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Fee



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 1:05 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Silas wrote:

(I like prawn coctail as well - I know, I know)


Nowt wrong with a good prawn cocktail.


Quite right, we still have prawn cocktail every Christmas at my Mums, in fact I don't recall her ever making any other starter now I think about it, Christmas or otherwise

cab



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Really crisp and tasty salad of rocket, lettuce, mizuna, sorrel and chard, usually not needing dressing if its straight out of the garden, and usually with good home made bread, sometimes it'll have wild shroom pate, sometimes a terrine... in fact last time I think I did both

But it depends what I've got in, whats in season, etc. So not long ago I did a beetroot, feta cheese and rocket salad dressed with a little bit of olive oil and red wine vinegar, and tomato, basil and dry cured ham salad (the ham warmed through in a pan with olive oil, Norfolk apple balsamic vinegar dashed in to the pan with the basil, the mix warmed again and poured on to fat, good sliced tomatoes, allowed then to sit for half an hour to infuse), alongside an 'extreme' salad (a big pile of every type of tasty edible leaf I had in with sliced carrots, red and white stripy beetroot, and lots of flower petals).

Sometimes it'll be crab cakes, sometimes it'll be a spicy miso soup... Depends.

BethinPA



Joined: 28 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh, yeah, I love me some crab cakes! In the summer, though, home grown tomatoes with mozzerella, basil, balsamic and olive oil. Crusty bread, too. In the winter, roasted beets, walnuts, and blue cheese over mixed greens, with a balsamic vinaigrette.

Now I'm hungry, and I just ate breakfast! Got some gardening to do to justify the appetite, better get to it!

Beth

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oooh, give us your crab cake recipe Beth. I was just eying up some nice crabs the other day.

lettucewoman



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

canary isles prawns... fresh prawns cooked in olive oil and sliced chilis, with sliced garlic added for the last few minutes so it doesn't go brown, served in little brown ex -brulee dishes with the olive oil poured over and crusty bread on the side for dipping into the prawny garlicky chili oil!



mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......yum


works a treat with queen scallops too

gil
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hummus, because you can make it in advance. With black olives and pitta.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I guess I'm stuck in the 70's with the prawn cocktails and smoked Salmon, though deep fried Camembert is a bit too rich to be at the top of a list.

stumbling goat



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 09 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

home made mackerel or salmon pate, sun dried tomatoes and smoked goats cheese with fresh so it is still warm brown bread narrow slices, toasted woth full fat all the sludge left in it butter to drizzle down the slices.

i had the above except with crackers instead of the bread and no butter, recently and wow, what an incredible snack it was.

sg

BethinPA



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 1:16 pm    Post subject: Crab Cake recipe Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
oooh, give us your crab cake recipe Beth. I was just eying up some nice crabs the other day.


Okay, here it is: (I'll try the recipe button thingy to send it into the recipe box, too):

Crab Cakes
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 t. fresh lemon juice
1 t. worcestershire sauce
8 oz. crab meat (picked through)
1 1/2 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. crab seasoning (Old Bay works fine)
1 T. fresh tarragon, minced (optional, but really nice!)
1/4 c. panko or other relatively flavorless crumb

Mold in small patties, fry in oil.

I mix up a little mayo with a smidge of Patak's Tikka sauce for dipping.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds scrummy. Might have to give them a go quite soon.

What is in the crab seasoning?

BethinPA



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Sounds scrummy. Might have to give them a go quite soon.

What is in the crab seasoning?


They are delish. I like my crab cakes heavy on the crab, light on the fillers, and these fit the bill.

As for crab seasoning, my can of Old Bay says: celery salt, mustard, red pepper, black pepper, bay leaves, cloves, allspice, ginger, mace, cardamom, cinnamon and paprika. Whew! I'd say it's fairly heavy on the celery salt (celery seed and salt, really).

welsh lamb



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 2:56 pm    Post subject: Old Bay Seasoning Reply with quote    

I saved an Old Bay recipe from another site - have never actually made it though !!

Old Bay Seasoning mix to store in your pantry.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. ground bay leaves
2-1/2 tsp. celery salt
1-1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. ground mace
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
Preparation:
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container and store in a cool place. Use with seafood or chicken. Makes about 1/4 cup

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for that WL.

resistance is fertile



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Strawberry soup, with orange water!

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 09 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
Really nice smoked salmon with brown bread.


Oh yes!
A.

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