My Global Food Challenge

England (4)

Grilled Fillet Steak with Herbs (England)

Yield:  4 Servings


4 fillet steaks
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 tsp dried or 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp dried or chopped fresh basil
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tsp salt


Mix oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil and pepper.  Roll steak in mixture and leave in refrigerator for 1 hour.

Place meat on the rack of a grill pan and cook 10 cm (4 inches) under a pre-heated grill for 5 to 7 minutes in total (rare) or 7 to 10 minutes in total (medium), basting meat with remaining oil mixture.

Season with salt and serve immediately.

Link to My Post on England:

Cuisine:  English

Main Ingredient:  Beef

Pasta and Mushrooms Baked With Two Cheeses (England)

“Ribbon noodles are fun to fork up in this delicious supper dish. The creamy mushroom sauce is enriched with egg.”

Yield:  4 Servings


8 oz ribbon noodles
1 oz butter
1 garlic clove, skinned and crushed
8 oz mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 oz Stilton cheese
4 tbsp fresh double cream
salt and pepper
1 egg, lightly beaten
100 g (4 oz) mozzarella cheese


Cook the noodles in boiling salted water for about 7 minutes, until just tender.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large frying pan and cook the garlic and mushrooms, stirring frequently, until just softened. Crumble in the Stilton cheese and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring continuously. Stir in the cream and season to taste.

Drain the pasta and season with lots of pepper. Mix into the mushroom sauce. Stir in the egg and mix together thoroughly.

Turn the mixture into a buttered ovenproof dish and grate the mozzarella on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, then remove the foil and bake at 425°F for a further 10 – 15 minutes, until brown and crusty on top.  Serve with a green salad.

Notes:  “Stilton cheese is marvelous for cooking, and gives a very distinctive flavor to the mushroom sauce in this pasta dish. Mozzarella, used here for the topping, is a famous Italian cheese, which is now also being made in Britain. It is deliciously creamy when melted.”

Link to My Post on England:

Cuisine:  English

Main Ingredient:  Pasta


England BaconCakes

Bacon Cakes (England)

Yield:  8 Servings


7 rashers streaky bacon, rinded
8 oz self-raising flour
pinch of salt
1 oz English butter
3 oz English Cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 pint milk
1 level tbsp tomato ketchup
dash of Worcestershire sauce
milk to glaze


Grill three rashers of bacon until crisp, then cut into small pieces.  Sieve together the flour and salt into a bowl, rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add all but 1/2 oz of the cheese and the crumbled bacon.

Mix the milk, tomato ketchup and Worcestershire sauce together and add to dry ingredients.  Mix to a soft dough and roll out to a 7 inch circle, brush with milk and cut into eight wedges. Arrange on a buttered, floured baking tray in a circle with edges overlapping. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

Bake in the oven at 400°F for 30 minutes. Cut the remaining bacon in half and roll up. Place rolls on skewer and grill till crisp. Use as garnish.

Link to My Post on England:

Cuisine:  English

Main Ingredient: Bacon

Cranberry Orange Scones (England)

“A must-have around the holidays, but nice to make all year round.”

Yield:  8 Servings


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 cup powdered sugar
2 -3 tablespoons orange juice


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in cranberries and orange peel.

In a small bowl, mix buttermilk and egg; add to dry ingredients all at once, stirring until mixture is just moistened.  On a floured board, knead gently a few times, but not too much.  Form into a patty on an ungreased cookie sheet; cut into 8 wedges with a knife but do not move it.  Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15-25 minutes or until light golden.

Mix together powdered sugar and orange juice into a glaze; drizzle over scones.  Separate scones and serve warm.

Link to My Post on England:

Cuisine:  English

Main Ingredient:  Dessert

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One thought on “England (4)

  1. When I think of English cooking I think of fish and chips, blood pudding, bangers and mash and warm beer. Apparently, there is more to it than that. This meal was fantastic! The marinated steak was butter soft and very flavorful. The noodles and cheese was a welcome change from traditional mac and cheese, and to my surprise, my favorite thing was the scone! Somewhere between a cookie and a bread, not as crumbly as in some commercial venues, and sporting a pat of low moisture irish butter – well, I had two even though I only had room for one!

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