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Chicken Liver Parfait

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Thursday, 12 December 2013
Nigel Brown recipeIn need of a great starter for those festive feasts? This should do it...  

Ingredients
  • 250g chicken livers
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 4 tsp madeira
  • 4 tsp port
  • 4 tsp brandy
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g butter, melted salt and pepper

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas 3. Line six ramekins with cling film.

2. Rinse and clean the livers, removing any veins.

3. Combine the shallots, Madeira, port, brandy and thyme in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer briskly until reduced and the liquid is almost syrupy. Remove the thyme sprig.

4. Once the livers and eggs are at room temperature, tip them into a blender or food processor along with the reduced sauce and melted butter. Whiz to a purée and season.

5. Press the mixture through a fine sieve.

6. Pour into ramekins. Place foil over each ramekin and place in a roasting pan. Add enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 30 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before chilling.

Pumpkin Soup

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Thursday, 11 October 2012
Halloween is getting ever closer. Make the most of the season's pumpkins with this soup recipe...

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients


  • 1 Medium pumpkin
  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove of garlic, crushed
  • 500 ml fresh chicken stock
  • 150 ml double cream
  • A dash of rapeseed oil

To serve

  • Double cream, whipped
  • Flat leaf Parsley

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc

2. Peel the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Dice the flesh into large cubes and put in a roasting tray. Scatter around the chopped onion and garlic.

3. Drizzle over rapeseed oil and roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender and golden.

4. Meanwhile bring the stock to the boil. When the vegetables are cooked, put in a blender with the hot liquid. Blend until smooth before adding the cream.

5. Return to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

6. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a sprig of parsley. Drizzle in some double cream if desired.

Nigel holds exclusive classes in his own cookery school kitchen. For more information log on to www.nigelbrownchef.co.uk

Pumpkin Soup

Posted by Nigel Brown
Nigel Brown
Nigel Brown has not set their biography yet
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on Thursday, 11 October 2012
Halloween is getting ever closer. Make the most of the season's pumpkins with this soup recipe...

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients


  • 1 Medium pumpkin
  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 Clove of garlic, crushed
  • 500 ml fresh chicken stock
  • 150 ml double cream
  • A dash of rapeseed oil

To serve

  • Double cream, whipped
  • Flat leaf Parsley

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc

2. Peel the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds. Dice the flesh into large cubes and put in a roasting tray. Scatter around the chopped onion and garlic.

3. Drizzle over rapeseed oil and roast in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the pumpkin is tender and golden.

4. Meanwhile bring the stock to the boil. When the vegetables are cooked, put in a blender with the hot liquid. Blend until smooth before adding the cream.

5. Return to the pan and season with salt and pepper.

6. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with a sprig of parsley. Drizzle in some double cream if desired.

Nigel holds exclusive classes in his own cookery school kitchen. For more information log on to www.nigelbrownchef.co.uk

Mini Prawn Cocktails with Marie Rose Sauce

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Thursday, 12 July 2012

The sun is shining (for now), and this summery starter is sure to put a smile on your face...

Mini Prawn Cocktails with Marie Rose Sauce

Ingredients

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Game Terrine

Posted by Nigel Brown
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on Thursday, 01 March 2012

Serve up this little delight, and your friends will think you're a star in the kitchen. Just don't let on they're a cinch to make...

Whether you want a versatile starter or simple lunch, this little beauty can be made in advance. So when your company arrives, all you need do is relax.

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