Evan's Recipes

Veal Marsala

1. Beat the veal escalopes between two sheets of cling film or waxed paper, with a steak hammer or rolling-pin, until they are very thin. Halve them across the centre. Coat with the flour, beaten egg, and mixed breadcrumbs and parmesan. 2. Heat the oil and... - 40.2204

Cheesy Chicken Lasagne

1. Drain the lasagne and pat dry on kitchen paper. 2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chicken for 2-3 minutes until pale. Stir in the chopped ham, Bisto Powder, chopped tomatoes and their juice and oregano. Bring to the boil, and then lower the heat and... - 39.514


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. 2. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until evenly blended. 3. With wet hands, divide the mixture into 8 equal-sized portions and shape into balls. 4. Place in a shallow, ovenproof dish... - 40.2386

Peppered Steaks

1. Press the peppercorns on to both sides of the steaks. Heat the oil and butter in a frying-pan and when foaming add the steaks and fry for about 5 minutes each side, or longer if preferred. Remove and keep warm. 2. Add the brandy to the pan and allow it to... - 40.1355

Roast Goose With Sage, Onion And Apple Stuffing

Geese seem to personify the festive spirit of Christmas and in recent years they have been gaining in popularity over the previously ubiquitous turkey. The meat of a goose is fairly rich and fatty, and so a sharp, fruity stuffing will complement it very... - 40.3441

Chicken And Sweet Corn Tostadas

1.'Heat-the oil in a pan and saute the onion until soft. Add the chicken piecesand stir-fry until pale coloured. Stir in the ground cumin and cook for 1 minute, and then stir in the Bisto Powder, tomato puree, sweetcorn and soured cream. Simmer for 15... - 40.1132

Coq Au Vin

1. Wipe the chicken joints with kitchen paper and coat in flour. 2. Heat the oil in a large frying-pan and fry the bacon and onions until the onions are golden brown, stirring frequently. Transfer the bacon and onions to a large casserole. Add the chicken... - 42.2153

Oriental Spare Ribs

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Place the ribs skin side up in a roasting tin. Sprinkle with salt and roast for 30 minutes. 2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until soft. Sprinkle in the Bisto Powder and then remove from the heat... - 41.6064


. Place the onion, wine, vinegar, water, peppercorns, bay leaf and mace in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 minute; then remove from the heat and allow to cool.2. Wipe the beef with kitchen paper and place it in a deep bowl. Pour over the red... - 40.0756

Marmalade Baked Gammon

1. Drain the joint and place in a saucepan. Cover with cold water, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Drain and cover with fresh water. Add the carrot, onion and bay leaf and bring back to the boil. Simmer, keeping the joint submerged, for about 1... - 40.9442

Veal Parmigiana

You will find cartons of crushed or pureed tomatoes in most large supermarkets these days, and they make light work of preparing pizza toppings, spaghetti sauces or, as in this recipe, a rich tomato sauce for veal escalopes. I am in favour of anything that... - 39.9032

Liver And Bacon Stir -fry

1. Toss the liver in the Bisto Powder and plain flour until well coated. 2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying-pan and fry the bacon and onion until they are transparent and starting to brown. Add the pepper and mange-tout and stir-fry for a further 3-4... - 41.4138

Veal Chops Bonne Femme

1. Trim the chops. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying-pan and lightly brown the chops over a brisk heat on both sides. Place in a casserole. 2. Add the onions and bacon to the pan and fry for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and fry until the... - 40.2651

Greek Meat Loaf

This meat loaf is slightly unusual in that it combines layers of minced lamb with aubergine; it's a bit like a Moussaka without a creamy topping. Serve the loaf cut into thick slices with a tomato sauce spiked with little chilli powder or a pinch of your... - 39.7467

Red Pepper Meatballs

1. To make the red pepper sauce: place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer gently, covered, for 1 hour. Liquidise. Return to the saucepan and set aside. 2. To make the meatballs: place the pork, gammon, sage,... - 38.9604

