Thursday, 27 November 2008

Enchiladas My Way Chicken and Vegetarian

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Above you can see the enchiladas i made the small dish is the Vegetarian the large one is the Chicken, this was an easy and cheap recipe to satisfy two different food requirements here in my house, which means you can indeed make this very versatile recipe in either vegetarian version, meat or both like I did.

For this I used....

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of plain tortilla wraps (or you can make your own)
  • 1 large pepper (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 large onion (cut into thin strips)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 hot chili thinly sliced
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • a tea spoon of cumin
  • a soup spoon of oregano
  • 2 medium or 3 small chicken breast slice into thin strips (for the meat ones)
  • 250grs of Quorn mince (for the vegetarian ones)
  • Bechamel sauce (I always make mine but you can buy made if you want)
  • 2 large spoons of tomato concentrate (diluted in water to form a thick cream)
  • 2 large tomato paste (to add to sauces)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Very very easy to make in a wok pour some olive oil, place on the stove until very hot, add then the 1/2 pepper, 1/2 onion, 1/2 garlic, salt and pepper and 1/2 cumin and half of the sliced chilli, cook until the onion browns a bit and then add the oregano and the chicken, always stirring make sure the chicken strips are well sealed, once sealed then add the 1/2 tomato tin and one large spoon of tomato paste.

Let this cook for about 7 minutes, then assemble the Enchiladas: Put a row of filling about one third from the edge on top of that a couple of spoons of bechamel, wrap the soft tortilla around the sauce and lay it in the tray to go in the oven repeat process until the tray is full. Then on top spread some more bechamel sauce and put a line of tomato cream along each roll then sprinkle some oregano and grated cheese, than goes in the oven for about 20-25 minutes gas 200c, until golden brown on top, then serve with some grated carrot and some sliced spring onion or a salad of your choice.

For the vegetarian one exactly same thing just replace the chicken with vegetarian mince (Quorn).

I make the Bechamel sauce as follows: put some milk in a pan add a knob of butter some salt and some pepper (black freshly milled) the also a little nutmeg, once nearly boiling put a couple of spoons of plain flour in a glass and add water til about half of the glass, with a little whisk, mix it well until there are no lumps, pour it all into the hot milk and whisk constantly until thickens up, don't worry if not to thick yet as now you add a hand full of grated cheese, continue to whisk and you should get the most perfect bechamel (the milk you use should be about half a pint 250-300 mils. *tip if to thick add a little more milk while stirring, and if to liquid add a little more flour mixed in water*

Enchiladas My Way Chicken and Vegetarian

Chicken and vegetarian wraps in tortilla pancakes, with bechamel baked ...

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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Pork Sticky Rib Rack with Courgette Bulgar

I was really hungry for a nice piece of meat but also wanted to balance it out with some veg, so I combined two very different things that ended up complimenting each other perfectly. Sticky pork ribs and vegetarian courgette Bulgar.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Bulgar
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large yellow pepper
  • 300grs Bulgar
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large courgette
  • 2 spoons of tomato paste (with half glass of water)
  • 1/2 can of tomato (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 bay leafs
  • some olive oil
  • 1 full pork rib rack
  • 2 spoons of Maple syrup
  • 1 tea spoon of chili powder
  • 1 tea spoon of smoky paprika (or normal is you prefer)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 soup spoons of sesame seeds
  • a pinch of garlic granules (or a fresh minced garlic)
I started with the pork rack in a cup mix the: syrup, chili powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic. With your fingers rub it on thickly on the rib rack on both sides, then use the sesame seeds and sprinkle them on both sides too.... Stick the rack on a tray on a metal rack so that it cooks well on both sides, gas mark 200c for about 40-60 minutes depending how crispy you want it.

While that is doing let's do the Bulgar.
In a pan with boiling water add a glug of oil some salt and pour the Bulgar in, it will take about 10-15 minutes to cook depending how coarse you buy your Bulgar, while that is doing you prepare the veg, peel and slice the carrots, dice the courgette the onion yellow pepper and mince the garlic, put a wok or a large pan on the stove and add a couple of glugs of olive oil, once hot add the onion, garlic, pepper and the bay leafs.

