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Moghul Style Roast Goat (Indian Inspired)

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After collecting my Goat Joint from the amazing Harris Farm Meats https://harrisfarmmeats.scot/ at the Glasgow Food Assembly https://thefoodassembly.com/en/assemblies/7907 this week I then had to decided what I was going to do with it, I came across this amazing recipe and totally fell in love with the ingredients, so here is my creation which deliveries the most amazing flavours in your mouth.

Goat is a new taste for me and my partner and I would thoroughly recommend it.

 

1 x Goat Joint (this was 1.1kg) was enough for about 4 people.

2 x onions – red or white (I used 1 of each)

2 cloves of garlic or 1 tbsp granules

1″ ginger root or 1 tbsp ginger paste or granules

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp ground coriander

1 tbsp turmeric

1 tbsp gram masala

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 Green Chillies

Salt & pepper to taste

1 tbsp ground almonds (optional)

4 -6 cloves

 

  1. Put all ingredients (apart from cloves and goat joint) into a food processor and blend into a paste.20160514_143830
  2. Preheat oven to 160 deg.
  3. Remove any fat from the Goat Meat. Use a sharp knife and make deep pockets above the bone at each side and then small cuts all over the meat.
  4. Push the cloves into some of the pockets and also push some of the spice mixture into the rest then cover the meat with remaining mixture.                                                                       20160514_144938
  5. Place into a lightly oiled baking tin and cover with tin foil loosely.
  6. Bake for approx 3-4 hours and remove foil 10 minutes before end to brown. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Oh so Yummy!                                                                                      20160514_184320
  7. I served with some vegetable couscous which went perfectly. Oh…and a wee glass of Pinot Noir! Delicious.

 

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ALL · dinners · goat · Healthy Eating Ideas · Meat Dishes

Goat Mince curry

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I bought some Goat Mince from Harris Meat Farm at the Glasgow Food Assembly this week, dying to try something different. I got a curry recipe from my mother in law and gave it a go. A definite meat on my shopping list going forward, the flavour was intense and went really well with his recipe. A must if you haven’t tried Goat yet. I think I will try the bigger chunks of meat or even a leg and slow cook next time.

Serves 3-4

400g Goat Mince

75g fat-free natural yogurt

2 tsp mild chilli powder

2 tsp ground coriander

2 tsp ground cumin

4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 tsp peeled and finely grated ginger

½ tsp tumeric

1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 tbsp tomato purée

Salt

Low calorie cooking spray

4 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed

5cm cinnamon stick

4 cloves

½ tsp grated nutmeg

2 tbsp freshly chopped mint leaves

4 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves

1.    Place the yogurt, chilli, ground coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger and tumeric in a small bowl and mix.

2.    Brown mince in some olive oil in a large pan, then fry the onions, place over a medium heat and stir until the mixture begins to sizzle. Add the yoghurt mixture, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the goat releases its juices.

3.    Increase the heat to medium and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce has reduced to a paste-like consistency. Add the tomato purée and 350ml of boiling water, season with salt, cover and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes.

4.    Spray a small frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves and allow to sizzle for 40-45 seconds. Pour the contents of this pan over the meat along with the nutmeg, stir to mix, cover tightly and cook gently for another 12-15 minutes or until the meat is tender. Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh mint and coriander before serving.

Yummy!

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ALL · chicken · dinners · One Pot Wonders

Spicy Parsi Chicken Curry

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This was inspired by Goats and Greens Blog (https://goatsandgreens.wordpress.com/), I loved the sound of the spices and decided to create for my dinner tonight, I didn’t have the potatoes so I left that out but I have to say it was absolutely delicious.

Here is my version:-

Makes 2 Servings

2 Chicken Breasts – cut into chunks

1 tin tomatoes

1 tbsp Tomato puree

1 white onion – sliced finely

1 Orange pepper – sliced finely

1 tsp Cumin

1tsp Gram Masala

1 tsp Garlic

1 tsp Ginger

1 tsp turmeric

1 chilli – finely chopped

200ml Chicken Stock

Salt & pepper to season

 

  1. Put onion into a large pan and fry until golden brown, add in the cumin, gram masala, ginger, turmeric, chilli, pepper and tomato puree, stir through until blended.
  2. Pour in the tin tomatoes and then add in the chicken, bring to the boil then simmer on a low heat for about 40 mins.     20160328_173548
  3. Serve on a bed of rice (to your choosing), or some lovely crusty bread. I used Camargue Red Rice which was delicious.

