mustard Chicken...

Wholegrain Mustard chicken This chicken recipe is very quick and very tasty, you will be out of the kitchen in 20 minutes tops. The recipe also does very well doubled which makes it ideal for large crowds. These ingredients serve 4 to 5 people depending on what you decide to serve it with. I like to serve it with boiled baby potatoes that have been rustically crushed and tossed in better, parsley and black pepper as...
Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and Bacon

Eggs Benedict with Asparagus and Bacon...

Eggs Benedict with Bacon and Asparagus This is a really great meal as a breakfast or a lunch, I also like to add bacon to this one but it is just as good without. It’s really important to use a toasted English muffin, the slight sweetness of the muffin adds a whole new dimension to the flavour and the crunchy outside with the soft airy inside makes all the difference. Also use the small asparagus spears, they are...
Pan fried chicken with mushroom sauce

Pan fried chicken with mushroom sauce...

Pan Fried Chicken If you are dieting this one is not for you. By flattening out your chicken breasts as if you were making a chicken schnitzel they cook a lot quicker, are beautifully tender and smothered in a rich and creamy mushroom sauce, well what can I say, they are seriously good.(4 people) What you need 4 – 6 skinless boneless chicken breasts butterflied Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons oil Mushroom sauce 2...
Satay sauce

Satay sauce...

Satay Sauce Satay sauce is the classic peanut sauce that you find in every Asian restaurant that is generally served with thin strips of chicken on skewers and is a fantastic starter or nible when you have people over. Make plenty, I have yet to meet anyone who does not like this sauce. It’s sweet, it’s savory, it’s very rich and just delicious. What you need 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon fresh minced...
Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita...

cucumber raita This is a fantastic little extra for any curry and takes just a few minutes from start to finish. If you are having a hot curry, you are going to thank me… Try it with a traditional biryani or any of the many other curries on the site just do a search for “curry”. What you need 1 cup cucumber diced into small cubes 1 large onion halved and finely sliced 3 roasted garlic cloves chopped 1...
White sauces

White sauces...

Cheese sauce White sauces are really easy to make and are generally used to coat veggies or variations like a mushroom sauce or mstard sauce for meat and fish. I usually use a plain white sauce over poached smoked haddock for breakfast and it’s become a staple breakfast. There is a cheese and a mushroom sauce below. This amount of sauce should be enough to smother veggies, meat or fish for 4 people. The basics are...
Creamy chicken liver pasta

Creamy chicken liver pasta...

Chicken liver pasta Chicken livers and cream make this a really rich pasta sauce that is famous in a Sydney restaurant called Pulcinella. It is really simple to make and very tasty. Don’t even attempt this if you are dieting but if you love a nice rich creamy pasta sauce and have a thing about chicken liver like I do, you are going to be very happy you tried it. (for 2) What you need 250g chicken livers trimmed...
Herb butters

Herb butters...

Flavor butter and leave it in the fridge for when you need them. They are handy to slice over quickly grilled fish, chicken breasts or even a steak or vegetables to add flavor. You can make a whole lot of different butters like garlic and herb butter, sage and garlic butter, anything really, just add your favorite herbs and they are always on hand. What you need 125g butter at room temperature The rule of thumb is 2...
Monkey gland sauce

Monkey gland sauce...

I have been traveling for a few days and eating out quite a lot, which inevitably leads to steaks burgers and of course Monkey Gland sauce. here is a great recipe to turn your burger at home into a restaurant experience.
Bolognese sauce

Bolognese sauce...

This is classic Italian from a well known Italian restaurant that a friend of mine worked at. We have made it many, many times and is Matt’s favorite. It may seem unconventional but believe me it’s worth it. What you need 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 smallish onion grated (do it it’s worth it) 1 carrot finely grated 1 stalk celery finely grated 500-600g lean beef mince 250ml white...
Pork rib marinade

Pork rib marinade...

Pork Ribs This is a classic pork rib marinade that is pretty close to what a lot of butchers use. You can add more golden syrup if you like them a little sweeter. Use this as a base to perfect your own sauce. before we get strated, to get the meat tender and falling from the bone, boil the raw ribs in salted water for about 20 minutes and then let them cool before you marinate them. What you need 150ml tomato sauce 75ml...
Creamy bacon penne

Creamy bacon penne...

Creamy bacon penne This is a rich and sticky pasta sauce with smoky bacon and plenty of parmesan. This is such a simple yet rich pasta recipe you will want to print it and keep it for the future. It’s not a pasta recipe for weight watchers but OH so good. You may also like the Penne arrabiata. What you need 100g finely chopped smoked bacon 1 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon butter 250ml milk 100ml cream 350g dry penne...
Creamy green peppercorn sauce

Creamy green peppercorn sauce...

Rump Steak with Green peppercorn Sauce If you are a meat eater you have probably had a creamy green peppercorn sauce at a restaurant at some stage and this is my take on it. Its decadent and delicious. What you need 2 tablespoons cognac 1.2 cup of white wine 200ml cream 1 tablespoon bottled green peppercorns The process In the pan that you ave cooked your seasoned steak, pour in the cognac and wine to deglase the pan...

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