The Nigella Lawson Turkey
If anyone is looking for a great turkey recipe, I tried Nigella Lawson's one over xmas. It was the juciest turkey I have ever made.
6 litres of water
3 tbsp peppercorns
1 bouquet garni
2 tbsp white mustard seeds
2 onions peeled and quartered
1x6cm piece of ginger cut into 6 slices
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp caraway seeds
2 tbsp allspice berries
4 star anise
1 orange quartered
4 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp liquid honey
Mix in all in a large container and place the turkey in it overnight. It kind of looked like a turkey fruit salad. The next day 1 hour prior to cooking take the turkey out and pat it dry. Then cook in oven. My turkey was 10lbs and needed 2.5hours in the oven at 400 degrees for 1/2hour then 375 degrees for the rest of the time.
It was delicious!!
Because you can't outrun a bad diet!
Agent Provocateur wrote:*** disclaimer: I have not tried any of these recipes but they sound yummy. They are all vegan. (Sorry) Laughing Laughing
Curried Garbanzo Beans
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup vegetable broth
2 (15.5-19 oz.) cans garbanzo beans, drained and partially mashed
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. coriander
1 tsp. cumin
3 oz. mango chutney
2 (15.5-19 oz.) cans diced tomatoes
Sauté the onion in the vegetable broth. Add the beans, spices, chutney, and tomatoes and mix well. Serve over brown rice or pasta.
For the Marinade:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chili oil
3 Tbsp. chopped rosemary
1/2 cup fresh red chilis, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh green chilis, seeded and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
Grated peel and juice of 2 lemons
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into small triangles
1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into small triangles
4 small zucchini, sliced 1/4-inch thick
12 cherry tomatoes
12 button mushrooms
12 wooden skewers
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade in a medium bowl and add the veggies. Using a spoon, turn the veggies until they are completely coated with the marinade. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Divide the veggies among 12 skewers and grill for 3 to 5 minutes, brushing on extra marinade and turning occasionally. Remove from heat and enjoy.
Makes 6 servings
Sweet Potato Surprise
6 medium sweet potatoes (precooked)
1/2 cup orange juice
3 1/2 Tbsp. margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
3/4 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or almonds)
1/2 cup brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mash the sweet potatoes with the orange juice and add 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine, the vanilla, and a little salt. Bake for 20 minutes. Combine the remaining ingredients (including 2 Tbsp. of margarine) and spoon on top. Bake for another 20 to 30 minutes.
Easy, Greasy, But Definitely Not Sleazy Stuffed ’Shrooms
Cayenne pepper (or any hot red pepper)
Salt and pepper, optional
Vegan croutons (or torn-up bread in a pinch)
Mix a couple sticks of margarine with the cayenne pepper, thyme, and salt and pepper. Add croutons. Spoon a generous portion of the thick mixture into each mushroom cap. Put under a broiler or in a toaster oven for 4 minutes. Done. It sounds like a lot of margarine, I know, but it all melts and cooks throughout the mushrooms and ends up draining into the cookie sheet. You can spoon the extra melted juice on top if you want or ditch it. These are amazing and so easy. Oh, and they look particularly nice garnished with a little parsley.
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