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My Indian Curry ©

October 13, 2017

Nothing like a good curry……….

 

My Indian Curry ©

What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen

This is my favourite ‘Beef Curry.’ If you have the good fortune of having a friend traveling to the East, ask them to bring you back freshly ground ‘Curry Mix’ from the ‘Souks.’ It is the best!

This curry was created after a visit to Qatar, a few years ago and on visiting the ‘Spice Souk,’ I purchased  500 g of their ‘Curry Mix.’ I will never forget the Souk, with all its colour and fragrance and bustle of life and sealed tightly in a jar, it is still good today!

Cooking curries always involves lots of ingredients, so you need to devote your day to preparing this feast! It is well worth the effort and perfect for a special occasion!

If you have never cooked a curry before and this is especially for my young cooks, here is where to start! Do ‘all’ your shopping the day before! And…

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Something A Little Different ©

October 11, 2017

 

 

From the Sea of Marmara to the Aegean through the Summer to the Autumn. The seasons pass and nature inspires the soul.

 

 

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Thai Red Beef Curry ©

September 11, 2017

What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen

This is one of my son’s favourite meals, quick and easy, can be made with beef or chicken and is excellent served on fluffy basmati rice.

The red curry paste you can find in most shops or even better make your own!

Especially for Henry!

Thai Beef With Red Curry ©

Easy

Preparation Time : ten minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 kilo ribeye beef cut into strips

3 heaped tbs Thai red curry paste

400 ml coconut milk

6 spring onions

1 bunch of fresh coriander

Method

  1. Ask your butcher to cut the meat into strips, or do it your self at home.
  2. Using a large Wok, place 3 tbs in the base and add half the coconut milk.
  3. Cook over a medium heat stirring so it doesn’t splatter, until the oil comes out of the curry paste.
  4. Add beef, mix well and place lid on top. Simmer for half an hour.
  5. Chop spring…

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Something A Little Different ©

September 10, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

As I said goodbye to my garden for the summer………..My most elusive butterfly gave me a beautiful send off!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly

 

 

 

 

Papilio machaon

 

Happy autumn to you all!

 

Pistachio, Feta, Yogurt And Coriander Dip ©

August 20, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

An unusual combination that makes for a delicious dip.

From my dear friend and summer visitor, this lady has wonderful recipes up her sleeve!

 

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Easy

 

 

Preparation Time: 1/2 hr

 

 

6-8 people

 

 

Ingredients

200 g Feta cheese

1.1/2 ( 300 g) cartons of Greek Fage Total thick yogurt

125 g unsalted pistachio nuts

2 tbs chopped  fresh coriander leaves

1 finely chopped red chilli

1 clove of garlic crushed

lime zest

salt pepper to taste

 

Garnish

10 whole pistachio nuts

1 sprig of coriander

 

Method

  1. Pulse pistachio nuts in blender briefly, (keeping a few whole ones aside for decoration). Reserve in bowl.
  2. Place feta, yogurt, crushed garlic, chopped chilly,  chopped coriander and lime zest in blender and briefly mix.
  3. Add pistachio nuts and blend very briefly.
  4. Place in bowl and garnish with whole pistachio nuts and a sprig of coriander.

 

 

 

 

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Pistachio, Feta, Yogurt And Coriander Dip ©

  1. Gather your ingredients together.

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2. Briefly pulse pistachio nuts. Reserve in separate bowl.

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Place feta , yogurt and crushed garlic into blender.

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Chop  fresh coriander, chilli and finely zest lime.

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Add the rest of your ingredients to blender and blend briefly until just amalgamated.

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Place in decorative bowl and garnish with whole pistachio nuts and a sprig of fresh coriander.

Marinated Pork Chops ©

August 16, 2017

Just the thing for a barbecue!

What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen

Freshly picked tarragon from the garden, thick Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard and a sprinkling of whole red pepper corns! It’s always fun to make up a recipe from the ingredients available and this is definitely one I shall be doing again.

Reminiscing over the summer’s activities long ago, we talked of our four day trip to the Epirus Mountains in northern Greece and the wonderful introduction our friends gave us to a place full of history and tradition. While lunching in the beautiful mountain village of Metsovo, we tried and then bought, the well known Metsovo smoked cheese. Here below is how they traditionally cook it.

For S and C and E and F. Thank you so much!

Pork Chops Marinated In Fresh Tarragon ©

Easy

Two Persons

Special Equipment : Barbecue

Ingredients : Greek Metsovo Smoked Cheese

2 Slices of Greek Metsovo Smoked Cheese, 1 cm thick each slice

1 thinly sliced chilli pepper (optional)

Half…

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Summer Chilled Tomato Ginger Coriander And Lemon Grass Soup ©

August 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

There is nothing like home grown summer tomatoes!

 

 

 

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Easy

 

 

 

Preparation time: 1/2 hr

Cooking time :1/2 hr

 

 

 

For 6 persons

 

 

 

Ingredients

10 ripe summer tomatoes cut up roughly

1 large onion grated

2 tbs butter

1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger

1 stick of lemon grass, sliced i half

1 tsp coriander berries

1 chilli if you like it hot

1 tsp sugar

salt to taste and freshly ground black pepper

 

Accompaniment

 

2 cartons of ‘Fage’ Greek Yogurt

1 tbs chopped fresh mint or basil or coriander

A sprig of fresh herb to garnish

 

Method

  1. Chop tomatoes roughly and reserve in bowl.
  2. Peel and grate onion on large holes of grater. Place in saucepan along with 2 tbs butter and fry gently over a medium heat until transparent, approximately 4 minutes.
  3. Add ginger cut into four, lemon grass sliced in half long ways and coriander berries, a Chilli if liked. Toss in oil for another two minutes. Do not allow the onions to burn.
  4. Add roughly chopped tomatoes and simmer for half an hour.
  5. Remove lemon grass only and pour soup into a Mouli, first with the large holes and the second time with the small holes.
  6. Place in soup tureen and chill thoroughly and serve garnished with a sprig of fresh herb and a table spoon of ‘Greek Yogurt’ to which you have added chopped mint or coriander or basil.

 

 

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1.Chop or grate peeled onion.

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2. Place in  medium sized saucepan with butter and sweat over a medium heat until transparent, 4 minutes.

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3. Chop washed tomatoes into chunks, discarding the core.

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4. Peel thumb sized piece of ginger and slice into 4. Slice lemon grass in two, long ways and measure out 1 tsp of Coriander seeds.

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5. Add to saucepan along with a small chilli, if you like it extra spice and cook for 2 minutes.

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6. As the soup simmers the juices will come out of the tomatoes.

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7. Simmer for 1/2 an hour.

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8. Place “Mouli” over a clean saucepan and  remove lemon grass only, from soup. Pass soup first through large holes and then change filter and pass through the smaller ones.

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9. Garnish soup with a sprig of mint or basil.

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10. Final result!

 

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12.  Serve along with Greek Yogurt and chopped mint, or basil or fresh coriander.

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Just the thing served in hand made pottery from the island of Sifnos.

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Bon appétit!

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