Monday, October 05, 2015

Oven-baked ham - Ugnsstekt skinka

Ugnsstekt skinka

A fresh large slice of ham becomes a delicious, juicy roast.

4 servings

2 lbs fresh bone-in ham,
approx 2 inches thick
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 tbsp butter or margarine
good 1/3 to 2/3 cup white wine
½ red sweet pepper
½ yellow sweet pepper

Chutney butter:
1 ¾ oz butter or margarine
3 tbsps mango chutney
3 tbsps chopped parsley
grated zest from ½ orange
salt, pepper

You can substitute the mango chutney with
some other nice chutney, e.g. Pineapple
Sweet & Sour Chutney.

Rub the meat with salt and pepper. Melt the fat and brown on both sides until coloured.

Stir the fat until smooth and mix with chutney, parsley and orange zest. Flavour to taste with salt and pepper. Put the meat in an oven-proof dish and spread with about half of the chutney butter. Pour on good 1/3 cup white wine and put in the middle of the oven at 175C/gasmark 4 for 30 minutes.

Chop the sweet peppers, put them around the meat in the dish and dab remaining butter on top. Continue cooking in the oven for another 30 minutes or so, or until the meat is done. Dilute with some more wine towards the end of the cooking time, if necessary.

Let the meat rest for 10 minutes. Flavour the gravy to taste with salt and pepper, cut the meat in slices and serve with the sweet pepper gravy.







Sunday, October 04, 2015

Oven chicken with bacon rice - Ugnskyckling med baconris

Ugnskyckling med baconris

Chicken can easily be made into festive food. Here you bake the chicken breasts in the oven on a bed of unpolished rice mixed with bacon and vegetables. Delicious and easy to make!

4 servings

4 chicken breasts
2 tbsps sherry or orange juice
2 tbsps melted butter or margarine
dash paprika

Rice bed:
good ¾ cups unpolished rice
water, salt
2 slices bacon
1 celery stem
4 spring onions
6 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed
2 tbsps butter or margarine
1 crushed garlic clove
½ tsp salt
dash black pepper
dash ground nutmeg

Boil the rice according to package instructions. Cut bacon and celery in pieces. Chop the onions and drain the spinach well.

Melt the fat in a frying pan and sizzle bacon, onions, celery and garlic on medium heat for 5 minutes. Blend in the spinach and simmer slowly for about 5 minutes. Flavour with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Stir together spinach mix and rice and put it in a greased, oven-proof pan. Put the chicken breasts on top. Mix sherry, melted fat and paprika. Brush the chicken and pour remaining mixture on top. Bake in the middle of the oven at 200C/gasmark 6 for 30 to 40 minutes until the chicken is done.

Serve and enjoy!




Saturday, October 03, 2015

Large meat loaf - Stora köttfärslimpan

Stora köttfärslimpan

A large, juicy meat loaf filled with vegetables and with a cover of bacon. If you’re many hungry people around the table, this is what you should make.

6 to 8 servings

1½ lbs ground meat (50% beef,
50% pork)
1 large onion
1 green sweet pepper
1 celery stem
3 tbsps butter or margarine
1½ tsps salt
½ to 1 tsp powdered chili
2 eggs
good 1/3 cup oatmeal
1 can whole tomatoes, 14 oz
4 slices bacon

Peel and chop the onion. Trim the sweet pepper and chop it and the celery. Melt the fat in a frying pan and sizzle onion, sweet pepper and celery until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix the minced meat with salt, powdered chili and eggs in a bowl and add oatmeal, tomatoes and veggies.

Put the meat in a breadbaking pan and top with the bacon slices. Bake in the middle of the oven at 175C/gasmark 4 for 1 to 1½ hours or until the meat loaf is done. Take it out and let it rest for about 10 minutes before serving.



PS. Any leftovers is great for sandwiches!