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Come Dine With Me ideas
Sat 31-Mar-12
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Danny
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Sorry, Janet, never did that cuisine. I will be really interested in what you eventually come up with for your menu.

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Sat 31-Mar-12
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Nor me, sorry Janet.  We did once eat in a caribbean restaurant a long time ago.....as I recall, we had jerk chicken with some sort of coconutty rice thing.  And a lovely drink.....no idea what it was, but it was pink, looked like a milkshake but had a kick like a mule.....I was practically legless after drinking it, whatever it was! embarassedbig_laugh

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Sun 1-Apr-12
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well keep the ideas (or lack of em) coming, I'm struggling myself...found a nice idea on BBC good food for Cardamom merignue nests which I think could be a possible pud idea, maybe with caramelised pineapple (gorgeous, slice up fresh pineapple, sprinkle generously with brown sugar and cinnamon, bake in over, or grill, until sugar bubbles, turn over and do same for other side) and mango.

Mon 2-Apr-12
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wave Curry Goat  ? Or even Google Caribbean recipes . 

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Mon 2-Apr-12
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I love sweet potato, sliced in half lengthways, score the surface and cover with jerk seasoning then bake in oven as you would a jacket potato. Normally serve with salmon fillet cooked with lime and a dollop of creme fraiche mixed with a little coconut milk and lime juice on the side.

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Mon 2-Apr-12
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Ooh good one Aly - the sweet potatoes, very caribbean, not sure about the salmon, but there's going to have to been lots of seafood, as that's what we eat when we (used to) go on holiday.

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Sun 29-Apr-12
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Just got some library books to browse through, was looking through the Levi Roots food for friends book, don't like him, but there are some lovely recipe ideas, came across this one for using the skin of a pineapple to make a refreshing drink..bearing in mind how much you cut off, I fancy giving it a try.

put all the peelings from a pineapple into a pan. (skin and core, not leaves), bash a large piece of root ginger with a rolling pin (about 75g) and chuck in pan, add 1 ltr water, and 125g demerara sugar. Cover and bring to boil, simmer for 5 mins.

Allow to cool then stick the whole lot in the fridge overnight (min 6 hrs), strain, add 'some' lime juice and taste. depending on sweetness of pineapple, you might want more sugar.

Serve chilled with ice cubes and a sprig of mint. Doesn't it sound refreshing, could just imagine it on a warm summers evening, maybe with splash of rum - got the pineapple,just need a warm summers evening now .

Mon 30-Apr-12
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waveHi Janet,

I thought this might be a useful addition to the starters. Don't believe it when the site says the recipe does not exist !!!!!  angry  On the right hand side you will see a lot of photos of dishes so scroll down to Aloo Pie & click on it to get the recipe.

 

http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/¦..ad-wi.html

 

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Mon 30-Apr-12
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Thanks Nadine

I've been sat in the dental hospital for several hours this afternoon while Mike was seeing a consultant, and I've had a good browse through the library books I got out last week. These look lovely, , I'd fancy playing with them a bit, maybe add some spinach or something. Gettting some good ideas now, will post my menu ideas in the next few days for you to review.

Thu 24-May-12
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Hmm, that's odd, I'm sure on Tuesday night I posted my whole menu on here, or maybe Monday night, Hmm, well maybe it'll turn up somewhere…

The meal was a complete success, apart from me not being ready when they arrived. We had :

Fizzy wine with salted banana chips and casava crisps with dips (bought)

followed by more wine

followed by Crab cakes & mango salsa (yum) and more wine

followed by, Jerk ribs, Barbecue Chicken, Ginger & lime barbecued corn on the cob, Roasted plantain, butternut & sweet potato salad, tomato & pickled pepper salad, potato & smoked sausage salad, big green salad,  and wine

followed by a choice of cardamom meringues & whipped cream, or (and) the salted caramel & chocolate pudding cake that was suggested by Nadine on another thread (spectacular) , I made homemade rum ice cream to go with it….and wine

Everyone went home very full and happy, it was a great night…and in bed by midnight as they were all at work today (ha)

Thu 24-May-12
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wave  You did Janet and I replied that I liked the sound of a few and then decided I would just come and join you  ( or words to that effect)  Think some other posts were lost too on the changeover. 

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Thank goodness for that, thought I was loosing me marbles! - off to bed for a well deserved rest, goodnight all

Thu 24-May-12
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Sound just wonderful (yet again) Janet.....congratulations on the success of the evening. ok

Glad the cake was a success.

 

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Right, it's that time again. my turn to do a CDWM (1st Feb) . This is for my Halifax girls (one of the teams that used to work for me) ...bit of a difficult one as we have a couple of fussy(ish) eaters. The main one, who is a pretty close friend won't eat lamb or seafood.

She does like curry, amd I think it may end up being a Thai or Indian night (probably indian, as there's a lot of seafood in thai food.) However, I could be persuaded otherwise. I sorted out the freezer the other day and we have quite a bit of chicken portions in it, so I'd like to use that as the main ingredient.

Any ideas welcome

Tue 8-Jan-13
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Thai green curry with chicken works very well. I dice the chicken into bite size chunks. Add Jasmine rice for a more posh meal, I 'shape' the cooked rice in little pud tins and present it as a dome.

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