Cook until onion starts to brown, at this stage add the carrots and the courgettes + the 1/2 can of tomatoes and the tomato paste and water, also some salt and pepper to taste.
Let this cook for 20 minutes and once is done, in a colander rinse the Bulgar with boiling water drain well and pour it into the sauce, giving it a good stir to mix well, cover the pan with a lid and let it rest for about 5 minutes more (no cooking now just resting) so that the flavours can be absorbed by the Bulgar.
serve it all together and I guarantee you a great meal.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Golden Slices (or Eggy Bread)

Receita em Portuguese clique AQUI

It has been a little while that I have not made something sweet, well here is a treat for you cheap and easy to make. Eggy Bread (also known as golden slices), this can be a way of using bread that is a little old.

Ingredients for Recipe:
  • Half a loaf of bread
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 2 soup spoons of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • a mixture of two soup spoons of sugar and a tea spoon of cinnamon
  • a plate with some absorbent tissues
  • a frying pan with a finger deep of oil
This is so darn easy and so tasty, (however quite fattening therefore only have it once in awhile). In a soup plate put the milk and the sugar well mixed, on another plate the three eggs (beaten), place the frying pan on the stove until the oil is well hot, quickly deep a slice of bread in the milk both sides, don't leave it in or absorb a lot of milk, them bathe it in the egg, both sides too and place it in the pan, repeat the process on another slice, once it fries (seals) on one side turn it to the other side, to seal that too even if is not yet golden, as the idea is to seal the egg so that it does not absorb the oil, as you just want to cook in it not eat it. Once both sides are sealed then, yes let it get golden brown on each side, pull it out making sure all the oil drains and place it on the plate with the paper tissue, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on both sides of each slice, then just keep repeating the whole process until the whole of the bread is gone. And that is all, just call your kids but don't get distracted as if you do by the time you look back all the slices are gone lol.

If the beaten egg plate gets to low or the milk and sugar plate you can always add more.....but it is that easy!!!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Seafood & Chicken - Turmeric Rice

This recipe is a little expensive, but it doesn't have to be as you can replace certain food elements with other cheaper ones, like cheaper prawns and instead of fresh squid use crab sticks and so on.
But even when I say a little expensive, is not as expensive as you may think the whole cost could be between 7 or 8 pounds and feeds 6-7 people so about one pound something per person, well worth it though.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 large red chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 large red pepper (medium chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (1 minced, 1 crushed)
  • 6 large mushrooms (medium sliced)
  • 1 medium fresh squid (cleaned around 250-300grs, strips sliced)
  • 250grs fresh uncooked prawns (cut in halves)
  • 2 medium chicken breasts (no skin, diced)
  • enough rice for four people around 400-500grs (I used Basmati)
  • 1 tin of tomato (chopped) pomodoro
  • 1 tea spoon of medium hot curry powder
  • 2 soup spoons of turmeric powder
  • 1 chicken stock cube (I used OXO)
  • 2 bay leafs
  • olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
  • optional a cinnamon stick


Place two pans on the heat one half filled with water, one glug of oil, the crushed garlic and one bay leaf plus salt. The other one with, two glugs of olive oil, the minced garlic, the bay leaf some salt and pepper.
Once the one with the water is boiling add the rice and let it cook should take 10-12 minutes to be fully cooked, once cooked put it in a sieve and rinse it with boiling water and set it aside to drain.

the one with the old, add the chopped onion, pepper, chilli, and the curry powder, once the onion is translucent add the chicken and the turmeric, now it tends as is cooking for it to dry a bit, so you can add a little water, always stirring to seal the chicken so it stays nice and soft, once the chicken is fully sealed add the tomato tin, again always stirring, if it continues to get a little dry you can add more water (or stock or white wine), but at this point add the stock cube (crumb it before adding it) let this cook until the chicken is fully cooked.

