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Month: October 2017

Roast chicken breast

Roast chicken breast – my favourite

roast chicken breastThis was one of the first recipes that I created and it started out as an American recipe for 6 people. Needless to say like all of my recipes this version is now a recipe for one person.

Roast chicken breast is still one of my favourites because it tastes great with layers of flavour. The chicken seasoning adds a lot to the layers so try very hard not to skip that stage.

Roast chicken breast recipe

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How do I cook a lamb shank in a bag?

I’ve just spent the weekend with my cousins in Bournemouth soaking up the sun and walking Gill’s Mongolian Bargate. After a couple of great days Florence, our co-host, decided to give me a leaving present. It was a cooked Lamb Shank in a vacum sealed bag.  Of course no instructions on how to cook a Lamb Shank were provided and I’ve never cooked anything in a sealed bag before.

Do NOT try to open the bag

At home on Monday I decided to cook it. Needless to say my first thought was to see how to open the bag. Somehow I resisted the temptation and thought that I’d better check how to open it. I didn’t have to open it.  A large pan of boiling water was the only thing needed. Just put the bag in the boiling water for 30 minutes (45 minutes if frozen) then take it out and let it stand for two minutes before opening the bag. Done. Thanks Florence it was great.

The easy way to cook a lamb shank

I’m now sold on cooking meat in a bag and will try it with other pre packed meats. The only downside is the time it takes to boil a large pan of water. Use a kettle to the boil the water before putting it into the large pan definitely speeds things up.

I will resist the temptation to buy my own vacuum sealing machine which start at about £70 and upwards.



Fish & Chips – The easiest recipe

Fish & chipsLets start off with something that everyone in the UK should know how to cook. This is a very short and simple recipe with big time gaps between actions. The aim is to make sure that your first experience of cooking using the My Inherited Kitchen recipe sheets is a great success. Every recipe uses the same template recipe sheet.

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Spaghetti Bolognese – For the hungry who like horseradish

Spaghetti BologneseThis version of Spaghetti Bolognese doesn’t use a jar. I was amazed at how easy it was to create my own sauce and how good it tasted.  The idea of using horseradish sauce came from Sainsbury’s not me, but it does work. Once you have created this dish it’s really easy to try it with different herbs, meats and vegetables to create your very own versions. This is a big meal so no desert needed.

Spaghetti recipe

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