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Pasta With Corn, Zucchini And Tomatoes

In Germany corn is mostly used as animal feed and for producing energy. Only a small part of corn is used for human consumption. This year we have a great summer, but less rain than usual has effects on the crop. The corn still has to grow so I used some canned corn for

Pasta With Corn, Zucchini And Tomatoes

Pasta With Corn, Zucchini And Tomatoes (1)

All the flavours of the fresh vegetables shine through, tarragon gives a nice taste of anise. A great summer pasta dish.

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Yield: 3 servings

Pasta With Corn, Zucchini And Tomatoes (2)

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, or 2 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon butter
  • 175 grams corn kernels from 2 or 3 ears; Ulrike: 250 grams
  • 290 grams diced zucchini or summer squash; from 2 or 3 small vegetables
  • 1 medium onion or 3 or 4 shallots, diced, about 110 grams
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic, optional
  • salt
  • pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 or 2 sprigs tarragon
  • 4 plum or 2 large tomatoes, diced; about 600 grams
  • 250 grams Penne rigate n.41B004FIOZBI*

SOURCE

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Mark Bittman NY Times

Instructions

  1. Set a large pot of water to boil and salt it. Put 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add corn. Cook, stirring occasionally, until corn begins to brown. Add zucchini and some salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until zucchini begins to brown.
  2. Add onion or shallots and garlic if you are using it. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add tarragon and cook for 30 seconds, then tomatoes. Put pasta in boiling water and cook until tender but not mushy, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. While pasta cooks continue to cook sauce, reducing heat when tomatoes begin to break down. If sauce dries out (with plum tomatoes, this is likely), add some pasta cooking water, about 1/2 cup at a time. When pasta is done, drain it, toss with sauce and remaining oil or butter, and serve immediately.

total time: 35 minutes
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 20 minutes

 
 
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Monthly Featured Ingredient: Corn!
 
 
 
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Gooseberry Crumble Cake

Gooseberries belong to summer like popsicles. There are about 500 varieties all over the world, most of them you’ll find in Great Britain. So I chose a recipe from the British Chef Nigel Slater

Gooseberry Crumble Cake

Gooseberry Crumble Cake (1)

This was the birthday cake for my husband. It goes well with some custard or vanilla ice cream.

Gooseberry Crumble Cake

Yield:8 servings

Gooseberry Crumble Cake (2)

ingredients:

  • 180 grams butter, softened
  • 90 grams golden caster sugar
  • 90 grams light muscovado sugar Ulrike: 85 grams sugar + 5 grams beet syrup
  • 2 eggs, size M
  • 80 grams almonds, ground
  • 150 grams self-raising flour
  • 2-3 drops vanilla extract
  • 350 grams gooseberries, topped and tailed

FOR THE CRUMBLE

  • 110 grams plain flour
  • 80 grams butter
  • 2 tablesp. caster sugar

Source

modified by Ulrike Westphal from:
Nigel Slater

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/gas mark 3. Line the base of a 20 cm round tin (Ulrike: 18 cm square tin) with baking parchment. To make the crumble topping, blitz the flour and the butter to crumbs in a food processor. Add the caster sugar and mix lightly. Remove the mixer bowl from the stand and add a few drops of water. Shake the bowl a little so that some of the crumbs stick together like small pebbles.
  2. To make the cake, beat the butter and sugars in a food mixer for 8-10 minutes until pale and fluffy. Beat the eggs gently then gradually introduce them to the mixture with the beater on slow.
  3. Fold in the ground almonds and flour then add the drops of vanilla extract. Transfer the mixture to the tin and smooth it flat. Scatter the gooseberries on top, pressing them down a little. >/li>
  4. Scatter the crumble mixture loosely over the gooseberries. Bake for an 60-75 minutes, checking for doneness with a skewer. The skewer should come out damp from the gooseberries but without any raw cake mixture attached. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove and set aside.

total time: 1 h 40 minutes
preparation time: 15 minutes
cook/baking time: 60 – 75 minutes

 
 
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JMFI Corn collage (1)
 
 
 
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Apple Bangers

It’s November’s Monthly Featured Ingredient Challenge at I Heart Cooking Clubs and we are going with Apples and Pears! I still a lot of recipes marked with sticky notes from Hugh’s River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595* and so I decided to make

Apple Bangers

Apple Bangers on potato mash

a variation of the traditional British dish made of sausages and mashed potatoes. I liked this tasty dish. Here’s the way to my collection of apple recipes, I recommend apple, potato and red onion salad

Apple Bangers

Yield: Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a side dish

Apple Bangers

Ingredients:

  • a trickle of olive,rapeseed or sunflower oil; Ulrike: rapeseed oil
  • 4 well-seasoned butcher’s sausages
  • 4 medium-large eating apples; Ulrike: Juwel von Kirchwerder

SOURCE

978-1408828595978-1408828595*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595*
ISBN: 978-1408828595

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/Gas 4. Line a small roasting dish with baking parchment, or grease it well
  2. Heat a little oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the sausages and cook them for about 10 minutes, turning frequently – they’ll cook through in the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, cut a little slice off the base of each apple so they stand steady. Run a small, sharp knife around the equator of each apple, scoring the skin so it won’t split as it cooks. Use an apple corer to remove the core of each apple from the top. You’ll need to go into the apple with the corer several times, moving it into a slightly different place each time, in order to create a space in the middle large enough to take a sausage.
  4. Stand the apples on the baking sheet. Pick the browned sausages up with a fork and push into the apple cavities, pressing them down so they go right in. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the apples are tender to the point of a sharp knife. Take out one of the sausages and check it’s cooked through and piping hot in the centre.

