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Smokey Bacon Jam

28 Jun

Ingredients

300gms Bacon
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 onion – finely diced
1/2 cup brown sugar ( or sugar substitute)
1tbspn cider vinegar
1tspn salt
1/2 tspn pepper
1tspn liquid smoke

Method

Fry/bake bacon until crispy – cool then crumble
Keep (or add) a few tbspns bacon fat to saute diced onions in a skillet until soft and clear
Stir in bacon, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar, liquid smoke and salt and pepper.
Let simmer until thickened.

If you want a chutney style chunky jam, serve as is for burger/schnitzel etc dressing.
If you want a smooth jam/sauce consistency for pizza sauce etc – then put in food processor and blend until smooth.

ENJOY

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Chicken and Mushroom Vol-au-vents

20 Jun

Ingredients

700 gms of chicken (can vary quantity or cut)

1 or 2 Onions

2 – 3 teaspoons of crushed garlic (or fresh equivalent)

6 rashes of bacon (trimmed and chopped)

parsely (fresh is always best, but dried works too – add as much as you like)

chives (same as above)

Mushrooms – at least 500 gms, I often have up to 800gms

1 Tin of Campbells Cream of Mushroom soup

1 300ml Carton of Sour Cream

Chicken stock if required

Gravy powder or corn flour to thicken if required

Oil (Olive preferably)

Shredded cheese

Vol au Vent cases

Salt and Pepper as required

Method

Chop Onion and bacon. Add to hot frying pan with oil. Heat, and then add garlic, chives and parsely.

Depending on taste, add salt and pepper as required. Once onion and bacon are sauted/fried, add all the mushrooms diced/sliced as preferred.

On high heat, cook down mushrooms, then, reduce heat and cover with lid – cook until sweated and reduced.

EIther in same pan (with mushroom mix set aside) or different pan, sear chicken pieces (chicken shopped into chunks or cubes). Once chicken is seared, either add mushroom mix- or transfer all to a hot pan. Then add can of soup and combine.

Add sour cream, then if required (or desired) add some chicken stock. Simmer until reduced and thcik enough to fill pastry cases – or thicken with gravy or cornflour as desired.

Spoon mixture into cases, cover with shredded cheese- cook in moderate oven until cheese has melted.

Serve with mashed spuds and vegies as desired

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Lamb Cutlets With Pilaf

16 May

A recipe from the Year 10  Trinity Catering class. A very tasty dish. 

Lamb Cutlets With Pilaf

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Swiss Chicken

15 May

I’ve been making this dish for 21 years. Got the recipe when I was pregnant with Kahlia. It was in a preggo mag and has become a long time family favourite.

Swiss Chicken

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Chicken Korma Curry

15 May

Chicken Korma Curry

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Veal With Mushroom Cream Sauce

14 May

Veal With Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Tuna Special T

13 May

Tuna Special T

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Thai Red Curry Skewers

13 May

Thai Red Curry Skewers

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Donny J’s Yummy Chicken Bake

12 May

Donna has made this dish for us a few times. It’s a quick throw together meal that is really flavourful.

Donny Js Yummy Chicken Bake

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Hearty Beef Casserole

12 May

Hearty Beef Casserole

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Hot Tuna Cakes

11 May

Hot Tuna Cakes

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Thai Red Curry Chicken

11 May

Thai Red Curry Chicken

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Sweet Chilli Chicken Pasta

10 May

Leyton really likes this recipe. Anything with chilli in it and he’s happy.

Sweet Chilli Chicken Pasta

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Chicken Shepherd’s Pies

10 May

Leyton’s specialty.

Chicken Shepherd’s Pies

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Silverside

09 May

How can you say no to a good old corned beef… especially when it is served with steamed vegies and white sauce…Yummm! 
My Mum’s specialty.  

Silverside

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Creamy Beef With Mushrooms

09 May

Creamy Beef With Mushrooms

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Beef Stroganoff

08 May

Beef Stroganoff

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Beef Curry

08 May

Beef Curry

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Beef and Red Wine

07 May

Beef & Red Wine

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