Maybe you think you don’t know much about the english cuisine, but, certainly, you have seen one dish or another in some series or film, some famous films are set in England, like, and. Maybe you know the apple pie, which is a very famous apple pie, this pie, and pies in general, are very typical recipes of British cuisine.
Have you ever been curious to know what typical dishes would go to the tables at the royal banquets?
English cuisine has three very traditional dishes: Roast Beef, roasted fillet with side dishes, Chicken Tikka Masala, a chicken stew with spices and strong Indian and Pakistani roots, and Fish and Chips, which is simply fish accompanied by French fries, is a very simple but very traditional British recipe. Check out these and more recipes from Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved homeland.
English cuisine recipes
1. Wellington Beef
The origin of the name of the dish is unknown, but some people claim that the first Duke of Wellington inspired it and others say that the name was given by a very patriotic English chef.
The main ingredient of the dish is the filet mignon, which is wrapped in mashed mushrooms or parma ham and covered with a layer of puff pastry. The meat is served very pink, rare and with red wine sauce.
400g of filet mignon Pinch of salt Pinch of black pepperOlive oil2 cloves of garlic400g of fresh mushrooms3 tablespoons of dijon mustard ½ cup of fresh cream1 packet of puff pastry8 slices of parma ham1 egg yolk
- Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. In a very hot skillet, the fillet must be sealed on all sides. Reserve in the refrigerator to cool. In a frying pan with oil, sauté the garlic and mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and, when the liquid has dried, add the mustard and the cream. Mix well until a consistent sauce, set aside. Mix 1 egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Arrange the slices of raw ham over the puff pastry. Arrange the mushrooms and the fillet. Roll the puff pastry so that it covers the entire surface of the fillet. Make light cuts in the puff pastry with the help of a knife. Brush the puff pastry with the beaten egg. Bake at 200 degrees for 40 minutes.
2. Fish and Chips
It is estimated that more than 382 million portions of the UK’s most famous dish are sold. The fish used is usually cod or sole which is breaded in a special pasta and fried in very hot fat. The potatoes are cut into thick sticks and fried twice, to cook the first time and be very crispy the second time, the dish also accompanies traditionally mashed peas.
350g of skinless white fish cut into strips2 cups all-purpose flour and a little to dust350 ml lager beer2 teaspoons of baking powderSalt and black pepper to taste
- Season the fish fillets with salt and pepper and set aside in the refrigerator. Sieve in a bowl the two cups of flour and the yeast, add salt and pepper. Add the beer gradually, mixing, until the dough stay smooth and homogeneous. The consistency of the dough is similar to that of a pancake. Let stand in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. In a saucepan, heat over high heat with plenty of oil. Remove the fish fillets from the refrigerator to coat. Pass each fillet in the wheat flour, remove the excess and then dip the fish in the beer batter, holding on to one end, until the pasta is covered. Fry the fish fillets in hot oil for 6 to 8 minutes , turning in half the time, until the dough is golden and crispy.Remove the fish from the pan and place on a platter with paper towels to drain the fat.Serve with the thick potato chips that should be fried twice and pea puree .
3. Bubble and Squeak
It is a dish usually made with leftover vegetables, bubbles are like pancakes, but mashed potatoes and a mixture of vegetables that are usually cabbage, peas and carrots, but can also be made with broccoli, brussels sprouts, among others. They are usually served with fried egg or roasted meat left over from the previous day.
500g of cooked or roasted vegetables (carrots, cabbage and peas) 500g of leftover mashed potatoes or boiled potatoes2 tablespoons of olive oil4 eggsSalt and chives to tasteSalt and pepper to taste
- In a bowl, pour and cut the vegetables into small pieces. Add the mashed potato and mix well, until smooth. Place the herbs and, if necessary, season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat and spread the mixture little by little, forming a kind of tortilla. Reduce the heat and cook until golden on the bottom, for about 5 to 6 minutes. Turn with the help of a spatula or a plate to brown the other side. Remove from the skillet, cut into four pieces and serve each with fried or poached eggs. Enjoy!
4. Apple Pie
In British culture, it is quite common to eat meat pies during main meals and pies are also very common in dessert recipes.
The apple pie takes a simple dough and is filled with caramelized apples and cinnamon. Contrary to what some people think, the apple pie is not from the United States, since the pies were made in England before the colonists brought the first apple seeds to North America.
2½ cups of wheat flour 1 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon of sugar200g of cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces¼ to ½ cup of cold water
For the filling:
¼ cup of wheat flour Juice of 1 lemon1.5 kg of apple 1 cup of sugar1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- In a food processor, pulse the flour, salt and sugar. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture looks like thick flour, with very small pieces of butter. Stir ¼ cup of cold water and pulse until the dough is still like a flour, but it sticks when pressed with your fingers. If necessary, add more ice water, but gradually add 1 spoon at a time. Take care not to stir the dough too much. Divide the dough in half, making 2 discs. Cover with plastic wrap and leave in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- Place the lemon juice and the peeled and sliced apples in a bowl. Add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and butter in pieces, stir to mix all the ingredients.
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees. Open the first disk of dough on a surface sprinkled with wheat flour and transfer the dough into a round pie pan. Leave a little left out. Place the apples and approximately ¼ cup of the broth left in the bowl. Open the second disk of pasta and place on top. Press the edge with your fingers to close the pie. Prick the surface of the dough with a fork. Place in the oven for 20 minutes at 220 degrees. Then lower to 180 degrees and bake for an additional 1 hour or so. If the dough begins to darken too much, place aluminum foil on top. Remove from the oven and serve the hot pie with a scoop of ice cream.
It is a layered dessert that appeared in British cuisine more than 300 years ago. It’s like a pave, it has a layer of cake, a layer of cream, a layer of fruit – usually strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, or other berries – and a layer of whipped cream. In some recipes, gelatine or fruit jelly is used.
4 cups (tea) of leftover cake60ml of cherry liqueur2 cups (tea) of red fruits (strawberry, raspberry, fresh cherry) and fruit for decoration200 ml of whipped cream already beaten
For the cream:
In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla bean or a teaspoon of the essence1.5 L fresh cream6 egg yolks6g cornstarch90g granulated sugar
- In a saucepan, add the vanilla bean cut in half with the zest of the seed paste and the cream. Cook until reduced by half. In a bowl, mix the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch until creamy. Gradually pour the hot cream into the egg mixture, stirring constantly. Return the pan to low heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, strain and cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the cream. Let cool.
- Cut the cake the size of the glass container where the trifle will be mounted. Put a layer of the cream first and then a slice of the cake. Spread some cherry liqueur on top of the cake for flavor and moisture. Place another layer of cream on top of the cake and then a layer of berries, add a portion of whipped cream over the fruit. order until the container is complete. Decorate with fruit on top and serve.
So, did any of these recipes make you hungry? Are you curious to try it?