Posts Tagged ‘Recipes’

Stilton – King of English Cheese!

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Leicestershire is famous for the quintessentially English, and potent, Stilton blue cheese!

Stilton’s unique flavour makes it a great addition to a cheese board, but you shouldn’t underestimate what it can do in terms of perking up everyday recipes! So we thought we’d give you a trio of Stilton recipes to show you how versatile this magical blue veined cheese is. Check out the following stilton-infused starter, main and dessert recipes – it works all 3 ways!
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Vice Chancellors Chicken!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Vice Chancellors Chicken Dinner:

Like the look of what the VC was eating in the film? Fancy making it for yourself? Here is a nice little recipe which may just help you achieve a meal fit for a king (or vice chancellor)

Ingredients:

1 large chicken

Chorizo sausage

4 baking potatoes

2 red peppers

2 green peppers

2 red onions

Garlic

Paprika

Salt

Pepper

Olive oil

Method:

1.Bone the chicken and quarter (this can be quite difficult to do so ask your butcher to do it, or alternatively, buy a pack of drumsticks, legs and thighs)
2. Set to one side and dice your potatoes up into cubes. Par boil the potatoes (for around 10 minutes) drain. Set to one side
3. Take a large baking tray, season with olive oil and garlic. Add the chicken, potatoes, slices of red peppers, green peppers, quarters of red onion, and some chunks of the chorizo sausage. Drizzle over some more olive oil, sprinkle of salt, pepper and a dusting of paprika
4. Place in a hot oven at 190 degrees for an 45. Check the chicken after 45 minutes to see whether the juices are running clear. If not, stick back in the oven for a further 20 minutes.
5. Serve with a bit of salad and crusty bread.

Chili Con Carne: To Hot To Handle?….Our Guide

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

If you would like to make a successful chilli con carne rather than a disaster here are a few tips to make it extra tasty and that innit:

1.    Cook it for a long time – the longer you cook it the more the flavour of the chillies get into the food. Makes it more spicy and I think more tasty.
2.    BOOZE – don’t just add any booze indiscriminately, I’m talking about wine. It doesn’t have to be an expensive wine but adding it does give a nice flavour. Add it early on and cook some of it off before you add you tomatoes.
3.    Adding Worchester sauce makes it taste amazing. You may call me crazy but I think you should try it. Add it in little bits to taste.
4.    Add some beef stock, just one Oxo cube will make it taste like an actually cow. Delicious.
5.    Always make too much, re-heating the next day you will find it tastes even better than the first time! Do make sure it’s piping hot all the way through though, stick a fork in the middle. If the end of the fork is hot when you pull it out it should be okay.