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Scotland’s other national drink.. in a roll!

Anyone who lives in Scotland, or who has visited Scotland, will know exactly what I’m referring to in the title – Irn Bru.  Legend says it’s made from girders, and it is the biggest selling soft drink in Scotland – even outselling the mighty coca-cola.  However, it’s high sugar content makes it perfect for using … Continue reading

Coconut and Prawn Curry

We had some good quality King and Tiger Prawns taking up space in our freezer so we had been thinking how to use them up.  This recipe hit the mark. Ready in 30 minutes, full of flavour and great meal for a summer evening. INGREDIENTS Serves 4 For the Prawn Marinade ¼ tsp salt ¼ … Continue reading

Garlic Chilli Prawns with Courgette and Carrot ribbons

Want something quick, easy to make and super healthy? Good we have just the thing!  We saw this recipe on the Great British Chefs website as a midweek supper for one.  We slightly changed it and did quantities to make a romantic dinner for two.   Ingredients 300g Raw King Prawns 2 Garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp Olive … Continue reading

Classic Beef Stew with Potato and Leek mash

The weather was terrible today. Cold, wet, miserable – and it was a Monday, the most depressing day of the week.  So what better way to improve your mood and warm you up at the same time than a classic beef stew.  We used River Leven Dark, but most dark ales would work equally well, … Continue reading

Well that was Christmas!

Merry Christmas! Regardless of religion or beliefs most people these days think of Christmas as a time to get together with friends and family and eat – lots!  We are no different here at Social:fife.  We cook enough to feed half the town and have leftovers for days, but that’s not a problem because the … Continue reading

Smoked Mackerel Pate with dressed Rocket, pear and toasted Pecan Nut salad

Ingredients For the Pate (will serve 5 with a little left over) 400g Smoked Mackerel fillets 150g Soft Cream Cheese 100g Crème fraiche Juice of 1 lemon 2tsp Dijon Mustard 2 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped Salt and freshly milled pepper to season 150g unsalted butter, melted and clarified For the dressing 1 heaped tsp wholegrain mustard … Continue reading

Brined and Oven Roasted Turkey

  Ingredients For the turkey brine 6 litres water 1 large orange or 2 smaller (quartered) 250 grams maldon salt (or 125g / 12 cup table salt) 200g caster sugar 3 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 bouquet garni 2 onions (unpeeled and quartered) 4 tablespoons maple syrup 4 tablespoons runny honey stalks from 1 bunch fresh … Continue reading

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple

Ingredients (Serves 4) ½ Red Cabbage 25g Unsalted Butter 1 Red Onion, finely sliced 1 Cinnamon Stick ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg 2 fresh Bay Leaves 150ml Cider 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar 3 tbsp Light Muscavado Sugar 1 Granny Smith Apple, finely sliced   Method Finely slice the cabbage and cut the apple into … Continue reading

Extra Special Cranberry Sauce

If you follow us on Facebook then you would have already seen this recipe before Christmas as we gave our fans a sneaky preview as it tasted so good we just couldn’t help ourselves! Ingredients 500g Fresh Cranberries 250g Caster Sugar Zest and juice of 1 Orange 125ml Cider Vinegar 125ml water 1 cinnamon stick … Continue reading

Perfect Crispy Bacon and Chestnut Sprouts

If your usual boiled sprouts are getting a bit bland try our oven crispy sprouts with a splash of orange juice. Ingredients 0.5kg fresh Brussels Sprouts, cleaned and trimmed 6 rashers of thick-cut smoked streaky bacon, cut into lardons 200g of vacuum sealed chestnuts, roughly chopped Juice of half an orange Salt and freshly milled black … Continue reading

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