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1. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Hi Folks

Following on from TylerJames's thread about recipes from whilst travelling, thought it would be nice to have a few recipes from home - maybe something you've come up with, particularly something that's a bit typical of your home country perhaps.

Here's one of mine, kinda bangers and mash with a twist:

Venison Sausage Casserole with Root Vegetable Mash
(Serves Two)

Casserole
6 Venison Sausages
1 Onion (Diced)
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
3 glasses red wine
2 glasses stock
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 knob of butter
salt & Pepper

Mash
2 large potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes
100mls thick single cream
50g butter
salt & pepper

1) Heat a large casserole dish on the hob, fry the sausages in butter until browned all over. Remove, allow to cool, then slice into about 4 pieces each.
2) In the casserole dish gently fry the onion until soft then add the garlic and fry for a further minute, then turn up the heat and add the sliced sausage, and brown on both sides where it has been sliced.
3) Add the wine, stock and cayenne, reduce to a gentle simmer and put the lid on - simmer for about an hour or until sauce is quite well reduced then season to taste.

4) Peel and chop root veg into large pieces. Place in a pan of cold water and bring to the boil - boil until soft.
5) Drain and return to the pan over a low heat. When dry, mash, adding in the cream and butter. Mash until smooth then season.

To serve bung a generous splodge of mash on a plate and spoon the sausages and mash over the top.

2. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Fish and Chips

You will need:
One chippy
A few quid

Walk to the chippy
Order Fish and Chips
Eat Fish and Chips

3. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

CRISP ROLL

Ingredients
1 x packet of crisps
1 x bread roll.

Method
Place crisps on roll
Eat.

Tip
For a change, try different flavours of crisps.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Microwave meal:
Put some holes in the package and heat for 5 minutes at 750W.
Enjoy!

And beer: ask wife to get from refrigarator.
Drink.
Enjoy!

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Microwave meal:
Put some holes in the package and heat for 5 minutes at 750W.
Enjoy!

What? Just enjoy putting it in the microwave?

Umm... Can we eat the things in the package?

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Quoting Utrecht

Microwave meal:
Put some holes in the package and heat for 5 minutes at 750W.
Enjoy!

What? Just enjoy putting it in the microwave?

Umm... Can we eat the things in the package?

I usually just eat the package, but sometimes I just leave it in the microwave and whatch it making rounds....

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Here's one I made the other night and it was very good (again).

Country-Style Pork Ribs with Sauerkraut

*Country-style ribs are not the baby-back or spare rib racks. They are larger individual ribs, but any style will work. Beef ribs work well also.

4-6 Country-style ribs
1 large jar or package sauerkraut (any style)
1 large onion (sliced)
5-6 cloves garlic (julienned)
2 bottles of beer (any style)
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried (powdered) mustard
1 tablespoon browning sauce (Kitche Bouquet, BV - optional)
Salt & pepper (to taste)

1) In a large casserole (burner-safe), saute onions, garlic and thyme in olive or grapeseed oil until tender and sligtly browned. Remove onions/garlic from pot and set aside.

2) Place ribs in pot, in single layer, and brown. Turn ribs so all sides are browned - about 15 minutes to do all ribs, all sides. Remove from heat to add rest of ingredients.

3) When ribs are browned, place one half of the sauerkraut on top of them. Place the sauted onion and garlic on top the sauerkraut. Cover with second half of sauerkraut.

4) Sprinkle top with dried mustard. Pour in as much beer as will fit in the pot so top sauerkraut is covered. (My pot holds two bottles nicely.) If browning sauce is used, it can be added at this time too.

5) Turn burner to medium low, return pot to stove and cover. Let simmer away for about 2-3 hours, or until meat is very tender and falling away from the bones. Stir once or twice to keep everything from sticking to the bottom. As this cooks, the kraut and onions will mix. The stirring will mix it up too.

6) If too much liquid is cooked off, more beer or water can be added so the ingredients remain covered.

Pasta bowls work great for serving this dish. Place ribs and sauerkraut in dish and ladle over some of the broth. Roasted potatoes are good with this too.

I use any leftover broth and kraut to make a nice cabbage soup.

8. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Instant noodles

A packet of instant noodles (your choice of what you find in the country you visit)
Vegetables of your choice
Garlic and any other seasoning
Sunflower oil

Boil some water in a pot and when the water starts boiling, break the noodles pack and pour contents into pot. Stir for two minutes and then take it off cooker.

Stir-fry the vegetables in a little sunflower oil. Add as much or as little of any spice that you like. Mix noodles in the stir-fry and serve hot with a glass of lime juice.

Alternatively, if you can't be bothered to stir-fry, just pour the noodles onto a bowl of just-boiled water, with all the seasonings that come with the pack, and leave for two minutes before eating it directly off the bowl - voila, soup noodles. ;)
Warning: From experience, this is not advisable on a daily basis.

9. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Glass of water

You will need:

One glass
Some water

Directions

Fill glass with the water
Drink

Handy tip

For a variation on the above, why not add a few ice cubes?

10. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Glass of water

You will need:

One glass
Some water

Directions

Fill glass with the water
Drink

Handy tip

For a variation on the above, why not add a few ice cubes?