at this stage add the mushrooms, the prawns, the cinnamon stick and the squid, it literally only takes 3-5 minutes for these to cook, as you just want them cooked, any longer and they will be rubbery. Once that is done remove from the fire add the mixture to the rice, fold it in until all is well mixed and let it stand for about 2 minutes, and is ready to serve.

if you require more taste and colour you can also add when putting the mixture with the rice a big bunch of chopped parsley...the only reason I did not is that I suffer with too much iron in the blood and parsley is full of it, so although I can eat it I should not abuse. Hope you enjoy this as much as i and my family did.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Mama que "Rico" Penne Pasta and Olives

A really easy and economical recipe for every pasta lover out there, this is something I do make a lot of time in my house. And my kids always love it, so does the wife as this is vegetarian.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 Spring Onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 small pepper (red if possible) chopped
  • 1 large handful of black olives pitted cut in half
  • 1 large bunch of parsley finely chopped
  • 1 can of pomodoro tomatoes chopped
  • 200grs pomodorino (fresh tomatoes, baby pomodoro, any sweet baby tomatoes will do) cut in halves
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • enough olive oil
  • 2 soup spoons of tomato paste (concentrate)
  • 400grs penne pasta (or any other durum wheat pasta you like)
  • 200grs grated cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large carrot (very thinly sliced)
  • 200grs green round beens roughly chopped

Just cook the pasta until it is "aldente" which means virtually cooked but still quite firm (little trick pasta tends to foam when cooking if you add a little oil to the water it virtually eliminates the froth, this applies to any pasta including spaghetti).

On a separate pan put some olive oil, them put in both onions chopped9the spring and the normal one) also add the chopped red pepper, as well as the minced garlic add also some salt and pepper and let this cook until the onion is semitransparent (about 10 minutes) then add the olives, carrot, green beans, chopped tomato, the pomodorino tomatoes and the tomato paste with a glass and 1/2 of water, taste and add more salt if needed.

Cook for another 15 minutes, however after the fist 10 minutes add the cooked pasta so that it gains the flavours, thus the reason to be aldente, if the sauce gets too dry you can add more water or if you prefer a couple of glugs of red wine, maybe some you forgot to drink.

Lastly add the chopped parsley stirring it in well, plate it and garnish it with the grated cheese on top, mature cheddar will suffice or if you really posh add some real parmesano cheese, and a little more black pepper freshly milled.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Pork and Pineapple Skewers and Potato Grattin

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Above you can see in raw part of a simple yet very efficient recipe, I purchased a couple of pork cutlets and I wanted to feed 4 people, but I didn't want to do the conventional grilled pork with chips or mash, but also I didn't want to do anything laborious. So I decided to do skewers, and being quite partial to sweet and sour, and with influences from gammon steak...I decided to do pork and pineapple skewers and for the accompaniment just potato onion and tomato, grattin.

So I cut the two chops into squares, also got a tin of pineapple and cut them into chunks as you can see on the photo, prior to putting the pork on skewers I marinated it in a little port, paprika, chilli powder and lemon juice, salt and black pepper of course, after letting it marinade for 30 minutes I put them on a skewer with the pineapple and left it marinading again while preparing the potatoes.

For the potato dish, you need one onion, eneugh potatoes for four people (5 large ones should do), peel and cut both the potatoes and the onions very thinly then boil the sliced potatoes for about three minutes, on a tray put a little olive oil and smeer the bottom of it to cover it, then cover the bottom with a layer of potatoes then you leithal some chopped tomatoes to cover the potatoes, then spread some onions to cover the tomato, then sprinkle some salt black pepper and some slithers of garlic, repeat the process, and finally cover it with a third layer of potatoes, cover all of that with some foil and place it in the oven for 40 minutes, after that take it out remove foil cover it with greated cheese and sprinkle some oregano, dried or fresh either will do. Back in the oven for 15 minutes more (gas 200c all the time).

Ten minutes away from them being cooked you should heat very well a grill pan and drizzle a little oil and start cooking the skewers, browning and turning around and so on until all sealed in then cook until fully done.

