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  • Tender Beef strips in a ginger and light soy sauce recipe chef mike darracott

    Tender Beef strips in a ginger and light soy sauce recipe
    chef mike darracott




    200 g thinly sliced best lean steak

    100 g boiled and drained long grain rice

    1 tsp ground ginger

    1 g peeled grated ginger

    1 tsp caster sugar

    1 green pepper sliced

    5 tsp light soya sauce

    Salt and black pepper to taste

    1 small onion sliced

    5 g peas

    5 g sweet-corn kernels

    1 medium celery stick finely chopped.

    2 tsp vegetable oil

    2 tsp of water




    (1) Into a wok or frying pan go’s the oil, peas, sweet-corn, water, and soy sauce on a medium heat.


    (2) Next add the onion, green peppers, and celery, salt and pepper, and cook for 4 minutes.


    (3) Now add all the ginger, sugar, and the beef, and cook until the meat is tender.


    (4) Turn out onto a bed of rice.


    Serves 4 people

    tender ginger beef strips in oyster sauce chef mike Darracott


    Enjoy Chef Mike Darracott

  • Braised beef and peaches recipe

    Braised beef and peaches recipe



    3 kilos of stewing steak cut into 2cm square chunks 
    15 ml vegetable or olive oil
    50g sweetcorn kernels
    50g garden peas
    half a sliced red pepper
    2 large mushrooms sliced
    Salt and pepper to your taste 
    2 medium onions, diced up
    2 large carrots chopped up about 200g
    2 level tbsp of plain flour
    2 large potatoes chopped up about 300g
    450 mL apple juice 
    80g caster sugar  
    120 mL tomato puree from a tube supermarket
    6 tinned peaches, quartered
    top up with some water if needed



    (1) Place the oil into a frying pan on a medium heat, then rub the meat into the flour, and then sear meat (cook) until brown.

    (2) Now place meat into a saucepan.

    (3) Add in the apple juice and all the other ingredients except the peaches.

    (4) Now bring to the boil.

    (5) knock the heat back to a simmer, and simmer for 20 minutes.

    (6) Now add in the peaches and mix in well, and add salt and pepper to your own taste, and cook for another 15 minutes.


    Serves 4 people


    Serving suggestions: serve with sliced buttered bread or Bread rolls or what ever you fancy.

    Tasty dish from Chef Mike Darracott, please look at my recipe books available now from Amazon.

    Braised beef and peaches recipe chef mike darracott

  • Meatloaf recipe

    Meatloaf recipe


    1 tsp of english mustard
    1 tsp cornflour
    1 teaspoon ginger
    1.5 tablespoon vegetable oil
    Salt and black pepper to taste
    70g fresh crumbs
    1.5 red onions finely chopped
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    10 rashers of streaky bacon
    3 small crushed cloves of garlic
    ¼ teaspoon cumin
    1.5 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
    480g best minced beef 1 medium egg

    Preheat your oven to 200c - 400f gas mark 6  


    (1) Into a frying pan goes your onionscook until quite soft, now add all the other ingredients except the bacon, breadcrumbs, and beef, and salt and  pepper, now  cook for at least 2 minutes.

    (2) Next into a bowl place the egg, beef, corn- flour, breadcrumbs,and mix together well, and finally add the pan fried ingredients and mix together, and add salt and pepper to your taste.

    (3) Now line a loaf baking tin with the rashers of bacon, and spoon in the mixture, fold the bacon over the top of meat loaf, and then bake for 50 to 60 minutes.

    serves 6 people

    chef mike darracott makes meatloaf recipe

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