Machboos (Qatar)
Nov17

Machboos (Qatar)

In continuation of the #F1 themed #SundayLunch in #ParlezPantry we close out the final triple header of the season in Qatar. Other variants exist, Kabsa chicken or meat served on a bed of steaming rice and filled with exotic spices is a national dish of Saudi Arabia. Variations are also popular in Yemen and the Gulf States of the Arabian peninsula, where it is known as Machboos. Also known as Majboos, also think Biryani, but they are...

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Chilli Con Carne
Nov13

Chilli Con Carne

We’re continuing with our F1 weekend themed #SundayLunch in #ParlezPantry and this was for the recent Mexican weekend. We are also continuing with the far easier method of adding to the blog and hence I have ditched my earlier method of lots of images as I simply do not have time nowadays and hopefully this will lead to a far more frequently updated recipe repository and a far easier to follow guide. There are many options here,...

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Moqueca Baiana (Brazilian Fish Stew)
Nov13

Moqueca Baiana (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Following on with our F1 weekend themed #SundayLunch in #ParlezPantry we’re going with a Brazilian Fish Stew. There are several versions but this one stems from the state of Bahia (just to the west of Salvador) and uniquely uses red peppers and coconut milk. This serves 4 as it is, but I shall be doubling the recipe. First up we’ll need FISH 1 lb / 500g firm white fish fillet, no skin, cut into 1″/2.5cm cubes...

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Chilli Sauce (Scotch Bonnets)
Oct19

Chilli Sauce (Scotch Bonnets)

I am acutely aware that I have not blogged for what seems eons and I can only apologise for that. During lockdown I have toyed with changing the structure and platform of this site but still haven’t managed to work out the best method of migration. Right then, you didn’t come here today to hear about my tardiness so let’s crack on with the source of this sauce. My fridge has, at any one time at least a dozen bottles...

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Smoked Haddock Chowder
Jan21

Smoked Haddock Chowder

It feels like it hasn’t stopped raining since the summer of 2018, and with the temperature dropping like a stone of late there is nothing quite as comforting as a large bowl of something hot with freshly baked crusty bread. Lewis Carroll was right all along.  Begin at the beginning” the King said gravely “and go on till you come to the end then stop. I recently came up with a recipe for a ridiculously easy to...

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Mexican Tomato Soup
Jul07

Mexican Tomato Soup

This is such a simple and quick way to fire up the troops when they’ve been out and about and return with a hunger. A glorious Mexican tomato soup. Start to finish in less than 20 minutes. Here’s a quick shot of the ingredients you need, the most expensive item is the roasted peppers, I grabbed these in Sainsburys for £2.50 but I reckon you could knock almost £1 off if you were in Lidl; I do my shopping in many places,...

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