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  1. pinkcherrychef

    Indian Lemonade

    This recipe I learned years ago when I still lived in America. I was obsessed with knowing all the plants that were edible and used for medicinal properties in my state. The book I read had a recipe similar to this and it said the name was Indian Lemonade and it was made from fresh sumac berries...
  2. Herbie

    Recipe Za'atar

    I love Za'atar especially in the summer in salads on humous. Here is my take on it: 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds 3 tbsp sumac 2 tbsp thyme 4 tbsp oregano maldon sea salt to taste. I think put in two teaspoons I used this to sprinkled on tahini cream for this cauliflower steak with sumac and...
  3. Herbie

    Recipe Cauliflower steaks

    There was a bit of a PR problem for M&S earlier this year for selling cauliflower 'steaks' with a dressing for £2ish. So I made my own for a tiny fraction of the price. Cauliflower: Cauliflower cut the steaks about 1cm thick (I had a small cauliflower so only managed two steaks. (I'll use the...
  4. Masticator

    Recipe Iranian / Persian Kibudeh

    Kubideh ( Kebabs) Ingredients 1 lb lean ground beef one med onion, minced (via food processor), juice squeezed out in cloth 1 TBS lemon juice and/or sumac spice 1 tsp salt 1 pkt beef Bovril pinch MSG (optional) ½ tsp pepper 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin ½ tsp cinnamon or allspice ½ tsp thyme...
  5. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Spice Challenge - Spice of the Month (February 2018): Sumac

    Each month we showcase a different spice. Its over to you to come up with your tips, tricks or recipes using the spice. There is a prize for the most interesting idea or recipe (to be posted anywhere in the world, customs permitting). Just add your ideas to this thread or if you have a recipe...
  6. Elawin

    Recipe Beetroot and Pink Peppercorn Gratin

    Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 35 minutes Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes Serves: 6 Comforting and colourful, this hearty gratin gets its mild warmth and fruity, spiced edge from the pink peppercorns. A food processor or mandolin will make quick work of the prep, otherwise...
  7. Elawin

    Recipe Spiced Buttered Rice

    Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 25-30 minutes Serves 2 as part of a main course Ingredients: 150 g rice 300 ml boiling water, plus extra for soaking 100 g pitted dates, or other dried soft fruit of choice 10 strands of saffron 50 g of chopped nuts 1 tbsp unsalted butter 2 whole...
  8. Sandra

    Recipe Dark chocolate mousse and sichuan peppercorns

    Ingredients: 130 gr dark chocolate ( I used 72%) 250 gr fresh cream Sichuan peppercorns Cinnamon stick Method: Cut the dark chocolate into pieces and put them in a bowl. Bring to a boil 125g of cream with sichuan peppercorns and cinnamon stick. Filter the cream with a strainer and pour it over...
  9. ElizabethB

    Recipe Pepper Shrimp

    My first thought was Pepper Crusted Steak. @Yorky got there ahead of me so I decided to do shrimp not realizing that @Yorky had a recipe for that as well. The pepper was ground and the shrimp ready for seasoning so pepper shrimp it is. For the shrimp 1 lb. large shrimp. Heads removed. Shell...
  10. Yorky

    Recipe Pepper steak

    Ingredients 2 x 250 gm Beef fillets, at least 25mm thick. 1 tblsp Prepared mustard sauce Salt 2 tblsp Cracked black peppercorns 1 tblsp Olive oil 150 ml Beef stock 100 ml Plain yoghurt Method Sprinkle the salt over both sides of the fillets then brush both sides with the mustard sauce...
  11. Yorky

    Recipe Salt and Pepper Prawns

    Ingredients. tablespoons flour 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons sea salt 500 g prawns, shelled and deveined 2 tablespoons olive oil Method. Mix the flour, pepper and salt in a bowl. Add the prawns and toss well to ensure they are coated. Heat the oil in a frying pan or...
  12. Herbie

    Recipe Salt and chilli pepper squid

    We love squid. I must post my recipe for Portuguese squid stew, which is slow cooked until tender. This recipe is quick-cooked so it is also tender. 5 squid. Prepared and tube cut into rings and tentacle part cut in two is large. 2 bowls of potato or corn flour/starch (the photo is corn...
  13. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Spice Challenge - Spice of the Month (January 2018): Peppercorns

    Each month we showcase a different spice. I'll be writing up some information about the spice and its over to you to come up with your tips, tricks or recipes using the spice. There is a prize for the most interesting idea or recipe (to be posted anywhere in the world, customs permitting). Just...
  14. Herbie

    Recipe Kung Pao Fish

    Well, a sort-of Kung Pao Fish! I started with this recipe: Kung Pao Fish With Dried Chilies and Sichuan Peppercorns but I did not have all the ingredients and as it is a bank holiday I could not just pop out. I am sure it would be a lot better with proper ingredients (scallions, the bean sauce...
  15. Yorky

    Recipe Black Pepper Sauce

    Ingredients 125 ml Plain yoghurt 1 tblsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tblsp Whisky 1 tblsp Whole black peppercorns Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the plain yoghurt in a small saucepan stirring continuously until almost boiling (do not boil). Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and...
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