Chicken Balti Recipe

Chicken Balti Recipe

4 chicken breasts cut in to cubes
3 tbsp oil or ghee
6 cardamom pods
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 sliced onions
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
6 tbsp water
10 tomatoes chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander
Heat the oil in a pre heated wok, add the cardamom and cumin seeds, fry until soft

Stir in the onions and garlic and fry until golden brown

Add the chicken and stir cook for 5-6 minutes

Stir in the chilli powder, garam masala, water and tomatoes

Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked

Add salt to taste

Stir in coriander and serve

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Mango Salsa Recipe

1 Ripe Mango
2 Tomatoes
1/2 Red Onion
Fresh Coriander
1 Lime
I Chilli
1 Clove Garlic

Peel and seed the Mango and chop flesh into small cubes.
Dice the tomatoes. Finely chop the red onion.
Chop the coriander. Deseed and finely chop the chilli.
Peel and crush the garlic
Combine ingredients and squeeze over lime juice and season with salt and pepper.

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Baked Vanilla Cheesecake Recipe

Vanilla Beans

200g Digestive Biscuits
50g Butter

500g Tub Ricotta
250g Tub Mascarpone
125g Caster Sugar
3 Large Eggs
2 Vanilla Pods
2 Table Spoons Cornflour
1 Table Spoon Vanilla extract

Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb. Melt the butter and mix into the crushed biscuits. Line the base of a 20cm cake tin the biscuit mixture and press down firmly with the back of a spoon. Chill the base in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 180c or Gas 4

Add the Ricotta, Mascarpone, Sugar, Eggs, Cornflour and Vanilla extract to a bowl. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla pods and add to the bowl. Whisk until all the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth.

Take the base from the fridge and cover evenly with the filling mixture.

Bake in the oven for 45 minutes until the top has browned. Leave the cheesecake in the oven but switch it off and leave the door ajar until the oven is cool and the cake has fully set. Chill the cheesecake in the fridge for an hour or so before serving.

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Asparagus Spears Baked In Parma Ham

12 Asparagus Spears
6 Slices Parma Ham
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

Preheat the oven to 200c or Gas 6

Wash and trim the bottom ends from the Asparagus.

Cuts each slice of Parma ham in half.

Warp each Asparagus with a half slice of ham.

Brush a baking tray with olive oil and arrange the wrapped spears in a single layer and season with salt and pepper.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes for think Asparagus slightly longer for thick stalks.

Serve with garlic mayonnaise.

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Jerk Chicken Recipe

2 Chicken Breasts
2 tbsp natural yoghurt
1 tbsp of hot chilli sauce
1 tsp ground allspice
1 Onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 lime with the rind grated
1 piece of ginger about 1”
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tbsp of wholegrain mustard
2 tbsp of light brown sugar
1 tbsp olive oil

Place the chicken in a small container. In a food processor whiz together all the other ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Pour the mixture over the chicken cover and chill. I usually do this the day before but an hour is fine.

Preheat the oven to 190c or gas 5

Place chicken on baking tray and cook for 50 to 60 minutes or depending on how big the breasts are.

Serve with salsa and rice.

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