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Recipe: Muntjac Meatballs

I arrived in Melbourne 6 days ago and have found that I have a lot of time on my hands at the moment while I look for work. Despite feeling a little lost without a job to head to every morning, it has been good in many ways, mainly due to the fact that I can cook breakfast and dinner every single day! I saw this recipe on Foodsessed and tried Mike Robinson’s Muntjac meatballs yesterday, but as muntjac (a small deer) is so hard to find, we used lamb mince instead. Recipe For the Muntballs 250g (8.81 ounce) minced Muntjac – I used lamb 250g (8.81 ounce) Ricotta cheese 100g (3.52 ounce) finely grated Parmesan cheese A little grated lemon zest One egg Salt to taste For the sauce Two large jars of good quality Passata A man size knob of butter Three smashed cloves of garlic Salt to taste A pinch of sugar to sweeten things up A sprinkle of fresh basil to finish Grated nutmeg to finish I used the following inforgraphic …

Recipe: Dutch Mustard Soup

This Dutch Mustard Soup is the perfect winter warming dinner. Make enough and you have a delicious lunch the next day, too. Ingredients 1.l water 2 chicken stock cubes 125ml creme fraiche 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 125 ml cream cheese 4 tbsp cornflour 1 spring onion, chopped 5 rashers bacon, sliced and fried Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle Salt and pepper to season Method 1. Bring water to boil. Add creme fraiche, mustard and cheese and whip until smooth. 2. Add cornflour. When the soup thickens, add salt and pepper to taste. 3. Garnish with spring onion, bacon bits and olive oil.

Recipe – Steak San Marino

This is the first in a series of recipes that I will be posting from a challenge that my ex boyfriend and I set ourselves when the Olympics came to London – we attempted to cook a dish from every country that took part in the games and called the challenge Eat the Olympics. We only made it to 170 something out of 204 but had some incredible experiences along the way, including a supper club and trips to Marrakech and Brazil. Steak San Marino was one of our favourites and we scored it gold. Ingredients: 1kg topside beef steaks Plain flour 2 tsp salt 2 tsp ground black pepper 1 x tin chopped tomatoes 100ml red wine 1 medium onion 4 carrots 3 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp hot sauce Method: 1. Peel and chop into chunks the onion and carrots 2. Cut the steak into four serving portions 3. Combine the flour and salt and pepper and coat the steaks with the flour mix. Coat the bottom of an oven proof …

Recipe: Bavette Steak with Chimichurri

I can’t tell you how much I am loving living down the road from a Ginger Pig butcher, particularly as my weekend walks around Victoria Park are ending with a trip to pick up a steak for dinner. Although I adore fillet steak, I prefer to cook bavette, not just because it never fails on the flavour stakes (pun intended), but because it’s also ridiculously cheap. A steak for one costs a mere £3.50. What I also love about steak is that it is super easy to cook. All I did was pan fry it for 2 ½ minutes on each side, dressed it with a homemade chimichurri and a mound of leafy salad. Bavette Steak with Chimichurri  Ingredients 100ml red wine vinegar 50ml extra virgin olive oil Large handful of parsley, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed Pinch of chilli flakes 1 Bavette steak Salt and pepper to season 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (for frying) Method Start by taking the steak out of the fridge half an hour before you want to cook …

Recipe: Homemade Hummus with Aubergine Salad and Halloumi

There is something so satisfying about making your own hummus. I also adore the Moroccan tomato salad that I learned to make on my trip to Marrakech a couple of years ago and can’t get enough of grilled halloumi. Put it all together and you get a delicious brunch dish. Hummus with Aubergine Salad and Halloumi Ingredients For the hummus 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tin chickpeas 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp ground cumin 180g tahini 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp paprika (plus a bit extra for dusting) Salt (to season) For the aubergine 1 whole aubergine, cubed 1 x good quality tin of plum tomatoes 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp turmeric Salt and pepper to season Big glug of rapeseed or olive oil, for frying Method 1. Make the hummus. Place all ingredients in a food processor and whizz until smooth. Season or add more lemon juice if need be. 2. Heat a big glug of oil in a pan and fry aubergine for 10 minutes, or until soft. 3. Add …