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BRENDON

Safari Supper

I need some ideas for an easy recipe for a main course only for a safari supper,I agread to do the main course its for 20 people and perhaps make the day before to save time .any ideas please .

Thank you
cook 21

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Gerry

Safari supper ideas

Delia's boef bourguignon, upping the quantities. Do you have to cater for veggies too?

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BRENDON

Safari Supper

Hi thank you for that i only have 1 veggie so far, so i can sort that out closer depending if there are any others attending .

Thank you

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Gerry

more safari suppers

Brendon, if money's tight you can always make a similar casserole with cheaper meat ingredients.
A veggie pie can be prepared in advance, kept in fridge and cooked nearer the time.

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BRENDON

Safari Supper

I want to make this meal tasty and also on the cheap what could i use and what quantity should i get allowing an extra bit over rather than run out, its for 20 but there might be a couple of veggies which i can deal with .
Thank you
Brendon

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Gerry

economical safari supper

ox cheek casserole

1kg ox cheek marinated overnight in half-a-pint of red wine
4oz aduki beans soaked overnight in cold water
2 red onions, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 fat cloves of garlic, finely chopped
10 soft prunes (4oz)
30g tub of dried mushrooms
Herbs: I used sage, parsley, rosemary, bay leaves
Kallo organic beef stock cube in three-quarters-pint of boiling water
1tsp molasses sugar
1tbs plain flour, heaped
Celery salt, sea salt, black pepper, at the end of cooking
Fat as required (I used goose fat) for browning the ox cheeks

Pre-heat oven to lowest setting. Drain aduki beans, boil hard for 15 minutes, turn off heat, add dried mushrooms and leave for 20 minutes; drain and reserve the resulting liquid (quarter pint). Cut up ox cheeks into chunks, sprinkle flour over to coat lightly., batch fry in (goose) fat and transfer to oven dish when done. Add all the rest of the ingredients, bar the salts and pepper, to the frying pan, bring to simmer and pour into the oven dish containing the meat. I cooked it for 12 hours and it was delicious and the ox cheeks could be cut with a spoon. The prunes disintegrate and melt into the gravy so don't worry if you don't like them; they add dark richness, not taste.

Serves 4-6
Quite cheap. I'd triple the ingredients for 20.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Safari Supper

I have doubled this many times and it has worked out fine
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/shepherds-pie-with-cheese-crusted-leeks.html

Also you could make this for the veggies

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/vegetarian-shepherds-pie-with-goats-cheese-mash.html

I haven't made it myself, but I have eaten it and it is lovely, I am sure you will find non-veggies will like it as well


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BRENDON

Safari Supper

Thank you for that i will try it for a test run.

Brendon

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tubs

Safari night

We have safari nights with neighbours and a very successful main course was Chicken Marengo, everyone enjoyed it and can be made in advance and frozen. We have a coeliac amongst us so that always presents a challenge!

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BRENDON

Safari Supper

Please can you tell me how to make that as it seems as this could do the job its for about 20 people any veggies i can organize for .
what do i need .
Thank you
Brendon

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Dottie May

Safari Supper

What is a Safari Supper - haven't heard of it before.

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Welshcookie

Safari supper

It's an old idea. You can do it for charity or among friends or work mates. People cook one of three courses and groups go from house to house to eat a course. You can mix up the people for each course or stay in the same group. If lots of people are doing it you can end up with everybody together for coffee and drinks.

Variations on the theme are possible!

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tubs

Safari supper

Brendon I will put the recipe on here when I can find it! Seem to have misplaced it for the moment.
We have a safari supper twice a year. There are 8 of us, all neighbours,so we have nibbles/starters at one house then move on to main course next door, desserts at the third house and lastly cheese, coffee and liqueurs at the last one, by which time we are all stuffed! It's a good job we don't have far to go home!

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SonyaK

Safari Supper

Like Dottie May I hadn't heard of 'Safari Supper' before.

But I have actually been to one a long time ago - just called it something else (can't remember what at the moment!)

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tubs

safari supper

Here is the recipe

Chicken Marengo (serves 4 easily doubled or trebled)

4 chicken joints - (I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs)
2 rashers of bacon
1 onion
1/4lb mushrooms
1/2pint chicken stock (from a cube)
1oz flour
2oz butter or margerine
1/2tsp sugar
1tblspn tomato puree
2tblspn sherry
1tblspn mixed herbs (I have only ever used dried so maybe it would be improved with fresh)
1 bay leaf
2 cloves garlic

Method:

Dry chicken and flour and season
Melt butter & fry floured chicken until lightly brown.
Place chicken in casserole dish
Fry chopped up onion & bacon for a few minutes until onion looks transparent.
Remove from heat and add remaining flour, tomato puree, sugar, stock, mixed herbs, bay leaf & garlic.
Mix well and place over heat and bring gently to the boil, stirring all the time for a few minutes. (check if any seasoning is required)
Pour this mixture over the chicken and place lid on casserole dish and cook in moderate oven for approximately 1 hour, adding
mushrooms after half an hour.
Before serving add 2 tblspns of sherry.

I have cooked this many times and I prefer to cook it over a longer time as the chicken seems to absorb the flavour more (say hour and a half to two hours - fan 140-150)
Also, I quite often cook the mushrooms separately and pop them on the top at the end of cooking.
Also, when you remove the casserole, let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Happy cooking!

 
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