While the vibrant beaches and stunning mountains of Mallorca and the thumping clubs of Ibiza tend to attract the lion’s share of international visitors to Spain’s sun-drenched Balearic Islands, it is their quieter neighbor, Menorca, that has become the under-the-radar vacation spot of choice for Europe’s low-profile jetsetters.
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RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis is a foolproof chicken pasta recipe where you can& 39;t really go wrong. You can skip the veg, or add your favourites instead of what& 39;s written here. Anything from feta to Cheddar will work a treat.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons olive oil2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into bite sized pieces4 rashers bacon, chopped1 leek, slicedhandful of mushrooms, sliced1 bag fresh spinach2 teaspoons minced garlic1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs1 (500g) packet pasta1 bunch of asparagus, chopped300g cream cheese250g cheese, dicedsalt and black pepper to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minIn a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesCookiesChocolate cookiesI got this chocolate cookie recipe from a friend and use it all the time. The cornflakes give a nice crunch to these moreish chocolate cookies.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 125g butter275g sugar3 tablespoons cocoa1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg125g self-raising flour45g cornflakesMethodPrep:8min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:18minMelt the butter until it is barely liquid, then remove from heat.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenChicken soupChicken vegetable soupChicken leek soupCock-a-leekie soupThis is my version of cock-a-leekie that uses chicken thighs. I like to add fresh thyme and parsley.183 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 1.75kg (4 lb) chicken thighs2.5L (4 pints) water1 onion, chopped50g (2 oz) pearl barley275ml (10 fl oz) chicken stock7 leeks, sliced2 sticks celery, sliced1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves choppedsmall handful chopped fresh parsley1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr30min ›Ready in:1hr50minIn a large pot over high heat, combine the chicken, water, onion and pearl barley.
RecipesDish typeCakeMini cakesCupcakesChocolate cupcakesThis recipe is for the adventurous at heart. There& 39;s something enticing about the combination of rich cocoa and curry spices, which leave your tongue dancing with the slightest bit of chilli tingle. I highly recommend topping these with a cream cheese frosting, topped with some grated Lindt Chilli Chocolate.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis chicken pasta recipe is quick and easy to make and there won& 39;t be many leftovers. I took it to uni with me once and all of my friends couldn& 39;t resist! I think this dish is still open to variation and I usually don& 39;t measure the quantities.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersA fantastic recipe that makes six portions for tapas, though you could just as easily serve as a main with frites and crusty bread. The sauce is divine, so mop up every last drop with good bread!3 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1kg clams250ml dry white wine40ml butter2 cloves garlic, finely chopped2 fresh chillies, chopped1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley1 tablespoon cornflour, mixed to a paste with 1 tablespoon cold waterMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:30minTo clean the clams, plunge them into water and toss vigourously.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishPrawnsA simple but oh-so delicious prawn recipe. Using just a bit of reduced fat cream ensures that this dish tastes rich but is easier on the waistline.43 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 60g butter500g prawns, peeled and deveined125g mushrooms, sliced2 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons plain flouir350ml white winesalt and pepper, to taste1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley125ml reduced fat creamMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minMelt half the butter in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryFish curryThis tomato based curry may be modified for heat depending on quantity of spices and number of chillies used. It is a great favourite with my family - I make it about once a month.262 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 medium onion, chopped1 clove garlic, minced1 knob root ginger, grated2 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons ground coriander1 teaspoon cardamom1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon salt2 fresh green chillies, seeded and dicedhandful chopped fresh coriander1 tablespoon lemon juice2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes450g (1 lb) cod fillets, cut into chunksMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:55min ›Ready in:1hr10minHeat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesI promise you, you will not be disappointed with these biscuit-like pastries. This recipe was given to me by a friend but I& 39;ve slightly altered it. The icing at the end is optional, but don& 39;t skip it - it adds a nice final touch.30 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 250g self-raising flourpinch salt90g butter, cubed160ml milkFilling120g butter, softened4 tablespoons soft dark brown soft sugar1 teaspoon cinnamonIcing125g icing sugar1 tablespoon boiling waterMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:12min ›Ready in:37minPreheat oven to 210 C / Gas 6-7.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis is a fab chicken dish the whole family will love. It can also be used as a beautiful pie filling; simply place in a baking dish (or individual ramekins) and cover with puff pastry!9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 360g rice (optional)1kg diced chicken breast100g plain flour2 tablespoons olive oil1 leek, thickly sliced2 sweetcorn cobs (or 200g frozen sweetcorn)500ml chicken stock250ml cream4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:50minIf using, cook the rice using your preferred method.
