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Hungarian Goulash and Csipetke noodlesGoulash is more of a soup than a stew, it's packed with lots of vegetables so feel free to swap and mix them up, swap the celeriac for parsnip or skip the potatoes and add some squash, if you don't have fresh tomatoes then use tinned or tomato puree. The only ingredients you can't miss out are the paprika and caraway or it simply wouldn't be a goulash.Anelletti pasta cakeIn Italy this would be 'Timballo di Anelletti' or' Anelletti alla Palermitana' and is often translated as a pasta pie however as the final cooking process uses a cake tin then I've chosen to call it Anelletti pasta cake instead.
As with any traditional Italian pasta dish there are of course many variations, you can add small cubes of diced and fried aubergine into the mix, or even chopped boiled eggs and small chunks of ham. The main focus here though is to make a nice thick rich ragu and by all means use all beef if you have no pork or even some veal instead if you'd like. If you can make you're own rich tomato sauce then all the better if not then please make sure you buy a quality tomato sauce or passatta.Shami Kebabs – Lamb Kebabs with cinnamonThese are adapted from a beautiful book called 'Tasting India' by Christine Manfield. Traditionally the mixture is kneaded, slapped and pounded against the sides of a bowl to soften and therefore tenderize it before shaping into patties, the food processor here does all that work for such a small amount of paste.Caribbean black eye pea, aubergine and ham hot potA delicious warming one pan meal to sooth your soul.Smoked ham hock, black beans and black garlicThis is like a cross between Cuban beans and an American dish called Hoppin John both of which are from southern America. Ham hocks are available at most butchers and are very cheap to, giving you lots of meat and some very tasty instant stock whilst cooking the hock. Try and source a smoked hock as it will really make the difference here complimenting the sweet black garlic however feel free to use a regular one. Anyone adverse to garlic and thinks 10 cloves is too much then think again as black garlic is nothing like the raw pungent garlic you may fear, it has a sweet almost balsamic taste that would disperse of any fear you my have.Chicken liver risottoThere is something soothing about making a risotto, the patience involved in the stirring is very therapeutic and the end result is absolutely worth all that stirring. Chicken livers are very cheap and not to everyone's taste however everyone that has tried this has been very surprised. This risotto even won an award for best main course at local supper clubs so it is definitely worth trying.Tray bake Venison sausage with squash, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and grapes An all in one tray bake, easy to make and even easier to eat.ScouseA traditional British recipe from the land of scousers.Chipotle chickenA taste of Mexico great to serve on some rice or even use as a filling for quesadillas, burritos or taco's.