Serve it on a plate and you're easy you don't even need a recipe and again under a £5.00. Don't say I never helped you. :)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Cheesy Meat Balls

Receita em Portugues clique AQUI

I needed to make something fast the day before yesterday as we were all hungry and I had left it too late to cook dinner as had been working on making a menu on a PC for a friend and time passed very quickly, so I decided on a traditional recipe and added a little surprise inside.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 500grs minced beef
  • 60grs bread crumbs (I used old bread and crumbed it)
  • 1 egg (medium)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tea spoon chilli powder
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tin of tomatoes
  • a little bunch of parley
  • 600grs rice
  • 2 bay leafs
  • some olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Some cheddar cheese
  • 2 soup spoons of tomato paste
This recipe was very fast and very easy to make, is not fattening at all and the garlic and chilli help the blood circulation, and at this time of the year I suppose it is welcomed, also was very cheap to make.

For the rice just put it in boiling water with a crushed garlic clove inside and a couple of spoons of olive oil and salt to taste, after 10 to 12 minutes is cooked depending on the rice you using (I like basmati) once cooked rinse it in a sieve with boiling water and drain it ready to plate.

For the sauce I chopped the onion very finely and the remaining two garlic cloves one to add to the mince the other for the sauce. The meat balls were made as follows, I put the mince in a bowl adding to it the egg (whole) the bread crumbs, one spoon of the chilli powder, one garlic salt and pepper to taste, and mixed all with my hands until was all blended in, then I cut the cheese into little squares and making a little disk in my hand with a portion of the disk mixture I placed the cheese square in the middle, folded the meat around and rolled it into a ball and set it aside until all the meat was spent.

Then in a pan I put some olive oil, let it get hot and added the chilli, onion (diced), bay leafs, garlic, and the meat balls swirling the pan around from time to time until the balls were sealed (you can see this as they turn from red to brown) at this stage I added the tomato a small glass of water and the tomato paste, I let this cook for 20-30 minutes, obviously only started making the rice 10-12 minutes before the rest was ready, so all comes out at same time, and on the last 1 minute of cooking of the balls I added the parsley chopped. As simple as that.

Now you can use spaghetti if you prefer, I do but the family wanted rice and I had to go with the majority.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Rico Almond and Coconut Biscuits

Receita em Portugues Clique AQUI.

One other day I made a spaghetti carbonara my own recipe ,and used 3 egg yolks to achieve a velvety cream, I was however left with 3 egg whites, I know I already made a cake here on the blog to use egg whites ...well this is one more way of using them and is so easy I beg you all to make them really, maybe with some alteration add some dried figs or anything they are great (I invented them today) with other left overs I had in the cupboard.

Picture on the left shows them still in the tray after cooking on the non stick Teflon, which is a great idea for cookies/biscuits, especially if they have no "grease" as this ones take no butter oils or margarine's..nothing....

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 100grs ground almonds
  • 100grs rice flour (fine)
  • 50grs coconut (dessicated)
  • 4 spoons of self raising flour
  • 1 tea spoon of baking powder
  • 3 egg whites
  • 250grs of sugar
  • (optional lemon zest and or vanilla essence)
  • some whole almonds with skin.
  • a little of thick granulated brown sugar

This is soooooo easy you must really make and please spread the word on my blog address to others I am making all this economical and good recipes but so little views I am finding it frustrating that not many people are benefiting from them.

Here it goes, in a bowl mix the egg whites with the sugar beat it so hard that it becomes a very dense white cream, then throw in all the dried stuff all well mixed, fold it in with a spatula until homogeneous, then with two spoons shape each biscuit and put them on a tray preferably with a Teflon sheet, if not grease it and flour it, or anything else you do for them not to stick. Place and almond in the center of each and some brown granulated sugar on top, bake in the oven (180c) for 17-20 minutes depending on the oven, take them out let them cool and eat them all without sharing them joking share them with your loved ones ...and maybe send me some too :)

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Tuna Steak with Onions & New Potatoes Rico way.

