Spicy Pork | 09/05/12
This recipe was given to me by my boyfriends father - Tom Livesey. He created himself and it is a great tasting dish.
- 3tbsp* Oyster Sauce
- 3tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2tbsp Hoi Sin Sauce
- 1 Chopped onion
- 3 Thinly Sliced Peppers
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 3 Pork Medallions - Cut thin
- 2tbsp Brown Sugar
- Pinch - Chicken stock (mixed with water)
- Chili Flakes (to your desire)
- Sprinkle of Fish Sauce
*tbsp = table spoon (measure)
1. Stir Hoi Sin, Oyster & Soy Sauce in a bowl
2. Add mixed stock cube and brown sugar
3. Add Pork. Stir well - making sure all of the pork is covered.
4. Put onion in a low heat wok
5. Add sprinkle of Soy Sauce and Fish Sauce
6. Stir. Add Garlic.
7. Stir. Add Peppers. Stir
8. Make space on the edge of the wok.
9. Place a small amount of pork on this space and cook until tender.
10. Stir everything together.
11. Repeat steps 8-10 until all pork pieces are cooked.
12. Reduce heat. Add Chili Flakes
Serve with fresh cut chips.
Easy Pizza | 15/10/11
I love pizza. Who doesnt? lol. I cant be bothered making my own dough or pizza sauce so what I do is, I just pick up a packet of Pitta Breads and make small pizzas out of them. Its a great idea :). Try it out.
- 2 White Pitta Breads / 1 Tortilla Wrap
- 1/2 Onion - Sliced/Chopped
- 1/2 Tomato - Chopped
- Slice of Cooked Ham - Torn
- 1 Mushroom - Sliced
- 3 Handfuls of Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- Pizza Sauce (I use Napolina's http://tinyurl.com/6fcqkry - They also do bases if you wanna go bigger)
1. Put the pitta/wraps on baking tray.
2. Place sauce on top with spoon. I use a tablespoon per pitta.
3. Sprinkle cheese all over pitta - 1 handful per pitta.
4. Add toppings.
5. Sprinkle 3rd handful of cheese over both pittas and toppings to hold it all together.
6. Place in preheated oven 200 degrees.
7. Cook for 10-15minutes.
8. Serve alone or with fresh cut chips.
Grillsteaks | 07/09/11
I love steak and chips but unfortunately, like most others, I cannot afford steak so I buy grillsteaks instead. They are lovely. I usually serve them with onions, mushrooms and chips but I am on the lookout for something else to be put with them. I dont like potato so I wont put the traditional mash with them so this is why you can see drumsticks in the above picture. I gave it a shot, but the two meats just didnt seem to go well together so I wont be putting drumsticks in with them again, so ignore them in the picture. :)
- 4 Pack of Supervalu Grillsteaks
- 6-8 Potatoes cut into Chips
- 1 Onion Chopped
- 4 Mushrooms Chopped
- Box of Creamy Peppersauce from Lidls (To lazy to make lol)
- Olive Oil
1. Put grillsteaks in an oven dish and place in oven for 30-35minutes on 200degrees. (Alternatively you can fry, grill or BBQ them. I would prefer to BBQ them but I dont have a BBQ yet lol).
2. Meanwhile, Cook your chips in deep fat fryer or oven until golden. I use the deep fat fryer. If using the fryer, shake excessively when done to get rid of any oil.
3. 5-10 minutes before everything is cooked heat oil and butter in a pan.
4. Add onions and mushrooms.
5. Cook until they are soft.
6. Strain well.
7. Take out grillsteaks, serve 2 per person with onions, mushrooms and chips.
Tagliatelle Bolognaise | 05/09/11
This was one of the first dishes I ever made. I am a girl who doesnt eat Christmas dinner so instead I used to cook Spagetti Bolognaise, but I never had it right. Now, everytime I cook it, I clean the plate because its so yummy. I add plenty of spice, so if you like spicy stuff, take out that bit in the recipe and you will have a non spicy version. This is my own recipe.
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 100-200g* Mushrooms, sliced
- 3 Cloves of Garlic, Crushed (or more if you'd prefer)
- 2 Jars of Dolmio's "extra onion & garlic" sauce (or a different sauce if you'd prefer)
- Splash of Olive Oil
- Chili Flakes
- Chili Powder
- 1-2tbsp Tobasco Sauce
- 1 bag of Tagliatelle
- 300g Minced Meat
*Cook the Tagliatella as per instructions on the packet.
1. Heat little oil in a pan.
2. Add mince, cook until brown.
3. Add garlic, cook for 1-2 minutes.
4. Add onion and mushrooms.
5. Cook until both are soft.
6. Sometimes I strain at this point because there is a lot of oil/meat juices left in the pan which don't taste nice to me, but its up to yourself what you want to do with it.
7. Once strained, add in the 2 jars of sauce. I like mine with a lot of sauce, so feel free to only use 1 jar if you prefer.
8. Add in any amount of chili flakes and powder and the tabasco sauce.
Serve over a bed of Tagliatelle pasta and some Garlic Bread on the side.
Garlic bread instructions:
Get 2 slices of white sliced bread.
Use garlic butter on each slice and put together, like a sandwich.
Place in toaster.
Cut in Diagonal.
You will have 4 diagonal slices so serve 1-2 slices per plate of tagliatelle.
Toasted Sandwich/Wrap | 24/08/11
Picture looks terrible but anyways.
I am sure most of you have your own version of these and is well able to make em, but shur I said I would share mine with ye, if you are interested lol.