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Yummy!

 

ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites

Coconut & Turmeric Rice with Kale

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This was inspired from a fellow blogger Ella. I loved the idea of the Turmeric and coconut together, and it really does go, this is a delicious mix of flavours. It is also full of protein and the superfood Kale!

Serves 2

For the rice:-
2 tsp olive oil for cooking
4 Shallots – chopped
2 tsp ginger
150g wholegrain brown rice
1 tsp turmeric
500ml vegetable stock
For the Kale:-
2 large Handfuls of Kale – red and green type
1 tbsp olive oil for cooking
1 tsp garlic
50ml vegetable stock
50ml coconut milk
30g toasted cashew nuts for topping
30g toasted coconut flakes for topping

 

  1. Heat a pot over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stir in the ginger, cooking for one minute. Next, add in the rice and turmeric, toasting for one minute.
  2.  Measure in the vegetable stock and bring mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the majority of liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

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3. Towards the end of the rice being ready, heat the tablespoon of olive in a large, wide pot. Add in the garlic, cooking for roughly a minute. Add the chopped kale and stir to coat with the garlic. Add in the vegetable stock, cover, and let kale cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Add in the coconut milk and continue to cook kale, roughly 1 more minute more.

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5. Add the kale mixture to the rice mixture and stir through.

6. Top with the cashews and coconut and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Turmeric Rice with Kale

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 519

  • Total Fat: 20.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 1098.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 75.1 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.5 g
  •     Sugars: 6.4 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g
ALL · dinners · Healthy Eating Ideas

Smoked Cod and Sweet Potato Fishcakes with Fried Rice

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Continuing with my Superfoods, I fancied a Chinese Flavour Inspired dinner for my Saturday night in but also wanted to keep it healthy and not overload on calories.  Looking in my cupboards and fridge I saw a lovely piece of smoked Cod I got from my usual fishmonger so decided to use this.

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This is my Saturday do it yourself Chinese Takeaway Dinner.

Serves 2/3

FOR THE FISHCAKES:-

200 g Smoked Cod
1 medium Baked Potato
1 medium Sweet Potato
Handful of Fresh Coriander
1 Juice of lime
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp light olive oil
1 tsp of spiced red pepper or chilli
Plain Flour for dusting
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Bake the potatoes in the microwave on high heat for about 10 mins until soft
  2. Scoop out the inside of the potatoes and place in a food processor
  3. Slice the fish portion and add to food processor with paprika, coriander, red spice and lime juice, blend together.
  4. With your hands shape into patties about 1cm thick and 10cm dia, dust with flour and refrigerate for about 1 hour
  5. Heat the oil in a flat pan to medium heat
  6. Place the fish cakes in the pan and cook through for about 5-6 mins on each side or until golden brown.

I served these with a little Sweet Chilli Sauce on the side which was lovely!

Nutrition Facts
Smoked Cod and Sweet Potato Fishcakes

Servings Per Recipe: 3

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 225

  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.3 mg
  • Sodium: 283 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  •     Sugars: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 12.6 g

 

FOR THE CHINESE FRIED RICE:-

75g Wholemeal Brown Rice
50g Frozen peas
1 Chopped Red pepper finely
4 Spring Onions – chopped finely
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 eggs
1 tsp Turmeric
1 tbsp sesame oil

  1. Cook rice as per packet instructions and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a wok/pan
  3. Crack 1 egg into pan and stir continuously until you get scrambled egg.

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4. Then add in rice, peas, red pepper, onions, turmeric and stir together.

5. Crack in the other egg add in soy sauce and stir through until egg is cooked.

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Make sure you stir continuously or it will stick together. If it does add a little water.

Yummy!

