We have friends coming on sunday for lunch and i'd really like to do something in the slow cooker so that I can prepare it early and also not worry if they are late arriving etc. (One family have explained that they might be delayed). I don't have any recipes for tried and tested slighter grander dishes, only the usual lamb casserole, chilli etc. Any ideas gratefully received. TIA
I had family coming over on new years day. I made a really really lovely beef casserole. Mash and steamed veg. It went down so well. Granted it wasnt posh at all... but everyone had seconds and some had thirds! I brought really top quality beef, browned it off. Sauted onions, carrots, leeks and a little bit of parsnip with some tyme. Deglazed the pan with red wine and homemade beef stock. Chucked in a tin of top quality toms, salt and peper and left it for about 10 hours.
The meatballs sound nice and so does the monkfish (one of my guests is pregnant - is cooked fish okay?). What's the persian chicken got in it as that sounds interesting too and I like the idea of serving with couscous - nice and easy to make!!
What book have you got as I need to buy a slow cooker one - my book is too american and I can't get half of the ingredients!
Hi it is called Ultimate Slow Cooker by Sara Lewis - I picked it up a couple of weeks ago for £4 at a BookEvents sale...
The monkfish does sound good and would be fine for pg lady, but I have just looked and it may be a bit more timing dependent than the meat dishes - says to check the fish is cooked til opaque...
persian chicken has chicken drumsticks and thighs, turmeric, paprika, onions, garlic, ginger, baby spinach - no chilli so sweetly spicy I should think. Sounds very easy, less involved that the fish and the meatballs