Split the vanilla pods in half. Cut the pods in half and put them in the jar. Put vodka over it to cover them. Close the jar tightly and put it in the pantry or a more unused closet in the dark. Leave to soak for 3 months. From time to time shake the mixture. After 3 months the mixture will have an amber color and vanilla flavor.
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RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenJerk chickenThis is a Jamaican-inspired dish combining the flavours of barbecued jerk chicken with a lovely jerk-flavoured cream sauce, all tossed with pasta. If desired, you can cook the chicken breasts under the grill or in a ridged griddle pan.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenChicken and riceThis Jollof Rice recipe, also called Benachin, is popular througout West Africa, especially Nigeria and Ghana. It& 39;s an easy, family friendly meal made with easy-to-find ingredients.85 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 tablespoon olive oil1 large onion, sliced2 (400g) tins whole plum tomatoes80g tomato puree1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary475ml water1 (1.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefThis is a type of Puerto Rican sandwich that is missing the bread! Fried green plantains replace the bread and are used to sandwich a tasty stack of steak, cheese, tomato and lettuce, all spiced with garlic, cumin and oregano.21 people made thisIngredientsServes: 1 475ml vegetable oil for frying1 green plantain, peeled and halved lengthways2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 clove garlic, minced20g beef skirt or flank steak, cut into thin strips1/2 small onion, thinly sliced1 pinch cumin1 pinch dried oregano1 tablespoon mayonnaise1 Cheddar cheese slice, cut in half2 slices tomato3 leaves lettuceMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:25minHeat 475ml vegetable oil in a large, deep frying pan or deep fryer to 175 degrees C.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryGameVenison This is the venison burger recipe you& 39;ve been after. The icing on the cake is smoked streaky bacon, which complements the venison.22 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon225g minced venison225g lean minced beef1 pinch coarse sea salt1 pinch fresh ground black pepper2 tablespoons stout2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce4 burger buns, splitMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minPlace the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeLime cheesecakeThey make perfect little individual cakes. They look like they are straight out a cake shop! If you can& 39;t get key limes, use large normal limes.Be the first to make this!IngredientsMakes: 24 mini cheesecakesFor the biscuit bases450g crushed shortbread biscuits55g melted butter1 teaspoon grated lime zestFor the cheesecake filling675g cream cheese, softened150g caster sugar3 eggs, room temperature3 teaspoons grated lime zest80ml lime juice1 teaspoon vanilla extract260g seedless raspberry jamMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:2hr cooling › Ready in:3hrPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSaladSalad dressing More a condiment than just a salad dressing, this zesty combination of lemon juice, garlic and olive oil can dress salads, be drizzled over grilled fish, added to pitta wraps, and so much more. Try it with a tabbouleh-inspired salad with lots of parsley and couscous or bulgur wheat.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesSpaghettiThis is a healthy version of a classic puttanesca. It& 39;s tossed with wholewheat spaghetti and kale for a lovely midweek supper that will get you to your five a day.93 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1/2 (500g) pack wholewheat spaghetti2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 large onion, sliced2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon red chilli flakes1 tablespoon capers1 (50g) tin anchovies, drained and quartered2/3 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes, undrained150g coarsely chopped kale75g sliced black olives40g grated Parmesan cheese, or to tasteMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:40minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesThis is a recipe from the Pennsylvania Dutch, German-speaking settlers in America.Be the first to make this!IngredientsServes: 24 200g plain flour1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar2 eggs220g dark brown soft sugar50g chopped candied citron50g chopped almondswhite or lemon icingMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minPreheat oven to 180 / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesThis divine combination of sweet red peppers and red onions goes well with lamb, and leftovers add something special to an ordinary sandwich.140 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 red peppers, cut into strips2 red onions, cut into strips1 tablespoon olive oilknob butter4 tablespoons red wine (optional)pinch saltpinch ground black pepperpinch chopped fresh basilMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minIn a saucepan over a medium heat, combine red pepper, onion, oil and butter; sauté for 2 minutes.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeBaked cheesecakeIf you love coffee, chocolate and cheesecake, this is the recipe for you. This decadent cheesecake consists of a biscuit base, filled with a chocolate and coffee flavoured cheesecake filling, which is finished off with a creamy chocolate topping.17 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 23cm round cheesecake175g sweet biscuits, crushed into crumbs2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter1 tablespoon caster sugar1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder1 tablespoon instant coffee powder2 tablespoons coffee-flavoured liqueur115g plain chocolate, grated925g cream cheese, softened200g caster sugar4 eggs250ml soured cream2 tablespoons caster sugar1 teaspoon coffee flavoured liqueur1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powderMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:5hr40minFor the Base: Combine the crumbs, 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa with a fork.
