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Gourmet on the Go!
When not slaving away with only Twitter and mad dog for company, I occasionally have a 'life.' This usually entails cooking for friends, trying far too many wines, and the occasional entire day out. I will post my ramblings, recipes and recommendations here on the 'Gourmet on the Go' blog. Hope you find something of interest!

 

August 7, 2014

Be part of Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast in Southend

Filed under: Celebrations & Events — gourmet-on-the-go @ 3:02 pm

Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty in Southend

Jamie Oliver and his old mate Jimmy Doherty are teaming up again to celebrate the best of British food for their Channel 4 series, Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.

This September, the boys are inviting celebrity guests and food lovers from around Britain to their pop up café in Southend, Essex.

Are you also a mad keen foodie and passionate
about great British food?

If you’re over 18, available during September for filming and would like to be part of the television studio audience in Southend, get in touch:

audience@freshone.tv

Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast

Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast is produced by Fresh One Productions Limited. Please note that due to the volume of enquiries we may not be able to respond to everyone who gets in touch. We will only use any information you share with us for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the Programme, and if chosen, in connection with producing the Programme. We will keep any personal data you give to us secure, and not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Fresh One Productions


	

July 18, 2013

Chicken, Banana & Coconut Milk Curry with Cardamom Recipe

Filed under: Food & Drink Recipes — Tags: , , , , , , , — gourmet-on-the-go @ 12:14 pm

This is a labour saving broadcast on behalf of the mini chopper…

The multitude of curry and pasta sauce dishes require chopped something or other – onions and garlic usually being top of the list.  If these dishes feature abundantly in your weekly menu repertoire, do yourself a big favour and invest in a mini chopper; they do the job quick/fast, are small and compact to clean, and will set you back less than twenty quid.  I use mine at least four times a week and after two years it is still going strong.  A bargain!

Really, I should now place an add here, where you can buy a mini chopper and I will earn 50p out of each sale!  Though I will resist – go online and find your own.  ;)

On to the recipe…

Chicken, Banana & Coconut Milk Curry with Cardamom Recipe

The sun is at last shining, the kitchen is warm…  The bananas that I purchased with healthy virtuous intentions were going brown.  Like many, I’m trying to tackle and eliminate waste, though the thought of banana bread did not thrill me!

So what else can you do with overripe bananas?  The options usually veer towards the sweet end.  If you are more of a savoury fan here is an option for you – curry!

There are quite a few ingredients/flavours that work well with banana – cardamom, cinnamon and coconut being key players.  This recipe I made up utilises all three flavours with your bananas and some gentle spice.  I made the curry with chicken, although I reckon it would be very good with fish too, and I shall definitely try it with duck.  A light, spicy, fruity summer curry…

Chicken, Banana & Coconut Milk Curry with Cardamom
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Recipe type: Main
Author: Sarah Fay
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
  • 4 chicken thighs, skinned, boned & cut into bite size chunks
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 thumb of ginger, chopped
  • 1 green birdseye chilli, chopped
  • 8 cardamom pods, seeds removed
  • 1 piece cinnamon bark
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 can (400g) coconut milk
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 tbsp oil, groundnut or vegetable is good
Method:
  1. Mash bananas and mix with lime juice, this will stop them turning brown – a mini chopper is great for this job!
  2. Heat oil In a large pan. Add chopped onions, garlic, ginger and chilli. Reduce heat to low and sweat for 10 minutes, or until onions are soft and opaque.
  3. Turn up heat to medium and add the cardamom seeds, cinnamon, coriander and cumin powder, stir and cook for a minute or two until the spices become pungent. Then add the chicken pieces. Cook until the chicken is sealed and very lightly coloured.
  4. Add the banana/lime mixture and pour in the coconut milk. Whack up the heat until the mixture starts bubbling, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes take off the lid and stir in the garam masala, leave uncovered and simmer for another 15 minutes to reduce slightly.
  6. Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve with rice or breads.

 


 


June 19, 2013

Braxted Park – Best of Essex Produce Cookery Class

Filed under: Celebrations & Events — Tags: , , , , , , , , — gourmet-on-the-go @ 11:05 am

Best of Essex Produce Cookery Class at The Cookery School at Braxted Park

Top culinary venue, The Cookery School at Braxted Park, is inviting people to try the very best Essex has to offer on its new course built around local produce.

The course – A Masterclass in Cooking Local Foods – will run on 13 August, and leading chef Mark Peters will teach students how to cook exciting and delicious dishes using ingredients and produce sourced from suppliers across Essex.

On the menu for the day is line caught sea bass from Brightlingsea, goats’ milk ice cream from Colchester and gin from Great Slamseys, near Braintree, as well as Maldon Sea Salt and Essex honey.

Duncan Clark, owner of The Cookery School at Braxted Park, says:

“We’re very lucky to be surrounded by suppliers of some of the best produce the UK has to offer, from salt through to gin and everything in between.

“Our new course has been designed so that students can make the most of these delicious ingredients, and create easy to prepare dishes that Essex can be really proud of.”

If you are interested in taking part in the class at the Cookery School at Braxted Park on 13 August, please visit www.BraxtedParkCookery.co.uk or call 01621 890300. Places are limited, so booking early is advisable.

About the Cookery School at Braxted Park

The Cookery School at Braxted Park combines a stunning location with award-winning chefs and a diverse range of courses to suit all abilities. Perfect for corporate hospitality and food fanatics alike, it is the ideal way to learn new skills from the some of the country’s finest chefs. Whether you are looking to explore the world of cooking with a new cuisine, throw the perfect dinner party or create the ultimate team building experience, you will find the ideal solution for you at Braxted Park.

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