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Rabbit in Mustard Sauce

Rabbit In Mustard Sauce

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend I was doing my shopping in our Market on Saturday morning and decided I wanted to do something slow cooked for Sunday night’s dinner. I noticed that Deidre of WILD GAME had packs with saddles of wild rabbit. I promptly bought them remembering a rabbit in mustard sauce meal we’d had in Paris. […]

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Grilled Poussins with curry and preserved lemons

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

At this stage of the year – end of summer – I’m always trying to come up with something easy but different for the BBQ. The grilled poussins aren’t different but the accompanying sauce is great for a change. Allow 1 poussin per person. With a sharp, pointed knife, split each poussin open along the […]

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Slowcooked Pork Belly

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

You don’t need to be very precise with what goes into this recipe. Pork belly, chorizo, tomatoes and white beans are the main ingredients; vary the quantities of each as you wish. Method Cut a large piece of pork belly into cubes approx 4-5cms square allowing approx 2 per person. Cut up chorizo into 2 […]

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Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Jamie’s Te Kainga lamb is great for this recipe. It’s easy and quick meal. It can be served with any selection of vegetables and/or a salad. Last night I served it with 2 vegetables I don’t usually cook – roasted yams and pan-fried caramelised brussel sprouts. Until our Sydney visit I didn’t like brussel sprouts. […]

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Slow Cooked BBQ Leg of Wild Goat

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’m sure many of you will think I’m crazy suggesting ‘goat’ but I can assure you it’s delicious. Mike and I first ate goat in the eighties in a small restaurant in Barcelona that’s a favourite of King Carlos. We returned with Frances 2 years ago and had the goat again. Still fantastic!! Goat meat […]

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Perfectly Roasted Chicken

The Perfectly Roasted Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

I’ll never forget spending a morning at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris – four hours on how to roast a chicken. Nothing could be easier could it? What I learnt was how you can get a great flavour and have a very moist properly cooked bird. Ingredients: 1 medium size free range/organic chicken […]

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Marinated Chicken

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipe is another we’ve tried both on the BBQ and in the oven. The longer you can marinate it during the day the better. Deidre in our market has a really good selection of fresh free range chicken – pieces in various forms and whole chickens. 
Next week I’ll give you a couscous […]

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Cumin grilled Chicken with Risotto

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Whenever Mike and I demonstrate and sample this on Saturday or Sunday everyone raves. I think it’s because the chicken is always moist, well-flavoured by a few spices and has a slightly crispy skin scattered with cumin seeds. The creamy (in texture not by the addition of cream) risotto also flavoured with one or two […]

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Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

It’s thought to originate in Burgundy where cockerel was cooked in red wine, hence the name. I imagine the birds were large, several years old and needed to be slowly cooked for hours. This is one of my favourite meals as it’s flavoursome and quick. Ingredients (serves 4): 8 chicken thighs – skin on, bone […]

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BBQ Chicken with Pastis, Fennel & Oranges

Posted on: 4th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Since the beginning of the year we’ve barbecued nearly every day.  We’ve had lots of fun trying different things for breakfast, lunch or dinner sometimes using both a gas BBQ and a charcoal one depending on what we were cooking. Ottolenghi and Tamimi’s cook book ‘Jerusalem’ is a current favourite. I took inspiration from that […]

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