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Chicken with harissa

Chicken pieces are ideal in the hurried kitchens of working people. Here’s a quickish dinner for three or four people complete with potatoes and a revved-up sauce. All in one roasting pan…
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Chilli con carne and a mealie salsa

It’s easy to forget that chilli is so much more than a local curry, with or without rice. Here’s a New World homage to the chilli, that glorious, scarlet, life-enhancing veldfire in the mouth.
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Lemon curd

It’s a pity that ‘Lemon Cream’ is a brand name, as this is a better description than ‘lemon curd’ for this magnificent sweet-and-sour dessert. With sparse ingredients and minimal preparation time, it is the perfect complement to ice cream or yogurt.
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Anchovy butter

You’ve grilled the perfect steak. How could you make it even better? Nothing, if you are a purist. Quite a lot, if you’re ready to venture into the unknown. To do this, you’ll need butter. Anchovies. Maybe even a can of smoked oysters...
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Tournedos Chasseur

For the mid-20th century connoisseur, the ideal of fine dining consisted of a prawn cocktail, followed by Tournedos Chasseur, finished off by an Irish coffee. Here’s that very same culinary delight, but without the Irish coffee. Or the prawn cocktail.
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Crisp greens in a wok

For years, vegetables were simply annoying competitors for real estate on my plate. I needed the room – all of it – for meat. Then I learned how to cook the green things. No boiling to a flavourless pulp: just a moment at high heat in a wok.
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Pork fillet in beer

This superb homage to the pig is a luxurious meal, easy to cook and quick too, assuming that you have some quality chicken stock in the freezer. If not, I’ve shown you how to make your own.
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Beetroot cake

Baking, as I’ve mentioned before, is a dark zone of potential failure and damaged emotions. But sometimes, there is light at the end of the oven. Here is a totally unexpected cake, invented by sheep farmer and slow food specialist, Richard Haig of Enaleni Farm. As the ads used to promise, it’s truly flop-proof.
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Pasta, pesto & roasted tomatoes

Nowhere does it say that you have to have spaghetti with bolognaise sauce. And to prove it, here’s a combination of great flavours, textures and aromas all designed to transform pasta into the meal of your dreams…
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Revving up vanilla ice cream

While there are some folk, this backwoods cook amongst them, who regard plain vanilla ice cream as an eternal miracle of fine dining, other more sophisticated diners have requested a few enhancements. Here they are...
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