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Doesn't look like much, but this is the dinner cooking, today to my faithful bloggers I am cooking a treat, the whole meal is for 4 people yet I only spent about a fiver (that's 5 pounds or around 10 dollars) to make it yet each dish would easily sell for 17 pounds in a restaurant (that's 34 Usd).

At the same time I provided a balanced meal, in which you will get carbs (potatoes) roughage & vitamins (vegetables) and also protein with added omega oils (Tuna steak), ideal for someone trying to sustain or loose weight.

Recipe Ingredients:
  • 4 tuna steaks (I purchased frozen ones, cheaper
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 large fresh chili (de-seeded and white veins removed)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (the size of a garlic clove)
  • 2 soup spoons of olive oil
  • new potatoes (enough for four people)
  • 3 large carrots
  • 300grs round green beans (I got frozen ones)
  • 3 spring onions
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 desert spoon of paprika
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 2 soup spoons of butter

If the tuna steaks are frozen just rinse them in hot water to take most of the frost away then dry them and sprinkle them with, salt, black pepper and paprika on both sides and rub that into them with your finger, than place them on a board and let them rest for about 30 minutes, this will marinate them nicely.
Meanwhile you can start preparing the rest, wash the new potatoes, and put them in a pan boiling until just cooked but still firm, make sure that when putting them in the pan the larger potatoes are cut in half so they all cook equally and at the same time.

While they cooking more prep can be done, mince the garlic and the ginger, also finally slice the chili piece and after halving the onion thinly slice this one too. In a pan put in the two spoons of olive oil and once hot put in the bay leafs, chili, garlic, ginger and onion, let these cook for about 3 minutes, then add the 2 spoons of butter and let them cook for one minute more, then move them to one side so that you can place the steaks in the pan, once they all in pull the onion mixture over them and cover the pan with a lid on the lowest heat let it cook for about 20 minutes.

once the potatoes cooked drain them and place them in a tray, and drizzle a little olive oil over them and dust them with salt and black pepper, placing them in the oven preheated 200c, and let them cook for about 20 minutes.
On another pan with boiling water place the frozen beans and the carrots pealed and cut in half and each half cut into six parts length ways, they should be cooked in 20 minutes too.

The spring onions cut a two inch piece from the root side and cut from the opposite side to the root a cross into the two inches piece put a little water in a glass a couple of ice cubes place the pieces of spring onion there and they will open into a flower. The rest of the spring onion thinly slice and add half to the cooking steaks five minutes before they finished cooking and keep the other half for decoration.
See the pictures bellow to how arrange the dish, or do it your own way:

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Kings Ridding on Gridled Cod & Roasted Veg

Today I went to town with my food recipe...I thought I would treat myself and the family, so this meal is a little more expensive to make but surely makes for it in taste.

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Above you can see all the vegetables I put in the oven to bake, the potatoes are parboiled and marinated (photo taken with a yellow tint for effect, still trying to work out the camera)
I also cooked separately 3 sweet potatoes, and in a pan some broccoli steamed.
And here are the cooked vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/2 green pepper (just for flavour thinly sliced)
  • 250grs Charlotte onions (pealed and halved)
  • 250grs pomodorino tomatoes or any sweet baby tomatoes (with a criss cross cut)
  • 1 large courgette
  • 1 large piece on broccoli (cut into pieces)
  • 350grs cod fillet cut into portions (about 4-5)
  • 200grs pealed and uncooked king prawns
  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves (thinly sliced)
  • some cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • and some olive oil (to put in various things)
  • 1 lemon (cut into two halves, for juicing)
  • 1 small bunch of parsley (finely chopped)
You marinade the following as described:

Potato marinade (to be applied once potato is parboiled):

salt & pepper to taste; paprika & olive oil (toss it)

Prawn marinade (applied to raw prawn):

Cayenne pepper; lemon juice (1/2); garlic slithers & salt and pepper taste.

