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    filigree
    online recipe sites for the UK
    • #1
    • 13th Aug 04, 7:32 PM
    online recipe sites for the UK 13th Aug 04 at 7:32 PM
    Does anyone have a good source of family/frugal recipes that are suitable for cooking in this country?

    I'm asking this because I have a ham shank (bargain) and no idea what to do with the thing! !I don't have time to faff about tonight so I'll bung it in the freezer till I can find a suitable recipe.

    I was hoping to roast it for a hot meal, then use the bone and leftovers to make soup or casserole. !I can't find any recipes for roasting this cut.

    I've tried Delia, and Google, but mostly I find recipes with an American slant. !I don't want to drench the thing in honey/syrup/treacle, I just want a roast dindins!

    I've got puy lentils, yellow split peas, barley, lots of herbs and spices, and of course I can go out and buy fresh veggies to go with it. !Any ideas?
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  • trafalgar
    • #2
    • 13th Aug 04, 7:49 PM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 13th Aug 04, 7:49 PM
    http://www.bobjude.co.uk/bobjude/recipes/pease.html

    Recipe two

    http://www.nifda.co.uk/viewrecipe.asp?id=68

    or

    http://www.aspecialplace.net/MariesCookbook/easter_recipes.htm#Easter%20Ham

    I know it ain't easter but who cares ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 14th Aug 04, 12:29 AM
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    • #3
    • 14th Aug 04, 12:29 AM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 14th Aug 04, 12:29 AM
    the middle link was exceelent, had a peek and saved to favs, thanks.
    • jordylass
    • By jordylass 19th Aug 04, 8:43 PM
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    • #4
    • 19th Aug 04, 8:43 PM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 19th Aug 04, 8:43 PM
    Nigella does a fantastic ham roast in Coca Cola. Think the recipe is on the channel 4 site
    • jordylass
    • By jordylass 19th Aug 04, 8:46 PM
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    • 19th Aug 04, 8:46 PM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 19th Aug 04, 8:46 PM
    this is the link


    http://www.stylenetwork.com/Shows/Nigella/Recipes/hamincoke.html

    And the US version


    Bake a moist ham. Empty a can of Coca-Cola into the baking pan, wrap the ham in aluminum foil, and bake. Thirty minutes before the ham is finished, remove the foil, allowing the drippings to mix with the Coke for a sumptuous brown gravy.
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 20th Aug 04, 12:22 PM
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    • 20th Aug 04, 12:22 PM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 20th Aug 04, 12:22 PM
    hmm that sounds vile. :-X
  • filigree
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    • 20th Aug 04, 2:37 PM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 20th Aug 04, 2:37 PM
    Thanks for the tips - eventually I decided to boil it, and served it with leek sauce. Yum

    The bone is now simmering for stock to make soup out of the leftovers, so that's three meals out of 2 worth of ham shank. Bargain!
  • trafalgar
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    • 20th Aug 04, 2:47 PM
    Re: online recipe sites for the UK
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    • 20th Aug 04, 2:47 PM
    My mum back in the 'good old days',when we were poor :-/

    Used to put it in the pot and just keep adding stuff..............started off like stew and ended up as broth.......tasted a bit differant each day but it was looooooovely ;D
    • southantrim3
    • By southantrim3 9th Dec 09, 12:13 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 12:13 PM
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    • 9th Dec 09, 12:13 PM
    I know this is resurrecting an old thread, a very old thread at that! I'm also aware that the original query was with regard to ham but also in connection with budget meals. A uk based site was requested.
    I've recently just come across it (even though I'm a bloke and not a parent) as I was looking for a receipe for Tuna/Pasta bake to use up left overs.
    The site is called www.netmums.com and is well worth checking out. It's got various categories of recepies including budget. They seem to be relatively straight forward as well. Hope this helps.
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