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Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:56 am
by Sputnik
What do you mean by roast?

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are great if you just boil them or vapour cook them.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:57 am
by KK
Jolly Old Sput Nik wrote:What do you mean by roast?

Broccoli and Brussels sprouts are great if you just boil them or vapour cook them.

Boiled to buggery.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:58 am
by Abs
just add some fish or chicken if you're not a veggie, i'd add some kind of quorn thing or make a lentil loaf or stuffing etc..

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:00 am
by Fatal Exception
Don Ready wrote:I have discovered the wonderful world of roast vegetables, so far it's been carrots, garlic, peppers, mini potatoes and onions. Can anybody recommend a decent addition to that list?


Parsnips, Sweet Potato, Squash, Aubergine, Sprouts etc...

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:02 am
by Dual
I saw this on hugh fearnley-whittingstall's latest show and it's a really easy and quick curry to make, very cheap and easy to procure ingredients - you'll probably have most of them in the cupboard but a trip to the corner shop should sort you out.

Ingredients
* 2 tbsp sunflower oil
* 1 small onion, thinly sliced
* 2cm piece of ginger, finely grated
* Pinch of dried chilli flakes (optional)
* 1 garlic clove, crushed
* 2 tsp curry powder or paste
* 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
* 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
* Juice of ½ lemon (optional)
* Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)
* Handful of coriander, to finish (optional)




1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion and sweat for around 8 minutes, until soft and golden, then stir in the ginger, chilli flakes, garlic and curry powder or paste. Fry, stirring, for 1–2 minutes more.

2. Add the chickpeas, tomato ketchup and enough water* to just loosen to a thick sauce consistency. Simmer gently for about 5 minutes, then stir in the lemon juice. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

3. Serve in warmed bowls scattered with coriander leaves. Plain rice, quick-cook noodles, naan or flatbreads are all good accompaniments.

*in the show, instead of water Hugh uses a bit of real ale from the bottle he's swigging on - this is excellent and you should try it as well. Makes the curry very sweet.

One tin of chick peas serves one person. I've made this a few times now - usually when I'm forever alone on a Saturday night.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:06 am
by Poser
Don Ready wrote:I have discovered the wonderful world of roast vegetables, so far it's been carrots, garlic, peppers, mini potatoes and onions. Can anybody recommend a decent addition to that list?


Sweet potatoes are great roasted, as are courgettes. Depending on what you're eating them with, try cooking them in Balsamic Vinegar, and a combination of basil, oregano, sea salt and black pepper for instant mediterranean veg.

Also, if you're cooking to impress, you could 'upgrade' your existing veg to include Chantenay Carrots (the tiny sweet ones, cooked whole) and use shallots (again, cooked whole) instead of onions.

I sometimes crumble feta cheese over it too.

Edit: I'm not a big tomato lover, but cherry tomatoes are also good in the above.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:11 am
by Fatal Exception
Speaking of Chick Peas. I make this curry sometimes:



The chef is actually the brother of one of my good friends. He's now in prison for people trafficking. :fp:

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:25 am
by Floex
FEstive FEast wrote:Haggis Roast Potatoes and Green Beans. 8-)


TELL ME MORE, specifically what exactly they are because at the moment in my head they sound like potatoes filled with Haggis which sounds like the best thing ever.

First time I tried Haggis this year, total amaze

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:26 am
by Fatal Exception
I missed a comma. I was having haggis WITH roast potatoes. But you can imagine I roasted some baking potatoes until cooked along with haggis, scooped out the insides and mixed it with the cooked haggis, then put the mixture back into the skins and roasted for another 10 minutes until the skins are nice and crispy.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:32 am
by Beans
Ugh Haggis. Looks like a turd and tastes what I'd imagine a turd to taste like

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:40 am
by Floex
FEstive FEast wrote:I missed a comma.


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Beans wrote:Ugh Haggis. Looks like a turd and tastes what I'd imagine a turd to taste like


Beans, Beans, Beans, don't be afraid to try new things and come outside your closed little world. It tastes a lot like stuffing. We had a mate like you who wouldn't try it just because during our stay in Scotchland. Pretty much stayed on this case the entire time until he had some. We even made a song for him about it. In the end he liked Haggis

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:51 am
by Don Ready
Haggis :wub:

Try it on pizza, amazing.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:54 am
by Beans
Floex-mas wrote:
FEstive FEast wrote:I missed a comma.


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Beans wrote:Ugh Haggis. Looks like a turd and tastes what I'd imagine a turd to taste like


Beans, Beans, Beans, don't be afraid to try new things and come outside your closed little world. It tastes a lot like stuffing. We had a mate like you who wouldn't try it just because during our stay in Scotchland. Pretty much stayed on this case the entire time until he had some. We even made a song for him about it. In the end he liked Haggis

I have actually tried it though. I'm not keen on stuffing either. It's the texture of it.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:55 am
by abcd
Haggis is awesome.

It tastes wonderful.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:57 am
by Floex
Beans wrote:
Floex-mas wrote:
FEstive FEast wrote:I missed a comma.


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Beans wrote:Ugh Haggis. Looks like a turd and tastes what I'd imagine a turd to taste like


Beans, Beans, Beans, don't be afraid to try new things and come outside your closed little world. It tastes a lot like stuffing. We had a mate like you who wouldn't try it just because during our stay in Scotchland. Pretty much stayed on this case the entire time until he had some. We even made a song for him about it. In the end he liked Haggis

I have actually tried it though. I'm not keen on stuffing either. It's the texture of it.


What the hell is wrong with your taste buds? I still haven't gotten over how you don't like bread

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:01 pm
by Beans
I also don't like any Indian food either. 8-)

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:05 pm
by Fatal Exception
Beans wrote:I also don't like any Indian food either. 8-)


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Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:07 pm
by Beans
Sorry, but Indian is my most hated of all foods. Even more than Haggis and bread.

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:12 pm
by abcd
Is it the combination of earthy spices?

Re: Food and Cooking Thread

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:15 pm
by KK
Beans is one of those that has to order an omelette & chips in a curry house while everyone else has a Vindaloo.