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This is a great way to prepare lamb, from the seasoning used on the lamb, to the sauce served with it, it is really delicious. The recipe does call for lamb chops but I had some backstraps (fillets) to use up so made it with these instead. The lamb was beautifully tender and we loved the lemon pepper seasoning on them. I served ours over couscous and poured the sauce over the lamb and it was enjoyed by all. I have made several recipes from this chef before and I am never disappointed and this one is no exception. I loved how easy these was to prepare as well a really great recipe that I am sure you will enjoy. To read more reviews on this recipe or to see more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

8 Lamb loin chops
4 Teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
2 Tablespoons oil
1 Clove garlic, crushed
60ml Dry white wine
180ml Chicken stock
4 Teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 Cup roughly chopped fresh chives
Fresh ground pepper

Method

1. Sprinkle the lamb with the seasoning.

2. Heat the oil in a fry pan and cook the lamb until it is browned on both sides and cooked through.

3. Remove from the pan and cover and keep warm.

4. Add the garlic and wine to the frying pan and bring to the boil.

5. Add the stock and the juice, and bring to the boil again.

6. Boil uncovered until the liquid is reduced by half.

7. Stir in the chives and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

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This a very simple recipe to throw together and it tastes delicious. I just served ours over a salad but it would also work sliced over pasta with a sauce.

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Ingredients

2 Chicken Breasts
4 Sun-Dried tomatoes, sliced in half
3 Tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
80-100g Feta cheese, sliced (depending on size of breasts)
4-6 Slices prosciutto, to secure chicken (depending on the width of each slice)

Method

1. Pre-Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

2. Slice breasts and open out, using a meat mallet pound breasts, until of approximate even thickness.

3. Spread pesto down center of each breast, place sliced sun-dried tomato down the center, top with feta, roll chicken breasts up and secure with prosciutto slices.

4. Place breasts in an oven proof dish, drizzle olive oil over breasts and bake for about 30-35 Min’s or until cooked through.

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This recipe is by the same chef as the salmon and asparagus salad that I made and posted yesterday, I had tagged 2 of her recipes to try and this was the second one. I loved this sauce, I served it with a mix of seafood, but I think it would also be good with roast beef, or as a spread to spice up a sandwich. I had too much sauce so I saved the rest and ate it with some smoked salmon for breakfast the nest day. The only thing I did different here was to add some more horseradish just because I love it. To view the original recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

1/2 Cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon horseradish (I used more just my preference)
1 Teaspoon minced garlic
1 Tablespoon fresh dill
1/2 Teaspoon dried dill
1 Tablespoon chopped chives
1/4 Teaspoon no salt all purpose seasoning (I used Don’s Flavor Enhancer With Very Low Sodium)
1/8 Teaspoon seasoning salt

Method

1. Mix together all ingredients and refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to serving. (It is best if left 24 hours for flavors to truly come together).

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I tagged this recipe to make and I am so glad I did the maple dijon dressing is awesome and we really enjoyed the whole dish. I love salmon and asparagus so for us this was a great combination. I am the first person to review this recipe but I did not change a thing to what is listed below apart from throwing in some avocado as well. To view the original please click here.

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Ingredients

Maple-Dijon Dressing

1/3 Cup maple-flavored syrup
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Salad

1 lb Salmon fillet (1/2 inch thick)
1 lb Fresh asparagus spear
4 Cups baby greens
1 Cup shredded carrot (about 1 1/2 medium)
1 Hard-cooked egg, cut into 8 wedges
Fresh ground black pepper

Method

1. Heat gas or charcoal grill.

2. In small bowl, mix all Maple-Dijon Dressing ingredients with wire whisk.

3. Cut salmon crosswise into 4 pieces. Brush salmon with 1 tablespoon of the dressing. In large bowl, toss asparagus and 1 tablespoon of the dressing. Place asparagus in grill basket (grill “wok”).

4. When grill is heated, place asparagus and salmon, skin side down, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook asparagus 7 to 10 minutes and salmon 10 to 15 minutes, shaking grill basket or turning asparagus occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender and salmon flakes easily with fork.

