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Cook Something Different Challenge

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  • sunflower76
    sunflower76 Posts: 560 Forumite
    edited 2 January 2010 at 4:34PM
    As promised here's the recipe for Pumpkin and Apple Soup. It's from the Abel & Cole Cookbook: Easy, Seasonal, Organic but isn't on their website.
    1. Preheat your over to 220
    2. Peel, core and chop 3 eating apples into 2.5cm pieces
    3. Chop and de-seed your pumpkin (small). (I left the skin on and peeled it off once roasted but you could peel before cooking if you wanted
    4. Bung your apple and pumpkin pieces into a shallow ovenproof dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper and chilli flakes. Add a glug or two of olive oil and a drizzle of honey
    5. Roast for 30 minutes or so, until the pumpkin is tender
    6. Transfer everything into saucepan (remember to remove the pumpkin skin if you haven't already) and add 2 mugs of chicken or vegetable stock
    7. Simmer for 15 minutes
    8. Blitz with blender
    9. Serve with toasted pumpkin seeds and a big wodge of HM bread
    This is quite a nice soup but quite sweet; perfect for when you're feeling a little under the weather.

    My Soup
  • gerturdeanna
    gerturdeanna Posts: 4,350 Forumite
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    Hi all - I love to join in this if I may!
    OH gifted me Jamies American book and Gordon's pub grub book for crimbo - I love reading recipe books and borrow them from the library!!

    I'm doing my something new tonight - its similar to the tenderloin pork already mentioned. I've wrapped it in foil with some herbs, few cloves of garlic, glug of olive oil and glug of white wine - am going to shove it in the oven in a bit for 30-40mins and serve with carrots,brocolli and potatoes.

    Hope it comes out nice!
    Made it - 15 years married!! Finally!! xx:beer:
  • hotcookie101
    hotcookie101 Posts: 2,060 Forumite
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    Ladyhawk wrote: »
    I was given a recipe tin full of Philly recipes for Christmas... your choice looks really yummy... except I really don't like warm smoked salmon.

    Neither do I really, but this will be added right at the last minute so hoping that the salmon stays uncooked! I don't mind it with scrambled eggs, but really have to eat it very quickly.
  • nearlyrich
    nearlyrich Posts: 13,698 Forumite
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    Nelski wrote: »
    that made me smile ladyhawk- I love pork so thanks for that

    btw Im a singlish gal too so I know what you mean about getting bored with same old same old. I am determined though to try some new ingredients and if need be do a lot of freezing:D I think I have my plan for one of the meals for this week.....can you believe I have never actually had fresh tuna (although I keep the dolphin free nets busy for my lunches:cool:) so I am heading towards a Marcus Wareing Seared Tuna Recipe which before I get detention I will try to find a link for or post up what im going to do. Now how and where to get one nice piece of fresh tuna in my town......the hunt is on:j

    Anyone else chose a recipe for next week yet?


    Not quite where you are but not too far, Bury has an award winning fish market, you can get fresh tuna and anything else you fancy;)
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  • Nelski wrote: »
    Heres something I have wanted to do for a while so I thought I would get some inspiration from the lovely OSers again:D

    I have a slight addiction to cookery books (particularly the gorgeous chef ones think James and Jamie :)) which i adoring peruse then put back on the shelf and head for my usual meal of chilli :rolleyes: I also have 2 lever arch files of recipes carefully clipped from magazines.

    Not very money saving really - all that wasted paper and wasted efforts by those cute chefs. So............heres my challenge for 2010

    Each week I am going to cook at least one thing I have never cooked before and challenge my skills as a cook (from a fairly low base i have to say) and also to challenge my tastebuds to try some different things.

    So today I am starting as i mean to go on by cooking Jamies Roast Pork with balsamic baked roast potatoes and red onions. Not a massive stretch really but its a start for me:D

    Anyone wanna join in and we can share our experiences?

    Whoever has taken over Nelski's MSE account please leave it alone!

    We KNOW this isn't Nels as there are NO naked pictures of any decent looking men and this impersonator is suggesting that we all cook:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::D:p:p:p

    PP
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  • Nelski
    Nelski Posts: 15,197 Forumite
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    Whoever has taken over Nelski's MSE account please leave it alone!

    We KNOW this isn't Nels as there are NO naked pictures of any decent looking men and this impersonator is suggesting that we all cook:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::D:p:p:p

    PP
    xx

    lol PP well it is me i can assure you but to prove the point............

    james-martin.jpg

    im keeping the naked ones to myself:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
  • gerturdeanna
    gerturdeanna Posts: 4,350 Forumite
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    nearlyrich wrote: »
    Not quite where you are but not too far, Bury has an award winning fish market, you can get fresh tuna and anything else you fancy;)


    I'll second that!! Bury meat and fish market is great!! Love it on a Saturday afternoon around 3:30 too when they're getting rid of stuff cheap!
    Made it - 15 years married!! Finally!! xx:beer:
  • *Jellie*
    *Jellie* Posts: 3,018 Forumite
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    Made my Teryaki seared tuna and noodles tonight. Took 5 mins and tasted delish!
    Only alteration was that I also fried off some frozen peppers for a couple of minutes and put them onto the noodles before the tune.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/teryakisearedtunawit_81381.shtml
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  • *Jellie*
    *Jellie* Posts: 3,018 Forumite
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    Neither do I really, but this will be added right at the last minute so hoping that the salmon stays uncooked! I don't mind it with scrambled eggs, but really have to eat it very quickly.

    I have the same problem. I did a version of this recently but used salmon steaks (is that the correct term?). I cooked them in the G Foreman and broke up into small pieces before mixing in.
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  • hotcookie101
    hotcookie101 Posts: 2,060 Forumite
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    The smoked salmon pasta was lovely-the salmon stayed nice and non "cooked" I don't like smoked salmon to be opaque
    However-if I make in future will ensure I keep some of the pasta water back to thin the sauce out as it was quite claggy.
    I also added some frozen peas to the pasta as it was cooking. Oh and I used linguine not tagliatelle
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