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    Good British Meals.

    Throughout the Winter months
    Flobo normally makes a stew, or
    braising steak type of meal once a week or so.

    This was last weeks serving.





    A nice assortment of fresh vegetables.


    Carrots, mushrooms, celery and onions, are normally part
    of the ingredients.





    Some nice lean pieces of diced lamb.

    She varies with lamb and beef , mainly beef,
    lamb is a tasty alternative once in a while.


    The Vegetables are chopped up.





    Potatoes peeled, barley and sometimes lentils added.

    All in a decent sized oven cooking pot and placed in a warm oven.





    Setting around the 140 mark for a five or even six hour slow cook.




    Check on it every now and then to make sure there is no boil over.


    After about four hours you can add the sliced potatoes.



    You can give it another forty minutes prior to adding the dumpling mix.



    Dumplings are made up with 8ounces of flour,
    four ounces of suet, pinch of salt,
    five tablespoons of water and mix to
    a stiff dough. Shape accordingly and add for the last
    twenty minutes, turning the heat up to 200.



    Remove from the oven of course to add the dumplings.




    They only take about twenty minutes on a setting of 200.





    You can guarantee at least two of the grandsons
    will be round for a plateful or two of these meals.




    I normally add a sliced beetroot or some pickled cabbage.

    Brilliant meal.

    You can of course add garlic or personal
    choice spices to the pot, I like garlic with mine.
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    And the men all dance on the polka dots
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    Proper country fodder. Looks handsome..

    * bows head and continues picking at a flavourless bowl of rice*

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    One a week I do i similar thing but with Beef, lambs hard to get here.
    I am the only one that eats it, wife and kids won't eat it, too stodgy.
    I do add a few concessions to enhanced flavour, cumin, and a couple of chillis, 10 cloves of garlic etc.

    They still think its stodgy tho' No taste these folks.
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    Looks good Mathos, I do somthingsimilar but in a slow cooker, I find the all day cooking does the meat better,

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    Looks good to me as well, I love home cooking. What spices are used when you make this dish?

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    > Good British Meals
    I opened the threat expecting irony or ridicule about the obvious contradiction within the title. What a disappointment!
    (We people from Old Europe think our ways of preparing meat and potatoes are vastly superior ... At least we don't leave our countries because of the food at home - which is rumoured to have been one of the major motivations for the British to conquer an Empire!)

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    at last a thread about decent food, instead of thread after thread about oven cooked chips, pizza, thai sausage and mexican sludge.

    that stew looks brilliant, its food like that that fuelled britains takeover of half the world, and apart from the lardy dumplings its pure health food too.
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    Thanks for the thread, Mathos. I can learn quite a few things from you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    its food like that that fuelled britains takeover of half the world
    Class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    One a week I do i similar thing but with Beef, lambs hard to get here.
    I am the only one that eats it, wife and kids won't eat it, too stodgy.
    I do add a few concessions to enhanced flavour, cumin, and a couple of chillis, 10 cloves of garlic etc.

    They still think its stodgy tho' No taste these folks.
    I think you can get lamb at Makro, Villa and Foodland. Maybe Top too.

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    Give me a big greasy plate of Bubble and Squeak any day of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Give me a big greasy plate of Bubble and Squeak any day of the week.

    Bubble and Squeak?

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile
    its food like that that fuelled britains takeover of half the world
    Class.
    BBQ meat is the best...its food like that that fuelled the largest land empire in history....Genghis Khan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetwork
    Bubble and Squeak?
    Leftovers from the night before mashed and fried up with predominately potato and onion.

    Never made it before but Tropical Bert's restaurant in Pattaya does a great bubble and squeek.

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    Can't beat a bit a bubble..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathos
    You can give it another forty minutes prior to adding the dumpling mix.
    This is where you got me and the dribble came out (out of my mouth before you pervs start on me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon
    This is where you got me and the dribble came out (out of my mouth before you pervs start on me).
    You mean you don't swallow?

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    It's a new diet.

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    Hey, thanks for all the comments.

    Got a couple more here that should create interest.


    Flobo made a real nice meal with a lovely piece of cod last night.




    As you can see, it was a nice piece,
    she grilled it with a covering of olive oil.


    A couple of nice organic carrots boiled for about fifteen minutes
    with a spoonful of olive oil added to the water.



    It enhances the taste.


    She did some organic spinach, some vine tomato's
    and some really tasty organic oyster mushrooms
    which she came across a couple of days back.




    She put them under the grill with the fish
    except for the spinach, that was just dropped into a pan
    of simmering water for about three minutes.





    Whilst that was cooking nicely, she made up a nice
    parsley sauce to dress the fish with.




    Just about right.




    Absolutely delicious.
    Last edited by Mathos; 18-02-2011 at 03:36 AM.

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    We do eat quite a fair bit of fish.

    Especially since I have been more weight conscious.


    Tonight she grilled some sardines.




    Nice bit of veg as well.

    Potatoes, they were diced and grilled along
    with the sardines, tomato's, a full garlic, and chili.

    Carrots and green beans were cooked
    as previous, along with some more spinach.


    She crushed about half the garlic and covered the other
    vegetables with the same, the remainder she grilled,
    in half clove pieces.




    Looking really good.


    She cooked me three and a half sardines,
    Thomas had the other half of one raw.




    He does somersaults when she cuts him a sardine up.


    I nearly did myself when this little masterpiece was set down
    before me.



    Everything down on a nice bed of spinach and green beans.

    The last couple of oyster mushrooms with it all.

    They are very tasty.

    Really was delicious.

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    I just ate dinner and I am stuffed, but this looks sooooo good! You look like you really know what you're doing Mathos, makes me jealous a bit.

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    I can't find suet here to make dumplings - but i did find ready made ones on the Jewish shelf in a large department store. They were not like mum used to make, but edible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaInMukdahan View Post
    I just ate dinner and I am stuffed, but this looks sooooo good! You look like you really know what you're doing Mathos, makes me jealous a bit.

    I can't take the credit for the preparation and cooking
    Joshua.

    Flobo, does all of that, (great cook) I just do the eating.



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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Looks good to me as well, I love home cooking. What spices are used when you make this dish?

    You wouldn't normally add spices to these dishes AO,
    but like anything else on the food chain, it's basically
    down to the individual.

    Personal choice, whatever you do, don't mention
    tomato sauce though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    I can't find suet here to make dumplings - but i did find ready made ones on the Jewish shelf in a large department store. They were not like mum used to make, but edible.
    You should be able to buy it in a Supermarket Patsy,
    'Atora Suet Mix' or a basic butcher can normally fix
    you up with a block of it in it's neat fashion.

    If you can't get it there you need to buy a few packs
    when you visit 'Mum' take them back with you if you
    are unable to get it in Switzerland.

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