Cod marinade (applied to raw cod portions):

Lemon juice (1/2); garlic slithers & salt and pepper taste.


Do all the marinades to the raw fish and prawns, cook the potatoes that have been previously pealed and cubed (you don't want to cook the potatoes just half cook them), then apply the marinade to the potatoes tossing them, place them in a tray, arranging into the tray add the Charlotte's halved and the sliced courgettes drizzle a little oil over them and sprinkle a little salt.

At the same time put in another tray the sweet potatoes also pealed and cubed, drizzle a little olive oil and sprinkle salt, cook in (200c) the oven for about 15 minutes, pull the potato and onions tray out and spread the tomatoes and the green pepper (all this time the fish is marinating) put back in the oven for another 15-20 minutes, at this stage put the broccoli steaming (should be done in 15-20 minutes) and all the other food is ready.

When they are about 3 minutes to finish cooking place the griddle on the stove and when pipping hot place the fish fillets skin up and cook until you can see the fish changing in colour indicating that is cooked up to half way then with a spatula turn around, get someone to start dishing the veg :) and by the time they finish the fish is cooked (use your judgement) them place the prawns in the griddle pan and follow same advice as the fish, just be aware the prawns cook very very quick indeed. Then just assemble it all on the plate and you can see the result bellow (don't forget the touch Parsley).

Above is a picture without the sweet potatoes bellow has sweet potatoes... Just illustrating that you can mix and match, you can leave the sweet potatoes out or maybe do parsnips instead ...or maybe you don't want fish you want a steak, why not, prawns go great with steak...your imagination is the only thing that limits you... "bon appetit"

Turkey Wraps

Feeling a little tired I decided to use the Waldorf salad I prepared yesterday (see previous posting) so I had to decide what to do to go with the salad.

I could do many things, but being tired I decided to go for something simple, therefore no real food recipe to be had here just an report. I had in the fridge some Turkey steaks and I had bought some streaky bacon for breakfast, so I cut the steaks into strips and seasoned them with salt, pepper, lemon juice and a little olive oil, wrapped the streaky bacon as you can see in the picture. The reason for this is that turkey has very little flavour and bacon has quite a lot of flavour and they compliment each other really well. I let them marinade for about 30 minutes.

On a frying pan I put some oil and slithers of garlic and when hot placed the turkey wraps and turning often until golden brown , prior to cooking I did sprinkle a little smokey paprika on top for extra flavour. While they were cooking i placed some crinkle oven chips in the oven and a couple of fish cakes for the people in my house that don't eat meat. On the plate I laid some salad leafs placed the Waldorf salad on top added a few cucumber slices, then when cooked....
I added the turkey wraps and the chips, I them after added some barbecue sauce and a little wine vinegar to the salad, while my wife taking the turkey wraps had the fish cake and the same salad and chips arrangement, simple yet was very tasty indeed...if you make this simple dish you are guaranteed to enjoy it.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Waldorf Salad & Port

I haven't yet planned what to do for dinner tomorrow, but I felt I needed something light and crispy to accompanied whatever I may decide to make, so I needed versatility and flavour.

At the same time I wanted to give something to my sister to try something new that she had not tried yet, as she just came from Portugal a few weeks ago. At this moment celery popped up to my mind and instantly salad, what better than Waldorf salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 celery heart
  • 2 apples (green is better, as sourness is needed )
  • 1 hand full of raisins
  • 100grs walnuts
  • 1 soup spoon of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 glug of port wine
  • 4 soup spoons of mayonnaise
  • juice of one half of lemon
After washing well, thinly slice the celery sticks into a bowl, then peal quarter and thinly slice the apples, after that break the walnuts into small pieces and put the raisins in too.
At this point add the rest the sugar, lemon juice, port wine & salt and pepper, mix all very well, place it in a glass or ceramic container and refrigerate for 12 hours, I feel this is important as it allows some juices to blend into the sauce, give it a stir prior to serving to blend in the flavour and serve it with your main dish or eat it on it's own. As an accompaniment should be enough for 8 people.


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