Complete Perfect Recipes: Over 250 Recipes That Work Every Time by David Herbert

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  • Beef and mushroom pie
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    • Ingredients: onions; button mushrooms; beef rump; beef stock; red wine; thyme; bay leaves; Worcestershire sauce; all-purpose flour; butter
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  • Indian-style lamb curry

    • FionaC on October 18, 2014

      Lamb needs to be marinated overnight

  • Marinated pork fillets

    • JLDuck on December 14, 2018

      Superb and very easy to make.

  • Fish roasted in paper

    • JLDuck on April 12, 2021

      Easy to prepare and very tasty. Used gummy shark. Other recommendations in recipe.

  • Beef and mushroom pie

    • JLDuck on February 16, 2018

      This needs to start the day before. Possibly make the beef cubes a little smaller. Also it helps to reheat the stew a little before placing into pie dish. A lovely pie.

  • Beef casserole

    • JLDuck on February 16, 2018

      Great stew. Option is to add some mushrooms half way through the cooking period.

  • Coconut fish curry

    • Agaillard on October 21, 2017

      This is page 92

    • Agaillard on October 22, 2017

      Nice and simple, but efficient, it is so tasty and such a nice way to eat fish! I think it is my second favourite thai curry, maybe lacking a little originality (my favourite is a recipe from a French book called "red duck curry with lychees and bamboo shots"). I could not help but dip and dip the sauce again :)

  • Mango chutney

    • Agaillard on December 16, 2016

      Simple, but efficient, and a beautiful vinegary, spicey chutney flavour that felt very seasonal, probably partly due to the fact I replaced ground cumin with ground cloves !

    • Agaillard on October 22, 2017

      Man - I love chutney - I did it again to use up some mangoes that were in need, and I am just falling in love every time I make chutney, and especially mango chutney. Planning to use as a topping for an arancini with Mozzarella and Bayonne ham (i.e. French parma ham). Need to not eat the whole chutney before I get to that though!

  • Spice cake

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  • ISBN 10 1920989803
  • ISBN 13 9781920989804
  • Published Aug 30 2007
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 376
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Penguin Books Ltd

Publishers Text

"Complete Perfect Recipes" brings together David Herbert's highly successful "The Perfect Cookbook" and "More Perfect Recipes" in a new format featuring more than 260 classic recipes plus nine brand new dishes. "Complete Perfect Recipes" is the ultimate collection for simple yet stylish home cooking - a perfect balance of reliable classics for both first-timers and accomplished cooks seeking new tastes. Listed alphabetically, with black and white photographs, the recipes cover classics such as apple pie, banana smoothie, chocolate brownies, hamburgers, laksa, lasagne, meatballs, orange cordial, quiche Lorraine, raspberry sundae, roast chicken, sponge cake, steak sandwich, sticky date pudding and tiramisu; as well as delicious meals such as asparagus risotto, beef and mushroom pie, Chinese-style braised chicken, coconut fish curry, Indian-style lamb curry and poached salmon with salsa verde.

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