All-in-one beef soup

All-in-one beef soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 500g lean beef chuck, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 500ml (2 cups) Chicken stock 500ml (2 cups) water 80g (1/3 cup) pearl barley, rinsed 2 dried…

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken cacciatore

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 chicken thigh cutlets, skin removed, trimmed 4 chicken legs 1 medium brown onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup Chicken stock 400g can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1/2 cup pitted black olives, halved 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf…

Lentil & tomato soup

Lentil & tomato soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small brown onion, coarsely chopped 1 x 400g pkt vegetable Mix 2 x 400g cans brown lentils, rinsed, drained 1 x 400g can Diced Tomatoes 500ml (2 cups) Vegetable stock 500ml (2 cups) boiling water ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley Freshly ground black pepper Method Heat the…

Slow-cooked beef & barley soup

Slow-cooked beef & barley soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tsp olive oil 500g beef steak, trimmed, chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 2 celery sticks, trimmed, chopped 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 500ml (2 cups) beef stock 375ml (1½ cups) water 400g can diced tomatoes 75g (1/3 cup) pearl barley,…

Fish with ratatouille

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 white fish fillets (Hake) 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 green capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 red capsicum, seeded and thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 onion, sliced 1½ tablespoons torn basil 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar Method To make ratatouille heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium…

Rich beef goulash

Rich beef goulash

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 750g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm cubes 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 200g button mushrooms, quartered 2 large red capsicums, cut into 2cm pieces 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 2 dried bay leaves 2 cups Beef stock 400g can…

Baked fish with tomatoes, olives and capers

Baked fish with tomatoes, olives and capers

Ingredients (4 servings) 4 x ±175g hake fillets (or any other firm skinless white fish), skin removed 250g cherry tomatoes, halved 100g pitted black olives 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained 4 thyme sprigs 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cups mixed salad leaves, to serve Method Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place…

Tomato and onion baked fish

Tomato and onion baked fish

Ingredients (4 servings) 1/3 cup olive oil 1kg brown onions, halved, thickly sliced 700g bottle tomato passata (see passata recipe) 1 tablespoon caster sugar 4 x 150g skinless firm white fish fillets (Hake) Steamed Basmati or Brown rice, green beans and small fresh basil leaves, to serve Method Heat ¼ cup oil in a large…

Passata Recipe

Passata Recipe

Ingredients (makes about 1ltr.) 15 Fully ripened medium to large tomatoes, halved. 1 Large, finely chopped red onion. 2 tbls Olive oil 4 Pealed and chopped cloves of garlic. 1 tbls Finely chopped basil 1 Desert sp Sundried tomato paste 1 Desert sp Tomato puree. 1 tsp Course ground black pepper Salt to taste Method…

Butterbean soup

Butterbean soup

Ingredients (4 servings) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 4 tomatoes, roughly chopped 3 stalks celery (including leaves), chopped 400g can butterbeans, drained, rinsed 3 cups Chicken stock (substitute with vegetarian stock for a vegetarian soup) 3 teaspoons rosemary leaves, chopped 100g green beans, trimmed, thinly sliced ½ cup…