Lamb Hussar

Middle neck of lamb joints make an excellent and economic casserole. This one-pot meal freezes well, but do not add the soured cream until you have defrosted it ready for eating. You can also make this the day before it is needed, keep it in the refrigerator... - 40.4768

Traditional Roast Pheasant With Madeira Sauce

Pheasants can be rather dry, but covering the breasts of the birds with bacon while they cook keeps the flesh tender and succulent. The Madeira sauce can be made ahead and reheated when needed - add the cooking juices from the pheasant to it just before... - 41.2044

Coriander And Chicken Pies

1. To make the pastry: sift the plain flour into a bowl and add the wholemeal flour. Cut the margarine into small pieces and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the ground almonds, egg and enough cold water to make a firm but not... - 40.2294

Stuffed Breast Of Lamb

1. Lay the breasts of lamb on a board, skin-side down, so they overlap a little. Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3. 2. Grind the chestnuts finely in a food processor or nut mill. 3. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and bacon until... - 39.8651

Bacon And Blue Cheese Ring

1. To make the choux pastry: dice the butter and place in a saucepan, with the water. Melt over a gentle heat, and then bring to the boil. Remove from the heat, tip in the flour and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Beat... - 39.9836

Tangy Roast Bacon

1. Place the bacon joint on a roasting rack in a shallow dish and cover loosely with cling film or kitchen paper. 2. Microwave for 5 minutes at 100% (high). Reduce power output to 50% (medium) and microwave for a further 45 minutes. Remove from oven and cut... - 34.8315

Roast Leg Of Lamb With Rosemary

1. Weigh the leg of lamb and calculate the microwaving time by allowing 11 minutesjper 500 g (1 lb). 2. Make snfiall slits in the skin of the lamb with a sharp knife. Lard the slits with rosemary needles and garlic. 3. Blend the Bisto Powder and jelly and... - 35.6745

Lamb Chop Toad In The Hole

1. Trim the cutlets of excess fat and place them in a roasting tin. Cut the lard or dripping into small pieces and dot over the cutlets. 2. To make the batter: sift the flour, Bisto Powder and salt together. Make a well in the centre and break in the... - 37.5805

Chunky Shepherds Pie

1. Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the beef and kidneys over a brisk heat, stirring frequently, until browned on all sides. Remove. 2. Add the onion and carrots and cook gently for 3-4 minutes. Pour in the gravy, add the Worcestershire sauce and vinegar... - 34.9193

Floreten Beef Gratin

A fairly grand title for a dish that would make an excellent family supper, or could be made when you have guests coming. Vermicelli is thin spaghetti; you can use this or ordinary spaghetti in the recipe. You can also use fresh instead of frozen spinach in... - 39.4365

Pork Fillet En Croute

1. With a small, sharp knife, remove any skin and fat from the meat. Split each tenderloin lengthways down the centre, without cutting it com- pletely in half, and open out. Place the meat between two sheets of cling film and beat with a rolling pin until... - 40.8289

Rich Kidney Braise

.1. Grill the sausages until browned on all sides. Remove from heat and cut each one into three. 2. Heat the oil in a deep frying-pan and fry the onions until lightly browned. Remove with a draining spoon. 3. Add the kidneys to the pan and fry over a brisk... - 39.3152

Chinese Chicken Stir Fry

1. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying-pan and stir-fry the chicken for 5-6 minutes until just cooked through. Remove and keep warm. 2. Add the peppers, spring onions, celery, ginger and garlic to the pan and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes, or until the... - 41.0659

Creamy Chicken And Almond Curry

1. Heat the oil and brown the chicken legs; turn once. Remove. 2. Add the onions and soften over a low heat; increase the heat and cook until golden. Stir in the ground almonds, lower the heat and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the curry paste and cook for a... - 40.4857

Chilly Souffle

1. To make the chilli: heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions until soft but not browned. Stir in the garlic and minced beef, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, and fry until the meat becomes evenly pale. Sprinkle over the chilli powder and cook... - 39.3317

