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Community Level 5snowbunni

snowbunni

Gravadlax - A Scandinavian Classic Review with images

AdvantagesA Delicious Salmon recipe, Perfect for Christmas

DisadvantagesTime-consuming to prepare

"WHY GRAVADLAX? My grandfather was Danish, born in a windswept little town on the North Sea. Whether it was chance, fate or good fortune that lead him to marry a Melbourne girl, he ended up in Australia, and apart from a handful of brief visits, he never really went home again. In his dotage, with my grandmother long-dead, he slowly succumbed to a wistful sort of homesickness, and in the year before he died, he would spend hours sitting on a bench ..." Read review
16.11.2005

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Starters at the ready!

AdvantagesEntertaining you taste buds

DisadvantagesCleaning up after

"As I do like cooking for friends and family on special events I like to go that extra mile with 3 course meals. Here are some of the starters I've done more recently that my guests and I very much enjoyed. Prawn Parcels Ingredients (Serves Four) 10z Canned water chestnuts 4 Spring Onions 8oz Peeled cooked prawns 2 tsp Hoisin sauce 1 tsp Caster Sugar 2 tsp Dry Sherry 2 tsp Cornflour 1 Egg white 8 Chinese rice paper wrappers (wonton wrappers if unable ..." Read review
05.02.2010

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Tomatoes, And Their Gluts

AdvantagesYou can use up your glut!

DisadvantagesYou might be one of the few without the carrier bag!

"...these options, though, these three recipes will take care of some more of that glut. I have put them under starters as they would all make super first courses for those of you who either entertain often, or bother with such things. Chez Murphy, we use them more as light summer weekend lunches or suppers. I hope you like them! ● BAKED TOMATOES WITH CURRIED CRÈME FRAICHE ● 100g pot crème fraiche 10cm squeeze of Patak's curry paste 12 ..." Read review
16.06.2004

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Community Level 8COOOEEE

COOOEEE

Not Much Room in here just Mushrooms Review with images

AdvantagesSo quick and easy

DisadvantagesMoorish

"... I hope you enjoy these recipes and feel free to print them off for future reference ..." Read review
08.02.2002

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Community Level 4scalywitch

scalywitch

Start as you mean to go on

AdvantagesIts food and stops me thinking about ciggies

DisadvantagesI am going to be as fat as a pig if I don't stop thinking about food

"...toast. These are my own starter recipes and I hope you like them, and they are only fattening if you eat all 4 portions instead of sharing. Enjoy.xx ..." Read review
21.02.2005

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Community Level 5sdwill

sdwill

More stuffed mushrooms on request

Advantagesnutritious and delicious

Disadvantagesnone

"These recipes are by special request for I______. Hope you enjoy them!! I really love mushrooms and you can’t really buy any good mushroom ready meals so I thought I’d pass on some of my favourite stuffed mushroom recipes. Plus some interesting information! MUSHROOM NUTRITION per 100g Energy 13 kcals (55kJ) Protein 1.8g Carbohydrate 0.4g (of which sugars) 0.2g (starch) 0.2g Fat 0.5g (of which saturates) 0.1g Fibre 2.3g Sodium 5.0mg ..." Read review
25.07.2002

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Community Level 5Luigi

Luigi

Peperoni Ripieni

AdvantagesA starter that anyone can make, looks colourful

DisadvantagesSome might find it fiddly.

"OK, I have had my weekly chat with my mother, and she has given me an authentic Italian recipe she had in her note book. She has had the same note book for over 50 years, and the pages are mostly loose. I did this recipe this morning, whilst Bernie was getting ready for work. I shall be keeping it for her when she gets off in a little under two hours. I have had to translate this myself, so please forgive me if it doesn't always make perfect ..." Read review
16.06.2002

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Community Level 2katiemerin...

katiemeringue

ROASTED RED PEPPERS, CREME FRAICHE AND PISTACIOS

Advantagesdelicious and pretty healthy, v simple to make

Disadvantagesnone!