RecipesDish typeBreadYeast breadNothing compares to homemade crumpets. Making crumpets is easy, cheap and a fun project on a winter& 39;s day. You can freeze the ones you don& 39;t want to eat immediately.42 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 550ml full fat milk2 teaspoons dried active baking yeast2 tablespoons caster sugar450g bread flour2 teaspoons saltbutter or oil for greasing a fying panpastry cutters or egg ringsMethodPrep:1hr20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:1hr40minWarm milk in the microwave or a saucepan until & 34;finger warm& 34;, i.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenVegetables of every colour are tossed with farfalle pasta and chicken. This chicken and pasta dish can be served hot or cold.28 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 (500g) pack farfalle pasta2 tablespoons olive oil, divided3 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets - cut into stripssalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste8 cloves garlic, minced1 red onion, cut into strips1 green pepper, cut into strips1 red pepper, cut into strips1 yellow pepper, cut into strips1 courgette, thickly slicedhandful chopped fresh basil leaves8 tablespoons balsamic vinegarMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40minCook farfalle according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishPrawnsThis is a super simple recipe for curried prawns, great served over rice for a midweek supper. You could use a good curry paste instead of the curry powder, if desired, and you can also add more curry powder to taste.5 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 onion, chopped1 tablespoon olive oil12 large prawns1 teaspoon curry powder1 tin evaporated milk1 teaspoon cornflour1 teaspoon waterMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20minFry chopped onion in olive oil over medium high heat.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsPastry Puff pastryThese fab sausage rolls are quick and easy to make, and are flavoured with fresh sage. Enjoy for a party or in a packed lunch!22 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 6 pork sausages5 sage leaves, chopped finely1 small onion, chopped1 packet puff pastry1 beaten egg, for brushingMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:35minTake skin off pork sausages and mash.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenRoast chickenLemon roast chickenThis is a simple roast chicken recipe that results in tender tasty meat with crispy skin. Surround the chicken in the tin with vegetables of your choosing - anything from cubed butternut squash and quartered onions to whole new potatoes.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceWhite sauceI never could make smooth white sauce until I tried this white sauce recipe.125 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 500ml milk3 tablespoons floursalt and pepper to taste40g butterMethodPrep:2min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:7minMix together the flour, milk, salt and pepper with whisk very well.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesCookiesChocolate chip cookiesThese chocolate chip cookies are really quick and easy to make because there is no creaming the butter and sugar. They still taste great! Add chopped walnuts, if desired, in place of 50g of the chocolate chips.20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 egg220g dark brown soft sugar125g butter, melted190g self-raising flourpinch salt175g chocolate chipsMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20minPreheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastBrunchThis is a fantastic breakfast or brunch recipe. Portabello mushrooms are stuffed with breadcrumbs, seasoned with cheese and bacon bits, then topped with egg and baked.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 2 large portabello mushrooms2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic4 tablespoons grated mature Cheddar cheese4 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs1 teaspoon dried thyme1 teaspoon steak seasoning1 tablespoon bacon flavour bits30g butter2 eggs, at room temperaturesalt and pepperMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeSaladVegetable saladCucumber saladThis is a spicy Thai-inspired salad. Double or triple the recipe to use for a buffet or summer barbecue.91 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 2 cucumbers2 tablespoons fresh lime juice1 teaspoon chilli powder1/4 teaspoon salthandful chopped fresh corianderMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minPeel cucumbers, slice lengthwise into quarters, and cut into small pieces; place in large bowl.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPorkCuts of porkPork bellyThe pork in this recipe is so succulent, it will make you come back for seconds. If you like a thicker sauce, simply thicken with a little cornflour mixed with water at the end.329 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 500g pork belly rashersSauce1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon honey1 tablesoon sherry or ginger wine1/2 clove garlic, crushedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:6hr ›Ready in:6hr10minWipe rashers with kitchen towels.