Minced Beef Bolognese

1. Place the beef in a large bowl and break it up with a fork or spoon. 2. Stir in the onion. Microwave uncovered for 5 minutes at 100% (high) or until the meat is no longer pink, stirring after 3 minutes. Drain off any excess fat. J 3. Stir in the... - 41.5973

Lamb Meatballs In Rich Cheese And Onion Sauce

1. To make the meatballs: place the lamb in a large bowl and mix in the onion, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, mint and mincemeat until well combined. Stir in the beaten egg to bind the mixture. 2. Shape the mixture into 16 small balls. Mix together the Bisto... - 39.1131

Beef Roly Poly With Tomato Puree

1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and minced beef until the onion is soft and the beef lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the Bisto Powder and plain flour, and fry, stirring occasionally, for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and their juice, and the... - 39.006

Sage And Orange Live

1. Heat 15 ml (1 tbsp) of the oil in a frying-pan and fry the onions until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Remove and keep warm. 2. Remove any ducts or tubes from the liver. Mix together the flour, Bisto Powder and almonds and coat both sides of the... - 40.0175

Veal Asparagus And Mushroom Pie

Phyllo pastry, a paper-thin, crispy crust, is used in local forms all over the world. In Austria it is the wrapping for apple strudel, in Egypt it has cream and dried fruits poured over it to make a calorie-laden pudding called Om Ali and in China it makes... - 39.6654

Lamb Dal

A dhal is a popular dish in India; the name indicates that the sauce has been thickened with lentils. I usually try and buy 'continental' (or brown) lentils, because they do not disintegrate during cooking and so the final texture of the dish is better. 1. ... - 39.742

Liver And Bacon Pie

1. To make the pastry: sift the flour into a bowl. Stir in the ground hazelnuts and oatmeal. Rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, and then add enough water to make a soft, but not sticky, dough. Knead lightly on a... - 39.9678

Honey Roast Duck With Mango Sauce

Duck seems to me the ideal meat for so many oriental-style dishes because its rich taste is such a good partner for the sweetly-sharp sauces of Chinese and other Far-Eastern cuisines. This would make a good dish for a dinner party: serve it with boiled or... - 39.9678

Pork And Cranberry Pie

1. To make the filling: mix the pork, onions, sage, mace, sausage meat and Bisto Powder together in a large bowl. Place the spinach in a frying- pan and heat it gently so that any moisture runs out and evaporates. When the spinach is dry, remove from the pan... - 39.7422

Stir Fried Flum Beef

Lean, tender cuts of beef make the best stir-frys because the meat will melt in your mouth! You should be able to find cans of baby sweetcorn in your local supermarket; they only need to be drained and they are ready for stir-frying. 1. Trim any fat from the... - 40.7024

Boiled Beef And Carrots

1. Soak the meat in cold water overnight. Drain it and place in a large saucepan, pour over enough water to cover and add the cloves and peppercorns. Bring to the boil, skim, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes per 500 g (1 lb) plus 25... - 39.5778

Galantine Of Chicken With Fruit And Nuts

1. Place the bulgar wheat in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and leave to stand, covered, for 30 minutes. Drain and squeeze the wheat to extract as much water as possible. Set aside. 2. Melt the butter in a pan and soften the onion and green pepper. Stir in... - 40.0507

Roast Chicken With Lemon And Leek Stuffing

When I was a child, I always thought of roast chicken as the ultimate treat for our family lunch on Sundays; even though chicken is now a much more commonplace meal, I still enjoy it just as much. Roast chicken lends itself to all sorts of tasty stuffings and... - 40.7881

Lamb Hotpot

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Heat the oil in a frying- pan and quickly brown the chops on both sides. Place in a casserole. 2. Soften the onions in the pan; do not brown. Pour in the gravy and add the mushrooms. Bring to the boil and... - 39.4884