How to Make Fish Stock

A good fish stock is an essential ingredient in many of the recipes in this book, indispensable for giving a good flavour to chowders and stews, soups and sauces. The heads, tails and bones of white fish, such as cod and plaice, make excellent bases for fish stock. Oily fish are too rich and fatty to use. …

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How to Prepare Cooked Crab

1. Step Put the crab on its back on a work surface and twist the legs and claws to separate them from the body. Holding the shell in your hands, extract the body Section from the shell by pressing firmly against the tail of the crab. Pull out and discard the stomach and the gills (the ‘dead men’s …

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How to make homemade pasta

Nothing beats homemade pasta – not even shop-bought ‘fresh’. A mixture of 50% Italian ‘00’ flour and 50% Farina di Semola (pale yellow, finely ground, hard durum wheat flour for making pasta and some breads – fine Farola baby food is semolina flour) works particularly well. This mixture of soft and hard wheat flours gives …

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How to Deseed Grapes

How to Deseed Grapes

Many varieties of seedless grapes are now available, but if you have grapes with seeds, here are two ways to remove them quickly and easily. To deseed with a paper clip: open a paper clip, insert the narrow end at the stalk end of the grape and twist to poke out the seeds. To deseed with …

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