This taste so good. Not so good a couple of days later when you still have leftovers because you used 500g mince even though you were cooking for one and they kind of dried out a bit in the fridge, but amazingly good freshly cooked. Works with beef mince as well because Tesco does not sell lamb mince. I didn't make the salad part, instead made up my own salad involving more ingredients. Recipe from the NZ Cuisine magazine.
Cooking fish is hard. Especially when you're doing it from scratch and trying to deep fry it. This recipe came from a little cooking fish booklet that fell out of either delicious.* or the Sainsbury's Magazine and I can't remember which. It sounded good and coconut is one of my favourite flavours so I decided I had to try it. It was a nice meal, but didn't live up to my expectations. Getting the oil to exactly the right temperature is difficult and the batter didn't taste coconutty at all.
This recipe comes from copperbadge (reposting with permission). I've made these a couple of times before, but now that I live in a country that has pomegranates in the supermarket I can make them properly. When I was in NZ I had to substitute in mixed berry juice. This time not only did I buy the correct juice, but also a little punnet (100g) of pomegranate seeds to add to the mixture as I thought they might add an interesting texture. They did and tasted great (the seeds turn a purply colour after baking). I also didn't have time for fiddly decorating, so just made some simple almond icing with icing sugar, water and almond essence.
I decided to treat myself and make a salad that required an expensive piece of steak. This recipe serves four and although the steak was expensive, one 300g steak was enough for three nights of salad for dinner and so ended up being a reasonably priced meal. But if you don't love salad as much as I do, I'd suggest making this when you have more than one person to serve so you don't get sick of it after three nights in a row. The recipe originally came from the Foodtown magazine.It tasted good and looked nice, but did not turn out as great as the picture. I think I have yet to master the art of grilling steak so perhaps this meal will improve after additional makings.
As you may or may not know, last Friday was Pi day. To celebrate this maths holiday I made pie. I hadn't had rhubarb for a couple of years, and seeing as it is currently rhubarb season it was perfect timing to try out this pie recipe I cut out of the NZ Cuisine magazine awhile back. It turned out extremely delicious.
I got this recipe from mad_martha and am reposting it with her permission. I made it without the olives (as I still have a childish dislike of olives) for dinner on Thursday night and it was amazing. I was expecting something good but it exceeded those expectations and was so very easy to make. I had it with mashed vivaldi potates with butter and lots of cheese.
I adore salad so I thought I start things of with one of my favourites. Originally this recipe was the spinach salad in Alison and Simon Holst's Sensational Salads, but I've adjusted a few things.