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[Oct. 4th, 2010|11:04 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
I bought a slow cooker, and the first experiment should just be, I don't know, coming to a v gentle bubble about now? It's got chickpeas, spinach, peas, 2xtins chopped tomatoes, garam masala and a bit of water to give it the right kind of consistency. I believe the idea is that I walk through the front door tonight and am overwhelmed by the delicious smell.

All yr ace slow cooker recipes pls!

[User Picture]From: shereenb
2010-10-04 10:09 am (UTC)
Slow Cooker Chicken Korma:

* 4 or 5 chicken thighs – skinned
* 2 finely sliced onions
* A good big handful of red or green lentils
* 1 can of coconut milk or 1 tub of plain yoghurt
* 2 tablespoons of Patak's Korma paste
* 1 tablespoon of mango chutney

Layer the onions on the bottom of the cooker

Rub the korma paste over the chicken thighs and place them on top of the onions.

Blob the chutney on top of the chicken.

Pour the coconut milk over the lot, rising the can out with a little water if you need more liquid.

Cook on auto for up to 8 hours. Lift out the chicken thighs, de-bone them and return the meat to the sauce. Mix well.

Other random, but tasty ingredients have included:

* diced butternut squash
* finely sliced leeks
* chopped courgette
* a small can of chickpeas

Serve with rice or naan bread. And enjoy the leftovers for lunch the next day.

Edited at 2010-10-04 10:15 am (UTC)
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From: alnya
2010-10-09 08:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this, we tried this today and it was lovely :)
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[User Picture]From: freya_bean
2010-10-04 05:23 pm (UTC)
Steak & Mushroom Pie/Stew

500-750g shin of beef, roughly diced
1 medium red onion roughly chopped
150g mushrooms (best with Portobello) add a few whole at the start (chop the rest later)
500ml beef stock (or enough to cover all ingredients)
handful of thyme sprigs, roughly chopped
1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tbls Worcester sauce
2 tbls Mushroom Ketchup (ie Geo Watkins)
8 whole Black Peppercorns
8 Juniper Berries (optional)

Cut fat from beef (but leave gristle as it will cook down and makes a tastier sauce). Toss beef chunks in some flour seasoned with salt and pepper.

Put the beef, onions and whole mushrooms in the pot, turn heat on and stir.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

Leave to cook for 7-10 hours*

Sautee your chopped mushrooms in a shallow pan with a little oil and white wine until tender then add to your pot and stir well before serving.

You can of course swap the whole mushrooms at the start for chopped carrots, turnip, or root veg of choice, if you want a heartier stew.

Or for Steak & Kidney: roughly chop 1 ox kidney (removing the white core) and coat in flour. Add at the same time as the steak.

I use this recipe for Steak & Mushroom Pie and just put the filling in a shallow dish with ready made puff pastry on the top.

*cooking time: We don't have an auto option on our slow cooker, only high or low. Our cooking time for this recipe - on high - is 7 hours; but I know my Nan's takes 10 hours. I expect it'll be about 8 hours on auto.
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