RecipesDiet & lifestyleVegetarianVegetarian mealsThe traditional Irish colcannon recipe with a twist. It& 39;s a simple, yet tasty dish for any day of the week.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 5 pounds Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cubed900g cabbage, chopped3 tablespoons mayonnaise or more if needed420ml chicken stock or as neededsalt and black pepper to taste900g fully cooked ham, cubedMethodPrep:35min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:1hrPlace the potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with salted water.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet This is the best and most delicious salmon recipe, and very easy to prepare. My husband totally loved it; he did not like salmon that much until he had this.3971 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 60g maple syrup2 tablespoons soy sauce1 clove garlic, minced1/4 teaspoon garlic salt1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper450g salmon filletMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:30min marinating › Ready in:1hrPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonA salmon alternative to the traditional meatloaf. It& 39;s easy, quick and tastes delicious. It& 39;s a good way of getting some omega-3 oils into your diet. Serve thickly sliced, as you would with meatloaf.16 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 1 (418g) tin salmon, drained and flaked35g fresh breadcrumbs1 carrot, grated1 1/2 teaspoons English mustard2 eggs, beaten125ml milk, scalded2 tablespoons melted butter3 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley3/4 teaspoon salt1 pinch ground black pepperMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:50min ›Ready in:1hr5minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenWhole chickenWhole roast chickenA citrus spice marinade is made from olive oil, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic, lime juice and orange juice. Serve with mashed potatoes or in sandwiches.56 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 whole chicken125ml extra-virgin olive oil1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt1/2 teaspoon dried oregano2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic3 tablespoons lime juice3 tablespoons orange juice1 (2.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseAn olive-infused cream cheese is spread on flour tortillas, before being rolled up with ham, Cheddar, salami and mozzarella cheese and sliced into appetiser-portions.28 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 50 pieces75g pimento-stuffed green olives, finely chopped45g black olives, finely chopped1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil450g cream cheese, softened1 pinch dried oregano1 pinch garlic granules5 flour tortillas115g thinly sliced ham115g thinly sliced Cheddar cheese115g thinly sliced salami115g thinly sliced mozzarella cheeseMethodPrep:30min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr30minCombine green olives, black olives, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and oil in a small bowl.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonA delicious barbecued fish dish. Salmon fillets are marinated in olive oil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, garlic and lemon juice, before being barbecued to perfection.63 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 4 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon dried parsley2 tablespoons dried thyme1 tablespoon dried rosemary1 clove garlic, finely chopped4 (175g) fillets salmon1 lemon, juicedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:30min marinating › Ready in:50minPreheat barbecue for medium heat.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesThis cheats recipe for ravioli uses store-bought wonton wrappers. Mascarpone, sauteed mushrooms, shallots, thyme, garlic and chives are used to fill these delicious ravioli.39 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil2 large shallots, finely chopped225g fresh mushrooms, chopped1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives1 (250g) tub mascarpone cheesesalt and pepper to taste32 (8.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCuts of beefSteakFillet steakTender fillet steaks are pan-seared and then roasted, before being topped with a delectable buttered crab topping. Serve with potatoes, pasta or rice.7 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 450g fresh lump crabmeat3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled2 tablespoons olive oil2 (225g) beef fillet steakscoarse sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minPreheat an oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeLemon cheesecakeThis is a recipe that produces a delicious, no bake, lemon cheesecake. It& 39;s light, fluffy, yet rich and creamy at the same time. It& 39;s also egg-free! Serve with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.74 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 26cm round cheesecake250g digestive biscuits, crushed into crumbs115g unsalted butter1 tablespoon icing sugar2/3 (135g) box lemon flavoured tablet jelly, broken into chunks250ml boiling water250g cream cheese, softened200g caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract150ml evaporated milkMethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:3hr chilling › Ready in:3hr20minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesIngredientsPastaSeafood pastaA deliciously simple recipe, taking cooked linguine and topping them with freshly cooked mussels and melted butter. A perfect, yet light meal when served with a side salad.44 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2.4kg fresh mussels450g linguine pasta50g butter1 onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, finely chopped6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley1 bay leaf1/4 teaspoon dried thyme475ml white wineMethodPrep:35min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:50minScrub mussels and pull off beards, cutting them at the base with a paring knife.