Some ideas for cooking at holiday home


Lancashire Hot Pot

without lamb
Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Keyword hot pot
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 2 hours
Cost £5


  • metal stew pot


  • oil sunflower
  • 500gms mince beef make into balls
  • medium onion diced
  • large carot chunky
  • tyme herb
  • rosemary herb
  • pinch pepper
  • pinch salt
  • Cube stock
  • marmite
  • 2 worcester sauce
  • large miras potatoe
  • 2 plain flour
  • 1 Garlic paste


  • roll mince into small balls
  • Fry off with onions to Golden brown
  • Cook off carrot chunks microwave in water 6 minutes
  • Make 300ml stock and add plain flour 3 tablespoons, garlic paste to meat balls and carots and onions.
  • Sliced potato 5mm thick, layered on top of beat balls and gravy
  • Cook in oven for 30mins low heat gas mark 4 covered.
  • uncover cook for hour till potatoes crisp.

Chicken Tikka Masal



The tikkas need to marinate for six to eight hours. Serve with Indian breads or rice. I prefer chicken thighs but you may use breasts if you wish.
Serves 4–6
For the chicken tikka
boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts 675g, cut into 2½cm chunks
salt 1¼ tsp
lemon juice 3 tbsp
root ginger 1 tbsp, peeled, finely grated
garlic 2 cloves, finely grated or crushed
ground cumin 1 tsp
paprika 1 tsp
chilli powder ½–¾ tsp
whipping cream 6 tbsp
garam masala ½ tsp
olive or sunflower oil 3 tbsp