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  • Lutz 20 Oct 2008 14:37:24 48,854 posts
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    I bought one of these bad boys over the weekend.

    I need reciepes of the EG massive.

    Go go go!
  • Syrette 20 Oct 2008 14:55:41 41,889 posts
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    Google.com

  • Razz 20 Oct 2008 14:58:13 60,001 posts
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    this group is your friend

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  • Bmovie 20 Oct 2008 14:58:52 893 posts
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    Miserable gits!

    Curry, slow cooked all day, is food of massive win.
  • BanjoMan 20 Oct 2008 15:00:21 13,730 posts
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    Feijoada.

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  • Razz 20 Oct 2008 15:00:46 60,001 posts
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    Nah, Lutz has a reputation for being ungrateful. It makes it hard for people to make a concerted effort to help him. So I've been told, not sure if I agree with it personally. That, and smoothpete and DaisyD aren't around today. :p

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  • Dr-Strangelove 20 Oct 2008 15:00:50 2,126 posts
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    My tried and tested (meaning I never follow it but add what I can)

    2 onions, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    1 medium carrots, cut into chunks (don't add more otherwise it'll be to sweet)
    2 bay leaves
    2 sprigs fresh thyme
    2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
    500g to 1kg Beef Brisket + Lamb ribs cut into pieces (ie nice fatty pieces of meat)
    2 tsp mustard powder
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    pinch of saffron
    1 small stick of cinnamon

    Turn on to low, bung in, add a glass of water, cook for 8+ hours.

    I guess you could add red wine if you like a rich sauce (I don't as it's too rich), I sometimes add beer.

    Once cooked I sometimes chuck it in an oven proof dish and top with Puff Pastry or add dumplings on top.
  • Dr-Strangelove 20 Oct 2008 15:02:51 2,126 posts
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    Oops, have i been too helpful?
  • pjmaybe 20 Oct 2008 15:03:53 70,676 posts
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    No slow cooker recipe is complete without proper dumplings. Doesn't matter what the nature of the stew is, gotta have dumpings in it.
  • Dougs 20 Oct 2008 15:06:50 64,912 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    No slow cooker recipe is complete without proper dumplings. Doesn't matter what the nature of the stew is, gotta have dumpings in it.

    Yep. Although beef stew really is the only one worth bothering with!
  • Razz 20 Oct 2008 15:07:02 60,001 posts
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    Dr Strangelove wrote:
    Oops, have i been too helpful?
    Nah, d-d-d-don't believe the hype

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  • pjmaybe 20 Oct 2008 15:08:50 70,676 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    pjmaybe wrote:
    No slow cooker recipe is complete without proper dumplings. Doesn't matter what the nature of the stew is, gotta have dumpings in it.

    Yep. Although beef stew really is the only one worth bothering with!

    LOL at own typo.

  • Razz 20 Oct 2008 15:09:29 60,001 posts
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    lmao! Brilliant work. :D

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  • Dougs 20 Oct 2008 15:10:33 64,912 posts
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    :D Didn't even see that.
  • Mageme 20 Oct 2008 15:10:48 1,962 posts
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    Hmm... dumpings...

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  • pjmaybe 20 Oct 2008 15:12:24 70,676 posts
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    brown trout stew doesn't quite have the same appeal.

    Note to self: Don't type while eating an apple, fucko.
  • Dr-Strangelove 20 Oct 2008 15:14:42 2,126 posts
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    Here's another (nicked off of Rick Stein when he showed it off on food heroes), excuse the way it's typed out and if the instructions aren't that great, it's from a recipes archive I keep on my USB stick (aka I'm a food geek/nerd)

    I've substituted duck and lamb for the Boar BTW and it works out fine. The gamier/richer the meat though the better.

