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This is a very easy recipe to make and is definitely company worthy and makes for an elegant dish. We love salmon on our house and I am always looking for new ways to prepare it. I used Chivas Regal whiskey as this is what was in the cupboard but I have also made this with Crown Royal which I love, but I am sure this would also work well with any other whiskey. I served ours over wild rice with mushrooms and broccoli. I also topped it with some green beans and prawns to make for a pretty presentation.
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Ingredients

2 Salmon fillets
Salt and Pepper to season
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon creamy fremch mustard
1 Teaspoon brown sugar
2 Tablespoons raspberry vinegar
1/2 Cup whiskey
1 Teaspoon vegetable stock granules
1/2 Cup orange juice
1/2 Cup heavy cream
1-2 Teaspoons cornflour (depending on how thick you want your sauce.)

Method

1. Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper.

2. In a pan, heat oil, add fillets skin side down, cook both sides until browned and cooked through. Approx 3-6 Min’s a side depending on thickness. Mine were quite thick I cooked mine 5 a side.

While fillets are cooking make sauce.

Sauce

1. Melt butter in another pan, add garlic and onion, cook until onion softens, add mustard and brown sugar. Cook for a few seconds.

2. Add vinegar and whiskey, cook for a couple of minutes, add stock granules and orange juice, stir to combine.

3. Add cream, mix a little water with the cornflour and add to sauce, stir until heated through and sauce thickens.

To serve: Place salmon on plate and drizzle sauce over sprinkle with parsley if desired.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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Just another simple yet yummy way to prepare mussels.. I have listed 2 kilos in weight of mussels and this will serve 3-4 depending on whether serving as a main or appetiser and also on appetites. My hubby and I are quite piggy and can almost polish off 2kg by ourselves. I usually serve this for the three of us as a main with some hot crusty bread and it is perfect.

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Ingredients

2kg Mussels, scrubbed and beards removed
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Onion, chopped finely
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
200ml Blonde beer
11/2 Vegetable bouillon cubes
3 Teaspoons a l’Ancienne mustard
180ml Double cream
125ml Low fat cream (can use all low fat if you wish)
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to season
3 Teaspoons cornflour mixed with a little water

Method

1. In a large pan bring enough water to the boil for the mussels, add mussels, cover, cook for approx 5 Min’s until mussels open, discard any that don’t, Drain and set to one side. Clean pan

2. Heat oil in same large pan, add onion and garlic, cook until onion softens, add beer, stock, mustard, creams and herbs, stir to combine.

3. Bring to the boil and lower heat, add cornflour and stir until sauce thickens slightly.

4. Return mussels to the pan, stir to coat in sauce and cook until heated through.

Serve with hot crusty bread to soak up the sauce

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Here is a very quick and easy pasta recipe to throw together which tastes great, I would recommend making this with tortellini as I think it is a real important part of what makes this dish. I also added garlic and peas to the recipe I cooked the garlic in with the mushrooms and bacon and added the peas when I added the cream. It is a great no fuss week night meal that the whole family will enjoy. If you would like to see more photo’s or read more reviews of this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

500g Pasta, your preference (I used tortellini and I think that is what makes this dish.)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 Cloves garlic, crushed
6 Slices bacon, chopped
200g Button mushrooms, sliced
1 Cup of peas (optional)
400ml Cream
2 Scallions, sliced
1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
Parmesan cheese extra to sprinkle over

Method

1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of rapidly boiling salted water until ‘al dente’. Drain, return to the pan, and keep warm.

2. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the bacon and mushroom, and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes, add garlic, cook for further 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.

3. Stir in a little of the cream, and scrape the wooden spoon on the bottom of the pan to dislodge any bacon that has stuck.

4. Add the remaining cream, bring to the boil, and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, OR until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. (Add peas here if using)

5. Stir the spring onion through the mixture, add cheese stir to melt.

6. Pour the sauce over the pasta, and toss to combine.

Serve sprinkled with the parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is so quick and easy to throw together it makes the perfect mid week no fuss meal. I use pancetta instead of bacon as I prefer it and find it imparts more flavour to the dish. I also added extra mint and lots of parmesan cheese both in the dish and grated over the top, just our preference. If you would like to read more reviews of this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

455g Farfalle pasta (bowtie pasta)
1 Egg
180ml Double cream
Sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
12 Slices pancetta or smoked streaky bacon, roughly sliced
1 Cup fresh peas or frozen peas
2 Sprigs fresh mint, leaves picked, finely chopped
Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Method

1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, add the farfalle, and cook according to the packet instructions.