"This is a recipe I discovered when I was looking for a quick but impressive starter for me and my friend to make for a girly dinner party! It really is so simple but looks well professional, hehe. Only takes about an hour to do if you get your skates on! ROASTED RED PEPPERS WITH CREME FRAICHE AND PISTACIOS (Serves 6) feel free to play around with the quantities, see what works for you... 3 large red peppers (or one red, one yellow and one ..." Read review
03.03.2004

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Community Level 4traveller55

traveller55

my father "risotto" recipe

AdvantagesI don't know

DisadvantagesI don't see any

"...risotto Milan style). There are hundreds recipes explaining how to prepare this dish but I would like to propose you the one used by my father when he was called to cook for, may be, hundred or more guests at a wedding reception (at his time in my village there were no restaurants or eateries and usually the wedding reception was in the bride's family house). To cook a fabulous risotto first of all you need the right rice: it could be a "vialone" ..." Read review
30.05.2005

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Community Level 2DannyUkM

DannyUkM

Some Fantastic Quick Food Starters For Christmas!

AdvantagesSome great Starters!

DisadvantagesN/A

"I know that christmas is now just round the corner and many of you will be expected to cook and entertain for others! Here i have shown some great quick starters for you to do for christmas! xX EnJoY Xx Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes ! Ingredients: 6 large, ripe tomatoes 115 g ( 2/3 cup) risotto rice or long-grain white rice 350 ml ( 1 1/2 cups) Boiling chicken stock 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 225 ..." Read review
11.12.2006

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Community Level 5Zoe30

Zoe30

Stinky Starters

AdvantagesEverthing

DisadvantagesSmelly strong blue cheese

" I am a blue cheese freak, the stinkier the better so what a wonderful way than to use good old fashioned smelly cheese in two quick and very simple starters. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Stuffed Mushrooms ~~~~~~~~~~~ You will need: Large mushrooms Smelly blue cheese any varitey Butter Roasting dish To start with clean your mushrooms and carfeully take out the stems, and load the mushrooms with your chosen cheese. Take a generous knob ..." Read review
09.06.2002

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Community Level 4FrooTee

FrooTee

My FUN GI is a real dish

AdvantagesYummy

DisadvantagesNone

"~ ~ ~ ~ ~POLISH MUSHROOMS IN SOUR CREAM~ ~ ~ ~ ~ This is a very old recipe originally from Poland. 450g/1lb button mushrooms, quartered 30g/2 tbsp butter or margarine 6 spring onions thinly sliced 15g/1tbsp flour 15ml/1 tbsp lemon juice 30ml/2 tbsp chopped FRESH dill (you can use 1 tbsp dried but it isn’t as nice) Pinch salt & pepper 90mls/3 fl oz sour cream (I have used crème fraiche before and it was just as nice) Paprika  ..." Read review
11.06.2002

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Community Level 4unixgirl

unixgirl

Prawn Cocktail - restaurant style

Advantagesvery simple to make

Disadvantagesthe calories in the sauce!

"Prawn Cocktail has to be one of the many starters that appears all over the world........and varies so much. In many places the prawn are drenched with a gloopy orange looking sauce that just screams of food colouring. My recipe is very tasty a slight variation on the recipe used by most high class restaurants. The sauce that goes with this is nothing like the bright pink or orange gloop jar or tinned sauces labelled seafood or prawn cocktail sauce ..." Read review
27.09.2005

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Community Level 5jaygami1986

jaygami1986

Chilli Paneer

AdvantagesTaste is awsome

Disadvantagesaddictive

"I am going to write a review about a well known indian dish which i cook and eat on a regular basis. The dish is called "Chilli Paneer", which is basically just soft cheese, which can be foun in most supermarkets, fruit and veg shops as well as local off liences such as Londis. Now you may think how can you possibly eat cooked cheese, but trust me when i say once youve tried it you will want it again and again. These are the ingredients you will ..." Read review
30.08.2007

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Community Level 3Robertpowles

Robertpowles

MUSHROOM SALAD

AdvantagesLOTS of mushrooms

DisadvantagesNone

"This dish can be used as a main dish, a starter, or a side dish. However you decide to use it, it tastes lovely - especially if you love mushrooms like me! Here's the recipe..... MUSHROOM SALAD ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 150g/5.5 oz firm white mushrooms 4 tbsp virgin olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 5 canned anchovy fillets, drained and chopped 1 tbsp fresh marjoram salt and pepper 1) Gently wipe each mushroom with a damp cloth or damp kitchen paper ..." Read review
25.08.2002

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