- 6 slices of Cooked Sliced Ham - I use wafer thin (or other meat)
- 1/2 of small onion - chopped finely
- 1-2 Mushrooms - chopped finely (people find it odd that I use mushrooms but I love em so ya no lol)
- 2-3tbsp* Grated Mozarella Cheese
- Spread of Butter
- Spread of Mayo (I use Helmanns Garlic Mayo)
- 4 Slices of White Bread (or Brown if you'd prefer)
- OR 2 Tortilla Wraps.
1. Take out the slices of bread, spread butter and mayo on each slice.
2. Place 3 slices of wafer thin ham on top of one slice.
3. Followed by some onion and mushroom.
4. Top it off with cheese and the other slice
5. Repeat 1-4 for second person's sandwich
6. If using a sandwich maker, I recommend to butter the outside of the sandwiches to avoid sticking.
7. If using a grill, just place the sandwiches inside.
8. Cook sandwiches to your own desire. I like mine slightly burnt.
1. Take out 2 tortilla wraps. I use large ones.
2. Spread butter and mayo on each one.
3. Place 3 slices of wafer thin ham on top.
4. Followed by some onion and mushroom.
5. Top it off with cheese.
7. Place in grill.
8. Cook to your own desire.
Cut in half and serve on a plate with Chips, Crisps or Salad.
Thai Green/Red Chicken Curry | 22/08/11
Thai green curry was one of my favourite dishes that Tom Livesey introduced to me. However, I did not ask him for this recipe. Instead I found the recipe on Jamie Olivers site, posted by one of his members. I tweaked it a little bit. Recently my supermarket was out of the Green Curry paste so I decided to replace it with Red Curry paste instead so the same method and ingredients work for both dishes, which is great. :D
- 4 Boneless Chicken Fillets
- Drizzle of Olive Oil
- 2-3tbsp* of Green or Red Curry Paste.
- 2 Cans of Coconut Milk (I like alot of liquid)
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 3 Peppers - Thinly Sliced
- 1tbsp of Oyster Sauce
- Pinch of Salt
- Pinch of Sugar
- Pinch of Pepper
- 100-200g* of Rice
- 3-4 Nests of Egg Noodles (One per person)
*tbsp = table spoon, *g = gram
*Please cook the Rice and Noodles as per packet instructions.
1. Add oil to heated wok.
2. Add Chicken and cook right through until tender.
3. Add Curry Paste. Cook for further one minute.
4. Add Onion and Peppers. Cook until Peppers are Soft. (Or crunchy if you like them like that)
5. Add Oyster Sauce, Sugar and Salt. Cook for 2 minutes.
6. Pour in the cans of Coconut Milk.
7. Add pinch of pepper.
8. Bring to Boil.
9. Simmer for 15minutes.
Chicken Fajitas | 20/08/11
This dish was introduced to me by my boyfriends sister - Suzanne Livesey. I never thought I would eat chicken fajitas, so was surprised to find myself falling in love with this dish also. I have no idea what way she cooks her one because it tastes different to the way I cook it so this one is just done by me throwing a few things together.
You could get an "Old El Paso Fajita Dinner Kit"
but I like to buy just the sauce mix from them instead. This is because I dont like the size of the tortilla wraps inside the box. I find them too small and much prefer to buy a supermarket brand packet of larger ones for cheaper.
I know that usually with dishes like this, they are served with Guacamole, Salsa and Sour Cream but I cant stand Guacamole and Sour Cream so I serve mine with Salsa, Garlic Mayo and Sometimes some Mozzarella Cheese.
- Sprinkle of Olive Oil
- 3 Boneless Chicken Breasts
- 3 Peppers - Thinly Sliced
- 1 Onion - Chopped
- Pack of 6/8 Tortilla Wraps
- Old El Paso Fajita Spice Mix (I use Smokey BBQ but feel free to choose their other options)
- It usually says to just sprinkle this over the chicken but I like to mix it with boiling water to create a sauce so I can have a little more liquid :D.
1. Add oil to heated wok.
2. Add chicken and cook until tender.
3. Add onions and peppers, cook until peppers are soft.
4. Reduce heat and add the spice mix/sauce
5. Bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve on lightly grilled tortillas. Feel free to use the following options on top of your fajita:
Ham & Mushroom Pasta | 20/08/11
This was taken from a recipe from Italian Foodies website. I tweaked it a good bit to be honest. The person who posted it calls it Pasta with Mushrooms.
- 300g* Tagliatelle Pasta (or any other if you prefer)
- 25g Butter
- Sprinkle of Olive Oil
- 2-3 Garlic Cloves Crushed(or more if you prefer)
- Splash of White Wine (Something that you like the taste of)
- 300-400ml* of Double Cream
- 3tbsp* of Grated Parmesan Cheese (or more if you LOVE cheese)
- 300g Mushrooms Sliced
- 3-4 Slices of Cooked Ham (If you can afford it, feel free to use Parma Ham or similar)
- Salt & Pepper
*g = gram, *tbsp = tablespoon, *ml = mililiter,
*Please cook the pasta as instructed on packet
1. Melt butter and oil in pan.
2. Add garlic. Cook for 1 minute.
3. Add mushroom. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
4. Add ham. Cook for 1 minute.
5. Add splash of wine. Simmer until evaporated.
6. Add cream and cheese.
7. Simmer gently until thickened.
Serve on a bed of Tagliatelle Pasta and sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese.