Roasted cornish hen, by pierre franey

Ingredients

4 cornish hens (about 1 lb each)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 tbsp dry
4 garlic cloves peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 med onion peeled and quartered
1/4 cup dry white wine

3/4 cup fresh or canned chicken broth

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 450

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Lasagna, northern italian style

Ingredients

12 oz lasagna noodles
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 cups grated parmesan
6 tbsp butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
2 1/2 cups milk
bolognese meat sauce 888
1/4 cup finely chopped pancetta,
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb mild italian sausage
1 28 oz can tomatoes, cut up
1 cup chopped onions

1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup snipped parsley
6-12 oz tomato paste
1/2 tsp chicken boullion granules
1 cup white wine
garlic, oregano and basil to taste.

How to prepare

Cook pasta in boiling salted water just till tender (do not overcook); drain. Rinse in cold water; drain. Next combine cheeses. For white sauce in saucepan melt butter stir in flour, white pepper, nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add milk; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Arrange a single layer of pasta in bottom of greased 13x9x2″ baking dish. Spread with 1/3 white sauce 1/3 meat sauce, and 1/3 cheese mixture. Repeat two more times. Cover and bake in 350

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Salt baked – stuffed chicken

Ingredients

3 lb fryer
6 lb rock salt
parchment paper
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 whole star anise
2 tbsp sherry
1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped

How to prepare

Wash chicken & pat dry. Swab cavity with sherry; stuff with ginger, garlic & green onions; seal with clip or string. Rub outside of chicken with dark soy sauce; allow to stand until soy sauce is absorbed
wrap chicken in 3 layers of parchment paper, tie with string, coat outer layer with peanut oil
in wok or lg pot, heat rock salt, stirring periodically, until it begins to brown. Place wrapped chicken in rock salt, spooning some salt around sides & over top. Cook for about 10 minutes. Turn over chicken, cover with rock salt (but always have at least 2″ layer of salt under chicken) & cook for another 10 minutes. This cooking time will give a moist, slightly underdone chicken. Increase baking time to 15 minutes on each side, for well done
remove chicken from salt; strip off paper; allow to stand for 15 minutes to cool & congeal juices. Cut in half, then into bite-size pieces. Serve with soy dip. Yield: 4 servings

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Potato and beet salad

Ingredients

1 3/4 lbs red potatoes
2 16-oz cans whole pickled beets, drained (reserve 1/2 cup juice), cut into 1/2″ dice
2 cups finely chopped red onion
2 medium pippin apples, peeled, cut into 1/2″ dice

1 cup drained sliced bread and butter pickles, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp (or more) red wine vinegar
2 tsp sugar
white pepper
drained capers
chopped hard-boiled egg yolks

Chopped fresh parsley
sour cream (optional)
pickled herring (optional)

How to prepare

Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain and cool. Peel and cut into 1/2″ dice. Place potatoes in large bowl. Add beets, onion, apples and pickles mix reserved beet juice, 2 tbsp vinegar and sugar in a small bowl. Pour over salad. Toss gently. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours. (can be prepared 1 day ahead; keep refrigerated.) Taste salad, adding more vinegar if tangier flavor is desired. Mound salad on large platter. Garnish top center with capers. Sprinkle chopped egg and parsley in rings around capers. Serve passing sour cream separately if desired. Many scandinavians also add chopped pickled herring to this traditional salad. Serves: 8

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CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPE ft Levi Roots – SORTED

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To celebrate Chinese New Year and in particular, the Year of the Dragon, we invited the biggest dragon slayer we could find into the SORTED kitchen to cook up a Chinese treat. Levi Roots joins us to cook our sesame prawn toast recipe, which is smothered with prawns and served with a fresh, zingy beansprout salad. This will beat the Chinese takeaway every time! Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at SORTED! Get the recipe at sortedfood.com Find out more about Levi Roots here: reggae-reggae.co.uk Take a sneaky look at our next recipe here http Share your cooking results with us: facebook.com twitter.com

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CHINESE NEW YEAR RECIPE ft Levi Roots – SORTED

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Cobb salad

Ingredients

1/2 head iceberg lettuce
1/2 bunch watercress
1 bunch curly endive (small bunch)
1/2 head romaine
2 tbsp minced chives
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded & diced

1 whole chicken breast; cooked, boned, skinned & diced
6 slices bacon; cooked, diced
1 avocado; peeled and diced
3 hard-cooked eggs; diced
1/2 cup crumbled roquefort cheese

Special french dressing:

1/4 cup water
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp dry mustard
1/2 garlic clove; minced
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup vegetable oil

How to prepare

Chop lettuce, watercress, endive and romaine in very fine pieces. Mix in 1 large wide bowl or 6 individual wide shallow bowls. Add chives. Arrange tomatoes, chicken, bacon, avocado and eggs in narrow strips or wedges across top of greens. Sprinkle with cheese. Chill.
Meanwhile, to make dressing, combine water, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, worcestershire, mustard, garlic and oils. Chill. At serving time, shake dressing well. At table, pour 1/2 cup dressing over salad and toss. Pass remaining dressing at table.
Created by: original hollywood brown derby, hollywood (servings 6)

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Psari spetsiotiko

Ingredients

2 lb fish, cleaned whole or steaks
1 salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1 lemon’s juice
4 tomatoes; peeled and chopped
1/4 cup white wine, (or more)
4 garlic cloves; sliced

1/2 tsp sugar
1 salt & freshly ground pepper
1 cup fresh parsley; chopped
1 bread crumbs
1 tomato juice (if necessary)

How to prepare

Wash and dry the fish, then sprinkle with salt and lemon juice, particularly inside the neck area if using fish with heads on. Arrange on a baking-serving dish and set aside while you prepare the sauce. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the tomatoes, wine, garlic, and sugar and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. (the amount of garlic may be reduced, but it is the most important ingredient.) Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the fish with a light coating of bread crumbs and then with the chopped parsley, then spoon the hot sauce over the fish. Repeat this procedure until all the sauce has been used, ending with a topping of bread crumbs. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of the fish, basting twice with the sauce. (a golden crust will form on the fish, characteristic of this famous style.) During the baking period, add some wine or tomato juice if necessary; some sauce should remain around the fish. Serve hot.

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Vietnamese warm beef salad

Ingredients

Dressing 888
1 medium red onion, peeled and cut into paper-thin strips
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt & ground black pepper
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp olive oil freshly beef 888
1 lb beef sirloin or other tender cut (eye of round, filet of beef)
10 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp nuoc mam (vietnamese fish
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
freshly ground black pepper
1 head chicory (frisee)
1/2 head of soft lettuce, such as boston, red leaf or oak leaf
1 small bunch of watercress
2 tbsp vegetable oil

How to prepare

Make the dressing: combine the onion, garlic, sugar, salt, vinegar, olive oil and black pepper to taste in a large salad bowl; mix well. Set aside. Prepare the beef: cut the beef against the grain into thin 1 by 2″ strips. In a bowl, combine the beef, half of the minced garlic (reserve remaining half for frying), fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar and ground black pepper to taste. Let stand for 30 minutes. Clean the lettuces and watercress. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Add the greens to the dressing, but do not toss. Preheat a large skillet over high heat and add the vegetable oil. Fry the remaining minced garlic until fragrant and golden. Add the beef and saut quickly, shaking the pan, over high heat to sear, about 1 minute (the beef should be medium-rare). Pour the seared meat over the greens and toss gently. Divide the warm salad among 4 individual plates. Sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper and serve with french bread, if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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Russian string beans with herb vinaigrette

Ingredients

3/4 lb green beans, ends trimmed
lobio vinaigrette dressing:
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tbsp chopped onions
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp salad oil
salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste

How to prepare

Cut beans into 2″ lengths and boil in salted water until barely tender, about five to six minutes. Immediately drain and rinse with cold water and ice cubes to set the color; drain. To make the dressing: in a small bowl, combine the parsley, onions, cilantro, garlic and vinegar. Slowly whisk in the oil; season to taste. Place string beans in a salad bowl and toss with the dressing. Allow to set at room temperature at least an hour for flavors to mingle. If made early in the day, refrigerate and bring to room temperature before serving. Yield: four servings.

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Greek potato salad

Ingredients

6 potatoes, boiled in skin
2 mild onions, sliced thin
1/2 cup ev olive oil
1/2 cup strained lemon juice
1/2 tsp crushed, dried oregano
8 – 12 black greek olives
salt and ground pepper to taste

How to prepare

Peel and cube the potatoes while still warm and combine them with the onions in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients except the olives, toss gently but thoroughly. Adjust seasoning, add the olives.

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