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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby scullion » November 23rd, 2017, 10:31 pm

yes, i'm sure you can and i think it would work well. the syrup could give it a little more moisture - not that mine was dry but it could easily have taken more carrot - and i think it would do well to add in more ginger.
try it, let us know what you did and how it turns out.

ours is all gone. i may have to make another.
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby KC2 » November 23rd, 2017, 11:09 pm

Cheers, scully, thanks!
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 27th, 2017, 9:01 pm

I really want to eat that golden egg curry now! What a brilliant idea. I particularly liked the addition of stabbed green bird's eye chillies. Saliva attack here!
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby StokeySue » November 27th, 2017, 9:46 pm

I kind of switched off, can't abide either French toast or chocolate cheesecake, two words that should never appear together for my taste
The egg curry might be interesting as it's poached eggs
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby earthmaiden » November 27th, 2017, 10:45 pm

The curry tempted me least. The koftas and accompaniments and the cheesecake most.
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby cyprusmoira » November 28th, 2017, 6:26 am

The egg curry tempted me too but French Toast, do people need a recipe for that.
The best Koftas around here contain a secret ingredient, Maple Syrup :!:

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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby earthmaiden » November 28th, 2017, 9:32 am

cyprusmoira wrote: but French Toast, do people need a recipe for that.
The best Koftas around here contain a secret ingredient, Maple Syrup :!:

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I think it was the addition of Parmesan which made it noteworthy to some.

Oooh, maple syrup? That sounds worth trying! (a real Middle Eastern ingredient :lol: :lol: )
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby suffolk » November 28th, 2017, 10:11 am

Neither of us liked the poached egg idea ... OH was quite vehement about it although he loves poached eggs ... he said it just 'seemed wrong'.

I love French Toast, or Gypsy Toast as it's known in our family ... Nigella's ingredients last night seemed to be the same as Welsh Rarebit so it would have been tasty ... I might try it for lunch one daqy.
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby cooksalot » November 28th, 2017, 10:36 am

I didn’t like the look of the poached egg curry (colour/consistency) and that would put me off, even though it might taste good. Not very keen on the more traditional egg curry made with hard boiled eggs either.
The koftas looked really gorgeous, might try those! :hungry:
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby StokeySue » November 28th, 2017, 11:12 am

cyprusmoira wrote:The best Koftas around here contain a secret ingredient, Maple Syrup


:o :o :o

I'll have to try that
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby scullion » November 28th, 2017, 11:31 am

when it showed her sitting with a fork hovering over a slice of baked cheesecake, saying how much she liked it i was thinking 'this could be interesting i love baked cheesecake, too' - then gave a recipe for an easy, non baked one - my rising disappointment collided with my descending expectations leaving me with a definitely miffed feeling.
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby KC2 » November 28th, 2017, 2:59 pm

I found it the least interesting of the programmes so far - I think the koftas and accompaniments were the best thing on it. I'm intrigued by the addition of maple syrup, Moira!

I recall she's mentioned her quick pickling onions before, and I must give them a try one day as I am not at all keen on raw onions - I pick them out of hamburgers etc when they come with them and avoid salads that have them in - and if that moderates the rawness it could be a useful method for me. Have any of you done it? Does it really work?
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby cyprusmoira » November 28th, 2017, 4:25 pm

KC2 wrote:I recall she's mentioned her quick pickling onions before, and I must give them a try one day as I am not at all keen on raw onions - I pick them out of hamburgers etc when they come with them and avoid salads that have them in - and if that moderates the rawness it could be a useful method for me. Have any of you done it? Does it really work?

She used red onions which are usually milder. I had similar onions served with a plate kebab in a Turkish restaurant in Nicosia last month.

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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby beldubby » November 28th, 2017, 6:02 pm

I like raw onions, but they don't like me, so I was always keen to try this (I've seen her do this in previous series). It worked okay, but I could never find out how long she left the onions in the vinegar. The onions were okay, but I think I left them in the vinegar for too long, as they were very vinegary, but not too oniony if that makes sense!
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 28th, 2017, 6:03 pm

cyprusmoira wrote:
KC2 wrote:I recall she's mentioned her quick pickling onions before, and I must give them a try one day as I am not at all keen on raw onions - I pick them out of hamburgers etc when they come with them and avoid salads that have them in - and if that moderates the rawness it could be a useful method for me. Have any of you done it? Does it really work?

She used red onions which are usually milder. I had similar onions served with a plate kebab in a Turkish restaurant in Nicosia last month.

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I have made similar from a recipe on Mamta's website which were super scrummy!
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby suffolk » November 28th, 2017, 6:44 pm

I've done it this way a few times ...http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-qu ... chn-193247
but they don't last for the promised 'weeks' in the fridge .......... the jar is always inexplicably empty within a few days :?
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby earthmaiden » November 28th, 2017, 7:01 pm

I have made Japanese style pickles - radishes and things - which are usually eaten almost straight away. They are lovely. I imagine it's similar. I missed the pickle bit of Nigella's programme - I was daydreaming for a few minutes and when I came to she'd done it :oops: .
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby StokeySue » November 28th, 2017, 7:57 pm

The original Nigella recipe says to leave the onions in the vinegar and oil for "a good two hours" which sounds reasonable
https://www.nigella.com/recipes/the-ultimate-greek-salad

Greek salad without cucumber? Heresy! But it does sound nice

Soaking onions in vinegar or salt water to improve them is hardly new or Nigella specific, my dad's family used to steep sliced onions in malt vinegar with salt and pepper before using the onion with cheese or cold meat in sandwiches
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby KC2 » November 29th, 2017, 10:54 am

Thanks all, really helpful.

beldubby wrote:I like raw onions, but they don't like me, so I was always keen to try this (I've seen her do this in previous series). It worked okay, but I could never find out how long she left the onions in the vinegar. The onions were okay, but I think I left them in the vinegar for too long, as they were very vinegary, but not too oniony if that makes sense!


Although they may have been a bit vinegary, did you find they agreed with you?
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby beldubby » November 29th, 2017, 11:11 am

Yes, they seemed to! My problem with raw onions is the taste lingering for hours, even if I brush my teeth afterwards. I didn't have this problem with the soaked ones.
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby KC2 » November 29th, 2017, 12:05 pm

Thanks beldubby :tu:
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby PatsyMFagan » December 5th, 2017, 10:00 am

Yes, I am sure it would substitute perfectly .. :tu:

Edited to add that I have just remembered that Nigella use fresh grated ginger whereas I used some frozen stuff. I did wonder if that is what caused the underwhelming flavour of ginger ???
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby StokeySue » December 5th, 2017, 10:13 am

I find frozen ginger is quite punchy, but if you buy the prepared stuff it is usually grated more finely than she does, which might make it more noticeable?

I liked last night's recipes though annoyingly the chicken is not online, liked the sunken cake too
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Re: Nigella - At my table

Postby suffolk » December 5th, 2017, 10:19 am

I liked the look of the cake too ... I remember one of her flourless chocolate cakes being one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever made ... must make it again some time ...

I've just googled and googled and can't find it ... I'm sure it was made with ground hazelnuts not almonds ... it must be in one of my books somewhere .......... the only one I can find is this one https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/choc ... lnut_38207
which, IIRC is as near as dammit ...
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