Sunday, September 19, 2010

lemony simmered liver and onions

lightly ccok some sliced onions and garlic and green chilli. throw in some herbs too - whatever takes your fancy - just get creative!

add some calf liver ( i used 1lb) 

brown a little on both sides then add the juice of 1-2 lemons (or lemon and lime juice combined, as here)

reduce the heat and simmer slowly for about half an hour....the secret to nice liver is COOK IT SLOWLY!! otherwise it's just rubbery!

serve on a bed of cauliflower rice (grated cauliflower)
who knew liver could taste so good!!

Baked pecan courgette

small or 1/2 red onion, chopped
garlic clove, chopped
tbsp pecans chopped

half the courgette and scoop out the inside.
Cook the pulp for 5 minutes with the rest of the ingredients.

Put the two empty courgette halves in a baking dish with a little water. Put the cooked pulp mix on top and bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 30 minutes.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Slow cooked lamb and spinach curry

1 lb diced lamb
2 cloves of garlic
2cm piece of ginger
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsop ground coriander
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 cardamom pods
1/2 tsp crushed cloves
salt and pepper
flaked almonds

spinach and mushrooms
brown the onions, garlic and ginger a little in a heavy pot, suitable for slow cooking.
Then add the spices, cook for another minute before adding the lamb.
Brown the lamb and then add a cup of water (or stock if you have some made...I didn't!)
Reduce the heat, cover and cook slowly for at LEAST 3-4 can let it cook for up to 7 hours though.

about 15-20 minutes before you're ready to serve add a load of mushrooms and spinach (fresh doesn't take as long to cook as frozen but reduces a LOT so make sure you have plenty), increase the heat a bit, recover the pot and cook it all up! 

give it a stir every now and then  

serve on a bed of cauliflower rice (steam some cauliflower and either grate it or chop in food processor until it resembles rice)

sprinkle with some flaked almonds...toasted or not...up to you!

home made beef burgers

1lb (or more) of lean minced beef
1 egg
1 red chilli
fresh herbs of choice
smoked paprika
ground coriander
ground cumin
mustard powder
ground almonds/other nut or seed flour

put the beef, egg and otehr ingredients (in quantities to your own taste) in a big bowl                                   

mix them all up - use clean hands! 

make burgers - can be frozen! nothin beats a home made burger!!