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Top rated Appetizer recipes

Put on an oven tray the smoked bacon and cook for 5 minutes at 180°C

  • 100g smoked bacon
  • 200g cream
  • 100g milk
  • 2g agar agar
  • 4 leeks
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 stock cube
  • 4 slices of foie gras
4/5 (196 Votes)

By UniqueTaste123

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten free

  • 3 medium aubergines
  • 1 mild red chilli
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/ tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 small onion - thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove - crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • Salt
3.3/5 (191 Votes)

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Brown the chicken breasts in a pan with a tablespoon of olive oil

3.7/5 (176 Votes)

By shaziawahid, Cutchi Kitchen

A twist on the typical Fish and Chips

  • For the Hasselback potatoes:
  • Baking Potatoes - 2
  • Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste
  • Mixed Herbs - a couple of pinches (optional)
  • Paprika Powder - a few pinches (optional)
  • For the Masala Fish Goujons:
  • White Fish - Cod
  • Haddock
  • Basa - 225 g
  • Paprika Powder/ Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic Powder - 1/4 teaspoon or Minced Garlic - 1 clove
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • For coating:
  • Egg - 1
  • Breadcrumbs - 75 g
  • Oil for frying
3.7/5 (146 Votes)

By UniqueTaste123

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy free, Gluten free

  • 3 aubergines
  • 3 cloves garlic - crushed
  • Salt
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 lemons - juiced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 50g plain yoghurt (can use VBite range or alternative)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
3.5/5 (151 Votes)

By ellybellybalooba

Slurp on a taste of the ocean and try serving up oysters for your loved one this Valentines

  • 10 Oysters (bought fresh from a local fish mungers)
  • 1 shallot
  • finely chopped
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • lemon wedges
  • optional
  • Tabasco
  • optional
3.4/5 (154 Votes)

By LauraHindley123, Faceless Promotions

Garlic bread that takes a couple of minutes to make

  • 4 slices of bread
  • butter
  • garlic powder
4.6/5 (58 Votes)

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Prepare the stewed pears. In a saucepan cook the pears with sugar, water and raisins

  • 2 slices of gingerbread
  • 1/2 block of foie gras
  • 1 tbsp mascarponne
  • 2 tbsp full of single cream
  • 3 small pears
  • peeled
  • cored and diced
  • 1 large pinch of brown sugar
  • 1 small handful of raisins
  • some water
4.1/5 (113 Votes)

By lovecooking247

Gajar ka achar (carrot pickle) is a great condiment to serve with any meal or with sandwiches

  • 5 medium carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon mustard oil or olive oil
4.2/5 (78 Votes)

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Roll out the puff pastry and cut into 4, cut the slices of ham into two and the Saint Marcellin cheese in two also ...

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 2 Saint Marcelin cheese
  • 2 slices of ham (or turkey)
  • 1 egg yolk to brown the pastry
3.6/5 (146 Votes)

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