    Chinese Stew

    -- Ingredients --
    6 tbs Dark Soy Sauce
    1.5 kg Boar
    10 tbs Oil
    2 medium onions, thinly sliced
    1 inch Ginger, pureed
    3-4 cloves Garlic, Pureed
    5-6 pieces Dry Tangerine skins
    1 Cinnamon stick
    2 Star Anise
    1/2 tsp Szechuan Pepper, crushed
    2 tbs Sugar
    6 tbs Water
    4 tbs Chinese Rice Wine

    -- Method --
    Marinate the meat in Soy sauce

    Shallow fry (in about 1cm deep oil)

    Remove the meat from the oil

    discard the oil

    Add the meat back to the pan (to retain juices on the pan)

    Add all of the ingredients
    - including the soy sauce in the marinade bowl
    - and the juices that came out of the resting meat

    Cook for one and a half hours in the oven, covered (a few hours in the slow cooker)

    Serve with Rice
  • StarchildHypocrethes 20 Oct 2008 15:15:57 24,576 posts
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    I bought one of these a couple of months back, but have used it a grand total of 1 time. I maybe should have put a little more thought into my purchase, as I am unsurprisingly finding that it takes too long for me to be arsed with :/
  • Razz 20 Oct 2008 15:16:22 60,001 posts
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    DrSL: What temperature would you cook that in the oven?

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  • Dr-Strangelove 20 Oct 2008 15:22:56 2,126 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    DrSL: What temperature would you cook that in the oven?
    On a low oven, usually gas mark 4 (350 Faranheit, 180 Celcius) or less. You sometimes need to test the meat to make sure it's cooked enough if its tough.

    It's lush by the way, highly recommended.
  • Dr-Strangelove 20 Oct 2008 15:25:02 2,126 posts
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    Oh and I dry my own tangerine skins as they can be difficult to find, though if you are in London and have decent oriental supermarkets then I guess that won't be the case for you.
  • Lutz 20 Oct 2008 15:26:48 48,854 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    Nah, Lutz has a reputation for being ungrateful.
    WTF?
  • Lutz 20 Oct 2008 15:27:47 48,854 posts
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    Dr Strangelove wrote:
    2 onions, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
    1 medium carrots, cut into chunks (don't add more otherwise it'll be to sweet)
    2 bay leaves
    2 sprigs fresh thyme
    2 tomatoes, roughly chopped
    500g to 1kg Beef Brisket + Lamb ribs cut into pieces (ie nice fatty pieces of meat)
    2 tsp mustard powder
    salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    pinch of saffron
    1 small stick of cinnamon

    Sounds awesome.

    Apart from the Cinnamon.
  • Razz 20 Oct 2008 15:45:02 60,001 posts
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    Dr Strangelove wrote:
    Razz wrote:
    DrSL: What temperature would you cook that in the oven?
    On a low oven, usually gas mark 4 (350 Faranheit, 180 Celcius) or less. You sometimes need to test the meat to make sure it's cooked enough if its tough.

    It's lush by the way, highly recommended.
    Cheers :) Something for the wet week ahead.

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  • Psychotext 5 Jan 2010 10:56:13 52,802 posts
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    I suddenly find myself wanting one of these after hearing a few people talking about them lately. What's the attraction? Why should I care about this sort of stuff?
  • Psychotext 5 Jan 2010 10:57:04 52,802 posts
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    Oh, and what's good in terms of actual hardware... given I know I'll end up getting one anyway because inevitably I can't stop myself spending. :p
  • skuzzbag 5 Jan 2010 11:01:36 5,483 posts
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    My slow cooker is a gas hob and a Le Creuset pot. You can cook loads of things in that. Would really like a Aga though.
  • X201 5 Jan 2010 11:07:59 14,698 posts
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    I've got a 20 year old Russell Hobbs electric one.

    You can get oval ones now so that you can put a joint of meat in them.

  • skuzzbag 5 Jan 2010 11:18:59 5,483 posts
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    Ok I know this is OT but we bought a halogen oven for roasting. Takes 2/3rds of the time and doesn't dry the meat out. Great for sausages too 20 mins on 200 and no need to turn brilliant.

  • Alastair 5 Jan 2010 11:46:26 14,955 posts
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    We got a slow cooker for Christmas - John Lewis about 37.
    Used it for the first time yesterday and it went well. I picked up the Ultimate Slow Cooker book, that I think is linked at the top of the thread. It has some tasty looking recipes. Plus I fancy trying Dr Strangelove's generic stew recipe.

    Not as nice as I used to be

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