2. Whisk the egg in a bowl with the cream, salt and pepper.

3. Put the pancetta or bacon into a second pan and cook until crispy and golden.

4. When the farfalle is nearly cooked, add the peas for the last minute and a half. This way they will burst in your mouth and be lovely and sweet.

5. When cooked, drain in a colander, saving a little of the cooking water.

6. Add the pasta to the pancetta and stir in most of the mint, finely sliced – if the pan isn’t big enough, mix it all together in a large warmed bowl.

7. Now add the egg and cream mix to the pasta. What’s important here is that you add it while the pasta is still hot. This way, the residual heat of the pasta will cook the eggs, but not so that they resemble scrambled eggs.

8. The pasta will actually cook the egg enough to give you a silky smooth sauce.

9. Toss together and loosen with a little of the reserved cooking water if necessary.

10. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with the Parmesan and the rest of the mint leaves, and serve as soon as possible.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is fabo pork tenderloin recipe, the end result is truly delicious. I used sun-dried tomatoes in place of fresh as we are not the biggest tomato fans in my family and they worked really well. I served ours with a side of vegetables, drizzled a little of the sauce over the pork and served the rest on the side. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe please click here.

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Ingredients

3lbs Pork tenderloins
8 Ounces fresh button mushrooms, sliced
1 Cup tomato, peeled and roughly chopped
1 Medium yellow onion, diced
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 Teaspoons lemon pepper
6 Minced garlic cloves
2 Cups chicken stock
2-4 Tablespoons cream

Note: I added the cream at the end and then thickened with cornflour as we prefer our sauce a little thicker so take your pick.

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt the butter and oil in a large, oven safe pan with a lid.

3. Season the pork by rubbing it with the lemon pepper and half of the garlic and then rolling it in flour.

4. Brown the pork on all sides over medium heat; this should take roughly 10 minutes. Remove the pork to a plate.

5. Add the onions and mushrooms to the pan and brown for 5 minutes, then add tomatoes and stir to coat everything. Add the remaining garlic and the chicken stock. Stir well and then place the pork on top.

6. Cover the pan and return to the oven for 45 – 60 minutes until the pork is done.

7. Remove the pork from the pan, and add the cream to lightly thicken the sauce.

8. Let the pork rest for approx 7 minutes, then slice and serve atop rice or noodles and pour some sauce over the top of the pork.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a very quick and easy recipe to use up any vegetables that is tasty too. If you would like to read more reviews on this one or see more photos please click here. You will see from my photo that I used broccoli and cauliflower in this as well as a leek instead of onion. I served this to go with a pork loin I was cooking, I also added extra mustard just our preference.

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Ingredients

1 Tablespoon oil
1 Onion, thinly sliced
1 Carrot, cut into thin coins
1/4 Small cabbage, shredded finely
2 Stalks celery, sliced thinly
1/2 Red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 Cup cream
1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
Fresh ground black pepper
Salt
1/4 Cup parmesan cheese

Method

1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat, Add the vegetables and toss well, then cover until cooked and tender but not mushy (about 8 minutes). Stir every couple of minutes.

2. Add the cream and mustard and bring back to a simmer. Cook for a couple of minutes more, then remove from the heat, sprinkle over the parmesan, season to taste, stir then serve.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a really quick recipe to make that is low in carbs and a light meal. I love scallops and prawns and this is a wonderful way to prepare them, with the sauce pairing really well without taking anything away from the natural yummy flavours of the seafood. If you would like to view the original recipe please click here. I did make this as is and I only added some chopped fresh dill as something extra that wasn’t listed only because I had this to use up.

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Ingredients

500g King prawns (medium raw)
250g Scallops (roe removed)
2 Teaspoons olive oil
3 Garlic cloves (crushed, minced)
340g Asparagus (halved on the diagonal)
150g Sugar snap peas (trimmed)
2 Teaspoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons dry white wine
3/4 Cup cream (180ml)
2 Tablespoons parsley (coaarsely chopped)

Method

1. Shell and devein prawns.

2. Into a medium bowl combine prawns, scallops, oil and garlic.

3. Cook seafood on a heated oiled grill plate (or grill on the barbecue) until changed in colour, remove and keep warm.

4. Boil, steam or microwave asparagus and sugar snap peas, separately until tender; drain and cover to keep warm.

5. Simmer juice and wine in a small saucepan, uncovered, about 1 minute or until reduced by half.

6. Add cream and bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 2 minutes.

7. Add seafood and simmer uncovered until hot.

Serve seafood with vegetables and garnish with the parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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