Monday 16 April 2012

Pork Fillet with a Rosemary & Sage stuffing

I have memories of eating this quite a bit when I was younger so when I wanted to make something for Easter dinner this came to mind. The stuffing that I used is different than my regular basil one. This time I used Rosemary & Sage as they compliment the pork perfectly.

I was unable to find any bakers string so I took out a needle and thread to test those home economics skills when I wanted to bind it together. You wrap the pork up completely in Ton Foil & place in the oven for 50 minutes…you open it up for the last 10 minutes. Then let it stand wrapped in the tin foil before you serve it.

Also my apologies for the serious lack of photos at the end but in my haste to serve the Easter Dinner I completely forgot to snap the final product but you can trust me it was delicious. I serve it with Potato Gratin, Cauliflower with White Sauce, carrots, gravy and of course homemade Apple sauce.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Stuffed Bell Peppers with Minced Beef

The title to this recipe does not really do this beef mixture justice. I have taken the combination of garlic, onion & courgette and married that with a touch of white wine, tomato puree & some delicious Hungarian paprika powder I have. 

I then take the already roasting peppers and line with fresh basil & pinenuts. Add back the beef mixture, some more pine nuts and top with grated cheese. Pop back in the oven and away you go….it really is delicous

Saturday 7 April 2012

Prawn & Avocado Cocktail

This starter is an old favorite of mine. The Simplicity of it is such that it takes no time at all to get together. You can of course buy your sauce already made to make it even easier but in all fairness making the sauce yourself is also super easy and you really do taste the difference in my opinion.

Sauce recipe can be found here:

Prawn Cocktail Sauce

The only real rule of thumb here is to keep the Mayo: Tomato Ketchup ratio at 2:1. Personally I like to use more whiskey than others as I feel it gives the sauce a nice kick but again taste the sauce and add more or less half way thru adding your whiskey & judge for yourself. Others will often add Tabasco as well here but personally I prefer not too. Again just my personal taste.

This is added to my Prawn & Avocado Salad
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