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Fried Rice

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 324

  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 163.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1105.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  •     Sugars: 5.3 g
  • Protein: 12.9 g
ALL · beef · Meat Dishes · One Pot Wonders · Soups and Stews

My first Malaysian Inspired Curry – Best Ever!

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Sometimes I forget what I pin to my pinterest, after browsing the other night I found several recipes for Malaysian curries which all sounded amazing, however, my partner doesn’t like fish sauce or lime in a meal which most had so I have mashed together my version. I have to admit it is one of my tastiest curries EVER! My partner was looking for more after 1 serving…..that’s when I know I’ve made a masterpiece! lol!

Serves 2

400-500g Scotch Beef – cubed

1 tsp salt and pepper

2 tsp light brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp tamarind paste

40g desicated coconut, toasted in a dry pan (reserve 2 tbsp for the paste)

Spice Paste:-

1 red onion chopped

1 red chilli – finely chopped

1/2 inch ginger, roughly chopped

2 cloves of garlic – chopped

2 tbsp toasted coconut (from above)

1 tbsp olive oil

Curry Sauce:-

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp turmeric powder

1 tbsp Gram Masala

2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp soy sauce

1 can coconut milk 400ml.

 

  1. Mix together the salt, sugar, tamarind paste in 50ml water in a bowl. Add the beef cubes with are seasoned with salt & pepper and toss to fully coat, sprinkle in 2 tbsp of toasted coconut and stir through to coat well, leave to soak for about 1/2 hour.

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2. Put all the spice paste ingredients into a food processor and blend together until you get a smooth paste.

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3. Heat the oil in a large pan, brown the meat, remove to a bowl.

4. Add the spice paste to the pan and the rest of the curry sauce ingredients with any remaining marinade mix from the beef and cook for a few minutes. (high heat)

5. Add the coconut milk and simmer for a couple of minutes, gently add back to the pan the beef.

6. Turn the heat to low simmer, cover and cook for about 2-3 hours until the meat falls apart.

7. Uncover, turn the heat up to high and boil for 10 minutes to reduce and thicken the sauce.

8. I served on a bed of long and wild rice and garnish with Coriander.

OH SO YUMMY!!! BEST EVER CURRY!

It also tastes amazing with a glass of Rioja wine.

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ALL · Black pudding/ Haggis · chicken · Meat Dishes · Scottish Cuisine · Snacks and nibbles

Homemade Haggis and Chicken Pakora with sauce

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Serves 2-4

Pakora Batter

150g flour

200ml water

1/2 tsp chilli

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp gram masala

1/2 tsp Turmeric

2 cloves garlic or 2 tsp ground garlic

small handful coriander (chopped finely)

Pinch salt

1. Put all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together, make a well in the middle and gently add water little at a time while stirring, continue to add water until you get a smooth batter, it shouldn’t be too thick or too runny. Set aside.

Haggis Pakora

1 x 500g McSween’s Haggis, but Grants and Halls are also good. (500g serves about 3)

1. Cook as per package instructions and let cool. Make into small balls and dip into batter.

2. Gently drop into hot oil and fry for about 4-5 mins. Drain and pat excess oil off with kitchen paper.

Chicken Pakora

1 x Chicken Breast

1. Cut chicken breast into small chunks and lightly fry in a pan to brown.

2. Add some tomato paste to the left over batter mix and stir through until it turns pink, dip chicken chunks into batter and then drop gently into the oil and fry for about 3-4 mins. Drain and pat excess oil off with kitchen paper.

Pakora sauce for Chicken pakora

50g tomato ketchup

2g Mint leaves (finely chopped)

100g Natural Yoghurt

Pinch salt and chilli

50ml milk

1. Mix all the ingredients together, slowly adding the milk to produce a thin sauce. Pour into dish and set aside until ready.

Chilli sauce for Haggis Pakora

1/2 tin chopped tomatoes

Generous squirt of tomato sauce

1 tsp pepper

2 tsp paprika

1 tsp hot chilli sauce

Squeeze of lemon juice

1 beef oxo cube

1. Mix all ingredients into a pan and simmer until the oxo cube has fully dissolved. Remove and allow to cool before serving.