Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Broiled Liver Photos

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Learn How to Cook Braised Beef

Get the Best Braised Beef  Recipe You Can Get in the Town

recipe for beef stew
Braised Beef


Braised Beef Recipe


1 serving—500 calories
4  pounds eye of the round of beef
1  tablespoon lard
2  slices bacon
1  medium onion
1  stalk celery
1  teaspoon chopped parsley
1  small carrot, chopped
2  tablespoons dried mushrooms
1  cup dry red wine
2  cups beef bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste


Soak mushrooms in cold water for 30 minutes. Chop bacon and vegetables fine.

Place in large pot with meat, lard and wine and cook until wine has evaporated and meat and vegetables are well browned. Add bouillon, cover tightly, simmer 2 hours or until meat is  tender.  Season.  Serves 8

Braised beef


Braised beef

1 serving—500 calories

4 pounds eye of the round of beef
1          tablespoon lard
2          slices bacon
1 medium onion
1 stalk celery
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1          small carrot, chopped
2          tablespoons dried mushrooms

1          cup dry red wine
2          cups beef bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak mushrooms in cold water for 30 minutes. Chop bacon and vegetables fine.

Place in large pot with meat, lard and wine and cook until wine has evaporated and meat and vegetables are well browned. Add bouillon, cover tightly, simmer 2 hours or until meat is  tender.  Season.  Serves 8

Braised beef


Braised beef

1 serving—500 calories

4 pounds eye of the round of beef
1          tablespoon lard
2          slices bacon
1 medium onion
1 stalk celery
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1          small carrot, chopped
2          tablespoons dried mushrooms

1          cup dry red wine
2          cups beef bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak mushrooms in cold water for 30 minutes. Chop bacon and vegetables fine.

Place in large pot with meat, lard and wine and cook until wine has evaporated and meat and vegetables are well browned. Add bouillon, cover tightly, simmer 2 hours or until meat is  tender.  Season.  Serves 8

Braised beef

1 serving—500 calories

4 pounds eye of the round of beef
1          tablespoon lard
2          slices bacon
1 medium onion
1 stalk celery
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1          small carrot, chopped
2          tablespoons dried mushrooms

1          cup dry red wine
2          cups beef bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak mushrooms in cold water for 30 minutes. Chop bacon and vegetables fine.

Place in large pot with meat, lard and wine and cook until wine has evaporated and meat and vegetables are well browned. Add bouillon, cover tightly, simmer 2 hours or until meat is  tender.  Season.  Serves 8

Braised beef

1 serving—500 calories

4 pounds eye of the round of beef
1          tablespoon lard
2          slices bacon
1 medium onion
1 stalk celery
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1          small carrot, chopped
2          tablespoons dried mushrooms

1          cup dry red wine
2          cups beef bouillon
Salt and pepper to taste
Soak mushrooms in cold water for 30 minutes. Chop bacon and vegetables fine.

Place in large pot with meat, lard and wine and cook until wine has evaporated and meat and vegetables are well browned. Add bouillon, cover tightly, simmer 2 hours or until meat is  tender.  Season.  Serves 8

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ever Tasted Broiled Liver Recipe

mushroom soup
Sprinkle one side of liver with salt and pepper. Broil close to high heat until brown on one side (2-3 minutes), turn, sprinkle with salt and pepper again and broil until second side is browned. If you have never tried a liver slightly rare, experiment by having your butcher cut it thick enough so that with quick cooking it cannot cook to a gray turn all the way through. It will never be leathery if you teach yourself to like eating liver this way.


Do you know ¼ Pound Broiled Liver —236 Calories


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Friday, 9 March 2012

Traditional Irish Soups Recipe

Irish Soups Recipe
I have found when any visitors I have come to Ireland, they always ask me for some of my Irish Soup Recipes. In particular, they seem very interested in the very traditional Irish Soup recipes. There are in my opinion three very traditional soups that are well known and popular In Ireland. These are as follows:

  •  Irish Potato Soup Recipes
  • Irish Vegetable Soup Recipes
  • Irish Chicken Soup Recipes

As any society develops so does their food culture but in my opinion not everything should be changed, and these soups are in that bracket for me. The onslaught of cookery programs on TV has almost forced chefs to find their own twist even with a simple soup. Frequently these day creams are added and blended with cream then drizzled on top to add effects, and lots of sprinkling with parsley seems to be a standard. I like the taste and I like natural traditional tastes so I have added nothing fancy to these traditional Irish soup recipes so I hope you try them out and I hope you enjoy the wholesome taste.

