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Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Few Dishes

Meals from the past few days include, from the bottom, a nice shrimp and sweet pepper curry. A batch of ratatouille which was polished off in no time at all and a center cut pork chop with cauliflower and cheddar gratin.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Corned Beef Dinner

Haven't had corned beef in a while. I made this with a selection of potatoes, mashed and boiled, and a selection of vegetables including green beans. Ony gorgeous.

Fried Chicken, Brussels Sprouts And Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Beef Kabob With Sweet Peppers, Cous Cous And Stuffed Tomatoes

Simple Cous Cous

This is a simple way of making couscous as an accompaniement. Cous Cous is like a pasta really. Always check on the box as to how much liquid to grain as not all cous cous is equal. I put one and a half to this and it turned out to be too wet but it was good anyway. When the couscous is cooked fluff it up to get all the heat out of it so it doesn't continue to cook and get too soggy. Then fold in a knob of butter to stop the cooking process.
You can add anything to this grain. It is great with mint, raisins, sweet peppers etc etc.
Another way is to heat the stock, saute the onion and garlic in a seperate pan and then add all the components together and allow to cook in it's own heat. However for the housewife you end up with a lot of dirty untensils.
This is not to be confused with the couscous dish which is a completely different thing. You can use it as an accompaniement for fish, chicken and in my case here Beef Kabobs.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mini Feijoida

Truly on of my favorite dishes from Brazil. This one was so good that I forgot to take a photo of the plate.