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SLKuisine - recipes and experiences

Welcome!

The intent of this thread is for forum members to post their favourite recipes, meals they've had (perhaps whilst SLKing) and favourite beverages (recipes as well as beverages tried).

The inspiration behind this is my love of food (common parlance is foodie), and acknowledging that those that love the SLK are likely to enjoy such things. That's not to say they have to be posh, just taste good! As we also have a strong bent towards DIY, I think recipes are a good idea.

If you've had a great meal, please feel free to post a google map link as well as the website if the restaurant has one. If you can knick the recipe from chef, all the better!

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To get things started, here is a favourite recipe of ours. You'll find that most of my recipes are fairly straightforward, if lacking for precise measurements. To me the point of cooking/eating is to enjoy the whole experience; if it takes a week and a loan to assemble the ingredients how much fun can it be.

This take on Gazpacho started out as a summer soup when we lived in California as it is served cold. However, it can easily use leftovers from the fridge and be whipped up quickly and served instead of a leaf salad. I'll leave it to you to google the real origin and proper recipes!

This can be made in a blender or food processor in under ten minutes.

1 small onion quartered
half an english cuke, chopped (a field cuke is fine, but the seeds may not be blitzed)
half a pepper (any colour, I prefer milder yellow or orange)
one large (28oz or 765ml) tin of tomatoes

blitz these in order in the food processor til smooth (you can have it chunky though)
then while running add:

2-3 garlic cloves (to taste)
1/2tsp salt (kosher or sea salt is best)
Tbl spoon of Worcestershire sauce (or more), alternately 3 generous dashes
1/2tsp of Tabasco, alternately three dashes (to taste)
2 tins of V8 or tomato juice (12oz/355ml, aka drink size)
1Tbl spoon/drizzle of olive oil
1/2Tbl spoon/small drizzle of balsamic vinegar (or red/white wine vinegar)

blitz til mixed / smooth to your preference.

Pour contents into container and chill. Serve in a bowl or large cup with additional Tabasco and salt to taste, croutons, or grated hard cheese (Parmesan, Manchego et al). Enjoy!
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Best Meal. Without Doubt

Driving to the Geneva Motor Show the year before last (2011).
Down the autobahn & going through the Black Forest. My Dad & Myself stopped in a small village in Germany & I ended up with the Best Steak I ever had & have had to this day. My Pops included !
& We panic about horse meat in the UK !
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I've been looking for a good Gazpacho recipe since I had some in Spain and it was just delicious. I've also recently bought a food processor.

My recipe is a vegetarian bean curry, my kids love it, but my husband won't try it. He doesn't do beans!

1 can red kidney beans
1 can chick peas
1 can butter beans or cannelini beans (I prefer cannelini)
1 can chopped tomatoes
2 -3 tablespoons of curry paste (according to your personal taste)

Simple as that, drain and rinse the beans, mix everything together in a casserole dish and pop in a medium oven for an hour. Serve with rice (brown is best) or couscous, and sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander.

Easy, healthy and really tasty. You can multiplly the amounts as it freezes well. I freeze single portion sizes, ideal for a quick meal after a long day.
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Sandra, do you ever use coconut milk with your curries? It adds a nice taste to the curry, and makes it a bit milder if that's to one's liking.

Curries have been popular and common in the UK since the "Empire", but are just hitting the mainstream in North America (both Indian and Thai). Keep an eye out in the stores for various types of currie pastes. There are lots of premade currie sauces (just add meat and veg) if you want to try for the first time at home, but I highly recommend finding a local restaurant. Just tell them you're new to it all, and most are happy to help.


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liquid diet eh? hey, its made from veggies-its good for ya!!


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Sandra, do you ever use coconut milk with your curries? It adds a nice taste to the curry, and makes it a bit milder if that's to one's liking.
I'm not fond of coconut milk in curry. Probably why I don't like Korma or tikka masala. I like a good madras or balti paste, I don't know what sort of stuff you have available, I use the Pataks range, not sure how far reaching they are.
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Good to see actual bar towels again ..... I'm a strong believer in ignoring most of what comes out of Brussels!

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Salmon kabobs (because that sounds a heck of a lot better than burgers)

Another quick a flexible recipe. You can use frozen filets, steaks or fresh (sometimes you may see a piece which you can't figure just how you can serve because of its shape or size).