Irish Potato Soup


Ingredients


5 large potatoes, 2 pints of vegetable stock, 1 onion, 1 turnip, 1 carrot, 2 celery sticks
1/2 pint of milk (or cream) 1 ounce of butter, 1 tablespoon of tapioca.

How To Cook


Clean and peel the potatoes and then thinly slice. Melt the butter in the saucepan and add the potatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

Dice the onion, turnip, carrot and celery and add along with salt and pepper. Cook for a further 30 minutes.
Blend the soup and return to the saucepan. Add the tapioca and return to the heat for around 15 minutes.

Add the cream and stir in slowly. You should now have a very tasty Irish Potato Soup

Irish Vegetable Soup


Ingredients
4 pints of vegetable stock, 2 onions, 1 carrot, 1 parsnip, 2 sticks of celery, 1/2lb of barley, 2 lbs of dried peas, 1 small turnip, salt and pepper to season

How To Cook
Dice all the vegetables. Put the stock into a saucepan and boil and then add in the vegetables, Cook the vegetables until they go soft and add salt and pepper to taste.

You can sprinkle with either chopped parsley or chopped thyme for appearance.

Irish Chicken Soup


Ingredients


1 chicken carcass
1 medium sized onion
1 pint/600ml of milk
1 chicken stock cube
4 tablespoons of boiling water
4 tablespoons of cold water
1 tablespoon of cornflour
A pinch of nutmeg
100g/4ox chopped chicken
1 Bay leaf
1 clove

Cooking Method


Break up the carcass and put into the saucepan and then put in a bay leaf and a clove. Dice an onion and add this. Dissolve a stock cube with boiling water in a small jug and add this and allow simmering for 20 minutes.
Strain and return to the saucepan. Then mix the cornflour with cold water to make a smooth paste and add to the saucepan. Bring to the boil and it should by now have thickened. Finally add nutmeg and the chopped chicken and simmer for about 30 minutes with the lid on. Finally add salt and pepper to taste.

I hope you enjoy giving these a try. They are best eaten with Irish wheaten bread.

Loss Your Weight Just By a Healthy Weight Loss Soup

Weight Loss Soup
Many people fail to achieve their weight loss goals because they see weight loss as a tedious boring process that forces them to eat bland food. For weight loss to be effective you need to be creative about your diet, and finding delicious soup diets for weight loss is a way to do this. The road to losing weight shouldn't be a dark and dreary one because if you stick to bland food items, the time will come when your interest will fade away and you won't be able to sustain your plan. Embarking on a weight loss program doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to everything that tastes good, because there are ways to cook low-calorie diet food in a manner that's delicious and appealing to the palate.

Soup diets are very common these days, because soup is a very effective way to satiate hunger without giving you all the unnecessary calories and fat. Soup is liquid-based, and liquid tends to work in filling up your stomach and tricking you into thinking that you're already full. This is the same principle that works for the weight loss tip of drinking a lot of water. There are times when we think we're hungry and we end up eating too much when in fact, we're only thirsty. Drinking water before a meal works in the same way as eating soup before a meal - it satiates hunger and makes us eat less of the meal in front of us. Just because soup can help you lose weight doesn't mean it has to taste bland. There are several soup diets for weight loss that have been formulated with taste in mind.

Soup diets for weight loss will only work if these diets are able to find the balance between low calories and appetizing taste. Naturally a full cream soup full of potatoes and seasoning will taste very delicious, but it's not very effective in helping people with their goals. A diet soup recipe will substitute the full cream with skim milk, and use something like asparagus or celery as a substitute to potatoes, which are very high in carbohydrates. Of course it won't taste the same, but this only illustrates a way to make a diet soup appetizing without making it full of calories. All it takes is a little creativity and a lot of research.

