Fox Stew: A Recipe for Urban Fox Lovers

BY JOHN MACNAB This is the first in a series of recipes using fox meat as the main ingredient. Inflation is rising, energy and food prices are going up and people are looking for cheaper alternatives to butcher meat. What better than the ready supply of free meat available from our burgeoning urban fox population? Each recipe will provide a different way of obtaining your … Continue reading Fox Stew: A Recipe for Urban Fox Lovers

Crab Curry

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: Crabs, ( 500 gm) cut into pieces 2 Potatoes, cut into halves  Onion paste 1 teaspoon Garlic  paste 1-1/2 teaspoon Ginger paste 1-1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder  1 teaspoon Red chili powder 1 tsp Cumin powder  1-1/2 teaspoon Coriander powder Salt , as per taste  1/2 teaspoon Sugar 2 tbsps tomato puree 2 Green chilies 2 Cardamom pods 2 Cloves 1/2 inch Cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder 3 tbsp Mustard oil Method: Clean the crabs with … Continue reading Crab Curry

Delectable Duck Curry

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH For  spice powder: Cinnamon – 1 inch 2 sticks Green Cardamon – 3 pieces Cloves – 1/2 teaspoon Whole black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon Whole fenugreek  – 1/2 teaspoon Whole coriander – 1/2 teaspoon Whole cumin – 1 teaspoon For  the curry: Duck – 1.5 kg  boneless  and skinned Plain yogurt  – 1/2 cup Ginger paste – 2 teaspoon Garlic paste – 2 teaspoon Cumin paste – 1 teaspoon Coriander powder – … Continue reading Delectable Duck Curry

Duck & Hog’s Pudding Cassoulet

Ingredients: For the granola 30g duck fat or beef dripping 150g toasted chopped hazelnuts 200g toasted linseed 150g pumpkin seeds 90g jumbo oats For the cassoulet 4 duck legs, salted overnight or for a few hours (see tips) 600ml duck fat, melted 6 fresh thyme sprigs 2 small onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 celery stick, diced 8 garlic cloves, chopped 600g dried haricot beans, … Continue reading Duck & Hog’s Pudding Cassoulet

Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly

Ingredients: 175g fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed) 1 tbsp icing sugar 2 tbsp cranberry sauce or jelly 300g self-raising flour , plus extra for dusting 140g dried suet 85g caster sugar finely grated zest 1 orange 175-200ml milk custard , to serve Instructions:  To make the filling, warm the cranberries and icing sugar together in a saucepan until the fruits begin to soften. Increase the … Continue reading Steamed Cranberry Roly-Poly

Steak & Ale Pie

Ingredients:   For the pastry:  3 cups (384 grams) all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 cup (8 ounces/226 grams) unsalted butter, cubed and kept cold until ready to use  1/2 cup (118 ml) cold water  1 large egg beaten to brush on pastry  For the filling:  1 tablespoon vegetable oil  1 tablespoon unsalted butter  2 pounds (907 grams) beef chuck, cut into bite size cubes  1 … Continue reading Steak & Ale Pie

Banana Loaf

Ingredients: 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin 140g caster sugar 2 large eggs, beaten 140g self-raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 very ripe bananas, mashed 50g icing sugar handful dried banana chips, for decoration Instructions: Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster … Continue reading Banana Loaf

Gatte Curry & Dumplings

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: For the dumplings 1 cup besan / gram flour ½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed ¼ tsp carom seeds/bishop’s weed ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp red chilli powder A pinch of  asafoetida ¼ tsp salt 2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter 2 tbsp curd / yogurt Water For the gravy  2 tbsp oil 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dry fenugreek leaves 1 bay leaf ½ tsp fennel seeds A pinch of asafoetida 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp ginger garlic paste ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp   red chilli powder ½ tsp coriander powder ¼ tsp cumin powder … Continue reading Gatte Curry & Dumplings

Ultimate Sausage Rolls

Ingredients:  1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 6 Tesco Finest British pork sausages, skins removed 1 tbsp English mustard 4 rashers streaky bacon, finely chopped 1 x 320g sheet ready rolled puff pastry 1 egg, beaten 1 tbsp sesame seeds ketchup, to serve (optional) crushed chillies, to serve (optional) Instructions:  Heat the oil in a frying pan set over a medium heat … Continue reading Ultimate Sausage Rolls