For 1lb or .5kg of salmon - (simply adjust if the fish is bigger)

Cut the piece(s) into manageable pieces for the processor; set aside about a third.
Put a quarter onion, three green onions (including 2-3" of the green), or a schallot in a food processor and mince fine.
One clove garlic, mince fine.
Feed the biggest portion of the salmon into a food processor running at low speed to coarsely chop the meat.
while running slowly, add:
1/2Tbl dill (fresh is best, but dried is fine)
1 whole egg
half cup bread crumbs (japanese panko crumbs ARE best, but any will do, even cracker crumbs)
1 tsp murin (japanese vinegar of sorts) optional
dash of salt, two of ground pepper

stop the processor and chop the last third finely (you'll find it coarse compared to the blend in the processor). Blend this in a bowl with the other mixture; shape according to taste - balls, skewers, paties of almost any size, making them versatile for a starter or a meal... You can also coat them in more plain or seasoned panko for a crispier presentation. You can cook them in a fry pan or the oven. Left overs are great warm or cold in next day lunches.


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John, do you and your 'co-driver' still get different meals at work, just in case one of you goes down with food poisoning?

A friend of mine used to fly solo on a mail run up to Scandinavia. They would always give him two different meals, just in case one was 'dodgy'!!

How about some pics of your meals on the flight deck?






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Yes we split meals, and generally separate eating by time as well. I've never had an issue.

I can try and get some, but I think it would be counter productive to this thread!!

I do enjoy the lamb out of LHR and FRA...the veg is usually destroyed by reheating. And no wine!


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I do enjoy the lamb out of LHR and FRA...
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Sandra, do you ever use coconut milk with your curries? It adds a nice taste to the curry, and makes it a bit milder if that's to one's liking.
My dad used to do fabulous curries with coconut milk. He was kind enough to transform them into mild kormas for me as I'm one of the few weirdos who don't like spicy food. They were heavenly :-)

I'll try and dig out a recipe but the best - hotel - breakfast I ever had was near Hamburg (where we took piccies of our SLK as shown on garage) in a Schlosshotel. Yummy!
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Small world! We lived in HH from 95 to late 97 (I was doing my Masters with the Luftwaffe in Blankenese). Beautiful city and the surrounding area is very nice. We enjoyed driving over through the Altesland (the old country) which is full of fruit groves, road side stands and smaller towns.

Luneburg is to the south and is terrific - lots of fachwerk (you'd call it Tudor style) houses; the weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) there is great.

There is also Buxtehude to the west, just a bit off the river, but there is a canal leading to it. It's famous for a children's tale about two hedgehogs tricking a rabbit. It's very small, but has some great cafes and restaurants. On the main walking street is a super pizza place with a wood fired oven - Germans have an eclectic sense of what goes on pizza though!

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I've dined all over the world and had many many fabulous meals and drinks.

The one that always stands out in my memory is the most simple one.

In 1981 i went to sea as a Marine Engineer Cadet and one of the ports we sailed to was Tarragona in Spain.

We were docked right next to the Fishing boat harbour for 4 days and got to chatting with the local fisherman who invited us to their local restaurant.
200 metres from the harbour and cooked only fresh seafood caught that day.

Now firstly, I HATED seafood.
Secondly , I come from Grimsby UK which supplied the best seafood to the UK.
And i still coudn't eat seafood.

This restaurant ONLY served seafood.
The Chef cooked food and placed it in the centre of the large tables surrounded by wooden benches and the "Maitre'D" poured wine - red or white - your only choice.
Platter after platter and bottles of wine.

It was simply the best food i have ever eaten and the best wine i have ever drunk - before or since.

When it came time to pay, everyone ( there were about 30 locals eating with about 8 of us ) put money on a plate that was handed around. What ever you wanted to pay. Unbelievable !
I forgot what i paid ( it was peanuts) but i will never forget the food and wine that night and the next 3 as well as we went back every night.
Every night the food was different depending on what was caught that day, but absolutely delicious each time.

Fantastic experience that i wish everyone could try !
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Favourite meal - anything anyone is gracious enough to cook for me , especialy my wifes and mothers Sunday roast !

Favourite place to eat - A small family run restaurant in Tresgrandas Asturias in a beautiful valley , surrounded by hills/mountains not far from " La Franca " ( google it ) beach , where I would highly recomend their :
Red peppers ( piquillo) with local chese ( queso de Vidiago) done in the oven , a selection of local cheses and the fillet steak of some of the tenderest meat your likely to find !
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I am currently working a night shift up in snowy sleety Newcastle. My snack for tonight is French Brie & Salami Milano on half a ciabatta, and some Scottish red pepper oatcakes. Unfortunately, as I'm working, no Black Sheep to wash it down



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