5. Slide pancake turner between salmon and skin to remove each piece from skin. On 4 plates, divide salad greens, carrots and egg. Top with asparagus then the salmon. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve with remaining dressing.

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This is yet another recipe I have made for the swap I am in this month and is yet another recipe that I have rally enjoyed, It is a really simple and tasty chicken salad to put together. I cooked a seasoned chicken breast per person because I had to use them up, but using a BBQ chook would make this so quick to throw together and that perfect after work meal. I also served our salad greens on the side, as my hubby is not the biggest salad lover and ends up leaving most of the greens. I doubled the dressing too as I was making this for 3 people. I will look forward to making this one again this summer as it is really healthy, light and refreshing salad. To see more photos of this recipe or to read more reviews please click here.

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Ingredients

Leftover barbecued chicken (torn or cut into bite sized bits)
Sliced avocado or mango (I used both)
1-2 chopped shallots, finely sliced or 1/2 small red onion, finely sliced
Lettuce (I used a mixed bag of salad greens which I served in a bowl on the side.)

Dressing : enough for two chicken breasts
(I doubled this)

1/2 Large lemon, juice of
1 Teaspoon grainy mustard
1 Tablespoon warmed honey

Method

1. Put lettuce leaves in serving bowl, throw in everything else.

2. To make dressing: place all ingredients a in screw top jar, and shake till well mixed, pour over salad about 30 minutes before serving time.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a great way to turn ordinary ground beef into a gourmet meal, the sauce is delicious and would also go really well with a steak, but if your on a budget and watching the pennies you can’t beat this one. This was the second recipe I made for Sharon123 who is is my group for the recipe swap this month and I am so glad I chose this one. I did a mix of beef broth and brandy in the sauce and I also doubled it, I also had some mushrooms to use up so I added them as well. If you would like to read more reviews on this and view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

Meat Mixture

1 1/4 lbs Ground beef round
1/2 Teaspoon salt
3 Garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 Cup finely chopped parsley
2 Teaspoons very coarsely cracked black peppercorns
1/4 Teaspoon salt, preferably coarse

Cream Sauce

I doubled the sauce
1/3 Cup beef broth or brandy (I did a mix of both)
1/4 Cup heavy cream
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

1. Mix meat mixture ingredients until well blended.

2. Shape into four 1 1/4-inch thick patties, press pepper into flat sides and let stand 15 minutes.

3. Lightly sprinkle salt over bottom of a large nonstick skillet, place over medium high heat until hot.

4. Add patties and cook until well browned on both sides and no longer pink in centers, about 15 minutes.

If not making the sauce, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

1. If serving with sauce, remove patties to warm plates.

2. Remove any excess fat in skillet, leaving brown (not burned;) bits.

3. Add brandy or broth and cook and stir until reduced to about 2 Tbls.

4. Add cream and butter, stir over high heat until reduced to 3 Tbls.

To Serve: Spoon sauce over meat and sprinkle with remaining parsley.

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This is a really easy, yummy meal to make, it is a great one to do when you get in late from work and want a no fuss meal on the table in around 35-40 Min’s. You can make this with just chicken if you prefer but I add in vegetables to make it a more complete meal for us.

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Ingredients

Olive oil
4 Chicken breasts, chopped into chunks
1 Red pepper, sliced thunly (about 200g)
1 Carrot, cut into sticks
250g Broccoli florets
2 Green onions, sliced thinly
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
1 Teaspoon ginger, grated
1/2-1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes (add to your personal taste.)
80ml Apple juice (just over a 1/4 cup)
1/2 Cup Bourbon
1/2 Cup water
1/3 Cup soy sauce
1/2 Cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon cornflour

Method

1. Heat a little oil in a pan, cook chicken in batches, until browned all over, set chicken to one side.

2. Heat a little more oil in the same pan, add pepper, garlic and ginger, cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring.

3. Add red pepper flakes, juice, bourbon, water, soy, sugar, ketchup and vinegar, stir to combine, bring to the boil.

4. Return chicken to pan with carrot and broccoli, reduce heat and simmer for about 20 Min’s.

5. Mix a little water with the cornflour, add to sauce and stir until mixture thickens.

Serve over rive and sprinkle with green onions.

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