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Newsletter #3 - July 2002

Welcome to the third Recipes4us.co.uk free monthly newsletter.  If you have any suggestions for additions to this newsletter, or if you wish to submit a culinary related article,  please write to me at Newsletter@Recipes4us.co.uk .        

Happy Cooking ! 



Florence Sandeman, Editor


And I quote.....  

A great way for to lose weight is to eat naked in front of a mirror.... Restaurants will almost always throw you out before you can eat too much.
                    Frank Varano

What's New This month


Cooking by Country


Click the picture to find out about Greece's culinary culture and history, present day cooking and customs plus lots of recipe

It's not just about Moussaka! With the first ever cookery book having been written by a Greek and the Greek word "symposium" literally translating to "drinking with company"  it's clear to see how food and society have always been important in Greece from ancient times to present day. Read about possibly the oldest example of "fusion" cooking.


Also in this section, we give you comprehensive information  about a typical Greek dish and a widely used ingredient 


The Greek Speciality Dish Mezethes

The Greek Speciality Ingredient 


Ingredient of the month


Click the picture to find out all about coconut plus lots of recipes

Classed as a fruit, coconuts are actuallty a one-seeded drupe. What we buy in the shops is the "stone", consisting of a hard shell  (the endocarp) which encloses the seed.


The origin of coconuts is still a mystery but who cares!  Now it's widely  available in tins, dried, powdered and blocks, we can all be transported to exotic and balmy climates by using this versatile ingredient in our everyday recipes.


Fruit and Vegetables in Season


Artichokes, Asparagus, Basil, Carrots, Celery, Coriander, Courgettes, Cucumbers,  Endive, Lemon Grass, Lettuce, Melons,  Mint,  Peas, Plums, Radish,  Raspberries, Runner Beans, Rocket, Sea Kale, Spinach, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Tarragon



Look out for freshly caught new season fish

 Bream, Mackerel, Sole, Herring, Mullet and John Dory



Recipe of the Month


Bbq'd Mango Glazed Chicken Breasts  

Serves 4 

45mins plus marinating



4 Chicken Breasts

Salt and Black Pepper

For the glaze

3 tbsp Mango Chutney

2 tbsp Dijon Mustard

2 tbsp Apricot Jam or Marmalade

1/2 teasp Tabasco Sauce


1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Set aside.


2. In a small bowl, mix together all the glaze ingredients until well blended.


3. Place the portions skin side down on a plate and brush the glaze over the top. Transfer to the barbecue, skin side up, and cook over hot coals for 10 minutes.


4. Brush the skin with more of the glaze then turn (skin side down) and cook for a further 10-15 minutes until glazed, browned, crispy and cooked through. Serve immediately.


Click the light bulb to visit the third of a new 6 part series featuring clever ideas and tips  for freezing,  microwave, baking  and lots more. Courtesy of AllFood.com

Don't forget to vote for this site here. You can vote every time to log on to the internet. We are currently at number 6 in the top 100 but we're being chased very hard so your vote would be much appreciated!

New Recipes      V = Vegetarian


Farofa de Manteiga    V

Simple Farofa   V

Farofa Rapida 

Picante de Yuca    V

Cassava Puffs    V

Salsa Satanica     V

Creamy Baked Mushrooms   V

Basil Vinaigrette   V

Curried Coconut Sauce

Coconut Carrots     V

Fried Green Beans with Coconut   V

Candied Sweet Potato with Coconut V

Celery and Coconut Salad    V

Angu de Farihna

Brazilian Rice    V

Brazilian Kale

Molho de Pimenta e Limao    V



Creme de Abacate   V

Merengue de Morango    V

Pudim de Abobora    V

Creme De Gelo Do Abacate  V

Quindim    V

Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake   V

Coconut Ginger Tapioca Pudding  V

Coconut Amaretto Pie   V

Coconut Ice



Pao de Queijo    V

Biscoitos de Maizena   V

Cassava Cake  V

Coconut Banana Loaf   V




















Sopa de Palmito   

Coriander Soup

Bolinhos de Bacalhau

Mandioca Frita     V

Salada de Palmito    V

Salada de Tomate     V

Coconut Lentil Soup

Curried Potato Cakes with Coconut Dressing     V




Coconut Fried Prawns

Prawns in Ginger Coconut Sauce

Caldeirada de Mariscos

Bacalhau a Baiana

Brazilian Baked Salmon

Bahia Style Prawns



Barbecue de Brazil


Feijoada a Francesa

Lombo com Farofa

Feijoada Completa

Feijoada a Nordestina

Tripa de Vaca a Brasilerira


Poultry & Game

Barbecue de Brazil

Chicken with Shrimp and Peanut

Pineapple Chicken with Coconut

Feijoada a Nordestina

Feijoada a Francesa

Frango ao Vinho



Vegetable and Coconut Curry  V

Chickpeas in Coconut Milk  V

Curried Coconut Tofu    V





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