total time: 1 hour
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 10 + 30 minutes

 
 
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Red cabbage and cashew biryani

It’s Potluck week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). I couldn’t resist and bought River Cottage Much More Veg978-1408869000*. The Food Assembly offers red cabbage and leeks, I decided to cook

Red cabbage and cashew biryani

Red cabbage and cashew biryani (1)

For this dish I could use up my raisins, cashews, curry paste and the last tin of coconut milk from the shelf in the basement. This dish is worth to try, very delicious

Red cabbage and cashew biryani

Yield: 4 servings

Red cabbage and cashew biryani (2)

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablesp. virgin coconut or rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 medium-large leek, about 200 – 250 grams, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red cabbage; about 300 grams, cored and shredded
  • 1 400-ml-tin coconut milk
  • 250 grams white basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  • 125 grams cashew nuts
  • 100 grams raisins
  • Sea salt

FOR THE SPICE MIX

  • 2 teasp. coriander seeds 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 teasp. black mustard seeds
  • 1 teasp. black peppercorns
  • 4 cardamom pods, seeds extracted
  • 1 tablesp. ground turmeric

OR

  • 3 tablesp. ready-made mild-medium curry paste

TO FINISH

  • 2 mild red chillies, deseeded and sliced
  • Chopped coriander, optional

SOURCE

978-1408869000978-1408869000*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
River Cottage Much More Veg978-1408869000*
ISBN 978-1408869000

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Have ready a large, wic flameproof casserole with a well-fitting lid.
  2. You can grind your own spices for this generous, all-in-one rice dig or use a good ready-made curry paste for an easy option.
    If preparing your own spice mix, put the casserole over a medium he add all the whole spices and toast them gently for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Take off the heat and grind the spices coarsely using a pestleand mortar or spice grinder. Mix with the turmeric and set aside.
  3. Return the casserole to a medium heat and add the oil. When hot, a the onion, garlic, leek and cabbage. Cook gently, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes, until the veg are softened and reduced in volume Add the freshly prepared spice mix, or bought curry paste, and coo‘ for another couple of minutes, stirring a few times.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the coconut milk gently in a saucepan with 300 ml water until smoothly amalgamated.
  5. Add the rice, cashews and raisins to the veg. Add 1 tsp salt, or if using a ready-made paste that already includes salt, just 1/2 tsp. Stir well so that everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour on the warm diluted coconut milk and stir well. Make sure the ingredients are level in the dish, then bring up to a simmer. Cover the casserole and cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Take it out of the oven( and check that the rice is tender (if not, give it another 5 minutes). Then cover the dish again and leave it to stand for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Remove the lid and fluff up the rice a little with a fork. Scatter over some red chilli and coriander, if using, then serve. This is really good with a spoonful of chutney on the side.

total time: 1 hour
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 30 minutes

 
 
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Chicken, leek and plum pie

For October’s Monthly Featured Dish/Ingredient Challenge the IHCC members are going with: Alliums! I opted for leeks and prepared

Chicken, leek and plum pie

Chicken, leek and plum pie

from our last chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. Very delicious, I think next time I’ll use damsons or – how Hugh recommends – 150 grams stoned prunes. The winter leek season just started here. Did you know that leeks have superpowers because of their organosulfur compounds? Those phytochemicals may carry immune-boosting benefits. Leeks are low in calories and high in vitamins, healthy and … cheap-

Chicken, leek and plum pie

Yield: 3 – 4 servings

Chicken, leek and plum pie collage

Chicken pie is a wonderful thing: all savoury, succulent comfort. This one is light and juicy; the thin juice deliciously flavoured by the fruity sharpness of the plums and the savoury edge of the leeks.

Ingredients:

  • 25 grams butter
  • a little olive oil; Ulrike: rapeseed oil
  • 2 large leeks, trimmed, washed and cut into 1cm thick slices
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • about 500 grams boned, skinnless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks; Ulrike: 2 chicken thighs
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 Lemon the zest, a couple of strips
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • 250 grams ripe plums
  • about 200 grams puff or rough puff pastry; I used ready-made all butter puff pastry
  • sea salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • a little beaten egg

SOURCE

978-1408828595978-1408828595*

modified from Ulrike Westphal inspired by:
River Cottage Fruit Every Day!978-1408828595*
ISBN: 978-1408828595
also found at River Cottage

Instructions

  1. For the filling, heat a trickle of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and add the chicken.
  2. Fry for 3-4 minutes until golden then remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and transfer to a 1.5 litre pie dish.B00FMUUPB2* Add the butter to the pan then add the leeks and garlic.
  3. As soon as they are sizzling, reduce the heat, cover and let the veg sweat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Increase the heat under the pan and pour in the wine.
  4. Bubble briefly then add the bay leaf, lemon zest and stock and simmer for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, halve the plums and remove the stones, then cut each half into 3 or 4 slices, depending on size.
  5. Tip the contents of the pan into the pie dish, add the plums and mix well. Taste and add more seasoning if necessary.
  6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until large enough to cover the pie generously. Brush the rim of the pie dish with a little egg wash, then lay the pastry lid over the filling and press the edges down firmly on to the rim of the dish to seal.
  7. Trim off the excess pastry. Brush the pastry lid with more egg wash, and cut a few long slits so that steam can escape. Bake for about 30 minutes, until puffed up and golden brown.
  8. Serve with mash and steamed greens or broccoli.

total time: 1,5 h
preparation time: 15 minutes
cooking/baking time: 55 minutes

 
 
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IHCCAlliumsCollage
 
 
 
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