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minky

Signature DIsh?

I'd love to know what your signature dishes are. The one that your friends and family know and love you for. Mine is pineapple ice cream - it's a recipe from Michael Smith, some of you may remember him. He died quite young sadly, but if you know his recipes you will understand why. Cholesterol King!

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JAMES

Signature dish.

I suppose mine is quite dull, SORRY!!!!!



I do a mean roast chicken, all the bits and bobs, and its what friends want when they come over.

Big table, roast chicken, bottles of vino, GREAT AFTERNOON!!!

:)

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Janice

Signature dish

Not very healthy ones I'm afraid, but it's fried chicken and especially my fish and chips with onion rings that everyone requests. My mother-in-law says that she would be happy to have that for Christmas dinner!! You may understand the fish and chips part when I say that I am in America where the only so-called fish and chips is from the fast food chain "Long John Silver's"! My dream is to open a British fish and chip shop here. I can but dream.

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Gerry

Janice's signature dishes

What's wrong with fried chicken, fish and chips and yummy onion rings? Janice, do you live in the South. Even here it isn't that easy to find a good chippie, so I usually make my own. Never heard of LJS, what's it like?

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SonyaK

FAO Janice

Hi Janice
I think you were the one who was interested in making a custard based ice-cream, some time ago now.
Just wondered if you ever tried the recipe I posted. Not sure what happened to that thread, so thought I'd pop in here when I saw you had posted recently.
Sonya

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Linzechris

Signature dish.

When my daughter was at uni and came home to visit she would always get me to make her my lamb stew and dumplings! I also had to make up batches of vegetable soup which she would take home with her to freeze!
My friends like my Chicken with coconut which is fail safe, or lasagne (well, so they say).
My son loves my roasts so I suppose I don't actually have a signature dish as such!
I always loved my mums Steak and kidney pie.I'd say that was hers but when you leave home it tends to be the 'comfort' food that only your mum can do best!

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Dottie May

Signature Dish?

I think mine is Liver and Bacon with Mashed Pots. and thick Onion Gravy. Like James, another would be Roast Chicken or Beef with all the trimmings. We are lucky in having an excellent local Fish & Chip Shop - lovely light batter on the fish.

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minky

Roast chicken

Well I LOVE roast chicken, and so does my son and lots of my friends. It's never quite as good in a restaurant is it?
It's so good to hear of all the home cooking going on. I have masses of cookery books but the most trusted are Delia's. So much cooking to do and so little time to do it in!

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JAMES

Janice.

All sounds rather nice to me! Well, apart from the onion rings :)

As Gerry mentions, it's even hard to find a great fish and chip shop here. I never found a decent one in Brighton and the one here in Crouch End is also rather poor. (We are bless with a fab chinese and a fab indian though!)

I never make fish and chips at home, but I do make some yummy fish goujons. I hate frying stuff if I can avoid it though.

I'm also quite well known for my toad in the hole, the famous spinach and ricotta lasagne and also beef in guinness.

If you came over to supper, you won't get anything fancy, I can't really do fancy, but I can put some decent home cooking in front of you, and to me, that's what counts.

I never bothered to cook much when on my own, but now I'm living with some dear friends, and its been really lovely to get busy in the kitchen once again, I love cooking for them, and everyone is super busy most of the time so it's helping them out too, everyone wins.

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JAMES

Minky.

"Well I LOVE roast chicken, and so does my son and lots of my friends. It's never quite as good in a restaurant is it?"

I adore roast chicken too, Minky. It's a good family meal, and to me, my friends are family too if you know what I mean.

As you say, its very hard to get any decent roast in a restaurant or pub etc. I suppose its because things like roast potatoes, in my view, don't hang around well under the hot lamps, they need eating whilst nice and freshly cooked. Its very rare to find a roast dinner out and about that's as good as the one we can do at home........

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Yummy

Signature Dish (es)

Well I couldn't hold my hand up and say I have one signature dish, but the ones that are requested are, Steak & Kidney Pie (and pud), Fish and chips with mushy peas, (no way can we get them here). Roast Chicken Dinner, fave with the grand kids. And for pudding Sticky Toffee Pud and Delia's Choc Truffle Torte, which I put on a biscuit base.

btw the best place for fish and cips imo in the UK is Yorkhire...fantabulous !!!

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Darkginger

Signature dish?

James - did you ever try The Chip Basket in Hove? It's the one we always use - nice crispy batter, beautiful fish, great chips :) Been there for donkey's years, so they must be doing something right!

As far as signature dishes go - I suppose various curries are mine. I've now perfected the art of recreating the British Indian Restaurant taste - and given that we have no decent Indian restaurants within 30 miles, my friends appreciate it! I can do the whole caboodle - from freshly cooked poppodoms, through onion bhajis and chicken/veggie pakora starters, or chicken/prawn tikka with raita and tomato/mint dips, to the curry (more usually 2 curries - one chicken, one 'other'), pilau rice, side dishes and naan bread and/or chapattis or parathas, to kulfi or gulab jaman for pud.

Can't say that I often do the entire 3 courses, unless we have people round for a 'proper' dinner, or we pack it all up and take it to their place - but it's what I'm known for, I suppose.

On a more mundane note, my husband will often ask for my Shepherd's Pie, or Steak and Kidney Pie :)

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sam from worthing

Signature Dish.

mine would be one a few.


Roast Lamb.
Steak & Kidney Pie/Puddings.
Chicken Jalfrezi.
and Gary Rhodes white choc cheesecake.

But my ultimate is my chilli Con Carne.

All of the above, I could but wouldn;t like to try it make in my sleep.

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Janice

Signature dish

Yes Gerry I am in Georgia. Nothing wrong with LJS but just not like homemade. Chips are typical fast food ones.
Yes Sonya it was me asking about the custard-base ice cream recipe. It is fab - thank you for sharing. In fact being such good quality and so rich it lasts a lot longer. Really worth the extra work to get ice cream just as I remember it many years ago!
James, when my son and I were in Sussex last summer, our favourite place for fish and chips was a pub in the lanes. Can't now for the life of me remember the name, but we went back each time as it was so good and such good value for money. We ate fish and chips every Friday from a mobile van and it was excellent. Aaahhh how I miss good old Sussex-by-the -sea.
As i type I have a loaf and a dozen rolls baking, which are also my signature food which are requested often. My kitchen smells wonderful!

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Gerry

Janice - bread and rolls

I too make my own bread, by hand. Did pitta the other day, perfect. Have tried (a tiny bit) of shop pittas in someone else's house, horrible, inedible.

 
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