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What dishes do you cook with fresh meat?

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SlightlyMadSweden Thu 27-Sep-07 17:42:22

We are trying to use more fresh meat and less frozen trash, but getting bored of the same dishes.

What dishes to you cook from scratch (and I don't like lamb)?

cottage pie
steak & mushroom pie
stew & dumplings

kebabs (butcher prepped, wouldn't mind 'marinade' ideas)
griddled (with or without Schwartz seasoning, homemade seasonings welcome)
stir fry

gammon steak
proper butchers sausages
griddled (with or without Schwartz seasoning, homemade seasonings welcome)

P.S. please be prepared to provide recipes if someting sounds tastey smile

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 27-Sep-07 17:43:14

Actually that list is longer than I expected, maybe I need to do more of the ones we don't do often....but ideas still welcome

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 17:44:16

Chicken Paprika
Spag Bol
Shepherd's Pie
Mango chicken
chicken korma
toad in the hole

ComeOVeneer Thu 27-Sep-07 17:46:02

Pork medallions with mushroom sauce on tagliatelle.

Pork chops grilled with stuffing (make a sxlit in the middle on wedge stuffing inside).

Chicken breasts wrapped in parma ham and baked

Poached chicken with a chive and lemon sauce.

Beef and guiness stew.

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 17:47:49

Pork with creamy mushrooms. Yum yum.
Chicken fajitas. Having this tonight.

numptysmummy Thu 27-Sep-07 17:51:48

Nab - how do you make the sauce,never cooked with cream before.

numptysmummy Thu 27-Sep-07 17:52:27

Creamy mushrooms that is blush. (sorry for hijack)

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 18:04:05

Hang on. Will go and get the book.

pagwatch Thu 27-Sep-07 18:07:40

Chicken wrapped in ham - but i put a slice of brie or cheddar inside too. Soo easy because I am a sad crap cook - but still trying

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 18:09:53

Pork with Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
Serves 4.
Ready in 30 minutes.
Price per serving £1.75
4 x Asda Good for you! half pork fillets, total weight about 1 kg.
2tbsp sunflower oil.
1 small onion, chopped.
250g Asda chestnut mushrooms, sliced.
1 tbsp frsh thyme leaves, stripped from stalks.
200ml pot Asda creme fraiche
can you tell it is from the asda magazine?

1. Cut the pork into 1cm slices. Heat half the oil and cook the onions until soft and golden. Add the mushrooms and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat the rest of the oil in a non-stick frying pan and cook the pork in batches until golden on each side and cooked through. Add to the mushrooms.
3. Add the creme fraiche and 100ml water. Season and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve with mash and green beans.

Coolmama Thu 27-Sep-07 18:10:26

fresh roast chicken is really easy
- buy a good-sized one as cold chicken can be used for sandwiches and things the next day.
- check for giblets
-cut a lemon in half and put the two halves in carcass
- rub the whole birdwith olive oil and lots of salt(makes the skin crispy)
-put in roasting pan at about 180 DegC for about an hour and three-quarters
Baste every so often
-chicken is cooked when you slice into it and the escaping juice runs clear(no blood)
-serve with veggies or salad
-FYI - this is a very basic recipe, but once you get the hang of it, you can jazz it up all you want.

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 27-Sep-07 18:12:35


Can I have recipe for Mango chicken (is it very sweet?) and Paprika chicken please when you have a mo?


DO you think you could griddle the stuffed pork chops? I assume you are stuffing with sage & onion?

<LIke some of the other ideas but are obvious how to do so please don't be offended if I am not asking for recipe>

Coolmama Thu 27-Sep-07 18:14:10

Also - the waitrose website here
has got loads of lovely recipes that aren't hard. And if the recipe needs something your local supermarket doesn't have, then just substitute with what you can find.

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 18:18:02

Paprika Chicken - actually called Golden Baked Chicken.

60g/2oz flour
1 tbsp/15ml paprika
4 chicken breasts
2tbsp/30ml olive oil

Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Place the flour and paprika in a plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts and shake well until they are well coated. Put the olive oil in a baking dish. Add the chicken breasts and turn them carefully in the oil. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 10 minutes until golden brown, then serve.

NoNickname Thu 27-Sep-07 18:18:58

Ones not mentioned so far that I make are:

Moussaka (supposed to be lamb, I think, but I always use beef mince)
Beef stir-fry (using those ultra-thin steaks, cut up)

Pork chops in orange sauce
Sausage casserole
Pork and apricot casserole

Portuguese chicken (with chorizo, tomatoes, etc)
Moroccan chicken
Thai curry

You said you don't like lamb, but what about duck and venison and the like, for a change?

NAB3 Thu 27-Sep-07 18:21:07

I don't think this is over sweet.

Chicken fillets with mango chutney and apricot.
Makes 2 adult portions.
2 chicken breasts, off the bone and skinned.
1 tbsp apricot jam.
1 tbsp mango chutney
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Worcester sauce
1tbsp lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients together for the sauce.
Put the chicken into a small ovenproof dish, pour over the sauce and cover the dish with foil. Bake in a preheated oven to 180C, 350F, gas 4 for 30 minutes.

SlightlyMadSweden Thu 27-Sep-07 18:22:04

NN, I think I will stick to beef, chicken (or turkey) and pork....

Coolmama Thu 27-Sep-07 18:22:44

Also - once you get handy at making a good mince sauce - it can be served with a multitude of things as well as frozen etc and is very handy!

We do more fish than meat, but a lovely chicken marinade is apricot jam and thinned with a bit of hot water -
or marinate chicken in soy sauce, honey, mustard and olive oil.

SlightlyMadSweden Fri 28-Sep-07 17:46:24

Any more

COV DO you think you could griddle the stuffed pork chops? I assume you are stuffing with sage & onion?

laloop Fri 28-Sep-07 18:28:30

Beef Stroganoff

- 225g Sirloin, cut into strips
- 3tbsp flour mixed with 1tsp paprika, salt and pepper
- 75g butter
- 1tbs olive oil
- 175g sliced onion
- 175g sliced mushrooms
- 1tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 pot soured cream (or can use Greek yoghurt if you want to keep cals slightly lower)

Need 2 pans for this. Roll beef in seasoned flour and fry off in butter and a drop of oil in one pan. Fry off onions and mushrooms in other pan with olive oil. Stir mustard into cooked mushrooms and onions. Transfer beef and juices into vegetable pan. Stir in soured cream and warm through. Serve with rice or noodles.

Coolmama Fri 28-Sep-07 18:33:45

pork steaks with parmesan and tomato crust
tandoorie-style chicken
veal escalope with egg and parmesan
Lamb chops with Lea and Perrins marinade

iota Fri 28-Sep-07 18:35:05

my dh is cooking this tonight for the first time. I hope it's good

SlightlyMadSweden Fri 28-Sep-07 19:08:16

Oooh, iota do report back that looks yummy...

iota Fri 28-Sep-07 19:12:43

will be eating in a few minutes, I hope smile

iota Mon 01-Oct-07 14:57:59

mmmmmm Jamie Oliver recipe was a hit. I recommend you try it

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