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recipe - tried and tested - Chicken Basque - delia.txt

# Chicken Basque - DeliaThe delicious combination of chicken and rice, olives and peppers is typical of all the regions around the western Mediterranean but, to my mind, this Spanish version, with the addition of spicy chorizo sausage and a hint of paprika, beats the lot. My interpretation of it also uses dried tomatoes preserved in oil to give it even more character. This recipe will provide a complete supper for four from the same pot – it needs nothing to accompany it!**Serves 4**# Ingredients- 1 x 3½ lb (1.75 kg) chicken, jointed into 8 pieces- 2 large red peppers- 1 very large or 2 medium onions- 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil- 5 oz (150 g) chorizo sausage, skinned and cut into ½ inch (1 cm) slices- 2 oz (50 g) sun-dried tomatoes in oil- 2 large cloves garlic, chopped- 1 level tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste- ½ level teaspoon hot paprika- brown basmati rice measured to the 8 fl oz (225 ml) level in a glass measuring jug- 10 fl oz (275 ml) chicken stock (or st…

recipe - tried and tested - Salsa verde recipe - nigel.txt

slater# Nigel Slater's classic salsa verde recipeLiterally "green sauce", this cold accompaniment is made from olive oil, parsley, capers and garlic. Known as the sauce to serve with Italian boiled meats, it is also appropriate with everything from grilled seafood to baked tomatoes. Several European countries have their own version, but the best known is the Italian. Some recipes are chunky, others blitzed to a purée, but all have that deep green, piquant quality.# Ingredientsflat parsleybasilcapersanchovy filletsgarliclemon juice OR red wine vinegarolive oilmustard (optional)# The recipeChop a good handful of flat parsley and the same of basil, add a tbsp of capers, 6 anchovy fillets, a single clove of garlic, a tbsp of lemon juice or slightly less of red-wine vinegar. Beat in enough olive oil (about 8 tbsp) to make a thick, slushy sauce. I also add a little mustard. It will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a day.# The trickOlder recipes usually produce a co…

recipe - tried and tested - Chicken salad with couscous and.txt

oranges - BBChttp://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chickensaladwithcous_92275# Chicken salad with couscous and oranges# Ingredients- 2 large handfuls couscous- 1 lemon, juice only- 3 oranges, 2 juice only- couple glugs fruity olive oil- salt and freshly ground black pepper- handful chicken meat from a leftover organic roast chicken- handful chopped fresh chives- handful fresh basil leaves, more if you fancy- handful pea shoots# Method- Put the couscous in a bowl and pour over some boiling water (it should cover the grains by a couple of centimetres or so). Leave for about 15 minutes, until the couscous has absorbed the liquid.- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and the orange juice with the olive oil and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, adding more olive oil if desired. Pour the dressing over the cooked couscous and let it soak the dressing up for about 10 minutes.- Meanwhile, peel the remaining orange by cutting the ends off, placing it on a …

recipe - tried and tested - Cod with tomato & chorizo sauce.txt

recipe - Recipes - BBC Goodhttp://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/9277/cod-with-tomato-and-chorizo-sauce# Ingredients- 3 tbsp olive oil- 1 garlic clove- 4 slices chorizo- 1chilli- 400g tomatoes- 360g cod- 100g green beans# Directions- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan then cook the garlic and chorizo for a few minutes. - Add the chilli and tomatoes and simmer for 10 minutes until thickened, season.- Meanwhile rub the fish with a little more oil, season and grill or steam until cooked through, about 4-6 minutes. Serve the fish with the sauce and green beans.

recipe - tried and tested - Spaghetti Bolognese - BBC Good.txt

Food# Spaghetti Bolognese#### Ingredients- 50g butter- 70g pancetta- 1 onion, finely chopped- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped- 1 carrot, finely chopped- 2 celery stalks, finely chopped- 2 large mushrooms, finely chopped- 2 bay leaves- 400g minced beef or lamb- 200ml whole milk- 220ml crushed tomatoes or passata- 200ml red wine- 200ml vegetable stock- pinch freshly ground nutmeg- spaghetti or tagliatelle, cooked according to packet instructions- grated parmesan cheese, to serve#### Preparation method- Melt the butter in a heavy-based pan, then stir in the pancetta and let it cook for 4-5 minutes, without colouring much. - Add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, mushrooms and bay leaves, stirring well. - Leave to cook for 8-10 minutes over a medium heat, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are tender.- Turn up the heat and tip in the minced beef or lamb, breaking it up well with a wooden spoon. - Leave to cook without stirring for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom is browned, then s…