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    Allexie
    Any ideas for picnic food??
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    • 25th Apr 05, 1:24 PM
    Any ideas for picnic food?? 25th Apr 05 at 1:24 PM
    The recent sunshine has made me start to think of picnics

    I nearly always end up doing quiche/salads/breads...with avocado or grapefruit to start and trifle or profiteroles as the pud and its getting a bit boring.

    Would love to hear of any interesting (and portable) ideas......







    *I once saw a telly-chef do a dish with a hollowed out loaf which was then filled with 'something?' - the lid was put back on and it was wrapped in clingfilm and a weight placed on top. Can anyone enlighten me *
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  • Lucie
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    • 25th Apr 05, 1:39 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 1:39 PM
    Mmmmmmm. Love picnics

    We have done the squashed sandwich thing in the past:
    Best bread is a ciabatta or a pain rustique type of thing - some thing reasonably big & flattish. Split in half (whole loaf)
    Choose your filling - I like ham, mozzarela, tomatoes, onions but you can put whatever you like in. It needs to be quite full.
    Squash down & wrap tightly in clingfilm. Put it in the fridge for a while under something heavy to compress it even more.
    When you get to your picnic destination you can unwrap & cut into slices - stays together much better than normal sandwiches.
    We also like cold cooked chicken legs & cold thingytail sausages.
  • Lillibet
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    • 25th Apr 05, 1:52 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 1:52 PM
    Scotch eggs, chicken legs & sausage rolls are my picnic favourites. Also french bread & fillings to make up yourself , cherry tomatoes & a bottle of spritzer or bucks fizz to enjoy in the sun
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    • By Murtle 25th Apr 05, 3:40 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 3:40 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 3:40 PM
    chips and dips
    carrot sticks/cucumber/cauliflower florets and dips
    pitta breads and fillings (either cut length ways or in half)
    wraps - easy to make and easy to eat!!! Roasted veggies are great!
    small pasties - easy to make yourself, and put whatever you want in them

    can't think of anything else for now...but will post again if brain moves out of neutral!!!
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 25th Apr 05, 3:52 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 3:52 PM
    sausage and rice salad
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    • 25th Apr 05, 3:52 PM
    Perhaps try my recipe for my World Famous Sausage and Rice Salad
    Last edited by squeaky; 25-04-2005 at 5:30 PM.
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  • Lyndsay_21
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:26 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:26 PM
    chicken drumsticks/leg thingys cooked in the oven then eaten cold at picnic how about HM potato salad (yummy) or instead of sandwiches wraps instead
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    • By elona 25th Apr 05, 4:33 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:33 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:33 PM
    Or stuffed pitta breads
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  • Allexie
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:36 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:36 PM
    Lucie....

    That sounds good....I'm sure I've seen a version made with something cooked...might have been oven roast veggies with olives and capers...that kind of thing..... might just have to experiment.....




    Squeaks...

    I like the sound of that too but I'm a veggie - wonder what I could substitute for the bangers...(don't say veggie-bangers... )



    *why haven't you posted this in the recipes thingy with just a link here...like wot you told me to do???*



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    • By squeaky 25th Apr 05, 4:40 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:40 PM
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    • 25th Apr 05, 4:40 PM
    Squeaks...

    I like the sound of that too but I'm a veggie - wonder what I could substitute for the bangers...(don't say veggie-bangers... )

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    by Allexie
    I thought you were a veggie judging by your posts in recipes, but I figured you would know of something you could substitute (nut cutlets) for the sausages.

    I wasn't sure about posting it in recipes but I suppose I could. So when I've had a I shall do exactly that
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  • Allexie
    I thought you were a veggie judging by your posts in recipes, but I figured you would know of something you could substitute (nut cutlets) for the sausages.
    by squeaky
    Hmmm...I wonder...mini falafels, cubes of feta cheese, strips of char-grilled peppers.....

    I'm really looking forward to the bank holiday week-end. Mind you, it will probably now!
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    • By Curry Queen 25th Apr 05, 6:53 PM
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    Curry Queen
    Tamsin Day-Lewis did a roasted veggie summer salad type recipe that looked yum ... I'll look it out for you and post it to the recipe thread
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  • Luis
    Beeeyootiful veggie rice salad idea:

    Some rice
    some eggs
    some peanuts
    some mayonnaise

    Boil rice & allow to cool
    hard boil eggs and allow to cool
    dice eggs
    throw rice, egg and peanuts in together and mix with mayo til you get a nice sticky consistency

    Trust me, this is a family favourite and has been for decades.

    Other ideas -

    onion tart (HM made with shortcrust pastry base, loads of fried onions in a creamy quichey filling - so tasty)

    The old cheese n pineapple on sticks (making a comeback......)

    salsa and dipping things - all dips really, and all dipping things

    strawbs and cream (de rigeur surely?)
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 25th Apr 05, 8:19 PM
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    squeaky
    Peanuts in any salad work a treat!
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    • By Iona_Penny 25th Apr 05, 10:47 PM
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    Grate red leicester cheese and mix with small amount of spread and english mustard to make a spreadable goo.
    Take slices of white bread, cut crusts off and then roll flat with rolling pin. Spread bread with cheese mixture, place one skinless sausage on end and roll up; secure with cocktail stick. Bake in hot oven so cheese melts and bread 'toasts'. Delicious warm but cool and carry in air tight container so they stay crunchy. Variation on sausage roll theme!
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    • By squeaky 25th Apr 05, 11:26 PM
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    squeaky
    Bake for how long at what temp? Tell me quick 'cos I want one!
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  • ET03
    how about a mix of chicken with fajita seasoning and yoghurt or sour cream
    with a salad or some marinated veg, and some tortilla wraps
  • ET03
    you could make orange curd using the satsumas instead

    Orange Curd

    Orange Curd

    3 large eggs
    2 large egg yolks
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
    2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
    1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons

    In a small heavy saucepan, whisk together the eggs and egg yolks. Whisk in the
    sugar, then whisk in the citrus juices and zests. Add the butter and whisk
    constantly over moderately low heat until the mixture thickens, about 8 minutes;
    do not let it boil. Immediately strain the curd into a bowl. Press plastic wrap
    directly on the surface of the curd and cut 6 small steam vents in the plastic.
    Refrigerate the curd overnight; it can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 26th Apr 05, 11:17 AM
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    squeaky
    you could make orange curd using the satsumas instead

    Orange Curd

    3 large eggs
    2 large egg yolks
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup fresh orange juice
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
    2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
    1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
    by ET03
    This sounds yummy. Then I could take orange curd sandwiches on my picnic! Ooh! Orange curd tarts!!!!!!

    Question: How many satsumas for this recipe please?
    Last edited by squeaky; 26-04-2005 at 11:21 AM.
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  • ET03
    I would just substitute satsuma juice and zest where it says orange
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 26th Apr 05, 12:31 PM
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    Oh, right. Of course! Silly me Thanks.
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