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Cow tongue in madeira sauce

Cow tongue in madeira sauce

Madeira is a very flavorful special kind of wine from the island of madeira and it makes a tomato sauce so much better. Cow tongues is very good but I guess some people might be afraid to try it. This dish takes a long time to cook and the tongue is best cooked the day before. 1 cow tongue 1 leek 1 onion 1 carrot seasoning 90gr butter 90gr flour 70gr tomato-puree/tomato-paste 500gr mushrooms Put the tongue in a big pot fill with water until … Read entire article »

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Lamb stew (Irish)

Lamb stew (Irish)

I guess we could call this Lamb stew Irish all though I’m sure there are just as many Irish stew recipes as there are towns in Ireland . This recipe was loosely based on this about.com article. 600gr lamb cubes 2 white of leeks 5 medium potatoes thyme a bay leaf butter 1 onion seasoning 500cc of water First we brown the lamb in a bit of butter. When browned we add the onion and brown that too. Then we add the water making … Read entire article »

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Shrimp (scampi) with Madras curry powder

Shrimp (scampi) with Madras curry powder

this is a nice and spicy way to make scampi. half a kilo unpeeled scampi 1 teaspoon of Madras curry powder 1 small onion 100cc of cream 1 teaspoon of sugar olive oil 100cc of vegetable stock Peel the shrimp. Take a pan and put a little bit of olive oil in it. When the olive oil is hot add the scampi. Let them sauté for a minute or two then add the finely chopped onion. Let the onion soften. Don’t overcook.  Add … Read entire article »

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Making vlaamse hutsepot

Making vlaamse hutsepot

It’s winter so it’s hutsepot time. What you need A pork shoulder of about 1kg 1 kg minced meat 1/2 kg carrots 1/2 kg brussel sprouts 1 savoi cabbage 1/2 kg turnips 2 white of leeks 3 stalks of celery 2 onions 2 liters of water First you chop up all the vegies in big chunks, since this is going to cook for at least 2 hours. Then you add 1 liter of water in a big pot withe the pork meat. Add all the veggies but … Read entire article »

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Braising the turkey

Braising the turkey

Last night I cooked Braised turkey. It was based on a recipe found on the kitchen and which was found on the New-York times website. Ingredients 1 turkey mine was 2kg 1 leek only the white part 2 carrots 1 onion 4 celery stlks 10 mushrooms 1/2 liter of chicken stock 200gr of salty bacon because you can never have enough bacon. butter seasoning I started by butchering the turkey (sorry little girl) and then browned the wings and thighs in a little bit of butter seasoning … Read entire article »

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Christmas-Eve diner

Tonight I’m making diner. I was going to do it for the whole familiy, parents, sister,… all 6 of us . But the weather prevented my sister from comming, so I guess we will have left-overs. Tonight I’m cooking Braised chicken. It is based on a recipe found on the kitchen and which was found on the New-York times website. I did not add the saucage or the porcini. I used button mushrooms and I added leeks. I’m actually pretty sure it will no longer taste like that recipe, but who cares. For an entrée we will be having smoked duck (oh no) with green pesto. And paté with red-onion confit. With a little chopped gurken for the nice acidic taste. No dessert for us. What are you having tonight? … Read entire article »

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Lessthandot cooking

Lessthandot cooking

Some of us over at LessThanDot thought it might be a good idea to have a little corner to ourself for cooking. Because we all need to eat and we all like to eat good things. This site is completely separate from the other parts of LTD it is none technical apart from the fact that the bloggers here have a technical background. The look and feel of this site has still to be decided and is … Read entire article »

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