When you choose soups to add to your diet, concentrate on the soups that are rich in vegetables. You have to note that not all vegetables are the same either, and you have to avoid starchy vegetables like corn and potatoes as much as possible. You should also avoid soups that are cream-based, and instead concentrate on clear or even tomato-based soups. In making your soup you should also avoid putting too much seasoning, because while this adds to the taste, adding too much will be counterproductive to your diet. You'll be surprised how filling soup can be, so try it out and see amazing weight loss results.

Enjoy Soup a Regular Part of Your Daily Diet


Daily Diet Soup
Enjoy As a child, when I was unwell or laid up in bed with the cold virus, my mother would insist that I had a bowl of warm thick nutritious soup. It is a great comfort food and maybe it was a placebo effect but I always seem to feel better after a bowl of warm soup. I particularly like having soups on cold bleak winter days. The great thing about soup is that you can make it with whatever food you have in your kitchen and that includes left overs. To make soups with good flavour make sure you have excellent soup stock.

If you are keen to make great soups, you will find thousands of recipes on the Internet or on the bookshelves. There is no great need to have special equipment to make great soups. A chopping board, a sharp knife and a pan is all you need sometimes. A blender will be a useful equipment to get the consistency of your choice.

Soup is international and the taste and ingredients vary. In the Far East lentils are used and although they have different names, it is basically a soup. With globalisation, we are now fortunate to enjoy all these fabulous soups and when making homemade soups, we can now continue to add new items from overseas.

Health experts tell us, we should have five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Soup is an excellent way to reach your daily target. Fruits with high carbohydrate and fructose level are not the best choice for many. Vegetables, beans, nuts and lentils are recommended by all health professionals and they are the natural choice for soups. Most children are not keen to eat vegetables especially broccoli and other brain foods. In soups, you can add portions of these healthy food items and liquidise the end product and children will have no idea they are enjoying foods they consider yucky.

In the stores today are various soup makers. Some are very expensive but the price has dropped since Cuisinart, a company renown for reliability, joined the market. Now all you need to do is chop up your food items, add your stock to your soup maker and leave it in the soup maker and once completed, you can use the blender option to give your soup the consistency you want. The soup makers available in the shops will blend, cook and maker soup, and the entire process takes about one hour. If time is at a premium, then a soup maker is an excellent choice. It is also a wonderful small equipment in your kitchen if you have small children.

Red Tomato and Pepper Soup Recipe

Tomato Soup Recipe
Soup is a food that is made by combining ingredients such as meat and vegetables with stock, juice, water or other liquid. A basic tomato soup is simply tomatoes cooked together with celery, onions and carrots for flavoring. Other seasonings may be added, including salt, pepper, sugar, garlic and green pepper, and milk may be used to create cream of tomato soup.

Whether prepared from a can or homemade, tomato soup is a source of vitamin C, vitamin A and iron.

Canned tomato soup is low in calories but high in salt. One cup has 85 calories and 695mg of sodium. This represents 28 percent of the recommended daily value for salt, based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet. You'll receive 17g of carbohydrates, which includes 6g of sugars and no dietary fiber.

With only 2g of total fat, tomato soup provides 2 percent of the daily value for total fat. It contains no cholesterol, 0.36mg of saturated fat and 1.4mg of the healthier unsaturated fats.Here is a basic homemade tomato and red pepper soup that is simple and less costly to prepare.

Ingredients: 

1 chicken stock
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil- to garnish
Extra virgin olive oil-to garnish
600g ripe tomatoes- quartered
400g tin chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion- chopped
2 large red peppers, seeds removed and roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic- chopped

METHOD


1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan.
2. Saute the onion, peppers and garlic for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the fresh tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes.
4 Add the tinned tomatoes, the stock and a cup of water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.
6. Puree the soup in batches in a food processor or with a hand-held blender.
7. Strain through a coarse sieve and add a little extra stock.
8. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot, and garnished with the basil and a of drizzle extra olive oil.

How to Serve:

1. Roasting the vegetables gives the soup a delicious flavor.
2. Halve the onions, tomatoes and peppers, place them on a lined baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and roast at 200ÂșC in oven for 60 minutes, turning the onions and peppers once before using them in the preparation of soup.