Steak San Marino (San Marino)

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: Peel and chop into chunks the onion and carrots Cut the steak into four serving portions Combine the flour and salt and pepper and coat the steaks with the flour mix. Coat the bottom of an oven proof pan with a little oil and place the steaks in the…

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Poulet au Coco (Chicken with coconut – Comoros)

Poulet au Coco (Chicken with coconut - Comoros)

Ingredients: 1kg chicken breast, diced 25g butter 2 onions, chopped 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp curry powder 1 x tin coconut milk 1 tsp fresh thyme 5 spring onions, chopped 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped Method: Fry the chicken in the butter until golden brown on all sides then add the onion, garlic and curry powder. Stir-fry the mixture for 5 minutes then add the coconut milk, thyme, spring onions and parsley Season with salt and pepper, stir well and allow to simmer for 20 minutes Serve on a…

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Pain Perdu (French toast)

Pain Perdu (French toast)

Ingredients: For the Pain Perdu: 2 large eggs 70g golden caster sugar 100g whole milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 4 slices of bread or brioche 40g butter, unsalted For the fruit and syrup: 2 tbsp water 50g golden caster sugar 30g butter, unsalted, cold, diced 100g strawberries, stalks removed, washed and cut in half (or quartered if large) 100g blueberries, washed Method: Making the egg mix: Pre heat the oven to 150°C In a large bowl, beat the egg in the sugar to dissolve and gradually pour in the milk…

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Azerbaijan pilaf (Azerbaijan)

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup of blanched almonds 2 tbsp butter 1 cup brown basmati rice 2 cups of chicken stock 1/2 tsp of white sesame seeds 1/4 tsp of ground ginger 1/4 tsp of salt Freshly ground black pepper   Method: Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C Toast ¾ of the almonds in a frying pan on a medium heat. Be careful not to burn Melt butter in a heavy oven proof casserole dish on a medium heat Add the rice and stir with a wooden spoon until for…

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