Discussion in 'General Forum' started by solvista, Mar 20, 2010.
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Had a horrible dinner of brown pasta (with no sauce), kale and 3 chicken breasts to get a load of carbs in. It wasn't actually that bad. It looks it though.
i cooked a rather nice black bean sauce stir fry thingy today
Made homemade Pizza for the 1st time
Used Jamie Oliver reciepe for the base ( bought 00 flour and yeast just to try it), Made a basic tomato sauce ( tomato, oil, garlic, onion, herbs, Balsamic ). Rolled the base a thin a possible. Topped with Pepperoni, Chopped Chilli, peppers and Mozerrella and into a hot oven. Came out better than I could of hoped. Lovely and thin and crispy. Bollox to take away pizza from now on. Maybe need to work on presentation a bit though
Beautifully simple carbonara I made for dinner tonight. It was awesome.
Take a bow sparks.
EDITo you mind breaking down the steps for us? Thanks.
sure, its pretty simple and quick
1. I sliced a fillet of chicken and cut it up into rough square shaped pieces
2. fry the chicken in some oil in a pan, personally i like to fry it until its a nice light golden brown colour
3. chop up what ever veg you would like to put in it, so in thise case i used some peppers, usually i would use onions too but didnt have any. you can put in whatever veg you like though
4. once the chicken is golden brown or cooked to your liking turn the heat down a small bit and add in the veg, give the pan a bit of a tossing action to move the veg around and to get the veg nicely coated in the oil too
5. start boiling your noodles in hot water, this is where i changed things a bit, you can as the packet says boil it for 5 minutes and then serve it with the stir fry but i decided to cook it for 3 minutes in the boiling water so it was slightly undercooked
6. once the veg has softened up in the pan a bit add in the black bean sauce and mix it all up around in the pan so that the chicken and veg is nicely coated with it
7. what i did with the noodles now after undercooking them slightly was drain them off and then add them into the pan to cook for the last two minutes, this meant that the noodles will also get a nice coating of the black bean sauce too and taste delicious!
8. after a further two minutes or so in the pan on a low heat serve it up on a plate and enjoy!
nice and easy little dish and quite quick to cook too
Right, I'm gunna need your cooking skills guys, and quite quickly (for tonight).
Our freezer has just packed in and everything has half defrosted. I have 4 chicken breasts, 500g of mince and 3 pork and apple sausages that I'm hoping to use. The rest (bread, pizza and frozen chips) are useless for a dinner meal.
What could I make out of those 3 things? I have 2 jars of Lloyd Grosman pasta sauces (Smoky Bacon and Wild Mushroom), some baked beans and a red pepper as well. Oh, and a red onion. What could I make out of all these things, preferably using up all of the chicken, sausages and mince?
I thought about some sort of hotpot/stew but I wouldn't have a clue about how to cook it... Thanks!
First I have no idea what mince is, going to assume it's ground meat (beef?).
Pound the chicken out and stuff it with the sausage taken out of the casing, then brown both sides and simmer it in the mushroom sauce for a while.
Saute the red onion and red pepper, then add whatever mince is and cook that, then pour the baked beans in and let them all cook together. Maybe add some brown sugar and the bacon sauce.
That sounds epic. Mince is just ground beef, yeah. I may give all of that a try, it would definitely taste great! Would you have any estimates for cooking time, especially while its in the sauces? I'm always careful when I'm cooking chicken. Thanks!
The beans would probably be ready in 10-15 minutes of it all simmering together, but it's just going to get better the longer it goes.
The chicken shouldn't take too long depending on how thin it is. You'll probably want to brown the sausage before you put it inside as well. I'd guess after the outside is seared, maybe 20-30 minutes until it's cooked through. It'd essentially be braised so again, the longer it goes the more tender it will become. If it's a particularly thick mushroom sauce, you may consider cutting it with some white wine and/or chicken stock if you have any, both would add great flavor.
Hmm ok, if I don't hear any other ideas I'll give this a go. I'm a complete cooking newbie (only cooked my first spaggetti bolognaise last week...) so this could go horribly wrong. If I do end up cooking this I'll be sure to post some pictures on here
How many are you cooking for? Sounds like you could feed an army with that lot. Might be better doing two meals- one using the chicken and suasages, the other using the mince, which you can eat tomorrow. Sounds a real meatfeast to combine them all.
Just finished this, tastes pretty good. Overcooked it round the outside due to setting the oven too high, but that aside it still tastes great.
...she's only 23 bless her. I quite fancy her mum too, she's only 2 years younger than me. Int spain great...
Tonight I shall be cooking steak, egg, roasties, boiled veg and potato cakes, if it turns out well i may snap a pic and put it here, of course if it all goes wrong im going to feel like killing someone
obviously it looked like shite then sparks....no?
I'm making a sandwich, What you do is: Get to two pieces of bread and place an assortation in things in the middle, tradional fillings including ham, cheese, cucumber, tomatoes and ketchup. Sadly, I have no tomatoes and ketchup so I shall be replacing said things with yoghurt and bakes beans, yummy.
My plan was foiled by the lack of bread at my disposal.
Taxi for Silva.
Currently making a pecan pie, or to give it a more accurate name based on how it's looking, a crap pecan pie.
i forgot to take a picture when i cooked said dish. it was delicious
but there are none
...like the pics weaste says he has of me sucking your cock.
Wow, made mushroom souffle with a side dish of gnocchi fried with rosemary and garlic. Last time I attempt something like that on a Monday, am knackered...nice though.
Pecan pies in general look a bit crap, all shades of brown. Still taste good though.
For this Christmas's dinner I think that I'm going to do a whole roast suckling pig with all of the trimmings. I shall blog it.
By all means....
What are you doing?
Hoping that someone is handy to answer me, but can you eat Pukka-Pies straight out of the fridge?
Don't see why not lad.
Couldn't find anything on the packaging or internet so I man'd up and cooked it in the end! Was well worth it!
Im not going to take on Christmas dinner, leaving that to the peeps with experience but im looking forward to seeing what yours is like weaste
Me too. I'll be enjoying xmas dinner with my parents in Lincoln this year..a first for quite a few years.
My mum makes a damned good job of that kind of thing, maybe I'll take a pic.
Pigs in Blankets
Making those as an apetiser for christmas day.
A thread about cooking?
It'll never catch on.
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